Stocking up.

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Re: Stocking up.

Post by Arzosah » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 pm

jennyjj01 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Who can remember the 70s, where bread and bog rolls suddenly disappeared off the shelves?
I can remember the 70s very well. I studied for my O levels by the light of a Tilley lamp, and when I started to buy my own groceries when I lived in a rented house as a student, I can still remember the horror when a jar of coffee went up by about 50% from one week to the next. When you're completely new to it - I was 19 years old, with no knowledge whatsoever of how to look after myself - those kinds of price rises can be quite discombobulating. I don't remember things disappearing, (ye gods, I'm sure I'd remember toilet roll disappearing :mrgreen: ) though I definitely remember the five of us pulling together our pennies (literally) to buy a half pint each when the leccy went off. Beer was still hand-pulled.

Oh, about Just In Time: I saw a documentary about the power plant in ... Hull? ... that runs on imported biomass now. If deliveries of the pellets dry up, it has a maximum of about six hours on hand to cope. After that, it shuts down :( The programme was actually about the socking great ships that transport the pellets across the Atlantic, so I don't know much more than that.
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Re: Stocking up.

Post by jennyjj01 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:38 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Oh, about Just In Time: I saw a documentary about the power plant in ... Hull? ... that runs on imported biomass now. If deliveries of the pellets dry up, it has a maximum of about six hours on hand to cope. After that, it shuts down :( The programme was actually about the socking great ships that transport the pellets across the Atlantic, so I don't know much more than that.
6 HOURS!!! That's insane!. Must look out that documentary.

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Re: Stocking up.

Post by itsybitsy » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:15 pm

Deeps wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:06 pm
I need to up the cleaning stuff, both for the house and for people. Made a start but for some reason my missus would rather buy 2 things five times rather than just go out and buy 10.
It's psychological. I do the same thing sometimes! :mrgreen:
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Re: Stocking up.

Post by Arzosah » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:49 pm

Jenny, the documentary was on one of the minor freeview channels. If I find the details, I'll post again.
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Re: Stocking up.

Post by grenfell » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm

jennyjj01 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Arzosah wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 pm
Oh, about Just In Time: I saw a documentary about the power plant in ... Hull? ... that runs on imported biomass now. If deliveries of the pellets dry up, it has a maximum of about six hours on hand to cope. After that, it shuts down :( The programme was actually about the socking great ships that transport the pellets across the Atlantic, so I don't know much more than that.
6 HOURS!!! That's insane!. Must look out that documentary.
Wouldn't worrry about it , the factories and superrmarkets that use the power don't keep huge stocks so the power would just go to waste... :D :roll:

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Re: Stocking up.

Post by Stonecarver » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:16 pm

I think the thing to keep an eye out is the numbers of lorries heading towards your city that has superstores since they restock every night
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Re: Stocking up.

Post by Stonecarver » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:26 pm

Which reminds me does anyone KNOW any lorry drivers? They are the canaries in the coalmine in terms of transporting ANYTHING
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Re: Stocking up.

Post by jennyjj01 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:33 pm

grenfell wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Wouldn't worrry about it , the factories and superrmarkets that use the power don't keep huge stocks so the power would just go to waste... :D :roll:
Exactly. Our supply chain is pretty fantastic and it's a wonder that we don't get more and bigger crises than the odd lettuce or lager shortage. If you ever watch a documentary about the production of something simple like bread or canned soup, then the whole world is kind of a component of the process, with ingredients and containers and energy and electronic control systems and transport logistics all synchronised to get products on shelves ( or even home delivered within a time-slot). So many things could go oh so wrong. Take out a uk port of entry or even a foreign supplier's export port, or a power station for a week and the whole country could fall apart.

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Re: Stocking up.

Post by jansman » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:01 pm

Arwen Thebard wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:50 pm
I thought you meant;
Stocking Up.jpg

Seriously though, what specific things did you identify?
Like it! :D

Specific items: OTC meds,cleaning materials,proper bar soap,2 stroke oil,tea ( I am a bit ott on tea),and animal feed.

Regarding Just-in Time: 3 days for food.Tops.I work in the food game.Toyota work on 4 hours!
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Re: Stocking up.

Post by grenfell » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:20 pm

jennyjj01 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:33 pm
grenfell wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Wouldn't worrry about it , the factories and superrmarkets that use the power don't keep huge stocks so the power would just go to waste... :D :roll:
Exactly. Our supply chain is pretty fantastic and it's a wonder that we don't get more and bigger crises than the odd lettuce or lager shortage. If you ever watch a documentary about the production of something simple like bread or canned soup, then the whole world is kind of a component of the process, with ingredients and containers and energy and electronic control systems and transport logistics all synchronised to get products on shelves ( or even home delivered within a time-slot). So many things could go oh so wrong. Take out a uk port of entry or even a foreign supplier's export port, or a power station for a week and the whole country could fall apart.
Fantastic is probably the right word. I can remember watching the news when we had the horse meat scandle and it detailed how far meat was travelling all over Europe for different processing . A lot of Food miles for certain but it all seemed a bit fragile and not at all sensible for a country's food supply routes to be so long.

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