Costco stocking SHTF supplies!

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    Costco stocking SHTF supplies!

    Costco - $799.99 after $200 OFF Shelf Reliance THRIVE? 1-year Supply Dehydrated & Freeze-Dried Food

    I find this kind of odd, esp. couple with the PSA's on the radio talking about disaster preparedness.
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    These are some big cans or small servings.

    It certainly doesn't hurt to have some food and water stashed....plan ahead. Are you ready?
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    I guess I don't find it to be particularly surprising. The First Law of Economics is, "A demand will be supplied." More folks are concerned about preparedness, and Costco is in the business of making money.
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    I have been dehydrating veggies from the garden for years along with game mostly deer and bear.
    I then take a mix of veggies and meat some spices and then vacuum bag in 2-3 person rations.Boiled up it makes a decent soup.I keep eating the oldest while adding more new than we take out,always have a few in the truck,boat,Shtf bag, as well as large supply in the basement.
    Its also a great way to take advantage of veggies that come ripe all at once or great deals at the farmers market.
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    Looks like I'll have to rejoin Costco. Sam's Club is closer by 10 miles or more, but this is a good deal. I'll probably buy 2, one each for my wife and I.

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    One thing about dehydrated and freeze-dried items is the water required to reactivate them. Tough, if water is scarce. Still, they have their place.

    There are lots of decent sources for basic "SHTF-style" prep goods, such as YourFoodStorage. They've got deh/frzD foodstuffs, water storage containers, water purification items, food storage shelving and containers, &c.
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    There are also a lot of canned foods out there that have expiration dates for a year or two (they will last even longer) and do not need reconstitution: Soups, stews, meats, veggies, milk, butter and cheeses.

    They are very convenient should the SHTF and do not need water or heat to prepare.
    Besides not needing water to prepare they do supply a good deal of water that you need to survive.

    They weigh more to begin with but can be a lot less expensive and you can use them even if the S doesn't HTF. All you have to do is use a little inventory control to rotate your supply and you will easily have a supply of decent quality canned food that is always fresh and has an exp. date well within your needs.

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    Check both of these places out. I buy from efoodsdirect. Another trusted member has purchased from longlife food.

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    The Garden Fresh Pantry one-year supplies are best if used within 12 to 15 years although use after 15 years has no safety concerns. The foods will just not taste as close to garden fresh as they could have.

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    Not sure if it's the same product or not, but a while back they were selling prep food that was waaaay under the advertised caloric values. Basically you'd be starving yourself by eating that stuff. Like I said, not sure if it's the same product, just do your homework before buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    Not sure if it's the same product or not, but a while back they were selling prep food that was waaaay under the advertised caloric values. Basically you'd be starving yourself by eating that stuff.
    Good point.

    Hard to know if the manufacturer is lying, unless word has gotten out via an insider or a testing lab. Claims range from 1500-2500 calories/day per person, in this stuff, give or take. So long as basic due diligence is done in seeking out such negative comments and endorsements about a given manufacturer's line of foodstuffs, most folks will have to go with that.
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