I know that I am working toward a one year supply. Twice a year I buy basic foodstuffs (wheat, beans, dried milk, honey, etc) from a semi-local food co-op for terrific prices, and throughout the year I will stock up on rock-bottom sale prices at grocery stores, or buy some #10 cans of freeze-dried fruits or vegetables when they go on sale at other places I watch. I wondered how I was doing toward my goal. I wanted to know what areas my storage is beefy in, and what areas I might be neglecting, and I wanted a way to track what I add to my food reserve. To help me, I found several free online food storage analyzers.
Here are some you can try and see which format you like best. The contents are all basically the same.
This website (in the top section) has several downloadable forms. This website is Debbie's, and she's the woman who runs our semi-local food co-op. She is amazing, with her dedication and emergency preparedness know-how. I ended up using this one, from Food Storage Made Easy, because it was easier on my eyes.
So, I spent yesterday tallying up what food storage I have on hand and entering it into my new analyzer (which I just saved to my desktop). It doesn't count lots of extra things I have, like canned goods, nonfood items, or all my fruits and vegetables, for example, but it does keep an accounting of basic food storage--life sustaining food storage. I found out I'm about halfway to my wheat goal, and my honey storage is sufficient, but I need more dry milk, oil, and rice, for example. This helps me to focus my future purchases where they're needed most to round out our storage.
I love knowing where I am in relation to where I'm going! It adds to the peace of feeling prepared.