I had a long conversation with a colleague from Venezuela, it made me reconsider my 'hoard' and medical supplies, the situation in Venezuela has been going on for a number of years, and for most people it has been impossible to get over the counter medicines such as pain relief, hay fever tables, antiseptic creams, skin creams, vitamins, toothpaste, mouth washes, etc. for the duration of this time. These items are just not available, and when they are they are so expensive they are not affordable.... By the time the situation went from so-so to bad it was too late for people to stock up.
So while I have very limited space available for a hoard / stockpile - what ever you want to call it, I am prioritizing medicine supplies - and shampoo, etc. I am aiming at building up a couple of years worth of things we need or may need. Thankfully I have been able to plan and shop carefully with the aim of building up to it over the next 6 months, and most of it are items we would use anyway so while the initial outlay is expensive, it is not overall costing much.