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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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Scarg Media
Scarg Media Hour ago
One thought I just had - Is it worth considering things you might find in the supermarket that aren’t food but are edible and non-toxic?
A Window
A Window 5 hours ago
I bet Evan is happy rn
pixie
pixie 7 hours ago
As a kid i once ate my dogs dry food. Did I get diarrhea? yeah. was it tasty? yeah.
Jevel
Jevel 10 hours ago
I hate mushrooms with my life so I'm gonna die
Denver - Blockman Go
I was crid 🤨 when you- made sad endinf (bruh)
Coming soon ...
Fun fact: If Bendy’s restaurant actually real, I would love to eat there everyday
PoorlyPlayed YT
Im pretty sure every character in reck it Ralph is real and not a video game because they went in a internet box in wreck it Ralph 2 so my question is who made them and do they know and if so why?
xxNarcissus
xxNarcissus Day ago
Bro the editing…the charisma when speaking…the creativity oh my goodness
Cyver
Cyver Day ago
HE LOCKED THE DOOR ON TERESTA
Karate Chicken Gaming
Mr beast watches food theory
Mary Jane
Mary Jane 2 days ago
You would find me 3 months later with a bunch of empty wine bottles, some bottles filled with pee, and chocolate wrappers eveywhere. and a corner of store which we do not speak of... haha
Owen Dunn
Owen Dunn 2 days ago
How long could you survive eating only one food and one drink???
Ritwik Gossain
Ritwik Gossain 2 days ago
Now imagine a vegan person on a non GMO gluten free diet who is allergic to dust and almonds, then he's screwed
netra Magar
netra Magar 2 days ago
I don’t like mushroom so I’m doomed
Semiloader3000
Semiloader3000 2 days ago
If the supermarket has has a skylight, you can use your sewage as a mini crop field and you can use the water and seeds that they have in products Boom.
Kevin Redican
Kevin Redican 2 days ago
7:36 this scared me!🤣😂🤣😂
Kevin Redican
Kevin Redican 2 days ago
But if there's no electricity how can you use a refrigerator?🤔🤨🧐
Em!
Em! 3 days ago
You said Evan was smoking meat by an open window BUT if the window was open, wouldn't he be able to escape the "locked" grocery store? And if the window was closed, the gas made by the fire would have killed him if he stayed put because he wouldn't be able to breathe.
TheTransforcer
TheTransforcer 3 days ago
Where is the better love story than twilight comment? This was exactly what I didn’t know I needed answered!
Black&White Artistry
I'm curious... did he take into account everything that was in the storage room as well? You know. Those double-doors that say "Employees only" where they keep extra products for when they need to restock the shelves?
Gacha_Oasis
Gacha_Oasis 3 days ago
Well I would die cause I can't have dairy or mushrooms 🤣
LadyTaraJo
LadyTaraJo 3 days ago
This brings up serious questions about some of those food products you find in Fallout. You know, the ones that have been just sitting there for over a century.
Katja Ruggieri
Katja Ruggieri 3 days ago
Food theory idea:how long can u survive whit out food and only water
Jacques Vermeulen
To complete the circle how about you start a medical theory channel? For example, does Vicks Vaporub really work on your chest as a first episode idea :)
Tristan Cummings
Tristan Cummings 3 days ago
y'know I think Matpat is overestamating the average human here...EVERYONE ISN'T YOU MATPAT!!(lol)
Twice-ler Val
Twice-ler Val 3 days ago
ya know how food is packaged and stuff well...what if each unit has a different amount of that item you know what I mean?
A Phantom
A Phantom 4 days ago
I want to see you do this with food allergies (mine being soybean if you would like to try that though where I live it’s very hard to avoid)
Collin Evans
Collin Evans 4 days ago
Is there anywhere we can suggest theory's to you.
Achilles Akanga
Achilles Akanga 4 days ago
Theorista is the best improvised fictional name ever. Using it in my book. Next how long one would survive in a mall
Hoofs booga Goo
Hoofs booga Goo 4 days ago
Best food theory video honestly
Clarinet Threat
Clarinet Threat 4 days ago
This video is mandatory for those who are going to enter scp 3008 (The infinite IKEA)
lemonWedge - Incredibox
Scp 3008
ManBacon
ManBacon 5 days ago
Idea: How much spicyness can the human cossume?
