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Costco is selling "Emergency Food Kit"

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Benny503, May 14, 2010.

  1. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Costco is selling Emergency food supply for $ 74.99 in 5 gallon bucket with 275 servings.

    Have anyone have experience with this? From costco book doesnt say much... Does it need to cook or its like mre? Please post your input. TIA
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I wonder how quality is.
    I guess what's expected for a $.27 serving?
     
  4. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link.... I was completely didnt think of costco website. It does have more info then the coupon book. I guess I will get two boxes to just in case my neightbor run out of food ha ha ha
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I guess it would keep you alive depending on what your interpretation of living is.
     
  6. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    We bought it at the sale price...received it about a week ago. 'Thrive' has a good reputation for quality. I'm glad we got it. We'll be using it on camping trips, etc, because even with the 15 to 30 year shelf life, the stuff should still be rotated regularly.

    Keith
     
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    e28rusty Newberg Member

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    My inlaws got one of those last year, we all tried some. It's actually not bad if you throw some meat and spices in. We also soaked it in water for a while before cooking. It's a conveniently sized package for a few weeks of food.
     
  9. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Glad to hear! Mine is in the mail right now, I caught it on the last day of the sale.
     
  10. THC101

    THC101 Pierce County Member

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    after thinking about this i dont think ill get any.

    low calories, low fat, low protein, high sodium,a need for water and need for reliable heat source to cook.

    Ill stick to just buying bulk and storing it properly and getting some MREs when I can. I dont think there is really such thing as a 'fix all' food kit, you have to build it from the ground up so you really know what your working with.
     
  11. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me like the value of these is that you could use them as a base of sorts in which to build a meal. For example, add a can or two of something else (canned meat, tuna, vegetables, whatever) to them. Could also keep one from having to open too many of their #10 cans of dehydrated or freeze dried foods at one time since these would provide a variety without opening too many #10s.

    Good for the "bug-in" crowd, but takes too much water and fuel for the "bug-out" crowd.
     
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    THC101 Pierce County Member

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    unless you've got a proper water source and fuel source set then its not for the bug in crowd either. water will be shut off
     
  13. Ian1816

    Ian1816 Oregon City Active Member

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    I would hope that most people that plan on "bugging in" have a good amount of water stored. If not than food is the least of their worries.
     
  14. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    For sure. We don't have a generator, but do have an emergency well bucket for the well. Plus the hot tub holds 450 gallons (have Berkefeld water filter if we need that).
     
  15. Bhowe

    Bhowe Seattle Member

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    Maybe I'm a little slow, but I never would have thought of this on my own.
     
  16. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    It looks like this would provide 14 days of food based on a 2400 calorie diet. Not too bad for a bucket you can carry around, throw in the car, etc. It would cost you a lot more to achieve a 14-day supply of food if you were relying on Mountain House, MRE's, etc. The long shelf-life is also a plus.

    In regard to water/fuel requirements, I feel like you need to plan for those anyway in a long-term survival situation (which this product fits into), so just plan for a little more.

    I also agree with the idea that this would be good to give to neighbors, family, whoever.
     
  17. zeezee

    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    I guess it would depend on 'how" you plan on bugging out, on foot, yes this bucket wouldn't work but . . . In a vehicle such as a car/truck, camper or trailer or used at a remote pre-planned location such as a cabin or such this would be an excellent back up food source.
    I was in Cosco Saturday, asked about these buckets and was told they were sold out and the product discontinued, so I went on line and ordered one without any issues. After I look at the contents I just might order a second to stash. One for the camper, just in case tshtf while were are away. For a cooking source, has anyone looked at the Coleman dual fuel stove? Runs on white gas as well as gasoline. It would be even more useful to me if it burned diesel.;)
     
  18. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    Yes. It looked to me a like a pretty good space-saving backup for someone who knows they will have fuel and water available. I did order a couple of them online.

    We do have a Coleman dual fuel stove. Have only used white gas in it, but have no complaints with it (it is several years old). Between the stove and our Lodge camp dutch ovens (with lots of firewood) we are covered pretty well.
     
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    griffyo Salem New Member

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    Thats intresting, Mine is in the mail right now.....Good idea.