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InShockReally Fri 24-Jun-16 07:10:19

U.K. Preppers - what should we do to prepare for the next few weeks/months/years of shit? Or is it all too late?

NCtoprotectmyidentity Fri 24-Jun-16 12:14:26


No idea. I don't think anyone knows.

YourPerception Fri 24-Jun-16 12:17:47

I got cash out yesterday. I left petrol for those in more need.

redhat Fri 24-Jun-16 12:19:50

We're going to be eating all our beans...

cozietoesie Fri 24-Jun-16 12:31:51

It hasn't changed much about the way I live. I was actually thinking last night that if one of the big ones goes in the next hour - as they clearly could - it would make all this uncertainty look like nought.

You do what you can.

InShockReally Fri 24-Jun-16 13:02:38

... I'm almost afraid to ask about the big ones cozie!

Might go and get some cash out later.

gamerchick Fri 24-Jun-16 13:07:55

It won't change much for me but I'm watching carefully. I think having a bit of cash in the house would be a good bet though.

I'm not really that concerned yet, it'll be a weird week or so i think while people digest happenings.

PlanD Fri 24-Jun-16 13:09:48

sad what does 'one of the big ones' mean?

cozietoesie Fri 24-Jun-16 13:24:30

Where to start?

Have a read about the Cascadia subduction zone and then work your way through mega tsunamis and dirty bombs/nuclear war towards global pandemic, Yellowstone and antibiotic resistance.

As I said, those are real SHTF situations, though, and there's virtually nothing you can do about any/most of them. You're better off restricting yourself to what you can realistically achieve for you and your family.

A bit of spare cash around is usually good if you can afford it. smile

YourPerception Fri 24-Jun-16 13:29:33

Big bank

YourPerception Fri 24-Jun-16 13:36:19

My petrol light came on and i am still in a huge petrol que. Supermarket is also OTT busy.

cozietoesie Fri 24-Jun-16 13:40:49

The baked bean shelves will be emptying fast, I suspect. (Along with choice provender from overseas.)

Things should calm down soon with any luck.

gamerchick Fri 24-Jun-16 15:39:48

They always do cozie I am glad we did the big food shop and filled the car up earlier this week. I don't fancy the supermarket today although things never seem to go into the panic buying here. I'm not checking anyroad.

Whatthefoxgoingon Sat 25-Jun-16 16:20:26

Stay calm. Bit more cash at home, full fuel tanks in the cars and that's it.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Sat 25-Jun-16 16:22:33

I've put a stop on all major expenditures we were planning- holiday, new sofa etc and have started saving more. I don't like keeping cash in the house but should I?

YourPerception Sat 25-Jun-16 16:43:15

My advice is keep enough cash to cover essential travel and food for a week.

gamerchick Sat 25-Jun-16 17:00:29

But isn't spending what we need to do?

I agree, keep some cash in the house, I've only got about 300 quid or so, a full tank and plenty of store food. I'm not really concerned. My mindset is programmed for ripply waters.

YourPerception Sat 25-Jun-16 17:11:28

There is the start of social unrest

If this continues the Brexit voters may fight back. It will be ugly.

InShockReally Sat 25-Jun-16 17:20:17

Yy gamerchick, Martin Lewis told someone on social media to go ahead with their house purchase if they had the money to do so. Personally I wouldn't, but only because our jobs rest precariously on the edge of EU funding.

For now we have some cash, some food - not too much as in the case of an actual SHTF situation the first thing the neighbours might notice is "no.3 have a lot of money don't they!" Fingers crossed though that a month from now this all feels like some weird blip on the radar.

Some of the comments on that DM link are predictably angry Perception. Scary stuff.

gamerchick Sat 25-Jun-16 17:20:43

Apparently there are 3 protests happening or planned in Newcastle as well according to the police page on Facebook I remember reading earlier. Things may be wonky for a bit.

Our asda was mega busy last night but seemingly it was mostly booze. #prorities wink

exLtEveDallas Sat 25-Jun-16 17:23:31

I've filled both cars, done my usual food shop but with a few extras (toiletries/tins etc that won't go off) and taken some cash out to keep at home. DH actually made the winter wood order yesterday as well, but I think he was always intending to do that in June.

I'm v annoyed that I didn't get my dollars for the summer hol before it all went to ratshit - OK so it will only be a difference of £40 or so but it still rankles.

I'm not worried or anything, just trying to work out what will go up in price for the next few weeks.

cozietoesie Sat 25-Jun-16 18:30:54

Just normal prepping in other words? smile

gamerchick Sat 25-Jun-16 18:56:41

Well it's not the zombie apocalypse but it's nice to have some sort of plan.

cozietoesie Sat 25-Jun-16 20:46:59

Of course. Just thinking about the future is most of what prepping is about in my view.

LoisWilkersonsLastNerve Sun 26-Jun-16 12:05:09

I suppose for the greater good we probably should continue to spend, I just can't risk it. We don't have a great emergency fund to begin with.

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