Everyone involved in food storage has wondered at one time or another, “How many pounds are in a 5 gallon bucket?” How many pounds of wheat? Of oats? Of sugar? Beans?

Wondering how many pounds are in a 5 gallon bucket? How many pounds of wheat or beans or rice or sugar will fit? This is the chart you need.

If you haven’t asked yourself how many pounds are in a 5 gallon bucket–or a #10 can for that matter–you will.

As you start getting into food storage, you will hear things like #10 can, gallon can, and 5 gallon bucket. These are the most common containers that people store food in.

But the problem we all run into is that many food storage calculators tell to store X number of pounds wheat, beans, sugar, or any other variety of things. And each item weighs a different amount per gallon. But they don’t tell you how many 5 gallon buckets or number 10 cans that is. This can make it hard to know how much to buy.

  • If you have three 5 gallon buckets, how many pounds of wheat can you fit in that bucket?
  • Or maybe you get 50 pounds of sugar–how many 5 gallon buckets do you need? How many #10 cans?
  • And beyond that, how many–and what size–oxygen absorbers do you need?

Aaak! Oxygen absorbers!?! As if figuring out how many pounds are in a 5 gallon bucket isn’t hard enough.

I have a solution! A quick printable.

But before I get to the printable that helps you with the How many pounds? problem, you will also need to know how to use oxygen absorbers. You can find an article that will teach you all about how to use oxygen absorbers the right way here.

Alrighty, on to the printable. Click HERE or on the image below to print a chart that will answer the “How many pounds are in a 5 gallon bucket?” question for the most common long term food storage items, as well as how many oxygen absorbers you need.

Wondering how many pounds will fit in a 5 gallon bucket of wheat? beans? Rice? This is the chart you need!

What do you want to know more about when it comes food storage? Do you find anything confusing or unclear? Let me know in the comments, and maybe I can help you out!