What I have learned from this Chinese Virus.

Hello, my friend and welcome back! I am grateful for the Chinese Virus in that it exposed the kinks in my armor that could have been disastrous if it had been something like Ebola. I think a lot of us have learned something from this pandemic, when it comes to prepping. Now grab a cup of coffee my friend and have a seat while we visit.

So what is the kink in my armor I mentioned? Not taking the pandemic scenario seriously enough. Oh sure, I prepared for one, but I focused more on beans, bullets, and medicine and not enough on Personal Protective Equipment(PPE). I only had a few N-95 masks in my preps, which is not nearly enough as I found out.

I always intended to buy more along N95 masksand more hand sanitizer. Of course, I did have enough for this round, but not enough for a serious outbreak of Ebola or something like it. I always knew that Pandemic could happen and I heard many people say it was the top of their list when it came to prepping. I just didn’t see it and I was wrong…very wrong!

I have since updated my priority list of supplies and amounts I need to keep in my preps for the next Pandemic. Many more items on my list will need to be looked at again. If I failed to properly prepare for this disaster, what else might I have overlooked?

While there are many other scenarios that could potentially happen at any time such as Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Forest fires, and many more, trying to prepare for all of them may seem like an impossible task. The key, however, is to take one disaster at a time and thoroughly prepare for it. The key is to think long-term, not just weeks.

As the Marines say “Adapt and overcome”, and that is what we all need to do in the coming days, months, and years if we want to truly survive the next big disaster. Go through all of your preps with a new eye and take a hard look at what you have and what you will need when disaster strikes again.

We also need to look for the disasters that we feel are not that likely and prepare for them as well. I personally see an EMP bomb or CME as being one of the most devastating scenarios out there. As a result, I have failed to fully prepare for others. That won’t happen again.

Six months ago, no one ever thought that our world could change so drastically in such a short amount of time. Except for Preppers that is. Yet here we are with our Economy trashed, people stuck at home and everyone wearing a mask when they go to town. You need to remember that this is not just happening in America, but every other country around the world. It could also happen again tomorrow with a new disease just as easily. Yes, our world has changed forever, and will never be the same again.

Just as the internet has isolated us from each other, something as basic as shaking hands may become a lost way of greeting others. I sure hope not. Again the Marines say “Adapt and overcome”, and that is what we all need to do in the coming days, months, and years if we want to truly survive the next big disaster. This virus has been an opportunity and a wake-up call for many Preppers. Don’t waste it!

Well, I guess that’s it for today my friend and I hope you have found this post useful. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong, and stay prepared. God Bless America!

Sarge

Sarge

Prepper, Patriot, and Proud U.S. ARMY Veteran.

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2 Responses

  1. RayK says:

    In many cases, your N95 mask can be reused. If it did not get wet or have any sort of solid or liquid contaminant put on it (think blood splatter, rain, etc) and only had breath go through it, simply put it in a paper lunch bag, fold down the top, and write the date on the outside of the bag. Allow enough time for the virus to die (there are going to be different times for different viruses, and for different mask materials), but once timed out, the mask is clean and ready to reuse.