Food Plans

Here are some sample plans that can be put together by combining items and packages from different manufacturers.

Plan Contents Variety2 Totals for entire Plan1
Water3
(gal)
Calories
(person-days)
Protein4
(%)
Fiber4
(%)
Fat5
(%)
Sat. fat5
(%)
Trans-fat5,6
(%)
Cholesterol5
(%)
Sodium5
(%)
Allergens7 Price Price per person-day
Basic AlpineAire assortment (1) AlpineAire assorted cans
21 54.2 38.5 206 101 62 92 0 109 124 DEMSTW $764.70 $19.86
Basic Chef's Banquet unit (1) Chef's Banquet ARK 1 month
8 52.7 32.1 84 82 70 61 397 22 192 DMSW $99.99 $3.12
Basic eFoodsDirect unit (1) eFoodsDirect 1-Month Supply
24 24.9 14.4 94 82 58 89 87 12 157 DSW $149.95 $10.42
Basic Food for Health International unit (1) Food for Health International 275 Serving Package
8 35.0 17.8 146 87 59 25 211 2 340 DSW $99.99 $5.62
Basic GoFoods Global unit (2) GoFoods Global GO Food 100 Pack
17 29.4 18.3 106 110 87 122 0 15 246 DSTW $338.00 $18.51
Basic Legacy Premium unit (1) Legacy Premium 180 Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Bucket
13 28.9 18.3 122 120 57 82 0 10 276 DSW $235.00 $12.82
Basic Mountain House assortment (1) Mountain House assorted cans
21 40.5 27.3 172 72 104 115 22 148 226 DEMSW $645.60 $23.68
Basic Wise Foods unit (1) Wise Foods 252 Serving Package
10 38.5 26.3 105 93 63 34 182 1 223 DSW $509.00 $19.32
Car pack, 2 people, 3 days (5) ER food bar
1 6.1 6.1 68 39 143 220 0 0 1 ? $30.00 $4.88
Family Plan:
4 people, 5 days
(1) eFoodsDirect 1-Month Supply
(1) Mountain House #10 can FD rice
(1) Provident Pantry #10 can hash browns
(1) Provident Pantry #10 can FD corn
(1) Nature's Plus Spiru-Tein Chocolate
28 34.9 20.0 113 86 42 64 62 8 120 ?DSW $212.95 $10.64

1  All percentages for plans and packages are relative to the normal minimum or maximum appropriate for the total number of calories supplied.
2  Variety is the number of different items included in a package. The bigger the number, the less of a problem you will have with taste fatigue or boredom.
3  Includes the water required to reconstitute or cook the items, plus 1 gallon/person-day for drinking.
4  Values for protein and fiber are recommended minimums, so the percentages should be at least 100.
5  Values for fat, cholesterol, and sodium are recommended maximums, so the percentages should be at most 100.
6  The trans-fat numbers are quite unreliable because the government allows manufacturers to count anything less than 0.5g/serving as zero, although there seems to be a consensus of only 2g/day as a maximum. Yes, you read that right: you can exceed your daily maximum by eating 5 servings of food that all officially contain zero trans-fat. And even the 2g limit is a compromise, as we really should be aiming at zero g/day.
In an attempt to compensate for this mathematical anomaly, I've listed an estimated value of 0.5 for anything which claims to have zero but whose ingredient list includes vegetable shortening or hydrogenated oils (which is where the trans-fat typically comes from).
7  Allergen codes are:
D = dairy (milk, cheese)
E = eggs
F = sulfites
M = meat, poultry, fish, or seafood
P = peanuts
S = soy
T = tree nuts
W = wheat