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Title: Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket
Post by: tash on October 21, 2008, 02:08:29 PM
I forget where I found this information (it was on some internet forum) but I thought it would help those looking to store food in buckets. When I find something I like I copy it to a word document and save it off to my preps folder.

Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket

Navy Beans - 38.85 lbs
Hulled Rice - 36.55 lbs
Rough Rice - 27.99 lbs
Flour - 28.75 lbs
Rolled Oats - 14.75 lbs
Roasted Coffee Beans - 20.99 lbs
Shelled Corn - 34.99 lbs
Powdered Milk - 21.75 lbs
Shelled Peanuts - 31.1 lbs
Fine Salt - 58.31 lbs
Brown Sugar - 34.98 lbs
Granulated Sugar - 41.20 lbs
Wheat - 37.32 lbs

If you come across any more let me know and I'll be sure to add it.

Hope this helps.

-Tash
Title: Re: Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket
Post by: archer on October 21, 2008, 02:53:21 PM
Good find Tash!
Title: Re: Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on October 21, 2008, 03:23:28 PM
Good find Tash!

Ditto, very insightful.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket
Post by: Stein on October 21, 2008, 04:19:07 PM
Here is what I could fit in 6 gallon buckets with just enough room for the mylar bags to be closed, folded and sealed.

White flour 43 pounds
White rice 43 pounds
White sugar 45 pounds
Title: Re: Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket
Post by: ColdHaven on October 21, 2008, 04:22:48 PM
I have been wondering about this myself. I have a 20 pound bag of pentos with an extra 5 pounds in a 5 gallon, but they are still in their bags. They might hold more than 30 lbs of pentos. I filled another 5 gallon with 20 pounds of rice and 10 pounds of lentils.  :D
Title: Re: Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket
Post by: tash on October 21, 2008, 05:54:01 PM
Here is what I could fit in 6 gallon buckets with just enough room for the mylar bags to be closed, folded and sealed.

White flour 43 pounds
White rice 43 pounds
White sugar 45 pounds

Thanks Stein. I'll edit my post to include your finding for 6 gallon buckets. Good job. :)
Title: Re: Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket
Post by: MommaBear 4 on March 21, 2019, 10:56:45 AM
Found this thought it would be helpful.
http://foodstoragemadeeasy.net/2011/03/10/10-cans-and-5-gallon-buckets-how-much-can-they-hold/
Title: Re: Product in pounds per 5 gallon bucket
Post by: Redman on March 21, 2019, 11:54:17 AM
Here is another perhaps more comprehensive.

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/information-center/packing-your-own-food-storage/how-much-food-fits-in-a-container