Food Theory: How Long Could You SURVIVE Locked In A Grocery Store?

17. apr. 2021
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I've seen the videos Creators posted about trying to live for 24 hours in a grocery store or places like Target. That got me thinking. How long COULD you survive in a grocery store? Whether you were locked in or it was your home base in a zombie apocalypse, how long would you be able to SURVIVE with that as your only source of sustenance? Today, I'm going to settle in and find out!
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  • Former pharmacy tech chiming in. Vitamins are eliminated in urine unless it is something you’re deficient in. So in this scenario you would likely only need vitamin B since he isn’t getting sunlight, C and iron because he has no fresh produce.

    Jessica SquierJessica SquierPred 4 minutami
  • In the perfect world, when the food never goes bad, power is always on, I believe you can last 1,853,960 years 🤷‍♂️

    Curtis NobleCurtis NoblePred 5 minutami
  • What about farming maggots?

    Bonnie BlueBonnie BluePred 7 minutami
  • Thought if was Hoovie....

    DeTuned ArtDeTuned ArtPred 10 minutami
  • lets be real, after about a week id run outside and face the zombies

    Munchie78Munchie78Pred 53 minutami
  • he would have died of water dehydration long ago

    Peter KnaggePeter KnaggePred uro
    • @McPepper what rain bruh?

      Peter KnaggePeter KnaggePred 7 minutami
    • rain bruh

      McPepperMcPepperPred uro
  • I would guess around 20 years. Depends on the store and if the power stays on the whole time. Spoilage can be postponed with freezers obviously, but there are so many processed foods that take forever to go bad. If you conserved right and had power the whole time, you could probably stretch it to 40 years.

    potawatadingdongpotawatadingdongPred uro
  • Food Theory Idea: Are sports drinks better than water

    Michael BeekmanMichael BeekmanPred uro
  • Depends which Zombie Movie you watch

    Spirit FreeSpirit FreePred uro
  • Game theory: The dark lore behind brawl stars

    Zachary EckertZachary EckertPred uro
  • What about all the food in the back/storage room?

    LizLizPred uro
  • Wait couldn’t you just break the window and escape

    Pepper man skitsPepper man skitsPred uro
  • but with the compost and the fruits and veggies in the store he can plant them himself and get like infinited food from that and many stores does have dirt for the garden so he could posibbly survive till the universe dies off or the sun but humans dont live so long

    yasin manyasyasin manyasPred uro
  • I knew it. Mushrooms are the answer to everything.

    Sakura RyanSakura RyanPred 2 urami
  • all im saying is that theres an open window, he's not locked in...

    Lia CartwrightLia CartwrightPred 2 urami
  • I would try to compost the fresh produce scraps and then try to grow my own food to supplement what was in the store.

    GreenGirlGabGreenGirlGabPred 2 urami
  • Hold up wait a minute... How is he gonna cook the potatoes if there arent any ovens??

    Jason NagelJason NagelPred 2 urami
  • You can pickle the fruit by making a shrub with champagne vinegar.

    pab939pab939Pred 3 urami
  • spoiler alert. They bring up farming as if its unheard of. Meaning they live forever. of course.

    Ryan HaydonRyan HaydonPred 3 urami
  • This video is really stupid. He can use compost to start a garden and grow seeds from produce to sustain himself forever. That took 0 minutes of research.

    CGagnon5CGagnon5Pred 3 urami
  • Would that theory still work even if it wasn’t restocked with food before he went there

    Rudy LopezRudy LopezPred 3 urami
  • "We have no choice but to count the calories of grocery store items manually" Diabetics : hold my libre

    LexLexPred 3 urami
  • not the PET FOOD

    indig0iceeindig0iceePred 3 urami
  • 11:59 50 years passed but they still look young, Me: Dad I am going to lock myself in grocery store (with my theorista) Dad: visible confusion

