While we LOVE using Thrive foods in our everyday cooking we joined Thrive because of the foods they offered for Food Storage. We were used to storing grains, legumes, and sugar from the typical food storage calculator you’ve probably all seen. With those types of foods in our food storage we always felt like certain foods were lacking. What about fruits, vegetables, and meats? That’s where Thrive came to the rescue. Keep reading to see how we’ve used Thrive to create an updated long term food storage calculator!
THE NEW CALCULATOR
After years of altering and making adjustments in our own storage plans we have created a “new” calculator that includes the missing foods. Because of this, you are in for a special treat today! We are sharing this calculator with you and hope it helps you as much as it has helped us balance out our storage plans.
The calculator is a simple 3 page handout plus insturctions that you print and fill out based on how many people you are storing for and can be customized based on what foods you actually want to store. We are so excited to share this with you and hope that you will pass it on to others who you feel may benefit from it.
Here are a few highlights on what the download contains.
- Easy to fill out
- Removes uncommon items
- Calorie based for 2000+ calories a day
- Customizable without being complicated
- Three printable charts (one for each category of foods)
DETAILED SHOPPING INSTRUCTIONS
- Best ways to buy each of the food groups
- Secrets for buying 6-packs at heavily discounted prices
- Tips for buying gradually at a budget you can afford
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EXCEL VERSION
STOCK UP GRADUALLY
If you follow our food storage babysteps you’ll know that we usually recommend you purchase a little bit every two weeks to gradually build up your food supply. Thrive offers a monthly delivery service that is perfect to go along with this plan. For just $100 a month you can become a preferred customer and get free shipping on all your freeze-dried items (which will be most of these additional foods you’ll be buying). We like to buy whichever foods are on our plan that happen to be on sale that month. It’s the best way to stock up for cheap and stay on your budget. Click here to learn more and get 20% off your first delivery!
- Jodi Weiss Schroeder
Jonnie Hammon says
Question I recently found out that the length of time t, hey remain good to eat, is quite different. Most is good for one year after opening, but ham is only good for two weeks after opening. Is there a listing for each food? I really would hate to serve my family something that I assumed was good, but had expired.
Jodi and Julie says
All items are 1-2 years except the ham and the turkey. The only reason those two are shorter is due to the fat content in the meat. You can extend it a little longer by storing in the fridge/freezer but it’s definitely something to be aware of!
nice- any chance this will be in excell spreadsheet form ?
Yes, any chance this will be an Excel sheet?
Jodi and Julie says
You can download our excel calculator at this link http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/babysteps/step-4-long-term-food-storage-planning/ The purpose of this one is slightly different and is more designed to be a printable handout.
Thank you for the Excel sheet
Ditto – I need this in an Excel Spreadsheet!
I use your long term storage calculator (the three month one), and love it! I consult it every time I go shopping so I can add something to my supply.
Marilyn Potter says
Will you be making a app for iPads, android tablets, etc for this calculator? It sure would come in handy for those of us who don’t have access to excel.
Linda Harrison says
I am wondering if you have something that allows one to update as items are added / used? For example, I have a case of beef dices, I used a couple of cans, then last fall there was another good sale (Black Friday) so I bought a couple more cases. I write the dates on each can when they arrive so I know which ones to use first, but I need some way of keeping track of how many cans total I have in storage without having to search through every single box.
I found a food storage app for my iPad and it works great!
And the name of this app would be?????
Thank you for creating this spread sheet! It is a major help with my food storage planning.