Adds another: ‘Stockpile activate! 😂..tbh I’m not worried about it but I am stocked up in case it escalates here.’
Said a third: ‘Corona is serious and has a high death rate. It is only a matter of time before it becomes a pandemic. The US CDC warned of the same thing today. It is absolutely time to stock up.’
Added another: ‘It will be the people that scoff now that end up starving or dead.’
Another revealed that she had enough food to last her family for the next 12 months.
‘I now have a years supply,’ she says. ‘That’s not including the fruit and veggies I grow.’
Another shared a photo of her new shelves, above, adding: ‘Just installed 10 of these shelves (some are for storage and kitchen equipment) but I’m working on my stockpile.’ Said another: ‘We are going to start the SO has bug out bags ready in case of other things too ... it's a survival back pack with first aid, survival tools flick knife, matches, condoms (not for sex either), things to survive with if you had to shelter in the woods/forest.’
Another mum shared photos, top left of page, of her epic stockpiling effort on the Budgeting, Food, Stockpiling, Savings Ideas, Life Help Australia Facebook page a few weeks ago, revealing it was good for 'natural disaster and emergency stockpiling.'
But while some think the precautions are overkill, others don’t see the harm in buying a little extra.
‘People can laugh all they want about this BUT I RECKON S***S GUNNA GET REAL !!!!
‘I’m going to stock up on some stuff to last us a few weeks. It won’t go to waste as we will eventually use it 🤷♀️’
What you should stockpile
Stockpile fans reveal the essential items they’re buying in preparation for any potential Coronavirus lockdown.
- Grains, pasta, rice, polenta
- Range of tinned vegetables and fruits
- Tinned soups
- Meats to freeze, frozen meals
- Water and drinks
- Toilet paper, cleaning products, tissues, oil
- Basic medications such as paracetamol, ibrufen, bandages.
- Batteries, torches, lamps, gas and tarps