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    Costco is selling a $6,000 doomsday meal kit

    Costco is selling a $6,000 doomsday meal kit | Fox News

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    Doomsday preppers are sure to delight in Costco's newest product. (Costco)

    If you’ve ever fretted about what to snack on during an apocalypse, Costco has got you covered. The wholesale superstore has rolled out a $6,000 food kit featuring 36,000 servings of food that can feed a family of four for a year, according to its online listing.

    "Enjoy the comfort in knowing you have the essential foods your family will need to survive an emergency or natural disaster!" Issaquah, Wash. headquartered chain writes of the package. Offering roughly 2,000 calories a day per person and a shelf life up to 25 years for the freeze dried items, the Nutristore 1-Year Premium Food Kit averages out to $0.17 per portion, Costco says.

    From elbow macaroni pasta to instant milk, dehydrated potatoes, beef and chicken TVP as well as freeze-dried green beans, dehydrated apples and a mysterious “butter powder”, the kit certainly offers culinary creativity in its sheer size.

    Costco further sweetens the deal by including shipping and handling in the $6,000 price tag, delivering the 1,800 package straight to your door “packaged discreetly for privacy in shipping.” Though the New York Times points out that Costco has been selling emergency survival kits since 2010, interest in doomsday packages has spiked in the wake of rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

    Though Costco declined tell the Detroit Free Press how many doomsday kits they’ve sold to date, they did describe the Nutristore 1-Year Premium Food Kit as a “great starter kit for a family who wanted to prepare for any kind of disaster.”

    Naturally, the Twittervese had a whole lot to say about the massive kit, with some worrying that Costco was “onto something,”

    “Costco rolling out the doomsday kits is really scary because 1. costco has always been an apocalypse prep store but now they no longer feel the need to hide it and 2. they clearly know something we don't" one user quipped.

    Others cheekily mused that the meal package would be a great alternative to grocery shopping or a college meal plan.Twitter user Amelia Hurt joked that apocalypse suvivors shouldn't worry about going hungry, as there's no way the zombies could get in without membership cards.
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    25 years? so if the Zombies don't come within 25 years you just wasted $6000.00
    per year after that
    while you hope for Armageddon

    They should call it the Gamblers Special

    wait 26 years & feed it to the rats & Cockroaches for the next 50

    of course every 25 Years you could spent the year eating your Doomsday food before it goes Bad & restock

    and if you Buy a years worth every Year, & put it away, your storage bin will look like Mount weather's
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    That's $115.35 per week. Compare that to your weekly grocery bill for a family of 4.

    But, then the question would be - Is it edible?
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    What most people don’t think about is the water needed to rehydrate the food. It’s worthless without water. So that being said they also need water drums with fresh water that they would need to refresh. They can’t jug it up for 25 year shelf life.

    When the SHTF water will be scarce unless you are like me and live on a farm with your own water well...electric and manual.

    Canned meat like SPAM doesn’t need water to rehydrate just needs to be eaten before expiration date through rotation.

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    Half a year ago One of my neighbors bought a freeze dryer .They paid $4,000....Includes NO food She has had that dryer going 24/7 for the last 1/2 year non stop.
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    Before I retired going on 4 years ago, I picked up a 5 gallon bucket of supposedly a week's supply of food for around $65. I really should open it up and see what's in there. It was a "just in case" impulsive purchase.
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    Nothing wrong at all with being 'prepared'.I'm always ready
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    Well isn't most of us here veterans? If so you have eaten MRE's that were packaged many moons before you got them. Back in the eighties we were eating stuff from late 60's and 70's
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterScoop View Post
    What most people don’t think about is the water needed to rehydrate the food. It’s worthless without water. So that being said they also need water drums with fresh water that they would need to refresh. They can’t jug it up for 25 year shelf life.

    When the SHTF water will be scarce unless you are like me and live on a farm with your own water well...electric and manual.

    Canned meat like SPAM doesn’t need water to rehydrate just needs to be eaten before expiration date through rotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterScoop View Post
    What most people don’t think about is the water needed to rehydrate the food. It’s worthless without water. So that being said they also need water drums with fresh water that they would need to refresh. They can’t jug it up for 25 year shelf life.

    When the SHTF water will be scarce unless you are like me and live on a farm with your own water well...electric and manual.

    Canned meat like SPAM doesn’t need water to rehydrate just needs to be eaten before expiration date through rotation.

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    I hear Water doesn't taste so good after a zombies been soaking in the bottom of the well for a week
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepseekerADS View Post
    That's $115.35 per week. Compare that to your weekly grocery bill for a family of 4.

    But, then the question would be - Is it edible?
    If not for my Coffee, $55 a month. {Something tells me they don't Give enough Real Coffee
    in the Package, if any.}

    I'm gonna guess I live on about $15 a week myself.

    I usually buy about $60 bucks worth of food once a Month,
    And only Buy perishables like Generic bread & Donuts twice a Month.

    I always have a 3rd or so of the food Left into the next Month.

    When My Freezer gets Overstocked, I stop buying Meats till I get room again.

    I still Am Gaining weight.

    need to go back to smoking
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    Im a prepper and can make the same amount of food for a fraction of that cost with a Foodsaver. One life straw cost $18 and will do about 200 gallons of water. I looks at that package and think if you ever had to bug out, you'd need a semi truck to do it.
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    I actually sampled an MRE from WW2 about 10 years ago. Some of it had given up but most of it was like the day it made made! HORRIBLE but not spoiled. I got a pack of Lucky strikes in the bag as well. They were still as nasty as the day they were made as well.
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    Not everyone is blessed with water just ask the Southwest
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    If not or my Coffee, $55 a month. {Something tells me they don't Give enough Real Coffee
    in the Package, if any.}

    I'm gonna guess I live on about $15 a week myself.

    I usually buy about $60 bucks worth of food once a Month,
    And only Buy perishables like Generic bread & Donuts twice a Month.

    I always have a 3rd or so of the food Left into the next Month.

    When My Freezer gets Overstocked, I stop buying Meats till I get room again.

    I still Am Gaining weight.

    need to go back to smoking
    Go out and swing the coil..that will help
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