(Modern Survival.org) – How Many Calories a Day Should You Plan for Each Person When Preparing Food Storage?
Answer: 2500. Here’s why…
When planning for an emergency or starting a full-blown prepper pantry, it’s important to know exactly how many calories will be needed each day. There need to be enough nutrients stockpiled to keep everyone in the household well fed for the duration of any survival situation. Without enough food, starvation will begin to set in, making all aspects of survival more difficult.
How Many Calories Do You Need?
According to dieteryguidelines.gov, the average teenage to adult male will require 2400 to 3000 calories a day, depending on how active they are to stay in operational condition. Women, on the other hand, need 1800 to 2200 calories depending on activity level. Children will require a lower daily intake of calories, but eventually, they will grow up — so plan accordingly.
Not everyone has the resources to stockpile a decade’s worth of survival food, but ready.gov recommends that everyone keep enough to last three days at the bare minimum.
For those who stock back more than the recommended amount of food, it will be a high priority to keep it safe from potential looters after a major disaster. For tips on protecting your stockpile, check out our article on how to protect your food in the apocalypse.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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