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4 years 10 weeks ago, 1:49 AM

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Okay, we all know that a rule of thumb for water consumption is one gallon per person per day. This includes bathing, laundry, drinking, cooking, and washing. But how much food do we need? I found a few different web sites with calculators that show what your caloric requirement is based on a few different physical characteristics, and will post them for your knowledge. Bear in mind, I don't know how accurate these may be, but most of them show about the same numbers, so they're at least consistent.

http://calculators.hpathy.com/calories-need.asp

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

Reaper brought up a good point with the multi-vitamins to help offset any nutritional gaps brought about by living on a diet of four weeks' worth of Chef Boyardee canned pasta. Just remember that the vitamins can't make up for actual calories

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 1:55 AM

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in a self reliance environment, your focus will be efficiency in everything you do. Economy of effort will be the goal, so you probably don't need to worry about keeping enough food to support a super demanding lifestyle. Not many of us will be walking across the country, killing thugs. I think if you plan for a moderately active lifestyle, then you will be prepared to support the effort of cutting firewood or hauling a deer carcass or other difficult, but not quite daily, activities.

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