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Are you stockpiling for brexit?

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Downtroddenhousingass Sat 09-Feb-19 18:55:04

I am, chest freezer is full and my kitchen is overflowing with dry food.

Seeing as how the shops were empty last year with two days of snow a best case scenario will be a few weeks of shortages. Or am I crazy?

Stinkytoe Sat 09-Feb-19 18:59:00

Yes, only with food we’d normally eat though, I don’t have stacks of spam and lentils.

I hope everything will be fine, in which case I won’t have to shop much for a few weeks. If it’s not fine then we’ve got everything we will need.

PandaPolarBear Sat 09-Feb-19 19:04:11

Yes, currently stuck at home with a vicious chest infection though, so am actually using some of it until I feel well enough to get out to the shop again.

TheWomanin12B Sat 09-Feb-19 19:06:01

Yes, have been steadily building up since the Summer. I hope it won't be needed, but I have absolutely no confidence in the completely incompetent government and opposition.

Todaythiscouldbe Sat 09-Feb-19 19:06:54


nocoolnamesleft Sat 09-Feb-19 19:07:15

I've been bringing forward ordering my prescription medications by 2 days a month for the last 6 months. So order now going in two weeks before I run out, rather than just in time. Still makes me nervous.

Downtroddenhousingass Sat 09-Feb-19 19:07:34

Ah good it's not just me, I'm slowly building it up.

Lots of lentils but I do like them. And even a diet of lentils for a year is better than what the people of Venezuela have sad

Cerealkillers Sat 09-Feb-19 19:08:35

Yes & only food we will actually eat, no lentils or kidney beans!

Stocked up on my contraceptive pill too as my usual brand prescription couldn’t be filled as all suppliers to the 3 chemists I tried had issues but found 6 months worth at Superdrug. According to the pharmacist down to Brexit but no idea if he was just having a rant?

Rockbird Sat 09-Feb-19 19:08:43

A massive bag of pasta and four tins of beans. Oh and some Crunchies. So no, not really wink

ginghambox Sat 09-Feb-19 19:10:23

No but the resident remoan prepper will no doubt be along shortly.

ThereWillBeAdequateFood Sat 09-Feb-19 19:16:00

Yes I’m now a very lightweight prepper.

Well all came down with flu a short while back. All of us on our arses for at least a week. Having a stockpile made life considerably easier whilst we weren’t well.

I’m prepping for Brexit but I’m now planning to have well stocked cupboards just in case of any eventuality (illness, weather disruption, politicians fucking up everything etc etc)

BigStripeyBastard Sat 09-Feb-19 19:20:05

I've got a single cupboard full of dried pasta, tinned stuff etc but nothing really that I wouldn't have available at this time of the year anyway. I live in a completely central, bog standard northern city but people round here get a bit skittish if there is more than a quarter inch of snow and everything goes to pot and they clear the shelves for some reason. So I always have my small cupboard of tins and stuff for if there is an inch of snow and all the locals start abandoning cars and deliveries are suspended for two days. 😁 I could happily survive for at least a month without having to resort to cannibalism.
I might throw in a couple of Fray Bentos pies on my next shop.... no disaster contingent is complete without a Fray Bentos pie....

DinosApple Sat 09-Feb-19 19:46:42

Yes, I've got rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes, kidney beans, baked beans and olive oil. Oh and wine. grin

It'll all get used anyway and hopefully any disruption won't be for too long. I figured the prices will go up whatever happens.

TroysMammy Sat 09-Feb-19 19:49:10

No but I went through my kitchen cupboards today and found I had enough food to last for months. I'm just a horder.

Downtroddenhousingass Sat 09-Feb-19 19:56:09

I think I'd rather stick to my lentils than a pie. I've got lots of camping gas but might buy some tinned puddings thinking about it.

I'd struggle without my instant pot of electric went down.

howrudeforme Sat 09-Feb-19 19:59:13

Yes, -‘a bit- we needed a new chest freezer and just got a bigger one.

It’s full - so if a few shortages or a price spike, we’re ok, main things we are stocking up on are imported foods so pasta, good tinned tomatoes, big bags of bastmati rice, chapati and rice flour etc. Again, more about a price spike and a short term (I hope) lack of supply.

Also generic meds (I think Italy is big supplier of this).

Thecrown3 Sat 09-Feb-19 20:00:54

No and I’m not sure I agree we should be stockpiling!! I know , I know , we ll have someone a long in a moment telling all the doom and gloom stuff but if everyone starts stockpiling now then it will all start to run dry now!! Let alone brexit !!

It’s the same with snow, bad weather, change of government ...... it’s all doom and gloom led.... usually by government sources!!! I’m a cynic... the government want you to believe you need to stockpile because they don’t want the economy crashing in meantime if everyone stockpiles, withdraws their monies from banks, doesn’t book a holiday etc then it all crashes ...

Clutterfreeintraining Sat 09-Feb-19 20:03:05

I have two cupboards FULL of booze and as I don't drink very often, I'm hoping I'll be able to trade it for food grin

I did start stockpiling but then joined the 'no spend 19' thread and have been gradually using up my food supplies over the last 5/6 weeks to save money.

Storage is a bit of an issue so maybe I should rethink my plan and drink the booze to make room to store food confused

GottenGottenGotten Sat 09-Feb-19 20:04:22

TheCrown, have your supermarket shelves been empty? Because people have been prepping for this for some months now. I haven't noticed a resulting shortage.

WhatHaveYou Sat 09-Feb-19 20:07:01

I don't have space to stockpile.

Snowmaggedon Sat 09-Feb-19 20:07:41

Yes op.. only gently... pasta... source.... paracetamol...loo roll...

Basic prepping won't Hurt... small cupboard

Snowmaggedon Sat 09-Feb-19 20:09:21

What's have you apparently space around the bath is good

Scrowy Sat 09-Feb-19 20:10:24

Yes but I generally stockpile anyway as we can often be cut off for a week or so if it snows (very rural).

I've just been a bit more mindful about stocking tomato based products (ketchup etc) and having a bit more milk and bread in the deep freeze than I would usually.

Thecrown3 Sat 09-Feb-19 20:21:02

No they are not empty because it’s 50/50 on people believing they need to and not.

SilverySurfer Sat 09-Feb-19 20:22:57

No, I'm not and this subject has been done to death - try advance searching 'stockpiling'.

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