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What (if anything) do you plan to stockpile for Brexit?
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Vortex2



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: What (if anything) do you plan to stockpile for Brexit? Reply with quote

The Day of Doom will soon be on us.

What (if anything) do you plan to stockpile for Brexit?
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adam2
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing specific for Brexit.
I keep reasonable stocks of food, fuel, water and other supplies in case of any emergency or out of course event, including but not limited to;

Extreme weather
Industrial disputes affecting vital services.
Utility breakdown or failure, no matter how caused.
War, coup, or revolution in countries upon which we rely for fuel.
Civil disorder, no matter how caused.
A major financial crash, like that of 1929.
Terrorist attacks on infrastructure, or large scale random attacks.

I doubt that Brexit will have much effect on everyday life, but it is sensible to be prepared "just in case"
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
Nothing specific for Brexit.
I keep reasonable stocks of food, fuel, water and other supplies in case of any emergency or out of course event, including but not limited to;

Extreme weather
Industrial disputes affecting vital services.
Utility breakdown or failure, no matter how caused.
War, coup, or revolution in countries upon which we rely for fuel.
Civil disorder, no matter how caused.
A major financial crash, like that of 1929.
Terrorist attacks on infrastructure, or large scale random attacks.

I doubt that Brexit will have much effect on everyday life, but it is sensible to be prepared "just in case"


Agree with most of the above. Though I wonder why anybody would bother with all the trouble of Brexit unless they had an expectation that it did have a significant effect on everyday life (in a positive sort of way)!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pro or anti Brexit arguments will be deleted without notice. Please confine discussion to what if any stockpiling you are doing, or suggesting to others.
Arguments about the merits or otherwise of Brexit should be added to the long running thread title "Brexit process"

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing for Brexit for me of course. I do keep the place pretty well stocked for come what may. Freezers and food pantries well filled with perhaps about a six month supply if push came to shove. Water is not a problem as it comes in by gravity. Guns and ammo always on hand with enough reloading components, primers ,powder and bullets to load more then 1000 rounds plus 1000+/- of 22LR on hand.
If I became concerned by current events I'd build up a stock of diesel and gas for tractor ,chain saw and generator but don't keep much over twenty gallons combined on hand.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We keep a decent stock of a fair few things from food to bedding and so on. We are buying more in the way of food at the moment specifically things that are imported from the continent as long as they have a lengthy shelf life , so tinned and dried in the main. I don't feel that there will be huge disruptions although it's always a possibility but the cynic in me does think that some will try to use brexit as an excuse for price rises . My stocks are more a buffer against inflation .
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try to keep well stocked as a matter of course. 2 months food, plenty of warm clothes and bedding. I also have a choice of 3 locations to live and two of them are off-grid.
I would stock up on guns and ammo but the UK government won't let me defend myself.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The presence of my firearms is a deterrent of course but the chances of my ever having to use one against another human is very,very small baring a complete collapse of the government and the appearance of armed paramilitary gangs and then I would find myself out gunned , not having any machine gun or RPGs.
In all probability the most I will ever use them for is to restock the meat in the freezer from the numerous white tailed deer on the property.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this talk of stocking up on guns , I really must apologise I misread stocking up for the zombie apocalypse as stocking up for brexit ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am wondering if a few short range tactical nukes might be a prudent investment against post Brexit zombies?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lurkalot wrote:
All this talk of stocking up on guns , I really must apologise I misread stocking up for the zombie apocalypse as stocking up for brexit ...
Guns are just one item on a checklist. You notice it on mine mostly because it's not on yours. Brexit in it's worst possibilities could lead to severe economic hardships which would lead to food shortages and civil unrest hence the usefulness of stocking up for the possibility.
I don't face Brexit but the situation here in the US is such that civil unrest is as likely here as in the UK.
The most likely outcome both sides of the pond is nothing really severe happens and we rotate out the stock of food supplies before it goes stale. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone remember the fuel tanker drivers dispute in 2000 when it got a bit difficult for a while? Well, the possibility of something similar is not impossible and I for one would love to own a handgun so when somebody comes to my door armed with a baseball bat demanding all my food stocks I can persuade them to try elsewhere. But I'm not even allowed pepper spray.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone remember the fuel tanker drivers dispute in 2000 when it got a bit difficult for a while

Yep. I found a petrol station open and drove in.

I pulled up but was told by the police to naff off as I wasn't a 'key worker'.

Before I left I noticed a Jack The Lad borrowing his nurse girlfriend's ID card to fuel his Ford escort.

Not pleased.

Howver I then was told by an Asian friend who worked in a petrol station that they had a full petrol tank and dispenser BEHIND the main builidng.

I then got all my fuel there - although I had to move yellow cones aside and drive past the NO FUEL signs ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, it is well to be prepared for road fuel shortages, no matter how caused.
Keep your vehicle tank at least half full, three quarters would be better.

If you can do so safely, store spare fuel. Up to 30 liters of petrol may be stored, and almost any amount of diesel fuel.

Diesel fuel tends to be in short supply before petrol, but any road fuel is vulnerable.
In London in particular, many filling stations have closed down in recent years, which is said to have reduced stocks held at filling stations from 48 hours normal consumption down to less than 24 hours.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question posed elsewhere which has a bearing here , that of currency.
Leaving aside the food and petrol , and perhaps the guns on the wish list , if the pound sufffers as badly as some arre saying it could would anyone consider the purchase of euros a possibility ? Hedge against devaluation or even just useful for the summer holidays?
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