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by sheddi
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98698

Re: COVID-19 Thread

A very quick update while I'm cooking dinnner:

UK:
5683 confirmed cases (+665)
281 deaths (+48)

At face value that's a slowing of the rate of increase from yesterday, but I really wouldn't hang any hopes on that. We've had outliers in the past and I suspect this is another.
by sheddi
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Stocks, Retirement funds -- Post Economic Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: Stocks, Retirement funds -- Post Economic Crash

I've got at least ten years to go before I'm going to start spending my retirement funds. I'm sticking with it. The cash value of the fund is down about 15% (it's not all stock market) so this month's contribution will buy a larger number of units than last month's did.. I'm hoping that by 2030 we'l...
by sheddi
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62693

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Here in the UK it's been a slow Sunday. It's Mother's Day, which would usually involve a walk in the countryside and lunch out somewhere. The weather's great so the walk happened but lunch was off. I'll be cooking at home for dinner instead. Mrs Sheddi and I spoke with both our mothers; they're in g...
by sheddi
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62693

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Hampshire has 138 confirmed (which effectively means hospitalised) cases, that's roughly 10 cases per 100k poulation. For comparison, central London has closer to 50 cases per 100k population. Tomorrow morning I'm hoping to venture out to Lidl. Went to Lidl, arrived before 9am. Plenty of produce on ...
by sheddi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98698

Re: COVID-19 Thread

The UK as a whole has 3983 cases, a daily increase of 714 ( source, live site, will change daily ). We have 177 deaths and 79 recovered. Interestingly, London has ~10% of the UK population but ~40% of cases (1588). It seems the pandemic is more advanced in London than the rest of the UK. One London ...
by sheddi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 56
Views: 6701

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

Not sure if this counts as a second wind for prepping, but here in the UK it's noticeable just how many times individuals, organisations and even our government have said that the preps they made for Brexit-related supply chain disruption are proving invaluable for COVID-19. That turned out to be a...
by sheddi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62693

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

The situation around me hasn't changed much since yesterday (although I've not really gone very far to investigate). My children have now finished school, most probably until the new school year starts in September. My eldest's exams have been cancelled and he will be assigned grades based on his sc...
by sheddi
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT
Replies: 25
Views: 7813

Re: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT

I don't know about you, but my Brexit planning is coming in very useful right now. I've heard (well, read) the same from others.
by sheddi
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"
Replies: 54
Views: 7212

Re: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"

Not sure if it's a bug-in tip or not, but I've got a little (1/2 oz, or so) pocket-sized spray bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Or I did, until it ran out today. So I've refilled it with the denatured alcohol I use in my Traangia alcohol stove. It doesnt't smell of lime much anymore, and I m...
by sheddi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are we prepared for this?
Replies: 19
Views: 2129

Re: Are we prepared for this?

Some great replies in this thread.

My family (wife and two teenagers) watch the news and keep up to date with developments but thay have never asked "do we have enough food?"

My wife did ask if I have any extra TP stashed anywhere (that's in addition to the stuff she knows about) ...
by sheddi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4739
Views: 307318

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Having finally caught up with the last 12 pages of this thread, my takehome is ... Whelp my 90 day prediction didn't work out. I'm going to go ahead and make another one. World Economy is over and done with. We will all be eating out of dumpsters by the end of say... March. Remember you heard it her...
by sheddi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"
Replies: 54
Views: 7212

Re: "COVID-19 Bug In tips exchange"

Not sure if it's a bug-in tip or not, but I've got a little (1/2 oz, or so) pocket-sized spray bottle of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Or I did, until it ran out today. So I've refilled it with the denatured alcohol I use in my Traangia alcohol stove. It doesnt't smell of lime much anymore, and I ma...
by sheddi
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62693

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

77 cases in Hampshire now but no eaasy way to identify how many deaths. The slightly worrying numbers from the gov.uk website here is that we're 103 deaths but only 65 recovered; I guess it's because death taakes less time to confirm! Further to Wee Drop's latest updates, English schools close on Fr...
by sheddi
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98698

Re: COVID-19 Thread

In news of "really, monstrously, horrifically bad ideas"...... https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-inmates-coronvirus-release As coronavirus runs rampant through Iran’s overstuffed and dilapidated prisons, the embattled regime this week announced that it had freed some 85,000 inmates in a desperate ...
by sheddi
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98698

Re: COVID-19 Thread

Today the UK Government finally got their act together and gave a proper press briefing rather than leaking snippets to their favoured journalists. Highlights (if that's the right word, there are longer versions on YouTube if you are interested): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REEjXMeW7c4 - Individu...
by sheddi
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1087
Views: 62693

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Hampshire, central Southern England. (If you look at a map of the UK, in the middle of the south coast there's a large island [the Isle of Wight]. Hampshire is immediately inland of it, but excludes the two large port cities Southampton and Portsmouth.) Per this link Hampshire has 55 of the UK's 154...
by sheddi
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?
Replies: 56
Views: 6701

Re: Will Prepping Get a Second Wind in 2020?

Not sure if this counts as a second wind for prepping, but here in the UK it's noticeable just how many times individuals, organisations and even our government have said that the preps they made for Brexit-related supply chain disruption are proving invaluable for COVID-19. It seems if you can give...
by sheddi
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98698

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

The latest infographic from Italy is here: https://www.epicentro.iss.it/coronavirus/bollettino/Infografica_15marzo%20ENG.pdf It's not pleasant reading. 22512 confirmed cases 2026 of those are healthcare workers 1625 fatalities (an overall CFR-to-date of 7.2%) CFRs are up slightly on those from Frida...
by sheddi
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?
Replies: 33
Views: 4751

Re: Any Newbies Here Because of Coronavirus?

A bit like Ever, I'm not a newbie but have been mostly away from ZS for most of three years (due to politics, both domestic & foreign).

But I'm back now :)
by sheddi
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1612
Views: 98698

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Hi folk, Sheddi here from the UK. I've been mostly away from ZS for, er, three years :? but thought I'd come back and see what's going on here with Covid-19. It's great to see so many of the old gang still here! It's even lured Vicarious Lee back out of retirement, much like me :D So, Ive skimmed th...
by sheddi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT
Replies: 25
Views: 7813

Re: Brits told to stockpile food in case of hard BREXIT

Ms Elgarf has got one of the larger UK newspapers to pick up her story: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/14/i-dont-trust-the-government-to-look-after-me-or-my-dog-meet-the-brexit-stockpilers Elgarf is also clear about why she is talking to me. “So come April and there’s no Epilim in the...
by sheddi
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: UK based members
Replies: 6
Views: 3422

Re: UK based members

My first post in more than a year and yes, I ain't dead yet :-) We might even get a few more members if this sort of story continues in the national press: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jan/14/i-dont-trust-the-government-to-look-after-me-or-my-dog-meet-the-brexit-stockpilers Apologies fo...
by sheddi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 629
Views: 111637

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

zombiepreparation wrote:How did it go?
Well, I'm not dead yet!

Sorry, cpmpletely forgot that I'd promised to give this thread an update. They baked OK and tasted as good as they always do :)
by sheddi
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: West Coast Is About To Get Pummeled!
Replies: 43
Views: 4261

Re: West Coast Is About To Get Pummeled!

Your storms are making the news here in the UK, which makes a change from the politics :)

It's being reported that they have hit southern California hardest. That's the bit that was still in drought, IIRC, so hopefully once the immediate effects have passed it will help a bit with that?

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