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Stocking Food Intelligently

in Strategies, Tactics, Training and preparedness Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:45 pm
by runawaygun762 | 48 Posts

One good thing about being in GTMO and working long shifts is it gives me plenty of time to think about different ways to prepare for emergencies when I get back home, and stocking food, water, and other consummables (sp) has been on my mind a lot lately.

I've read about people stocking enough supplies for X number of days, or stocking X pounds of food, but have any of you folks ever thought about it in terms of calories and then further broken it down into calorie source? I'll give a basic idea of what I'm talking about, then I have a suggestion that might make planning and shopping easier on each of us.

The three basic sources of calories are proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Each person is going to require a different amount of each of the three because of varying states of health, exertions, environment, or other dietary considerations. I'm assuming, in the event of an emergency where social services have been interrupted (Be it a three-week power outage due to snow storms or the zombie chinese muslim democrat apocalypse), that my caloric need will increase because my level of physical labor will increase in the form of cutting fire wood, procuring game or planting and harvesting crops, and in the extreme, protecting my family and community from those who failed to plan and prepare. I assume a minimum of 2,200 calories per day for each member of my family. This may actually be a bit high, but I decided to err on the side of surplus rather than deficit

Each gram of protein and carbohydrates contains about four calories, and each gram of fat contains about nine calories. The next step is to determine what percentage or proportion of your total calories each source needs to provide. You can use the nutrition guide on a food label to help determine your basic needs. The most common amounts I have found for adults and children over the age of four are as follows:

Fat: 65g with no more than 20g coming from saturated fats
Protein: 50g
Carbohydrates: 300g with 25g of that from fiber

That totals about 1980 calories per day, and I chose to add more protein to help get close to the 2200 calories because higher protein intake assists in muscle repair and reduces recovery time after hard physical exertion. My primary source for additional protein will be protein supplement powder because of the additional amino acids it contains.

Based on those numbers, my family of three needs about 6600 calories per day, broken down into the three basic sources as follows:

300g protein
195g fat
900g carbohydrates

for a total of about 6555 calories per day.

This method, I think, makes it easy to determine which foods provide the best proportion of energy sources for your needs. Now, my suggestion for helping each other out. If you have the time and inclination, I suggest jotting down some basic information whenever you open a non-perishable food item and post it in the comments here. Every once in a while, I will copy that information and edit this original post by adding it to the list. that way, members can print off a consolidated list of food items to help them plan their meals and decide what is best to keep for emergencies. I have a few items on an Excell spreadsheet at home, but I don't think the format will transfer over to this site, so I'll just mess with the spacing to try and keep it organized. If this works out well and lots of people contribute, maybe some of the mods can assist me in keeping the consolidated list organized by editing it for me if I can't get online for a bit.

ITEM NAME / NUMBER SERVINGS / CALORIES / FAT / CARBS / PROTEIN / SHELF LIFE

I think this format will work well and for those MS Office Excell fags like me, it's easy to copy and paste into a spreadsheet. Calories and sources are listed as total amount in the package, but it's easy enough to divide each by the number of servings. Will this idea help us to help each other, or am I just completely fucking retarded?

ITEM NAME / NUMBER SERVINGS / CALORIES / FAT / CARBS / PROTEIN / SHELF LIFE

Starkist Tuna Creation Herb and Garlic, 4.5 oz package / 2.5 / 90 / 3g / 2g / 13g / 2.5 years
Kroger chicken noodle soup, 26 oz package / 6 / 60 / 1.5 / 3g / 3g / 2 years


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RE: Stocking Food Intelligently

in Strategies, Tactics, Training and preparedness Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:13 pm
by HampsterW | 461 Posts

Kroger chicken noodle soup, 26 oz package / 6 / 60 / 1.5 / 3g / 3g / 2 years

I added this because I live in the desert and the high sodium content (900mg) would be beneficial, great post runs!


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RE: Stocking Food Intelligently

in Strategies, Tactics, Training and preparedness Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:31 pm
by samD | 534 Posts

A source for Bulk Food Items.

http://www.bulkfoods.com/information.asp


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RE: Stocking Food Intelligently

in Strategies, Tactics, Training and preparedness Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:37 am
by Larry W | 158 Posts

Great job Run's.


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RE: Stocking Food Intelligently

in Strategies, Tactics, Training and preparedness Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:50 am
by runawaygun762 | 48 Posts

No additions, huh?


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RE: Stocking Food Intelligently

in Strategies, Tactics, Training and preparedness Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:33 pm
by HampsterW | 461 Posts

Sorry Runs, I have been busy, I have a list of food items that I would like to add when I find time.


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