Sunday, April 7, 2013

That's how much food?

This weekend is the semi-annual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This is also the time when we rotate the food in our 72-hour kits.  (See this post for what we have in them.)  Have you ever considered the amount of food consumed in a 72-hour time period?  This is the aftermath from our rotation:
In case you've ever wondered what supplies for 3 days for a family of 8 might consist of, this is from 24 toaster pastries, 24 protein bars, 48 granola bars, 24 packages of dehydrated fruit, 24 candy bars 1 case of pudding cups, 48 fruit snack packages, 1 bag of hard candy, and 24 boxes of raisins.  This time we didn't rotate our cans - 24 canned pasta and 24 canned fruit, or our water - 48 half-liter bottles.  No matter how you look at it, that's a lot of food! 
The positive is that we have plenty of snacks to munch on while we watch Conference and listen to messages from Church leadership.

2 comments:

Rosie said...

I have never seen such organisation before, but then I have never lived somewhere where evacuation might be necessary. I read both posts with lots of curiosity. Thanks for sharing!

Rosie xo

Marybeth Thielke said...

Great post! That is a ton of food!