Hello, my friend and welcome back! What I’m hearing from many Preppers is that this virus has made them take another good hard look at what and how much they are prepping. This should definitely serve as a wake-up call to each and every one of us. Now grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.
I for one think this is actually a wake-up call to all of us. Many people have become lax in their prepping since President Trump has taken office. This should remind you that regardless of who is in the White House you must prepare diligently at all times. Now would also be a good time to take a realistic look at how much food and supplies you have and how much more you may need.
This crisis is very mild when compared to what could have happened. We should use this crisis to help others become more aware of the importance of prepping. Those you love who may have laughed at prepping in the past should now be much more willing to listen. Use this to your advantage by helping those in dire need such as the elderly and the handicapped. Let them see that it will not just help them to survive but the ones they love as well.
Many times we tend to take a high-level look at the many disasters which could befall us all. Now is the time to take a much closer look at how you prepared for each disaster type. A good example is that while I had hand sanitizer in my preps; I now know that it is nowhere near what I should have. This goes for many other items in my list of preps as well. I will be taking another good hard look at all of them in the days to come.
While hand sanitizer is great for killing germs, it can also be used for cleaning cuts and scrapes as well. I’m going to be adding a couple more cases to my preps as soon as things return to normal.
Another item I realized I’m a little short on is Chlorine for disinfecting surfaces. I don’t buy it in bottles, however, but rather I buy pool Chlorine by the packets. Household bleach is made of about 3 to 6% Calcium Hypochlorite . The packets of pool shock, can be broken down and mixed water. 2 level Tablespoons of Calcium Hypochlorite to 3 cups of water to make chlorine which can be used for cleaning germs off of surfaces. The same mixture can be used for disinfecting drinking water. A one-pound bag of Calcium Hypochlorite can disinfect about 10,000 gallons of water as well. The bags of Calcium Hypochlorite have about a ten-year shelf life, so I buy it buy the case when I can get them on sale.
Another item you will want to keep in your preps is Raw Honey! Whether you like honey or not, honey s a great antibiotic. Honey can be used on an open wound to help prevent infections. Another use is to mix it with water or tea for a cough suppressant. If it becomes hard while in storage, simply put the container in hot water and it will melt to liquid all over again. It also makes a great treat for the kids when times are hard.
As you have seen, the stores will be empty very quickly, and you will need to be able to rely on your preps. No one will be coming to save you, when disaster strikes. The only person you can depend on is yourself, so plan carefully and wisely.
I guess my point is, take this time while you’re stuck at home and to use it to your advantage. Pull out your preps and go through them with a new eye. Remember, these will be the very things you will be depending on to save your life when the time comes and you want to be sure you have everything you need and in the right quantities as well.
Take the time and do the research to learn more about what you need and then figure out how much you will need for an extended period of several years. Now is the time to be wise, not cheap.
Well, I guess that is it for today my friend and I hope you ave found this post useful. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!