Costco Offering $400 Off Survival Rations

With the rash of disasters of late, we guess this sale was bound to come. Survival rations, enough for two people to live on for three months (according to the manufacturer) are on sale at Costco.

The sale at Costco is for $400 off the “Shelf Reliance Complete 3-Month, 2-Person Food Supply with Water Storage System.” Normally priced at $1399.99. With $400 off, the price is now $999.99.

According to Shelf Reliance, the total package contains enough food to provide 2000 calorie meals each day. Meals are based on the USDA Food Pyramid. 4,251 total servings are included in the package. Re-hydration instructions and recipe ideas are included. The food is delivered on a pallet, and comes in 96 gallon size cans. The shelf life for “many” of the foods in the kit is 25 years, they say.

The water storage system consists of a 55 gallon drum, a water pump, hose, a bung wrench, and a water treatment solution with instructions for saving water for up to five years.

The reviews for this product are positive. The two reviewers listed give it a 5 out of 5. One said in their review “Looked online for weeks for best products for food storage & emergency preparedness and ordered this one!”. The other “This is the easiest, best tasting non-complicated, complete food and storage system,” and later said “The food is good tasting, too.”

The kit is available at costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11621995 , the sale ends April 17th, 2011.

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Faroh Sauder has spent more than 30 years working as a journalist and educator. He has written on politics, international affairs, civil rights, and consumer education. Now mostly retired, Faroh continues to stay current on tech and consumer issues and reports on his interests here at News For Shoppers.