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Old 07-05-2020, 03:54 AM   #1
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The unexpected consequences.....

First it was a run on TP, I'm still finding empty aisles. Where's it all going? Then I stopped in to pick up some lettuce seed only to find the store sold out of almost everything. Everyone has become a gardener. Now I read all the local RV places have empty lots. It seems everyone wants a camper. A google search shows it's not just local. I guess the campgrounds are going to be filling up. If you go camping, don't forget your mask.
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The unexpected consequences.....

Where is all of the Toilet Paper????

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Old 07-05-2020, 07:12 AM   #3
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Our shelves are still stocked, but I can tell people are getting ready for another surge.

And yeah, public lands are chock full of people. Lots of Montanans out and about, but also tons of Utah, Arizona, Washington and California. Mostly in trailers, but all other kinds.
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First it was a run on TP, I'm still finding empty aisles. Where's it all going? Then I stopped in to pick up some lettuce seed only to find the store sold out of almost everything. Everyone has become a gardener. Now I read all the local RV places have empty lots. It seems everyone wants a camper. A google search shows it's not just local. I guess the campgrounds are going to be filling up. If you go camping, don't forget your mask.
Back in May we had to drive over 30 miles to find vegetable seeds including lettuce . It seems there is no rhyme or reason to the shortages
Last week I had difficulty finding , oil filters for my wifeís car , spray undercoating , car polish , yeast , toilet paper , deck stain , paint brushes ,
garlic , cleaning supplies and one of my prescriptions ETC , ETC
I thought by now things would be improving , I thought wrong
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:10 PM   #5
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Back in May we had to drive over 30 miles to find vegetable seeds including lettuce . It seems there is no rhyme or reason to the shortages
Last week I had difficulty finding , oil filters for my wifeís car , spray undercoating , car polish , yeast , toilet paper , deck stain , paint brushes ,
garlic , cleaning supplies and one of my prescriptions ETC , ETC
I thought by now things would be improving , I thought wrong
Yes many shortages not because of hoarding but because China does most of the items you need especially prescriptions and stuff is not being shipped because China is still not open fully or the ships are not sailing yet.
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Old 07-05-2020, 01:22 PM   #6
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It's Typical ...

I knew the panic buying was going to happen. Just like
when areas are threatened by bad weather. So,was prepared.

One way this virus mess has affected me though ...
As I continue shopping for my next RV, I've also started
looking at buying (and possibly enlarging) an RV park.
After all, the folks that are buying up all the RV's are
probably going to be looking for a place to stay.

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Old 07-05-2020, 01:38 PM   #7
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There will tens of thousands of lightly used, lower end priced RVs for sale in the next few years. That is my prediction. Community colleges ought to be developing curriculums fro enterprising young men and women to become Mobil R V techs. I base this in the already over booked RV service shops and the changing normal of leaving your RV somewhere for weeks where a mobile tech with a flexible schedule setting their own hours could service many owners on site or at home to repair many problems that are minor but need the common park and diagnostic abilities.
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Old 07-05-2020, 02:43 PM   #8
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First it was a run on TP, I'm still finding empty aisles. Where's it all going? Then I stopped in to pick up some lettuce seed only to find the store sold out of almost everything. Everyone has become a gardener. Now I read all the local RV places have empty lots. It seems everyone wants a camper. A google search shows it's not just local. I guess the campgrounds are going to be filling up. If you go camping, don't forget your mask.
In a couple of years (I hope) there will be all kinds of RV's up for sale. Things back to "normal" and motels will be doing a booming business again.
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Old 07-05-2020, 03:07 PM   #9
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I’m hoping things get back to normal so we can spend time with our children and grandchildren, go out for a quiet supper , visit with friends , go to church ,and quit wearing a mask in public , the stares and rude comments are getting old really fast .
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I don’t go to very many commercial places and the ones where I have gone I have not encountered any comments. Perhaps my reputation for a short two word response proceeds me.
I am continually amazed at the sheer numbers of people who aren’t wearing a mask. The entire gamut exists out there. Where my son works, they have transitioned to almost exclusively working from home. I asked him how long this would go on. He said the last word he got last week was they would be home until the company was satisfied with a vaccine developed. Now there’s an employer that cares about its people.
Day in and day out I’m glad I am retired and live away from people.
Garden doing great, day lilies and prairie blooming, apples at about an inch and a quarter to inch and a half. Biggest problem: Japanese beetles.
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I’m far enough removed from how “normal” people live that I haven’t tried too hard to make sense of what’s had runs. I figure it makes sense if you’re the “staples” type. Bread, milk, eggs. Lots of baking. I can’t find disposable gloves which makes sense. Really everything else is stocked. There’s even been hand sanitizer for a few weeks now.

