What to Buy For Home Emergency Kits if You’re Quarantined in The Coronavirus Outbreak
- You should have a 14-day supply of food for everyone in your household. Focus on dry and canned goods that are easy to prepare.
- Keep at least one gallon of water per day for each person – and pet – in your home, the American Red Cross recommends. (Not sure about that; if you’re staying in place, then you only ever need about a liter/quart of drinking water per day per person.)
- Make sure you have hygienic products like antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, tissues, feminine care products, and diapers.
- If possible, get a 30-day supply of your prescription medications. (We talked about this one.)
- Maintain a first aid kit with supplies to treat common injuries.
- Take note of other medical supplies you might need, such as contact lenses or hearing aid batteries. And make sure you have over-the-counter medicines like pain relievers and cough and cold medicines.
- You may want to get copies of your health records. (Should be easy under ObamaCare, right?)
- Don’t forget about your mental health.
The last one is what worries me the most. What keeps me sane is regular trips to the range, which would be impossible if I was doing my best Typhoid Mary impression requiring home incarceration. But for some reason, most municipalities — including mine — seem to have a problem with people shooting .22s at squirrels, rabbits and coyotes in the yard, or similar. Even air guns are frowned upon (which makes me feel batter about having donated mine to the Son&Heir’s old club, the Shooting Stars). And don’t say the word “Airsoft” to me: I tried it once, and it sucked, no substitute at all for real shooting, damn it.
Keeping sane when cooped up isn’t easy, especially when most of the TV fare on Netflix/Prime/Hulu etc. all suck large donkey dicks.
At least I have my books…