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Will Brexit stash be safe?

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BizzzzyBee Tue 06-Aug-19 10:57:26

DH is talking about starting a Brexit stash. But in the event that the shops are so empty that we resort to eating tinned potatoes and beans, do we really think the people with no stash will just go “Oh well, guess me and my kids will starve”. Surely they’ll just come round with baseball bats and take your stash? And you won’t be able to go out because you’ll have to stay at home to protect your family and your stash!

ssd Tue 06-Aug-19 10:59:27

Are you bored op?

BizzzzyBee Tue 06-Aug-19 11:01:54

No, I’m genuinely wondering if it’s even worth stashing stuff. It seems a bit pointless - either we won’t need it, or we will but someone bigger and tougher will come along and take it.

Plar Tue 06-Aug-19 11:05:32

If it is known that you have food and people around you don't have food your food will be stolen. That is why American preppers on tv shows are all armed to the teeth.

Socksontheradiator Tue 06-Aug-19 11:15:17

Well, in a real apocalypse situation you'd have cause to worry. It's worth having a bit stashed away so you can avoid the shops for a while, if supply disruption causes low stocks on shelves and unprepared people panic buying.
Preppers are seen as selfish but done appropriately is actually helpful all round.

thislovelylidowithaview Tue 06-Aug-19 11:15:26

You need to barricade yourselves in with the tins. Also, get some cauldrons of boiling oil on the roof for frying chips, excellent for tipping onto intruders and can be made to look like an accident if law and order is ever re-established

HairyDogsInUnusualPlaces Tue 06-Aug-19 11:25:38

OP, where do you live? (Asking for a friend)

Cackleweb Tue 06-Aug-19 11:27:43

Brexit = hoards of starving feral hogs people invading the homes of their fellow citizens in the hope of finding a tin of beans.

Yeap, sounds like a really good idea.

SnuggyBuggy Tue 06-Aug-19 11:29:06

You could always have a hidden location

Simkin Tue 06-Aug-19 11:32:17

I mean, I'm a hardcore doomsayer remainer and even I'm not expecting the apocalypse. If the neighbours came round and didn't have any food, I'd probably cook them tea, y'know?

Screamanger Tue 06-Aug-19 11:33:51

Ok prepper here, this is a commonly talked about issue and there are several thinks to do.

1 never tell anyone about your stash.

2 store food that doesn’t smell or can be eaten cold if nessasary. In case cooking attracts unwanted attention.

3 hide your rubbish, people will find it and come looking

4 blend in. If all your neighbors line up outside a shop to get whatever just arrived, line up as well. It will be noticeable if you just walk on past.

thislovelylidowithaview Tue 06-Aug-19 11:34:11

Cackle feral hogs = bacon sandwiches

notangelinajolie Tue 06-Aug-19 11:39:08

There is no point. Come the apocalypse they will come and steal it all from you.

Socksontheradiator Tue 06-Aug-19 11:43:02

I'm where Simkin is at really. Not all of us are hard-core.

S1naidSucks Tue 06-Aug-19 11:58:43

I’m not advertising my stash, for the simple reason I know that if there are price rises or shortages, I’ll have friends and relatives asking for it, “because you’ve got loads” or want to buy it at the price I bought it for, even if the prices have risen. Think that wouldn’t happen? Look how many entitled people turn up for days or weeks at end to Mumsnetter’s homes, expecting to be fed and watered, without putting their hand in their own pocket.

I made the mistake of telling a young couple I think very highly of, that they could take a couple of bags worth of food out of my walk-in larder, as I knew they would appreciate the help. They took all 12 tins of sweetcorn! They would have seen that there was only 12, but that don’t stop them. They’re truly lovely people, so I’ve no idea what they were thinking, other than ‘SS’ can afford it. I could afford it, but it meant I had to go out to the supermarket to get more as my youngest is obsessed with the bloody stuff. 😁 If that’s what a lovely couple does, then can you imagine what entitled friends, neighbours or relatives would do/expect of you?

You don’t have to prepare for the ‘apocalypse’, but you’ll feel a lot more secure if you have something to fall back on, in times of need, such as price rises, injury, ill health, etc. People can be jealous and judgemental of those who prep, but I don’t give a shiny, as it’ll all get eaten anyway.

allthegins Tue 06-Aug-19 11:59:38

Wtf. Absolute batshit thread

thislovelylidowithaview Tue 06-Aug-19 12:02:59

Well we know what you're stashing allthegins.