People, including myself, are finally starting to wear masks here. We had the lowest number of cases in the country, and only one case in the county, way back in March. Still hasn’t been another verified case. But as this next wave hits and all the out of state people flood in, everyone is finally getting serious.
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Love the great outdoors. In WA State our governor requires everyone to wear a mask in their house if a visitor-relative or friend enters the house. Also if we drive with anyone that does not live in the house all must wear a mask. This with covid19 98-99% recovery rate which is BETTER than the seasonal flu and with some gunshot deaths counted as covid 19 in WA State. January thru May no masks and No deaths in Clallam and Jefferson Counties. I am sure our governor will require masks until we go to our coffins as the flu season is starting. Oh yes when I camp I will not be in danger by not wearing a mask and if anybody 30 feet away is afraid of me they can keep their mask on.
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Love the great outdoors. In WA State our governor requires everyone to wear a mask in our house if a visitor-relative or friend enters the house. Also if we drive with anyone that does not live in our house all must wear a mask. This with covid19 98-99% recovery rate which is BETTER than the seasonal flu. Oh yes when I camp I will not be in danger by not wearing a mask and if anybody 30 feet away is afraid of me they can keep their mask on.
Iíve decided to wear my mask and avoid you . Kinda the belt and suspenders approach .
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I wondered when we’d hear that perspective in this thread.

“What’s the big deal already??”..
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Plenty of toilet paper and everything else here except this past week I went to three different stores looking for stewed tomatoes. There are none to be found! Stewed tomatoes!

People have been coming from other states this whole shut down time to buy Utah's toilet paper....can you please bring me some stewed tomatoes when you come? I guess it's not a convenient time to be having a stewed tomato craving....ugg, does China make the stewed tomatoes too?
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I wondered when weíd hear that perspective in this thread.

ďWhatís the big deal already??Ē..
Sorry ZachO , I thought the belt vs suspenders controversy was settle back in the 1950ís by Harry S. Truman . I have 2 pair of suspenders one for hunting and one for formal occasions
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Visited a Corp of Engineers lake today to see if it was open. It was. The host told us he has had very limited vacancies and could not believe how many new RVs he was seeing.
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This with covid19 98-99% recovery rate which is BETTER than the seasonal flu and with some gunshot deaths counted as covid 19 in WA State.
The flu season in 2017-2018 caused 80,000 deaths in the USA from an estimated 45,000,000 cases. Covid-19 in a little over 4 months has killed almost 130,000 and that number is low because Florida no longer reports Covid-19 deaths. All this with, assuming you believe the number of infections are underreported by a factor of 10 Iike most experts, 21,000,000 cases.



Definitely worse than the flu! Don't forget that Covid-19 is showing no signs of slowing down in the heat like the flu.
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Oh yes when I camp I will not be in danger by not wearing a mask and if anybody 30 feet away is afraid of me they can keep their mask on.

I don't expect you will wear a mask, or understand that wearing a mask is to protect others from you, and if all wear masks they protect one another.
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I don't expect you will wear a mask, or understand that wearing a mask is to protect others from you, and if all wear masks they protect one another.
Hopefully after the temps start to cool specifically the first week in November our once great country will regain some sanity.
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