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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  • What about pickling?

    hahaha93hahaha93Prije 4 minuta
  • So I was right in thinking that obviously if it's a grocery store there's going to be some plants. From you're going to spoil fruits and vegetables, some even have packet of plants in the gardening isle. Of course he could have just plant it, if you're thinking long game.

    Solar EclipseSolar EclipsePrije 6 minuta

    xcl_xcl_Prije 15 minuta
  • Question: Wouldn’t the insanity take him before starvation?

    Forgefarther LokiForgefarther LokiPrije 46 minuta
  • Uhhh the first thing you got wrong was amino acids. As an adult there are only 8 amino acids necessary to consume. The body produces the rest of them from a sufficient quantity of these 8 EAAs.. Big face palm hearing that as a nutrition nerd.

    80 Slim Shady's80 Slim Shady'sPrije sat
  • Next food theory idea:What’s wrong with maltodextrin

    The EvoBoyThe EvoBoyPrije 3 sati
  • You had me in the first half not gonna lie

    William WallaceWilliam WallacePrije 3 sati
  • 💖🖤😃 _L-o-V-e-S-e-X_💋 #💖今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです💟 #この日のライブ配信は、#かならりやばかったですね!#1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(#笑)#やっぱり人参最高!#まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした, #在整個人類歷史上,#強者,G$ #富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,#氏族,#城鎮,#城市和鄉村中的弱者,#無`'#守和貧窮成員。#然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,#並繼續將其 融入不斷發展的人類社會。.#說到食物,#不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。#相反,💓#他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。#他們學會了清潔,#切塊,#調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,#在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,#並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(#如山核桃,#山核桃和豆科灌木 #來調味食G^(

    Camille WhiteCamille WhitePrije 4 sati
  • What about items that haven't been fully restocked?

    greasycheese24 the IIIgreasycheese24 the IIIPrije 5 sati
  • Most stores have generators so you could use that on the freezers to save veggies if not there’s also huge portable hookup battery’s by the hardware section you could connect a small cooler too

    JaeJaePrije 5 sati
  • Aosfo

    ayezaw zawayezaw zawPrije 6 sati
  • Am I the only one that thought about how Evan would be eating mushrooms grown in his own poo. This theory is way more gross now

    Solvaneon And NeoSolvaneon And NeoPrije 6 sati
  • little did you know but if you eat strawberries and poop, its likeley a strawberry bush will grow where you poooped

    Miguel RobinsonMiguel RobinsonPrije 7 sati
  • Food Theory Idea : How long can you survive in a mc donalds

    TheAnimator Me1TheAnimator Me1Prije 7 sati
  • 1:29 now think of all the workers who have to put it away. I am one of those people, And we do it all before the store opens up again. And the amount of product is nuts. Then think about around crismistmas time or any holiday. So next time you decide you don't want somethin put it back ware you found it. Or we have to Deal with it wall Putin away the product. Thanks

    annemarie kennisannemarie kennisPrije 8 sati
  • You gotta subtract the days from the grocery store by taking away the coffee from the equation so it would be the same

    Miky BudsMiky BudsPrije 8 sati
  • Sad spench bob got me

    FreshKaiuFreshKaiuPrije 9 sati
  • "Theorista" sent me lol

    Alli SalmonAlli SalmonPrije 10 sati
  • Theory idea:how damaging are sodas and what is the difference to your body

    T0X1K MemeT0X1K MemePrije 10 sati
  • *wassup*

    Ride the GamerRide the GamerPrije 10 sati
  • IS There A Way FoR Evan to Create salt over any of these decades in the Supermarket to help Salt up and flavorfy them Mushrooms?~?!?!?!

    Spencer -Spencer -Prije 10 sati
  • What about an Asian supermarket?

    Bec WilliamsBec WilliamsPrije 11 sati
  • Matpat you can survive in Walmart with just a few seeds

    wrecked funtimefoxywrecked funtimefoxyPrije 11 sati
  • I love this theory, but you also left out hydroponics. You don’t need soil abs you can make your own nutrients using food waste and vitamins. All you would need it water and you can have a much more varied food source that just mushrooms and potatoes.

