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I am currently trying out Augason farms 30 Day Food Storage Emergency All-in-One Pail.

My plan is to follow the 30 day meal plan included with the bucket. I am going to use this for all my meals for the next 30days (October 1st - October 30th). I will be documenting my results/findings here

My meals will be made up of the following.
Instant Potatoes (30 servings)
Macaroni & Cheese (30 servings)
Creamy Potato Soup (30 servings)
Cheesy Broccoli Rice (30 servings)
Creamy Chicken Rice (30 servings)
Hearty Vegetable Blend (30 servings)
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal (40 servings)
Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative (80 servings)

I am also adding to this 10 items that you will more then likley fin d in every home in america. These are to make my life a little easier but not make my life a living hell.
The 10 items are. 1 box teabags,
1 x pack Stevia packets (sweetener)
1 x box non dairy powdered creamer.
1 x pack animal crackers.
2 x bag jolly ranchers candy.
2 x bags of jerky.
1 x 2 liter bottle of coke
1 x can of Orange tang
Spice and suace packets (instead of 1 x 5lb bag of rice.)

I will be documenting , My weight each day (the planed meals are only 1850 calories) i am expecting some weight loss, I will be documenting the taste and look of the food and generally how i feel after eating.

So to start it of

===== DAY ONE ===== Weight 188.5 lb
-Breakfast -
2 servings Maple oatmeal, 1 serving Morning Moo (powdered milk)
Had a busy morning so this meal was skipped. Now i have extra for when im feeling hungry
-Lunch -
2 servings Creamy potato soup, 1 serving Morning Moo.
So to make the milk its just mix with water - i made up 10 servings and put it in the fridge (who wants warm milk). The one serving i did have tasted like slightly sweetened milk.
The Potato soup took about 20 minutes to cook (you need to simmer to thicken) It comes out more yellow looking and was a little lumpy but overall tasted pretty good, it dose contain what i think might have been some vegetables. I threw in a couple of animal crackers for some texture.
-Dinner-
2 servings mac and cheese, 2 servings hearty vegetables, 1 serving Morning Moo,
Mac and cheese was ok, the powdered cheese was a little bit hard to mix in, had to heat up to get it to melt. The Hearty vegetables - Well OMG tasted like cardboard, No flavor what so ever, I think next time i will have to add something to it to make it palatable maybe some curry powder or ketchup.
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I would feel better, and you probably would too, if none of those 1800 calories came from drink mixes. Although I do think Morning Moo is a good product.
I wish you the best of luck.
And I had no idea they still made Tang.
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I bought one of those buckets (late last year or early this year).

I haven't yet been able to get back home and try it out. (I bought it online and had it shipped to my address in Vegas..I currently live overseas.) I plan to eat it when I'm back home and order more if I like it.
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And I had no idea they still made Tang.
comes in a big can from sams and costco. about $7 for i think 10 gallons
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And I had no idea they still made Tang.
It comes in a few flavors now.
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I predict you will be pretty hungry
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Good luck! So many carbs, your poor blood sugar levels!
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comes in a big can from sams and costco. about $7 for i think 10 gallons
Auguson farms also sells lts powdered orange drink which is essentially tang.
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Wow brave move, interesting to hear how soon you get tired of everything. I think you are going to have to be really strict or else you will eat up all the nicer stuff. Wise idea about the extras (storage hint!) - I'd add sauces (BBQ & sweet chilli for me), parmesan cheese, sultanas, dried herbs even sprouts (though I don't normally eat them 30 days without anything fresh seems harsh). Or maybe learn a few edible weeds and add them (if you can forage some away from roads). Good on you for giving it a go but don't be down if you can't stick - advertising, even walking past shops/cafes is going to be torture.
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Subscribed also, will be interesting for sure to see how well it goes. Good luck.
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Thank you for doing this, I've subscribed to see how it goes.
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interested as well!
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very interested too. please keep us up to date.
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I have one of these buckets sitting here too. I always wanted to try something like this with it but there is no way I could set it up for more than one week at this point. I'm very interested to see how this turns out.
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Well coming into day 2, i have learnt a few things,

The cook times, i dont usually cook in my house, My wife or Mother in law cooks. I will cook on occasion, but not every day. looking at the recipes it will take on average 30 minutes to prep and cook each meal. i have to find this time.

