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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Axe 14 seconds ago
My humor is so broken that 7:37 had me dying of laughter
TheOatmealPeople 18 minutes ago
Did you take into account any food stored in the back? Also, though edible, I don't think the food in the last two periods would be nutritious enough to keep Evan alive.
JadeDragonElixir 48 minutes ago
what about the open window he could climb out or break it using a mop or something
Bloobler Doobler
How cool of an area would this be in fallout
The Yellow Cursor
The Yellow Cursor 2 hours ago
He, alone, can't possibly accomplish all that in 1 day.
M.A.M. 2 hours ago
Lol as a farmer I feel even more confident to survive in a food mart lol
katherine gregory
katherine gregory 2 hours ago
This is my first video. This is fun
Siaca 2 hours ago
Was really hoping the book Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne would be mentioned. 14 kids (ranging from 5-18) are all stuck in a grocery store due to an apocalyptic situation outside. Great trilogy
Think Before You Sleep
Yeah but like.... the dried beans can be planted and so can the rice.... so can the fruit seeds. Also often times stores have seed packets for vegetables. So really if you are not just expending resources, you could live there indefinitely. Also you might have to dig a well.
ThatOneGuy 2 hours ago
This should be a Netflix series
Garrett Whiting
Garrett Whiting 2 hours ago
Why not just use a Walmart
Garrett Whiting
Garrett Whiting 2 hours ago
They are bigger and in pretty much every state
Nayal Raza
Nayal Raza 3 hours ago
“All utilities are out of order“ Evan: I got to poop
TheGofercat77 3 hours ago
Trimericbark 27
Trimericbark 27 3 hours ago
Wouldn’t you be able to break the ground to get that dirt for crops I mean it’s still in side the store.
Swineinthesky 4 hours ago
For that first part you’re very generously assuming that the average person is smart enough to build a fire that won’t burn the whole place down and also smart enough to know how to DEHYDRATE FRUIT over an open fire
evan jacobs
evan jacobs 4 hours ago
EmE 4 hours ago
This was awesome
Valentine rose
Valentine rose 5 hours ago
But you could stay alive longer because you don’t need the recommended You just need the bare minimum Enough to survive
Valentine rose
Valentine rose 5 hours ago
Idk I’d star dehydrating and prepping for the first week and get everything and set like idk ten or more fires yk. Also wouldn’t you go insane pretty easily without out to do all day
Reagan P
Reagan P 5 hours ago
you know thay restoki t
Niomi Ann
Niomi Ann 5 hours ago
He could have use the snow from the windowsill from the snowy seasons started so he can refrigerate the meat and if the snow melted he would have used it for a water source and then now you're talking progress 🌊❄️🍃🌿(UvU👌)🌿🍃❄️🌊
ElectedWall6000 6 hours ago
good to know for an apocalypse
Jace Lemay
Jace Lemay 6 hours ago
Wait if he opened the window why didn't he just leave?
Ryan Manabe
Ryan Manabe 6 hours ago
Nic3. Love to see target when its stater bros. 4:58
Joey Bassani
Joey Bassani 6 hours ago
great video
Ben Kuzoyan
Ben Kuzoyan 9 hours ago
Plot twists: theorista came only for the food and she didn’t care for evan
Bifrozt 9 hours ago
Poop Mushrooms huh
NTac Tic
NTac Tic 9 hours ago
Thats one big grocery store 😂
Sara Painter
Sara Painter 9 hours ago
Did he anywhere in the theory consider toilet paper?
will york
will york 10 hours ago
only one problem. you dont find vodka in grocery stores
The Waffler
The Waffler 10 hours ago
Food Theory: How much McDonald’s can you eat before you die. I actually want to see this.
John Bueckert
John Bueckert 10 hours ago
How mend food ln a day you nead
Vickie Hurley
Vickie Hurley 10 hours ago
Vickie Hurley
Vickie Hurley 10 hours ago
Can you jump out of a window 44 feet tall without hurting any bones?
