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What (if anything) do you plan to stockpile for Brexit?
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Little John



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lurkalot wrote:
Vortex2 wrote:
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... grasping neighbours, local authorities, travelling gangs.

They will take your food stocks at gun point, mob guilt point ("I need to feed my babies") or government certificate point ("Sorry mate, the new Communal Food Act has just been activated")

Any solution to this problem?


I'm more concerned with family wanting to eat me out off house and home. Wife mentioned to her sister that we are buying extra just in case. She's not prepared to do the same but she's quite happy to come round for dinner iff there are shortages.
Your sister in law sounds like my sister in law
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A local shop is out of Lindt dark chocolate bars.
Some people will no doubt blame this on Brexit, but I can reveal the truth, which is that I bought the entire stock as it was reduced in price.

Another shop has no stock of king size brushed cotton bed sheets, Brexit ? No it was because I purchased the entire stock (both of them)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hunter gathering as it were 2019 style?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the bottles of port been disappearing off the shelves or are you all stocked up already Adam? Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post collapse you could make a passable port from an elderberry wine fortified with a bit of spirit.

Thinking about that, you would need a source of sugar to get the sweetness. Methinks I need to purchase some sugar beet seeds or get some more bee hives this summer.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Have the bottles of port been disappearing off the shelves or are you all stocked up already Adam? Smile


I only buy port when on special offer, but think nothing of buying a dozen or two when the price is attractive.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
Post collapse you could make a passable port from an elderberry wine fortified with a bit of spirit.

Thinking about that, you would need a source of sugar to get the sweetness. Methinks I need to purchase some sugar beet seeds or get some more bee hives this summer.


The sugar is needed to produce the alcohol as elderberries contain very little. About 1Kg of white sugar or 1 lb of honey plus 2 liters of red grape juice to the demijohn will give you about 13% abv. I have one demijohn maturing at the moment and might consider porting it as suggested. I am wondering what spirits to use.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's blatant advertising, but this will prove what the Scots can do, while the English farmers whine about what they are subsidised to grow:

https://www.cairnomohr.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Potemkin Villager wrote:
kenneal - lagger wrote:
Post collapse you could make a passable port from an elderberry wine fortified with a bit of spirit.

Thinking about that, you would need a source of sugar to get the sweetness. Methinks I need to purchase some sugar beet seeds or get some more bee hives this summer.


The sugar is needed to produce the alcohol as elderberries contain very little. About 1Kg of white sugar or 1 lb of honey plus 2 liters of red grape juice to the demijohn will give you about 13% abv. I have one demijohn maturing at the moment and might consider porting it as suggested. I am wondering what spirits to use.

Friends of ours who make sloe gin etc use 1/2 vodka and 1/2 gin.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fuzzy wrote:
I know it's blatant advertising, but this will prove what the Scots can do, while the English farmers whine about what they are subsidised to grow:

https://www.cairnomohr.com/


Very enterprising and bulk buys might make a good addition to any well provided doom bunker. I had an insane glut of strawberries this year and have found they make a very fine wine indeed. Much less work than elderberries where an insanely huge number of very small berries have to be separated from the stalks . All I need now is a cellar with a door that only opens after teotwawki is officially declared.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RenewableCandy wrote:
Post collapse you could make a passable port from an elderberry wine fortified with a bit of spirit.

Friends of ours who make sloe gin etc use 1/2 vodka and 1/2 gin.


Never tried mixing the gin and vodka just used gin with the sloes and a splash of almond essence at the end. I have used a bottle of vodka to dissolve a packet of werthers toffees which makes a very nice drink ( if not the most healthy thing in the world) and have fortified fruit wines with brandy to make a passable port.
A while ago we werre fostering and we had to hide away any booze or demijohns in the loft when the house inspection made us seem almost like a pair of alcoholics . We actually don't drink an awful lot and I told the inspector we have an unopened bottle of vodka with "produce of the USSR" stamped on it which pretty much went over her head.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any hopes for an orderly transition or has all hope evaporated?

How did England do it before the EU?? Or are you too deep in to be able to do it on your own?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of us on this forum will be quite happy with an orderly, no deal, Leave as GB did quite well pre EU thank you very much. Some of us want a deal and a few want to stay, I would say. I would say that there are more Leavers who actually contribute to the discussion here than Remainers, more so than in the country as a whole.

The EU and especially the Euro is on its way out so the sooner we leave the better it will be for us. Germany is on its way into recession, Italian and Greek banks are bust in all but name as are the countries. Britain, if it stays in, will be forced into the Euro by the Brussels bureaucracy despite the fact that it will render us as bankrupt as Italy. The money markets all acknowledge that Italian banks going bust could bring down the Euro so the UK's bigger banking sector would destroy most of Europe if it went down inside the Euro but the crazy fanatics of the EU bureaucracy still wants "Ever Closer Union."

And welcome Slaskercruster. Where are you from?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Potemkin Villager wrote:
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The sugar is needed to produce the alcohol as elderberries contain very little. About 1Kg of white sugar or 1 lb of honey plus 2 liters of red grape juice to the demijohn will give you about 13% abv.............


We have used 3.5 lbs of sugar to the gallon and just elderberries in the past to make a very passable wine. I seem to remember that we used 3.5 to 4 lbs of elderberries per gallon as well. Some people say that you have to crush or prick them but we never did and got a good tasting wine.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, it's getting close .. anyone doing any real stockpiling?
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