one month's food in a box underneath your bed : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

This is from my Preparedness Nuggets Pages

One 20 quart size powdered milk (4 pounds)

One 10 lb bag rice

Two 4 lb bags beans

Two 3 lb bags of macaroni

Three 13 ounce quick oats

Two 5 lb bags flour

One 8 ounce baking cocoa

One 4 lb bag of sugar

One 10 oz baking powder

One 8 oz baking soda

One 4 lb jar of peanut butter

One 1 qt bottle of syrup

30 miscellaneous cans (soups, vegetables, chili, etc.)

One bottle hot sauce

One bottle soy sauce

9 miscellaneous spice bottles

2 vitamin bottles

One 4 ounce bottle of vanilla extract

One 4 ounce bottle of yeast

One 16 oz bottle of jalapeno peppers

One copy Better Times Cookbook and Almanac of Useful Information for Poor People

I found a 23 inches by 21 inches by 10 inches computer box, and all of above food fit into the box, with the lid folding flat and would fit underneath a bed or table. . The above would provide the following daily servings: (for one person)

2-1/2 cups milk 1-1/2 cups cooked rice

1-1/2 cups cooked beans

1-1/2 cups cooked macaroni

1 cup cooked oats

1 cup flour

4 Tbs. peanut butter

1 miscellaneous can of food

Plus daily sugar and spice

I am not in the business of giving nutritional advice, but it seems that if a half gallon or so of cooking oil, another can per day and a serving of fruit juice (equivalent of another can) are added, which wouldn't fit in this space, you'd be all right for a month. Depending on the assortment of cans, a variety of stuff can be made from these ingredients, including cinnamon rolls, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies, tuna casserole, etc.

This box would fit under my bed.

-- robert waldrop (, July 29, 1999


Thanks Robert!! When you get serious about packing away your preps in every available nook and cranny - it is really amazing how much you can put away(and even more if you get rid of all those clothes that are too small!!!!)

-- jeanne (, July 29, 1999.

Robert, I think that is great. I have even heard of people taking boxes and barrels and filling them with food and putting a nice cloth over the top with a lamp maybe for decoration and there you have a hidden food stash and no one is none the wiser...teehee...Shellie

-- shellie (, July 29, 1999.

This is nice Robert, thanks.

It does sound a bit dry though.

Don't forget water, people.

-- nothere nothere (, July 30, 1999.

Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr near Monterey, California

If you've hung on to all those old small clothes this long, it would be a shame to get rid of them just before a famine.

Someone, please e-mail me if this post screws up the formatting of this thread. I'm experimenting.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage.neener.autospammers--regrets.greenspun), August 05, 1999.

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