How are you preparing/prepared for Corona? (Read 9634 times)

drck1000

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #140 on: April 14, 2020, 01:05:49 PM »
Our situation is a little different as we had to move during this pandemic. Also, I had to get rid of a lot of preps, water and food before I moved. When we arrived in AZ we had absolutely nothing. Starting to recover from no food. We have about 3 weeks worth now. And we will begin a rotation of food stuffs after all of our stuff arrives. We need to obtain more dried food as my food expired just as I was moving. And the frozen and fresh food we planned on using up before the move had to be dumped due to my wife’s going back into the hospital twice in less than 3 months. We have nothing to cook with so everything has to be frozen/fresh but microwaveable. Or freezes dried. Frozen foods usually suck so we have been buying freshly prepared foods from Trader Joe’s that just need to be microwaved. At least we are at the point that we are no longer eating out for every meal. Water should be a little better situation for us as we have a lot more room to store water. We have been out shopping every day just to get the stuff we need to be functional. But tomorrow we start hunkering down as we have everything we need until our stuff arrives. If the world shut down tomorrow we have enough to survive for 3 weeks. It’s not a lot but it is better than the position we were in less than 2 weeks ago.
Yeah.  Timing couldn't have been much worse for you two.  Good to hear that things are settling down. 

If I had a house, I think my preps would be different.  When I had a house in WA, my grandma offered to buy me one of those chest freezers, but I never got around to it.  Ok since I moved home maybe 3-4 years after I bought my house.  I do miss having an enclosed 2 car garage though.  That and I had a 4 bedroom house with a decent sized back yard with landscape that was essentially zero maintenance.  Would've been a good area to have a cigar. 

If the world shut down tomorrow, I'd have enough to survive for quite a while, particularly food wise.  I may not be eating the most healthy or what I would want to be eating, but I have plenty of food to last for a while.  I had been buying up Mountain House and other stuff here and there for a while.  I actually really like a few of the meals/packets and bought some cans of the ones that I like.  Can add some stuff here and there if I had to consume that for a while.  Until then, I've been trying to eat fresh foods, particularly fruits and veggies.  That and getting takeout here and there.  Bought 3 - 4lb chunks of fresh ahi.  Gave two away to buddies, but that was some awesome fish. 

aieahound

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #141 on: April 26, 2020, 02:02:49 PM »


Be prepared.  :rofl:
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groveler

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #142 on: April 26, 2020, 03:39:14 PM »


Be prepared.  :rofl:
Sick (porn part) but that is what most people are doing,
internet.
I suspect there will be a baby boom around
the first part of 2021 and late 2020..

Flapp_Jackson

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #143 on: April 26, 2020, 04:03:35 PM »
Sick (porn part) but that is what most people are doing,
internet.
I suspect there will be a baby boom around
the first part of 2021 and late 2020..

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Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #144 on: April 26, 2020, 04:47:51 PM »
Covinial Generation
:rofl:
Coronakids. When they get older they’ll be called Quaranteens. :rofl:
Officially Retired and living in the free state of Arizona.

oldfart

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #145 on: April 26, 2020, 04:50:37 PM »
:rofl:
Coronakids. When they get older they’ll be called Quaranteens. :rofl:
....
Haha good one  :thumbsup:
What, Me Worry?

QUIETShooter

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #146 on: May 05, 2020, 10:36:05 AM »
So far I just watch, listen, and learn.  This virus thing did I admit, catch me with my pants down.  Didn't think certain commodities would be hard to get, being that lots of people started to panic and hoard things like TP, rice, and canned goods.

We as a family will start watching our supplies a bit more closely, even when the State starts to open up more and more, we still will buy a pkg. of TP and a bag of rice here and there just incase there is a flare-up again and they need to shut things down.  People will again start panic buying.  I can't do without my TP. lol!!

I also plan to buy some more ammo.  I was doing quite a bit of shooting before the virus crap started but wasn't replenishing my ammo stash.  I just feel better having more than I think I need.  Better having too much than not having enough.....

