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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I work at a grocery store so...I'm in no danger of running out of food.
    Thank you and be careful...stay safe.
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    Social distancing has nothing to do with preventing pandemic casualties.
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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Its probably a good time for people to consider setting aside a few bucks a pay period to build in some food storage once things go back to normal.
    Preppers appear very much less kooky right now.


    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Lat Friday. Plenty of everything except TP, thanks to maniacs. Done with Easter shopping and no need to shop for two months or more. In a month or two, I should buy TP. It occurs to me that all the normal people who did not partake in the mania, and have since missed their regularly scheduled TP buy, will be a second wave when TP finally stays on the shelves. The maniacs have set off a TP cascade event in which some people's supplies are dwindling and a now somewhat legitimate concern arises.

    The second TP wave will be real. We're not talking stockpiling. We're talking need it and willing to fight for it.
    I bought a thousand rolls and plan to sell it in a month for $10 a roll. j/k

    Cascading is exactly what's causing the panic.


    Quote Originally Posted by hermit View Post
    My area is still out of toilet paper and paper products. I was able to buy one small roll of store brand paper towels about a week ago. There were three left and I took one. I am actually weaning myself off of using paper towels. Save money.

    No cleaning supplies but I was able to buy one container of dish soap. There were three left.

    I am praying to the god of toilet paper that when I need some in about two weeks I will be able to score my usual large pack from Wal Mart. Other than that, I was given a bunch of canned goods from a neighbor, mostly black beans and salmon. Made salmon patties last night and some black beans. Pretty good. I spiced them up and they were pretty tasty.

    I also received several cans of spaghetti sauce and several packs of spaghetti pasta from a food bank. I was able to go because of the old gentleman shut-in that I care for. I can go once a month to get supplies from that food bank. I got some shredded chicken from there plus some frozen fish. They also gave us a big cheese cake that was delicious. Lots of other food items as well.

    If you need help, try going to a food bank. Some of them are real good.
    Walmart runs out quick on TP. Grocery stores have more.

    I just heard that TP manufacturers are ramping up production to the tits. TG


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    There is a photo on Drudge's homepage of a miles-long line of vehicles hoping to reach a Florida food ban. And there is this: Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus
    Florida food ban? Oh, food bank, I just saw the photo, good lord.
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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I work at a grocery store so...I'm in no danger of running out of food.
    Or toilet paper since you get first dibs.

    After this pandemic is over I'm going to check into buying stock at a toilet paper company.

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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    I can't speak for all of Canada but our stores here in southwestern Ontario imposed purchasing limits and thus avoided having no products for the most part. We had about a week when TP and paper towelling was very hard to find but that and my beloved red lentils were the only products which I noticed being bought out for more than a day.

    I did my emergency shopping in February and gradually laid in a two-month stock of non-perishable foodstuffs by the start of March. We are now cautiously expanding the stock to a three-month supply, without binge buying which will hurt others. We have a house emergency kit with about two weeks of emergency dry rations tucked away too, but that is reserved for a true emergency. I'm building three large raised planters out of cedar and pine right now to put on the side of the house and which can be secured, albeit with a wire mesh lid, to supplement the vegetable garden. Lots of beans and cabbage in our future perhaps.

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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Preppers appear very much less kooky right now.




    I bought a thousand rolls and plan to sell it in a month for $10 a roll. j/k

    Cascading is exactly what's causing the panic.




    Walmart runs out quick on TP. Grocery stores have more.

    I just heard that TP manufacturers are ramping up production to the tits. TG




    If you can see light when you hold up the scarf, then try hairspray to block the front. You'll still get enough air from the sides.



    Florida food ban? Oh, food bank, I just saw the photo, good lord.
    Lack of a social safety net will rise in importance come election time as this disease hits everyone but many wealthy will hardly notice the impacts
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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I got annoyed because all of a sudden everyone became star bakers. I love to bake, have for some time, but when this thing hit the stores all of a sudden all the baking supplies are gone. I finally got more baking powder this past weekend, but dang, the one plus I thought of was that being home I'll be able to bake/cook a bit more. Lay off the King Arthur's flour, some other folk need that!
    I want cookies.

    I'll be sooooooooo good if I get cookies.

    And THEN what...?

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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Lack of a social safety net will rise in importance come election time as this disease hits everyone but many wealthy will hardly notice the impacts
    The poor and impoverished will get hit the hardest with no backup resources and food banks overwhelmed.
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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    Everything's fine here - toilet paper, butter, booze - all the essentials.
    And THEN what...?

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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    We've done all online without too much issue. Toilet paper took a while, but got some. Pasta is rare but still get some. Have plenty.
    Got some "yellow" instead of white rice..but will be a month before I think I'd need that anyway.
    Been getting steady chicken and veggies, eggs, milk.. aside from the strangeness of it all (and slow on bread, pasta, paper products), there has been no issue.
    Got worried about an inhaler delay, but it got filled the next day.

    We've been eating great. Been doing lots of soups that freeze, and making giant pots of it...eat it for 2-3 days, freeze 3 days worth...totally unnecessary but there it is.

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    Re: Grocery Store Update:

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    When I see a lone package of spaghetti I'm like OHMYGODSPAGHETTI.
    May his Noodly Goodness smile upon thee.
    Wash your dang hands.

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