HyruleanHero1988 wrote:I'm not really a prepper but I do like the idea of not dying due to a natural disaster or whatever may happen. What would be the minimum number of calories a person should be aiming to consume in an emergency situation?
Edit: USCG recommends 800 calories per day minimum apparently.
Kind of depends of how active you will be. Obviously, USCG is telling you base calorie expenditure in a lifeboat. If you're going to have to expend energy beyond laying around in a lifeboat (ie, carrying water to/from nearest source, clearing debris from a tornado/hurricane, or evacuating on foot, etc) you'll need to add in additional calories to offset that.
That said, if you're like me, you carry several weeks of emergency calories around your midsection everywhere you go. The biggest concern is having a source for water in an emergency. After a couple of days of no water you get pretty loopy, and another day later you've moved on to your next realm.