Do we need to buy more food before lockdown

@hotsummer (12854)
Philippines
August 1, 2021 7:08am CST
People are not panicking like last year But i don't know if i should buy ots of stock. It's 2 week lockdown next week here. But then i think i should also be ready even when lockdown is over. I don't know how much cases would increase in the next two weeks lockdown and after that. It is not easy to buy lot of groceries
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@allen0187 (53295)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Better to purchase more than enough to last you two weeks rather than ran out of stock.
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@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Have you bought your groceries also. Does it mean you would not buy anymore during lockdown. I don't know if they will be as strict asvlast years ecq. Maybe they will still allow more people to go to work or APOR
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@florelway (20248)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Aug
@hotsummer Apor are allowed. But sometimes it's so.much hazzles at the borders. Many checkpoints and queing is terrible.
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@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
@florelway I'm not working. So I'm not apor. So I'm just allowed to go out for groceries during lockdown. Yes i see on the news the hassle of queing.
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@m_audrey6788 (51201)
• Germany
1 Aug
Well, it depends on the situation there. Here people have a time to buy their food daily. We don`t have to buy too much only enough for a week. Even if it is lockdown we don`t worry too much.
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@asianlady (2581)
• Ireland
1 Aug
That's right, we can still go to LIDL anytime even if it's lockdown. I'm just happy that it's over now. No more lockdown.
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• Germany
1 Aug
@asianlady Yes. Glad to know that there is no lockdown anymore in your place. Here too
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@asianlady (2581)
• Ireland
1 Aug
@m_audrey6788 High-five... I'm very happy too, that there's no lockdown. Although we are still required to wear a mask.
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@florelway (20248)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Aug
You should stock on meat, fish, eggs, veggies. wrap leafy veggies like lettuce in paper and put in ref. It's not good to.stock up on canned goods anyway your barangay and LGU will give ayuda. Right now we haven't touched those canned goods given to us. Sardines, beef loaf, corned beef. But the rice we cook it, plus canned goods not healthy. You can marinate the meat with aoy sauce or calamansi and put in the freezer. You can also cook adobo and put and divide in zip locks and put in freezer. Anytime you use it you can just put in microwave or heat them in a pan, make sure mainit na mainit.
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@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Yes because canned goods isn't healthy, i avoid opening them. Does marinating with soy sauce extend the freshness of meat. Do i freeze it or just put in chiller when marinated. I plan to buy fish and soak it in vinegar with garlic. Cut in small portion.
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@florelway (20248)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
1 Aug
@hotsummer fine to put in chiller. Your meat wash them properly and drain them properly before putting in the freezer. Put in individual pack what you consume in one cooking so you don't thaw those you will not use. Yes fish soaked in vinegar and garlic lasts long too put in covered container and refrigerate. Cook paksiw let it cool, put in freezer.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
@florelway how do You know i am thinking of paksiw. Hehe. Yes its better to separate meat in smaller batches
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@Rashnag (19449)
• Surat, India
1 Aug
You should stock it properly because in lockdown it becomes difficult to go out much and stocks might get finished. That's my opinion
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@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Yes That's true. It can be difficult to buy during lockdown. I should buy more indeed
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@Rashnag (19449)
• Surat, India
1 Aug
@hotsummer ok dear
@marlina (131055)
• Canada
1 Aug
Stock up wisely
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@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Yes though still not sure what i should buy more. But i think I'll buy more tomato sauce and noodles. Cause i want to eat more spaghetti
@LadyDuck (354041)
• Switzerland
1 Aug
I stocked food during the past few weeks just because I want to be prepared.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Yes it's better to always be prepared
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@LadyDuck (354041)
• Switzerland
2 Aug
@hotsummer The virus is still around and dangerous, I expect new restrictions.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
2 Aug
@LadyDuck there are no good news yet
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@cahaya1983 (11310)
• Malaysia
1 Aug
I remember people flooding the supermarkets panic buying before our first lockdown last year. But this time most people have learned that supermarkets still remain open throughout the lockdown so when we has a second and third one, they don't do that anymore.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
2 Aug
Yes i think people do not do panic buying anymore. I was not able to stock up on the first ecq. But now, this time i think I'll need to be more prepared though. Though the supermarkets would always be open. What about the malls are they closing the stalls inside the malls and only open the groceries.
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@cahaya1983 (11310)
• Malaysia
2 Aug
@hotsummer All restaurants are closed for dine-in, but food delivery and pick-ups are allowed. Actually people have pushed for shops like computer stores and book stores to be open too because of the online learning and people working from home, so those businesses have recently opened again.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
2 Aug
@cahaya1983 Yes all are for pick up and delivery only
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@BelleStarr (61352)
• United States
2 Aug
I think the only thing that would be a problem for me would be milk, we use a lot of milk.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
2 Aug
Oh You use gallons i guess
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@BelleStarr (61352)
• United States
3 Aug
@hotsummer yes we do and not shelf stable either
@noni1959 (8608)
• United States
2 Aug
We have shortages here because no one wants to work so things have been out-of-stock. I am going to stock up on a few things as I find them.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
2 Aug
Oh That's sad to know. Hopefully things will get better there
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@noni1959 (8608)
• United States
7 Aug
@hotsummer Thank you. There are so many jobs available but some are demanding higher pay or they won't work. That doesn't make sense at all.
@prinzcy (32596)
• Malaysia
5 Aug
If you can still go out, just buy enough for two weeks. Even if the lockdown got extend, you still can stock up later.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
5 Aug
Yes i think i still do not need more Than what we have bought already. We can still go out anyway to buy in case we will run out.
@youless (105448)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Aug
In fact I have changed my habits and I will make sure I have enough food and other groceries at home in case of any accidents.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
3 Aug
Oh That's good you do prepare well. Still I'm not good in preparation
@Anqaya (2198)
• India
2 Aug
Yes. You're right. It's very tough buy a lot of anything. Specially in my place.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
2 Aug
Yes. It's not that easy to plan what to buy. Specially if we get tired the food we have on stock
• Philippines
2 Aug
I think it's better to have a lot of stock just to be sure.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
2 Aug
Ok I'm just hoping what we bought will keep us satisfied
@Scrapper88 (3325)
• United States
1 Aug
It would not hurt if you could get a little extra food in your home. Something else might come up to where you might need it.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Yes better have a lot more than why I need than lacking something on that 2 weeks of lockdown
@prashu228 (35880)
• India
1 Aug
That's what we did ...before lockdown when the pandemic started..we stocked up most of the things which we could get in short time.
@hotsummer (12854)
• Philippines
1 Aug
Oh that's a lot of groceries
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