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    Default How many dinners out of your stockpile?

    I will be going through our pantry and fridge/freezer in the next week to organize it. Without going through it, I know offhand that I have enough dinners for the next two weeks for the two of us adults. I would like to work up to 45 days (about 6 weeks) of dinners/meals within the next month or so.

    I'm curious as to those of you who know what's in your stockpile, how many meals could you make for your family? Specifically, how many weeks could you go if you had to only live off of your stockpile (other than occasionally buying fruits/veggies/milk/eggs/bread)?

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    impossible for me to tell. I stockpile a years worth of food which we eat out of rotate and add to constantly. LDS sites are a good calculator to tell how much for one year for the number of people. It even breaks out adults from kids.

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    I have dinners scheduled out until mid-November. If it had to be breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I am sure that it wouldn't last that long. I would guess a good three months with what is in the garage/freezers.

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    We could eat well for over 6 months. An additonal 6 months of meals that would meet nutritional needs but not be too exciting unless the garden pulled through with fresh veggies and fruit. There are only 2 of us now so it is much easier for us than for larger families.

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    I've got more than 4 months of meat in the freezer. Right now I have dinners planned out for the next 4 weeks --not counting fresh produce and dairy. I have about two weeks worth of frozen vegs on hand, also. Sometime in the next couple weeks I have to stock up on rice, oats, beans, etc. other wise I would extend my range a few more weeks.
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    We are a family of four and my stockpile is low. I would say we could probably eat for at least three weeks on what I have on hand, maybe longer. Hoping to get it built back up over the summer months.

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    You guys are amazing!! WTG I don't have a food stockpile yet.

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    Probably about 3-4 weeks. I usually only eat a protein and fruit and veggies. Although by the end I would be having some really weird for me combinations depending on what time of the year is it.

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    a year, although I'd have to supplement with certain fresh things like vegetables and fruits (ideally), milk, eggs, etc. We would be able to survive even without those things for a year, though. We may need to depending on what happens tomorrow night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greekislandgirl View Post
    a year, although I'd have to supplement with certain fresh things like vegetables and fruits (ideally), milk, eggs, etc. We would be able to survive even without those things for a year, though.
    Same here, probably. We would run out of carbs within a few months, and we have nothing in the way of dairy, but we would likely be good with everything else.

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    There are only two of us. I am now in processs of cleaning out freezer and will stock meats & frozen veggies in March. But have lots of canned and boxed food. We could go maybe a month..maybe more...but, don't think hubby would be happy with the meals.

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    Allowing to be able to buy fruits/veggies/milk/eggs/bread..
    I'd say 3 months maybe 4. 4th month may be thrown together but I think could be done. Would probably still have a hodge podge.
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    We could probably go 4 months, if I got really creative 5 months! I'm working to boost that way up!!

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    This is a good question.....I'm not sure how I could figure that out..I do know I have enough tomatoe sauce & pasta that we could eat for 2 months straight on that alone..I would say several months worth..I'm not going to say that my family would be thrill towards the end..I know I would run out of milk & fresh veggies & butter in no time flat..this is why I'm starting into buying long term storage (dehydrated) foods..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
    Same here, probably. We would run out of carbs within a few months, and we have nothing in the way of dairy, but we would likely be good with everything else.
    We're the opposite! We have carbs and dried beans to last at least a year. Butter probably 2 years (freezer). But vegetables, meat, that sort of thing only a few months. We mostly eat rice, pasta, dried beans anyway so it wouldn't be a big change.

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