BlackeyedGruesome Tue 06-Aug-19 12:06:38

It is worth getting stuff you actually eat and will use or can afford to give away to food bank.

Don't tell people about it so you avoid the cheeky fuckers and blabber mouths.

At a guess it is most likely to be supply issues as in delayed supplies at ports, less fresh food to start, probably more expensive as the new system gets established, patchy supply so sometimes you can get stuff and sometimes there are only the cereals your kids won't eat on the shelves.

If your kids will only eat say Shreddies and the shops only have branflakes you may have difficulties at home. Not so much if everyone eats all-sorts of food and is more adaptable.

If it gets to the point of raiding other people's houses then there are greater things to worry about.

TheABC Tue 06-Aug-19 12:07:11

How would anyone know unless you invite them all over and they go through your larder? I am topping up now with each shop and storing things like tins under the kickboards (mostly to stop my hungry family from eating it immediately!).

It's sad that we have to discuss and prepare for this as a future.

Screamanger Tue 06-Aug-19 14:38:49

OP one thing to note, if you prepare for ANY type of disaster and it doesn’t happen. You have lost NOTHING.

Peregrina Tue 06-Aug-19 14:42:42

At one time having tins and stuff in would have been seen as prudent housekeeping. You only need to be snowed in or laid low with the flu, to not be able to shop and rely on your store cupboard.

But - it wasn't what was promised.

probstimeforanewname Tue 06-Aug-19 15:37:02

Just avoid cooking currey, fish and chips or bbq and it will be fine.

(and I am a doomster and gloomster remainer too)

probstimeforanewname Tue 06-Aug-19 15:37:17

curry

yellowallpaper Tue 06-Aug-19 15:50:02

Be careful of the zombie hoards as they will start on you once your stash is gone

ElPontifico Tue 06-Aug-19 15:53:41

You don't have to put a sign outside your house saying FOOD STASH HERE.

ElPontifico Tue 06-Aug-19 15:59:27

More seriously: I wouldn't expect a no-deal Brexit to be a zombie apocalypse.

Most likely imo there will be shortages, people will run out of looroll, spend lots of time queuing, not be able to find the food they like and make do with stuff they don't like for a while. Worse for vulnerable people and those affected by medication shortages. But not enough to make anyone invade other people's houses on the offchance of finding a stash of Cushelle.

Mamamia456 Tue 06-Aug-19 16:03:50

Surely this post can"t he serious? But if it is, OP relax, no one will be coming to steal your food.

placemats Tue 06-Aug-19 16:13:58

It might not be safe from vermin and this includes flour mites. Flour mites are pernicious and once they are there, it's a case of throw the lot out and clean for several days.

I have a store cupboard but it is just that. And it's used regularly.

bellinisurge Tue 06-Aug-19 17:32:31

Don't tell anyone you have anything.

bellinisurge Tue 06-Aug-19 17:34:23

What @Screamanger said at 11.33 grin

brexitstashftw Tue 06-Aug-19 19:16:06

Ynbu op the docudrama blackout shows how quickly shit can escalate (yes I’m aware it’s a fictional scenario) but if you have a stash what’s the harm at worst you’ll be eating tinned this and that for a while. And if the shit does hit the fan I won’t be offering any of my food to anyone.

CrunchyCarrot Tue 06-Aug-19 20:13:47

If it's the actual apocalypse then yes, armed gangs will be after any food they can scavenge, so we'll all be in the same boat at that point.

However, for Brexit which I sincerely hope is not going to be the apocalypse, just don't advertise your stash!

I am rather worried though that if Johnson keeps up this No Deal hardline then some people may well begin to get anxious as we approach the deadline, and that could result in panic buying. So having a stash will mean you don't need to go out during that time.

Dapplegrey Wed 07-Aug-19 13:31:58

Op is there any way you can make a false wall to hide your stash behind?
During the German occupation of France during World War 2 French citizens had various ways of hiding their food (or what there was of it) and possessions. One family even put a tap in the wall with a pipe into a bucket so it appeared to be a working tap.

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