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

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

    Christian Absalon PerezChristian Absalon Perez6 минутын өмнө
  • anyone else searching for evan down here???

    SaiffSaiff7 минутын өмнө
  • 4:43 his true love... Theorista 😭😭😭

    Shy HeartShy Heart24 минутын өмнө
  • My teacher saw this, but she's allergic to mushrooms so she can't follow into Evan's steps lol

    Justin HuhJustin Huh53 минутын өмнө
  • Grocery stores have freezers in the back, so you’ll live good

    Quintracious EspreeQuintracious EspreeЦагийн өмнө
  • Fresh rain water and potatoes groth

    Joshua WilsonJoshua WilsonЦагийн өмнө
  • Yo I work at a Safeway to

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

    noodlesnoodlesЦагийн өмнө
  • In a Food Lion hmm. I noticed it was a a Food Lion in the thumbnail.

    anonymous anonymousanonymous anonymous2 цагийн өмнө
  • I straight up thought this was gonna be a breakdown of monument 15

    JaysonJayson2 цагийн өмнө
  • Is there enough vitamin c to stave off scurvy for 63 years?

    XenXen3 цагийн өмнө
  • I’d drink myself to death like the guy from the movie bird box

    Devin WinchesterDevin Winchester3 цагийн өмнө
  • i can tell you right now beer does not last that long.

    zgmfBuzzard 105zgmfBuzzard 1053 цагийн өмнө
  • You would die from the bacteria in the air caused by spoiled meat and dairy way before you would die from starvation.

    Zach BrownZach Brown3 цагийн өмнө
  • When you get answers to questions you did not even knew you had ^^

    William Paul Singh HarikaWilliam Paul Singh Harika3 цагийн өмнө
  • 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 Christensen3 цагийн өмнө
  • 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. Lacy3 цагийн өмнө
  • Dang, Evan knows a lot about food

    C3ns0rB4rC3ns0rB4r4 цагийн өмнө
  • what about the water? rain wouldn't do the trick all year round in most places and bottled would run out eventually

    Rodes ViloboRodes Vilobo4 цагийн өмнө
  • You can use your poop as a fertilizer i dunno why but someone said it

    Haider AhmedHaider Ahmed4 цагийн өмнө
  • Imagine scp 3008 but it's an infinite grocery store and not an IKEA store

    Radio 39.7FMRadio 39.7FM4 цагийн өмнө
  • To be honest I want to see this as a movie

    OMEGA the pigOMEGA the pig4 цагийн өмнө
  • But what if the post apocalyptic rain was acid rain tho???

    Nick PelusoNick Peluso4 цагийн өмнө
  • He didn't mention Ramen

    Joe GallowayJoe Galloway4 цагийн өмнө
  • Now imagine a Costco or Sam’s club

    littlepoki81501littlepoki815015 цагийн өмнө
  • 3:49 goddamn if it isn't a Brazilian supermarket

    BRALOYBRALOY5 цагийн өмнө
  • Okay what about how old is Barbie? (The tv show one)

    Sara MatheySara Mathey5 цагийн өмнө
  • Food theory idea: is cereal a soup

    Cooper WolfCooper Wolf5 цагийн өмнө
  • Probably for the rest of your life. The malnutrition probably gets you before starvation.

    Lunar DancerLunar Dancer5 цагийн өмнө
  • My only criticism of MatPat is that he treats French as if it's a respectable language. It isn't.

    RuiluthRuiluth5 цагийн өмнө
  • Would be interesting to see how Evans health is effected by surviving of vodka and wine...

    Isaiah TolbertIsaiah Tolbert5 цагийн өмнө
  • "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.

    Ratchetpower2Ratchetpower25 цагийн өмнө
  • "Not every item in a grocery store is edible," *shows picture of cilantro* This man speaks the truth!

    RamadaArtistRamadaArtist5 цагийн өмнө
  • Must of never had a expire beer they only last about 150days depends on the beer 🍺

    Michael WagnerMichael Wagner5 цагийн өмнө
  • 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 Wagner5 цагийн өмнө
  • I'd rather die than eat poop mushrooms

    David OMalleyDavid OMalley5 цагийн өмнө
  • 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 Blackford5 цагийн өмнө
  • 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 G5 цагийн өмнө
  • I’d rather die than eat mushrooms for the rest of my life

    Mac BergMac Berg5 цагийн өмнө
  • 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.

