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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In your opinion if I have to feed 2 adults how many real servings will we get from a Mountain House #10 can. I'm thinking one decent meal. Thanks.:)
  2. Food and water
    I bucket 25 lbs of rice. Hubby assesses our food storage by calories, so in his mind, this equals X numbers of days of food. I, however, know we're not going to be eating just rice! I think of it in terms of "meals," like... some rice with a can of chunky soup over it equals two meals...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am looking for a combo of the best tasting with options for different flavors and also the most nutritious options. Please let me know what you have tried and what you thought about the product. I also want to know the impact it had on your energy output and moral in the field. I have had...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Headed out for about 10 days at the end of next month. I do mostly oats in the morning and rice or something in the evening, but I might have some fresh fish available. Other than that, I'll probably bring along a couple pounds of sausages and brined beef. I'm fine with packing heavy in the...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I buy Name brand canned goods,It is not worth it to buy the cheap canned goods. They have to cut corners in alot of areas to get the price down.Del Monte or Green Giant for me! On sale they are as competitive in price anyway! http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-03/31/content_9664992.htm...
  6. Food and water
    I was wondering if anyone has ever tried making their own homemade long term storage dry meals ... and if anyone has any simple, over the counter, long term storage ideas they'd like to share. Here are a couple of examples I have employed using a little imagination: 1 pd box pasta, dried...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    ...it appears even monkeys will give up a food they like just to have variety. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100315125649.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We have been working on how many meals we have stored up and where we need to go to meet our goals. I had no idea how hard this is to get a accurate figure on this. Deciding what constitutes a meal based on 2500-3000calorie days per person. I would appreciate anyone who has mastered this to...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In thinking of preps and a long term SHTF situation. Having a meal of say meat and two veggies with bread/carb may not be of option after a lengthy time. So, nutrients have to be found via other sources. I've read conflicting information regarding protein. Are animal protein and vegetable...
  10. Food and water
    How long would a fifty pound bag last for 1 adult. I am hoping to get mylar bags and 5 gallon buckets to better store what I have. I was just curious how much rice an adult would go through in a year. Thanks for your help. I have greatly appreciated this forum and the encouargement, insight...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Have anyone here thought of doing this? Creating 365 meals for your family premade in a sealed mylar bag. This is a great idea. For a giggle watch his top 10 reasons why people do not have food storage.:D:
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I would like to get your ideas and strategies as it relates to Shtf meals and planning and cost per meal. Considering a 1500-2000 calorie per day per adult. Of course that could change due to work loads so to keep it simple and easier to calculate lets stick to 1500-2000 calories My meals will...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This started out as a secondary discussion about using "Deer Corn" and I believe that it is important enough for it's own thread. What should be the priority during a long term crisis? If you have some stored dry grain and beans (Wheat, Oats, Field Corn, Pinto Beans for instance) should you...
  14. Food and water
    Some people say yes some say no. My opinion is you could live a very long time on rice and beans alone. And if you could manage to throw in some broths and veggies you could live a very long healthy life on this. Other cultures have proven this. What are your opinions?
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Came across this: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?ec=BC-EC27666-ProdID11333214&pos=0&whse=BC&topnav=&prodid=11219554&lang=en-US Basic preparation will impact the probability of your family’s survival in an emergency. Delicious and easy to prepare. Each bucket contains 275 servings...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For those of you that are prepped for the worst case scenarios, how much food do you have stored? How many months worth of food? How many calories per day do you plan to eat? A cup of dry white rice is about 600 calories. About 80 cups fit in a 5 gallon bucket. One bucket of rice then will...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok so i got bored with the clunky old food calculator I have and made this basic list to keep around my storage area. We hand write in the additional things we need then pick them up, constantly rotating stock. Its very basic and simple to use. Some info added for examples. Put your items in...
  18. Food and water
    Hi everybody, this is my first post. About 9 months ago my wife and I started feeling that we needed to get moving on our food storage, so went out and bought quite a bit of food staples. We bought wheat, rice, pasta, beans, oats, sugar etc, along with growing our supply of canned goods. What...
  19. Urban Survival
    For the sake of discussion, a disaster hit and you had to pull out your rice and bean stocks. You take your 20 pound bag of rice, scoop up a measure - how much would you measure out and cook per meal? My wife and I are figuring about 1/2# (8oz)per day of rice for a family of 4. But we need to...
  20. Urban Survival
    Downloads: A new file has been added by kev: Food Storage Work Sheet This file was submitted by Cliffhanger. This file is an excel spreadsheet that helps calculate food and water requirements for a family unit.
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