What do you value most?

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Catweazle
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Re: What do you value most?

Post by Catweazle » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:15 pm

Fruit N Nut chocolate.

izzy_mack
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Re: What do you value most?

Post by izzy_mack » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:47 am

Given that we are probably a fairly representative sample and tea seems to be the main "must have" perhaps if anyone is laying aside extra preps for bartering, tea would be a wise choice.

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by ForgeCorvus » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:13 pm

izzy_mack wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:47 am
Given that we are probably a fairly representative sample and tea seems to be the main "must have" perhaps if anyone is laying aside extra preps for bartering, tea would be a wise choice.
An interesting PAW/SF book I read (and keep rereading) had coffee as the go-to barter (almost a currency) item, one scene had someone opening a vac-sealed brick much to the shock of the rest of the party.

I was told that the Gov. had plans in the event of the Cold War going hot, to send the Home Fleet via Suez to ensure a supply.
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Re: What do you value most?

Post by Mad Scientist » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:34 pm

Coffee!! Thankfully we have loads of tea and our daughter would vote for Cola. Hubby would vote for chocolate or crisps.

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Re: What do you value most?

Post by jansman » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:27 am

ForgeCorvus wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:13 pm
izzy_mack wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:47 am
Given that we are probably a fairly representative sample and tea seems to be the main "must have" perhaps if anyone is laying aside extra preps for bartering, tea would be a wise choice.
An interesting PAW/SF book I read (and keep rereading) had coffee as the go-to barter (almost a currency) item, one scene had someone opening a vac-sealed brick much to the shock of the rest of the party.

I was told that the Gov. had plans in the event of the Cold War going hot, to send the Home Fleet via Suez to ensure a supply.
Here is a link to an excellent site.This deals with Cold War emergency feeding.I cannot find the link about the importance of tea in the British diet,but you are definitely correct about the government of the day realising that fact.

https://www.subbrit.org.uk/categories/civil-defence/
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Re: What do you value most?

Post by GillyBee » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:32 am

My WW2 history book explained that tea was going to be rebranded to a "national brand" as was done for other rationed goods but there was such an outcry that they had to abandon the idea and let people continue to buy their favourite blend in order to maintain morale.

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