    Catie RamiconeCatie RamiconePrije 11 sati
  • commenting just to give u money...u put in the work

    SQXIRESQXIREPrije 12 sati
  • I work at a medium sized super Wal-Mart. We always have at least 2 pallets of bottled water in the steel at all times

    Destiny GlennDestiny GlennPrije 12 sati
  • I was playing hay day while watching this and I thought the video was playing over my game on a different. Device. I’m weird

    Rachel CoxRachel CoxPrije 12 sati
  • Before i watch the video I'm just saying what i think is that there's some food you cant cook or you cant wash so i think you cant last that long

    A gurl UwUA gurl UwUPrije 13 sati
  • i can go 2-3 days without eating and only eat once per day. so easy to expand this by 2times..

    0Erag0n0Erag0nPrije 14 sati
  • I guess you could say mushrooms don’t take mush-room to grow....

    FaitodeyoFaitodeyoPrije 14 sati
  • Idea: Is it possible to eat only one food for you entire life

    Aliya KhanAliya KhanPrije 14 sati
  • How would you be able to cook those farmed potatoes though? Raw potatoes are toxic

    AdvilAdvilPrije 15 sati
  • The moment he said potatoe farming I thought of Matt Damon lol

    Ryan Grant ZeroRyan Grant ZeroPrije 16 sati
  • Food theory idea: are burger king impossible woppers really environmentally friendly?

    Aden DiazAden DiazPrije 16 sati
  • What happened to all the flour?

    Boarbot 78Boarbot 78Prije 16 sati
  • Somethings off about how little corn starch there was...

    Boarbot 78Boarbot 78Prije 16 sati
  • Why didn’t Evan plat seeds from the fruit and vegetables in his massive compost pile?

    Boarbot 78Boarbot 78Prije 16 sati
  • OMG I couldn’t imagine how anyone could calculate the true stock age of a grocery store as from day to day the quantities of each product vary. One day 20% of the items could be completely out of stock the next day 9% but 7% of the other items re down to half or single item left of the shelves.

    emily cheethamemily cheethamPrije 16 sati
  • MatPat, I just asked Evan if I could pitch this theory as a movie one day. Do I have permission to include the Theorista storyline, except maybe with a different name?

    CoolNerd lllCoolNerd lllPrije 17 sati
  • If u would be living in a supermarket u wouldn't survive cause the building might mold or crumble and the dates on the food on the shelfs with mold there dates would go 4 times faster to bacteria

    h dogh dogPrije 17 sati
  • Maybe technoblade WAS right when he did the potato war, he should have just done mushrooms though

    max palenscarmax palenscarPrije 17 sati
  • I already know the awnser, 1 seconed, I would have ate all of the sweets and food before you could say "WeLcOmE tOo GaMe ThEoRy"

    Popgirl B6Popgirl B6Prije 17 sati
  • wait, why couldn't he use the seeds from the fruits and vegetables to regrow and have an endless amount of food.

    Bobby 170Bobby 170Prije 17 sati
  • I'd plant everything plantable and use decomposing produce as compost and live forever :D

    Angel On A MissionAngel On A MissionPrije 17 sati
  • I can't believe matpat used vine sound effects

    Arran BoothArran BoothPrije 17 sati
  • alright who wants to be stuck in a grocery store with me

    isurusoxyyisurusoxyyPrije 18 sati
  • If there's an open window then surely you could escape the locked store..

    assbalonkerfulassbalonkerfulPrije 18 sati
  • Could have pickled alot of food too

    Matthew WelchMatthew WelchPrije 18 sati
  • I'm getting Monument 14 vibes, lol.

    Crystal BloodsuckerCrystal BloodsuckerPrije 19 sati
  • Sounds like a premise to Fallout 5.

    MyJadedShadowMyJadedShadowPrije 19 sati
  • And as the final drop of vodka drops onto his tongue, Evan welcomes death as if he were an old friend.

    James HollingsworthJames HollingsworthPrije 19 sati
  • *Casually texts my dad to tell him to start a mushroom farm in minecraft.*

    ZZPrije 19 sati
  • How long can u live on cheetos aka cow food with spice

    Penguin CatPenguin CatPrije 19 sati
  • vegans: guess i'll die

    MaroonNMaroonNPrije 20 sati
  • I live in an area that gets a blackout once every 2-4 years, most of the time they have generators and that could really help Evan

    PatrickPaul1203PatrickPaul1203Prije 20 sati
  • A video about the law McDonald's.

