Health & Family Stockpiling supplies - what have you included

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  1. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Breaking off from the Coronavirus thread ... and not being an alarmist ... but thinking it might be prudent to stockpile a few essentials in case the supply chain break down temporarily (having watched how quickly things change in Italy etc).

    Not expecting any sort of community lockdown and, living rural, access to fresh vege and eggs is not an issue ... but expect cities would take priority for supplies if anything were to cease up. Water and electricity are not an issue with solar/battery - 125,000l water tanks - and a wood fireplace

    Interesting to notice that my trolley today was being filled with the sorts of items ye olde explorers would've lashed in their saddlebags - a lot of which I already have but topping up:
    Flour
    Rice
    Oats
    Pasta
    Dried beans/soup mixes
    Yeast
    Sugar
    Olive oil
    Museli bars

    Plus:
    Tinned basics (tomatoes, salmon, coconut cream)
    Packaged stock
    Bread for the freezer
    Frozen veges for the freezer
    Big bag of dog biscuits (only just bought one yesterday!)
    Tissues/hand sanitiser/toilet paper/vitamin tabs
    2 packets of Codral

    What did I miss? :D
     
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    Relax man it’s the flu lol
     
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    The tin foil, how are you going to make your hat? :p
     
  4. Lizzie

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    I am relaxed man - but it's a bit more than the flu. Higher contagion rate than the normal flu and if you get really sick, it's really really - like hospital ICU respirator - SARS sick.

    And having had the real, full blown flu a couple of years back (not some wussy bad cold that people always claim is the 'flu) ... it's hideous to the point that I simply wanted to die. So would rather be cautious.

    Which brings up another point ... if a country has access to 1,000 ICU respirators and trained staff, yet requires 2,000 of such for those that are really really sick ... who chooses? Rather avoid it in the first place
     
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  5. Lizzie

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    It's about supply chains. Have you looked recently to see where most of your food comes from? Not necessarily from Australia

    Now - where did I bury that shotgun? ;)
     
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    Panadol to help reduce the fever.
     
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    Uber eats has everything I'll need!
     
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  8. Peter_Tersteeg

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    So you've got plenty of ammo? That should be all you need.

    There's a surprising number of foxes and rabbits near where I live, saw a fox last night. Time to tune up my hunting bow.
     
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  9. Lizzie

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    Bit 'o roo stew to go with the home grown pumpkins ... ?
     
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    Flavour and protein.
     
  11. Gen-Y

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    You forget to add cans of fuel. How are you going to keep your cars running?
     
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  12. Peter_Tersteeg

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    Road warrior style.

    Besides, I bet Lizzie has a 20,000 gallon underground dissel tank stashed away. ;)
     
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  14. Lizzie

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    Garden full of herbs and cupboard always full of spices - got my protein drink (standard in the cupboard) - beans - access to eggs ... paddock full of roos :D

    Making sure the car is filled when it reaches half ... and extra fuel drum in the shed (used for the ride on mower and chainsaw)

    Gosh - now I'm starting to sound like an "end of world" prepper :eek:
     
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    Some of the discussions I've had with people have been around the impact on packaging supplies - lots of things that are produced in Australia are packaged in bags, boxes etc from overseas.

    I'm interested to see if disruptions to the packaging supply chain force us to think move away from all the overpackaged fresh fruit and veg.
     
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    I'll "release the hounds" ... :D ... or maybe not

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  17. Lizzie

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    A friend operates a distribution company with product coming from Europe. He's said it's really hard to get supply atm. Because the ships are by-passing China, many container companies are reducing their ships out here due to no backload
     
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    Nothing....business as usual for me.
     
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    Nothing. It´s like a run on a bank caused by rumour, panic creates a self fulfilling crisis even when there is no underlying problem.

    Barcelona has completely sold out of hand sanitiser, impossible to get and I know someone desperate to get it, driven by a completely illogical fear (there are three cases in Barcelona this week of the coronavirus, first in mainland Spain). It is on amazon for 10x the price by resellers. So people that could really benefit from it miss out. Same could happen with food, people would be hungry while the hoarders sit on their stashes. A food shortage would be scary though, I think people would get violent pretty quickly, in any country.
     
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    There's no line up at the local Yum Cha at the moment. Happy days.
     
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