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Are you going to stockpile food for Brexit?
I already have 26%  26%  [ 7 ]
I will start soon if things aren't sorted out 26%  26%  [ 7 ]
Nah, I'm not scared 23%  23%  [ 6 ]
Some other choice - post below 23%  23%  [ 6 ]
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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 13:57 
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I bought a jar of pickling spices.

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 13:59 

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Zardoz wrote:
I bought a jar of pickling spices.


This is a good idea, Brexit or no Brexit.


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 14:01 

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Alternatively, if you prefer computers you could set up a spreadsheet. This can be set up however works best for you and should make it easy to identify how many of something you have and when they go out of date. One point to bear in mind before going down the computer route however is that if the power goes off, so does the computer unless it’s a laptop but they need to be charged sufficiently. For this reason, if you are worried about power cuts proceed with caution with keeping your information electronically.

Rawson, A. Preparing for Brexit: How to Survive the Food Shortages . Kindle Edition.


Never fucking mind computers, what about the fridges with my insulin in?

Time to look at UPSes then...


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 14:35 
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Nik wrote:
Book on what to stockpile (apparently - not read it yet) free on Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Preparing-Brex ... B07JK75XYT

EDIT: sorry, it seems it's free on Kindle Unlimited, but £1.99 otherwise.

Personally I'm not panicking specifically about food shortages (apart from general panic about Brexit anyway), but it's probably worth preparing for prices of some things to go up rather a lot.


I just bought this, out of interest. It's a bit "argh the apocalypse is coming" IMO but there's some reasonable advice - mostly common sense though tbh.

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 14:39 
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It'll be worse than we think, but not as bad as we expect.
I've probably got a couple of weeks of food in the freezer and cupboards, might get a few more tins in.


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 20:16 
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I've already started raiding my stash.


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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Kern wrote:
I've already started raiding my stash.

Like when you buy chocolate and snacks in for Christmas?

Joans' keeps buying red wine, but I'm not convinced that's any different from usual.

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:35 

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Now seriously thinking about buying one of these: https://www.powerinspired.com/store/pha ... -2037.html

I hope, for my own sake, that I never meet Cameron or May. Hatred doesn't begin to cover it.


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 14:22 
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*Buys Nik a ticket to 'That London'*

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 15:02 
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Wow, UPS's's's are expensive! To be honest, I'd be surprised if we get significant power outages - a No Deal will be a fuck up, but I really don't think it'll come to that.


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 23:34 

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Zardoz wrote:
*Buys Nik a ticket to 'That London'*

I'm already there... Steered clear of Westminster of late, but I did buy one of these (off of my own Redbubble store), with the (as yet, unfulfilled) intention of going protesting (naughty word in image):
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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 14:38 
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My Ma is into her third week staying with us and last night, unbeknownst to me, made an Ocado shop, so now we are prepared for Brexit.

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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Mimi wrote:
made an Ocado shop.


The whole thing? Wow... That's impressive. I hope she thought about a car park too!


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 15:05 
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You joke, but you haven’t seen the amount of food now crammed into my tiny kitchen (and hallway, living room and bedrooms).

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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Mimi wrote:
made an Ocado shop.


The whole thing? Wow... That's impressive. I hope she thought about a car park too!

Ocado shops are online, they don't have a car park.

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 16:00 
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Grim... wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Mimi wrote:
made an Ocado shop.


The whole thing? Wow... That's impressive. I hope she thought about a car park too!

Ocado shops are online, they don't have a car park.


Then where do the employees park their cars, vans and lorries?

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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Grim... wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Mimi wrote:
made an Ocado shop.


The whole thing? Wow... That's impressive. I hope she thought about a car park too!

Ocado shops are online, they don't have a car park.


Then where do the employees park their cars, vans and lorries?


Yeah Grim...! Where Grim.... WHERE!!! :attitude:


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 16:09 
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His silence speaks volumes.

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 17:24 
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TheVision wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
Grim... wrote:
TheVision wrote:
Mimi wrote:
made an Ocado shop.


The whole thing? Wow... That's impressive. I hope she thought about a car park too!

Ocado shops are online, they don't have a car park.


Then where do the employees park their cars, vans and lorries?


Yeah Grim...! Where Grim.... WHERE!!! :attitude:

Not in the car park of a shop that doesn't physically exist, I suspect.

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