    Farhia ShirifFarhia ShirifPrije 20 sati
  • Spin off idea: How does theorista survive the apocalypse survive during those years

    Prebuiltroom901Prebuiltroom901Prije 20 sati
  • Food theory idea :how long can you go in your 🛌

    Lauren LFLauren LFPrije 20 sati
  • Spiderman heavy he have to be so I can swing

    er ffer ffPrije 21 sat
  • Matpat how long would you survive in the us's safe where it has everything ready for an apocalpse just like the one in a mrbeast video

    A kid’s DiscoveriesA kid’s DiscoveriesPrije 23 sati
    • The US is what i mean

      A kid’s DiscoveriesA kid’s DiscoveriesPrije 23 sati
  • Someone should make this an actual movie

    MineralwasserMineralwasserPrije 23 sati
  • This is giving me 3008 vibes

    بلبل عزعوزيبلبل عزعوزيPrije 23 sati
  • Not to be rude and I know these theory's are opinion based and for fun, but this one is flawed. Your food logic is sounds very accurate and there's nothing flawed in that but, you didn't accountant for hygiene. Showering, washing, and keeping bacteria away from you is important to your survival. So, if this Evan is gonna survive for around 63 years, he'll need to find a way to keep diseases away.

    Katelynn RouloKatelynn RouloPrije dan
  • I dont know if you would do this but how about how many people died in all wars in history combined? make it saucy and throw in how much food war has cost humans and how much and what has been consumed.

    Spaceman.Spaceman.Prije dan
  • I literally just had an m and m commercial and it has him eating one of his kind

    Doge BioDoge BioPrije dan
  • FNF : gf x bf. Enan no one is his gf

    Sheeja MathaiSheeja MathaiPrije dan
  • It's 2052. The end times are upon us. I've had to watch as all my loved ones are slaughtered around me. I'm running through the smoke and rubble looking for anywhere to hide from my imminent demise. A large shape begins to appear through the haze. Getting closer, I'm hit with a wave of relief as I see the local grocery store is still standing. Miraculously the store seems untouched and I seal the doors behind me. Wasting no time I frantically start smoking and curing meats, dehydrating vegetables, and preparing compost for my mushroom farm. No time to grieve the lost when there's meats to smoke. Society may be gone but I still have mushrooms to take care of

    Caribou GooCaribou GooPrije dan
  • Guessing Evan is mid 20's, he would be late 80's by the time the food would theoretically run out. He could always die of natural causes before then

    GlamGlamPrije dan
  • what about the back room freezers?

    Corbin BratcherCorbin BratcherPrije dan
  • Bruh theorista died on impact of the virus....

    Kurt AngleKurt AnglePrije dan
  • Honestly it's not worth it. Just become one with the zombie aliens.

    Sammy GravesSammy GravesPrije dan
  • !gr8 episode .I watched twice because I wanted to show it to someone!

    UhOh SubtitlesUhOh SubtitlesPrije dan
  • Plot twist: Theorista was a mad scientist staging the invasion, and was the one to tell Evan to stay inside Stater Bros. as a rendezvous trying to find out the maximum length of time you can live inside a grocery store. Extra Plot Twist: Theorista was Matpat this whole time. Matpat in our current timeline was so unable, and tired trying to find out the exact maximum time before you would starve to death, so he resorted to creating a time machine called the "Epic" from his past research on a 10 year old video on time travel from the game "Chrono Trigger" To conclude his research in an alternate timeline, where then he can bring his studies back to our timeline to then make this video here. On this channel. Yes. Because Evan left a comment on Matpats channel, he has created a catastrophe in a whole other universe.

    FifaZ 75FifaZ 75Prije dan
  • Years

    JOSH2625JOSH2625Prije dan
  • Evan and Theorista. Name a better duo. I'll wait.

