Costco is selling $6,000 doomsday-prepper food kits that can feed a family of 4 for a year

Posted at 9:22 AM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 09:53:10-05

Attention preppers: Costco is selling bulk food kits that can feed a family of four for up to a year.

The kits range in price from $999.99 to $5,999.99 and include grains, fruit, vegetables, proteins, dairy and more.

Much of the food has a 25-year shelf life, including the freeze-dried corn, broccoli, green beans and apples. Other items like instant black beans, lentils and sugar, have a 30-year shelf life.

The least expensive kit, at $999.99, contains 96 cans that can feed one adult for a year on a diet of 1,200 calories per day. The most expensive, at $5,999.99, includes 600 cans, and can feed four people for a year on a diet of 2,000 calories a day.

"Enjoy the comfort in knowing you have the essential foods your family will need to survive an emergency or natural disaster!" Costco says on the product page. 

Costco's most expensive emergency food kit
Costco's most expensive emergency food kit, at $5,999.99, contains 600 cans of food that can feed four people for a year, based on a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet. (Image: Costco)


Worried that your nosy neighbors will see that you're stocking up for a zombie apocalypse?

Costco notes that the kits are "packaged discreetly for privacy in shipping."

But note that you'll need some space to store these kits. The biggest one stands around 6-feet tall and fills two square pallets. 

Costco's most expensive emergency food kit
The packages of food are huge, but packaged discreetly. (Image: Costco)


Other items included in the kits are egg noodles, white rice, instant rotini pasta, dehydrated potatoes, Chicken TVP, freeze-dried strawberries, bananas and raspberries.

One reviewer gave the largest kit a five-star review. "As advertised, no problems. (100) boxes with six #10 cans in each box. boxes weigh 8- 36 pounds each. boxed in discreet plan brown boxes. Thank you COSTCO for carrying emergency products."