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How long do you think you would last?

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Stayathomecorona Mon 02-Mar-20 21:18:01

How long do you think you would last if everything went on lock down with the Coronavirus??
So like total worst case scenario of everything shuts and we all had to stay inside!!
All Businesses, schools closed...EVERYTHING!!
I know it’s quite far fetched but I think about that kind of stuff all the time!
I reckon we could last about a month possibly 6weeks before I started to REALLY panic!!
I have stocked up on a lot of non perishables (but I generally have a fully stocked larder!)
I have stocked up on medicines etc
And today I withdrew approx 700 cash (just Incase!!)

What have you done?how long do you think you would last!?

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ElizabethMountbatten Mon 02-Mar-20 21:18:53

We'd last a couple of months I reckon, before proper panic set in.

Rhayader Mon 02-Mar-20 21:19:54

Would we have utilities - I don’t think we would last long without gas, electric and water.

Flutteringsatlast Mon 02-Mar-20 21:20:59

Longer than my 5 x dc would if we were all stuck in the house.....

Stayathomecorona Mon 02-Mar-20 21:25:29

@Rhayader I’m gonna say yes to the utilities...that’s possibly a WHOLE other level!! But we do have a gas (bottled) hob and a lovely burner so I wouldn’t be TOO worried that way either now that I really think about it!!

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Mychitchatdays Mon 02-Mar-20 21:26:07

I would need to walk the dogs. I think if we knew it was coming we might last one week. We have a tiny fridge freezer and no cupboard space.

Stayathomecorona Mon 02-Mar-20 21:26:09

@Flutteringsatlast 🤣🤣🤣 yes my dc would drive me potty for sure!!

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DrMadelineMaxwell Mon 02-Mar-20 21:27:29

Where are you spending your money if all shops and businesses are shut? smile

Chocolateandchats Mon 02-Mar-20 21:27:29

About 3 days of food and electricity (on a meter). Our home is small so lack of storage space means I only ever buy for a few days.

DontBe Mon 02-Mar-20 21:28:07

How would that work? I’m a nurse I have to go to work. Can’t exactly shut the hospitals down.

Namechangexyz1 Mon 02-Mar-20 21:30:20

People are going too far with this.

Stayathomecorona Mon 02-Mar-20 21:31:39

@DontBe 🤔 As I said...it’s farfetched hmm but I’ll let the hospitals stay open in this far fetched scenario and we’ll have the army bring you to and from of course!! See...farfetched!!

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Thelnebriati Mon 02-Mar-20 21:32:47

I'm quite fat so I reckon I could last 3 months before I'd have to cave and eat the rest of the family.

AhoyMrBeaver Mon 02-Mar-20 21:33:14

I think we would comfortably get through 2 months. I have two freezers and racks of tinned food, jars and sealed dried goods in the garage, which obviously helps. The cat would run out of food before we do I think, but she would go out hunting if she was hungry enough.

Rhayader Mon 02-Mar-20 21:33:16

We’d probably survive a month in that case but it would be pretty tough. Both of us working from home and trying to convince our DC to do some school work!

Stayathomecorona Mon 02-Mar-20 21:33:22

@DrMadelineMaxwell it’s to buy stuff from the MAJOR preppers who will form an underground/black market as such 🤣🤔

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ActualHornist Mon 02-Mar-20 21:33:53

I think realistically with some clever planning our food could last for about three weeks, maybe longer.

But if we had no power then it’d be pretty miserable. We don’t have a fireplace so don’t know how we’d cook or boil water or anything.

I think about this a lot as well - it’s what sends me to sleep at night wink

RoadrunnerMeepMeep Mon 02-Mar-20 21:36:58

Probably only a week or two, my ds has a medical condition which requires a lot of medicine, equipment etc which I order as I need so don’t have a huge stock pile of all that.

user5656 Mon 02-Mar-20 21:38:29

I reckon we could last a good few weeks as long we had electricity and water.
We have a well stocked larder and freezer and wine cellar
Fresh milk would be problematic, I might get some UHT in or there are some cows in the field next door.
No kids at home so I would be quite content with books and Netflix.

Stayathomecorona Mon 02-Mar-20 21:40:37

Actually now that I’ve thought about water would come on a certain times...like in the morning for an hour on a Tuesday and a Thursday. And Electricity would be unreliable!! Ok...NOW how would you all fair up??!! 🤣🤣

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dwum Mon 02-Mar-20 21:42:00

2 weeks ish. Maybe more, but we have 4DC. We have camping equipment and live close to forest as well so could manage to cook.

Pasithea Mon 02-Mar-20 21:43:33

About 3 days at the minute.

ChrissieKeller61 Mon 02-Mar-20 21:43:53

A few days then I’d take loads of coke, gin and go out with a bang. Don’t particularly want to be the last one standing in an apocalypse

Pinksmyfavoritecolour Mon 02-Mar-20 21:44:44

Dogs will be fine for a month rabbits for month, husband and I 2 weeks, think my priorities are a bit skew wiff

Noworrieshere Mon 02-Mar-20 21:45:08

Until the toilet paper runs out, maybe a couple of weeks. God knows what we would do then.
I think I'll go and stock up tomorrow just in case.

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