    Rayne PiresRayne PiresPrije dan
  • Not long first few days "ok I finally got everything done it's all organized this will be easy this is enough for months maybe a year" nearly a week later "oh god what did I...its almost gone"

    Gio MartinoGio MartinoPrije dan
  • id probably die in a week

    AJAJPrije dan
  • yay minecraft lol

    gan fanggan fangPrije dan
  • Food theory idea : What’s the minimum amount of food a person can survive on and be “healthy”?

    PizzaMonsterrPizzaMonsterrPrije dan
  • my grocery store has an entire shelf of a ton of different seeds so

    TaylorTaylorPrije dan
  • what about ramen?

    Jennifer WarringtinJennifer WarringtinPrije dan
  • 5:15 what about ices?

    supersuper32 Harmosupersuper32 HarmoPrije dan
  • eh I'll watch this video later, let me try this beforehand

    ComputerDefeatedComputerDefeatedPrije dan
  • Oh my god I'm hungry

    ComputerDefeatedComputerDefeatedPrije dan
  • Even after watching all these, my dumbass still doesn't remember all the procedures to survive that long.. Evan dang smart and resourceful with his survival info huh

    Ruiqi HeRuiqi HePrije dan
  • Ok yeah but what about water I doubt there’s 25+ years of water in there Matt pat

    Cidni RaglandCidni RaglandPrije dan
  • I'd probably last a few hours before the cops show up and arrest me...

    pooploser 55pooploser 55Prije dan
  • Most grocery store vegetables can be regrown if planted. If he used some for planting and some soil (a lot of grocery stores have soil) and compost helps makes them.

    FeagochiFeagochiPrije dan
  • I actually have daydreams about a scenario like this but with all the utilities still working and some way to get garbage out of the store so it doesn't end up filled with rotting food. Ideally this would take place at a Walmart so you would have just about any non food item you could possibly want but the regular grocery store would work too.

    bacon bitbacon bitPrije dan
  • Ha! Love the Bendy's instead of Wendy's and the Freddy Fazbear's instead of Chuck-E Cheese's. And a Nyan Cat! Cute!

    The Misfit OwlThe Misfit OwlPrije dan
  • To all the people who didn't watch or understand the video or are just going by the title and say why didn't he break out or go out the open window it's because he isn't locked in and trapped in the scenario the video gave. He locked himself in on purpose to hide from the alien zombies. Why the zombies aren't noticing any smoke or smells or noise from that open window or going in it after him I don't know.

    bacon bitbacon bitPrije dan
  • ngl this kinda sounded like a math problem in the math text book around minute three

    DeckOfSpaids GamingDeckOfSpaids GamingPrije dan
  • wouldn't the most important things be like, weither the supermarket has a deep freeze, or if electicity is going to last forver? because then you could feeze all the meat

    bronyferien minuetbronyferien minuetPrije dan
  • This video doesn’t work because he has based it all of people needing 2000cals a day what isn’t true. That’s the recommended not the needed. You can survive in a lot less

    Lewisgg123Lewisgg123Prije dan
  • I love this theory!!! I've said for years that if a Zombie Apocalypse happened I would make the grocery store my home! I even know how to can and preserve foods just for that reason! I have no complaints with this theory although I would sprinkle in a few extra details. Does the store have any backup generators and how long they would last? Could the sprinkler systems produce any type of drinkable water? (probably not but filtration would be nice) Does the store have a take-out section where you could buy cooked food? (Besides more food to store and actual cooking supplies, some industrial freezers that might deter pests.) And lastly, what about pests? What measures could be taken to deter rodents and creepy crawlies, or is it better to attract animals to hunt for food instead? Yeah I thought waaaaay too into this!

    The Misfit OwlThe Misfit OwlPrije dan
  • Food theory idea: what would be the best place to go in an apocalypse type situation for food besides making it yourself.

    Just An American DoggoJust An American DoggoPrije dan
  • Hypothetical person looks like berleezy

    T KT KPrije dan
  • alternate message - you eat approximately a whole grocery store worth of calories when ur 63.3 years old

    Joshua ThibertJoshua ThibertPrije dan
  • Theory idea: how long can you survive on on the ISS was food brought from earth and food on the station.

    Ryan HRyan HPrije dan
  • I learned about some of those foods being edible for decades from Steve1989's videos (where he's had candy, cookies, peanut butter, etc from World War 2 rations that were still fine).

    doylescordydoylescordyPrije dan