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    • COOLTRIKERCHICK
    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 7th Dec 06, 12:56 PM
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    Store cupboard - in case of emergency
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    • 7th Dec 06, 12:56 PM
    Store cupboard - in case of emergency 7th Dec 06 at 12:56 PM
    hi..... i have heard somewhere on t.v that they have forecasted.. bad snow blizzards... by the end of december
    ( do they ever get the weather right :confused: )

    with being on a tight food shopping budget..... plus trying to use most things up before doing a big shop....

    with this latest weather prediction... it got me thinking about what foods i should never leave go too low, at this time of the year ...becuase of bad weather.....

    you know what its like .....a few snow flurries... and the shops have sold out of bread.... fresh/longlife and powdered milk.....

    i can remember the real bad snow of the 80's and we were really lucky we had only just bought a freezer.. so my mother had done a novelty shop, and the freezer was full...

    i know things have changed since then....

    but i was hopeing that maybe some peeps could let us know what they have for emergancies...

    i know i stock pile and bulk buy, but that's mainly non-food items that dont go off....

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    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 7th Dec 06, 1:09 PM
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    • 7th Dec 06, 1:09 PM
    I have pasta, tinned soups, tinned meat etc

    I have a gas hob so no problems getting a hot meal if the power goes off.
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    • elaine373
    • By elaine373 7th Dec 06, 1:17 PM
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    • 7th Dec 06, 1:17 PM
    Excellent thought
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    • 7th Dec 06, 1:17 PM
    Good thread after what the weather did in our area.I thought the world was ending with the rain,thunder and winds. I looked out into my garden and swa massive hail stones on my children`s trampoline! This has made em think about what essentials we need when the weather restricts us from going out.
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    • By Uniscots97 7th Dec 06, 1:19 PM
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    • 7th Dec 06, 1:19 PM
    I normally keep long life milk (2 cartons, I don't take milk in tea or coffee), a few tins of soup, lentils (great for making soup or casseroles etc), kidney beans, chick peas, tin of chopped tomatoes, packet of dutch crispbakes (love them and they last ages), baked beans, cheese and a tin of hot chocolate powder. Though have a family member staying with me at the moment (who is driving me nuts he's so inconsiderate and thinks its ok to take over my house even though I'm doing him the favour taking him in after he was made homeless!) so I'll probably have to revise my list.

    Also non-food items I keep are candles (loads), batteries and torches.
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    • emmaBZ
    • By emmaBZ 7th Dec 06, 1:25 PM
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    • 7th Dec 06, 1:25 PM
    hi just wondering where abouts you are ?? havnt heard nothing about snow ?
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    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 7th Dec 06, 1:46 PM
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    hi just wondering where abouts you are ?? havnt heard nothing about snow ?
    by emmaBZ
    i live in south wales......( swansea area ) but i am sure they said it was for all the country...

    but at the mo...i am taking it with a pinch of salt....but it has made me think about emergency essentials......

    i normally hate long life milk.....and only drink fresh....

    if i remember rightly you can freeze semi skimmed ( that's what we drink) so might put some in the freezer for my emergency stash.....

    got loads of candles...scented ones anyway as i allways pick some up when i seen them reduced down or in a bootsale for 10p ish....

    we are a family of 4 and 2 greedy kittens... and one huge spoilt doberman ( stupid dog of doppyness) so i should imagine i need to stock pile some tins of pet food...
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    • gooismeid
    • By gooismeid 7th Dec 06, 1:52 PM
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    Want to know if it'll be a white Christmas where you are? Check out the white Christmas snow-ometer here: http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/whitechristmas.asp
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    • lil_me
    • By lil_me 7th Dec 06, 1:52 PM
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    Candles are a must where I live, we get regular power cuts unfortunately, never more than 6-8 hours. I haven't got a gas cooker so it does leave us slightly snookered, but a chip shop a couple of villages away uses coal so that comes in handy, but not ideal of course. The local shop is pretty good at still going for stock when it's bad, but sometimes it just gets too dangerous with the country roads around here, but we have the 4x4 so I should be able to get somewhere. I always get a warning when the shop my Mam works in can't get any more bread and she usually grabs me some when she is at work. I tend to stock up on bread etc, basics in the cupboards, freeze a carton or 2 of milk (can't stand UHT) but other than that we've usually managed.
    One day I might be more organised...........:confused:
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    according to the above link..... i have a 45% chance of snow at christmas


    hi lil_me....what part of the country do you live ?
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    45 % for me and i on the isle of wight. although i doubt it. would be fantastic.

    as for me i always keep about 10 boxes of the uht milk in. i have always got loads of pasta in , lots of tins of things, i alwasy keep bottles of drink in , bags of mince in freezer, i have a bread maker so i keep loads of flour in and yeast. plus a box of chocolate snacks. also loads of tea bags.
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    It was on the news last night apparently we are in for 2 months of snow & heavy blizzards.
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    Hi

    We have loads of tinned and frozen food in. Always keep in this time of year extra:

    soups
    beans
    rice pudding
    frozen milk
    spuds
    frozen HM spuds (roasts and mash)
    pasta
    rice
    bread or flour for BM

    so we can make aload of different meals even if we cant get out
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    • By emmaBZ 7th Dec 06, 4:49 PM
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    wicked !!! im in glos so hopefully get some too!!!
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    • By emmaBZ 7th Dec 06, 5:28 PM
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    does anyone have any links to snow prediction.....? please ??
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    • By COOLTRIKERCHICK 7th Dec 06, 5:37 PM
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    does anyone have any links to snow prediction.....? please ??
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    hi...is in post no 7.....
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    • margaretclare
    • By margaretclare 7th Dec 06, 5:41 PM
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    I too remember the bad snow of the early 1980s - I lived in a place called Scapegoat Hill then, 1100 feet up in the Pennines. Driving back from where I worked at the time, St Luke's Maternity Hospital in Bradford, I had to abandon the car on Manchester Road, Huddersfield and ended up sleeping on a friend's sofa for 3 nights.

    We always tried to have 2 weeks' of food in. I still think a bit like that although where I live now is completely different. DH went shopping last evening while I was at college and we really have got a lot of tins and packets of everything in. The freezer is well-stocked too. All that you normally buy including things like loo rolls - try to have extra. Candles too, in case of power-cuts.

    Apparently our 24-hour Tesco was nearly empty last evening - DH was surprised, he thought it would have been busy.

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    • By Bogof_Babe 7th Dec 06, 5:52 PM
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    Off topic (sorry) but wanted to ask you Margaretclare what you are doing at college? I notice a lot of your posts, and feel like I know a fair bit about you (admiringly, not stalking lol). I will shortly have more time on my own hands, after years of responsibility for aged parents, so was thinking about what I could do that is worthwhile and interesting.
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  • scuzz
    Candles are always good
    Torches - wind up and/or batteries

    Pasta
    Tins of veg, soup, fish, meat
    long life milk
    • lemontart
    • By lemontart 7th Dec 06, 6:31 PM
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    don't forget, shampoo, soap powder, cleaning products..........also stock cubes, rice, dried veggies handy too for stews, soups and savory rice. Salt and shovel too.

    Matchs amazing how many have candles and no matchs.

    Also a good pile of books and crosswords handy if snowed in and can't get to work when no power. Hot water bottles and thermals for lack of heating.

    Finally make sure you have top up on moblie and your insurance details handy just in case.

    Beth
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