  • 🦰🔥💗* 本当にありがとう。, そして、政治プロセスの要素がセクター間で連想的に分散されていることは間違いありません。もちろん、一般的に、人材育成の境界は、既存の財政的および行政的条件を決定する以外に選択肢を与えません。💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕, 苹果,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反有一種有爭議的觀點,它表示如下內容:國內政治的某些特徵只是政治參與的一種方法,被宣布違反道德和道德的普遍規範。很難說為什麼努力替代傳統生產的納米技術將得到及時驗證。,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類 鸡蛋,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候$

    Jenni StarJenni StarPred 3 urami
  • The calories from alcohol shouldn't be counted because they're empty calories

    inkwhirinkwhirPred 3 urami
  • If you are searching the hearted comment of Evan then , sadly he never commented here.

  • all these calories and your mom could eat it all in one day

    DiegoAwoogaDiegoAwoogaPred 3 urami
  • I would eat all of my favorite food on the first day then be sad

    Chillax211Chillax211Pred 4 urami
  • Wouldn`t you be able to cool the food during winter to extend the shelflife

    UnknownObjektUnknownObjektPred 4 urami
  • Would malnutrition get him first though? Surviving on only carbohydrates for a few years in the middle there would probably bring on the scurvy.

    MonkeyPoidaMonkeyPoidaPred 4 urami
  • Theory idea: What is the best noodle cup to buy

    UnknownObjektUnknownObjektPred 4 urami
  • You might be able to expand the soil buy using cat litters and other store products. Soil is composed of; clay, sand, and organic matter. Many cat litters are 100% clay just stay away from the ones that have other stuff in it, there are also cat litters made up of sawdust pressed into pellets. Organic matter is the compost you mentioned. As for the sand when you look at what it provides to the plant it's drainage. So any non absorbing media. Heck you could even crush up glass into a fine powder and add it (wouldn't use it for root crops); however, broken up plastic would do the same thing and be less of a hazard.

    TheAmbulating FerretTheAmbulating FerretPred 4 urami
  • I cant believe it it's Mr best

    Munching MomentsMunching MomentsPred 4 urami
  • What about the back rooms?

    LiamLiamPred 4 urami
  • Matpat: Finding how long a human can survive in a supermarket is the hardest challenge over the past 10years of doing SLworlds. Fnaf timeline: ahem, hold my coffee

    Sim AloysiusSim AloysiusPred 5 urami
  • You still have the store warehouse

    EdenEdenPred 5 urami
  • Surely you could last forever if you have a compost heap? you could replant potatoes that have gone to seed?? and water it with wee wee

    ADI BADI BPred 5 urami
  • alternate story: your mom saw her best friend while shopping.

    shadoweye890shadoweye890Pred 5 urami
  • How long could someone survive in a mall?

    LegalWallhacksLegalWallhacksPred 5 urami
  • Assuming you can raid the tool section, you can dig down for more soil, so more potatoes

    Javier DarkonaJavier DarkonaPred 6 urami
  • Well, I really don't understand why as one of the first priority's, he didn't go to the aisle with all gardening supplies.. Take some veggies and plant he's own produce. Potatoes is all you need :P

    Maili HufseyMaili HufseyPred 6 urami
  • Long i guess, most super markets water and thats most important

    PixelboyHveenPixelboyHveenPred 6 urami
  • I can't believe. Iam hooked to the story until the end!😅

    Christian Absalon PerezChristian Absalon PerezPred 6 urami
  • anyone else searching for evan down here???

    SaiffSaiffPred 6 urami
  • 4:43 his true love... Theorista 😭😭😭

    Shy HeartShy HeartPred 6 urami
  • My teacher saw this, but she's allergic to mushrooms so she can't follow into Evan's steps lol

    Justin HuhJustin HuhPred 7 urami
  • Grocery stores have freezers in the back, so you’ll live good

    Quintracious EspreeQuintracious EspreePred 7 urami
  • Fresh rain water and potatoes groth

    Joshua WilsonJoshua WilsonPred 7 urami
  • Yo I work at a Safeway to

    willcallninjawillcallninjaPred 8 urami
  • Pero la leche está ultrapasteurizada, t0ns no importa si se pone agria, igual puedes beberla (aunque sepa culera).

    noodlesnoodlesPred 8 urami
  • In a Food Lion hmm. I noticed it was a a Food Lion in the thumbnail.

    anonymous anonymousanonymous anonymousPred 8 urami
  • I straight up thought this was gonna be a breakdown of monument 15

    JaysonJaysonPred 8 urami
  • Is there enough vitamin c to stave off scurvy for 63 years?

