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Fri Oct 25, 2013, 06:48 PM

7. Basic food and water supply for 1 person for approx. 30 days

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First the list for a 2000 calorie daily requirement and water:

380 calories provided by 4 tablespoons of peanut butter

100 calories provided by 1 5 oz can of tuna in water

490 calories provided by 1 16 oz. can of pork and beans

400 calories provided by 4 cups of Cheerios or other cereal such as Total, Raisin Bran or Chex. Eaten dry.

600 calories provided by 2 cups of rolled oats (makes 4 cups when prepared)

60 calories from 1 tablespoon of honey

13 cups of water for drinking

3.5 cups of water for cooking

2030 calories total with 16.5 cups of water

For a 30 day supply, I'd need the following:

30 5 oz cans of tuna
2 40 oz containers of peanut butter
30 16 oz cans of pork and beans
4 42 oz. containers of rolled oats
7 18 oz boxes of Cheerios
1 32 oz container of honey
6.5 gallons of water for cooking the rolled oats
24.5 gallons for drinking

The above is a bare bones list for which items could be added to for variety. I do have a LP gas stove which is supplied by a 500 gallon LP tank. In case of a power outage, i could not use the oven but the stove top would be functional. I'd just have to light the burner(s) with a cigarette lighter or match.

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