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Old 02-13-2016, 08:12 PM   #1
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1 Year Emergency Food Storage For Less Than $300



Over at the seasonedcitizenprepper.com they have an article that you will want to read, bookmark and print off. The article shows you how to get together a whole years food supply for around $300 for a family of four!

They do state that there food plan has no dairy and Vitamin B12. So you probably will need to add that to your emergency food portfolio. Powdered milk for the dairy and start canning for B12.

That being said, this is a very good place to start and for 300 bucks who can complain when you can sleep easy at night knowing you have a years supply of food stockpiled.

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nice got me thinking out the box now
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Article doesnt really break down how this would provide vitamins and nutrients necessary for survival for a year. My understanding is that rice and beans alone are a pretty poor diet, especially under the calorie demands of SHTF.
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Much appreciated, on my to do list now, in fact I already have 60 lbs. of rice.
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Need to print this off.
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Keep in mind your body needs fat in one's diet.....
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Keep in mind your body needs fat in one's diet.....
Good canned meats and veggies laying around, lard as well too.
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One 20 pound bag of rice breaks down to 1 cup [dry] [8 ounce measuring cup] of rice per day for 30 days ! So basically one 20 pound bag of rice per person per month ! To keep dry rice first freeze in freezer for a week or so to kill any weevil eggs in it then put into sealed 5 gallon bucket ! I highly recommend freezing it first as many times there are microscopic insect eggs in it that freezing will kill which if you don't freeze in several months they will hatch and destroy your rice or other grains !
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I do NOT recommend Mountain House freeze dried food as it is mostly nasty and inedible . As far as I am concerned only the mountain house freeze dried spaghetti is palatable enough to eat . You can do much better with food prep using your imagination and a little elbow grease !
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I do NOT recommend Mountain House freeze dried food as it is mostly nasty and inedible . As far as I am concerned only the mountain house freeze dried spaghetti is palatable enough to eat . You can do much better with food prep using your imagination and a little elbow grease !
When you are hungry enough, you will eat it and enjoy it.....
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Thanks for posting this. My wife thinks I am crazy for thinking ahead, but I also brought up the fact that whenever there is a prediction of a snowstorm, just a prediction, the store shelves thin out. In a real emergency? At least this I can do affordably, and a little at a time. I am not rich, and have bills, so this helps. Thanks.
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Calorie count has to really low... as in 500 calories or less per person per day.

http://beprepared.com/year-supply-of...uperpails.html

has roughly twice the weight of grains....I remember adding up the calories of the EE 10 pail deal and figuring out they were shorting calories....

When it comes long term food you have to actually add up the calories v. expected use. Up north I anticipate while my wife could get by on a reduced calorie load, I'll be chopping wood for three or four hours a day every day. That is calorie intensive!

If I had to guess, for a family of four that isn't even a quarter of the calories you need in a year.

http://lds.about.com/library/bl/faq/blcalculator.htm

yup LDS suggests nine hundred pounds of grains... not counting supplemental food.... assuming two adults and two kids.

No short cuts, family of four eats a ton of food. Literally.
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"Note from Rourke: What follows should be considered a “starting point” or a supplemental addition to other food storage efforts."

Qoute from the link in the OP. The bean/rice storage is the basic beginnings of a food storage plan, not the whole plan. Canned meat, vegetables, fruits, powdered/dried dairy, and any food foraged/hunted/grown would be added as available. And adding more of the rice, beans, and grains as you can. This project gets you a lot of food stored quickly for little $$$, then you can slowly build up the rest. SHTF goes down before you complete your plan, you still have more than 90% of your neighbors.
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Vit B12 is largely obtained by humans from meat consumption.

You could buy the specific vitamin and stockpile that, I suppose.
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After the first few nights of that bean soup, you'll be eating it amid storms and tempests of your own raising.

It's a good starting point, though, and well worth it if game starts to thin out in your area.

My dad could remember a time when you didn't see any of the more palatable game animals like deer, squirrel and rabbit because everyone had eaten them all. A lot of people turned to possum and coon, among other things.

Something to think about when considering your preps.
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Thanks for the info.
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After the first few nights of that bean soup, you'll be eating it amid storms and tempests of your own raising.

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Calorie count has to really low... as in 500 calories or less per person per day.

http://beprepared.com/year-supply-of...uperpails.html

has roughly twice the weight of grains....I remember adding up the calories of the EE 10 pail deal and figuring out they were shorting calories....
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so are you saying tha tEE deal is a good one, or shit? I cant quite understand you.

And what the hell do you do with "Hard wheat"?? Throw it in soup? Grind it into dust, what?

