Standard and Metric Measurements

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May 9, 2016 / Comments (0)

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Standard and Metric Measurements

More Useful for Survival Than You Might Think!

In my recent research, I came across a complete chart of standard and metric measurements.

Now, I don’t pretend to be a wiz at this (math has never been my thing) — but, I will say this: having access to a complete chart such as this one presents a thought of “Well, this chart is a good piece of information to have because you just never know when it may come in handy!”…especially if a trade or bartering situation should arrive.

I’m sharing this chart with the readers of Survival Life as it may come in handy one day for you all as well.

Linear Measures

mile marker1 mile = 8 furlongs = 1,760 yards = 5,280 feet = 1.609 kilometers (km)

1 furlong = 10 chains = 220 yards = 201 meters (m)

1 chain = cricket pitch = 22 yards = 66 feet = 20 meters

1 yard (yd) = 3 feet = 0.9144 meters

1 foot (ft) = 12 inches = 0.3048 meters

1 inch (in) = 25.4 millimeters (mm)

 

Square Measures

farmland acres1 square mile = 640 acres = 259 hectares

1 acre = 10 square chains = 4,840 square yards = 0.405 hectares

1 rood = ¼ acre = 1,210 square yards = 1,011 square meters

1 square yard (sq yd) = 9 square feet = 0.836 square meters

1 square foot (sq ft) = 144 square inches = 9.29 square decimeters

1 square inch (sq in) = 6.45 square centimeters

 

Cubic Measures

cubic measurements1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet = 0.765 cubic meters

1 cubic foot = 1,728 cubic inches = 0.028 cubic meters

1 cubic inch = 16.4 cubic centimeters

 

Capacity Measure

metric measuring cup1 bushel = 4 pecks = 64 pints = 8 gallons = 30.28 liters

1 peck = 2 gallons = 16 pints = 7.568 liters

1 gallon (gal) = 4 quarts = 8 pints = 3.785 liters

1 quart (qt) = 2 pints = .946 liters

1 pint (pt) = 16 fluid ounces = 4 gills = 0.473 liters

1 gill = 4 fluid ounces = 0.118 liters

1 fluid ounce (fl oz) = 1.8 cubic inches = 0.029 liters

 

Weight

shutterstock_2888126181 ton = 20 hundredweight = 2,240 pounds = 1.016 metric tons

1 hundredweight (cwt) = 4 quarters = 112 pounds = 50.80 kilograms (kg)

1 quarter = 2 stones = 28 pounds = 12.70 kilograms

1 stone = 14 pounds = 6.35 kilograms

1 pound (lb) = 16 ounces = 7,000 grains = 0.45 kilograms

1 ounce (oz) = 16 drams = 28.35 grams (g)

1 dram (dr) = 27.3 grains = 1.772 grams

1 grain (gr) = 0.065 grams

 

If you have a story in which this chart has come in handy for you, share with us in the comments below!

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