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Are you going to stockpile food for Brexit?
I already have 29%  29%  [ 9 ]
I will start soon if things aren't sorted out 25%  25%  [ 8 ]
Nah, I'm not scared 19%  19%  [ 6 ]
Some other choice - post below 25%  25%  [ 8 ]
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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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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 13:59 
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I bought a jar of pickling spices.


This is a good idea, Brexit or no Brexit.


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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set up however works best for you and should make it easy to identify how many of something you have and when they go out of date.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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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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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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 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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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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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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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:
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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.


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
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TheVision wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
Grim... wrote:
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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.


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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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 17:53 
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I'm finally getting a bit worried so bought an unnecessary amount of tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, spaghetti, flour, sugar and yeast today.

I only went out for diet coke and beer but at least we're good for simple pasta meals and bread for a good while - Helen picked up tomatoes and pasta the other week too and there's plenty of sugar already for feeding the bees in the winter that didn't happen.


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 15:08 
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No deal is looking ever more likely...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 15:13 
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Even in the irradiated post-attack wasteland that was once London, Theresa May would still be talking about "respecting the referendum" and how "no deal is better than a bad deal".


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 15:34 
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where can i get that t-shirt?

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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GazChap wrote:
where can i get that t-shirt?

Via here, I suspect, but the navigation is whack.

https://www.redbubble.com/people/nikhor ... l=carousel

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 15:45 
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What Grim... said. That specific t-shirt is here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/nikhor ... l=carousel

This one's cheaper, though: https://www.redbubble.com/people/nikhor ... c-tee&rbs=


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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That's odd. I've just tried it in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox (on Mac) and IE (on Windows) and all work for me.
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Something dislikes it then. It's not my adblocker, maybe it's the VPN? Dunno.

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 19:57 
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Which one of you is ‘Tony’?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ ... y-14161056

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Our outside freezer is packed now. Which is great until the power goes out. We also have a decent amount of non-perishables in the cupboard.

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I don't really understand the article. That's a very practical stockpile shop. Dude even bought a can opener. "Man does thing in organised way".

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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I guess it’s just the sheer quantity.

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I guess it’s just the sheer quantity that’s more than you might expect.

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Huh. That’s worded. I don’t remember posting that furstvrwply.

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Weird, even.

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Stockpiling replies for later


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 21:13 
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Cras wrote:
Dude even bought a can opener.


I *knew* there was something I'd forgotten!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:20 
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Kern wrote:
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Dude even bought a can opener.


I *knew* there was something I'd forgotten!


It's just occurred to me that my can opener is electric, so there's another impact of the potential power cuts!


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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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I don't think I'm going to start restocking just yet (haven't really made a dent in the spring haul) but might see how things are looking in mid-August. Neither of the Tory leadership candidates are currently demonstrating signs of reasonableness on this matter, and the timeframe for Parliament to intervene is very tight.

Perhaps it'll become a biannual tradition, like adjusting the clocks.


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Do this, please.

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 Post subject: Re: Stockpiling food for Brexit
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How the hell does a developed country get itself into a situation where it would deliberately destroy its own food supply? That would be a bad enough rhetorical question at the best of times, but during the global pandemic?!

After a slight dip during the first couple of weeks of panic buying in the spring I have been replenishing my stocks over the year and this time only getting things I actually like. It's still ludicrous however.


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What have I missed? We've been super busy, so not really seen the news. X

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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
What have I missed? We've been super busy, so not really seen the news. X

Is it no deal = no trade agreement = mega tariffs?

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What have I missed? We've been super busy, so not really seen the news. X

Is it no deal = no trade agreement = mega tariffs?


Congested ports due to Xmas stockbuilds and COVID affecting the workforce, winter weather causing delays into port, slower throughput due to customs checks.

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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
Goddess Jasmine wrote:
What have I missed? We've been super busy, so not really seen the news. X

Is it no deal = no trade agreement = mega tariffs?


Congested ports due to Xmas stockbuilds and COVID affecting the workforce, winter weather causing delays into port, slower throughput due to customs checks.

Unfortunately, all makes sense. :(

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Doing a Big Shop today is for the best. Preferably go now

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I've sent MrsTheVision to do the big shop for us.

I have to admit, the whole situation is getting me a little spooked.


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I've not panic bought anything at any point throughout this whole mess but the next few weeks are clearly going to be an absolute shitshow. Just been and got plenty of tinned stuff, sack of rice and other bits in. Happy fucking Christmas!


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Might also be worth adding a load of crap into a virtual shopping trolley and putting an order in for a fortnight hence. Just to get a delivery spot.

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I've not panic bought anything at any point throughout this whole mess but the next few weeks are clearly going to be an absolute shitshow. Just been and got plenty of tinned stuff, sack of rice and other bits in. Happy fucking Christmas!


There's enough food in the supply chain to keep the stores stocked for a while but I wouldn't be surprised to see gaps start to appear in the back half of January. I've got a couple of extra meals worth of tinned stuff but that's about it.


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