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How long would you survive?

Posted by on Mar. 30, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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If a natural disaster struck right this second and you had no time to prepare. Would you (and your family) be able to survive on what's in your kitchen? Remember electricity is gone and what is in your fridge and freezer will spoil soon. How long could your family survive?


Based on my stock of white rice (6 1/2 bags), pasta (20 lbs), boxed mac n cheese (16 boxes), 6 jars of peanut butter (it can be eaten by the spoonful for the protein), and 100's of canned goods including fruits, veggies, beans and pasta sauces, I think with portion control my family could last atleast 60 days, 90 days probably max. 


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM

 1 week. I only buy a week's worth of food at a time. I don't keep my freezer stocked at all.

goodmama85
by Diamond Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

We could survive about 3 weeks 4 weeks tops the way these kids eat lol if they didn't have such appetites I'm sure we could last longer.

WendyJR
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 2:58 PM

We would be ok for a while. 1-2 months.

bluemountain75
by SoftballMom on Mar. 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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Just make sure your can opener is not electric.
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MIA0223
by Emerald Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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At home, a few weeks
But I am at my sisters now, so no clue what she has!
Plenty of guns though so we would get food some how (joking!!!)
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Josie_P
by on Mar. 30, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Probably not too long, honestly.

_mimimosley_
by Ruby Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 3:02 PM
Few months, plus hunting the turkeys around my home and deer/hogs. We'd eat good.
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HistoryNutty
by Ruby Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 3:02 PM
Not long. We're clearing our food out because we're moving in a month.
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LoriLou75
by Ruby Member on Mar. 30, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Maybe a week........

cbk_mom3
by JayTayGma on Mar. 30, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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We'd probably do pretty well. We live in hurricane country, so we've had to prepare for a few natural disasters (Ike was the worst one we've dealt with since we've been here). 

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