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Costco Will Sell You an Apocalyptic Year's Worth of Disgusting Food for $800
Gizmodo ^ | 10/7/2010

Posted on 10/07/2010 7:32:13 AM PDT by FromLori

Either our nation's obesity problem is just as bad as they say, or Costco knows something we don't, because the aircraft carrier-scaled big box store is now offering enough (horrifying) food to last you a year for a cool $800.

The monstrous, 5,011 serving package, courtesy of food outfitter Shelf Reliance (hey, at least we'll have kept our senses of humor during doomsday!) claims their end days buffet contains "only top-of-the-line products," "developed with everyday menu planning in mind." Which makes sense, of course, because the only thing worse than knowing that the entire eastern seaboard has been leveled by nukes or a horde of flesh-feasting space titans is repetitive bunker fare—dehydrated fish skin AGAIN, mom?

Possibly more disconcerting than the notion of a year underground eating food from Costco is the fact that the package isn't just marketed for emergencies, but for "long-term food storage supply." Meaning that someone, somewhere, thinks it's a rational idea to buy an $800 cargo crate including containing 84 gallon-sized cans, to just, y'know, save yourself a trip to the grocery store. Now, I am totally down with Costco's cheese platters, and pasta multi-packs, but. My God.

Either our nation's obesity problem is just as bad as they say, or Costco knows something we don't, because the aircraft carrier-scaled big box store is now offering enough (horrifying) food to last you a year for a cool $800.

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TOPICS: Food; Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: emergencyprep; food; foodsupply; survival
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1 posted on 10/07/2010 7:32:19 AM PDT by FromLori
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To: FromLori

And, recognizing you as an apocalyptic type, arrange to have you shot as you exit the store.


2 posted on 10/07/2010 7:35:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: FromLori

Sounds like MREs (or earlier variant of military rations) for the civilian population. Mmmmm...


3 posted on 10/07/2010 7:36:31 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: FromLori

Eating for $800 a year sounds like a bargain. lol.


4 posted on 10/07/2010 7:37:00 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: 12Gauge687

replace school lunches with MRE’s!! lol


5 posted on 10/07/2010 7:37:42 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: FromLori

I bet the Mormons have a better alternative.


6 posted on 10/07/2010 7:38:50 AM PDT by AU72
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To: 12Gauge687
I'd prefer MRE's over these #10 cans.

Once you open one .. it's eat, eat, eat until it's gone or oxygen destroys it.

7 posted on 10/07/2010 7:40:09 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: FromLori
I just bought $800 worth of BACON!

8 posted on 10/07/2010 7:40:32 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: FromLori

What is the author’s point? Costco is bad for doing this? Not gonna click on it, because apparently his typewriter was set to keep repeating the first sentence. But if the excerpt is any indication, not much thought went into this.


9 posted on 10/07/2010 7:42:11 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: NonValueAdded
I'll take Tactical Bacon instead!
10 posted on 10/07/2010 7:42:54 AM PDT by BigMacGOP
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To: FromLori

I’m thinking that hunger and deprivation are inversely proportional to snark and bile.


11 posted on 10/07/2010 7:43:56 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: FromLori
Costco Will Sell You an Apocalyptic Year's Worth of Disgusting Food for $800

Just don't wear your CC when you go to buy it - might be the last thing you ever do.

12 posted on 10/07/2010 7:43:58 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (is a Jim DeMint Republican. You might say he's a funDeMintalist conservative.)
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To: FromLori

I’ll just go raid Michelle ma belle’s garden...


13 posted on 10/07/2010 7:44:42 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: FromLori

When, not if, when the SHTF, that food won’t be so ‘disgusting’.


14 posted on 10/07/2010 7:44:45 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: FromLori

Can someone here post a good site for practical long term food storage, if you don’t have a house the size of a storage facility and acres of land?

If they have the worldwide inflation I think is going to come, storing some assets in food I would think would be a good idea.


15 posted on 10/07/2010 7:44:57 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: FromLori

Twelve cans of “Hard White Winter Wheat (44 servings per can)”, one can of
Freeze-Dried Mushroom Pieces (48 servings per can)”, and dozens of cans of “TVP”—textured vegetable protein, which Shelf Reliance says “is consistent with real meat.” Not included in the deal is a can of freeze dried cyanide for when you grow weary of mixing TVP bacon with elbow macaroni every week.

