Is there a list of things that are good to have in stock?

(15 Posts)
shortytrekker Thu 12-Mar-20 20:02:57

Just that really. I can't seem to find a simple suggested list.

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Daffodil101 Thu 12-Mar-20 20:09:24

No but I’d think it’s useful to have enough toiletries and filling tinned food. I did a quick stock take today and found we have quite a bit of couscous, loads of paracetamol. I’ve ordered more meat than usual, frozen veg, stuff to make pies and lasagne etc.

AwdBovril Thu 12-Mar-20 20:10:28

It really varies quite a lot. Dep8on what you'd actually use. Spam is a good example - I think it's vile, but it's often suggested. I have:

Powdered full fat & skimmed milk (skimmed is cheaper)
Tins of evaporated milk, plus lids that fit the top to make them last longer once open.
A pack of "just add water" pancake/Yorkshire pudding mix
Tinned soup (not much, DH & I only like a couple of types, & it would get boring pretty quickly)
Rice, pasta
Dried beans, lentils etc
Spices & herbs
Tinned tomatoes, tomato paste
Minced garlic in a tube - keeps ages in fridge

All stuff we use anyway. Even the powdered milk!

divafever99 Thu 12-Mar-20 22:07:09

As well as food and toiletries I have bought large bottles of water, batteries and couple of torches.

glasshalfsomething Thu 12-Mar-20 22:10:15

Torches? What makes you think electric will be impacted? 🧐

Wide0penSpace Thu 12-Mar-20 22:34:49

Do you think the water supply will be affected? I hadn’t thought of buying water.

AndWhatNext Thu 12-Mar-20 22:49:01

Cleaning products such as anti-bac spray, cloths, bleach, Milton, washing powder, dishwasher powder, washing up liquid

personal hygiene products toothpaste, soap, shampoo, sanitary towels/tampons, bog roll

medicine/first aid kit adult and child pain relief, cough stuff, Vicks vapour rub, anti-histamine, plasters, arnica, tea tree, vitamin sups

I am a natural prepper this is the kind of stuff I always have in. (And food too). Being organised and having things avail keeps me calm, and helps as I am not panic buying anything at the moment as I am usually stocked up anyways

misscockerspaniel Thu 12-Mar-20 22:56:20

Pet food

divafever99 Thu 12-Mar-20 22:58:28

Probably being a bit OTT with the water and torches, but there was recently a burst water main nearby and no water for 12 hours. Water board were out there straight away but would this be the same at the height of the epidemic? I've no real rationale for the torches but due to the recent bad weather recently there had been some short power cuts.

Itsjustmee Thu 12-Mar-20 23:09:56

Bin bags & washing up liquid washing up powder
Toiletries mouth wash
Wet wipes ( in case you can’t get loo roll)
I’ve bought ironically Corona cough medicine as I’m prone to sore throats Diflan spray lemsips paracetamol neurofen
Coffee UHT milk
Mash 😂
Pasta and the usual tins of food
Lemon Squash

Itsjustmee Thu 12-Mar-20 23:10:45

Oh I forgot pet food for our dogs we have enough to last till end of April

AndWhatNext Thu 12-Mar-20 23:15:23

Yes, I forgot pet food.
And flee and worm treatment.

My Dcat had a delivery today, plus a new cardboard scraping pad.

Eckhart Thu 12-Mar-20 23:19:54

@Itsjustmee Mouthwash?

Yes, it will be essential to have fresh breath when confronting the apocalypse.

AndWhatNext Thu 12-Mar-20 23:21:02

And bin bags are important too.

If you need to self isolate (altho prob sound advice anyway) you need to put your rubbish into disposable bags and leave for 72hrs. Details below.

Link here


Cleaning and disposal of waste
When cleaning you should use your usual household products, like detergents and bleach as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces. Clean frequently touched surfaces.

Personal waste (e.g. used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste within your own room. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.

Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

shookennotstirred Sat 14-Mar-20 12:02:07

@Eckhart mouth wash is important, especially one that fights infections. Corsodyl for example.

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