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The end is nigh!

I guess there are some people who take all those Apocalypse premonitions pretty seriously.

The table below is an attempt to completely prepare you to survive for one year in case of emergency. Not only is this whole site clearly well thought out (as it has gone through dozens of revisions), but the shear time that was put into this preparation is astounding. On the site you can find explanations for all of the choices, quantities, substitutions, storage situations, appetite fatigue, and anything else you might be wondering about to survive the no-food Armageddon.

I am beginning to think that the author of this site wears a tin-foil hat to bed.

Who has the time to do all this?

The One-Year Emergency Food Supply List

The retail Cost of the following “One-Year Emergency Food Supply” is based on prices as of April 1, 2011.

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 (very long shelf life) (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)
4 Boxes 12,800 $ 10 32 oz. Box Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake/Waffle Mix (3,200)
4 Boxes 18,000 $ 13 42 oz. Box Quaker Quick 1 Minute Oats (4,500)
4 Boxes 31,720 $ 8 5 lb. Box Quaker Quick Grits (7,930)
36 Boxes 60,480 $ 36 16 oz. Box Spaghetti Noodles (Angel hair or thin cooks faster) (1,680 Calories)
24 Cans 11,520 $ 24 15 oz. Can Chef Boyardee Brand Macaroni and Cheese (480)
24 Cans 12,000 $ 24 15 oz. Can Chef Boyardee Brand Pasta (lasagna, ravioli, spaghetti with meatballs, etc.) (500)
24 Cans 8,640 $ 36 18.8 oz. Can Campbell’s Chunky Soup (buy the soups with chicken) (360)
48 Cans 9,000 $ 66 5 oz. Can Bumble Bee Brand Tuna in Oil (water pack has fewer calories) (187)
12 Cans 9,600 $ 42 16 oz. Can Dak Brand Canned Ham (no refrigeration required) (800)
24 Cans 24,480 $ 59 12 oz. Can Spam (1,020)
24 Cans 9,000 $ 11 5 oz. Can Vienna Sausage (375)
24 Cans 9,000 $ 75 12 oz. Can Roast Beef (375)
24 Cans 18,720 $ 48 15 oz. Can Hormel Roast Beef Hash (or Corned Beef Hash) (beef and potatoes) (780)
48 Cans 30,240 $ 109 24 oz. Can Armour Brand Beef Stew (with potatoes & carrots) (630)
48 Cans 33,600 $ 56 15 oz. Can Chili with Beans (700)
96 Cans 35,520 $ 63 15 oz. Can Beans (assorted different varieties) (370)
180 Cans 25,200 $ 121 15 oz. Can Mixed Vegetables (note: green beans have very few calories) (140)
12 Boxes 41,280 $ 30 32 oz. Box Instant Potatoes (add water only preferred) (3,440)
48 Cans 15,120 $ 47 15 oz. Can Fruit Cocktail (or peaches, pears, pineapple, etc.) (315)
24 Cans 3,000 $ 10 6 oz. Can Tomato Paste (125)
36 Cans 15,120 $ 42 26.5 oz. Can Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce (Do not buy the Hunt’s Brand) (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 (or Chicken Noodle) (to eat if you get sick) (300)
12 Boxes 76,800 $ 188 64 oz. Box Powdered Instant Non-fat Dry Milk (long shelf life) (6,400)
24 Cans 11,520 $ 24 12 oz. Can Evaporated Milk (480)
3 Boxes 7,680 $ 18 32 oz. Box Velvetta Brand Cheese (short shelf life) (2,560)
12 Boxes 38,400 $ 36 1 lb. Box Butter (short shelf life unless frozen) (no margarine) (3,200)
5 Jars 60,000 $ 71 50.7 oz. Jar Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (indefinite shelf life) (12,000)
2 Cans 24,860 $ 10 3 lb. Can Crisco Shortening (very short shelf life) (12,430)
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 (1,200)
25 Pounds 42,500 $ 14 5 lb. Bag White Granulated Sugar (indefinite shelf life) (8,500)
12 Pounds 10,200 $ 13 1 lb. Box Light Brown or Dark Brown Sugar (indefinite shelf life) (1,700)
12 Pounds 10,800 $ 13 1 lb. Box Confectioners Sugar (indefinite shelf life) (1,800)
12 Boxes 26,400 $ 18 20 oz. Box Brownie Mix (or Cake Mix) (2,200)
6 Jars 11,520 $ 9 16 oz. Jar Light Corn Syrup (indefinite shelf life) (1,920)
6 Jars 7,200 $ 37 12.5 oz. Jar 100% Pure Maple Syrup (indefinite shelf life) (1,200)
9 Jars 10,240 $ 50 16 oz. Jar “Sue Bee Brand” Clover Honey (indefinite shelf life) (1,280)
12 Jars 36,480 $ 22 18 oz. Jar Peanut Butter (3,040)
12 Jars 15,600 $ 18 16 oz. Jar Jelly or Preserves (very long shelf life) (1,300)
48 Each 960 $ 11 Beef Bouillon Large Cubes (20 per large cube) (1 large cube = 4 small cubes)
48 Each 960 $ 11 Chicken Bouillon Large Cubes (20 per large cube) (1 large cube = 4 small cubes)
12 Boxes 20,160 $ 12 16 oz. Box Corn Starch (indefinite shelf life) (1,680)
24 Boxes 0 $ 17 16 oz. Box Baking Soda (indefinite shelf life)
12 Jars 0 $ 65 2.62 oz. Cream of Tartar (indefinite shelf life)
24 Pkgs. 0 $ 12 5/16 oz. Package Hodgson Mill Brand Yeast (store in Ziplock bag in the freezer)
6 Bottles 0 $ 22 2 oz. Bottle Vanilla Extract (indefinite shelf life)
24 Pounds 0 $ 8 4 lb. Box Pure Salt (Morton Brand Canning and Pickling Salt) (indefinite shelf life)
12 Jars 0 $ 12 2.6 oz. Ground Black Pepper (or Whole Peppercorns have an indefinite shelf life) (Walmart)
12 Jars 0 $ 6 5.5 oz. Seasoned Meat Tenderizer (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 (or Garlic Salt) (Walmart)
2 Jars 0 $ 1 2.37 oz. Cinnamon (Walmart)
1 Jar 0 $ 5 1.75 oz. Cayenne Red Pepper
2 Bottles 0 $ 4 15 oz. Bottle Lemon Juice (short shelf life)
1 Jug 0 $ 3 1 Gallon Jug Apple Cider Vinegar (indefinite shelf life if stored in glass jar at 40°F-70°F in the dark)
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Totals = 1,129,040 $1,820 One-Year Emergency Food Supply for One Adult