1 Year Food Storage

By: on May 24, 2014
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And I thought a Costco-sized can of baked beans was big. The stock-up store's contributions to hunger management have always been supersized, so it should come as no surprise that their idea of an emergency preparedness food supply is similarly gigantic. Costco, by way of manufacturer THRIVE, has you covered for an entire year of apocalyptic mayhem...or an inability to tear yourself away from Call of Duty long enough to go to the store.

THRIVE's food supply package provides 365 days of meals for one. That's 120, 1-gallon cans of fruits, vegetables, meat/protein, beans, grains, dairy, and basic essentials. That's also over 9,500 individual servings and, given the total cost of the truckload was $1,500 at printing, about $4.11 per day to eat like a survivor. A THRIVE cookbook explaining WTF to do with a can of pearled barley and whole egg powder is included as well. Some additional obvious math: the 1 year of food storage for 1 person breaks down to 6 months of food for 2 people and 3 months for 4.

And some year's supply of food content specifics:


  • 12 x Hard White Winter Wheat (25 yr shelf life)
  • 12 x White Rice (25 yr shelf life)
  • 4 x Pearled Barley (8 yr shelf life)
  • 3 x Whole Wheat Flour (5 yr shelf life)
  • 3 x White Flour (5 yr shelf life)
  • 3 x Cornmeal (25 yr shelf life)
  • 3 x Elbow Macaroni (8 yr shelf life)


  • 8 x Dehydrated Potato Chunks (25 yr shelf life)
  • 7 x Freeze-dried Sweet Corn ( 25yr shelf life)
  • 3 x Dehydrated Carrot Dices (8 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Freeze-dried Broccoli (25 yr shelf life)
  • 1 x Freeze-dried Onions (25 yr shelf life)
  • 4 x Dehydrated Apple Slices (25 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Freeze-dried Strawberries (25 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Freeze-dried Bananas (25 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Freeze-dried Raspberries (25 yr shelf life)


  • 8 xPowdered Milk (25 yr shelf life)
  • 4 xInstant Milk (25 yr shelf life)
  • 3 x Cheese Blend Powder (15 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Chocolate Drink Mix (25 yr shelf life)


  • 6 x Whole Egg Powder (3 yr shelf life)
  • 5 x Chicken TVP (10 yr shelf life)
  • 4 x Beef TVP (10 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Taco TVP (10 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Pinto Beans (25 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Lentils (25 yr shelf life)


  • 3 x White Sugar (25 yr shelf life)
  • 1 x Iodized Salt (25 yr shelf life)
  • 1 x Chicken Bouillon (5 yr shelf life)
  • 1 x Beef Bouillon (5 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Orchard Apple Drink (3 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Orange Bliss Drink (3 yr shelf life)
  • 2 x Simply Peach Drink (3 yr shelf life)
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