The good news about surviving the apocalypse is that, well, you survived the damn apocalypse.
The bad news is, unless you happen to have locked up a spot in Vivox xPoint or somewhere similar, surviving in the post-apocalyptic world will require eating canned goods, and lots of ‘em.
They can’t do much about the taste, but to at least make the process of amassing a stockpile of canned food as easy as possible, Costco has created the Nutristore 1 Year Emergency Food Kit.
Filled with 6,200 servings spread throughout 96 gallon-sized cans, the Nutristore Kit is stocked with ready-to-eat foods like wheat, white rice, granola, and freeze-dried and dehydrated items like apples, peaches, potatoes, corn, lentils, beef, chicken, sugar, salt and instant milk.
Capable of sustaining an adult on a diet of up to 1,200 calories per day for a year, the 19 products in the kit have a 25-year shelf life. (A similar family-of-four-size kit is also available.)
"The idea came about making a great starter kit for a family who wanted to prepare for any kind of disaster,” a Costco rep told the Detroit Free Press. “This is a great value with shipping included."
You can draw your own conclusions about how great a value the kits actually are after you’ve eaten canned food for 52 weeks, but the individual one is $1,000 while the family one is $4,000.