I’m now reflecting on a year spent holed up in an abandoned mine, sleeping with a pistol under my pillow so the zombies don’t get me, or a year spent staring at “2 Cans of Taco TVP (42 servings per can),


Isn’t “textured vegetable protein”, SOY? gag barf. Can’t stand soy.


16 posted on 10/07/2010 7:44:57 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: FromLori

It is amazing how disgusting food becomes appetizing when you are starving.


17 posted on 10/07/2010 7:45:18 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: FromLori

Just buy $800 worth of soup, can opener, and lots of matches.


18 posted on 10/07/2010 7:45:38 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: AU72

Right off hand it looks like the Mormon option ~ maybe packaged a little different, but the same idea.


19 posted on 10/07/2010 7:45:45 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: evets

fake bacon at that!


20 posted on 10/07/2010 7:46:30 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: evets

I’m actually thinking of buying some of this stuff have you actually tried it? I had MRE’s years ago when I was in the service but have not since tried anything along these lines, is it decent?


21 posted on 10/07/2010 7:46:36 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Larry Lucido

The comments underneath the article are actually quite positive. People tend to think this is a good idea.


22 posted on 10/07/2010 7:46:46 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: FromLori

I’ve bought food from Shelf Reliance.

Powdered cheese product, dehydrated potatoes and dehydrated strawberries. mmmm,mmmm,mmmm.

I hate to open the other ones since they’d lose shelf life but I did open the potatoes and try them. Now I have about a 5 lb can of potatoes I need to use.

They might keep you alive, but they’re pretty nasty.


23 posted on 10/07/2010 7:48:32 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: FromLori
The author of this article is a condescending a**hole.

Ask some of the folks down New Orleans way if a stash like this might have come in handy a few years back.

24 posted on 10/07/2010 7:48:37 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: FromLori; TSgt
Welcome to Costco.  I love you.
25 posted on 10/07/2010 7:49:00 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: VanDeKoik

Soup doesn’t have that long of a shelf life though.


26 posted on 10/07/2010 7:49:07 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: I still care
Food Insurance
27 posted on 10/07/2010 7:49:18 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: All

28 posted on 10/07/2010 7:50:47 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Lurker
Very good point. Fellow I know from Walcheren Island in Nederland had a huge supply of tulip bulbs in the attic of his house. That extended just above sea level. When the polder dykes were bombed in WWII he lived well and made some money. Later, during the Springflud, he did the same.

Many Dutch people store tulip bulbs for their value as a renewal emergency food.

29 posted on 10/07/2010 7:51:35 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Lurker

I agree the author is bad.

But I like the idea of stocking up so I knew if I posted this someone would have tried it and would give an opinion as to it’s taste I figure while you can you might as well find out what people recommend along these lines.


30 posted on 10/07/2010 7:54:02 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: AU72
Emergency Essentials

Well worth calling in for your free catalog. More money, but a lot more variety and taste. Mrs. Vigilanteman especially loves the dried blueberries. Throw in a spoonful or two with the morning oatmeal and I can actually eat the stuff.

The MRE's aren't that bad either, but same sort of institutional flavor as their military counterparts.

It is definitely worth having a few on hand WTSHTF.

31 posted on 10/07/2010 7:55:18 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: FromLori

You can spot a leftist by their reaction to preparations such as longterm food storage for emergencies. Immediately opposed, try to paint it as looneytunes, but then when confronted with the practicality of it, the whole thing boils down to “it’s not fair, everybody can’t do it, it’s hoarding.”

So, everybody has to leave themselves wide open to a looming threat, just because everybody can’t be protected from it, out of “fairness.” Sounds like our national defense policy, come to think of it.

Don’t let these fools know, is all I’ve got to say. You’ll be demonized as a hoarder at best, if it ever comes down to actually needing it.


32 posted on 10/07/2010 7:55:45 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: FromLori
Try the efoods direct or food insurance if you want to get pre-packaged meals with a variety of items. Mountain House if you want to buy in #10 cans. I have tried them all and these are pretty good. Mountain House and food insurance have real meat in them. efoods direct has soy protein for meat, but it is pretty good. beprepared.com has sales almost all the time. Worst mistake you can make with the products is not using hot enough water or not letting it re-hydrate long enough.

