Thankfully when St. Cloud finally has its much anticipated apocalypse, Costco will be in town to make sure we can all survive. It'll only cost you $6,000 and they're ready to feed you for a year.

Later this year the city of St. Cloud will welcome a new Costco into town. Much like Sam's Club, they are a provider of bulk items to both businesses and people just like you and I. When I say "bulk" I'm not joking, and here's the biggest bulk order you'd ever be likely to buy -- if you believe in a major catastrophe coming to the area.

Costco has an option to place an order for an entire year supply of food to feed a family of 4, and it's only going to cost you $6,000. That equals to be about $16 per day to feed a family, or 17 cents per serving.

What does that $6k give you? Here's what they'll ship to you in a bunch of discrete boxes, which I'm sure your delivery person will love you for...

(72) Hard White Wheat (30 year shelf life)
(72) White Rice (30 year shelf life)
(72) Elbow Macaroni Pasta (25 year shelf life)
(72) Instant Rotini Pasta (25 year shelf life)
(42) Instant Pinto Bean Flakes (30 year shelf life/Canada)
(36) Instant Black Beans (30 year shelf life/Canada)
(36) Instant Lentils (30 year shelf life/Canada)
(36) Instant Milk (25 year shelf life)
(36) Dehydrated Potatoes (25 year shelf life)
(16) Beef TVP (10 year shelf life)
(16) Chicken TVP (10 year shelf life)
(12) Freeze-dried Corn (25 year shelf life)
(8) Freeze-dried Broccoli (25 year shelf life/Mexico)
(8) Freeze-dried Green Beans (25 year shelf life/New Zealand)
(8) Dehydrated Apples (25 year shelf life)
(8) Butter Powder (5 year shelf life)
(8) White Sugar (30 year shelf life)
(8) Brown Sugar (10 year shelf life)
(6) Dehydrated Carrots (10 year shelf life/Poland)
(6) Freeze-dried Bananas (25 year shelf life / Country of Origin: Ecuador)
(6) Freeze-dried Raspberries (25 year shelf life/Chile/Serbia)
(6) Freeze-dried Strawberries (25 year shelf life/Mexico)
(4) Freeze-dried Onions (25 year shelf life/India)
(2) Chicken Bouillon (5 year shelf life)
(2) Shortening Powder (3 year shelf life)
(2) Iodized Salt (30 year shelf life)

Costco isn't the only one that's offering enough food to survive a natural disaster. Walmart (and I presume Sam's Club will as well), and Amazon both are offering their own versions of this sort of thing, and people are buying them!!

As much as I can this being purchased right after you build your bomb shelter, I'm not sure that good ole' St. Cloud, or much of anywhere in Minnesota will be buying this bulk Nutristore food kit. Unless our fault line completely tears the state in half, or the Walking Dead becomes a reality, the worse we have to deal with is just a bad blizzard for a month straight -- and that's why we have a bar on every corner.

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