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2020-03-30 8:50:21 AM  
MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA
 
2020-03-30 9:15:04 AM  
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2020-03-30 9:24:15 AM  
Not sure I want to use 20 year old Charmin.
 
2020-03-30 9:28:38 AM  
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2020-03-30 9:46:08 AM  
A stopped clock is right 14,600 times a score.
 
2020-03-30 9:46:09 AM  
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2020-03-30 9:46:14 AM  

arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA


For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.
 
2020-03-30 9:50:50 AM  
For Y2K I bought an extra box of Poptarts.

Now whenever Mrs. 2112 wants Poptarts, she writes "Y2K Poptarts" on the shopping list.


/ probably ate them on New Years Day
 
2020-03-30 9:51:06 AM  
To the disembrained "preventative measures" are nothing more than a punchline.  Y2K gets held up as an example of much ado about nothing, but the time and effort that went into MAKING SURE it was nothing is mind boggling.
 
2020-03-30 9:53:25 AM  

BafflerMeal: arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA

For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.


Yep.
Here in hurricane country, that is just SOP. (for the clueful, anyway)

I wonder how many of these current binge buying fools will just eat everything down to their last can, and wipe it with their last roll.
And then when the first hurricane strolls through in late July...they do this all over again.
 
2020-03-30 9:54:46 AM  
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2020-03-30 9:59:41 AM  

BafflerMeal: arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA

For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.



I don't think you know what a proper panty is.
 
2020-03-30 9:59:46 AM  

BafflerMeal: arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA

For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.


Yeah we were well stocked to begin with, and the food deliveries just keep coming.  We're nowhere near getting into our apocalypse chow yet, though we do have apocalypse chow with about a 15 year shelf life.  Also more apocalypse chow pending delivery.
 
2020-03-30 10:01:51 AM  
Y2K wasn't my prepping moment.  I was paranoid and silly for 2012.  My purchases are finally paying off a decade later - sometimes I get lucky like that.
 
2020-03-30 10:02:19 AM  

Albert911emt: BafflerMeal: arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA

For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.


I don't think you know what a proper panty is.


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That's some proper panties, that is.
 
2020-03-30 10:05:14 AM  
I bought a portable generator in 1999... never used it. I didn't actually expect to use it because of Y2K, it was more of a "the power seems to go out for a few days at a time once or twice a year, so this is probably a good thing to have" purchase. Well, with the Y2K prep the power companies did so much maintenance on their grid in the area I was living in at the time (MA) that power outages turned into a few hours instead of days.

Gave it to a relative about ten years ago. He went to use it after a storm, found out the gas tank had warped and cracked.

I actually wish I had one now, even with utilities deemed essential it doesn't take many out of work electric workers to take a minor storm and turn it into a week without power.
 
2020-03-30 10:07:39 AM  
"Herbert wishes his family had accumulated more savings prior to the pandemic."

Yeah, that's what being self-sufficiency does for you. It makes you poor. The only people who ever made money out of self-sufficiency were people writing books about self-sufficiency.
 
2020-03-30 10:11:05 AM  
Humans' desire to control all things seems to lead to societal paralysis
 
2020-03-30 10:17:46 AM  
Nobody?

"No earthly business in a Maine hayfield"
 
2020-03-30 10:23:52 AM  
Morons be morons

/morans, get a brain
 
2020-03-30 10:35:06 AM  
Not sure what you would need to prep for. The grocery store hasn't been out of anything since this all started. The other day they were running low on chef boy-are-dee (sp?), but other than that, they had everything I needed. Deep fried up some apple pie logs yesterday, if you haven't tried them, I highly recommend you do.
 
2020-03-30 10:35:22 AM  
My preparation for COVID:

I already keep a bin of food, and some water filters, 2 week supply, 3 in a pinch, in the basement... no reason in particular, mostly just if there's a blizzard or something, I don't wanna have to go outside.

I mostly keep the bathroom closet stocked anyways... I think I bought two more handsoaps in february, because they were on sale.

I cleaned my home office better than usual.

Things I didn't prepare for:

Bought a rug to go above my home office, in the kitchen, because it turns out the roomate likes to heelstrike and pretend he's the goddamn jolly green giant directly above my office whenever I'm in an important meeting.

Emotional prep... I'm used to having some time to myself every day, and some time to socialize... with everyone in the house all day, I'm really missing the periods where everyone except the dog used to just go away.
 
2020-03-30 11:14:38 AM  
I'ma just eat all you anyway: plenty of meat on a human body, and you'll probably have canned pears or something in your pantry (panty?) if I want to switch up.
 
