How much does one person eat in a year, anyway?

In my previous post, Food Storage by the Numbers, I mentioned just how many meals a family of four would need in order to have a year’s supply of food.  Browsing around the internet, I came across this site which details just how much food is needed to feed one person for a year.  The total estimated cost of that food is $1684.  That comes to only $32 per week for an adult eating about 3,000 calories per day.  Many Americans spend at least $32 a week at Starbucks alone!  I was pleased that the author included 12 boxes of brownie mix!

On a side note, he calculates that food costs have risen 5% in the first nine months of the year and 21% since January, 2008!  That’s a significant increase.  By stocking up on food and other necessary goods now, you’ll have an effective hedge against continued inflation or, worst case scenario, hyper-inflation.

Via: thesurvivalmom

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