Don't pay full price, you can find it all on sale most of the time. Just look around on the net.

33 posted on 10/07/2010 7:56:34 AM PDT by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: FromLori
I'm kiddin... but these look good!

You can read reviews here:
Product reviews

34 posted on 10/07/2010 7:56:35 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: muawiyah
Many Dutch people store tulip bulbs for their value as a renewal emergency food.

I had no idea that they were edible. I thank you for that information. I had already planned to plant some tulips this fall.

Best,

L

35 posted on 10/07/2010 7:57:36 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: FromLori

Yesterday Beck was saying we should all go out and buy a years supply of food and water.


36 posted on 10/07/2010 7:58:43 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: FromLori

Personally, I think a few months supply of food you like to eat and is durable makes sense. Disaster and chaos; major hurricane, earthquake, volcano, civil unrest, etc. is only likely to last a few days, or a week, or maybe a few months of chaos. 1 year of broken down supply lines is nuclear war, civil war, nuclear terrorist attacks (plural) sort of stuff.


37 posted on 10/07/2010 7:58:49 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: FromLori
Soup doesn’t have that long of a shelf life though.

Canned soup doesn't have a 1 year shelf life? I just looked and a can of soup I have in the cupboard is dated to Aug 15, 2012. That is more than a year away.

38 posted on 10/07/2010 7:58:53 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: RegulatorCountry
You’ll be demonized as a hoarder at best,

And when the S does hit the F they'll be outside your house with an angry mob demanding that you "share". On that day you'll be very glad you purchased a nice pile of high capacity magazines for your firearms of choice.

39 posted on 10/07/2010 7:59:41 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: stuartcr

Don’t all Mormans believe that?


40 posted on 10/07/2010 7:59:47 AM PDT by FarmerW ( - Milton Friedman - The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.)
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To: FromLori
Canning was invented in the early 1800's. The technology was an essential ingredient in the success of the long campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars. The Brits actually found a can of tinned beef from that era in one of their museums back in the 1930's, so roughly 120 years old.

Nobody dared eat it even though the seal was intact, so they fed it to one of the museum cats, who promptly chowed down and suffered no ill effects.

Shelf life on canned food is for flavor viability, not "safe to eat" purposes.

41 posted on 10/07/2010 8:00:11 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: pennboricua

Yeah, beats eating bugs and grubs.


42 posted on 10/07/2010 8:00:55 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: knarf

You’re right! At least you can save the little bottles of Tabasco and the biscuit or cracker for later.


43 posted on 10/07/2010 8:01:12 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: FarmerW

I don’t know.


44 posted on 10/07/2010 8:03:01 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: FromLori
We've tried a lot of this site's stuff and like it, especially the powdered eggs and hash browns.

Honeyville Food Products

45 posted on 10/07/2010 8:03:13 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: 12Gauge687
It's been years ... but I remember litle 3 or 4 packs of Luckies, a square of TP, some other unique and necesarry stuff.

What was the can opener .. a p38 ?

46 posted on 10/07/2010 8:03:28 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: texgal

Oh thanks I will check them out. I was going to stock up on soup like another suggested as well and I was shocked I don’t know if it’s just the store’s in my area but none of the soups have a long shelf life.


47 posted on 10/07/2010 8:04:11 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: FromLori

You would not want to buy this particular food assortment because it has too much in the way of dehydrated and textured soy protein. Costco sells Shelf Reliance freeze dried products also and they are quite good. You can buy real freeze dried meat, vegetables, cheese and fruit that once rehydrated tastes remarkably close to fresh. I buy nothing but the freeze dried items because the dehydrated stuff simply does not taste as good. Laugh if you will but the day is coming when everyone will wish the had stored at least 6-months of food.


48 posted on 10/07/2010 8:05:30 AM PDT by burghguy
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To: 12Gauge687
Just checked ...

Now at $4.51

49 posted on 10/07/2010 8:05:44 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: FromLori
Oh thanks I will check them out. I was going to stock up on soup like another suggested as well and I was shocked I don’t know if it’s just the store’s in my area but none of the soups have a long shelf life.

Where do you live? I thought Campbell's Soup was sold everywhere.

50 posted on 10/07/2010 8:06:04 AM PDT by Netizen
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