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Old 03-15-20, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
​​​​​​There are a few things going on here:
  • We might face a 2+ week quarantine
  • If you run out of one thing you can usually find a substitute, but there aren't many things that will take the place of TP
  • Hoarders wanting to turn a profit
  • It's more noticable when somebody buys 15 packages of TP than black beans
  • You can use TP to blow your nose or start a fire
  • You can make a DYI face mask from TP and rubber bands
Gee, thanks, McGuyver. I would have never thought of that. Beats those guys wearing their tighty-whiteys I've seen...
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Old 03-15-20, 09:19 AM
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It's getting crazy out there. Passed through the Narita airport in Japan last week. The place is usually a sea of humanity and all the hustle and bustle therein but it was a quiet ghost town. Spooky.
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Old 03-15-20, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I will have to venture to the metropolis of Hondo tomorrow to Walmart for some prescriptions. I知 glad I took my Captain Kirk Karate course earlier today off You Tube. I need to be prepared especially for those crazy abuelas ( Spanish for mexican grandmother ) affectionate not derogatory. Seriously I expect everyone to be polite and civil. I will report later.
Went on a food run into town I made it back alive but damn you can稚 buy beer until noon and it was 10:30 Bread was low and the TP scarce but nobody was hoarding anything just routine Sunday morning shopping. I will be back later at the Walmart pharmacy that might be different. The cops tossed some jack wagon out of the Walmart parking lot trying to sell TP at overinflated prices. According to the convenience store cashier where I stopped to get Monster Energy drink.
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Old 03-15-20, 11:14 AM
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I知 here Hondo Walmart. I found the source and scored lol



I made it

I found it but no bread or eggs

I completed the mission everybody hanging out will be happy
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Old 03-15-20, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
These stores are a mad house!!! People crawling over each other to get to the rice. Fist fights breaking out between dads in the chip aisle!!! All hell is breaking loose. The beer aisle is full of people drinking beer!
The state-run liquor stores in the four counties surrounding Philly are set to close on Tuesday. Have not heard if they have extended that to the city, but it resulted in panic buying yesterday. Some grocery stores have wine licenses, and I can always hop over the bridge to NJ, where all booze/wine sales are private.
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Old 03-15-20, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Gee, thanks, McGuyver. I would have never thought of that. Beats those guys wearing their tighty-whiteys I've seen...
I'm not saying you should make masks out of TP, I don't think they'd work very well as virus filters. I'm saying the fact that it can be done is part of why people are buying so much.
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Old 03-15-20, 11:58 AM
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Old 03-15-20, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
The state-run liquor stores in the four counties surrounding Philly are set to close on Tuesday. Have not heard if they have extended that to the city, but it resulted in panic buying yesterday. Some grocery stores have wine licenses, and I can always hop over the bridge to NJ, where all booze/wine sales are private.
The marijuana stores I've driven by still have cars parked outside. I think that's why most people are so calm (and hungry) while a few are really paranoid.
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Old 03-15-20, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I知 here Hondo Walmart. I found the source and scored lol



I made it

I found it but no bread or eggs

I completed the mission everybody hanging out will be happy
Looks like a week's worth at best. Then what?
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
Looks like a week's worth at best. Then what?
weeks worth? That痴 only for this afternoon when you have a Big Foot in the group that can out drink the normal human 3 to 1 you need to be prepared. I知 going to smoke some chickens and since the group has some educators they are enjoying their extended break under the circumstances. But yeah I知 thinking if the beer supply runs out, Hondo and the whole of Medina County will be in chaos Beer must be dropped in by parachute or helicopter.
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Damn! Must be terrible to live in a place that bans real, tasty beer. A horse would be embarrassed to pee that store's selection...
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But I'm sure it is pretty cheap and all...
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Old 03-15-20, 01:10 PM
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Oh! I have a question for you Hondo Gravel , how do you keep those chickens lit? I bet they go out pretty quick. Do you put them in a pipe or roll 'em in papers?
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Old 03-15-20, 01:23 PM
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I love you too ahsposo I’m saving this cold cheap be for you. With my favorite koozie


