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#295262 - 03/18/20 08:56 PM Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 988
Little things are going to take longer; ordering glasses, getting prescriptions, etc. We're planning ahead; just ordered some re-supplies for April

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#295268 - 03/18/20 11:28 PM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: teacher]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2738
Loc: Conroe, Tx
I knew we needed to prepare, and we have. Still, I did not expect this.

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#299213 - 06/28/21 06:36 PM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: teacher]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 988
Looking back a year...What did we, individually, get right?
_ precautions
_ preparations
-Assumptions

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#299217 - 06/28/21 07:34 PM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: teacher]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1176
Loc: Germany
Precautions:
  • observed general hygene measures (as before)
  • kept strangers at a little more distance
  • ordered more goods online to avoid crowded super markets


Preparations:
The preparedness life style actually was enough to see me through. No special meassures were required. There was no need for panic buying.
  • had a decent amount of supplies anyways
  • overestimated my coffee consumption and temporarily had too much in stock
  • vehicles are in good shape and kept refueled
  • cultivated some extra tomatoes and chillies


Assumptions:
  • fresh grocery will be available (got that one right)
  • once people overstuffed their larders all items would return to the shelves (got that one right)
  • 2021 will not see the end of the pandemic (result pending)
  • Brexit might have an impact on the supply of bitter orange marmalade
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#299218 - 06/28/21 08:31 PM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: teacher]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7690
Loc: southern Cal
How can one have too much coffee in stock?
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#299219 - 06/29/21 03:03 AM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: hikermor]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5341
Loc: SOCAL
Is that a rhetorical question? It’s a cold brew coffee time of year. I find dark roast beans go better with cold brew coffee than they do hot brewed. Whatever, some folks don’t like cold brew, but it’s super easy to make and uses no electricity other than for grinding the beans.

But regarding the subject at hand, I have enough bags of coffee beans in stock to last through Christmas. Just planning ahead.

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#299220 - 06/29/21 10:50 AM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: Russ]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 458
Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: Russ
uses no electricity other than for grinding the beans.


I have a hand cranked coffee bean grinder.So no electricity needed even for that.

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#299221 - 06/29/21 11:22 AM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: hikermor]
M_a_x Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 1176
Loc: Germany
Coffee beans do not stay fresh indefintely. If the supply is likely to exceed two month worth of excessive consumption, it may be too much. I also realized that I still had an iron reserve on top of that.
Bear in mind that I could go to the store and buy some almost any day of the week or order up to 20 lbs online with next day delivery.
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#299222 - 06/29/21 06:03 PM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: Herman30]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 5341
Loc: SOCAL
I have a hand grinder too which for daily use would be really time consuming. But during a long term power outage, that might be the highlight of my day wink

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#299223 - 06/30/21 09:28 AM Re: Planning ahead during the covid-19 lockdown [Re: teacher]
Herman30 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 458
Loc: Finland
I don´t think it is time consuming, I have timed my coffee making = hand grinding and french press.

Started the clock when I put water kettle on. While the water heated up to 95 degrees celsius I weighed the beans on a scale and grinded. By then water is ready, pour over and let steep for 4 minutes. Whole process take max 10 minutes.

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