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Re: 1 Year Food Storage for Under $300

Postby Ghoti » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:33 am

Just a quick heads up. Upon reading this resurrected thread the amount of calorie/food needed for a year supply felt way off. So I crunched some calorie numbers for the scotch broth recipe and found it falls way low for one year supply of food.
My math teacher said to always show my work.
Calorie count for the list below
4 x 22lb (or 10kg) rice. (Any kind will do). 4x(13011)= 52044
2 x 11lb (or 5kg) kidney beans 2x[b](16639)=33278
2 x 11lb (or 5kg) barley 2x[b](6147)=12294
2 x 11lb (or 5kg) lentils (yellow)2x[b](15200)=30400
1 x 5.5lb (or 2.5kg) green split peas (8830)=8830
1 x 5.5lb (or2.5 kg) chick peas (garbanzo beans)" (9100)=9100
30lb Bouillon 35753
Total calorie count 52044 + 33278 + 12294 + 30400 + 8830 + 9100 = 145946 + Bouillon 35753 = 181699 Total Calories
181699/2000 = 90.8
If we use a daily calorie requirement of just 2000 calories we would get 90.8 days of food

That ends up being just a 3 months supply of food. I didn't want anyone assuming that the amounts given were a enough for a years worth of food as the subject line states.
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Re: 1 Year Food Storage for Under $300

Postby mombear » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:29 am

you are right on the calories, but if you read the original posting it was based on nutritional and balanced needs, and I believe it was meant to be the base of your food. I planned it as only one part of my preps, eating this could get boring, so I have other things to add to it. I also added quite a bit of other items as well so not to be dependent on one type of food.

One thing you are going to have to remember is that you will not be eating 2000 calories a day, some days yes some days you will be lucky if you get 500.
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Re: 1 Year Food Storage for Under $300

Postby Ghoti » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:00 pm

The original post only had protein needs (amino acids) balanced and didn't deal with fat (no listing at all) nor the over all calorie needs. The subject line and the original thread both claim it's a years worth of food for under $300. It fell far short of it's claim by 9 months. Scotch broth recipe is a great way to stretch food stores (grew up on it) I saw the numbers in the original post were far from accurate if this were truly a year's worth of food. Just wanted someone new to this to be not to be misled. It is recommended to plan on at least 2000 calories per day for a woman and 3000 for a man.
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Re: 1 Year Food Storage for Under $300

Postby Pedro wyoming » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:03 pm

mombear wrote:you are right on the calories, but if you read the original posting it was based on nutritional and balanced needs, and I believe it was meant to be the base of your food. I planned it as only one part of my preps, eating this could get boring, so I have other things to add to it. I also added quite a bit of other items as well so not to be dependent on one type of food.

One thing you are going to have to remember is that you will not be eating 2000 calories a day, some days yes some days you will be lucky if you get 500.

THese were a couple of my reasons that i figured the OP was a bit short.

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Re: 1 Year Food Storage for Under $300

Postby mombear » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:47 pm

I did too, but went ahead and bought the suggested amount, then tested it, what it did do was pump up our preps quickly in a cost effective way then, we we able to move forward with other ideas. Worst case I know I will get one decent meal a day, and that if things go south for a while this will help you through it. I also got a bunch of it for charity, if someone hasn't eaten in a few days this soup thinned down won't hurt as much as a full meal.
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Re: 1 Year Food Storage for Under $300

Postby ReadyMom » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:50 pm

Couldn't another option for this purchase be to have this as a 'filler meal' ie: eat it 2-3 times a week,between some of your 'better/more nutritional' meals to stretch your food supply? Supplement w/ over-the-counter vitamins/mineras. -k
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