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1/16/09 12:47 AM
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 I was thinking about purchasing a couple of these. I wonder if they are worth the money?



275 Servings
Weather Proof Bucket

Item # 104893
$84.99
Shipping & Handling included *


Basic preparation will impact the probability of your family’s survival in an emergency. Delicious and easy to prepare.  Each bucket contains 275 servings of Pre-mixed and Pre-seasoned 100% vegetarian and vitamin fortified food. With a 20 year long shelf life, this kit is perfect for the preparation of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes or even for a camping or hunting trip.

  • Easy to Prepare
  • Must have water and a heat source
  • 275 Servings
  • All Meals 100% Vegetarian and Vitamin Fortified
  • Sealed in convenient Weather-Proof bucket for easy transport
  • 30 Servings - Potato Bakon
  • 25 Servings - Corn Chowder
  • 25 Servings - Ala King
  • 25 Servings - Cacciatore
  • 25 Servings - Western Stew
  • 25 Servings - Country Noodle
  • 25 Servings - Rice Lentil
  • 45 Servings - Whey Milk
  • 25 Servings - Blueberry Pancakes
  • 25 Servings - Barley Vegetable
  • Total Weight: 23 lbs.

For best taste and nutritional value, use product before:

20 years of manufacturing date when stored at 60° F (16.6° C)

10 years of manufacturing date when stored at 70° F (21.1° C)


www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx
1/16/09 7:17 AM
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Never saw it, but I may have to pick one up. Right now I'm mostly stocked on MRE's, canned food, and protein/Meal replacement powders.
1/16/09 8:17 AM
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thats a damn good price
1/16/09 11:35 AM
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IMO 85 bucks at costco can be much better spent on things like

canned meats
rice
beans
sugar
flour
spices
oil
1/16/09 2:26 PM
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Yea, even at a months worth of food in that bucket, thats not a bad deal at all. Added to my checklist.

Thanks for sharing the find!
1/16/09 5:56 PM
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True, Crazyfeet, but portability, shelf life, and storage come into play too.
1/17/09 2:07 AM
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1/18/09 12:48 PM
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Nice. Thanks, kvr!
1/18/09 1:55 PM
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looking forward to the review
1/18/09 9:32 PM
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If you do that, can you do a body analysis, before and after? weight, body fat %, stuff like that.
1/18/09 11:09 PM
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kvr28 -  np, I'm thinking about just eating out of the bucket for a month and nothing else, kind of like a test run


If you don't want to do that, I will.
1/19/09 10:02 AM
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My wife posts on this account also, she is the uglier one in the skirt.

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1/19/09 7:52 PM
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Edited: 01/19/09 10:33 PM
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1/27/09 4:36 PM
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awesome
1/27/09 4:37 PM
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kvr,

did you weight yourself yet? I'd like to see how well you maintain/lose/gain weight through this process.
1/27/09 7:00 PM
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 Keep this thread at the top for the results.  I'm really interested in buying these buckets.
1/28/09 12:22 AM
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The gas sucks I guess but in an emergency situation where food is scarce thats not so bad. 

1/28/09 7:04 PM
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Thanks for the feedback kvr28.
1/29/09 2:53 PM
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 update?
2/13/09 3:32 AM
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you also ate this from the confines of your comfy home.

in an 'off the grid' scenario, you're going to be using a hell of a lot more energy to maintain your life.

gathering food, chopping up fuel, guarding the house, and killin those that get too close to your bucket.

consider bottling your soy gas to use for fuel.

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2/18/09 2:15 PM
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I bought several of them. I wish I had bought more. They had reduced the price to $75. When I bought 5 or 6 the cashier looked at me like I was crazy. 25 year shelf life!
2/19/09 12:31 PM
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On a side note I'm sure they aren't that great to eat but when you are hungry they must taste delicious!
2/24/09 1:31 AM
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2/27/09 4:15 PM
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But the costco food is freeze dried and has a life span of 25 years I think.
2/28/09 1:09 PM
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Rodd - 25 years! Dam, I'll be way old by then LOL, I'll have to check the bucket and see what it says.

If you pack 5 gallong buckets with mylar bags and O2 absorbers, stuff can last 10 years.


You seem like a very resourceful man, I hope to be at your level someday.

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