Zip lock bags are your friend, each bag inside contains 10 servings or so. Once opened you will need zip lock bags or other storage container to store them in.

Breakfast is an important meal. Yesterday i skipped it, today im eating it. I very rarely eat breakfast but i think i need these calories.

A jolly rancher between meals really dose help take the edge off.

i am adding a spice/sauce mix to go with these buckets to help change it up a little. The hearty vegetable mix is just unpalatable without it. So i am ditching my 5lb rice bag for a this instead.
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===== DAY TWO ===== Weight 188 lb
-Breakfast -
2 servings Maple oatmeal, 1 serving Morning Moo (powdered milk)
Not that bad, will use a litle less water tommorow, today it was a little wet for my liking
-Lunch -
2 servings mac and cheese, 2 servings hearty vegetables, 1 serving Morning Moo,
Mac and cheese had the same problem with the cheese clumping, Any ideas ?
With the vegetables i added a little curry powder and it definitely tasted better. Will try add just salt tomorrow and see if that helps.
-Dinner-
Had lunch late today (4pm) and decided to skip dinner, Again wil be kept to one side for if/when i feel hungry.

So as for how i feel. Well i miss food lol. My daughter (5ys) made chocolate pudding for desert today and i had to skip it. ive been eating a jolly between each meal.
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You've got an adventure ahead of you... thanks for posting about this!

Clumping Cheese: When mixing powders with liquids, it's best to start with a small amount of liquid, the powder, and a fork to mash the two together with. Add a lil more liquid and mash some more... this should make a puree effect, rather than a lumpy texture. Adding the liquid into the puree will produce a creamier sauce.

I even use this method with my wasabi and soy sauce to make it creamy instead of soy sauce with lumps of wasabi. :-)

Hope that helps!
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Interesting - you are going to lose weight. A lot, I suspect. I hope you checked with your doctor before starting down this road....

I don't see any real fat in that 'diet' - consider adding some real peanut butter or at least some peanuts.

Didn't see any protein past what little is in the white drink that looks like milk... - over 30 days, may not too big an issue (it is an issue but shouldn't kill you). I can't speak to the jerky as you didn't list a brand/size of package.

I'm assuming you are taking some kind of vitamin and mineral supplement?

BTW - Moo isn't milk - whey is a byproduct of cheese production. Ingredients are in order of % of product.....

INGREDIENTS:
Sweet whey, [B]creamer (coconut oil, corn syrup solids, sodium caseinate ][a milk derivative], dipotassium phosphate, sugar, mono and diglycerides, polysorbate 80, sodium silicoaluminate, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, soy lecithin), [/B nonfat milk, sugar, guar gum, vitamin A, vitamin D

NO thanks on that......


I see people buying these "buckets" and then think they're covered.


They are not.

You need fats, protein, and minerals for a balanced diet. Some folks love to trash black beans and rice but those two items - and some real non-fat dry milk, peanut butter (or canned cheese, canned butter or other fats) are a far better, and less expensive, choice for LTS.


That said, I've subscribed to this thread -

I hope you continue to post daily. I'd really like to see how you fair over time. So, really, THANKS - for taking the time to do this "science experiment" and post the results. Should be educational for everyone.
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===== DAY THREE ===== Weight 186.5
-Breakfast -
2 servings Maple oatmeal, 1 serving Morning Moo (powdered milk)
Quick cooked I today useing the kettle, boiled the water,and let the oatmeal,sit I. It for 3 minutes before eating. Tasted the same as the cook on the stove for 1minute after booing water method. (Saves me a few minutes and cleaning a pot)
-Lunch - 2 servings potato soup, 1 serving Morning Moo,
I very much enjoy the taste of this. That being sai I can see it geting old quick.
-Dinner-
Mac and cheese, hearty vegetables and morning moo. Added garlic salt to the eatables and it had a lot more flavor. Tried mixing the cheese powder into the macaronie slowly and stirring as I did. Still clumping.

Not sure what happened with the weigh drop today( I reweighe myself 3 times) I think it maybe because I skipped dinner. And also maybe so weather loss as I have been drinking more water.

I do take a daily vitamin and have done so before staring this. This is a diet with very little fiber so you can guess what that's doing. More updates to follow.
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