This is my Hermit Chow laboratory. I create optimal nutrition here for around 2 dollars a day. I don’t ever have to go to town now; I just order my supplies online. I took inventory yesterday; I have at least 3 months of supplies in my lab.
I started out with Soylent and then got into the DIY Soylent site. There is a video to teach you how to use the site. There are tons of people’s recipes. This one is 1.69 a day for food. This person did a minimal price version for .62 cents a day.
The basics you will need to build your own Soylent are: A source of carbs, a protein source, a source of fat, a multivitamin/multi-mineral tablet, Calcium with added D+K, Potassium, some source of Choline ( I chose soy lecithin) and a source of sodium (either salt or baking soda). Depending on whose nutritional guidance you may be following (there are many to choose from) you may also want to add some extra biotin, some MSM powder, and some chromium. I bought those extra things but after researching it, I think they may not be necessary.
Most people mix many days of their dry mix concoctions–(some a whole month)– at once so it’s convenient. Tip: You can mix the oil in with the dry flour and it keeps fine.
When I got tired of drinking my sustenance, I used less water and made it into a cookie dough. Currently I’m using 10 grain cereal as my carb so I make it in to porridge. To change things up I have another recipe of curried red lentils and TVP.
I’ve been interested in making a backpacking version and maybe trying it out on a 600 mile test hike.
For some reason, this is so interesting and fun to me.
On a related note, I found this Hermicity site where you can live alone and a drone will deliver Soylent and water to your hermitage. A hermit colony ran as a decentralized autonomous organization on the ethereum blockchain.