SuperJr64Logan 10 hours ago
Alley Cat :3
Alley Cat :3 10 hours ago
Me writing a post apocalyptic book: yes exactly what I need Also Me who works as a cashier: ya we have a lot of items Customer: is their a deal on this Me: I'm not sure but I can check C: how could you not know you work here! M:( ya not like it's always changing do to items leaving and different deals coming and going constantly). I'm sorry your right
Tahnee's Blog
Tahnee's Blog 11 hours ago
what about restocking?
Hannah Savage
Hannah Savage 11 hours ago
Food ( and/or film) theory idea: how long could you last in Willy wink as factory with only the food and candy inside?
mm mm
mm mm 11 hours ago
4:46, Theorista, really. You couldn't come up with some other name.
Donnie 11 hours ago
if it would be a apocalypse, the rain wouldn't be drinkable, no?
sparkylife 12 hours ago
what is theoretically the most you could eat of one food product without dying, what i mean by this is, you can die from eating any food technically, you just have to eat enough of it, so what is the food that you can eat the most of?
GeoStreber 12 hours ago
The standard Bundeswehr MREs eaten currently have a manufacture date in the late 80s.
renten 12 hours ago
So..poop mushrooms. Poop mushrooms would save Evan
Garrett Rivera
Garrett Rivera 12 hours ago
What about a larger store like a Costco or a sams club?
Skribble 12 hours ago
Compost over years mixed in though would create more and more soil wouldn't it or would it need worms which could also be in the store. Also you can grow plants without soil if you know how
Ian Carlson
Ian Carlson 12 hours ago
The immediate thing I picked out when you mentioned meats and dairy is that a grocery store is usually thermally sealed (or can be such.) The moment the power goes off, all systems that would generate heat would immediately attempt to equalize with anything cold nearby. However, there is one problem. You see, most grocery stores have a near (small) truckload of packaged ice. One of my first instincts would be to try and find the packaged ice area, and isolate its specific "fridge" unit. As that specific unit would stay ice cold for at least a day or so. So if anything really was on the verge of its sell by date, they would immediately be stuffed in that while I go on with the other things.
LINISIN 12 hours ago
PA Tay Ta
Martina SERA
Martina SERA 12 hours ago
What if the supermarket isn’t fully stocked?
Katharina Von Walde
Katharina Von Walde 13 hours ago
Its the shrooms on poop ... shrooms on poop
TehWhiteTiger 13 hours ago
Imagine if this happened during the toilet paper raids.
tom margotta
tom margotta 13 hours ago
Theirs no light to grow plants in a frekin grocery store and no irrigation....
Monster coward
Monster coward 13 hours ago
Could he have made the milk into cheese?
F in the chat for Evan 😅
"Super market survival" am I the only one who thinks it sounds like a title for a crappy mobile game granny rip off?
Shmeganthy 14 hours ago
Mushrooms? Nah ill just die
Lynsey Jones
Lynsey Jones 14 hours ago
My mum starts talking to someone at the shops: My search history:
Sharon 15 hours ago
Okay but realistically I just do not need more then 63 years. By the time you’re old and wise enough to do all this I’d say you’re at least like 20. 63 years later you’re 83, with that diet you’ll probably be dead right?
Randy Brown
Randy Brown 15 hours ago
I have a question similar to this one about Gilligan's Island. Did the island have enough of the right kinds of food to sustain 7 people and give them enough variety in their diet to keep them healthy?
eBay eBrqd
eBay eBrqd 15 hours ago
Why not just breathe door to get out of wait till they open the next day? You over thinking this
Skadé 16 hours ago
Alex 16 hours ago
He would die from old age and bad diet before running out.
Pat Mcgary
Pat Mcgary 17 hours ago
how long would your last in a costco
Beeeni 17 hours ago
11:56 matt: unless my dumbass: he ate his own body parts? matt: farming me: ah yes
Tom Smith
Tom Smith 17 hours ago
Love the fallout ghoul and Zetan pictures
Lisa Arley
Lisa Arley 17 hours ago
Film theory idea..? Hey, just came to think about it somehow but have u even been wondering why Donald Duck is like the only duck in his series that talk like he does? Everyone else talk "normal" but yet he gotta sound more "ducky".. But perhaps that question has already been answered
Elven At Heart
Elven At Heart 18 hours ago
I realized the true answer the moment he said the word compost. But I watched till the end anyway.
