Tins of tuna, use the tuna but keep the tuna oil
I wrote the above post on the 6th March. So 3 weeks ago.Seeing all these posts on Facebook with empty shelves in Tesco made me take stock and have a think.
It hadn’t really occurred to me before, but I basically panic buy all the time. I live in the middle of nowhere. Nearest proper supermarket is a 24 mile round trip. Nearest place I can buy a pint of milk and a newspaper is an 18 mile round trip.
Once or twice a year we get floods or snow that mean we aren’t leaving the village. Sometimes this has lasted days.
Subconsciously, I always overbuy. We have an old dairy / cold room in the house that is completely full of stuff. Months supplies of bog roll, cleaning gear, a chest freezer full of food, tins, drinks etc. etc.
I reckon I have enough stuff in this house right now to see me and my family right for a couple of months before we have to resort to killing farm animals for scran and washing in the river.
Are you fighting fit again now? Do you reckon it was Kung flu?I wrote the above post on the 6th March. So 3 weeks ago.
Apart from some loaves of bread from the local pub, fresh eggs from a neighbour and some bits and pieces robbed from the polly tunnels at the hotel, we haven’t been food shopping in this time.
Still got a good week’s worth I reckon. We could go longer but then it’s on to tins of soup and noodles.