    XenXenPred 9 urami
  • I’d drink myself to death like the guy from the movie bird box

    Devin WinchesterDevin WinchesterPred 9 urami
  • i can tell you right now beer does not last that long.

    zgmfBuzzard 105zgmfBuzzard 105Pred 9 urami
  • You would die from the bacteria in the air caused by spoiled meat and dairy way before you would die from starvation.

    Zach BrownZach BrownPred 10 urami
  • When you get answers to questions you did not even knew you had ^^

    William Paul Singh HarikaWilliam Paul Singh HarikaPred 10 urami
  • I'm surprised that you didn't bring up something else -- batteries and various electronics carried by most grocery stores could potentially be used to restore power to at least some appliances, such as freezers, allowing you to extend shelf life even further. If you were fortunate enough to be inside a larger one, such as a Walmart, you may even be able to get some solar power or the like.

    Matthew ChristensenMatthew ChristensenPred 10 urami
  • Matt I think you forgot the caveat that to survive on mushrooms he’d have to eat 20 pounds of them a day

    Ian B. LacyIan B. LacyPred 10 urami
  • Dang, Evan knows a lot about food

    C3ns0rB4rC3ns0rB4rPred 10 urami
  • what about the water? rain wouldn't do the trick all year round in most places and bottled would run out eventually

    Rodes ViloboRodes ViloboPred 10 urami
  • You can use your poop as a fertilizer i dunno why but someone said it

    Haider AhmedHaider AhmedPred 10 urami
  • Imagine scp 3008 but it's an infinite grocery store and not an IKEA store

    Radio 39.7FMRadio 39.7FMPred 10 urami
  • To be honest I want to see this as a movie

    OMEGA the pigOMEGA the pigPred 10 urami
  • But what if the post apocalyptic rain was acid rain tho???

    Nick PelusoNick PelusoPred 11 urami
  • He didn't mention Ramen

    Joe GallowayJoe GallowayPred 11 urami
  • Now imagine a Costco or Sam’s club

    littlepoki81501littlepoki81501Pred 11 urami
  • 3:49 goddamn if it isn't a Brazilian supermarket

    BRALOYBRALOYPred 11 urami
  • Okay what about how old is Barbie? (The tv show one)

    Sara MatheySara MatheyPred 11 urami
  • Food theory idea: is cereal a soup

    Cooper WolfCooper WolfPred 11 urami
  • Probably for the rest of your life. The malnutrition probably gets you before starvation.

    Lunar DancerLunar DancerPred 11 urami
  • My only criticism of MatPat is that he treats French as if it's a respectable language. It isn't.

    RuiluthRuiluthPred 11 urami
  • Would be interesting to see how Evans health is effected by surviving of vodka and wine...

    Isaiah TolbertIsaiah TolbertPred 11 urami
  • "Evan could live out the rest of his natural life all thanks to farming," to be fair 63.3 years is a massive chunk of one's life already. I know this was all about how long a store could sustain one person but if we're adding a story to it most likely Evan would already be dead before the store stopped supporting him. Let's say Evan was 18 years old when he started this survival adventure. By the time he could no longer just live off the store he would be 81-82 years old. Even if he was some incredible boy genius 5-year-old he would be 68-69 by the time the store's supplies ran out. 63.3 years (considering the power is out) is definitely nothing to sneeze at, a lot of people would die of other causes or just old age by the time they would die from the lack of supplies. A farm is still a great idea though.

