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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  1. ElectedWall6000
    5 саат мурун

    good to know for an apocalypse

  2. Jace Lemay
    Jace Lemay
    5 саат мурун

    Wait if he opened the window why didn't he just leave?

  3. Ryan Manabe
    Ryan Manabe
    5 саат мурун

    Nic3. Love to see target when its stater bros. 4:58

  4. Joey Bassani
    Joey Bassani
    5 саат мурун

    great video

  5. Ben Kuzoyan
    Ben Kuzoyan
    7 саат мурун

    Plot twists: theorista came only for the food and she didn’t care for evan

  6. Bifrozt
    8 саат мурун

    Poop Mushrooms huh

  7. NTac Tic
    NTac Tic
    8 саат мурун

    Thats one big grocery store 😂

  8. Sara Painter
    Sara Painter
    8 саат мурун

    Did he anywhere in the theory consider toilet paper?

  9. will york
    will york
    9 саат мурун

    only one problem. you dont find vodka in grocery stores

  10. The Waffler
    The Waffler
    9 саат мурун

    Food Theory: How much McDonald’s can you eat before you die. I actually want to see this.

  11. John Bueckert
    John Bueckert
    9 саат мурун

    How mend food ln a day you nead

  12. Vickie Hurley
    Vickie Hurley
    9 саат мурун


  13. Vickie Hurley
    Vickie Hurley
    9 саат мурун

    Can you jump out of a window 44 feet tall without hurting any bones?

  14. SuperJr64Logan
    9 саат мурун


  15. Alley Cat :3
    Alley Cat :3
    9 саат мурун

    Me writing a post apocalyptic book: yes exactly what I need Also Me who works as a cashier: ya we have a lot of items Customer: is their a deal on this Me: I'm not sure but I can check C: how could you not know you work here! M:( ya not like it's always changing do to items leaving and different deals coming and going constantly). I'm sorry your right

  16. Tahnee's Blog
    Tahnee's Blog
    10 саат мурун

    what about restocking?

  17. Hannah Savage
    Hannah Savage
    10 саат мурун

    Food ( and/or film) theory idea: how long could you last in Willy wink as factory with only the food and candy inside?

  18. mm mm
    mm mm
    10 саат мурун

    4:46, Theorista, really. You couldn't come up with some other name.

  19. Donnie
    10 саат мурун

    if it would be a apocalypse, the rain wouldn't be drinkable, no?

  20. sparkylife
    11 саат мурун

    what is theoretically the most you could eat of one food product without dying, what i mean by this is, you can die from eating any food technically, you just have to eat enough of it, so what is the food that you can eat the most of?

  21. GeoStreber
    11 саат мурун

    The standard Bundeswehr MREs eaten currently have a manufacture date in the late 80s.

  22. renten
    11 саат мурун

    So..poop mushrooms. Poop mushrooms would save Evan

  23. Garrett Rivera
    Garrett Rivera
    11 саат мурун

    What about a larger store like a Costco or a sams club?

  24. Skribble
    11 саат мурун

    Compost over years mixed in though would create more and more soil wouldn't it or would it need worms which could also be in the store. Also you can grow plants without soil if you know how

  25. Ian Carlson
    Ian Carlson
    11 саат мурун

    The immediate thing I picked out when you mentioned meats and dairy is that a grocery store is usually thermally sealed (or can be such.) The moment the power goes off, all systems that would generate heat would immediately attempt to equalize with anything cold nearby. However, there is one problem. You see, most grocery stores have a near (small) truckload of packaged ice. One of my first instincts would be to try and find the packaged ice area, and isolate its specific "fridge" unit. As that specific unit would stay ice cold for at least a day or so. So if anything really was on the verge of its sell by date, they would immediately be stuffed in that while I go on with the other things.

    11 саат мурун

    PA Tay Ta

  27. Martina SERA
    Martina SERA
    11 саат мурун

    What if the supermarket isn’t fully stocked?

  28. Katharina Von Walde
    Katharina Von Walde
    11 саат мурун

    Its the shrooms on poop ... shrooms on poop

  29. TehWhiteTiger
    12 саат мурун

    Imagine if this happened during the toilet paper raids.

  30. tom margotta
    tom margotta
    12 саат мурун

    Theirs no light to grow plants in a frekin grocery store and no irrigation....

  31. Monster coward
    Monster coward
    12 саат мурун

    Could he have made the milk into cheese?

  32. Micheal :THE EVIL HERO
    Micheal :THE EVIL HERO
    13 саат мурун

    F in the chat for Evan 😅

  33. Micheal :THE EVIL HERO
    Micheal :THE EVIL HERO
    13 саат мурун

    "Super market survival" am I the only one who thinks it sounds like a title for a crappy mobile game granny rip off?

