How Much Will It Hold?

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by UncleJoe, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    How much bulk fits in a 5 gallon bucket or a #10 can?

    Food Item ____#10 Can _____5 Gallon Bucket

    Wheat ___________5 pounds ___37 pounds
    White Flour _____4.5 pounds ___33 pounds
    Cornmeal ______4.3 pounds____33 pounds
    Popping Corn _____5 pounds ___37 pounds
    Rolled Oats _____2.5 pounds ___20 pounds
    White Rice ______5.3 pounds ___36 pounds
    Spaghetti _______3.9 pounds ___30 pounds
    Macaroni _______3.1 pounds ____21 pounds
    Dried Beans ____5.6 pounds ____35 pounds
    Lima Beans _____5.4 pounds ____35 pounds
    Soy Beans _______5 pounds ____33 pounds
    Split Peas ________5 pounds ____33 pounds
    Lentils _________5.5 pounds ____35 pounds
    White Sugar ____5.7 pounds ____35 pounds
    Brown Sugar ___4.42 pounds ____33 pounds
    Powdered Milk ____3 pounds _____29 pounds
    Powdered Eggs __2.6 pounds ____20 pounds

    AND NOW YOU KNOW! :)
     
  2. backlash

    backlash Well-Known Member

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    I bought 2 25 pound bags of rice last week and each one filled a 5 gallon bucket.
    I bought 50 pounds of flour last week also and it took 2 buckets and I had some left over.
     

  3. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    vibrate it on the floor for a few minutes & it will settle some, then you can add more :sssh:
     
  4. OldCootHillbilly

    OldCootHillbilly Reverend Coot

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    Thanks UncleJoe, good info ta have!
     
  5. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    And now I know ...

    ;)

    Thanks
     
  6. horseman09

    horseman09 Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Thanks UncleJoe. I'll print that one out.
     
  7. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    laminated and placed on my bunker... eerrr root cellar door :D
     
  8. carolexan

    carolexan Junior Member

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    That's a good guide but find the amounts vary in my buckets. I only get 12 lbs of powder milk in a 5 gal bucket... go figure:surrender:
     
  9. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Uncle Joe for this list--not perfect because I may not fill my bucket like most here---but a great guide when purchasing to fill with one item.;)
     
  10. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    I think that's what the intention was; a general guide. I had guessed that I was getting 30-35lbs of wheat in each bucket so it appears to be fairly close.
     
  11. CulexPipiens

    CulexPipiens Still waiting for the zombies.

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    I've seen similar amounts go into a 1 gallon mylar bag as UncleJoe lists for the #10 can.