Author Topic: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?  (Read 3620 times)

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I expected heavy cream and fresh fruit to be the first things we have run out of. 

I was wrong.   

I wasn't expecting to run out of black pepper corns, and coriander seeds. I am low on other spices but these to are critical.  My spice cabinet in general is rather decimated due to adding a bunch of new recipes to diet this year. I am running very low on my dehydrated herds from the garden so I will upping the number of plants for the herb garden.

Also going through my huge sewing stash I discovered I am all out of thin elastic.  A friend wanted some to make masks and I was shocked to discover I didn't have any to give her.

 

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2020, 07:39:48 PM »
um... molasses.

my daughter makes us bread, but because we ran out of flour in February, I told her I would buy more when my local store has a case-lot sale: everything is way cheap by the bulk, and it is always in March (and late September).  Well, the case-lot started... and so did the panic buying.  So no white flour for her bread.
Her whole grain recipe is really good, but takes about a cup of molasses.  And we are low.  Maybe two more batches of bread.  I usually buy it by the gallon container cuz the store bottles are barely a batch  ::)

so.. yeah... molasses.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 02:04:20 AM »
Brake Cleaner & single Core wire for some antenna builds

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2020, 09:47:49 AM »
um... molasses.

my daughter makes us bread, but because we ran out of flour in February, I told her I would buy more when my local store has a case-lot sale: everything is way cheap by the bulk, and it is always in March (and late September).  Well, the case-lot started... and so did the panic buying.  So no white flour for her bread.
Her whole grain recipe is really good, but takes about a cup of molasses.  And we are low.  Maybe two more batches of bread.  I usually buy it by the gallon container cuz the store bottles are barely a batch  ::)

so.. yeah... molasses.

I'm betting you have other things to substitute, so all isn't lost :) (sorghum, honey, etc.)


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Re: Covid-19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 01:45:54 PM »
Well, I found a hole in my preps....Living in an apartment means less storage space. With the general curfew starting tomorrow I had to make a run to my storage space to get the rest of the protective equipment, alcohol etc.
I was also caught with my jerry cans empty...

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 12:56:00 AM »
My bathroom shower has developed a slow leak.  I am locked in the house with time to do a big project, but I need hardware and tile to redo the bathroom.

Other than this my biggest problem is getting bored with food storage stuff.  People were not wrong about this in the survival books.  I'm having lots of weird cravings.  Things like apples, ice cream, bread, buffalo wings, and tacos.  Is it worth the risk of a trip to the grocery store?  About 300 known infected people in my county and I am in a high risk group.  I'll stay home and have more canned chili and some rice.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 08:57:26 AM »
Fairing well here. Too early in the game to be running out of anything for us.

I expect the first to go will be the cola, corn chips, packaged cheese.
Have other drink mixes stored away, have cookie making's, but nothing to replace cheese. I always shied away from the dried LT cheese in the #10 cans, due to the high prices.

I'm sure there will be something else in the next couple of weeks.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 08:59:54 AM »
Just back from Kroger while ago. Name brand soda was plentiful, no store brand. Cheese and chips in good supply in that store.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 02:49:56 PM »
Just back from Kroger while ago. Name brand soda was plentiful, no store brand. Cheese and chips in good supply in that store.

Some time ago I had been searching for another brand of good corn chips after Mission decided to end there's, or to not ship here.  ???
Anyways, I landed on GV's Bite Size corn chips which have a great flavor.
And of course, they were all sold out when I was there, so picked up the lookalike Tostoito? chips. Haven't tried them yet. 

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 08:43:15 PM »
onions.  i always have tons of onions.

and now i have none.  :(

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 09:02:49 AM »
onions.  i always have tons of onions.

and now i have none.  :(

If we don't get ours dehydrated (last years garden haul), we'll loose them all due to sprouting like they are now.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 09:05:03 AM »
and salsa..now we're out of salsa.

I really should go inventory and reorganize my pantry.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 09:08:53 AM »
and salsa..now we're out of salsa.

I really should go inventory and reorganize my pantry.


Yes, today.  :badgarden:   ;D ;D

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 09:13:49 AM »

Yes, today.  :badgarden:   ;D ;D
the good thing is that salsa is a luxury, not a staple...i CAN live without it.  I have TONS of beans and rice and macaroni and eggs and meat.  I'm gong to go dig up some canning jars and freeze some of the milk and yogurt that's in the fridge. 

I am making a shopping list for next week.  I will be getting whatever i need to actually make and can my own salsa. 

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2020, 09:23:56 AM »
We make our own salsa, one of the reasons we grow so many tomatoes.
We use 4-5-6 different recipes. Not set on any one of them. Like em all.
We back off of the ones now that burn the hair off yer ass.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2020, 09:49:42 AM »
I was actually surprised that the 3-lb bags of yellow onions were wiped out at the grocery store the last time I was there... who would have thought people were cooking real food??? They did still have some of the loose yellow onions for sale, so I bought some, along with celery and carrots.