    MegSong24MegSong245 цагийн өмнө
    • My guess was before watching, this is much longer than I thought!

      MegSong24MegSong245 цагийн өмнө
  • opens window for rain water instead of going out it and escaping lol

    Danny WallisDanny Wallis5 цагийн өмнө
  • Same thing but What about a mall

    Kasson BeckKasson Beck5 цагийн өмнө
  • Can you live off pharmacy section foods/vitamins?

    Erick FruinErick Fruin6 цагийн өмнө
  • Wow crazy in depth video! Now do it on a Costco!

    Victor UzunowVictor Uzunow6 цагийн өмнө
  • I genuinely ponder this question every time I'm in a grocery store. So happy I stumbled across this video!

    Leah WidmaierLeah Widmaier6 цагийн өмнө
  • How long could he survive if there was power

    Janelle SpatzJanelle Spatz6 цагийн өмнө
  • Is this taking into account stock out the back? Haha.

    AgresticalityAgresticality6 цагийн өмнө
  • best video iv seen on this channel so far

    Hypnotic CreationHypnotic Creation6 цагийн өмнө
  • This video seems oddly familiar...

    Dog Getting HaircutDog Getting Haircut6 цагийн өмнө
  • well done evan instead of making lemonade with the lemon tht life gave u made dehydrated lemons

    Lateknight 47Lateknight 477 цагийн өмнө
  • If it were cosco you could survive 400 years

    zalmangaming619zalmangaming6197 цагийн өмнө
  • 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 Krichevskoy7 цагийн өмнө
  • So how much longer can he survive with the power on?

    John Joseph LyokoJohn Joseph Lyoko7 цагийн өмнө
  • Food Theory: How long would you survive in Mars like the movie “The Martian”

    Aron pacalsoAron pacalso7 цагийн өмнө
  • does zombie aliens meat count?

    Василий КалинкинВасилий Калинкин7 цагийн өмнө
  • I haven’t watched this yet but I imagine a few years at last. It all depends on the rules you impose

    Gonzo RodriguezGonzo Rodriguez7 цагийн өмнө
  • 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!

    Aeroworks540Aeroworks5407 цагийн өмнө
  • Too bad theorista's womb dried up 30 years ago...

    Antony WadsworthAntony Wadsworth8 цагийн өмнө
  • question is: if there's NO water and power, how is he going to the bathroom and how is he washing himself. also, wouldn't he have run out of toilet paper after a yr or so?

    Mike ForemanMike Foreman8 цагийн өмнө
  • yes

    Aesthetically MelodyAesthetically Melody8 цагийн өмнө
  • Thanks, man. My kid watches the h3ll out of game theory and all the rest, and now I’m watching all your stuff too. Bravo Zulu, keep it up.

    Assault PioneerAssault Pioneer8 цагийн өмнө
  • Uh where'd he get all of his water??

    Nick VanRegenmorerNick VanRegenmorer8 цагийн өмнө
  • Growshry

    Verna RozVerna Roz9 цагийн өмнө
  • Provided they sell pans then a long as time

    ArchSixxArchSixx9 цагийн өмнө
  • Well nicotine is able to suppress your appetite so I mean if he starts smoking a lot he could be able to make the food last longer. But that’s just a theory

    Not Marty RobbinsNot Marty Robbins9 цагийн өмнө
  • You forgot that you can pickle all vegetables at the start

    NarcyzNarcyz9 цагийн өмнө
  • The cardboard packaging for all the goods in the grocery store would be good for composting.

    SeijuroRenSeijuroRen10 цагийн өмнө
  • This would make a great survival movie!

    Josh LoshawJosh Loshaw10 цагийн өмнө
  • Sorry. No clean water, doomsday scenario and all.

    Doso777Doso77710 цагийн өмнө
  • Yo I’m pretty sure that’s the Safeway in my town

    Nicholas PratoNicholas Prato10 цагийн өмнө
  • how many days could you be locked mcdonalds

  • You forgot about storage, a warehouse that should be in every store, and in which about 20% of the inventory is stored.

