Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:42 pm #1754445
seanxair wrote:We need to eat though so my wife has just gone to the local small supermarket for essentials.
We're just trying out the inherited bread making machine we knew we had in a pile of junk somewhere (we had the bread flour and the (surprisingly in date) dried yeast in the #brexit cupboard anyway). There's a brand new local fruit and veg delivery company, so we'll see whether they actually deliver as promised (they used to deliver fruit to offices, but that market evaporated completely last Monday). The freezers - we have capacity for when we had three teenagers at home - have always been kept full. The long life stuff in the #brexit cupboard adds up, I'm told, to 42 days' worth, so we can afford to wait and see whether the supermarket delivery slot we managed to book for three weeks' time actually works (you can't book them at all any more, nor even click-and-collect slots, not round here anyway, plus they're already busy crossing off lots of stuff from our order so who knows whether there will be anything left at all in three weeks' time).
Water butts and camping gear should see us OK for water if the taps stop working. We've got charcoal and wood for cooking when the power goes off, along with matches from the #brexit cupboard (obvs, and I'm so sure that there must be candles there that I haven't even asked; we keep candles in stock anyway, just for routine power cuts). OK, so we've also got 400 litres of kerosene, but that's not terribly useful because it's hundreds of miles away.
One unanswered question: is it worth getting out lots of cash for when there's a run on the banks, or will people stop accepting cash for food at around the same time, so it's not worth it? We've got some anyway, just in case it turns out to be useful for a few days.
Which just leaves milk.
I never use the stuff, but she thinks it's important to have some, possibly even important enough to go to the local shop despite my discouragement.