I like to keep fresh ones around for my soups, etc., but can do without and use dried if need be. I do keep dried celery and onion powder in my regular storage, so will only be lacking the carrots... I think I have some dehydrated in LTS, but will have to hunt to find them.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 09:58:32 AM »
We make our own salsa, one of the reasons we grow so many tomatoes.
For anyone looking to start making your own salsa, here's a fantastic place to start.  Been making Annie's Salsa.

I've run out of coffee creamer.  One of my indulgences is International Delight Coldstone Creamery creamer.  I can do without it, but if we hit a store, that's on the list.  Plenty of coffee.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 10:02:09 AM »
For anyone looking to start making your own salsa, here's a fantastic place to start.  Been making Annie's Salsa.

I've run out of coffee creamer.  One of my indulgences is International Delight Coldstone Creamery creamer.  I can do without it, but if we hit a store, that's on the list.  Plenty of coffee.

We really only use milk for cooking and in DH's coffee - so don't use that much... I've already warned DH that we'll be pulling out the powdered milk if we cannot get it anymore :) Plenty of coffee and tea here, too.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 11:24:27 AM »
We stocked up so much we haven't really run out of anything yet. Strategically bought a bunch of quick microwave frozen meals and things I can whip up in 5 minutes just to make it easier to get through the first week or two of whatever this is. Last night we cooked our first "real meal" and things have settled way down now that we are more or less hunkered down. As the space in the freezer empties out it will get restocked with more practical foods and meats / veggies.

We are also mass-freezing ice blocks and keeping 2 or 3 coolers filled with large blocks of ice just in case the power were to go down. Also have a new 7,000 watt generator bought on craigslist for half what it would have cost in the store. Got 15 gallons of gas for that and a siphon to get the gas out of the 2nd car sitting in the driveway that is the NOT THE APOCALYPSE vehicle.

Our Cliff Bar supply is almost gone and I thought we had at least a month's worth. That's probably the first thing to need a RE-SUPPLY of since the pandemic began.

As things progress (if they do) we will be using cliff bars for hiking and backpacking and eating better things. The last 2 weeks were convenience and comfort food now we are switching to prepared meals.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 12:01:44 PM »
Bread - I didn't realize how much we'd eat.  7 people frequently eating eggs and sandwiches add up to a lot of slices of bread.  We've been 'forced' to make homemade bread.  Shucks! 

I think the real surprise was how fast things went.  With everyone staying home, more people cooking, etc... 

I also saw an article saying to go store up 30 days worth of food.  That's fine to say that in a 'time of peace' but to say that in a time of panic is irresponsible.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #20 on: March 25, 2020, 12:04:42 PM »
We put up extra ice cubes from the icemaker into 2gal zip lock freezer bags then transfer those to the deep freeze when the freezer starts emptying out.
1, if the power goes out, we have ice in there to keep the frozen cold.
2, if we have a dinner get together, we have plenty of ice cubes.


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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2020, 12:58:04 PM »
My neighbors have free-range chickens who graze in my yard all day and I have a very nice breadmaking machine so I can have fresh bread waiting when I am done working remotely all day.

Dump the ingredients in and walk away. Come back to Panera Bread at home.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2020, 01:26:33 PM »
chocolate and junk food... I have the craves but I promised myself to get out of this stayhome situation the same weight

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2020, 02:32:05 AM »
change.....since the economy here is about half cashless, it is a good thing to have the exact amount in coins for the every day transactions. So you do not have to take change back.
well in my infinite wisdom -some months ago- i got rid of quite a lot of change, cos they were a hassle to store and manage.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2020, 06:14:06 AM »
chocolate and junk food... I have the craves but I promised myself to get out of this stayhome situation the same weight
know what ya mean.  All i want to do is bake.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2020, 09:13:43 AM »
Nothing yet so far.
We keep shelf stable milk on hand for cooking. Most likely enough for 3? or more months. Run out of that, then we have powdered LT in #10 cans.
And, we have 2 first time goats that the wife has started milking.
I thin we're set for milk. May be making some cheese later on.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2020, 09:28:18 PM »
So far we are fully stocked. Like others have said we ran out of salsa and tortilla chips. Not a big deal.  I am buying a dairy goat in milk so we have fresh milk.

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2020, 07:47:11 AM »
Not out of yellow mustard but opened my last large jar yesterday. At the grocery this morning they didn't have any that size of any brand but a good amount of mayo. ???

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2020, 08:44:14 AM »
Not out of yellow mustard but opened my last large jar yesterday. At the grocery this morning they didn't have any that size of any brand but a good amount of mayo. ???

Odd  :-\ Seems it would be the other way around

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Re: Covid- 19 Staycation What have odd things have you run out of?
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2020, 10:47:40 AM »
till yesterday beers and chips