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Bexbug · 03/03/2020 17:06
@Roussette have no idea how to attach a smiley emoji, but I would if I could. I’m new to MN.
There might be a shortage of loo rolls, tampons, nappies and wet wipes due to the extended closure of Chinese factories that produce fibres, it might have a knock on effect to supplies.
OnlyTheTitOfTheLangBerg · 03/03/2020 17:08
I'm not a full-on prepper but I have got into the habit of buying a couple of extra tins, an extra bag of pasta or frozen veg, that sort of thing, each time I shop. Nowhere near "panic buying" levels, just the kind of low amounts that supermarket supply chains are designed to cope with. I'm now pretty close to the position where if I had to self-isolate for 14-21 days, I could so so fairly comfortably so far as food and toiletries are concerned.
I'm wondering how many folk are going to be stuck with excess food etc due to panic buying due to Brexit and this Corona virus?
Anything I end up not needing will go to the food bank before it reaches its use-by date.
I’ve had a chest freezer delivered today. We were going to get one later in the year anyhow but I’ve brought it forward as I want to be assured we have enough food if needed.
I'm just about to do the same thing, we're remodelling our utility room anyway so I've made space for an extra freezer as we've currently only got a tiny fridge freezer. TBH it's something I was thinking of doing anyway to give me more options with batch cooking etc, so this has just confirmed something I was considering already.
Cheeseontoast4 · 03/03/2020 17:08
I’ve bought an extra of most things we normally use - so I effectively have one in stock ... and a weeks worth of pasta /jars / tins - all stuff we’ll eat eventually ..freezers also full . I’ve not bought multiples of anything though ... but I normally don’t keep stuff in stock
Baaaahhhhh · 03/03/2020 17:10
Why is everyone stocking up on cleaner, surely you have enough, I only get a bottle or two a month, also I can never understand the obsession with loo roll. It's not something that I ever worry about running out of. In an absolute emergency you can always hop in the shower .
Also, why is everyone clearing bottled water? Folk are odd.
Springinsight · 03/03/2020 17:11
Preppers don't clear off with 10 packets of anything.
I'm not a prepper but I'm certainly dipping into the the threads for tips and ideas.
Those Preppers simply add a little extra to their shop every week.
It's panic buyers who panic and grab everything....
Loo roll is a luxury I couldn't do without.
I buy on offer anyway.
Thanks to preppers i have a defrosted, organised freezer, utilised more efficiently, lots of home made soups packed with goodness, home made meals to feed the family easily should one of us fall ill.
No bulk buying, no panic buying. We have cereals if dc need to feed themselves and a good stock of medicine.
Springinsight · 03/03/2020 17:14
. The loo roll issue came out of brexit.
There is a specific supply chain, it's all imported I think, and /or, there is a part that's imported and hard to get.
So any interrupting that could cause knock on issue and its a product most people need several times a day.
Bexbug · 03/03/2020 17:33
@Roussette thank you! I’m still trying to work out how to attach damn MN emojis.
I’m staying old school and sticking with Coronavirus for now. Also not sure how to pronounce Clovid.
It might be a good idea 😂 the subject seems a sensitive one. I think it divides the worriers from the non worriers. I’m somewhere in the middle.
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