As far as socializing I don't plan to go out much, even when the State opens up fully, whenever that happens.  I do have the pre-existing conditions that would make me vulnerable to the virus so I'll venture out when I think it's relatively safe.

I miss Vegas but I'll pass for a while.  The things they want to put in place just to open up is not worth the trip.

oldfart

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #147 on: May 10, 2020, 02:24:14 PM »
What, Me Worry?

groveler

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #148 on: May 17, 2020, 09:18:28 AM »
Amazon
has some seeds, Dinty Moore stew, and corned beef hash.
Not much else.
Prices were OK.
Just about everything else is overpriced or not available.
You would not believe the price of SPAM!
I'm just rotating stock.
I'm one of those anti-government prepper types.
Local Walmart is stripped of many items, as are many other stores.
Looks like people took their government checks and
went hoarding.






drck1000

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #149 on: May 18, 2020, 10:39:26 AM »
Starting to see things come back into stock regularly, or at least more often.

Seems like TP and PT stocks have caught up and seeing that in stores regularly.  Even Sams has been having them offered for shipment pretty regularly. 

Starting to see cleaning supplies on the shelves as well as hand sanitizer.  Many are the liquid versions, but still occasionally will see the gel versions.  Seeing the wipes come back into stock as well.  Seems like Lysol aerosol spray is still more difficult to find, but seeing lots of reports of stores having them in stock.  So seems like things are slowly returning to a balance. 

Well, until the next even that spurs panic. 

On a side note, a good friend is now 3 weeks into a new job with the Stevedores.  Seems like they are definitely still very busy. 

groveler

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #150 on: May 18, 2020, 10:57:50 AM »
Starting to see things come back into stock regularly, or at least more often.

Seems like TP and PT stocks have caught up and seeing that in stores regularly.  Even Sams has been having them offered for shipment pretty regularly. 

Starting to see cleaning supplies on the shelves as well as hand sanitizer.  Many are the liquid versions, but still occasionally will see the gel versions.  Seeing the wipes come back into stock as well.  Seems like Lysol aerosol spray is still more difficult to find, but seeing lots of reports of stores having them in stock.  So seems like things are slowly returning to a balance. 

Well, until the next even that spurs panic. 
We get most our TP from Home depot.
it is somewhat cheaper.
On a side note, a good friend is now 3 weeks into a new job with the Stevedores.  Seems like they are definitely still very busy.
We don't have a Sam's club on the BI.
Just for grins I checked their online for some TP
this is the shipping costs to my zip code
"Shipping options for 96727"

Additional shipping costs for Alaska and Hawaii
Arrives   Cost
Tue, May 26   
$240.12
Get this item shipped free
as a Plus member"

Wow!  That was for 36 rolls!
TP was $25.

We get most our TP from Home depot.
it is somewhat cheaper.
Vets and active duty get 10% off.

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drck1000

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #151 on: May 18, 2020, 11:14:57 AM »
When the run on stuff started and Costco and Sams were nuts, I found that Lowes was a good spot.  They had cleaning supplies, TP, PT, etc when even places like Walmart and Target was out.  I didn't need that stuff at that point, but I noticed when I went to Lowes a few times for other stuff, like smaller propane canisters, new pair of work gloves, etc.  The best was that Lowes was relatively empty and no lines, at least when I went. 

