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Do You Have Enough Food For Emergencies- Count The Calories- How Long Will Food Storage Last

Do You Have Enough Food For Emergencies- Count The Calories- How Long Will Food Storage Last


how long will food storage last long term food storage long lasting food survive any crisis biggest prepping mistake how much stored food is enough calories in emergency food storage hi it’s AlaskaGranny prepper have you thought
about how long will your sensible prepper food storage really last we tend to think we’ve got
piles of cans stockpiles of shelves mountains of long term food storage prepping food we probably have more
than enough food but a way to think about and measure the amount of stored food you have
decide how long your food storage will really last is to figure out how many
total calories you have in your stored food the average adult would need
approximately 2,000 calories per day it’s always going to be a little less calories
for tiny people more calories for large people but if you just try to figure it at
2,000 calories per person per day it makes your math easier so when you look at your stored food long term emergency food storage you
want to figure out how many total calories do you have not necessarily how
many total servings of food if you read the food labels and you multiply the number of servings
times the calorie count calories per serving you’ll know how many calories are in each food item
2,000 calories for 14 days would equal 28,000 calories
2,000 calories a day for 30 days would be 60,000 calories all the food I have
here looks like it would be lots and lots of long term long lasting emergency food but I totaled up the food storage mistakes total
calories and it’s only 10 days worth of food for one person get out your
calculator and do some simple math two servings 250 calories each so the can
has 500 calories two servings 180 calories makes 360 calories two servings
220 calories makes 440 calories 3.5 servings 20 calories makes 70 calories
14 servings 190 calories 2600 60 calories 2 servings 50 calories 100
calories 2.5 servings 20 calories 50 calories that’s another good reason to
store number 10 of basic foods rice has 54 servings 160
calories each for 8640 calories the beans have 50 servings 150 calories
7,500 calories if you add those two together that’s not very many days worth
of food if you eat it just yourself does that put into perspective that maybe you
need more food than you thought just knowing how many servings doesn’t
necessarily help you to know if you have enough food storage in times of real need people
are going to need extra calories not fewer calories and you need nutrient-dense
calories look at some of the emergency foods like
MREs have approximately 800 to 1,200 calories you would need two MRE’s per
person per day the Wise emergency food storage packets each one is
designed to serve four people but there’s only 250 calories per person so
you would need two full bags of food for each person for each day for 2000 calories per person per day it takes a lot
of food to keep people going it’s a new way to realize that you probably need a
lot more food than you think I try to stockpile food thinking
breakfast lunch and dinner that I have servings of a wide variety of foods but counting calories
it’s also a good way to check that you have enough food or as much as you think you
do by running some simple math pick out one of your cans of food multiply serving times
calories per serving and that’ll tell you how many calories are in each can or
package of food stockpile foods that your family will actually eat don’t buy foods that
no one likes it’s a waste of money and it’s a waste of your pantry space get a
variety so you don’t have food fatigue and then just keep building a little at
a time and every time you shop buy a few more cans packages of food add it to your prepping long term emergency food
stockpile and rotate the food items before you know it you’ll have the confidence and
the security knowing that you’ll be able to provide the food that you need no
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11 thoughts on “Do You Have Enough Food For Emergencies- Count The Calories- How Long Will Food Storage Last”

  1. Thanks for this video. I was calculating on servings. Counting the calories makes much more sense.
    Also, what brand of powdered milk do you recommend?

  2. HORRIBLY UNTRUE!!!!!!!! CHRIST LIVED 40 DAYS 40 NIGHTS.IVE DONE 2 WEEKS.THAT MRE IS THE RATION FOR A SOLDIER FOR A ENTIRE 24 HRS.IVE LIVED ON ISLANDS WHERE WHOLE FAMILIES LIVED ON A BOWL OF RICE A DAY EVERY DAY FOR THERE ENTIRE LIVES.WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS VERY VERY DANGEROUS FROM THE POINT IDIOTS WILL THINK THERE STARVING TO DEATH AND WANT TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE JUST TO GET A MEAL…VERY STUPID.A GROWN MAN CAN LIVE WITH VERY LITTLE FOOD FOR MANY YEARS.AS LONG AS HE HAS WATER!!!!!!!

  3. Excellent points, again. I do tend to think servings, not calories. I eat like a bird, stay busy all day, and rarely think about food. I guess I should give it more thought. Thanks, AG. šŸ’—

  4. I have enough food in two houses for 2 months if things get bad. I have plenty of canned foods, and plenty of liquids to drink and my food will go farther than the drinks I have, but there is always the water I can drink if all the other drinks out out.

  5. Great method for planning food storage needs and helps to create a purchasing schedule. Love your videos, and your grandbaby ALWAYS makes me smile. Befallen with sudden aches, fever, sore throat. Just in from work: Hot bath (healthy supply of epsom salts), ginger lemon tea, lemon juice, honey and good whisky. So far, it's the pause that refreshes. NO WAY would I want to be navigating traffic feeling like this. šŸ™ Emergencies come in many flavors; Be prepared. Thanks and take good care, AG.

  6. Alaska Granny, you have an excellent way of breaking down these topics in a way that is logical and easy to understand.

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