This week I am returning to a topic that I don’t think I can cover too much. It is that most “survival food” is a complete scam. And sadly, most of the survival and prepping sites make most of their money from ads for these horrendously bad deals. The Auguson bucket I cover here that I found in my local Walmart is 2x to 3x better in calories per dollar than most of the stuff out there, so that is why I figured it might be a good candidate to compare to what I can really get for the same money, right on the same shelves at Walmart. The bucket and food, at $19.99, work out to 545 calories per dollar. My example bucket comes to 2,000 calories per dollar, and my bucket includes some ready to eat food, not that I would consider this the best mix of your money.
What I didn’t include in this bucket are a number of foods I mentioned, like nonfat dry milk and potato flakes, but I didn’t mention oats, which are in the Auguson bucket, and oils, which can take some extra care in storing.
Please see my original calories per dollar article here:
and the video post where I tour Walmart to a greater extent than this week’s video:
and the now famous “How to Buy Gold and Silver at Walmart” which is really about their online store and the deals you can get on canned food:
and don’t forget “Survival Food from the Mormons” which I mentioned in the video.