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DH and his Brexit cupboard
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Anymom · 25/01/2019 22:45

Dh has converted two of our kitchen units into his Brexit cupboard! He has filled them up with all sorts of tinned delacacies including different beans, chilli and dogs (hot!)
He's also stockpiled toilet rolls, medicines, cleaning products etc. It's all stashed away in his new Brexit cupboard, that we have been warned not to touch! I darent tell him that the dc have already been in there hunting for chocolate. They were disappointed to find numerous bags of rice and pasta but alas no chocolate. Seems he has got his priorities mixed up! 😁
AIBU to think this is unnecessary and over the top? I need help to convince him as he talking about stockpiling and filling up the freezer and I'm dreading what concoctions I will find in there! All joking aside, it is just Dh panicking isn't it? We don't really need to be stockpiling food in one of the richest countries of the world, do we?

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Anymom · 25/01/2019 23:38

I know his heart is in the right place. To be honest I'm now slightly concerned he knows a little more than he is willing to tell me as its unlike him to panic buy. Dh works in freight and he's said he's been advised by his boss there could be serious delays if we leave the EU with a no deal scenario.

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PoutySprout · 25/01/2019 23:39

That’s not a secret!

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Belenus · 25/01/2019 23:39

Jack Monroe's guide to what to stockpile:

cookingonabootstrap.com/2018/11/15/stockpiling-for-brexit/

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jasjas1973 · 25/01/2019 23:40

A month ago i would have thought "ridiculous" but i feel now its only prudent to stockpile non perishables.

Quite frankly, i find it beyond terrifying that a 1st world country would deliberately do this to itself for absolutely no reason whatsoever and everyone just accepts it as if its inevitable and unavoidable.

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Menarefrommarsitwouldseem · 25/01/2019 23:41

Haha this has made me smile as despite being a rational person usually. This week I did a big shop. A peppers shop
I now also have a brexit cupboard and my freezer full of chicken and steak.
Also lots of wine, beer and bourbon.

Forgot toilet paper though.

Tbh, it's stuff I use anyway. I've not gone mad with lentils and chickpeas.
Just threw some bread mixes and long life milk in there too. Along with buying more.
So it'll get used up and hopefully not for what it was intended for.

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FlyingMonkeys · 25/01/2019 23:41

No Brexit cupboard here but DP can; fish, skin rabbits and squirrels, and pluck pigeons... So we'll probably be okay 🤢

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ItsMEhooray · 25/01/2019 23:42

Oh my god I can do without food but if I have to drink British wine Envy best stock up on Rioja just in case.

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Scandaloso · 25/01/2019 23:44

this has made me smile as despite being a rational person usually. This week I did a big shop. A peppers shop

But this is the rational thing to do. It's anyone's guess as to what's going to happen in 6 weeks time Eminently sensible to have a few weeks food in reserve.

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KateAdiesEarrings · 25/01/2019 23:44

70% of food consumed in the UK doesn't come from the EU so I'm amazed people are stockpiling.
I don't understand preppers either. I wonder if they have additional brexit cupboards or if they've just changed the names of their apocalypse cupboards.

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WhoAmIToTellYou · 25/01/2019 23:47

All of this brings back memories from my childhood. I am from an EU country and had some awful times- food shortages and threat of violence. People are wrong to assume current status quo cannot change for the worse. It can. Overnight. That’s what I lived through albeit sheltered from it somewhat as I was a child.
I do hope this will just go away and be resolved however i know from experience it might not go that way. My uk husband is laughing at me stockpiling but i’d rather be prepared (wave to fellows preppers on here)

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PoutySprout · 25/01/2019 23:49

70% of food consumed in the UK doesn't come from the EU

It doesn’t fall from the sky either.

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Lankyloo · 25/01/2019 23:49

This made me laugh. My husband has done the same. We had to make an emergency trip to Costco last August time when someone on the news said that there could be a shortage of food in 2 weeks time. It never happened but we have a good selection of dry/tinned food if anything was to happen. Personally I don't think it will but you never know.

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WhoAmIToTellYou · 25/01/2019 23:50

Bought lot of vanish soap today as it’s produced in Ireland, amongst other things.

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GlitterStick · 25/01/2019 23:50

Jaffa Cakes!
Yesh.
Right.
So far from this thread I'm stockpiling wine and Jaffa Cakes.
Plan.
When Mr Rington's Tea Man comes round next I'm going to stockpile chocolate marshmallows too.
That way if it does all go tits up I don't care I've got me wine and chocolate. Grin

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Meckity1 · 25/01/2019 23:51

I think that there is likely to be some disruption, so if your kids will only have x cereal then it's probably a good idea to get a box or two extra in.

I think it's important not to underestimate how much businesses like Amazon and Tesco want to take our money. They will find a way to get stuff to sell to us and a lot off effort from businesses will be put in to keeping the spending opportunities going.

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Scandaloso · 25/01/2019 23:51

All viagra is produced in Ireland too.



Oh and botox.

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Menarefrommarsitwouldseem · 25/01/2019 23:54

Scandaloso

You're right and as I said to my parents today. If it's snows etc
I don't have to go out to buy bread and milk.
I have always aspired to be more organised.

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Menarefrommarsitwouldseem · 25/01/2019 23:54

Scandaloso

BOTOX?? Calling the dentist first thing tomorrow. Grin

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noodlenosefraggle · 25/01/2019 23:54

Actually maybe high calorie density stuff would be good, so the least amount of space for the most amount of calories clears biggest cupboard to fill with chocolate

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Permanentlydisaffected · 25/01/2019 23:56

Pouty no it comes from even further afield I think you will find, and a funny thing being an island and all that, it still has to get through customs.

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Anymom · 25/01/2019 23:56

Thanks for the Jack Monroe stockpile list. Makes an interesting (and quite worrying) read.

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Judystilldreamsofhorses · 25/01/2019 23:56

We don’t have a Brexit cupboard, but we’ve been adding extra bits and bobs to the online shop for the last couple of months. Nothing we wouldn’t normally buy or use though.

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Scandaloso · 25/01/2019 23:56

Yep, all the botox and all the viagra in the world is made in Ireland. People will have to start injecting their faces with pritt stick or something to ease away the wrinkles

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WhoAmIToTellYou · 25/01/2019 23:57

I sometimes wonder if TM sleeps at night considering the job she’s got. She looks very tired.
Mind you, upper classes won’t be that affected so perhaps she is not quite stockpiling.

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Ollivander84 · 25/01/2019 23:57

Not prepping as such but I generally have enough stuff to last a couple of weeks. Might be some odd combinations but...
I usually have in stuff like tinned fruit, rice pudding, pasta, beans, tinned tomatoes etc

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