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    Costco has some kind of 1 yr, 4 person, doomsday food kit for $6K.

    http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/09/costco-doomsday-kit/


    Seems it has enough calories to sustain a family for a year. I've seen some of these kits from Mountain House and such but never actually ate any of this stuff. Anyone have any personal reviews about which type of long term storage food they prefer? I don't know much about it.

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    Off the top of my head noticed it has no meat just TVP and 72 cans of wheat that needs to be ground before using:

    Nutristore™ Foods Included:

    (72) Hard White Wheat (30 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (72) White Rice (30 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (72) Elbow Macaroni Pasta (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (72) Instant Rotini Pasta (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (42) Instant Pinto Bean Flakes (30 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/Canada)
    (36) Instant Black Beans (30 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/Canada)
    (36) Instant Lentils (30 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/Canada)
    (36) Instant Milk (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (36) Dehydrated Potatoes (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (16) Beef TVP (10 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (16) Chicken TVP (10 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (12) Freeze-dried Corn (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (8) Freeze-dried Broccoli (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/Mexico)
    (8) Freeze-dried Green Beans (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/New Zealand)
    (8) Dehydrated Apples (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (8) Butter Powder (5 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (8) White Sugar (30 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (8) Brown Sugar (10 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (6) Dehydrated Carrots (10 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/Poland)
    (6) Freeze-dried Bananas (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: Ecuador)
    (6) Freeze-dried Raspberries (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/Chile/Serbia)
    (6) Freeze-dried Strawberries (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/Mexico)
    (4) Freeze-dried Onions (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA/India)
    (2) Chicken Bouillon (5 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (2) Shortening Powder (3 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)
    (2) Iodized Salt (30 year shelf life / Country of Origin: USA)

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    What's the math on how much water would be needed to cook all that?

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    That’s a great concept that they came up with however, that’s a huge amount of money to be spending at once. Maybe a more practical way would be building your own food storage. Purchase little by little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kh86 View Post
    What's the math on how much water would be needed to cook all that?
    That's the catch with freeze dried stuff. Really depends on where a person is at, although the super long shelf life is a potential plus in some ways.

    What makes less sense to me is people buying MRE's for holed up at home planning instead of an equal monetary amount of off the shelf grocery canned goods which would be a much larger volume of food.

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    Something I did that was easy was buy Mylar bags and o2 absorbers and make my own. You can buy 50 1 quart bags and 200 absorbers in a kit for $20. Each one holds about 1.5 pounds of dry goods (rice, beans, pasta, etc.). All you need is an iron and a block of wood to seal them and they are said to keep good up to 30 years.
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    I like most of the Mountains House stuff. We have a small supply of the Wise food. We have the meals and the meats. Would like to add the vegetables and fruits in the future. The meals are pretty good for freeze dried but need additional seasoning (does not have enough salt for me).

    I also vacuum sealed a bunch of (dried) black beans, pinto beans and rice and put them in a 5 gallon Lowe’s bucket.
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