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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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Luke Barats
Editors: Josh Langman, Koen Verhagen, and Forrest Lee
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  • Bryana Perry
    Bryana Perry

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

  • Liam Siviter
    Liam Siviter

    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 Watson

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

  • PixelGaming 2020
    PixelGaming 2020

    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

    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 Daniel

    That’s a good name

  • Imani Windom
    Imani Windom

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

  • Ferdabank

    I wanna know where evan got all that information

  • Francis Thrones
    Francis Thrones

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

  • dua ahmad
    dua ahmad

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

  • Nick Schaeffer
    Nick Schaeffer

    10 yrs easy

  • anefu


  • ForkUp

    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 Tiger

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

  • Hudson Hill
    Hudson Hill

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

  • Joshua Greenaway
    Joshua Greenaway

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

  • The Opera Triple Axel
    The Opera Triple Axel

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

  • Roy Ybarra
    Roy Ybarra

    Id die within months because asthma

  • wpgspecb

    Is that hoovies garage in the thumb?

  • Cantere Gonda
    Cantere Gonda

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

  • AMV tunes
    AMV tunes

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

  • ashton cunningham
    ashton cunningham

    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 Dude

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

  • savannah M
    savannah M

    "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 Austin

    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 Fortune

    “Why you late”

  • TheSiren Dragon
    TheSiren Dragon

    Just imagine if you are illergic mushrooms 🥲

  • Jessica

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

  • Marty McFly
    Marty McFly

    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 Aquino

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

  • David Trogdon
    David Trogdon

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


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

  • Just Me
    Just Me

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

  • Robert Jank
    Robert Jank

    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 Beedall

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

  • Andrew

    thank you.

  • JC G
    JC G

    Did Evan shower?

  • Thickok 45
    Thickok 45

    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 Rudman

    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 Metro

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

  • Kallie Metro
    Kallie Metro

    Theory: how did the voice in your head develop?

  • Kake Rake
    Kake Rake

    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 Rake

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

  • Walker Ginzel
    Walker Ginzel about 2 people?

  • randal fowler
    randal fowler

    Theorista shows up complains that there is nothing to eat

  • CoffeyhouseART

    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 Garza

    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

    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 Ali

    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 Roberts

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

  • Tim Stotelmeyer
    Tim Stotelmeyer

    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 Keaton

    06:16 “meatspin” lol

  • pixel productions 64
    pixel productions 64

    How long can you survive on one food?

  • AriaDaioh

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

  • Henry Lock
    Henry Lock

    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 Rhodes

    Try plants vs zombies

  • Alt1tude

    This video is 1 percent theory and 99 percent food puns

  • Bradeast

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

  • Raphaël Atherill
    Raphaël Atherill

    Good luck with that paper fire

  • Rebecca Wood
    Rebecca Wood

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

  • Davinia Robbins
    Davinia Robbins

    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

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


    what if the store is out of stock xD

  • Davinia Robbins
    Davinia Robbins

    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 Pigeon484

    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 Dutra

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

  • Hi There
    Hi There

    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 K

    What if Evan's allergic to mushrooms?

  • Professor Hobo
    Professor Hobo

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

  • Fallen Guardian
    Fallen Guardian

    What if he rationed

  • Shyam Patel
    Shyam Patel

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

  • Dim K
    Dim K

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

  • Juli

    What if Evan is a vegetarian?

  • Zachary A
    Zachary A

    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

    So close to 69

  • Garfield's Lasagna
    Garfield's Lasagna

    You forgot about the items in the employee only section

  • Kozu- -Lucifer
    Kozu- -Lucifer

    Finally a question I always had as kid finally answered

  • Faith Rogers
    Faith Rogers

    This is funny. LOL!

  • Jack O'Leary
    Jack O'Leary


  • Matt Rees
    Matt Rees

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

  • ML_Anonymous X
    ML_Anonymous X

    No no no

  • Gloria Ochoa
    Gloria Ochoa

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

  • Brit Frazer
    Brit Frazer

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


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

  • Stalwart Shinobi
    Stalwart Shinobi

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

  • Sofia Quirino
    Sofia Quirino

    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.


      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 Sundays

    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 X

    I thought u would go rent a grocery and vlog it

  • Master0fHyrule

    I'll last one week...

  • cheater blob
    cheater blob

    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 Lilian

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

  • Zurgo Pussysmasher
    Zurgo Pussysmasher

    Now do this but with Cheesecake Factory

  • AaronMichael

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

  • I AM ZIM!!
    I AM ZIM!!

    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 Sedupane

    How long can you survive in a movie place 🤔

  • ZG Knight
    ZG Knight

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

  • Aidan C
    Aidan C

    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 Abbruscato

    Some stores also sell bags of dirt and fertilizer for gardening

  • Liliana Autz
    Liliana Autz

    i dunno if i wanna eat poop mushrooms though

  • Kaveman 13
    Kaveman 13

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