Why would one use gauze today rather than moleskin? Curious.
You can't wrap a limb in moleskin. Sometimes, due to allergies, using tape or adhesives to cover an injury just isn't practical. And while "co-adhesive" wraps (vet wrap) work really well, with open wounds or even weepy skin issues, you need the absorbency of gauze type bandages.Why would one use gauze today rather than moleskin? Curious.
I have to disagree. Moleskin (“vet wrap”) works fine for wrapping limbs. Second, I don’t see the need for the “absorbency of gauze type” bandages. Certainly the pad over the wound must be absorbant, but the wrap doesn’t need that quality IMO.You can't wrap a limb in moleskin. Sometimes, due to allergies, using tape or adhesives to cover an injury just isn't practical. And while "co-adhesive" wraps (vet wrap) work really well, with open wounds or even weepy skin issues, you need the absorbency of gauze type bandages.
Ok. why does that NOT come up when I look for it? I HATE Jeffers non-functioning search engine. THANK YOU!
I haven't seen TP at my Sam's in quite sometime. So, the shortages still persist. Kroger seems stocked OK...but expensive on many things.Every time I get stuff at Wal Mart there is now always several items not available. It is ongoing. Seems to be getting worse not better. No use listing because so much I have to just use something else or do without.
You have given a lot of good advice in your post. Glad to think about more things I can do to stretch my budget! Thank you!!While I agree that we should be topping off our pantries while items are available or at least semi-available, I also think we should also be thinking about substitutes or work arounds. I hesitate to take the last item(s) from a shelf when I still have some of that item in my pantry. Don't want to leave someone without a pantry hungry.
Other than ground beef, I'm not buying beef. Mostly chicken and pork. Chicken especially can be made into numerous and varied dishes.
I have allergies and traditionally went through several boxes of tissues each month. When I could only buy one box at Aldi, I decided it was time to dig out my late dh's handkerchiefs that I'd saved for such a time. I seldom use paper towels so a roll lasts three to four months. I use rags that can be washed and reused or thrown away. Haven't bought paper napkins in 15 to 20 years having stocked up on cloth napkins at thrift stores. Not buying these items frees up money to purchase food and other necessities. While I hope never to have to use them, I have a bag of soft (t-shirt's cutup) wipes that could replace toilet paper and be washed and reused. I washed cloth diapers for 7 babies so think I could manage wipes for one adult.
When I prepare meals, I'm not more careful about what I'm using. With a full pantry its easy to use more than is needed for nutrition. By simplifying meals food goes further. Pay attention to serving size especially with meat. Stretch meat. I recently bought a 5# whole chicken and got around 18 meals for one person from it. A pound of ground beef six or seven meals. A can of tuna made into a casserole is minimum of 6 servings.
I am having trouble filling my shopping list because I try to shop no more than every three to four weeks. My list consists of what I've used from my pantry. I'd prefer to go to one store, quickly shop and get out, but I'm finding it necessary to go to three or four stores to fill my list. If I lived in the town where I shop, I could go every other day and buy the limit and quickly fill my pantry. However, I have to drive 25 miles to nearest grocery stores in another county.
It is odd the items that are missing as they seem to have no rhyme or reason.
I've got back to once per week shopping for that reason. I do a quick in and out late in the day when the supply trucks come - or - first thing the next morning.It is odd the items that are missing as they seem to have no rhyme or reason.
That wouldn't fly here, unless he was a buyer for a shelter and had advance permission from a manger. All of my local stores have signs: "We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities of Popular Items" (something like that). That stops the people from out of state from coming in and totally wiping us out.He had two separate shopping carts, one filled with paper towels, one filled with laundry detergent. Kinda wondered if he was buying for a shelter or food bank or something.
Can I ask where do you get egg cartons from? I have 47 chickens plus the adult rooster. 32 are young and not laying yet but when they do, I think I will have a problem with too many eggs and not enough cartons.Our garden this year has been beyond belief. The Lord had really blessed us. I told my husband yesterday it is like He put Joseph in the middle of our living room.
