Prepare for a lock-down

This whole Covid-19 scare really got me thinking about what I would do if we were in a crisis situation. I’ve heard about preppers get ready if the SHTF ever becomes reality and I’ve always looked upon this from a distance but at the same time, with some interest. Why? Not because of economic and social bedlam and chaos due to a post-Armagedon apocalyse.

The more real possibility would be natural disaster. This Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic might be considered a disaster of some sort but not the same as a natural disaster.

Where I live on the west coast by the San Adreas fault line. There are occasional warning signs about tsunamis. Tidal waves could suddenly come in after an earthquake. What they call “the big one” has been over due for a long time.

Where you live, there might be prone to tornadoes, hurricanes, or drought.

Preparing for a disaster is not so much about yourself, but it’s about your family’s survival and those around you. Although some preppers are concerned about possible survival situations due to Covid-19 ordeal, I am still doubtful we would ever come to that point; nevertheless, it is good to prepare, just in case any disaster might befall us.

If I were to prepare for a lock-down, long-term isolation, quarantine, or God-forbid, an SHTF situation, I would rather be prepared than ill-prepared.

I will put together a list of items to gradually stock-up on. Stocking up all at once and clearing the store shelves is not fair for others. A gradual approach is best.

Foods to stock up on that can last on your shelf:

white rice (brown goes rancid)
dried beans
dried pasta (e.g., mac & cheese, instant noodles)
canned meats (e.g., tuna, salmon, chicken, ham, etc.)
canned fruits
canned vegetables (e.g., tomatoes, pickles, etc.)
canned soups
cereal
oatmeal
peanut butter
pancake mix
jam
pure maple syrup 100%
honey
spaghetti sauce
salt
sugar
cooking oil
distilled white vinegar
pure vanilla extract
100% corn starch
coffee and tea / instant coffee
spices, condiments,
raw wheat
nuts
dark chocolate 70%

Of course, besides this list I also bought:
toilet paper
pet food

While we are not in panic buying, of course we are buying our usual groceries like fresh fruits, vegetables and meats:
sausages, meats
yogurt
bananas, fruits
cheese
broccoli,
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Plus:
plant a garden
water storage
water purification
have a place to store food

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survival items to keep
duct tape quality
fire starter (stormproof matches, lighters)
batteries (duracell)
flashlights
candles
lantern, lamp oil, lamp wicks
unscented bleach
plastic bags (heavy duty contractor)
tarps
paracord and cordage
socks
salt (iodized)
seeds plant veg.
propane Lg & Sm (extras)
medical kits & supplies
first aid kits

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