  34. Shmeganthy
    13 саат мурун

    Mushrooms? Nah ill just die

  35. Lynsey Jones
    Lynsey Jones
    13 саат мурун

    My mum starts talking to someone at the shops: My search history:

  36. Sharon
    14 саат мурун

    Okay but realistically I just do not need more then 63 years. By the time you’re old and wise enough to do all this I’d say you’re at least like 20. 63 years later you’re 83, with that diet you’ll probably be dead right?

  37. Randy Brown
    Randy Brown
    14 саат мурун

    I have a question similar to this one about Gilligan's Island. Did the island have enough of the right kinds of food to sustain 7 people and give them enough variety in their diet to keep them healthy?

  38. eBay eBrqd
    eBay eBrqd
    14 саат мурун

    Why not just breathe door to get out of wait till they open the next day? You over thinking this

  39. Skadé
    15 саат мурун


  40. Alex
    15 саат мурун

    He would die from old age and bad diet before running out.

  41. Pat Mcgary
    Pat Mcgary
    16 саат мурун

    how long would your last in a costco

  42. Beeeni
    16 саат мурун

    11:56 matt: unless my dumbass: he ate his own body parts? matt: farming me: ah yes

  43. Tom Smith
    Tom Smith
    16 саат мурун

    Love the fallout ghoul and Zetan pictures

  44. Lisa Arley
    Lisa Arley
    16 саат мурун

    Film theory idea..? Hey, just came to think about it somehow but have u even been wondering why Donald Duck is like the only duck in his series that talk like he does? Everyone else talk "normal" but yet he gotta sound more "ducky".. But perhaps that question has already been answered

  45. Elven At Heart
    Elven At Heart
    17 саат мурун

    I realized the true answer the moment he said the word compost. But I watched till the end anyway.

  46. A_carot YT
    A_carot YT
    17 саат мурун

    Here is a theory, how long could you last only drinxkong 5 hour energy and steak

  47. Pete the Norwegian
    Pete the Norwegian
    17 саат мурун


  48. Fábio Santos
    Fábio Santos
    17 саат мурун

    Water would be a bigger problem then. I guess you can collect rain water but it involves going outside.

  49. Leehiro
    18 саат мурун

    i would put the fresh groceries in the freezers

  50. John Smith
    John Smith
    18 саат мурун

    4:11 to skip the rather long intro.

  51. Zamir Murray
    Zamir Murray
    19 саат мурун

    that girl dead ash

  52. aman ali
    aman ali
    19 саат мурун

    Film theory idea:how luffy can do the things he does even if he is rubber from onempiece

  53. TheLoneCabbage
    19 саат мурун

    "However long it takes to run out of stuff that's hydrating plus ~3 days". Hunger will not be the determining factor; thirst will.

  54. The Immortal Sun-kun
    The Immortal Sun-kun
    20 саат мурун

    _Food_ Theory? Matthew, you have officially gone too far.

  55. Sync Bmgo
    Sync Bmgo
    20 саат мурун

    Good Job Evan

  56. Alan Feng
    Alan Feng
    20 саат мурун

    Is everyone going to skip over the year that Evan spends blazed out of his mind because he gets the entirety of his calories from vodka? 7.1M calories worth? Also, during the last 13 years, wouldn't he get scurvy like 3 months in? He's eating nothing but raw sugar, molasses, vodka and soy sauce. His pancreas will quit like 3 weeks in, followed quickly by his kidneys from drinking straight soy sauce. I wouldn't count those last 13 years as "survival" Actually, chubbyemu has a video describing what happened after someone chugged a gallon of soy sauce Oh, one MORE thing -- will he need 2000 calories? If he starves himself, his metabolism will actually go down. So from the beginning, he starves himself down to about 100 pounds, his basal metabolism drops to around 1300 calories. This means that the indefinite food items will sustain him 20/13 times longer, or about +50%. We could EASILY get to Evan's natural life with this kind of rationing.

  57. Merlin Island
    Merlin Island
    21 саат мурун

    How long can someone survive in a Apple store?

  58. Love is Love
    Love is Love
    21 саат мурун

    Flaws in this video : You can still drink milk that's "spoiled" bc it's pasteurised. There is natural beauty products you can safely eat and it does give you nutrition. Evan can survive longer just by fasting every other day, he does not need to eat his basel metabolic rate anyways he's not very active he can just let his metabolic rate slow down, and that can give him a decade more.

  59. metal87power
    21 саат мурун

    Wait, he can still eat and drink his own waste.

