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Emergency food or building a Grab and Go

Mark
SuburbBuilder
Philadelphia, PA
Post #: 65
I found an emergency food bucket at the local walmart recently. It was 69.99 for 90 meals giving 1200 calories a day. Looking things over I came up with this as a 1st run through. After I see how this works I will adjust for a more balanced diet.
I am looking for input and suggestions to improve it
sorry for the layout of the information I did it in a spreadsheet and can't seem to import it. The net result is 1600 calories for 30 days costing a total or $30.55 or $0.35 cents a meal


Item svr cals/ser svr/pkg Total No of pkgs total calories cost per serv Total
cal
Instant milk 1/4c 80 4 320 20 6400 0.75 3
Lipton soup 1/3c 80 6 480 2 960 0.15 0.89
Instant potatos 180 34 6120 1 6120 0.03 0.98
rice 1c 180 50 9000 1 9000 0.04 2
rice a roni 1c 310 6 1860 1 1860 0.17 1
bear creek soups 1c 110 8 880 1 880 0.38 3
BC chicken soup 1c 80 8 640 1 640 0.38 3
pasta sides 1c 280 2 560 2 1120 0.50 1
Mac & cheese 1c 370 3 1110 3 3330 0.33 0.98
instant pancakes 1/2c 230 12 2760 1 2760 0.27 3.2
Honey 1 tbs 65 60 3900 1 3900 0.05 3
instant oat meal pk 160 18 2880 1 2880 0.19 3.4
tang 1/2S 80 88 7040 1 7040 0.06 5
Ramens 1c 160 2 320 2 640 0.10 0.2
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0 $30.65
0 0 cals/day
Total 47530 30 1584

Add ins: Butter buds, gravy mixes, dry ranch dressings, seasonings, vitamins.


The ready made kits are 69.99 for 90 meas or 0.78 cents a meal. The home made kit is 0.34 cents per meal
And has 1600 calories a day vs 1200.
Joy
joyjam1
Souderton, PA
Post #: 42
I would just like to second that last add-in. Vitamins and minerals are more important than most people think. So often, I see the focus of emergency rations being put on calories, which is important. But it's also important to have enough minerals and vitamins, particularly when you are in a stressful situation. It can make a huge difference in being able to think clearly, and not coming down with a seasonal bug that will further complicate things. I would suggest spending the $$ and adding at least one item for nutrient density. A good multi-vitamin, a box of Nettle tea, a bag of dried seaweed or a bottle of Spirulina all have lots of nutrients you'll need during times of stress, and will be well worth the money.
Mark
SuburbBuilder
Philadelphia, PA
Post #: 66
Started to put items in the bucket. The plan was to seal everything in food saver bags, then mylar add desiccant packs and O2 packs in 5 gallon food grade buckets. I can't get 47,530 calories in a bucket. I do think I can get 36,000. So time to adjust. I also want to add protein (dry beans?) as well as an emergency candle and matches.

Plan, act, review and adjust
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