2020-03-30 11:20:04 AM  

arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA


Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup lasts forever

/it started out as Beef Vegetable
 
2020-03-30 11:37:13 AM  
So it begins.
 
2020-03-30 11:56:48 AM  

stuffy: So it begins.


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2020-03-30 11:58:53 AM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: BafflerMeal: arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA

For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.

Yep.
Here in hurricane country, that is just SOP. (for the clueful, anyway)

I wonder how many of these current binge buying fools will just eat everything down to their last can, and wipe it with their last roll.
And then when the first hurricane strolls through in late July...they do this all over again.


I thought it was normal for people to be prepared for stuff like this . They go on about how I should join a wholesale club . You can buy in bulk and save a lot of money  they said . Toilet paper will never go bad they said .  Yet there they are staring at empty shelves in the toilet paper aisle as I pass on by that aisle .
 
2020-03-30 12:05:28 PM  

Hirightnow: I'ma just eat all you anyway: plenty of meat on a human body, and you'll probably have canned pears or something in your pantry (panty?) if I want to switch up.


Stay out of our panties, Mr. Bitey! That's not my kink!
 
2020-03-30 12:32:23 PM  

BafflerMeal: arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA

For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.


Except we keep reading about people stocking up on stuff they don't normally eat. I never understood that. So many people think that if anything happens we'll suddenly be in the stone age. They've got gruel rations in 20 litre buckets.
 
2020-03-30 12:47:29 PM  

Russ1642: BafflerMeal: arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA

For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.

Except we keep reading about people stocking up on stuff they don't normally eat. I never understood that. So many people think that if anything happens we'll suddenly be in the stone age. They've got gruel rations in 20 litre buckets.


The stuff I normally eat is mostly kept in a refrigerator or freezer, but for disaster preparedness you have to assume that you're going to lose electricity at some point. That means a lot of canned and dried stuff which isn't going to taste as good as fresh food. You have to make a specific effort to eat an occasional item and then re-stock it.

I don't have any gruel buckets but this week I am using up a couple of cans of soup and vegetables which were best before 2018.
 
2020-03-30 1:34:13 PM  
Great job news outlet...   now people from Boston and New York know where to raid when things get realllllly shiaaaaty
 
2020-03-30 1:51:52 PM  
The only reason 'nothing happened' with Y2K is that everyone did take it seriously, and spend hundreds of millions of dollars and untold manhours fixing the issues before they blew up in our faces.
 
2020-03-30 2:17:55 PM  

Excelsior: The only reason 'nothing happened' with Y2K is that everyone did take it seriously, and spend hundreds of millions of dollars and untold manhours fixing the issues before they blew up in our faces.


Yep. IT professionals worked around the clock to make sure all the worst potential problems were addressed before they could happen. Instead of blowing it off as an overhyped nothingburger, people should have been thanking the pros who defused the bomb before it could go off.
 
2020-03-30 2:55:53 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Russ1642: BafflerMeal: arrogantbastich: MMmmm... 20 yr old Campbell's soup.

DNRTA

For people that keep a proper panty, it's really just about staying ahead and FIFO eating.  It's not complicated really.  Once your larder is set to the size you want, you just eat the oldest and replace on shopping trips.

Except we keep reading about people stocking up on stuff they don't normally eat. I never understood that. So many people think that if anything happens we'll suddenly be in the stone age. They've got gruel rations in 20 litre buckets.

The stuff I normally eat is mostly kept in a refrigerator or freezer, but for disaster preparedness you have to assume that you're going to lose electricity at some point. That means a lot of canned and dried stuff which isn't going to taste as good as fresh food. You have to make a specific effort to eat an occasional item and then re-stock it.

I don't have any gruel buckets but this week I am using up a couple of cans of soup and vegetables which were best before 2018.


Canned food can be excellent. I'd go so far as to say it's probably fresher than much of the stuff in the produce section. For example, corn can go from being out in the field to being in a can in a few hours. Getting it to your produce section can take a hell of a lot longer and it suffers. Not saying it's all that way but anyone that thinks canned food isn't great hasn't tried it. I love canned veggies because they don't go bad, they're in the pantry ready to go at all times, and they taste great. But one thing I did discover is that Del Monte canned fruit has the fine print SWEETENED WITH SUCRALOSE. Tastes like medicine. It pays to read the labels.

/this offer does not apply to cheesburgers
 
2020-03-30 8:22:27 PM  
If we run out of food before Italy I'll be upset.
 
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