A_carot YT
A_carot YT 18 hours ago
Here is a theory, how long could you last only drinxkong 5 hour energy and steak
Pete the Norwegian
Pete the Norwegian 18 hours ago
Fábio Santos
Fábio Santos 18 hours ago
Water would be a bigger problem then. I guess you can collect rain water but it involves going outside.
Leehiro 19 hours ago
i would put the fresh groceries in the freezers
John Smith
John Smith 19 hours ago
4:11 to skip the rather long intro.
Zamir Murray
Zamir Murray 20 hours ago
that girl dead ash
aman ali
aman ali 20 hours ago
Film theory idea:how luffy can do the things he does even if he is rubber from onempiece
TheLoneCabbage 20 hours ago
"However long it takes to run out of stuff that's hydrating plus ~3 days". Hunger will not be the determining factor; thirst will.
The Immortal Sun-kun
_Food_ Theory? Matthew, you have officially gone too far.
Sync Bmgo
Sync Bmgo 21 hour ago
Good Job Evan
Alan Feng
Alan Feng 22 hours ago
Is everyone going to skip over the year that Evan spends blazed out of his mind because he gets the entirety of his calories from vodka? 7.1M calories worth? Also, during the last 13 years, wouldn't he get scurvy like 3 months in? He's eating nothing but raw sugar, molasses, vodka and soy sauce. His pancreas will quit like 3 weeks in, followed quickly by his kidneys from drinking straight soy sauce. I wouldn't count those last 13 years as "survival" Actually, chubbyemu has a video describing what happened after someone chugged a gallon of soy sauce Oh, one MORE thing -- will he need 2000 calories? If he starves himself, his metabolism will actually go down. So from the beginning, he starves himself down to about 100 pounds, his basal metabolism drops to around 1300 calories. This means that the indefinite food items will sustain him 20/13 times longer, or about +50%. We could EASILY get to Evan's natural life with this kind of rationing.
Merlin Island
Merlin Island 22 hours ago
How long can someone survive in a Apple store?
Love is Love
Love is Love 22 hours ago
Flaws in this video : You can still drink milk that's "spoiled" bc it's pasteurised. There is natural beauty products you can safely eat and it does give you nutrition. Evan can survive longer just by fasting every other day, he does not need to eat his basel metabolic rate anyways he's not very active he can just let his metabolic rate slow down, and that can give him a decade more.
metal87power 22 hours ago
Wait, he can still eat and drink his own waste.
hassanyBOI 22 hours ago
at the start his monitor is asus and samsung 😂
Tyler Davie
Tyler Davie 23 hours ago
Matthew 23 hours ago
Id rather just live the 63.3 years than end up eating mushrooms
Glacier Ange1
& if he was vegan? Or has an eating disorder? :3
Dynastie Day ago
4:18 shouldn’t there be a like a limit of use for farming soil
Garnet 3942
Garnet 3942 Day ago
Scp-3008?? Anyone? Lol
Dman Peso
Dman Peso Day ago
I think you could have just taken the item with longest expiration date & there’s your answer
Dman Peso
Dman Peso Day ago
Dried beans can last 30 years
Kevin Nunna
Kevin Nunna Day ago
with all the human waist and food waist you would have to worry about rats eating you're food stash
Kevin Nunna
Kevin Nunna Day ago
if thereso no freezer then smoke the meat and salt it wrap it
Kevin Nunna
Kevin Nunna Day ago
what if you flipped the script and started eating the zombies I'm a genius
McSmouche Day ago
Plot twist: thoerista is the mastermind behind the post apocalyptic event and the alien zombies are her henchmen sent to assassinate Evan from survival
Marki Day ago
heh, eating poo mushs forever is a pretty good option i guess, as long as you are alive doesn't matter
Just Chilled
Just Chilled Day ago
This is useful because I think of this frequently
Hong Xu
Hong Xu Day ago
Lots of those foods would need cooking though. How much cooking can he do with his supermarket items?
BattonFive Day ago
ah dog food and shrooms, i miss college :-) good fun :-p
DBKMinecraft Day ago
Not sure why but this scenario is really interesting.
Zeba Chan
Zeba Chan Day ago
Chingers Day ago
This could be a good tv series
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