Those keen to survive Armageddon will be pleased to note a bargain in Costco this week.
The US retail giant is selling $6,000 (£4,330) “doomsday prepper” food kits.
Promising enough to feed a family of four for a year these 600-can stacks contain freeze-dried carrots – egg noodles – quick oats – macaroni – freeze-dried banana slices and potato chunks – among many other staples.
And because there’s nothing more embarrassing than starving neighbours attacking your post-doomsday compound it is all ‘packaged discreetly for privacy in shipping’.
It’s easy for Americans for whom prepping appears to be overtaking baseball as the national sport.
But what about Brits – for whom a can of baked beans is still just a nice Friday night post-pub snack rather than a golden ticket to repopulate a ravaged Earth?
Lincoln Miles runs Britain’s largest prepping superstore – Preppers Shop – from Roche in Cornwall.
He reckons you could do it for less – around £1,000.
Here are his tips: