Jump to content

Recommended Posts

 How many are wishing they had that  cabin in the woods to go  visit for a spell?   I mean, it's not been too bad, so far, but the grocery stores are empty, and the rumors are spreading as fast as the virus,  which  is pretty fast in my state... and I long for a cabin in the woods, near a little lake.

  • Like 1

"I smell blood and an era of prominent madmen"

W. H. Auden
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 13
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I guess that  is as good an excuse as any! LOL    I see signs of another panic here in Florida, and for good reason.   I can't believe the stupidity of people.  I was in public, wearing my mask, and a

How many are wishing they had that  cabin in the woods to go  visit for a spell?   I mean, it's not been too bad, so far, but the grocery stores are empty, and the rumors are spreading as fast as the 

I'd love a deadly cabin in the woods right now.  I've got food for a  few months,  toilet paper for a month or so. As long as it has   running water, I"m good!  

Seesthru, a cabin in the woods by a lake sounds glorious.

  • Like 1

DarleneSignaturePic1.jpg

"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

Link to post
Share on other sites

When I was in Palm Beach last week, the food stores were nearly empty, all of them, and I know the area pretty well. No meats, except stuff you wouldn't feed your dog, no breads/pastas/baked goods, very little dairy/eggs, no cleaning supplies or toiletries. I felt like I was in a Soviet bread line! NYC's food supplies are much better, except for bathroom tissue which is strange given COVID-19 manifests as a respiratory illness, not a digestive one. Florida's in a lock down now, it wasn't then. NYC is practically closed down in areas, but some people aren't really obeying authorities in staying home.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, Gotham Gal said:

Or deadly...

 I'd love a deadly cabin in the woods right now.  I've got food for a  few months,  toilet paper for a month or so. As long as it has   running water, I"m good!

 

  • HaHa! 2

"I smell blood and an era of prominent madmen"

W. H. Auden
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

The  local grocery has  some meat, and some eggs, but the  prices are double.  Some bread,  I didn't check pricing.   The fresh produce looks rotted.   Then again, it's that way half the time anyway.  No   toilet paper, no disinfectant,  But plenty of some of the foods I like that no one else does.

"I smell blood and an era of prominent madmen"

W. H. Auden
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/28/2020 at 5:27 PM, seesthru said:

 I'd love a deadly cabin in the woods right now.  I've got food for a  few months,  toilet paper for a month or so. As long as it has   running water, I"m good!

 

Gosh, Old Man, what kind of food do you eat that will keep a few months? Canned corn and Spam? Ick. I'm still puzzling over the toilet paper shortages, which apparently you have in the U.K., as well. It keeps though, so why not?

I feel so lucky, I got a dozen organic eggs this week! It's recently been like how I'd imagine breadlines to be in the former Soviet Union around here! Back to normal, please!

  • HaHa! 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not the old man, but  the kinds of foods that  I eat that last a few months are :

canned tuna

canned ravioli

dehydrated hamburger, dehydrated bell pepper, dehydrated mushrooms,  and some canned spaghetti sauce,  and pasta

canned veggies like  green beans, asparagus.

freeze dried fruit

jerky

instant mashed potatoes, baby reds flavor.

canned diced tomatoes, 

shelf stable milk.  Yep!  Not  evaporated, but shelf stable, in a carton.    Good for cooking with

crackers

canned fruit

Peanut butter

flour

I can make tomato soup with the tomatoes and milk,    and flour.  It can use some butter, but  unless I make ghee, no butter!

Make spaghetti.  yum!

canned asparagus is okay.

 

I can do canned corn, mixed with rice.  Or canned peas mixed with rice.  I grew up on canned vegetables.   I   had to acquire a taste for fresh veggies sometime after adulthood.

 

Anyway, You get the drift.  It might not be gourmet, but it's doable.  Oh yeah, smoked oysters in a can.  No spam.  No vienna sausages...

 

candy

instant oatmeal

 

 

  • Like 1

"I smell blood and an era of prominent madmen"

W. H. Auden
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Content

    • By The Old Man
      This week the lock down began to ease in the UK, at least in England. Each nation is kind of doing its own thing. With the easing of restrictions and a spell hot weather, people immediately flocked to the beaches and social distancing went completely out of the window, despite calls to be sensible the day before. So disappointing to see so many people risking their lives, their children's lives and the the lives of others for a chance to lie on a beach. The seaside resort of Bournemouth actually declared a state of emergency with an estimated half a million people on the beach. 
       

       
      What truly grinds my ouro's was the way they left so much litter, plastic, rubbish behind, even soiled nappies for heaven's sake. Whisky. Tango, Foxtrot. Have they learnt nothing, watching people for the last few months suffering on ventilators, healthcare workers battling double shifts and putting themselves at risk for others? Totally ashamed once again of the actions of a minority representing the majority And risking the progress and sacrifices made.
      Currently looking a lot quieter on the beach...
      https://magicseaweed.com/Live-Bournemouth-Webcam/16/
    • By Gotham Gal
      I wonder if I had Covid 19 as I was in Asia for the later part of last year and was laid up over the holidays with a flu like I'd never had.  Couldn't stop coughing and I hardly ever get coughs with these seasonal bugs, and definitely not like that. Thing was, this Covid-19 hadn't yet been identified in late December, so there was no test.  It lasted longer than I would've expected with an ordinary flu. Believe me, you self-quarantine just out of sheer exhaustion.Being young and healthy sure helps! Wouldn't want to spread it, but maybe I inadvertently did. Yikes.
    • By Earthnut
      Marburg virus disease
      https://www.who.int/health-topics/marburg-virus-disease/#tab=tab_1
      Human infection with Marburg virus disease (MVD) initially results from prolonged exposure to mines or caves inhabited by Rousettus bat colonies.
      Once an individual is infected with the virus, Marburg can spread through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids.
      The incubation period (the time that passes from infection to onset of symptoms) varies from 2 to 21 days.
      ~     ~     ~
      Influenza
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza
      Signs and symptoms
      Approximately 33% of people with influenza are asymptomatic.
      Symptoms of influenza can start quite suddenly one to two days after infection. Usually the first symptoms are chills and body aches, but fever is also common early in the infection, with body temperatures ranging from 38 to 39 °C (approximately 100 to 103 °F).  Many people are so ill that they are confined to bed for several days, with aches and pains throughout their bodies, which are worse in their backs and legs.
      Symptoms of influenza

      Fever and chills
      Cough
      Nasal congestion
      Runny nose
      Sore throat
      Hoarseness
      Earache
      Muscle pains
      Fatigue
      Headache
      Irritated, watering eyes
      Reddened eyes, skin (especially face), mouth, throat and nose
      Petechial rash
      In children, gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain (may be severe in children with influenza B)
      It can be difficult to distinguish between the common cold and influenza in the early stages of these infections. Influenza symptoms are a mixture of symptoms of common cold and pneumonia, body ache, headache, and fatigue. Diarrhea is not usually a symptom of influenza in adults, although it has been seen in some human cases of the H5N1 "bird flu" and can be a symptom in children. The symptoms most reliably seen in influenza are shown in the adjacent table.
      The specific combination of fever and cough has been found to be the best predictor; diagnostic accuracy increases with a body temperature above 38 °C (100.4 °F).  Two decision analysis studies suggest that during local outbreaks of influenza, the prevalence will be over 70%.  Even in the absence of a local outbreak, diagnosis may be justified in the elderly during the influenza season as long as the prevalence is over 15%.
      The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains an up-to-date summary of available laboratory tests.[36] According to the CDC, rapid diagnostic tests have a sensitivity of 50–75% and specificity of 90–95% when compared with viral culture.
      Occasionally, influenza can cause severe illness including primary viral pneumonia or secondary bacterial pneumonia. The obvious symptom is trouble breathing. In addition, if a child (or presumably an adult) seems to be getting better and then relapses with a high fever, that is a danger sign since this relapse can be bacterial pneumonia.
      Sometimes, influenza may have abnormal presentations, like confusion in the elderly and a sepsis-like syndrome in the young.
      Emergency warning signs
      Shortness of breath
      Chest pain
      Dizziness
      Confusion
      Extreme vomiting
      Flu symptoms that improve but then relapse with a high fever and severe cough (can be bacterial pneumonia)
      Cyanosis
      High fever and a rash.
      Inability to drink fluids
      Signs of dehydration
      (in infants) Far fewer wet diapers than usual
      (in infants) No tears when crying.
      ~     ~     ~
      These are 6 of the main differences between flu and coronavirus
      https://www.technologyreview.com/f/615341/flu-vs-coronavirus-6-differences/?utm_source=join1440&utm_medium=email&utm_placement=etcetera
      The World Health Organization has released a report outlining the differences between the flu and coronavirus.
      There are some obvious similarities: 
      They both spread by contact. Touching a contaminated person or surface and then touching your face is a surefire way to get sick. (It is also possible that Covid-19 can be spread via droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough or sneeze.)
      Many of the symptoms are similar: They both target the respiratory system, and in varying ways. Both cause fevers, tiredness and coughing. Severe respiratory cases can become pneumonia, which can kill. 
      This story is part of our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak.  You can also sign up to our dedicated newsletter.
      Here are six differences between coronavirus and the flu:
      — Coronavirus appears to spread more slowly than the flu. This is probably the biggest difference between the two. The flu has a shorter incubation period (the time it takes for an infected person to show symptoms) and a shorter serial interval (or the time between successive cases). Coronavirus’s serial interval is around five to six days, while flu’s gap between cases is more like three days, the WHO says. So flu still spreads more quickly.
      — Shedding: Viral shedding is what happens when a virus has infected a host, has reproduced, and is now being released into the environment. It is what makes a patient infectious. Some people start shedding the coronavirus within two days of contracting it, and before they show symptoms, although this probably isn’t the main way it is spreading, the WHO says. (However, one non-peer-reviewed article this week also suggests that coronavirus patients are shedding huge amounts of the virus in these early stages, when they have either no symptoms or just mild ones.) The flu virus typically sheds in the first two days after symptoms start, and this can last for up to a week. But a study in the Lancet this week, which looked at patients in China, showed that survivors were still shedding the coronavirus for around 20 days (or until death). One was still shedding at 37 days, while the shortest time detected was eight days. This suggests coronavirus patients remain contagious for much longer than those with flu.
      — Secondary infections. As if contracting coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, it leads to about two more secondary infections on average. The flu can sometimes cause a secondary infection, usually pneumonia, but it’s rare for a flu patient to get two infections after the flu. The WHO warned that context is key (someone who contracts coronavirus might already have been fighting another condition, for example).
      — Don’t blame snotty kids—adults are passing coronavirus around. While kids are the primary culprits for flu transmission, this coronavirus seems to be passed between adults. That also means adults are getting hit hardest—especially those who are older and have underlying medical conditions. Experts are baffled as to why kids seem protected from the worst effects of the coronavirus, according to the Washington Post. Some say they might already have some immunity from other versions of the coronavirus that appear in the common cold; another theory is that kids’ immune systems are always on high alert and might simply be faster than adults’ in battling Covid-19.
      — Coronavirus is far deadlier than the flu. Thus far, the mortality rate for coronavirus (the number of reported cases divided by the number of deaths) is around 3% to 4%, although it’s likely to be lower because many cases have not yet been reported. The flu’s rate is 0.1%. 
      — There is no cure or vaccine for the coronavirus. Not yet, anyway, although work is under way. There is, however, a flu vaccine—and everyone should get it, not least because being vaccinated could help lessen the load on overstretched medical services in the coming weeks.
      ~     ~     ~
      Personal Note ~ People are recovering.  According to the Worldometer, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/, as of writing this, the following are live numbers:
      Coronavirus Cases
      133,100

      Deaths:
      4,949

      Recovered:
      68,898
       
      ACTIVE CASES
      59,253
      Currently Infected Patients
      53,330 (90%)
      in Mild Condition
      5,923 (10%)
      Serious or Critical

      CLOSED CASES
      73,847
      Cases which had an outcome:
      68,898 (93%)
      Recovered / Discharged
      4,949 (7%)
      Deaths
       

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Terms of Use Privacy Policy Guidelines