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27-02-2020, 02:20 AM
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Are you stocking up just in case?

With the possibility of Covid19 spreading to the point that it becomes a pandemic are you taking any precautions for this eventuality?

Personally I have always kept a small stock of tinned food in my house for "emergencies", though I have to say that a pandemic was not the emergency that I had it mind. I was thinking more of becoming temporarily less mobile - broken leg type of thing.

I am not talking of panic buying but more just making sure that you have food in the the house that would last you a couple of weeks if you were quarantined for example. More like buying an extra tin of baked beans, spam or chunky soup during your normal shop

Anybody stocking up?
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27-02-2020, 03:40 AM
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Not especially but we always have enough food and water in the house to last us a few weeks. And gas for the barbie, batteries and candles etc. That's about it.
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27-02-2020, 04:15 AM
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When I lived in the Caribbean we were always advised to keep a ‘hurricane box ‘for emergencies .
The trouble is I kept stealing from the box when I ran out of something .
We were in a hurricane which was only force two but very frightening it did loads of damage brought down trees and knocked the electric out .
I can only image the horror of being in a force 5 or above .
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27-02-2020, 05:38 AM
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Always got an emergency trunk in the garage. Canned, dried foods including dog food. Camp beds , tent, emergency radio, gas hob, etc It's the earthquake thing!
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27-02-2020, 06:18 AM
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Yes, I am starting to stock up on food, 20 liter water bottles and 30 kilo bottles of natural gas for the stove. I learned my lesson in 1969 when I went through a category 5 hurricane. Believe it or not, we had 66 cm. of rain in only 5 hours (26 inches).
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27-02-2020, 06:38 AM
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As well as buying another $15 pedestal fan I also bought three packets of frozen pies (12 pies). a kilo of rice and a couple of tins of Spam today. Just in case.

I hope there won't be a pie shortage
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27-02-2020, 07:23 AM
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I hope there won't be a pie shortage
That is called Armagedden!
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27-02-2020, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Bruce ->
With the possibility of Covid19 spreading to the point that it becomes a pandemic are you taking any precautions for this eventuality?

Personally I have always kept a small stock of tinned food in my house for "emergencies", though I have to say that a pandemic was not the emergency that I had it mind. I was thinking more of becoming temporarily less mobile - broken leg type of thing.

I am not talking of panic buying but more just making sure that you have food in the the house that would last you a couple of weeks if you were quarantined for example. More like buying an extra tin of baked beans, spam or chunky soup during your normal shop

Anybody stocking up?
I haven't yet but, been thinking about it as I work in a hospital. I don't know if it's true or not but, I read online that this virus can live 9 days on a surface and a person would have to be quarantined for 24 days.
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27-02-2020, 08:00 AM
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It may be wise to get a few extra "Tins" in, a couple of dozen Buffer Stock should be sufficient, then instigate a Kanban System for a while.
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27-02-2020, 09:14 AM
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Nope...but I'm always well stocked up in the Winter here in the frozen North...no cases of the virus in Scotland..yet!
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