At 82 I would normally just can what we need and give the rest away and feed it to the chickens. We have 25 more chickens coming tomorrow and that gives us 100 chickens. We have to turn away egg customers every week with only 75 hens.
But this year with the garden is very different. I am canning and freezing everything the garden produces. So far I have frozen 10 rows of corn, canned red and golden beets, pickled beets, canned 10 quarts of spaghetti sauce. 40 jars of tomato sauce and am now starting on canning tomatos. I still have another 12 rows of corn that will be coming off, butter beans, Italian green beans, and pinto beans that are still to come off. I figure whatever we don't need to eat we can sell or give away because i am certain there are going to be shortages this year and some hungry people who will need food.
This garden is like it is on steroids and we are richly Blessed. I don't want to waste one bit of Gods Bounty.
I hadn't thought about cotton gauze when I put the word out about future cotton shortages. What little India has they are not shipping out of the country... after all they have a billion plus people to keep clothed and to take care of themselves.You can't wrap a limb in moleskin. Sometimes, due to allergies, using tape or adhesives to cover an injury just isn't practical. And while "co-adhesive" wraps (vet wrap) work really well, with open wounds or even weepy skin issues, you need the absorbency of gauze type bandages.
The old type gauze wraps were woven with little stretch or "give" (think muslin fabric, but thinner), but they now sell knit type flexible stuff that conforms to contours and works really well. I go through all this stuff by the case.
And speaking of the "unavailability" issue, apparently cotton growing regions outside the US have been hit hard by locusts and weather issues... all cotton products are going to be affected.
I saw some today in the CPAP supplies @CVS. Kroger usually has lots.No trouble in my neck of the woods.....(I travel the SE USA). Toilet paper is short in supply but available. One weird thing I have noticed....… there is NO distilled water to be had anywhere I have travelled. Makes me question why...??
Bottles is the issue, not the water. Same thing is happening with alcohol, aka booze, if it comes in a plastic bottle there's a shortage. I'm not sure where the US gets it's plastic for bottles from seems that something we should be making ourselves from recycled goods.I don't know what the deal is with bottled water shortages, but I went back to using a filter on my sink faucet.
You can get the plastic egg holders on Amazon. Dollar Tree may have them too. Get friends, family, and customers to donate theirs. Charge extra if they don't have an egg carton.Can I ask where do you get egg cartons from? I have 47 chickens plus the adult rooster. 32 are young and not laying yet but when they do, I think I will have a problem with too many eggs and not enough cartons.
Well thanks to the heads up about distilled water in this thread OC went to the store and bought me two more gallons, he said there wasn't much in stock. I have enough for my CPAP machine now to last through September. I'll keep the bottles the neighbors have a water filtration system that's actually approved for use with CPAP machines.No trouble in my neck of the woods.....(I travel the SE USA). Toilet paper is short in supply but available. One weird thing I have noticed....… there is NO distilled water to be had anywhere I have travelled. Makes me question why...??
I'm assuming it'll affect all aspects of plastic goods from water, booze, and soda, to dishwashing liquid and even shampoo.Thanks for the heads up about plastic bottles, Packy. I'll assume that applies to other plastic, as well. A trip to Fleet Farm on Errand Day is now on the list. I use plastic containers for freezer jam. I'll also get another box of pint jars and go back to canning jelly as a work around.
My hubby has been making our hand sanitizer. 2/3 aloe vera gel to 1/3 Everclear or Golden Grain liquor, add a few drops of an essential oil for smell. Or, he uses half Corn huskers Lotion and half of the liquor. That one you have to shake every time you use it but your hands feel better.I did a run this morning to a Dollar General out here in the country. They are out of hand sanitizer (not surprised), TP and paper towels very low, most cleaning items very low.
There was a guy starting to load up his car when I pulled in. He had two separate shopping carts, one filled with paper towels, one filled with laundry detergent. Kinda wondered if he was buying for a shelter or food bank or something.