Building an emergency supply of food storage is one of the easiest things to do because food is readily available (at this time) and you have a wide variety of foods and prices to pick and choose from – based on how much you want to spend. Within your 72-hour emergency kit (kept in your vehicle), a major consideration is to have enough food to survive 72-hours for each person who may likely be in the car at any one time. Consider foods that are less likely to spoil or melt while kept in a warm vehicle during the summer, while also being similarly conscious of freezing temperatures during the winter. Since it is very likely that you will be carrying your bug out bag, the food should be as light weight as reasonably possible while still providing the calories you will need. I dare say that most sheeple have only a week (maybe two) of consumable food in their homes – while many other sheeple have far less than that!
The fact that it’s so easy to build up a 3 week food storage, is one good reason to store even more.
After you have established a comfortable food storage of 3 weeks to 3 months, then you can begin to focus on the really long term food storage. Long term food storage typically consists of not only more regular food consumables, but also bulk storage of dry goods and other foods fit for the long term. Modern Survival Blog has lots of articles relating to food storage, so search around the site for more advice and opinion. Building a supply of long term food storage will cap off your overall food storage plan, providing you with food insurance and preparedness for life. Once you have reached your goal, you will be amazed at the sense of self-reliance that comes along with it. Survival blog topics for a life of preparedness and risk awareness; emergency and disaster or threats thereof. When deciding how much foods to add to your emergency supply, the most important rule to remember is to go by CALORIES, not by serving size. Food companies and manufacturers (and emergency food companies) have different definitions for what constitutes a serving. If they list the calories-per-serving, then multiply by 4 for the total number of calories in the package.
If they simply list total calories, and they call it 4 servings, then they are saying that each serving is only the total divided by 4. Many people make the incorrect assumption that a serving size should contain enough calories for a complete meal.


Focus on the amount of calories in the whole package instead of the number of servings per package. For example, don’t expect an entree meal of a typical emergency food package to contain enough calories to complete your calorie intake.
A hard work day cutting down trees and moving storm debris will require more calories than sitting around all day.
Going by these figures, an adult male needs more than 900 calories per meal, assuming three meals per day, for an active lifestyle. The first step is to figure out how many total calories you and your family consume on a daily basis.
This becomes the minimum number of calories that you need to have in your food storage program. Because the prepper movement has become a phenomenon, unscrupulous companies have begun selling products to very new folks who know very little about nutrition, but they have decided to invest what little assets they have into creating a provisions cache. If you made a mistake and purchased food items, often dehydrated food items, and now realize they won’t cover you for the time period you assumed, there is still hope. In many cases, one can simply add edible oil to the dehydrated food to cheaply boost calories. The best long evidence we have for the benefits of fat can be found in the day-to-day activities of Appalachian Trail hikers. A 3 month food storage supply is not that difficult to achieve while focusing on the foods that you normally eat. Here’s one article containing a food storage calculator for 1 year of bulk foods, which may provide some insight for long term food storage. For years I worked construction which meant that in the winter I was at the whim of the weather. In truth, there are no standards for serving sizes; they are only suggested portions by the manufacturer. Look into supplementing it with other foods, snacks, drinks, fruits, vegetables, rice, etc.. In almost every case, supplementing fat into their diet resulted in a major boost of energy.
In general, teenage and adult males may need 2800 calories per day, while teenage and adult females may require 2200, and children 13 and under may use 1400 calories.


The longer period of time you can supply for the better, but most people can’t afford to go out and buy a year’s worth of food without some prior planning and budgeting. Especially fiber, not much of that in supplements, unless you use Metamucil or something, which isn’t nearly as good for you as fiber from the food you eat.
Almost all Appalachian Trail hikers lose a lot of weight under the strain of all that hiking and work.
Build up your food storage supply as big as you need in order to feel safe and to be able to provide for your family in any disaster situation. Personally, for my car kit, I keep a variety of items including canned foods such as beef stew, canned chicken and beef. Buy a couple 1 or 2 pound bags of rice and various beans at your local grocery store and you’ve got the basics covered.
There is a good chance that coconut oil might help folks with hyperthyoidism and Alzheimer’s disease. Don’t forget the can-opener, and remember that you can eat food right out of the can without cooking it. The key is to examine the number of calories versus it’s weight, while maintaining some decent nutritional value. Beef and chicken bullion cubes can also be purchased cheaply and I’ve used 4 year old cubes with no ill effects. If your like most people and sit around after work and not go to the gym your possibly not in the best shape. If you have supplements to give your body what it NEEDS (and not a double cheese burger) you can actually eat very little food and still work, gain weight and muscle and be in better shape than if you ate burgers. The reason they say 2000 calories is to try and give a number that your body will need after a strenuous day at work, not sitting in a chair answering phones.



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