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Start Panic Buying Now !

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Start Panic Buying Now !

Don`t leave it too late.... if you like to panic buy and stock up food and water and other essentials, ( as a certain member has already stated he does )....because according to this site

 

https://www.windy.com/?rain,51.172,-1.373,6https://www.windy.com/?rain,51.172,-1.373,6

 

Looks like we going to have another cold blast from the East... with SNOW forecast for much of ENGLAND & Wales from Yorkshire to the south coast and all points west...

Starting on SATURDAY about 2300 and continuing all through SUNDAY...

 

 

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Minivanman
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I'm still well stocked after that last false alarm. Thumbs Up

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Hmmm, let's see. Sweetcorn - 4 cans of, check.  Luncheon meat - 5 cans of, check. 3 packs size 8 hooks, check. Tackle ready to go, check.

Yep, ready for some winter carping.  Thumbs Up

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Just need to stock up on a few coconuts.

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My god, almost 2mm of snow predicted for round here!!! I must go to tesco and unnecessarily buy up 127 loaves of bread!!! Shocked

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I wonder how people managed during the last war, no panic buying because there was little to buy with even less money to buy it and what there was usually required coupons.

Most people could do to lose weight so a few tins of beans and similar stuff would do most people no harm for a week or two.

 

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I'm ok, I have a Star-Fleet Replicator.

It has the outward appearance of a Micro-wave oven but looks can be deceiving. Cool

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Minivanman
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Well we already have microwave ovens and 3D printers so I guess one of those cannot be that far fetched! 

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@gleneagles

Very true, but lets face it we are spoilt for choice and during the last war there was no choice for the average person even if there had been no rationing.

How hard is it to walk into a supermarket and buy just what you need? Just about impossible, even if you do not trundle a trolley (in my case following Mrs Minivan around) - you end up carrying stuff like something out of Crackerjack.

 

  

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Just how many cabbages does Mrs Minivan buy ?

Minivanman
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None, because she is always right. Wink

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Well round here you would have been very lucky to fill your trolley last week. Most of the supermarket shelves were EMPTY. The vans couldn't get over the border apparently. (to fill the distribution centre in Livingstone)
Even yesterday there were still loads of empty bits in Asda, like the fruit & veg and the fresh meat stall was completely empty.
Panic buying is never a good idea, usually ends up with a load of waste.
Last week we defrosted all of the freezers and now have a mostly empty one, got a couple of loaves in it just to save me visiting the shop mid week.
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If worse comes to worse there's always enough tins in the cupboard to last a week.

Good thing about tins is they don't need a freezer.

So if the power goes, like mine did last week, you're ok.

Crackerjack, great fun program. They just don't make them anymore. Paper noses........................

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I know @shutter is having a bit of fun with this thread, but IF we get snow, it is hardly likely to last, given the conditions.

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Re: Start Panic Buying Now !

Some of us have longer memories of course and to that end we always keep well stocked with tins and stuff in what used to be called at larder but now a cool food cupboard. Something else you do not see anymore either.  

Maybe it's just an old fogey thing.

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