Reader DC sent along this rather fascinating product: A year’s worth of survival supplies from Costco. As DC points out, Costco’s buyers are more upscale than Whole Foods (they’d better be – this package sells for $799, even with a $200 discount), so is this telling us something about what the rich think of life under the new world order?
Probably not – Instapundit has long advocated for keeping a supply of emergency food on hand and, despite my occasional contributions to his TipJar, I don’t think he’s (super) rich yet. Most law professors aren’t, you know.
But if you really buy this much stuff for each person in your household (smaller quantities are also offered) you probably need a Greenwich-sized cottage of 10,000 sq. ft. to hold it all.
Here’s what’s included: One year’s supply for one adult. UPDATE: Take that figure with a grain of salt, if you will. I was prowling along the company’s own website (not a particularly easy thing to do, oddly enough – aren’t there tons of unemployed website designers out there?) with an eye toward buying some of their stuff in bulk and repackaging it for backpacking trips as a way to save money on MountainHouse meals and noticed a lot of the meals seem to have just 500-600 calories. If you’re sitting around the house wishing your electricity were back so you could watch the FoodNetwork, that might do it, but I recall, back in the day at NOLS in Wyoming’s Wind River mountains we went through 3,000 calories a day and came out six weeks later thin as fence posts. Now we were toting 75-90 lb packs, including climbing gear, and operating above 5,000 feet, for the most part, so your mileage may differ. But these still strike me as a little light in the calorie department. You don’t want to end up eying Rover the Wonder Dog with ravenous intent nine months into your survival mode.
The THRIVE 1 Year Food Supply comes complete with 84 #10 (gallon size) cans of grains, fruits, veggies, protein & beans, dairy, and baking essentials. With over 5,000 servings and many foods with a shelf life of up to 25 years, this package will give you variety, nutrition, and peace of mind.
12 month food supply for 1 Person
6 month food supply for 2 People
3 month food supply for 4 People
Shipment arrives in 14 separate boxes
Grains and rice have a shelf life of up to 30 years
Freeze-dried foods have a shelf life of up to 25 years
Dehydrated foods have a shelf life of up to 15 years
Simple rehydration instructions, recipes, and helpful tips are included on each can
5,011 total servings
84 gallon-sized cans
This THRIVE 1 Year 1 Person Food Storage package contains 84 #10 (gallon size) cans. See below for specific package contents.
8 Cans of Instant White Rice (48 servings per can)
12 Cans of Hard White Winter Wheat (44 servings per can)
3 Cans of 6 Grain Pancake Mix (50 servings per can)
2 Cans of Elbow Macaroni (45 servings per can)
6 Cans of Dehydrated Potato Chunks (42 servings per can)
1 Can of Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn (46 servings per can)
1 Can of Freeze-Dried Green Peas (41 servings per can)
1 Cans of Dehydrated Chopped Onions (45 servings per can)
1 Can of Freeze-Dried Mushroom Pieces (48 servings per can)
1 Can of Freeze-Dried Broccoli (47 servings per can)
2 Cans of Organic Apple Slices (48 servings per can)
2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Strawberries (45 servings per can)
1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blueberries (50 servings per can)
1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blackberries (49 servings per can)
2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Raspberries (48 servings per can)
6 Cans of Powdered Milk (43 servings per can)
3 Cans of Chocolate Drink Mix (48 servings per can)
The taste and texture of TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) is consistent with real meat, making it a great addition to vegetarian diets
3 Cans of Bacon TVP (47 servings per can)
3 Cans of Beef TVP (44 servings per can)
3 Cans of Chicken TVP (45 servings per can)
2 Cans of Taco TVP (42 servings per can)
6 Cans of Pinto Beans (49 servings per can)
1 Can of Black Beans (49 servings per can)
2 Cans of Lima Beans (49 servings per can)
3 Cans of Lentils (52 servings per can)
6 Cans of Whole Eggs (236 servings per can)
2 Cans of White Sugar (46 servings per can)