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Food Storage

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:50 am
by jackel44-p40
I could never find a food storage calculator that kept track of your inventory and how much you needed.

I wrote a simple Excel Spread sheet. Their is not limitations you can change it how you feel.

My goal is for everyone to have their food storage.

You can download it here

I am not a writer ,but I even wrote instructions

I would apprecate any feed back

Moderator note: Link is no longer valid. See post #11.

Excellent work

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:30 am
by TallyWhoa
Hey Jackel,

Great job! I had done a similar thing with Excel trying to get my home storage a little more organized -- but yours is way fancier! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to transitioning my data when I get home tonight.

tutorial

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:27 am
by jackel44-p40
Thanks for looking at it.I wrote a tutorial. If you have any questions, let me know.

I will be updating it soon with the new prices and with the new weight changes.

if I have forgotten something let me know.

Matt

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:56 am
by craiger
This looks great! Thanks for sharing. There is also this app that seems decent: http://www.foodthinger.com/

Sharing

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:49 am
by D.Webanalyst-p40
Jackel,

Do you mind if I share this with others? What I have in mind is sending it out in a viral email and posting it online. Is that alright with you?

Sharing

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:35 am
by jackel44-p40
I do not mind if you give it everyone you see. I would rather have people interested in food storage than to get any credit.

I do make revisions, so I do like feedback.

but send away

Matt

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:58 pm
by D.Webanalyst-p40
jackel44 wrote:I do not mind if you give it everyone you see. I would rather have people interested in food storage than to get any credit.

I do make revisions, so I do like feedback.

but send away

Matt
Thank you Matt. Is there a reply/feedback address you want to include on your page? If so, please post it and I will send a link. That way you can post any revisions on the same page/link and people can go there to see the revisions, or to give you feedback. I am putting together some blogs. One could be a food storage blog with links to your pages, etc. That could also be a resource. If anyone has resources they would like me to add to the Food Storage Blog please let me know and I will be happy to add them.

Feed back address

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:49 pm
by jackel44-p40
You can have them send it to me at jackel44@neb.rr.com

thanks
Matt

Possible website referral

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:41 am
by Hawkmoon269-p40
Hello,

I just noticed LDS tech this morning and started an account immediately to respond to this forum. Food Storage is definitely a required quest for our family. I found www.trackmyfoodstorage.com once and downloaded their little software program (free, but an upgrade on subscription means more bells and whistles) and it seemed fairly effective on tracking. I haven't used it for a while. I am going to check out your excel sheet as I used them for almost everything. There are so many variables with food storage (what size can, how long has it been there, what if you need to use one and rotate one in) that it almost has to be a customizable template, so to speak. I'm going to jump back in to that website and take another look at my account and see if it's improved.

Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:08 am
by jackel44-p40
Hawkmoon269 wrote:Hello,

There are so many variables with food storage (what size can, how long has it been there, what if you need to use one and rotate one in) that it almost has to be a customizable template,.
You are right what if the person is allergic to wheat, You have to supplement with beans. Stand alone food storage calculators good or bad don't let you put the ratios you require.

Matt