Panic buying, hoarding

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Bonefishblues » 8 May 2020, 8:40am

Graham wrote:Thanks all. 32 Kg of flour in the kitchen. Yeast now the limiting factor.

Weevils can't believe their luck. The rat horde is massing in the garden . . . . . this may not end well :shock:

Something like these will sort the problem:

https://www.bigdug.co.uk/storage-boxes- ... tmEALw_wcB

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 9 May 2020, 1:15pm

I see Lidl TOMORROW ( SUNDAY10TH MAY) they have 50 pkt of disposable nitrile gloves @ £3.99. I bet these will go very fast?

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby kwackers » 9 May 2020, 3:31pm

mercalia wrote:I see Lidl TOMORROW ( SUNDAY10TH MAY) they have 50 pkt of disposable nitrile gloves @ £3.99. I bet these will go very fast?

Right into the undergrowth joining their fallen comrades from what I've seen (along with face masks).

Another gripe whilst I'm at it, people encouraging their kids to paint rainbows and then take them into the woods and stick them on trees.
All very laudable and I'm all for keeping the kids both in the loop and entertained.
But why are they in plastic sleeves - or worse, laminated?

Keeping things on topic; I bought 24 tins of beans yesterday - it's the minimum Costco sell and judging by the last lot they last me around 2 years.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Bonefishblues » 9 May 2020, 6:41pm

kwackers wrote:
Keeping things on topic; I bought 24 tins of beans yesterday - it's the minimum Costco sell...

Oh well, so much for noxious emissions being under control :D

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby reohn2 » 9 May 2020, 6:44pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
kwackers wrote:
Keeping things on topic; I bought 24 tins of beans yesterday - it's the minimum Costco sell...

Oh well, so much for noxious emissions being under control :D

It's OK for you darn sarf,he's only 5 miles away from me :(
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 9 May 2020, 6:52pm

Graham wrote:Thanks all. 32 Kg of flour in the kitchen. Yeast now the limiting factor.

Weevils can't believe their luck. The rat horde is massing in the garden . . . . . this may not end well :shock:


you should keep it under lock an key?

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby kwackers » 9 May 2020, 8:58pm

mercalia wrote:
Graham wrote:Thanks all. 32 Kg of flour in the kitchen. Yeast now the limiting factor.

Weevils can't believe their luck. The rat horde is massing in the garden . . . . . this may not end well :shock:


you should keep it under lock an key?

I had a jar of spaghetti once.
I looked in the cupboard and thought it all looked shorter than I remembered but I ignored it.
A week later I opened the cupboard and it was shorter again. When I examined the jar closely the whole bottom was black with weevils - I had wondered why the kitchen was infested with tiny black flying things, I'd assumed they'd been getting in through the windows.

The spaghetti jar was actually crap. It was hexagonal but the inside of the top was circular and had a seal - which was intended to seal the hexagonal jar... How?

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 10 May 2020, 6:42pm

paid an infrequent visit to Saindburys on Streatham Common. And on the other wise empty flour shelves were 3 1.5 kg pkts of Carrs Whole meal bread flour - £1.50 each. I dont like paying that price but who knows when bread flour will be readily available, so I got pkt, so I now have 6 pks

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby Patrickpioneer » 13 May 2020, 1:15pm

I was in Wilko yesterday and the bike bits section was bare!

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby kwackers » 13 May 2020, 2:18pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:I was in Wilko yesterday and the bike bits section was bare!

Probably had chain oil - unless they've stopped selling it because nobody bought it.

Bikes everywhere squeaking away. Does my noggin in, I want to wave them down and spray their chains.

The next great invention will be a chain that never requires lubrication.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby carpetcleaner » 13 May 2020, 2:26pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:I was in Wilko yesterday and the bike bits section was bare!


I've noticed that Wilko have gradually been running down their bike bits section for quite a while now. Their £8 cycle computer has gone.

I don't know if Wilko are having problems but they are always very slow to re-stock on some things like computer bits and pieces and printer ink.

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mjr » 13 May 2020, 3:38pm

mercalia wrote:paid an infrequent visit to Saindburys on Streatham Common. And on the other wise empty flour shelves were 3 1.5 kg pkts of Carrs Whole meal bread flour - £1.50 each. I dont like paying that price but who knows when bread flour will be readily available, so I got pkt, so I now have 6 pks

Bread flour has been back in Lidl up here for a few weeks - but now rices have gone, unless you want a 10kg pack!
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 13 May 2020, 5:05pm

mjr wrote:
mercalia wrote:paid an infrequent visit to Saindburys on Streatham Common. And on the other wise empty flour shelves were 3 1.5 kg pkts of Carrs Whole meal bread flour - £1.50 each. I dont like paying that price but who knows when bread flour will be readily available, so I got pkt, so I now have 6 pks

Bread flour has been back in Lidl up here for a few weeks - but now rices have gone, unless you want a 10kg pack!


well maybe there is bread flour some where but at my lidl when I go there. no flour of any type today , no eggs. But a few ( blue) pkts of easy cook 8x125gm ( 1kg) sachets of easy book rice - rather usefull for traveling/camping ( if only we could) as just put in some boiling water for 10 minutes. 125 grms is a good serving for one person. even has a separate handle to pull out of the water. A bit more expensive than not in sachets but not much

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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mjr » 13 May 2020, 5:19pm

mercalia wrote:rather usefull for traveling/camping ( if only we could) as just put in some boiling water for 10 minutes. 125 grms is a good serving for one person. even has a separate handle to pull out of the water. A bit more expensive than not in sachets but not much

Picnicking is now allowed, so maybe that makes them useful. I think camping will happen soon, possibly before hotels reopen.
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Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Postby mercalia » 14 May 2020, 9:14pm

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Can I stop making bread yet!