Apocalypse Soon, Apocalypse Shopping Now

Karl Baker reports on Marketplace that sales of emergency preparedness products rose 80% at Costco in 2011! And they’re going to keep going up, because: Mayans. We’re all gonna diiiiiieeee. (I have contributed zero dollars to those emergency preparedness product sales, as I play both sides on this apocalypse game. I use its likelihood to justify not planning for the future, and its unliklihood to justify not having any survival skills, at all. Also: I’d like more information on what qualifies as an emergency preparedness product at Costco. Gallon tub of Crisco? Flats of bottled water? Pallets of beef jerky?)

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