The Great Value roast beef from Walmart is $2.50 a can. It has good beef in it, but most of what is inside is beef stock, as was observed by someone else here recently. I can't remember who said that but they were right.
The Costco Kirtland roast beef was 24 cans for $77.00, and that included free shipping. I haven't tried it yet, but I will today. If it is as good as the Great Value product, and I'm told it is, I will order a case. It is marginally more expensive but to get a full case would be worth the extra money.
My compatriot also sent me a can of pork and a can of chicken. Both products seemed like they'd be a good buy when they are on the "free shipping" special. The one thing I haven't figured out, as I haven't yet researched it, is whether I can buy online from Costco without paying a membership fee. I'll work on that today.
I recently had a chance to visit with a couple of doctors, people I don't normally rub elbows with. One of them, a Vietnam veteran who ran LRRP with dogs, doesn't call himself a survivalist but he is. He is stashing ammo madly, and buying the pails of emergency food for long term storage. I think this guy has the first nickle he ever made, but he's letting go of a denarius or two now. He has a favorable set up in that he lives a considerable distance from the city, and has his own water supply. The other doctor is divorced, with kids in college. He has a small apartment in the ville, but he has a brother who is a full on survivalist. They have a family retreat in the Blue Ridge, well stocked, and their plan is to fall back there if things go sour.
Interestingly, they are more human than the God like physicians portrayed on television. They do not intend to stay at the hospital as things fall apart. I found their candor refreshing. But then, these are both Southern doctors, who tend to be more pragmatic about life than some of their peers in Northern climes.
Incidentally, if anyone still believed that being a survivalist was reserved for social pariahs and rural people, the example of those two individuals would tend to give that the lie.
People from all levels of the socio-economic strata are doing what they can. Not the great mass of people, who remain sheeple, but there are a lot more people in the preparedness mind set than I can ever remember.
It's ten years after a global economic collapse. Australia has a feeble government hanging on in Sydney. The Australian army, what remains of it, is struggling to maintain order but it's a losing proposition. You can't let your dog outside because people will eat them. The Sheeple have long since been devoured by events, and the individuals who remain are struggling to get through each day. China is harvesting Australia's economic resources and the Chinese are everywhere.
I identified with the protagonist from the beginning. I don't want to be a spoiler, so I will just say the show revolves about his obsession with recovering his stolen vehicle. You only figure out why in the final scene. When I saw it, I thought "this guy thinks just like I do!"
It's showing on Direct TV pay per view now. I'm buying the DVD for my personal library, money well spent.