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Online-Calculator for Emergency Provisions

This calculator is based on dietary needs of adults, kids and juveniles and takes the water-content of popular canned food in account. 

It is based on information gained from various german and english speaking sources regarding the caloric needs, divided in protein, carbohydrates and fats. 

Storing Emergency food

Store in a cool and dark, but dry place. Pay attention to best-before dates. Canned food in undamaged containers usually lasts a lot longer than those dates. 

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This is a work in progress. Please feel free to give feedback. 


We researched different sources and recommendations for dietary needs and the amount of water that should be stored in order to have enough calories for a sustained physical activity level (PAL) of 1.8. 

Kids from 0-10 years: 90kcal/kg body weight, 50ml of water/kg
Youth form 11-18 years: 90kcal/kg body weight, 40ml of water/kg
Adults (18+): 45cal/kg body weight, 30ml of water/kg

Recommended ratio of calories: 28% fats, 60% carbo-hydrates, 12% of protein. 

You can adjust your calculation to your PAL, for sustained sitting out of a crisis, we assumed a PAL of 1.2. 


D-A-CH Referenzwerte für die Nährstoffzufuhr, 2. Auflage, 2. aktualisierte Ausgabe 2016

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