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There is obviously a lot of discussion about food storage on these boards. What I haven't seen is a lot of discussion regarding how a person would control their food supply in a SHTF situation. To me, being able to control your food supply seems just as important as what you store and how much your store in the first place.

For me, as I keep my inventory of what food I have, I am also logging its nutritional value including calories, protein, fat content and serving size. My plan would be to maintain strict portion control based on a predetermined number of calories. My max calories per day would be 2500, knowing that there would be days that I would eat less leaving me a safety factor with my plan. I have the standard measuring cups, and also have an old school scale that does not require batteries in order to get accurate amounts.

Do you have a plan for food supply control, or do you have enough food that you can just stuff your face as desired during an extended situation? I would be curious to hear how other people plan on doing this.
 

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with where i work we have to control our clients caloric intake, so I already know what is what when it comes to portion/ calories. It is pretty much second nature to me, do I worry about it right now, no, will I after yes, my concern will be getting enough calories per day, not too much. and to go along with that making sure that those calories are protien, and not junk..
 

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Simple really.

Food control will decided by situation faced divided by volume of stores and the likelihood of adding replacements.

Lots of inventory carry one further than less.

No telling how the workload/food intake thing will play out until if, or when, the time comes.

Replacing food stores and generating new food would be necessary in an extended situation, thus the 1-2 year goal of reserves that is benchmark for many worried about sourcing food in a worse case scenario.

As far as I can tell, a persons stored preparations, even food, have a 99%+ chance of being needed/used for monetary and weather related issues and not because the system has failed and U.S. citizens cannot eat.

It takes quite a bit of time, money, networking food producing locals, storage space, growing and preserving, farm-handing, learning foraging, studying nutrition, staying fit and a dozen other critical areas... and it CAN be done.

The most critical thing, in my opinion, is a strong will to persevere no matter what. Mom used to call it "pioneer spirit". Tools, supplies and training are necessary, but will carry a person only so far. In a crisis, the deciding factor of survival is weighted towards those that can keep composure, think clearly and act accordingly.

Technically, a raccoon has a higher functioning intellect than a crow.
How many road-kill crows have you ever seen?

Yes, I store a large amount of food for a number of reasons and all of them make sense.
 
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