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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  • Bryana Perry
    Bryana Perry9 mínútum síðan

    Maybe the real Theorista was the friends we made along the way.

  • Liam Siviter
    Liam Siviter22 mínútum síðan

    First thing I would do is clear the freezer section of ice and anything else not useful. I would then open cardboard boxes on frozen multipacks to save space and get as much fresh food in there as I could.

  • Robert Watson
    Robert Watson37 mínútum síðan

    Life time supply of sprouting potatos growing by them selves from compost of rotten veg

  • PixelGaming 2020
    PixelGaming 202048 mínútum síðan

    Stores have tons of ice. You can probably just place some meat in there, which will give you some more protein for a while. This will probably last a few days before the ice melts. Also, when the ice starts to melt, you can just use it as extra water.

  • Lakker94
    Lakker94Klukkustund síðan

    Food theory idea: for scientific reasons i swear, how long can a cannibal last, or a better question can a human survive off of only Human for meat? If so, how long?

  • Evan Daniel
    Evan DanielKlukkustund síðan

    That’s a good name

  • Imani Windom
    Imani WindomKlukkustund síðan

    Could you use the compost pile to grow new foods like produce?

  • Ferdabank
    FerdabankKlukkustund síðan

    I wanna know where evan got all that information

  • Francis Thrones
    Francis ThronesKlukkustund síðan

    Food theory idea: if a zombie apocalypse were to happen what food would be the best to live on.

  • dua ahmad
    dua ahmad2 klukkustundum síðan

    I have so much respect for how much work this takes.

  • Nick Schaeffer
    Nick Schaeffer2 klukkustundum síðan

    10 yrs easy

  • anefu
    anefu3 klukkustundum síðan


  • ForkUp
    ForkUp3 klukkustundum síðan

    Are we going to account for the weather of the outside world? If he doesn’t have AC or a heater working, wouldn’t Evan be in trouble when it’s really cold or really hot?

  • InfraRed Tiger
    InfraRed Tiger3 klukkustundum síðan

    If the window is open so he can cook the meat, why doesn’t he leave through the window

  • Hudson Hill
    Hudson Hill3 klukkustundum síðan

    I’ve asked myself this question at night for years.... “video comes out “.... nice

  • Joshua Greenaway
    Joshua Greenaway3 klukkustundum síðan

    Youd only be in there till they open in the morning LOL yall thinking too little

  • The Opera Triple Axel
    The Opera Triple Axel3 klukkustundum síðan

    Goot to know... Actually is useless... Thanks.

  • Roy Ybarra
    Roy Ybarra4 klukkustundum síðan

    Id die within months because asthma

  • wpgspecb
    wpgspecb4 klukkustundum síðan

    Is that hoovies garage in the thumb?

  • Cantere Gonda
    Cantere Gonda4 klukkustundum síðan

    Why doesn't Evan put the meat into the ice machine or where they store the bags of ice?

  • AMV tunes
    AMV tunes4 klukkustundum síðan

    What if the electricity never went out Because the whole store runs on solar energy how much does survive then

  • ashton cunningham
    ashton cunningham5 klukkustundum síðan

    Use salt to cure the meat and if you .. could technically can too if you had way to get heat

  • Some Asian Dude
    Some Asian Dude5 klukkustundum síðan

    if you had a Walmart and Home Depot combo in a suburban area you could practically start a colony

  • savannah M
    savannah M5 klukkustundum síðan

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life." -John 3:16(bible) "the wages of sin is death"-Bible. Therefore God the judge has given man the death sentence due to man's sin, but because of God's mercy, he gave himself(god incarnate/jesus)to die on a cross for the sins of the world. That means he paid our fine and if we trust in him God can legally let us go guilt free in court/judgment day and have everlasting life with Him!

  • The Early Kick With Austin
    The Early Kick With Austin5 klukkustundum síðan

    The real questions are what isle would you spend the most time on and how much weight would you gain?

  • Jay’s Fortune
    Jay’s Fortune5 klukkustundum síðan

    “Why you late”

  • TheSiren Dragon
    TheSiren Dragon5 klukkustundum síðan

    Just imagine if you are illergic mushrooms 🥲

  • Jessica
    Jessica5 klukkustundum síðan

    You’re talking a small average food store. Ahem. Enter: Walmart garden center. 🤣

  • Marty McFly
    Marty McFly5 klukkustundum síðan

    I've watched someone eat 70+ year old peanut butter from WWI and WWII MREs and they weren't rancid. Peanutbutter has a longer shelf life than you think.

  • Nelson Aquino
    Nelson Aquino5 klukkustundum síðan

    How about the one on the back storage or something. I think you forgot to include those.

  • David Trogdon
    David Trogdon6 klukkustundum síðan

    Quick question, is this only including food on the shelves or food in the back room too?

    VIOLET VOIDS6 klukkustundum síðan

    The real answer is, you don’t survive, you find something that can break glass

  • Just Me
    Just Me6 klukkustundum síðan

    Yo, farming’s kinda op I think the need to nerf that

  • Robert Jank
    Robert Jank6 klukkustundum síðan

    If Evan is able to make a fire, then he would be able to can the meat and vegetables in the beginning. He would just need a Dutch Oven and some glass jars. I’m pretty sure he can find all of those in a grocery store.

