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One Year Emergency Food Supply For a Single Adult

Category : Food, General Info

The following retail Cost of a “One-Year Emergency Food Supply” is based on prices as of Dec 4, 2011.
At the beginning of 2008 the retail Cost of the “One-Year Emergency Food Supply” was equal to $1,385 on
January 9, 2010.
The total cost of the following one-year emergency food supply increased in price by 15.3% or $212 in twelve-months from January 9, 2010 ($1,385) to January 3, 2011 ($1,597).
The total cost of the following one-year emergency food supply increased in price by 6.1% or $97 in twelve- months from January 3, 2009 ($1,597) to January 4, 2010 ($1,694).

Quantity

Calories

Cost

Item (Number In Parenthesis = Total Calories per One Bag, Jar, or Can)

70 Pounds

105,000

$ 42

Long Grain White Rice in 10 or 20 pound Bags (15,000 Calories per 10 lbs.)

70 Pounds

105,000

$ 24

Whole Wheat Berries or Flour (Not self-rising) (7,500 Calories per 5 lbs.)

30 Pounds

48,240

$ 14

5 lb. Bag Corn Meal (8,040 Calories per 5 lb. Bag)

36 Boxes

60,480

$ 36

16 oz. Box Spaghetti Noodles (Angel Hair or Thin) (1,680 Calories)

36 Boxes

9,360

$ 18

7 oz. Box Macaroni and Cheese (260)

4 Boxes

18,000

$ 13

42 oz. Box Quaker Quick 1 Minute Oats (4500)

4 Boxes

31,720

$ 10

5 lb. Box Quaker Quick Grits (7930)

4 Boxes

12,800

$ 9

32 oz. Box Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake/Waffle Mix (3200)

48 Cans

10,800

$ 72

6 oz. Can Bumble Bee Brand Tuna in Oil (Water pack has fewer calories) (225)

24 Cans

8,640

$ 49

12.5 oz. Can Chicken (360)

12 Cans

9,600

$ 32

16 oz. Can Dak Brand Canned Ham (No refrigeration required) (800)

24 Cans

24,480

$ 56

12 oz. Can Spam (1020)

24 Cans

9,000

$ 11

5 oz. Can Vienna Sausage (375)

24 Cans

9,000

$ 72

12 oz. Can Roast Beef (375)

48 Cans

10,080

$44

15.5 oz. Can Sloppy Joe Mix (210)

48 Cans

30,240

$ 109

24 oz. Can Armour Brand Beef Stew (with Potatoes & Carrots) (630)

48 Cans

33,600

$ 69

15 oz. Can Chili with Beans (700)

96 Cans

35,520

$ 65

15 oz. Can Beans (Assorted Different Varieties) (370)

180 Cans

25,200

$ 140

15 oz. Can Mixed Vegetables (Note: Green Beans have few calories) (140)

12 Boxes

41,280

$ 30

32 oz. Box Instant Potatoes (Add water only preferred) (3440)

48 Cans

15,120

$ 60

15 oz. Can Fruit Cocktail (315)

24 Cans

3,000

$ 13

6 oz. Can Tomato Paste (125)

36 Cans

15,120

$ 35

26.5 oz. Can Hunt’s or Delmonte Spaghetti Sauce (420)

12 Cans

480

$ 9

4 oz. Can Sliced Mushrooms (not pieces) (40)

12 Cans

3,600

$ 14

10.75 oz. Can Cream of Chicken Soup (To eat if you get sick) (300)

12 Boxes

76,800

$ 197

64 oz. Box Powdered Instant Non-fat Dry Milk (6,400)

24 Cans

11,520

$ 23

12 oz. Can Evaporated Milk (480)

3 Boxes

7,680

$ 15

32 oz. Box Velvetta Brand Cheese (short shelf life) (2,560)

4 Jars

32,160

$ 38

34 oz. Jar Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (8,040)

4 Cans

49,720

$ 17

3 lb. Can Crisco Shortening (12,430)

12 Boxes

38,400

$ 23

1 lb. Box Butter (Shelf Life is short unless Frozen) (No Margarine) (3,200)

12 Cans

10,800

$ 36

8 oz. Container Hershey’s Cocoa Powder (900)

8 Cans

9,600

$ 13

16 oz. Can Hershey’s Cocoa Syrup (1200)

6 Boxes

10,080

$ 6

16 oz. Box Corn Starch (1,680)

