posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 10:03 AM
What I have done.
I have planned a years worth of food rationing at 2,000 calories a day.
It's fairly stright foreward to break it down by week or month.
1 cup 185 grams, long grain brown rice uncooked = 685 calories
1 cup 184 grams, beans uncooked = 624 calories
1 cup 100 grams, instant rolled oats = 370 calories
1 cup whole wheat flower = 407 calories
25 lbs sack of rice, beans, or instant oats will most likely run you under $15 each.
For rice and beans:
At 1 lb, lbs = 453.592 37 gram, that roughly works out to 2.45 cups per pound or 61 cups per sack or 41,956 callories per sack or 20 days rations at
2K calories per day.
If you are not working, i.e. hidding, then you do not need 2K cal's a day or if you are moving constantly then you will most likely need about 2500
to 3000 calories per day. Experienced hikers will agree. The best calorie dense food is mixed nuts. Aproximately $60 for 25-30lbs. (A good deal by any
standards) Though you have to vacume pack them if you are going to store them so they don't go rancid. But they have about 800+ calories per cup at
137 grams. An excelent ratio for those on the go. High calories, low weight.
Spices do go a long way. Something most people don't contemplate is food fatigue. I urge you to invest in some good spices, chile, cyan, salt*,
pepper*, dry italian spice mix.
Crunch the numbers for yourself. It really costs less than $400 per individual for a years worth of food. I prefere mixed nuts and instant oats.
Instant oats only need a little bit of warm watter to reconstitute so they require less energy to prepare than say boiling beans for hours.
It might do you well to find a storage unit away from your house to keep food safe and to have an alternative hideout.
Hope this helps.