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Do like that coozie! Learn to line up the drinking hole right when you load it and your lips will never have to search for it in the dark! Those fins will be your guide...
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Old 03-15-20, 04:38 PM
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Just have a cold one
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After thinking about it I think I will get into the Ramen Noodle black market trade. I bought a bunch of it a few weeks ago after having my molar pulled. I have a lot left over... I would use my bike to transport the noodles and make sales but I could easily get mugged. I best use my truck in the Ramen Noodle trade. I think shrimp flavor will be more than chicken or beef. We will see. Now I know Ramen is a sodium bomb but that is on you. Makes great camping food. Boil those noodles then add canned chicken let it cool and you got a protein-carb perfect recovery meal after a long hike or ride.
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I had a friend back in the day who'd eat ramen noodles raw. Said they were crunchy like potato chips. Then he'd mix the spice pack into a glass of water and down it.
I'm kind of a ramen aficionado. The best ramen restaurant in San Diego, Tajima, has mind-blowingly delicious tonkotsu broth, and handmade noodles with amazing taste and chew. But the high-end instant noodle industry has some really great options too. Go check out theramenrater.com, he has an app you can install so when you're in the store you can scan barcodes and look up his reviews.

For the el cheapo Top Ramen level, my recommendation is to throw out the soup 'flavor' salt packets, and make 'Dragon Noodles' instead. After boiling and draining the noodle block(s), stir fry with butter, and a sauce made from mixing soy sauce, sriracha and brown sugar (all 1 tbsp per noodle block). Fry in an egg, and goodies like green onions, frozen mixed veg, diced spam, awesome! So many variations:
https://www.budgetbytes.com/spicy-noodles/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/lime-shrimp-dragon-noodles/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/pork-peanut-dragon-noodles/

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Thanks for the noodle tips. I’m making my first black market noodle sale today. This order has a can of chicken while supplies last.


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I'm kind of a ramen aficionado. The best ramen restaurant in San Diego, Tajima, has mind-blowingly delicious tonkotsu broth, and handmade noodles with amazing taste and chew. But the high-end instant noodle industry has some really great options too. Go check out theramenrater.com, he has an app you can install so when you're in the store you can scan barcodes and look up his reviews.

For the el cheapo Top Ramen level, my recommendation is to throw out the soup 'flavor' salt packets, and make 'Dragon Noodles' instead. After boiling and draining the noodle block, stir fry with butter, and a sauce made from mixing soy sauce, sriracha and brown sugar (all 1 tbsp per noodle block). Fry in an egg, and goodies like green onions, frozen mixed veg, diced spam, awesome! So many variations:
https://www.budgetbytes.com/spicy-noodles/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/lime-shrimp-dragon-noodles/
https://www.budgetbytes.com/pork-peanut-dragon-noodles/
I've followed her FB feed for a while. Nice how she breaks down the cost per batch and per portion.
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This was another good one I remember, using evaporated milk instead of bechamel for gooey mac & cheese:
https://www.budgetbytes.com/will-skillet-mac-cheese/
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This was another good one I remember, using evaporated milk instead of bechamel for gooey mac & cheese:
https://www.budgetbytes.com/will-skillet-mac-cheese/
Maybe I'll give it a shot. M&C (homemade or box) has never done much for me.
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I have a nostalgic in my heart for Kraft boxed M&C, but I consider it a completely different foodstuff than really good mac&cheese (much like I love Taco Bell, but consider it to be a completely separate category than actual Mexican food). Outback's is good, so is Panera's. Probably a lot of chemicals involved to get that glossy, creamy, silky sauce, not easy to reproduce at home.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Damn! Must be terrible to live in a place that bans real, tasty beer. A horse would be embarrassed to pee that store's selection...
Hey, they have Lone Star and Miller.

Those will keep you plenty hydrated while you battle the plague.
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I had a friend back in the day who'd eat ramen noodles raw. Said they were crunchy like potato chips. Then he'd mix the spice pack into a glass of water and down it.
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I tried them like that once. I think I will boil them..
Brother was home on leave from stationed in Korea. He grabs a raw ramen noodle and takes a big bite out of it. I was looking at him like, "Dude?" and he says, "this is a LOT different than Ramen in Korea. Real Ramen is awesome uncooked."
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I had a friend back in the day who'd eat ramen noodles raw. Said they were crunchy like potato chips. Then he'd mix the spice pack into a glass of water and down it.
There are ramen packs that are meant to be eaten raw. You open it up, crunch the brick apart, pour over a pack of flavor powder, and eat it like potato chips or some other crunchy snack.

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