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Started by MsCharDonnay on Jul 22, 2018 4:26:47 PM
How long do we need to stockpile food and medicines for in the case of "No Deal" Brexit?

Is it the full 50 years?

Or more like 50 days while they sort out new emergency supplies?

Or eight years in order for new trade deals to be entered into?

Getting conflicting information from the media...

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Electro2 - 22 Jul 2018 16:28:21 (#1 of 361)

Not till May is out.

Dayraven - 22 Jul 2018 16:29:29 (#2 of 361)

Let’s just say I wouldn’t go with a stockpile entirely composed of sashimi.

Kucinghitam - 22 Jul 2018 16:33:40 (#3 of 361)

Never mind stockpiling, I hope everybody has got their supply of glittery unicorn food sorted.

WibbleAgain - 22 Jul 2018 16:45:04 (#4 of 361)

Very good question, MissC.

At this rate we might end up with civil war, literally. How does one prepare for a civil war? Fleeing is the only thing I can think of, like the Syrians.

FleurDuMal - 22 Jul 2018 16:46:11 (#5 of 361)

I’m going for:

  • rice
  • pasta
  • tinned tomatoes
  • tinned tuna
  • wine


Can you freeze cheese?

Verdigris - 22 Jul 2018 16:46:48 (#6 of 361)

I've just made two big jars of kimchi. That should keep me going for a week or two.

No chance of any Brexiteers looting the stinking forrin muck, either.

Verdigris - 22 Jul 2018 16:48:42 (#7 of 361)

Can you freeze cheese?



Certainly hard cheeses and also mozzarellas in their bags of juice. Don't think Brie/Camembert and the like would take to kindly to it, although I haven't experimented with that.

WibbleAgain - 22 Jul 2018 16:49:12 (#8 of 361)

I reckon Grieve has reached his limit, with Rabb behaving no more reasonably than the unicorn worshipping Cakeists. It's very very unlike him to be talking about catastrophe, stockpiling food and state of emergency.

SunkenTreasures - 22 Jul 2018 16:50:38 (#9 of 361)

You can freeze softer cheeses as well.

SunkenTreasures - 22 Jul 2018 16:50:50 (#10 of 361)

And butter.

browserbutton - 22 Jul 2018 16:51:11 (#11 of 361)

Will freezers still be running after Brexit though.

SunkenTreasures - 22 Jul 2018 16:52:18 (#12 of 361)

If you really want to stockpile, medicines and alcohol will be among the best things to barter with. Along with baby stuff, probably.

dottie30 - 22 Jul 2018 16:53:07 (#13 of 361)

I recommend bulgur wheat. Very nutritious, easy to cook, cheap, a little goes a long way and the grains keep for ages - if frozen, will keep forever.

AlanII - 22 Jul 2018 16:53:40 (#14 of 361)

Goes very well with mashed turnip.

dottie30 - 22 Jul 2018 16:55:22 (#15 of 361)

We're going to be in a right state if the turnip suffers a blight like the potato did in Ireland in the 1840s.

Kucinghitam - 22 Jul 2018 16:55:45 (#16 of 361)

I don't even like turnip. This is the worst Brexit news ever.

AlanII - 22 Jul 2018 16:56:27 (#17 of 361)

You will after feasting on Bulgur wheat, mark my words.

SunkenTreasures - 22 Jul 2018 16:56:39 (#18 of 361)

There will be plenty of gammon to eat if it comes to it.

WibbleAgain - 22 Jul 2018 16:56:50 (#19 of 361)

Dig up your garden and plant potatoes then.

Kucinghitam - 22 Jul 2018 16:59:41 (#20 of 361)

I have a very small garden which is Northeast-facing.

I do grow some vegetables in the sunnier side-return, but I have no experience with growing things that can be harvested in late winter (which is when Brexit will happen).

Any recommendations?

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