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$25,999.99 emergency food. Costco.

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by billcoe, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Costco - Food For Health? Emergency Food Kit Pallet

    Not a misprint. Costco is selling 360 buckets of this as a single item. Who would buy such a thing? A Mormon church? The Boy Scouts? :wow:

    Food For Health™
    Emergency Food Kit Pallet
    360 Buckets
    275 Servings per Bucket
    Item # 555463
    $25,999.99
     
  2. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Click Here for nutritional and preparation information
    Basic preparation will impact the probability of your family’s survival in an emergency. Delicious and easy to prepare.  Each bucket contains 275 servings of pre-mixed and pre-seasoned 100% vegetarian and vitamin fortified food. With a 20 year long shelf life, this kit is perfect for the preparation of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or even for a camping or hunting trip.

    275 Servings per bucket
    360 buckets
    10 total pallets
    Price per bucket delivered: $72.22
    Each Bucket Includes:

    Easy to Prepare
    Must have water and a heat source
    All Meals 100% Vegetarian and Vitamin Fortified
    Sealed in convenient Weather-Proof bucket for easy transport
    25 Servings - Potato Soup
    30 Servings - Corn Chowder
    25 Servings - Cacciatore
    25 Servings - Western Stew
    30 Servings - Country Noodle
    25 Servings - Rice Lentil
    45 Servings - Whey Milk
    40 Servings - Blueberry Pancake
    30 Servings - Barley Vegetable
    Total Weight: 23 lbs.
    The Date of Manufacturing is printed on each individual packet. The Expiration Date for all the food is printed on a sticker on the outside of the bucket.
    For best taste and nutritional value, use product before:

    20 years of manufacturing date when stored at 60° F (16.6° C)

    10 years of manufacturing date when stored at 70° F (21.1° C)


    What a load of crup. No meat and all processed.

    SF-
     
  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    That comes to $72 per bucket, individual buckets are $89 so a whopping 20% off on a $26,000 order, me thinks you could do better buying direct form the MFG.
     
  4. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Huh? It's from Costco. It is WAY more than I need. That means it HAS to be a good deal. :laugh:
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I think after digging into the 10th bucket of 275, cannibalism would start to have a strong appeal. :bluelaugh:
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    What? No giant jar of mayonnaise??
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    You only get one pkg of Mayo, but it is a 5 gal bucket! :bluelaugh:

    "I know it's a 5 gal bucket of mayo dear but it was only $1 more......"
     
  8. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    The cost of the food is probably comparable to the cost of the packaging. It's the same story if you were to package your own white rice with O2 absorbers in multilayered heat-sealed bags.

    I can see a few families going in on a pallet of dried food. Lots of preppers are short on time but have the savings to get their stores this way.

    The weird thing is that Costco sees a big enough market for an item of this size. Perhaps scary is a better word. When enough people start moving in this direction it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.
     
  9. Dell_dude

    Dell_dude Vancouver, WA Member

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    If you order that, you have bigger issues, like where the h**l to store 10 pallets!!! :laugh:

    I wonder if that's why none of my neighbors park their cars in their garages. :huh:
     
  10. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Strike45 Gresham Member

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  12. littlecars

    littlecars tacoma wa Member

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    Im in for 1 bucket. If theres 359 more interested people out there we can split it! Ha ha. I bet a bunch of this will go down to the salt lake city area.
     
  13. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    No jalapeno cheese? Forget that!
     
  14. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    for $26K you can probably get at least a 5yr supply of food for a family of 4. If not more. yes it wouldn't be as pretty and there would be a bit more work involved (not much) but you would have better quality food and more of it. I wonder how much they will actually sell?
     
  15. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    "Not much?"
    You must have a heckuva lot more efficient way of packing than I do. It's quite the chore to get the bags fully packed and in the buckets, and then it's a real fire drill to count out and place all the O2 absorbers in the bags, vacuum them down and seal them, and all in under 45 minutes. I work up a sweat filling a couple dozen - I don't relish repeating that process fifteen times.

    And like I said, the food is probably not much more than half the cost; the other half is packaging. It depends on whether your tastes run to white rice or to pricier things like cashew butter and dark chocolate!;)
     
  16. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    360 Buckets
    275 Servings per Bucket



    Check me on this..

    One bucket would last one person .25 years.

    360 buckets would last one person 90.41 years.

    360 buckets would last four people 22 years

    360 buckets would last 8 people 11.29 years.

    360 buckets would last 16 people 5.6 years.

    360 buckets would last 32 people 2.82 years.

    These have an expiration date of 20 years at 60 degs, 10 at 70 degs.

    Who do you know that you could live with for 3 years in confined spaces with poor repeated meals available? How about 32 people?
     
  17. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    ...or divide those numbers by 3 if you like to have more than 1 meal per day.
     
  18. VW_Factor

    VW_Factor Woodburn Oregon Active Member

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    My wife saw this online a while ago.

    My first thought was they are targeting emergency agencies and the like. Of course, perhaps as well.. Business that resell stuff like this as well.
     
  19. dennis682003

    dennis682003 Vancouver, WA Member

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    Trlsmn your avatar pic is really scary. Looks like David Haslhoff with an extremely unnecessarily darn and uneven tan. Spray on tan and fake & bake. Do they offer survival skin cream with the kit? we might have a sale!!!
     
  20. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. I think Costco is pretty careful to advertise what they know will sell. I'm sure they ship it from the manufacture (don't inventory it), but the fact that they advertise it at all is really interesting.