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ItalianLady Thu 02-Dec-10 08:56:26

Pet food.
Washing detergent.
Tinned goods.

Add your own.

We are currently snowed in and it is still snowing.

saorachd Thu 02-Dec-10 09:00:18

bottled water

southeastastra Thu 02-Dec-10 09:09:57


HecTheHallsWithBoughsOfHolly Thu 02-Dec-10 09:11:33

powdered milk

Adair Thu 02-Dec-10 09:15:52

er... crisps

DurhamDurham Thu 02-Dec-10 09:19:23

Toilet roll

Oh and some fruit so the kids don't get scurvy whilst living on the above.

AnyFuleSno Thu 02-Dec-10 09:19:25

yes powered milk or freezer supplies of milk. Also extra bread in the freezer.

barbarianoftheuniverse Thu 02-Dec-10 09:31:32

Hot water bottles
New clean bucket for storing drinking water

ItalianLady Thu 02-Dec-10 09:54:29

Also ideas for making meals out of the usual cupboard stuff as my food delivery has just been cancelled.

stickersarecurrency Thu 02-Dec-10 10:06:27

candles, bread flour and yeast, milk (always keep it in the freezer anyway), lentils or yellow split peas for soup, tinned fruit, frozen veg. Honestly, even in the arse end of nowhere where it took a JCB to dig them out twice last year, my parents have never starved. We used to love it as kids, baked tatties cooked in foil in the fire because there was no electricity, fab!

DurhamDurham Thu 02-Dec-10 10:39:15

My kids have been eating snow in a cup with squash poured on top. Much cheaper than those 'Ice Blasts' you buy at the cinema.
Do you think it'll do them any long term damage?

ilovehens Thu 02-Dec-10 17:42:11

Paraffin lamp and fuel in case there's a power cut.

Toilet Rolls grin

onimolap Thu 02-Dec-10 17:47:19

Lighter/matches, storm kettle/camping stove, candles, wind up torch, wind up phone recharger, wind up radio,

all prescription drugs, condoms, tampons or similar

leatherman tool or similar, vaseline

tinned food you can eat hot/cold (baked beans and rice pudding), favourite sweeties, Kendal mint cake

Hip flask

alypaly Fri 03-Dec-10 16:58:31

costco do a really good powdered mash

tinned soup including beef consomme as you use that for a sauce

candles(we had a power cut for 6 hours the other night.



lentil,soup mix(split peas, pearl barley)
smoked bacon(keeps longer)

just made a lovely corned beef stew with an atora suet crust.... with beetroot or red cabbage (yummy)

freeze sausage meat and puff pastry for home made sausage rolls.

get loads of root veg in and make homemade soups.
any out of date bread make croutons/with herbs or garlic.

keep philly cheese with garlic/chives in to put on dried pasta.

make a childrens mousse from jelly and a tin of carnation milk whipped up. its lovely.

i freeze bananas for making banana muffins so it doesnt matter if they go brown.

what have you got in your cupboard italianlady

OverflowingMum Fri 03-Dec-10 17:45:44

bread flour and yeast
plain and self raising flour, butter, sugar eggs etc for bisuits/cakes etc..(yummy, plus baking helps entertain snow bound kids!)
torches and batteries
longlife milk
frozen veg
tinned fruit
tinned soup
tinned tomatoes
fozen mince
instant hot chocolate
Toilet rolls
Sanitary towels (don't leave it till the day you're due on expecting to pop to the shops having only 1 left from last month shock)
chocolate - lots
wine - lots

SoupDragon Fri 03-Dec-10 17:47:27

More wine
Spare wine
emergency wine

DurhamDurham Fri 03-Dec-10 17:48:47

I buy huge catering size bottles of sweet chilli sauce because that will make all sorts of food taste good. It's great with meat, pasta, potatoes, sandwiches

Long life milk and yoghurts (would not eat until I absolutely had to as am sure they are vile)

Catering size bags of pasta and rice

Tinned fruit, custard, pulses, beans, soup

ShittySnowyDays Fri 03-Dec-10 17:49:58


Everything else can wait till the snow has melted.

DurhamDurham Fri 03-Dec-10 17:59:23

Haha soupdragon I like yor thinking. Very important to have emergency wine for when the spare wine has all gone due the wine being drunk. I want to get snowed in at your house smile

solo Fri 03-Dec-10 18:12:04

Pesto sauce in a jar and pasta. If all else has gone or frozen in the freezer, this is an easy meal, filling and warm. Better still if you have an onion, red pepper and tin of chopped tomatoes and a tin of tuna/chicken/prawns to add to it.

Milk in freezer.

Kids pain relief (Dd has ear ache as I type, so glad of Nurofen).
Something for upset tummies.
Regular meds; don't run out!

Candles, matches/wind up torches.

Lulumaam Fri 03-Dec-10 18:14:36

all of teh above.

i've got long life milk, loads of salt to grit the steps, toiletries, paracetomal, inahlers, loo roll and a well stocked freezer and lots of tinned stuff

baby wipes

i've filled my car with petrol and it's having a winter service on monday to make sure the brakes etc are ok..

however, we have no snow grin

solo Fri 03-Dec-10 18:26:26

grin @ Lulumaam. Hope you get your brakes checked before your the snow arrives. Mine were supposed to be done by my brother, but he somehow hasn't had time yet...they are ok actually, but I'd feel better if they had been replaced.

bilblio Fri 03-Dec-10 19:06:09

We couldn't get any normal salt in January, there are 10 steps up to our house, it's lethal. At one point it got that bad I was using DH's expensive sea salt on the steps.
Last week I remembered our lack of salt problem and bought 7 boxes from Lidl for 14 pence each.

alypaly Fri 03-Dec-10 19:07:19

makes note must go to lidl

Lulumaam Fri 03-Dec-10 19:40:19


my big asda shop arrived tonight, with 8 tubs of table salt. !!

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