25 Pounds

42,500

$ 15

5 lb. Bag White Granulated Sugar (8,500)

12 Pounds

10,200

$ 11

1 lb. Box Light Brown or Dark Brown Sugar (1,700)

12 Pounds

10,800

$ 11

1 lb. Box Confectioners Sugar (1,800)

12 Boxes

26,400

$ 17

20 oz. Box Brownie Mix (or Cake Mix) (2,200)

6 Jars

11,520

$ 9

18 oz. Jar Light Corn Syrup (1,920)

6 Bottles

21,600

$ 15

36 oz. Bottle Log Cabin Syrup (3,600)

6 Jars

10,240

$ 42

24 oz. Jar “Sue Bee Brand” Clover Honey (1,920)

12 Jars

36,480

$ 24

18 oz. Jar Peanut Butter (3,040)

12 Jars

15,600

$ 13

16 oz. Jar Jelly or Preserves (1,300)

24 Pkgs.

0

$ 12

5/16 oz. Package Hodgson Mill Brand Yeast (Store in Ziplock in Freezer)

12 Cans

0

$ 14

10 oz. Can Baking Powder (Store in Ziplock Bag in Refrigerator or Freezer)

12 Boxes

0

$ 6

16 oz. Box Baking Soda

6 Bottles

0

$ 27

2 oz. Bottle Vanilla Extract

48 Each

0

$ 12

Beef Bouillon Cubes

48 Each

0

$ 12

Chicken Bouillon Cubes

24 Pounds

0

$ 7

4 lb. Box Salt (Morton Brand Canning and Pickling Salt) (Pure Salt)

12 Jars

0

$ 12

2.6 oz. Ground Black Pepper (or Whole Peppercorns) (Walmart)

12 Jars

0

$ 6

3.12 oz. Onion Powder (Walmart)

2 Jars

0

$ 1

0.9 oz. Oregano (Walmart)

2 Jars

0

$ 1

2.5 oz. Garlic Powder (Walmart)

2 Jars

0

$ 1

2.37 oz. Cinnamon (Walmart)

1 Jar

0

$ 1

0.4 oz. Parsley Flakes (Walmart)

1 Jar

0

$ 4

1.75 oz. Cayenne Red Pepper

2 Jars

0

$ 9

2.62 oz. Cream of Tartar

2 Bottles

0

$ 4

15 oz. Bottle Lemon Juice (Short shelf life)

1 Jug

0

$ 3

1 Gallon Jug Apple Cider Vinegar

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Totals =

1,108,740

$1,694

One-Year Emergency Food Supply for One Adult

Comfort Foods: The above list contains 60 different food items. However, you should also purchase some Kool-Aid, Tang, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine, Miniature Tootsie Rolls, Caramels, Assorted Hard Candies, or whatever else appeals to you. These are referred to as “comfort foods” and they can definitely help make the hard times more bearable.

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20 Beef Jerky Recipes

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Category : Equipment, Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The following is a February 1997 Statement from the USDA’s

Meat and Poultry Hotline (1-800-535-4555) regarding the safe making of

jerky. Many of the following recipes do not follow these USDA guidelines

exactly, but I wanted to include this statement from them so you would be

aware of it. I’ve made jerky in a food dehydrator many times without

cooking it first and have never had a problem, and have also used a lower

oven temperature than they recommend, but if you’d like to be SURE that

you’re safe from microorganisms or bacteria, you may want to adust any of

these recipes as needed to fit their guidelines, which they say will prevent

any bacteria or microorganisms from forming or lingering. Here is their

statement:

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Make your own MRE’s

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Category : Equipment, Food, General Info

 

www.prepperideas.com MRE

Make your own MRE’s

One of the most important preparations for your bug out bag is your food. Deciding what and how much to carry can be a daunting task, since there are many factors to consider: Nutrition, Weight, Cooked or Non-Cooked, Pre-Packaged or homemade.
Depending on your geographical location, the need to carry water to reconstitute your freeze-dried super meals can add a considerable amount of weight to your bug out gear. This article is just to give you an idea of what works in my location. I live in western Washington, surrounded by forests, rivers and streams and you will likely run across water somewhere along your hike or bugout. Except in the summer, rain falls quite frequently so gathering water is mainly a matter of purifying it and containing it.

