BRITS are turning to online “hamster lists” for advice on what food and essentials to stock up on in case of a no-deal Brexit.
The lists include stockpiling underwear, condoms and Calpol, as well as spirits and tobacco which can be used to “trade if the currency bombs”.
Panicked shoppers have been spooked by warnings that food prices could shoot up or imports blocked at Channel ports if Mrs May fails to reach an agreement with the EU regarding Britain’s departure.
Changing habits means that the UK relies on foreign imports to supply Brits with non-seasonal goods all year around like strawberries and salad.
But fears that these goods may no longer be available from March 29 have sparked shoppers to share tips on what goods are necessary to stock up on.
Panic-buyers on Mumsnet have been sharing stories over the past year in a topic tagged “Preppers” discussing what medicines and toiletries should be hoarded, while also giving tips on how to make perishable foods last longer in storage.
One user wrote: “I have bought extra pasta, jars, baked beans, long life milk, noodles, tinned fruit and veg, flour and stuff to bake bread, and the kids favourite cereals so that we can ride the first few weeks without having to do a shop.”
One parent has even spent the last year “stashing” away underwear one size too big for each of their family members to grow into, as well as nappies and jarred baby food to get them through the next “six to eight months”.
Others are stockpiling bottles of Piriton, nasal sprays, cal-pol, paracetamol and plasters, as well as booking in for flu jabs before Britain leaves the EU.
One thread, titled “BREXIT Stash – how long will your stash last?”, is willing with over 100 comments from users offering tips on rehydration packaging to make food last longer in storage.
Back in December, Brits were told that they may have to change their diets if we leave the bloc without a deal in preparation for possible shortages.
At the end of last year, we reported how one “Doomsday Prepper” spends thousands of pounds stockpiling food rations and an axe amid fears Brexit will spark riots.
Damning reports have warned that no deal chaos could see food shortages in Ireland as well as bodies remaining uncollected and rubbish piling up in the street.
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