  • Tom Beedall
    Tom Beedall7 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm not familiar with this channel. I thought he was gonna actually get locked in a store. I'm disappointed

  • Andrew
    Andrew7 klukkustundum síðan

    thank you.

  • JC G
    JC G7 klukkustundum síðan

    Did Evan shower?

  • Thickok 45
    Thickok 457 klukkustundum síðan

    The salt and vinegar could be used to preserve quit a bit of the perishables EDIT: posted before I watched the vid lol.

  • Kyle Rudman
    Kyle Rudman7 klukkustundum síðan

    did you count the food in the back of the house as well as the stuff on the shelves? I think it would be very easy to last a lifetime in a grocery store.

  • Kallie Metro
    Kallie Metro7 klukkustundum síðan

    Couldn’t you use the grills sold in grocery stores and the coals 😂

  • Kallie Metro
    Kallie Metro7 klukkustundum síðan

    Theory: how did the voice in your head develop?

  • Kake Rake
    Kake Rake7 klukkustundum síðan

    if power is out immediately stockpile salted meats and salt as much useful meat products as possible... or smoke them edit: ok i wrote this b4 i watched the episode

  • Kake Rake
    Kake Rake7 klukkustundum síðan

    if the apocalypse happens the first place i plan on raiding is a supermarket

  • Walker Ginzel
    Walker Ginzel7 klukkustundum síðan about 2 people?

  • randal fowler
    randal fowler8 klukkustundum síðan

    Theorista shows up complains that there is nothing to eat

  • CoffeyhouseART
    CoffeyhouseART8 klukkustundum síðan

    salted meats can last alot longer if you are willing to eat them they can last longer then 2 months ive eat 2 year old meat before

  • Santiago Garza
    Santiago Garza8 klukkustundum síðan

    With all the Ice bags put together I think you could have a makeshift fridge for a week give or take, so another week more for meat 😩

  • MrCalyus
    MrCalyus8 klukkustundum síðan

    My guy Even is "locked" inside of a grocery store, yet has an open window for smoking meats and dehydrating fruits and vegetables. Something tells me he don't deserve Theorista.

  • Mohsin Ali
    Mohsin Ali8 klukkustundum síðan

    Evan must have used toilet during all of these years and u said there is no runny water so how can he manages to dispose that much poop.

  • Liam Roberts
    Liam Roberts8 klukkustundum síðan

    I recon I could survive for years in a Hotel Chocolate store.

  • Tim Stotelmeyer
    Tim Stotelmeyer8 klukkustundum síðan

    Collect the seeds from fruit and vegetables in the produce section. Save the tops from carrots and root them. Plant the dry beans and lentils. For extra dirt go downwards by pulling up the flooring and breaking through the concrete.

  • Gregory Keaton
    Gregory Keaton9 klukkustundum síðan

    06:16 “meatspin” lol

  • pixel productions 64
    pixel productions 649 klukkustundum síðan

    How long can you survive on one food?

  • AriaDaioh
    AriaDaioh9 klukkustundum síðan

    now I feel like being a mushroom farmer isn't so bad

  • Henry Lock
    Henry Lock9 klukkustundum síðan

    after watching this video. surely with the amount of food he has composted, he would of had a viable soil to grow his own food. thus he should be able to last longer. with the rain water he harvests. the shop it self may have a seed aisle or if he had collected the seeds/pips/tubers from the various fruits/veg he could of then planted.

  • Shawn Rhodes
    Shawn Rhodes9 klukkustundum síðan

    Try plants vs zombies

  • Alt1tude
    Alt1tude9 klukkustundum síðan

    This video is 1 percent theory and 99 percent food puns

  • Bradeast
    Bradeast9 klukkustundum síðan

    When u have some old pies and he says u can eat it Let's go 🚽 🏃‍♂️

  • Raphaël Atherill
    Raphaël Atherill10 klukkustundum síðan

    Good luck with that paper fire

  • Rebecca Wood
    Rebecca Wood10 klukkustundum síðan

    me scrolling down to see if vg responded to soy sauce then finds beast

  • Davinia Robbins
    Davinia Robbins10 klukkustundum síðan

    An easy way to tell if eggs are safe to eat is to drop an egg in a pan of water. If it sinks it is safe to eat, if it partial floats but is still touching the bottom it is probably okay but if it floats it is bad.

  • Aerodynamic
    Aerodynamic10 klukkustundum síðan

    That's if the building will even last 63 years, many building's roofs looks like crap after about 15 years.

    XERIC OAR10 klukkustundum síðan

    what if the store is out of stock xD

  • Davinia Robbins
    Davinia Robbins10 klukkustundum síðan

    And this doesn't even take into account vermin competing for food. There would be rats and mice not to mention that the place would start to stink after a while. Think disease would finish you off long before the food ran out.

