Costco now sells year-long emergency food supply

Costco now sells year-long emergency food supply
If you're concerned about a doomsday scenario, there are plenty of options to prepare. (Source: Pixabay)

(WWBT) - If you want to be prepared for a natural disaster or other emergency, Costco now has you covered.

But you may want to be prepared for some sticker shock - it's at least $1,000.

Costco just rolled out new options in emergency food ranging from a $999 single-person food supply for a year up to $6,000 for a year's supply of food for four people.

Among the offerings are instant pasta, freeze dried fruits and vegetables and grains like rice and wheat that have a 30-year shelf life.

Costco says it will ship the food supply discretely, or at least as discretely as possible given that the $6,000 option means 600 cans of food delivered in 100 boxes.

Meanwhile, Amazon offers a single-person 30-day supply of food that fits in a single bucket for about $95. It also offers pouches of drinking water and backpacks that come loaded with everything you might need for 72 hours.

So, the question is do you need these things?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends families have a two-week stash of food and water.

But before you buy a pricey kit, do a little shopping in your pantry. You may already have canned goods, dry mixes and staples on hand that will work in an emergency situation. Just be sure to check the expiration dates.

For some tips on building an emergency kit, visit www.ready.gov.

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