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Costco Sells End-of-Time Food

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Now end-of-timers have food to go along with their investment positions.

Already, those of us who hear the approaching thunder of the Four Horsemen have a ready-made investment strategy. The Wall Street Journal calls it the “bunker portfolio.”

These are companies providing investors with essentials for any respectable fallout shelter—makers of bottled water, canned goods, dehydrated broth, gas masks and auxiliary generators.

In the portfolio: Hormel Foods, producer of long-life provisions, from instant packets of dehydrated broth to wrapped sausages; Cummins, maker of a wide range of auxiliary power generators; and Airgas, manufacturer of hard hats and gas masks.

"If it's the end of the world, what do you buy? Canned foods, guns and the generators," said Keith Springer, president of Capital Financial Advisory Services. "There are a huge number of people who feel this is the end of the world."

Now, along with the “bunker portfolio”, there is also the perfect food to go along with this doom-and-gloom investment approach: Costco is selling "Thrive," a one year supply of dehydrated and freeze-dried food for $799.99. (Hat tip: Marginal Revolution)

This one-year food supply comes complete with 84 gallon size cans of grains, fruits, veggies, protein & beans, dairy, and baking essentials. “With over 5,000 servings and many foods with a shelf life of up to 25 years, this package will give you variety, nutrition, and peace of mind,” consumers are told.

The reviews are in: a satisfied customer with the handle “sr509” says the food supply is “surprisingly manageable”; another fan named “oldfood” talks about the product’s “excellent value”.

Meanwhile, “evilz” warns us, each and every one, to line our basements with as much dehydrated potato chunks and freeze-dried sweet corn as possible.

"Excellent Product, buy while you can,” says our man. “If you can't see what's comming[sic], buy some glasses. Gods Speed. Semper Fi. Only wish I Could buy more."
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