Sunday, January 20, 2013

Daily Briefing For Sunday, January 20, 2013

Spread Sheeting Today....

This is a quick one, as I'm pretty tired.  But today I made great progress on a number of projects, including the development of a spreadsheet to track what food we have in inventory, as well as its caloric and protein content.  It's a good way to determine if you really have as much as you think you do and how long it will last you.

To make things easy, I'm basing all assumptions on a 2,600 daily calorie burn and 75 grams of daily protein consumption per person for each of us in the family.  Yes, those are big numbers, but they reflect the fact we're likely to be more physically active during a crisis, as well as providing us with some cushion to be able to help others as the need arises.  I'd rather budget for it and not need it rather than need it and not have it.

As I told the attendees at the conference earlier this month, food storage is nothing but a large math problem.  You need to know how many calories and how much protein you have on hand.

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