Just in case there’s a run on banks it could be a good time for South Africans
in London to stock up on basic survival & essentials goods. Just to get through
any periods of not being able to access your bank account. Not that that is likely. The last time that kind of thing happened was way back in the 1930’s.
Oh yes and last weekend if you were a Natwest or RBS customer
Here’s my list of essentials which I thought to share, that you could use as a guide to save time. I am making plans to get through at least 5 to 7 days without being able to access my account.
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21 x 1kg Pap - Main survival item. Can be eaten dry if they switch the water off.
82 x 500g Nik Naks
Some may say that is too much, but better to avoid arguments, so everyone of the two of you has their own packets. We need to stick together in tough times especially if the water is switched off
35 x Bottles of Mrs Ball’s Chutney
One of the most versatile of survival products. Mrs Balls can be used on the pap, as a dip for the Nic Naks and can be drunk ...again... if the water is switched off. One can also mix a spoonful with water (if it has not been turned off) and it can taste a bit like a sweet sherry to be used for 5th day survival celebrations.
700 x Fizzer bars
Here make sure you buy equal amounts of both the Creme Soda flavour and the strawberry. But if you doing the shopping alone get the pinks one’s they are my favourites. These can also be melted in a pot so as to be drunk,
if by chance they switch the water off. I don’t think it will be switched off, but part of the idea of this tip is survival in any eventuality.
800 x Koeksisters (per person)
The logic here is that the incredibly high sugar content, will keep them preserved and edible for up to 18 years. Also with over 3 million calories per koeksister, one will be assured of having enough energy to survive.
I saw a National Geographic program, right, where a guy, right, who went to Antarctic and got drunk and woke up the next morning and couldn't find the rest of the team; but managed to survive for 3 years, as luckily he had put 3 in his pocket at the farewell party on the SA Agulhas that dropped them off. Plus the syrup can be squeezed out of them and drunk. Just put them in a T-shirt and press hard while holding up to mouth - if they switch the water off.
50 cases of Fanta Orange
I don’t drink but if I still did, I would replace these with 50 cases of Tequila rather than beer. Tequila doesn't give one the same sort of hang-over and gives one a more unnatural high than beer does. Look this really is a matter of personal taste and up to what is available, but keep the bottles and cans after you have drunk them, as they can be filled with water, if it has not been turned off, and thrown at other survivors if they try steal your stuff.
Good luck and lets meet at South Africa house on the 7th day okay at 12 Noon Trafalgar Square.
Hey, maybe add bottled water to the list. You know, just in case they do do what I don't really think they will do.
See you there!
As always …..use it …..don’t lose it
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