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Michael Uribe
Michael Uribe 5 days ago
But what about the average amount of item is a human allergic to and if it the worst case scenario then it would be the highest amount of item a human has been allergic to
Brittany Shaver
Brittany Shaver 6 days ago
To hard I will just eat chips
Sophie _Swissmiss
The amount of mushroom memes in this comment section had me rolling 😆
Cainabox12
Cainabox12 6 days ago
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Cainabox12
Cainabox12 6 days ago
No first bring a generator to supply power to the building then!!! Make sure you power the fridge
Gab Ogunremi
Gab Ogunremi 6 days ago
Ohm
Misty Bell
Misty Bell 6 days ago
My predictions Umm i would think 1 year after the power goes out and 50% the FOOD spoils and your are left with 10% of the food that dose not spoils still needs to cook and you are left 30%, 10% of that being un healthy if he saves his FOOD he will have FOOD for 5 months his water can last forever because water is rain and rain is water unlimited water
Super Novy11711
Super Novy11711 7 days ago
Can you spend 24 hours in a grocery Store?
Super Novy11711
Super Novy11711 7 days ago
Hey can you do a secret menu item theory? Ps Subway has pizza 🍕
Ben Does Stuff
Ben Does Stuff 8 days ago
Wouldn't he go insane being alone
Tobiah V
Tobiah V 8 days ago
He could grow seeds from the fruit, vegetables etc. in the compost in the second isle?
Tobiah V
Tobiah V 8 days ago
He can dig a hole
turtleguy873
turtleguy873 8 days ago
Well to bad Evan isn't matpat
turtleguy873
turtleguy873 8 days ago
Minecraft: I'm 1000 steps ahead of you
♡le ice-cream food die♡
Food theory idea: how much calories can you get from one meal / what is the food with the most calories
Birk plays
Birk plays 8 days ago
Or take bananas apple’s or other vegetables and they will be come dirt and then take seeds plant them into dirt use water and the sun ☀️ from the window and make vegetables
Mahli Feao Pole
Mahli Feao Pole 8 days ago
Food idea [ how long can you survive in a mall with the food you have ]
KokichiOnPoprocks
Food theory/film theory idea: what is the best food to eat in “a quiet place”
The Milky Cow Squad :3
Dude.. I remember watching this channel when it had 200k+ subs and now 2M+??? Oh wow 0-0 I'm suprised
Link
Link 9 days ago
Did you include the seeds from the produce in the produce department? Normally there are plenty of windows. Potatoes and onions can be cultivated by just saving a small bit of them and in water or just the sun. Putting them in dirt and water after a small while, and they reproduce. And from the rotted fruits as even eats tomatoes and such things like that, he can save the seeds and cultivate in a mixture of the waste and soil and last him a little longer. Seeds stay good for years sometimes. You just dry them on a shelf. you can cultivate a month or 2 apart so there is a longer lasting time food is available. At least that is my thought. Would I be right?? He can also dry or can these supplies himself. Grocery stores normally carry canning supplies and 'how to can' books.
Lowwow Playz
Lowwow Playz 10 days ago
this is a real question, that real people researched....
Ifrit Firelord
Ifrit Firelord 10 days ago
Supermarkets sell knives... Problem solved
Eoin Mac Donnchadha
This is the greatest Thriller I've ever seen
Parrot Boi
Parrot Boi 10 days ago
Theory idea: How long would society survive if all food disapeared?
Quadruple H
Quadruple H 10 days ago
everybody be looking for evan in the comments
Rid
Rid 11 days ago
How would the supermarket be fully stashed because it’s a apocalypse wouldnt it be raided
Gametime 156
Gametime 156 11 days ago
Imma gone him doing this for a Costco
daniel nivens
daniel nivens 11 days ago
How long can a mall food last a human
Aaron Adamsons
Aaron Adamsons 11 days ago
Smoking curing and pickling
Scott Masoner
Scott Masoner 11 days ago
I swear I’ve always wondered this but I’ve never had the notion once to Google it..
