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Old 02-16-2020, 07:36 PM
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China is experiencing power outages.....
Where did you learn that? If true, Yikes!
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Where did you learn that? If true, Yikes!
China always has, because. China.

Normal in the Western Autonomous regions. Scheduled & unscheduled. Daily. For decades.
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I got 50 lbs of extra dog food for my pittie, a BUNCH of OTC meds, Emergen-C packs, Tylenol and Advil, filled in the holes for my TP and paper towels, extra laundry soap, bleach, Lysol Wipes and sprays, a metric ton of Purell, some N95s and 5 cloth face masks, 50 lbs of rice and beans and 17 cases of water.

I hadn't paid attention to how my stock had been dwindling until this happened. Guess I need to step up my game.

The only real worry I have is prescriptions. I get mine from India because they're cheaper, and if India gets a lot of COVID cases, I'm stuck getting it here. My son also takes meds, $800 worth of seizure meds. and if we get stuck in our house for more than 6 weeks, we're both jacked in that arena. All, I can really hope is that prescription drug supply lines aren't affected. But, I've always said that a really big SHTF would kill us both.
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The only real worry I have is prescriptions. I get mine from India because they're cheaper, and if India gets a lot of COVID cases, I'm stuck getting it here. My son also takes meds, $800 worth of seizure meds. and if we get stuck in our house for more than 6 weeks, we're both jacked in that arena. All, I can really hope is that prescription drug supply lines aren't affected.
A lot of the precursors for India's pharmaceutical industry come from China. Read that within the past week or so, but can't remember where.
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Where did you learn that? If true, Yikes!
Here.

I am medically retired with physical issues that make me sit down 30 out of every 60 min.

I'm also (for the first time in 20 years) actively concerned vs 'just keeping an eye on a threat.

So I've read every post in this section.

Several of the links have talked about power being out.
First one was Wuhan, but there have been others.

In the last day or 2 one of the links talked about people standing in long lines (not wuhan) for water due to power outages. (Not the best thing when your dealing with a contagious virus.)

Before that I Was pretty hopeful. I'm offgrid, but maintaining infrastructure not only preserves massive amounts of foods, but it shows that "things aren't that bad"
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The only real worry I have is prescriptions. I get mine from India because they're cheaper, and if India gets a lot of COVID cases, I'm stuck getting it here. My son also takes meds, $800 worth of seizure meds. and if we get stuck in our house for more than 6 weeks, we're both jacked in that arena. All, I can really hope is that prescription drug supply lines aren't affected. But, I've always said that a really big SHTF would kill us both.
It's my understanding that some insurance companies will let you get a month ahead if you tell them your going on a trip etc. (Not forever, you just don't full it the next month.)

No personal experience, but worth a try.

$800 is a lot, but if you can budget it your doctor will probably write it for you to pay cash.)
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Prescriptions. The one that I really need to keep going is a painkiller that's on The Schedule, so I can't get more than 30 days at a time, and have to pick it up physically at the drugstore. Just where I don't want to be in a time of contagion. Nothing I can do there, but the others I have just refilled for 90 days supply.

A good thing about my state of residence is that WalMart can sell insulin OTC, so I've supplemented the stock that my online pharmacy sends me under prescription. As long as I can keep it refrigerated, I'm now good for 6 months. Bloody ironic that the OTC price is only a wee bit more than the co-pay for the prescription stuff! Both are made in Denmark, thankfully, not China.
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Prescriptions. The one that I really need to keep going is a painkiller that's on The Schedule, so I can't get more than 30 days at a time, and have to pick it up physically at the drugstore. Just where I don't want to be in a time of contagion. Nothing I can do there, .
Switch pharmacies to one that has a drive through?
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Switch pharmacies to one that has a drive through?
I guess that it's a measure of remote my BOL area is, that after ten years here I'd forgotten there even is such a thing. Quick search shows the nearest one is a CVS, an hour's drive away.
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I guess that it's a measure of remote my BOL area is, that after ten years here I'd forgotten there even is such a thing. Quick search shows the nearest one is a CVS, an hour's drive away.
Not really.

That's about how far it is to the NEAREST pharmacy for me!


I'd take an hour drive 1x a month If I believed that it was a high risk.

Heck, if none of the cows around here are fresh it's 45 min to get a gal of milk!
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One thing more than the usual, I bought a no contact thermometer.

By my usual seasonal timing, I've many influenza related items.

I do need some electrolytes.
Thanks for the reminder - we only have glass thermometers, have a forehead one on the way now.
If push comes to shove you can rehydrate with salt & sugar solution, don't know the exact quantities.
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I'm adding a month's food to my stock. Its not like food will get cheaper. I'd prefer to have enough chicken noodle soup to get my somewhat picky teen through the flu, you know?
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Just a note. I stopped at a local Dollar Tree today and noticed holes in the store...mostly plastic utensils and food items. Odd since I also checked the 1 stock cart and it was all spring stuff....

A good friend of mine said the big one in the town over was pretty bare......gotta wonder if it's starting to hit.
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I found myself buying fruit cocktail (for sweet/sour, a long-forgotten treat) along with chili garlic sauce and other Asian sauces to make Chinese food at home. Worse case scenario I can mash up beans into patties, fry them up, and remember what chicken was like.
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Something to remember....

Japan is currently the world's oldest country, with 31M (26.7%) of her 127.11M population aged 65 or older.

Japan's age demo vs. modern healthcare will be a test case for COVID-2019.
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I'm adding a month's food to my stock. Its not like food will get cheaper. I'd prefer to have enough chicken noodle soup to get my somewhat picky teen through the flu, you know?
We have a young person who is crazy for that stuff. I started making my own out of canned chicken broth, egg noodles and canned chicken. Flavor to taste with a little onion or garlic powder or whatever. Almost as quick as the canned soup and tastes a whole lot better, plus more actual chicken.
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Stocked up on a lot of normal every day groceries. 2 van loads full. Filled the deep freezer in the garage.

Restocked on dog food should have enough for 8 months now.

Bought some more wine, beer, and bourbon.

Bought enough diapers for 6 months (hope she is potty trained by then).

Also bought 3 plus pallets of inventory for my business. Decided to use all the business cash reserves (still have my personal reserve if anything pops up). I can keep my business running for 6 months once they are delivered without another restock.
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Extra bottle of Tylenol
Hands Free Hand Sanitizer Dispenser (and refills)
Rehydration Salts
Pack of Pocket Hand Sanitizer for on the road

Popcorn..
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Sprouting seeds. I gave up my garden getting ready to go back home to GA, so I cannot produce like I used to. Sprout salads will have to do for now.
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Sprouting seeds. I gave up my garden getting ready to go back home to GA, so I cannot produce like I used to. Sprout salads will have to do for now.
Thanks for the reminder! Meant to buy some the other day and forgot but will get some when I make a trip to the city later this week. Probably my last trip for awhile.
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