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Seems like prepping is going mainstream by 2.5
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yep. I guess people can use all that extra toilet paper to make face masks out of.......
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They aren't very smart preppers.

Isn't hard to figure out stocking up on Imodium takes up a lot less room than stocking up on toilet paper.

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Originally posted by MidEngineManiac:

They aren't very smart preppers.

Isn't hard to figure out stocking up on Imodium takes up a lot less room than stocking up on toilet paper.



I think they are the opposite of preppers, they are why we prep.
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They aren't very smart preppers.

Isn't hard to figure out stocking up on Imodium takes up a lot less room than stocking up on toilet paper.


You evidently don't know much about female renal/kidney/bladder functions or their frequency........imodium ain't gonna alter that one bit.

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My family is down to 2 spare rolls of TP. So I went looking yesterday and there is no TP on the shelves. While I was at Menards they did have 12 pack rolls of Paper Towels. So I thought what the heck. Paper is paper, so I bought a pack. Today I used my Japanese pull saw to cut one roll in half. It works, but it will be a last resort since the Paper Towels are much coarser than TP. But, I do have an option.
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You evidently don't know much about female renal/kidney/bladder functions or their frequency........imodium ain't gonna alter that one bit.


Fire up the compressor, run a line and blow gun into the bathroom. Problem solved.

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Two limit paper products at local grocery. Signs EVERYWHERE. Losers still loading their carts up and standing in line. No toilet paper to be found. Spoke with my neighbor a moment ago, and he tells me to go early in the morning. I am up at 4:30 am, and now I need to get tp for the family as coffee brews.

In line? I spent just over three hours grocery shopping! One hour attempting to gather what is needed, and two hours in line waiting on checkout. Ridiculous, but I am so thankful for the staff. They are really working hard to keep things rolling, and can only imagine how difficult it is at this moment of panic.

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"Seems like prepping is going mainstream."

No just same lame Panic Buying for any storm but nationwide w/ Fueled by MSM saying BS and trying to attack Trump.

Last week some vendors @ local flea market have jack price of several things gone from many stores.

I had a hard time buying even High $ P100 w/ carbon mask.
Needed one for car paint and Roundup because weeds are already a problem here.

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Originally posted by MadMark:

My family is down to 2 spare rolls of TP. So I went looking yesterday and there is no TP on the shelves. While I was at Menards they did have 12 pack rolls of Paper Towels. So I thought what the heck. Paper is paper, so I bought a pack. Today I used my Japanese pull saw to cut one roll in half. It works, but it will be a last resort since the Paper Towels are much coarser than TP. But, I do have an option.


I'll sell ya some. $5 a roll and you pay the shipping.

Actually, you don't have 2 rolls of TP. You have 4 rolls.
Just separate the plys......

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I just returned from the local Walmart. I went there for printer paper (for the office printer ).

It was business as usual. The parking lot seemed fuller than usual but inside there were no crowds, no sense of urgency. No masks, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, or toilet paper on the shelves of course, but everything else looked to be in normal supply. Everyone was doing what looked like everyday shopping with maybe a few extra bulk items of course.

There were a few 8 packs of individual size bottled water still left on the shelves. Yeah, I bought a few.
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I hear GM is offering 48 month low interest payments on new pickups if ya use 2 cases of toilet paper as a down payment.
Dodge on the other hand, is offering 2 cases of toilet paper to customers as an incentive to buy one of their trucks.




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I'll sell ya some. $5 a roll and you pay the shipping.

Actually, you don't have 2 rolls of TP. You have 4 rolls.
Just separate the plys......


My wife just scored a 12 pack of TP at one of the local stores. They are limiting it to one pack per customer.
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While I DO NOT want to contribute to the insanity of this panic buying, I was reminded by my wife that STAPLES office supply stores stock bottled water, toilet paper, etc.

My daughter and her family were out of TP and couldn't find any anywhere.

She took our advice and went to STAPLES and called back to report that they had plenty of "moon tape" and that she stocked up enough for 2-3 months.
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I find the city and suburban folks all going nuts and buying/hoarding and filling their ticky tacky houses full of crap funny as hell.






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Its bad, not horrible and we can order things we need online.
But the sheep, they have no idea what to do.

Lisa was at the store yesterday teaching people how to make peanut butter, bread and pasta.
How you can get the noodles and bouillon cubes or powder to make soup.
She said people were just standing looking at displays of water that were empty but boxes of water on the floor were untouched.
Empty egg displays but freezers full of eggs right next to it that had plenty of eggs.

Finally they have started to ration and only let people buy one or two items to stop the hoarders.
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Wife and I have been prepping for years.

Asked why one time, because why not. you have insurance on our cars just incase we need it one day.

We don't hoard guns, where tinfoil hats or shave our heads to honor the moon god... we just have always felt it was wise.

This last week.. oh ya we feel quite proud of our selves watching these crazies go buy butt wipes instead of beans and rice.

life is good.

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Stuck and need some tp - check out an RV supplier for some RV tp.
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For all the times we who advocated having emergency supplies and were laughed at...he who laughs last...
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I was beginning to learn about prepping for hurricanes, but got away from it the last time we moved.
Then we had Hurricane Michael, and I still didn't start over.
And now, well, I'm really wishing I had not put it off.
No issues yet, however... knock on wood.
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Back in the day, when I was doing the brown acid (I think it was) despite Public Information Alerts, we washed diapers.

The blue acid is good also. You can drink tap water.
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