If you are amongst the millions of people who have existed in a bubble, refusing to admit that “it could happen here”, and have not put away a little food for a rainy day/month/year – I have a quick, cheap, easy way for you to get prepared and give yourself some peace-of-mind.
Close approximations are used here, to offer guidance. If you’re in a very active situation where you’re burning through tons of calories a day, you will need to make adjustments. A normal adult needs 1200 calories a day as an absolute minimum. For my baseline, I am assuming that you are one person, attempting to eat for survival, for one year… and you’re shopping at Sam’s.
250lbs – Enriched Long Grain Rice – $84 @ Sam’s
419 servings (1.5 cups dry / 3 cups cooked – a lot of rice)
960 calories / 18 grams protein / 210g carbs
- Pancake Mix (bread source)
40lbs (4ea 10lbs resealable bags – Krusteaz) – $7ea / $28
420 servings (1/3 cup dry / 3 pancakes)
150 calories / 4g protein / 31g carbs
- Lard (creamy liquid shortening)
35lbs – emulsifier / pan lubricant – $28
3tbsp servings – 404 calories/day
Seasonings ($30 worth) be sure to get dehydrated onions/mixes/bouillon to change up flavors. Don’t forget salt. Your body needs it. Look at the Sam’s website for ideas. I’m not holding your hand here.
10ea jugs – 64 oz Mrs Butterworth’s Syrup – $3.50ea / $35
1/4 cup serving – 220 calories / 56g carbs
All totaled you’re looking at 1760 calories/day for MORE THAN one year, at a total cost of a whopping $205.
There is no reason that any of you can’t be prepared for a full year in the next month. If money is too tight, mow some lawns.
I promise you’d rather have it & not need it – than need it & not have it!