    Ratchetpower2Ratchetpower2Pred 11 urami
  • "Not every item in a grocery store is edible," *shows picture of cilantro* This man speaks the truth!

    RamadaArtistRamadaArtistPred 12 urami
  • Must of never had a expire beer they only last about 150days depends on the beer 🍺

    Michael WagnerMichael WagnerPred 12 urami
  • Wait wine spoils bro use a shovel break some tiles in the store and bury the bottles so the wine stays cool and dark wine hates sun light and heat your welcome well last a preserve better then stay how grocery stores store them

    Michael WagnerMichael WagnerPred 12 urami
  • I'd rather die than eat poop mushrooms

    David OMalleyDavid OMalleyPred 12 urami
  • In reality any kind of store before and after is going to be ransacked and have nothing left better to be prepared before hand not to mention people will be killing each other over a bag of lays potato chips but fun ideal though well though out with the math

    Cody BlackfordCody BlackfordPred 12 urami
  • Wait... Did I missed the part about the water? I mean, it's recommended to drink two liters a day, which would be 46.000 liters within 63 years. Does a grocery store hold that much?

    Leonard GLeonard GPred 12 urami
  • I’d rather die than eat mushrooms for the rest of my life

    Mac BergMac BergPred 12 urami
  • Now, do we assume we have power? Freeze as many persihables, the walk in with it. Cook off what you can't immediately freeze/use etc. Freeze those. Start with anything else perishable. Work through frozen stuff/dry goods. by myself? 6 months to a year. But I work in a grocery store. lol Without it? Maybe two weeks. factoring in campfire/curing six months. off the top. Grill//stove are gas based not electric least in my store.

    MegSong24MegSong24Pred 12 urami
    • My guess was before watching, this is much longer than I thought!

      MegSong24MegSong24Pred 12 urami
  • opens window for rain water instead of going out it and escaping lol

    Danny WallisDanny WallisPred 12 urami
  • Same thing but What about a mall

    Kasson BeckKasson BeckPred 12 urami
  • Can you live off pharmacy section foods/vitamins?

    Erick FruinErick FruinPred 12 urami
  • Wow crazy in depth video! Now do it on a Costco!

    Victor UzunowVictor UzunowPred 12 urami
  • I genuinely ponder this question every time I'm in a grocery store. So happy I stumbled across this video!

    Leah WidmaierLeah WidmaierPred 13 urami
  • How long could he survive if there was power

    Janelle SpatzJanelle SpatzPred 13 urami
  • Is this taking into account stock out the back? Haha.

    AgresticalityAgresticalityPred 13 urami
  • best video iv seen on this channel so far

    Hypnotic CreationHypnotic CreationPred 13 urami
  • This video seems oddly familiar...

    Dog Getting HaircutDog Getting HaircutPred 13 urami
  • well done evan instead of making lemonade with the lemon tht life gave u made dehydrated lemons

    Lateknight 47Lateknight 47Pred 13 urami
  • If it were cosco you could survive 400 years

    zalmangaming619zalmangaming619Pred 13 urami
  • Food Theory: If you eat an average person(yes cannibalism)what parts can you eat safely and how much nutrition could you get from that? Uh.. Asking for a friend.

    Raharu KrichevskoyRaharu KrichevskoyPred 13 urami
  • So how much longer can he survive with the power on?

    John Joseph LyokoJohn Joseph LyokoPred 14 urami
  • Food Theory: How long would you survive in Mars like the movie “The Martian”

    Aron pacalsoAron pacalsoPred 14 urami
  • does zombie aliens meat count?

    Василий КалинкинВасилий КалинкинPred 14 urami
  • I haven’t watched this yet but I imagine a few years at last. It all depends on the rules you impose

    Gonzo RodriguezGonzo RodriguezPred 14 urami
  • Don't forget that he could compost and then use the seeds to farm inside the store for fresh fruits and vegetables! Dang just watched the ending!

    Aeroworks540Aeroworks540Pred 14 urami