 

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Meals Ready to Eat FAQ

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Category : Food, General Info

www.prepperideas.com MREMREs (Meals Ready to Eat) were born on Earth, but grew up on Apollo flights to the moon, in Skylab floating workshops and on every
U.S. Space Shuttle flight from Enterprise to Atlantis. In the
1970s retort pouches (the popular name for thermostabilized, laminated food pouches named after the retort cooker ) were put to their
first real test by the U.S. Space Program. The Program was looking for delicious, easy to prepare, “normal” food that wouldn’t
increase human stress the way that freeze dried food and “toothpaste tube food” did. More than any other technology, retort pouches
have satisfied the Program’s needs. And so, over 20 years ago,
retort pouches found a home at NASA, where all their unusual characteristics were much appreciated and they have been successfully feeding
astronauts in flight and on the moon ever since.
THE HISTORY OF THE MRE
In the 1980s the U.S. military research labs, which had hatched the pouch technology in the first place, took the lead in its
use and development. They enabled the U.S. Military to upgrade its entire field ration program to retort pouches, from the earlier, less workable technologies of canning and freeze drying. Over the past 10 years these high tech research labs have continually upgraded the taste and nutritional profile of the meals. Over
the past 10 years our military has depended on MREs for its field ration requirements. Tens of millions of MRE “full meals”
have been produced and eaten. They have gone to Grenada, to the war on drugs, to fight forest fires in Alaska, and to feed the troops in “Desert Shield” and Desert Storm.

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My Food Storage 360 Meals – $670 ($1.50 per meal)

Category : Food

360 Serving Long Term Food Storage

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1 Month Supply, 3 servings of food per day for 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 children. 4 Month Food Storage Supply, 3 servings a day for 1 adult.

This Food Storage Container Contains:

  • Honey Glazed Granola (40 servings)
  • Multi-Grain Cereal (40 servings)
  • Oatmeal (40 servings)
  • Beef Teriyaki and Rice (12 servings)
  • Cheesy Lasagna (12 servings)
  • Cheesy Macaroni (12 servings)
  • Chicken Ala King (12 servings)
  • Chicken Teriyaki and Rice (12 servings)
  • Creamy Chicken Pasta (12 servings)
  • Creamy Potato Soup (12 servings)
  • Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (12 servings),
  • Southwest Bean and Rice (12 servings),
  • Stroganoff (12 servings)

My Food Storage provides quality long term food.  My Food Storage specializes in the best quality, best prices online, and value giving you the peace of mind in an emergency situation. These food storage selection is approximately $1.50 per meal, and has a 25 Year Shelf Life. Adding hot water to these freeze dried gourmet meals will make them ready in minutes. It’s time to make the choice today to protect your most valuable asset, your family. After looking through the nutritional information for the food, they range from about 180 calories. to 300 calories per meal. Protein seems to average around 10 g. per meal, carbohydrates vary quite a bit. These are freeze dried meals and technically require hot water, but just canteen water will work in a pinch.

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  • Cooks for 4-6 hours (1 week’s worth of cooking time)
  • Boils water in 5 minutes
  • Holds over 300 lbs
  • Stores indefinitely and safely (no chemicals)
  • Can be lit and re-lit

Safe – Non-explosive, non-hazardous, and clean-burning fuel means you can take it, store it, and cook on it wherever you need it. Because it is so much safer, there is no legal limit as to the quantity you can store in your home like there is for other fuels.

ReliableHas an indefinite shelf life and works great in extreme weather conditions. Fuel cells are completely waterproof and will ignite in seconds, making it great for emergencies, or for camping and other recreational uses.

Superior Performance – Boils water in less than five minutes and cooks for over an hour on a single fuel cell. Since most meals only require 15 minutes of cooking, that is almost 1 weeks worth of cooking. At up to 18,000 BTU’s, it burns hotter than most other outdoor stoves.

Convenient – Compact, lightweight, and ready for cooking in less than a minute. Includes fuel, platform, cooking rings and waterproof matches so it is ready when you need it.

Energy Efficient – Patented design conserves energy and increases heat output. Fuel cells can be extinguished and re-used as needed to maximize burn time.

Environmentally Conscious – Fuel cells are made of recycled, all natural materials.

Robust Solution – Highly efficient source for heating and lighting. Wide base for enhanced stability that can support over 300 lbs.

Flexible – Design and fuel cells that allow for multiple uses. Owners have found numerous innovative uses beyond what we imagined.

 

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