To me the risk of sickness or injury plays a huge factor in my calculations. There is no way I would have traded the nutritional value of those pears for the risk of getting sick in a survival situation. I am starting to see models emerge of aging hardcore preppers some have basically given all their food stores to the needy for free as they have been overwhelmed that have had the luxury of stockpiling that much while others are going to bed hungry. They felt great relief and satisfaction in giving it all away like they had been set free of something and also have made a positive impact on someone going without. They figure sometimes security is not worth your freedom and live out their years being generous and giving. Alternatively other old preppers go the opposite and increasingly isolate themselves guarding their stockpiles obsessively cutting themselves off completely from everyone and everything while they hide and wait for the world to end feeling smug about how ready they are. Me, build relationships and build community etc. My grandparents lived thru 2 world.wars and a depression. That makes them more qualified than every prepper about surviving the apocalypse multiple times. Grandfather always said it was community bonds, local knowledge, practical common sense and morals based on their religion that got them thru.