    Phoen1xPhoen1x10 цагийн өмнө
  • I feel special now since my name is also Evan

    AstroJackZAstroJackZ10 цагийн өмнө
  • So, this guy would be one of a few lucky people, who tasted real aged soy sauce, cause, you know, it can be aged for 10 years, then it's gonna be dangerous

    Phoen1xPhoen1x11 цагийн өмнө
  • But do you really think you could eat 20 pounds of mushrooms a day before offing yourself?

    Completely SoberCompletely Sober11 цагийн өмнө
  • So no accounting for the rats that would inevitably come ..technically he could have never left the store

    Al BaTZAl BaTZ11 цагийн өмнө
  • Sounds like a Tom Hanks movie

    Mads MathisMads Mathis11 цагийн өмнө
  • Should be able to find packets of seeds or seeds in vegetables so he can start at his own little garden in the store

    Pirate Treasure 101Pirate Treasure 10111 цагийн өмнө
  • What about a Costco? I work at Costco and there are many different things that can happen

    Vish GodVish God11 цагийн өмнө
  • Few issues that make this totally silly 1. Food in the store room 2. There is tones and tones of soil under the 4 inches of concrete. 3. Most groceries sell seeds 4. Rats and other rodents.

    Joshua DavisJoshua Davis11 цагийн өмнө
  • I am not very knowledgeable on mushroom farming, but the farming section might have errors in it. Because mushrooms don't photosynthesize they, unlike plants, can't produce calories. Instead they "eat" food just like us, use a part of the calories for their own use and store the remainder in their bodies. 13:32 A growing area doesn't produce any amount of mushrooms unless you add new compost to it and you can't reuse it indefinetly. Maybe the amount of calories spoiled throughout the process is enough for the mushrooms to sustain Evin until his natural death (and that seems quite likely given the amount of calories lost to spoilage) but mushroom farming isn't sustainable in this context. However, given how long Evin is staying inside this supermarket and how long he can survive without resorting to farming, surely the compost has turned to soil, and then he can eventually just eat potatoes forever (assuming he has enough windows).

    OlvirkiOlvirki11 цагийн өмнө
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    Siisi AdentwiSiisi Adentwi11 цагийн өмнө
  • 8:26

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  • E

    Nico nietoNico nieto12 цагийн өмнө
  • Is there still power? Definitely want to freeze as much meat cheese and milk as possible. Also maybe bread.

    00ICU81200ICU81212 цагийн өмнө
  • Not even going to consider that most large grocery stores also have seeds in their product offerings?

    Jonathan DickensJonathan Dickens13 цагийн өмнө
    • Omfg literally immediately after I posted this comment you cut to theorists’s tear watering a plant🤣😢

      Jonathan DickensJonathan Dickens13 цагийн өмнө
  • This could literally be a TV show that I would watch.

    Lemur ForeverLemur Forever13 цагийн өмнө
  • Now without the possibility to collect water, assuming it is contaminated and undrinkable, toxic.

    Erik ŽiakErik Žiak13 цагийн өмнө
  • Plot twist Evan has my brain and goes through the cereal within a couple days and is too picky to eat anything else than dies

    Drew HallDrew Hall13 цагийн өмнө
  • replaced “lo” with “fu” haha

    conlang knowconlang know14 цагийн өмнө
  • Outstanding. I did think of trying to grow veggies using seeds from the fresh items, but there's not gonna be much light in a grocery store with no power. I did NOT think of mushrooms. One thing they didn't go into is whether you're allowed to go onto the roof of the store (do grocery stores have roof access from inside the building?) If so, you could gather lots of rainwater, and grow veggies up there.

    Gra IncGra Inc14 цагийн өмнө
  • but... water?

    JasonJason14 цагийн өмнө
  • DO NOT SMOKE YOUR MEAT WITH ANYTHING BUT HARDWOOD! Duraflame logs are more than just wood, and will likely make you very ill if used to smoke foods.

    Daddy NitroDaddy Nitro15 цагийн өмнө
  • i had to pause the theory because the sad spongebob coupled with the Instagram thud sound effect had my dying of laughter for some reason. my sense of humor has degraded

    j sj s15 цагийн өмнө
  • Evan sounds awesome

    jabal886jabal88615 цагийн өмнө
  • Every grocery store has a freezer. Put all the food in there and you will survive for a for years

    ReaperReaper15 цагийн өмнө
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