Rocky

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #152 on: May 18, 2020, 11:33:06 AM »
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drck1000

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #153 on: May 18, 2020, 11:34:29 AM »
https://2ahawaii.com/index.php?topic=34460.0   :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Yeah, probably next situation.  But hopefully people are already stocked up on TP, bottled water, rice, etc.  No really need disinfecting wipes for hurricane.  At least not prior to. 

changemyoil66

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #154 on: May 19, 2020, 09:48:22 AM »
Ate another Mountain House Lasagne, Mrs. CMO really likes it.  Got a case also coming in so no biggie.  Added some cheddar cheese to mine.  I'm surprised it's very meaty and not all noodles and sauce.

drck1000

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #155 on: May 19, 2020, 09:59:16 AM »
Ate another Mountain House Lasagne, Mrs. CMO really likes it.  Got a case also coming in so no biggie.  Added some cheddar cheese to mine.  I'm surprised it's very meaty and not all noodles and sauce.
What if SHTF before your case comes in?  The chances that happens is likely less than the plane that it's on going down. . . but it happens.  See movie Cast Away :shake:

[sarcasm off]

I've been meaning to try out teriyaki chicken and spaghetti with meat sauce.  I bet adding cheese to the spaghetti will help.  Told myself I would sample more of the MH stuff during the stay at home orders, but ended up going for takeout instead.  That and rotating through food stuffs in my fridge and freezer. 

changemyoil66

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #156 on: May 19, 2020, 02:18:23 PM »
What if SHTF before your case comes in?  The chances that happens is likely less than the plane that it's on going down. . . but it happens.  See movie Cast Away :shake:

[sarcasm off]

I've been meaning to try out teriyaki chicken and spaghetti with meat sauce.  I bet adding cheese to the spaghetti will help.  Told myself I would sample more of the MH stuff during the stay at home orders, but ended up going for takeout instead.  That and rotating through food stuffs in my fridge and freezer.

Don't jinx it.  Nah box is coming in tomorrow.  But what if I'm short 2 packets now when SHTF down the road???

The wife went to Sportsman's warehouse in OR and picked up teri chicken in the coffee can and chicken casserole or something.

groveler

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #157 on: May 19, 2020, 04:42:24 PM »
What if SHTF before your case comes in?  The chances that happens is likely less than the plane that it's on going down. . . but it happens.  See movie Cast Away :shake:

[sarcasm off]

I've been meaning to try out teriyaki chicken and spaghetti with meat sauce.  I bet adding cheese to the spaghetti will help.  Told myself I would sample more of the MH stuff during the stay at home orders, but ended up going for takeout instead.  That and rotating through food stuffs in my fridge and freezer.
I think you are better off doing what you have done.
Take out.
I have had many conversations about MH food and others
like it with a lot of SHTF types.
Most have to really doctor it up so much
it is almost not worth the effort.
That freeze dried stuff is good for on the move
and backpacking, but I'd use SOLAS bars in that case.
But hey, it is like Cilantro, you like it or you don't.




drck1000

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #158 on: May 19, 2020, 06:33:03 PM »
I think you are better off doing what you have done.
Take out.
I have had many conversations about MH food and others
like it with a lot of SHTF types.
Most have to really doctor it up so much
it is almost not worth the effort.
That freeze dried stuff is good for on the move
and backpacking, but I'd use SOLAS bars in that case.
But hey, it is like Cilantro, you like it or you don't.
Have lots of friends who do the bar and restaurant thing, so good to support them. As well as the places I used to go before. Been trying others of course as well.

I actually like the few MH one that I’ve sampled. I think I would add stuff for the larger cans to switch it up here and there.

Wise Food on the other hand. Of the ones I’ve sampled, I’d say I could eat it and I’m sure it could be “good” in a pinch. But bleh.

drck1000

Re: How are you preparing/prepared for Corona?
« Reply #159 on: May 21, 2020, 09:42:15 AM »
Don't jinx it.  Nah box is coming in tomorrow.  But what if I'm short 2 packets now when SHTF down the road???

The wife went to Sportsman's warehouse in OR and picked up teri chicken in the coffee can and chicken casserole or something.
So did it arrive?  :hmm:

I think one packet of emergency rations (SOS Emergency Food Rations) is coming up on expiration date.  If anyone wants to sample, shoot me a DM. 

https://www.amazon.com/Rations-Emergency-3600-Calorie-Food/dp/B01AIZ5BSW/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=emergency+rations&qid=1590090081&sr=8-7