Kylie Pink
Kylie Pink 11 days ago
Food theory you should be locked in your car for 24 hours and you only have two minutes to get what you need to eat and then get back to the car and lock the doors
♡Una_Bunz♡
♡Una_Bunz♡ 11 days ago
What about fruit trees if you let them grow you could get more nutritious value
Nilanjana Pal
Nilanjana Pal 11 days ago
Food theory idea is meat healthy
Jack Coppertops
Jack Coppertops 11 days ago
What about plants
PistolPeteTV
PistolPeteTV 12 days ago
if there is a window to get water then he isnt trapped
M & L adventures and stories
Why doesn’t he brake the window and get out?
B N
B N 4 days ago
He’s in a doomsday duh
Diana Cortes 12A
Diana Cortes 12A 12 days ago
But if the water is out, how would he water the farm aNd have enough to drink? Wouldnt his survival depend more on the drinks running out?
Kiyah Jaromay
Kiyah Jaromay 12 days ago
Okay but hear me out how many generations can go if food didn’t go bad?
Yesr 42
Yesr 42 12 days ago
Hate to be the barer of bad news but there’s enough items to replace everything in stock in the back and tubs of extra fruit and vegetables in the produce room trust me I work at Kroger
NotYourAvgSteve
NotYourAvgSteve 12 days ago
I have a better tactic: enable the backup generators.
Ollie Viator-Starr
Ollie Viator-Starr 12 days ago
question, does this include food in the back stock rooms or no?
Ch0mpD13
Ch0mpD13 12 days ago
Evan: *Running out of food* Mushrooms: Come, this is no place to die
Silver Sunstorm
Silver Sunstorm 12 days ago
Won't somebody pleeease think of the alien zombies!🤷🤷🤷
Mr. Depth Leviathan
“Suddenly my 45 million potato lead goes from insurmountable to ‘Yeah, Squid can farm that in a couple days.’” -Evan, the Art of the Potato War
Carmen Brzek
Carmen Brzek 12 days ago
Hi mrbeast
Guitaronthemoon
Guitaronthemoon 13 days ago
But where would “Evan” sleep?
Doodle_Fool Morg
Doodle_Fool Morg 13 days ago
good thing mushrooms are one of my favorite foods
Kamila Polanco
Kamila Polanco 13 days ago
Isnt there a storage room in stores 🤨🤨🤨 My dad owns a store and there is a lot of food in that storage room
Kamila Polanco
Kamila Polanco 13 days ago
Isnt there a storage room 🤨🤨🤨
Vince Isaacs
Vince Isaacs 13 days ago
11:24 your welcome for the answer!
Christopher Croswell
if locked in get big heavy item and launch at door until broken. u now unlocked
Pugprops4
Pugprops4 13 days ago
Pov: your looking for Evan
Daniel Finan
Daniel Finan 13 days ago
Can't you just plant potatoes
Daniel Finan
Daniel Finan 13 days ago
Wait nvm
Jambax
Jambax 13 days ago
I feel like this would be a lowkey fun video game
sarah coscolluela
sarah coscolluela 13 days ago
riveting
idkwhatamidiong
idkwhatamidiong 13 days ago
Food theory idea : what if you gave a vampire a piosened nugget
kane davis
kane davis 13 days ago
Not me panicking because I don’t know how to build a fire or how to dry fruit
Godest SM
Godest SM 13 days ago
How much time would you survive in a grocery store but you can only eat vegan?
Weird_nugget15
Weird_nugget15 13 days ago
Can you do a theory on FOOD THEORY? Just wondering.
Weird_nugget15
Weird_nugget15 13 days ago
Also how long can food last in a smoked area
William Polkowski
William Polkowski 13 days ago
but what about the back of the grocery store?
Enchanteddirt21
Enchanteddirt21 13 days ago
If Evan has an open window for rain water he's not exactly locked out
Emily Cunha
Emily Cunha 14 days ago
lol kinda wanna be trapped in a stop and shop now
joeyoey
joeyoey 14 days ago
but you coulda left out of the window
Jiavonna’s Cosmetix
There is a open window why wouldn’t you just crawl out
Tiffaney Shields
Tiffaney Shields 14 days ago
Food theory idea:how to fight sowerniss
Zarson
Zarson 14 days ago
This was so heart wrenching, I almost shed a tear, but the plot twist at the end made it so much better
derrick Young
derrick Young 14 days ago
just eat the food that’s gonna spoil first💁🏼 and use a fire to cook
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