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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby iriejohn » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:44 am

UKSurf wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:38 am
Just ordered a pile of seeds etc to grow my own food hopefully will have some kind of crop in 4 months. DO NOT underestimate what might be coming.
It might or it might not come.

Some people are calling Imperial College (who are doing the science the UK government is following) doom mongers, but better to err on the side of caution because if you do not and the worst case scenario does occur then the outcome will be horrendous.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby nothing2seehere » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:02 am

UKSurf wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:38 am
Just ordered a pile of seeds etc to grow my own food hopefully will have some kind of crop in 4 months. DO NOT underestimate what might be coming.
What did you go for? It's on the late side for a number of crops to get a high yield. Most of my peak season crops went in a month ago but then we only have a couple of acres of land.

I guess if I were starting again I'd go for the stuff that's imported over the winter rather than the stuff that's produced locally (don't bother with potatoes, carrots etc) and can be machine harvested. No reason why local farms should be unable to continue so probably stiff like beans and courgettes that are easy to grow but labour intensive to harvest.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby UKSurf » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:03 am

iriejohn wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:44 am
UKSurf wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:38 am
Just ordered a pile of seeds etc to grow my own food hopefully will have some kind of crop in 4 months. DO NOT underestimate what might be coming.
It might or it might not come.

Some people are calling Imperial College (who are doing the science the UK government is following) doom mongers, but better to err on the side of caution because if you do not and the worst case scenario does occur then the outcome will be horrendous.
I hope the forecasts from Imperial are wrong and by the summer we all realise that this is very serious but life is still pretty much the same, maybe ill even get out on my hydrofoil a couple of times (self launching on an isolated beach in the middle of no where of course 8) ). I have done what I can to prepare and will hopefully be able to stay totally isolated when the first peak comes. I am also concerned about the breakdown in international trade and co operation. If you are in the UK and looking to buy produce it is worth checking farm shops that supply restaurants and pubs as an alternative to standing in a queue at a supermarket. Stay Safe.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby UKSurf » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm

nothing2seehere wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:02 am
UKSurf wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:38 am
Just ordered a pile of seeds etc to grow my own food hopefully will have some kind of crop in 4 months. DO NOT underestimate what might be coming.
What did you go for? It's on the late side for a number of crops to get a high yield. Most of my peak season crops went in a month ago but then we only have a couple of acres of land.

I guess if I were starting again I'd go for the stuff that's imported over the winter rather than the stuff that's produced locally (don't bother with potatoes, carrots etc) and can be machine harvested. No reason why local farms should be unable to continue so probably stiff like beans and courgettes that are easy to grow but labour intensive to harvest.
Various things I am new to this will probably just give it my best shot. Digging up a bit of lawn and giving it a go. Got some fast growing potatoes etc. UK is heavily dependent on imported food so I thought it would be a good idea incase it really hits the fan.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby alkiter » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:20 pm

No more kiting, beaches are closed. Sad total over-reaction.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby downunder » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:30 pm

Absolutely over reaction.

How on Earth can one be selfish if driving a car to local beach and stayed clear of everyone?

Luckily I (we) do not live in those areas.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby marlboroughman » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:44 pm

and the lock down doesn't make a dent. Why is that?
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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby UKSurf » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:47 pm

marlboroughman wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:44 pm
and the lock down doesn't make a dent. Why is that?

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Might be a lot of infections already in the pipeline due to the incubation period. There will be a lag between lockdown and the decrease in numbers.

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby Flyingseb » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:50 pm

downunder wrote: Absolutely over reaction.

How on Earth can one be selfish if driving a car to local beach and stayed clear of everyone?

Luckily I (we) do not live in those areas.
Wait for it

Unless you live in a very remote area

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Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Postby Matteo V » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:21 pm

UKSurf wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:05 pm
UK is heavily dependent on imported food so I thought it would be a good idea incase it really hits the fan.
Have you ever seen zombie movies? Think zombies coming for your brains, but your brains are actually the extra food you've grown. Hunger really changes people.

In a country where you have nothing to defend yourself with, you're going to need to set up some pretty strong and numerous social ties to protect anything that you may have, which others do not. So be sure to focus on that aspect of protecting what you have, once you have acquired it.

But being in the US, most of our food for basic calorie requirements can be grown locally with mechanized farming which does not necessarily require many laborers. And for the time being, we still have the means with which to defend those extra provisions we may have stored, or are in the process of growing.


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