Costco has Emergency food bucket

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  1. birdie_poo

    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    It's about $109 for 42 days worth of food, all vegetarian.

    It's freeze-dried. While I have lots of stuff, I haven't put anything up in quite a while. I was thinking of getting 1 or 2 of the buckets..what do you think? On the whole, each food item is cheaper in this busket than you could get it (even walmartski) anywhere else.
     
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    42 days for one person, or a family of four?
    3 meals per day?

    Assuming 3 meals per day, one person, that's 3*42=126 meals so less than $1 per meal. Freeze-dried foods have a half life, not an expiration date, so it sounds lke a good deal to me! :D
     

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    I saw a previous thread about that,folks werent impressed though I dont remember exactly why.

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    I saw it and its for a family of four. rather stock up things I like to eat then the contents of that bucket. That would be hoarding to me since it would definately go to waste before I ate it (unles SHTF).
     
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    birdie_poo Well-Known Member

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    It's not on the website, I looked, myself.

    I think it was for a family of 4, by the way.

    I have been thinking about it since it's suposed to have a really, really long shlef life...20 or 40 years, I think???
     
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    There are issues with that kit, wish I could provide a link, but cannot remember which board I saw it on. Check out the caloric content, it is woefully low. Apparently you could make that kit yourself for considerably less.