  60. hassanyBOI
    21 саат мурун

    at the start his monitor is asus and samsung 😂

  61. Tyler Davie
    Tyler Davie
    22 саат мурун


  62. Matthew
    22 саат мурун

    Id rather just live the 63.3 years than end up eating mushrooms

  63. Glacier Ange1
    Glacier Ange1
    23 саат мурун

    & if he was vegan? Or has an eating disorder? :3

  64. Dynastie
    23 саат мурун

    4:18 shouldn’t there be a like a limit of use for farming soil

  65. Garnet 3942
    Garnet 3942
    Күн мурун

    Scp-3008?? Anyone? Lol

  66. Dman Peso
    Dman Peso
    Күн мурун

    I think you could have just taken the item with longest expiration date & there’s your answer

    1. Dman Peso
      Dman Peso
      Күн мурун

      Dried beans can last 30 years

  67. Kevin Nunna
    Kevin Nunna
    Күн мурун

    with all the human waist and food waist you would have to worry about rats eating you're food stash

  68. Kevin Nunna
    Kevin Nunna
    Күн мурун

    if thereso no freezer then smoke the meat and salt it wrap it

  69. Kevin Nunna
    Kevin Nunna
    Күн мурун

    what if you flipped the script and started eating the zombies I'm a genius

  70. McSmouche
    Күн мурун

    Plot twist: thoerista is the mastermind behind the post apocalyptic event and the alien zombies are her henchmen sent to assassinate Evan from survival

  71. Marki
    Күн мурун

    heh, eating poo mushs forever is a pretty good option i guess, as long as you are alive doesn't matter

  72. Just Chilled
    Just Chilled
    Күн мурун

    This is useful because I think of this frequently

  73. Hong Xu
    Hong Xu
    Күн мурун

    Lots of those foods would need cooking though. How much cooking can he do with his supermarket items?

  74. BattonFive
    Күн мурун

    ah dog food and shrooms, i miss college :-) good fun :-p

  75. DBKMinecraft
    Күн мурун

    Not sure why but this scenario is really interesting.

  76. Zeba Chan
    Zeba Chan
    Күн мурун


  77. Chingers
    Күн мурун

    This could be a good tv series

  78. Garrett Reven
    Garrett Reven
    Күн мурун

    Wouldn't scurvy have killed him pretty quickly in the first scenario? Potatoes take care of that in the 2nd

  79. Paper Airman
    Paper Airman
    Күн мурун

    Milk cows 🤢 they sleep in their own poop.

  80. Harry Todhunter
    Harry Todhunter
    Күн мурун

    God, MattPatt has really fallen from grace

  81. Yung Martin
    Yung Martin
    Күн мурун

    Hey my name is Evan and the character looks almost exactly like me

  82. Fish Man.
    Fish Man.
    Күн мурун

    Almost everyone has dreamed of having access to all the food in a grocery store

  83. Wølfz ツ
    Wølfz ツ
    Күн мурун

    New here :How long would you survive in a dollar store

  84. gamingwithfranklin
    Күн мурун

    Food theory: what is jelly made of?

  85. Austin Hughes
    Austin Hughes
    Күн мурун

    So you could technically survive forever.In a grocery store if you knew what to do.

  86. Neil Stone
    Neil Stone
    Күн мурун

    Wait stores don't just have food. I know some that have green houses next door couldn't even grow food using seeds from some of the fruits in the store? That has to stretch out his time by at least 4 years

  87. Connor Martin
    Connor Martin
    Күн мурун

    Haven’t seen the video yet but I’m taking as much food (milk, eggs, meat) as possible and shoving it in the freezer section.

  88. IronBrutesRage
    Күн мурун

    If it's walmart probably like 25 years thats about how long the emergency food containers last for. And with the water purification tabs you could have all the water that's there if they happened to go bad or anything.....also hypothetically you could make jerky or do many things to preserve food

  89. StaTic
    Күн мурун

    Hey, I work at a Staters Bros. Nice

  90. NivMizzet13
    Күн мурун

    I have a curious question! Is it possible for a human to survive only on food that is normally served at sub zero temperatures? What happens to the human body if it recieves ONLY cold items?

  91. Anarchy Time
    Anarchy Time
    Күн мурун

    Oh man i was about to say you failed.. then you mentioned the plants..

  92. Frosti 101
    Frosti 101
    Күн мурун

    you forgot harvesting and producing roaches worms and other small animals.

  93. Albin Grahn
    Albin Grahn
    Күн мурун

    imagine getting your daily caloric intake just from hard liquor for a couple of years lol

  94. Nana Hey
    Nana Hey
    Күн мурун

    The spoiled food will stink up the place really fast

  95. natural4lifemiss
    Күн мурун

    hope he remembered to count the stock out back lol

  96. Abdul Wasay
    Abdul Wasay
    Күн мурун

    Admit it most of us would die from overdosing on our favourite stuff

  97. Titan MODE
    Titan MODE
    Күн мурун

    How long can someone last in SCP-3008 (Infinite Ikea) without the Employees.

  98. Jakob H
    Jakob H
    Күн мурун

    What about water? Did I miss something?

  99. Makula
    Күн мурун

    Can Evan plant more food?