Costco Is Selling a $6,000 Doomsday Preparation Kit That Can Feed a Family of 4 for a Year


If President Donald Trump’s upcoming North Korea summit has failed to allay your fears of impending nuclear warfare, Costco has got you covered.

The mega-warehouse club chain is selling $6,000 doomsday preparation kits filled with enough food to feed a family of four for an entire year. Costco’s emergency food packs include freeze-dried fruits and vegetables with 25-year shelf lives, plus other pasta and grains that can last up to 30 years.  

The retailer also offers smaller, less expensive doomsday kits. The least expensive pack costs $1,000 and contains a year’s supply of food for a single adult — but assumes a diet of just 1,200 calories per day. (The $6,000 kit offers a more generous 2,000 calories per day.

While Costco has been selling emergency prep kits since at least 2010, interest in doomsday kits has spiked recently after tensions rose between the U.S. and North Korea, The New York Times has reported.

And Costco is not the only retailer profiting from apocalyptic anxiety. Sam’s Club sells a $6,097 four-person gourmet kit with prepared meals like lasagna, teriyaki chicken and beef stroganoff; Walmart sells a cheaper one-year, four-person emergency food kit for $3,634.59.

Keith Bansemer, the vice president of marketing at My Patriot Supply — which, he says, has been selling doomsday supplies since 2008 — says the sales of food storage and water filters for radiation quadrupled after North Korea tested long-range missiles in November. He expects sales to increase again if people “perceive a threat” around Trump’s planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

‘These news stories break and almost immediately we see a response come in,” Bansemer says. “The thought of the U.S. being attacked by a nuclear threat is one of the things families prepare for.”

Costco, for its part, has declined to reveal how many doomsday kits it has sold, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The company did say, however, that the kit is a great value “for a family who wanted to prepare for any kind of disaster.” The retailer has not responded to MONEY’s request for additional comment.

13 thoughts on “Costco Is Selling a $6,000 Doomsday Preparation Kit That Can Feed a Family of 4 for a Year

  1. Doomsday…???

    Fear porn much Mark?

    Slow day at the news desk, nothing to see here.

    Be safe…I prep, therefore I am……prepped….BA.

    1. I don’t post to kiss your ass you asshat, I post so people have other people’s ideas and insights.

      If you wanna continue to post on this site, watch your damn mouth, clowns like you last about fifteen seconds around here, I will 86 your dumb ass.

      Think real goddamn hard about that chumley

        1. Thanks buddy, I have a feeling this piece of shit was already banned, is coming in under another address.

      1. Costco does NOT sell “Doomsday Preparation Kits”, they sell “Emergency Food by the Pallet”. The title is a LIE.

        Nowhere in Costco’s literature on the product is there even a mention of doomsday. The author sensationalizes the article with a false adjective, and then mentions that Costco has been selling long term food storage by the pallet since 2010. The title of the story is pure fabrication, and the information is eight years old, not news worthy, unless trying to illicit a response based on scare tactics. This article is a fluff piece. Did you read it, or just repost it? Not seeing the absurdity of the story is on you, not the reader.

        Threatening to ban, and using ad hominems to flex your site muscles….really? Telling me to watch my mouth after you yourself go on a laced rant…really?…ban yourself. I used no foul language.

        Don,t like my opinion, too bad, I was spot on. Are you gonna cry every time some one posts something you disagree with? Censoring is what the left does.

        I am not a clown,
        I am not a troll,
        And I am never a hypocrite…where do you stand?

        Be safe….I earned mine….did you?…..BA.

  2. I can feed 4 a lot cheaper then that . Bean an rice . Plus cheap smoke house can be made out of about anything to save your wild game

    1. No it’s not an advertisement, but apparently it is enough for trolls like the toilet bug above to back door his idiocy and remind us all what kind of garbage sites such as ours have to deal with.

      We will just play along for awhile, let him play his bullshit until the hammer drops. Clowns like this serve as good entertainment, should be interesting.

      I’m through wasting my time with this goofy SOB.

  3. More name calling? That all you got?
    What ever happened to:

    Lead by example
    Critical Cognitive Thinking

    Any of that ring a bell?

    You have been revealed and found lacking. Apologize to your friends for your deceit. You suffer an affliction and have been blinded by Pride, can only hope it is temporary.

    You Sir, have truly gone off the rails.

    Be safe………BA.


      We have a troll, calls himself “BadAmerican” practicing head up ass on the site, proceed with caution! Extremely unstable situation, again use extreme caution! Undoubtably has bad hygiene, sexually confused with a Jew tranny bent. Possible affiliation with Caitlyn Jenner and Anthony Weiner, if found contact Harvey Weinstein immediately.

  4. Only 6k to feed a family of four.
    For a year…hmmmm

    I wonder how much it costs to eat a family of four….
    For a year….?

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