Pardon my newbness
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so are you saying tha tEE deal is a good one, or shit? I cant quite understand you.

And what the hell do you do with "Hard wheat"?? Throw it in soup? Grind it into dust, what?

Pardon my newbness
Hard wheat is either ground coarse to make "cracked wheat" used as a cereal or mixed with other foods, or ground fine to create flour.
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A bushel of wheat makes 11 loaves of bread.

Here in Arizona, mesquite beans can be ground into flour also.
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Beans are cheap and easy to setup for long term storage. But keep these two issues in mind:

1) you will need fresh water. So make sure you stockpile filters and water purification tablets. You can boil mud water and strain it, but I would rather filter it before I used it for cooking.

2) you will need a lot of energy to cook those beans. So consider storing the tools to get wood fuel (axe, saw). Short term situations you can stockpile propane. And also make sure you have a way to start a fire and know how to use tools like flint. If you are trying to stay low key using wood fuel also makes smoke. So keep that in mind.
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A bushel of wheat makes 11 loaves of bread.

Here in Arizona, mesquite beans can be ground into flour also.
Acorns make good flour too.
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Hard wheat is either ground coarse to make "cracked wheat" used as a cereal or mixed with other foods, or ground fine to create flour.
Grinders that are good enough to make flour are expensive. Just fyi.

You can also sprout hard wheat into wheat grass and juice it like all the uber healthy people do. In a survival situation, simply sprouting it changes the nutritional profile significantly, providing you with micronutrients.
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"Eat the trees" is a YouTube guy that can save your life. Pine trees are a great survival tree and source of vitamin minerals calories medicine too. Check it out, you can barter tar, turpentine and loads more. Plenty of other edibles out there year round. Print out and waterproof a manual today. EMP that Newt is always talking about is possible.
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I like this site to compare some company's that sell survival food items.
http://wessonresearch.org/?gclid=Cjw...LUaBoCBU7w_wcB
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If shtf I'm just gonna eat people.
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Most people dont think so but I believe in a starvation situation that there will be cannibals aplenty eating "long pig".
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One 20 pound bag of rice breaks down to 1 cup [dry] [8 ounce measuring cup] of rice per day for 30 days ! So basically one 20 pound bag of rice per person per month ! To keep dry rice first freeze in freezer for a week or so to kill any weevil eggs in it then put into sealed 5 gallon bucket ! I highly recommend freezing it first as many times there are microscopic insect eggs in it that freezing will kill which if you don't freeze in several months they will hatch and destroy your rice or other grains !
This is not entirely true, if deprived of sunlight they will not hatch, that is all that is required. I got a 20lb mahatma that is a few years old but kept in the cupboard. No bugs at all.
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you could also stockpile quinoa.
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1 Year Emergency Food Storage For Less Than $300



Over at the seasonedcitizenprepper.com they have an article that you will want to read, bookmark and print off. The article shows you how to get together a whole years food supply for around $300 for a family of four!

They do state that there food plan has no dairy and Vitamin B12. So you probably will need to add that to your emergency food portfolio. Powdered milk for the dairy and start canning for B12.

That being said, this is a very good place to start and for 300 bucks who can complain when you can sleep easy at night knowing you have a years supply of food stockpiled.

1 Year Emergency Food Storage For Less Than $300

this is a crock. Under shtf stresses, a small woman is going to need 2000 calories per day, a big man is going to need 3000 calories per day, kids an averages of 1000 calories per day, (let's say). 7000 calories per day, x say, 330 days, (you can maybe live on your fat for a month) about 2.5 million calories. Plant foods offer about 600 calories to the lb (if they are ready to eat) rice==

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...hrome&ie=UTF-8

Pinto beans =1600 calories per lb?

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...30.vSeX7vdKYEA

beans spoil, however and cost a lot more than rice. but let's say that your family average is 2000 calories per day per person, that's a lb of rice and a lb of beans per day. x 4 people. 8 lbs, x 330 days, is 2640 lbs. NOT 160 lbs. So dont KID yourself, folks. You'll have to spend $2000 on a family of 4, Still cheap, really, if you love them. Do not, however, expect this pissant amount of food to suffice. You'll have to bury a dozen drums full of food, at night, leaving no sign, showing no light. That's going to take one night per drum, minimum, so, 6 weekends, and then more weekends hauling the food out to the drums (which have to be set at least a 1/4 mile apart, out of sight of each other) THAT is why nobody is actually properly prepped. They wont/cant get this done, so their food is just sitting in their homes, calling in their killers, feeding those killers for months, after they've raped and killed your family, right in front of your eyes and tortured you for their entertainment.
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