  • Horary Pigeon484
    Horary Pigeon48410 klukkustundum síðan

    I hate to break it to you matpat but you forgot ONE THING heheh You forgot the expire dates when were they put in the shelf there’s no way someone just restock the shelfs and when the. Pandemic started

  • Lucas Dutra
    Lucas Dutra10 klukkustundum síðan

    This video makes me realize we spent too much food in an animal we don't eat

  • Hi There
    Hi There10 klukkustundum síðan

    interesting video... I survived Hurricane Andrews and even Katerina. Food was not the problem, the drifters and the other hungry souls were the most problematic.

  • O K
    O K10 klukkustundum síðan

    What if Evan's allergic to mushrooms?

  • Professor Hobo
    Professor Hobo10 klukkustundum síðan

    Just gotta say. That is a dope intro you have.

  • Fallen Guardian
    Fallen Guardian11 klukkustundum síðan

    What if he rationed

  • Shyam Patel
    Shyam Patel11 klukkustundum síðan

    If there's an open window ... why can't Evan just climb out the window?

  • Dim K
    Dim K11 klukkustundum síðan

    I worked in a supermarket for years and this exact question was coming in my head like many times.

  • Juli
    Juli11 klukkustundum síðan

    What if Evan is a vegetarian?

  • Zachary A
    Zachary A11 klukkustundum síðan

    What if you take the seeds out of some fruit at the beginning. Gives you oxygen and more fruit. And use the compost as dirt. EDIT: Welp i typed this at about when evan died. So yeah EDIT: What if he goes outside and gets some dirt?

  • NXØ
    NXØ11 klukkustundum síðan

    So close to 69

  • Garfield's Lasagna
    Garfield's Lasagna12 klukkustundum síðan

    You forgot about the items in the employee only section

  • Kozu- -Lucifer
    Kozu- -Lucifer12 klukkustundum síðan

    Finally a question I always had as kid finally answered

  • Faith Rogers
    Faith Rogers12 klukkustundum síðan

    This is funny. LOL!

  • Jack O'Leary
    Jack O'Leary12 klukkustundum síðan


  • Matt Rees
    Matt Rees12 klukkustundum síðan

    Pah, food who needs it, toilet paper baby!!

  • ML_Anonymous X
    ML_Anonymous X12 klukkustundum síðan

    No no no

  • Gloria Ochoa
    Gloria Ochoa12 klukkustundum síðan

    You forgot to put into consideration the meat department thats on the spoiled list

  • Brit Frazer
    Brit Frazer12 klukkustundum síðan

    Wait y'all waiting 50 years to get to that vodka?

    GURDEEP BHAGAT13 klukkustundum síðan

    umm but wait what about the amount of water tht he needs to survive

  • Stalwart Shinobi
    Stalwart Shinobi13 klukkustundum síðan

    Quick answer, as long as the date on the last of the frozen food

  • Sofia Quirino
    Sofia Quirino13 klukkustundum síðan

    So... we are not counting that humans need WATER? Just count the amount of liters in a supermarket and count how many days a person can last on minimal fluids. Humans can live close to a month without food, but only about 3 days without water.



    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Around 6:42 he mentions how Evan could collect rain water out of the window, so water is not an issue

  • No Post on Sundays
    No Post on Sundays13 klukkustundum síðan

    Before watching I already know it’s not going to be as long as you expect. Not only as food spoils but so many of the foods have to be cooked which can’t be done in the store. And every grocery store I’ve been to does not have any windows to open

  • SCAR X
    SCAR X13 klukkustundum síðan

    I thought u would go rent a grocery and vlog it

  • Master0fHyrule
    Master0fHyrule14 klukkustundum síðan

    I'll last one week...

  • cheater blob
    cheater blob14 klukkustundum síðan

    let’s cut to the chase you would probably last a week for the fact things will go old and be expired

  • Odrina Lilian
    Odrina Lilian14 klukkustundum síðan

    Before yall say twinkies just remember I have honey thats lasted like 9 or 8 years

  • Zurgo Pussysmasher
    Zurgo Pussysmasher14 klukkustundum síðan

    Now do this but with Cheesecake Factory

  • AaronMichael
    AaronMichael14 klukkustundum síðan

    Is there a way to block Matt's videos? They really rub me the wrong way

  • I AM ZIM!!
    I AM ZIM!!14 klukkustundum síðan

    Food theory idea: how many apples could you grow in a year if you had use of every part of America. Taking into account the different weather conditions.

  • Bakang Sedupane
    Bakang Sedupane14 klukkustundum síðan

    How long can you survive in a movie place 🤔

  • ZG Knight
    ZG Knight14 klukkustundum síðan

    Imagine having the back of your monitor saying Asus and the front is Samsung

  • Aidan C
    Aidan C14 klukkustundum síðan

    pemmican can be made from meat and it can last up to five years, but consistently lasts at least a year when made right

  • Jacopo Abbruscato
    Jacopo Abbruscato15 klukkustundum síðan

    Some stores also sell bags of dirt and fertilizer for gardening

  • Liliana Autz
    Liliana Autz15 klukkustundum síðan

    i dunno if i wanna eat poop mushrooms though

  • Kaveman 13
    Kaveman 1315 klukkustundum síðan

    What about growing fruit veg from the seeds in the fresh fruit and veg