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Let's Talk About Calories Per Dollar
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http://www.survivalblog.com/2012/09/lets...-girl.html

With the current economic climate and the recent drought, there is a lot of concern about an impending increase in food prices. As I browse through homesteading blogs and review comments from recent news articles, more and more people that have not been a part of the "prepper movement" in the past are now starting to open their eyes and see a need to increase their food stores. When you first begin to build your pantry, it is helpful to think about the purpose of food storage: The true goal of storing food is to be able to provide enough calories to sustain life.

Everyone has a basal metabolic rate (BMR) which is the number of calories that you burn a day at rest with no digestion occurring. Your BMR is based on your gender, age, weight, and height. A quick online search will yield links to multiple BMR calculators, so that you can figure your individual BMR. For sake of an example, let us assume that you are a 40 year old 175 pound man that is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Your BMR is approximately 1,700 calories per day. Remember, this is how many calories your body burns doing nothing at all, not even eating. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle with little to no exercise, you multiply your BMR by 1.2 to get your daily calorie requirement. In the example above, this would give a calorie requirement of 2,055 calories in the setting of little to no physical activity. If you have a high level of activity with exercise 6-7 days per week, your calorie requirement would jump up to 2950 calories per day (BMR times 1.75).

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Does this help?

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That's great, except attempting to can a Big Mac wasn't exactly successful.

bac0nfat;17284 Wrote:Does this help?

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Calories per dollar may sound simple but it doesn't work. The formula should be the most nutrient dense calorie per dollar.

Dog food example, Some very good kibble provides the protein and vitamins I look for in a dog food but at 345 cal per cup and over $1.75per pound for me it doesn't cut it
The food I feed is nearly the same nutrients, protein, fats and moisture but at 465 cal per cup and I can find it on sale for $46 bucks for 44 lb bag or $1.05 per pound I get more bang for the buck and feed slightly less per meal.
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Exbiker;17288 Wrote:Calories per dollar may sound simple but it doesn't work. The formula should be the most nutrient dense calorie per dollar.

Dog food example, Some very good kibble provides the protein and vitamins I look for in a dog food but at 345 cal per cup and over $1.75per pound for me it doesn't cut it
The food I feed is nearly the same nutrients, protein, fats and moisture but at 465 cal per cup and I can find it on sale for $46 bucks for 44 lb bag or $1.05 per pound I get more bang for the buck and feed slightly less per meal.

44lb bag?! where do you find bags that big? The company that makes my dog's food got rid of the 35lb bags and the biggest on the shelf is 30 now at the same price the 35lb bags were Angry consumer shrinkage.
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bucksco;17291 Wrote:44lb bag?! where do you find bags that big? The company that makes my dog's food got rid of the 35lb bags and the biggest on the shelf is 30 now at the same price the 35lb bags were Angry consumer shrinkage.

Canidae ALS buy it at Pet Supplies Plus and stock up when on sale.

Rated 5 stars, great compromise of quality ingredients, nutrients, calories and availability. Considered a premium food.
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streaker69;17286 Wrote:That's great, except attempting to can a Big Mac wasn't exactly successful.

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This really isn't something that I gave much thought about. Mostly because my plans are mostly about trying to maintain a well balanced diet. So I have a fairly wide variety of foods put away.
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#9
Calories alone won't keep you alive, otherwise all we would need to stockpile would be sugar.
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