30 Supplies for Pandemic Survival

James Walton
By James Walton February 14, 2020 01:29

30 Supplies for Pandemic Survival

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2017. This is an updated version of the article, given the recent Coronavirus outbreak, which keeps spreading almost all over the world.

When the experts can’t agree, it’s clear that there’s a problem. When they can’t agree about something as deadly as the coronavirus, we’re all in danger. Yet that’s the very situation we face. Top experts are delivering varied prognostications about the killer virus, ranging all the way from “less serious than the flu” to “we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg”.

In all fairness to those experts, they really haven’t had much time to study this new disease. Many of those top experts are scrambling wildly to understand the virus, what parameters it can survive under and how it spreads. That’s usually the work of years and they’ve only had a few weeks to work at it.

Nevertheless, that lack of information just makes the coronavirus more dangerous to the rest of us. Without accurate information, we have to assume the worst, just like the doctors who are studying it do. That means a virus which is transmitted by “air” (actually by aerosol – droplets expelled from coughs and sneezes) and has a high mortality rate.

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As of this writing, the coronavirus pandemic is still marching around the globe, with a total of over 60,000 confirmed cases in 28 countries. Of the 52,793 current active cases, only 15% (8,117) are considered serious or critical. But the more telling number is the closed cases, of which there are 7,604 individual people; 6,235 of them recovered and were discharged from the hospital and 1,369 resulted in the patient dying.

Officially, the fatality rate of coronavirus is listed at a meager 2%. But that figure is known to be incorrect. The problem is, it’s too early to make an actual determination. If we divide the number of deaths to date, by the total resolved cases, we get a mortality rate of 18%; but that’s not accurate either. Typically, the mortality rate of a pandemic is higher in the earlier days, with the survivor rate increasing towards the end.

But here’s the really scary statistic: the transmission rate is listed as a 3, with different studies giving answers anywhere from 1.4 and 4.0. If that number was less than 1, we could count on the epidemic burning itself out. But the higher the number, the more it will take to cause it to burn out.

Even if we take the best case figure, from the various studies, this pandemic is not going to burn out on its own. Something is going to have to happen, to make that happen, the question is what. And while we’re at it, what do we need to do in order to protect ourselves and our families? The world is an open book in terms of transportation, economy and immigration. This also means it’s open to disease as well.

There can be an overwhelming number of items to consider when preparing for a pandemic. This is particularly true for those who have little medical knowledge. It may all seem foreign. To combat this confusion, I thought it necessary that we break up our preps into three very distinct categories.

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Treating a Pandemic Within the Home

  1. Plastic Sheeting is one of the most important items to have an abundance of. It can do things as simple as separate a few rooms to becoming a way to safely transport those who have died from the pandemic. The sheeting can also be used to cover windows and doors, if the pandemic gets out of hand. Have at least 200’ for all your needs.
  2. Disposable Gloves
  3. Disposable Foot Protection
  4. Disposable Aprons
  5. N95 Respirator Masks
  6. Face Shields or eye protection
  7. Tyvek Disposable Coveralls offer great body protection.
  8. Thermometers
  9. Fever Reducer
  10. Congestion Meds
  11. Antidiarrheal
  12. Throat Lozenge
  13. Inflammation Reducer
  14. Both Crystalline Vitamin C and cone flower (echinacea) will give you an option to boost the immune system. These two are critical in assuring your ability to stave off the disease, as well as fight it off once it’s attacking you.
  15. Echinacea
  16. Water Storage will be crucial and you will want to have at least 1.5 gallons per person per day. This water will play a massive role in the hydration of those who become sick.
  17. Water Filter
  18. Hydration Powder will add a little oomph to your water through things like electrolytes. You may not have an IV on hand, but that doesn’t mean you cannot stay hydrated properly.
  19. 100 Contractor Trash Bags
  20. 100 Indoor Trash Bags
  21. Cans with Tight Fitting Lids
  22. Plenty Antibacterial Soap for hand washing
  23. Quality Bodily Fluids Cleanup Kit (SUPER SORB)
  24. Hardback copy of serious medical volumes like The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies, The Survival Medicine Handbook, The Doomsday Book of Medicine.

Pandemic Protection Outside the Home

There are items that you can include for protection outside the home on a daily basis. These items would not be part of your EDC or everyday carry, but would be better suited in something like a get home bag.

  1. One of the most important pieces to have in that bag when prepping for a Pandemic is the N95 respirator. These are not very expensive and will protect your nose and throat from pathogens.
  2. You will also want some basic meds stored in your car as well. These meds should be for dealing with symptoms. Meds that will fight fever, diarrhea and something for sore throat would all be great options. A non-drowsy medication for congestion would also help.
  3. A basic trauma kit will also be vital. Remember that pathogens can enter your body through any damage in your skin or any orifice. If you are cut during a pandemic, it will be crucial that you clean and cover that cut ASAP.

Ideally, these items get you home as quickly as possible where you can survive a little more safely without the germs of the outside world.

Related: Top 30 Over-the-Counter Meds to Stockpile

Three Considerations for Pandemic Security

Unfortunately, even while people may be suffering from disease inside your home, you will still have others who want to get into your home to get what they need. This is particularly true for areas that are densely populated. They will be looking for meds, food and water. They will likely have people who are sick in their own lives. It’s a terrible thing to think about.

Still, if your family is safe within your home, the last thing you want is someone from the outside tracking germs inside. You must stay vigilant and try to stop threats at the doors or windows of your home. Being proactive in this method could save those in your home.

The Attack Drone is a dual-purpose technology that acts as eyes outside the home, as well as a deterrent for those who want to come on to your property. This battery powered quad-copter will not fly for very long, but you will only need to give chase once. Outfit your drone with some lightweight sharpened metals or even something that looks like a taser. This is an intimidation method more than anything else.

A Perimeter Alarm will help you understand when someone has ventured too close. This will allow you some lead time so the threat does not come barreling through the front door or bashing through a window. Be sure the alarm runs of simple batteries and have a plan to change them after a while.

Any threat must be dealt with as quickly as possible. You do not want an infected person touching you or getting into your home. This is not time for a wrestling match. Be sure you have an effective firearm that will stop someone, even in light body armor, from getting into your home.

Basic preps will still be necessary in conjunction with these preps, which are more specific to the pandemic. Always start with a great base that you can build on.

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  1. Crotalus Maxximus October 19, 14:13

    You forgot bleach.

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  2. Wannabe October 19, 14:52

    Yea sure, I will get on this list right away.

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  3. left coast chuck October 19, 14:54

    contestation |ˌkäntəˈstāSH(ə)n|
    noun formal
    the action or process of disputing or arguing.
    mid 16th century (in the sense ‘solemn appeal or protest’): from Latin contestatio(n-), from contestari ‘call upon to witness’ (see contest); reinforced by French contestation .

    I think what was meant was congestion medication.

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    • Green October 19, 23:57

      I thought constipation

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      • left coast chuck October 20, 02:58

        That’s exactly why word usage, punctuation and spelling are actually critical. Unfortunately, in the U.S., some folks for whatever reason decry correct grammar and castigate those who suggest that the incorrect word, incorrect spelling etc make understanding the text difficult.

        Constipation never occurred to me. But you are correct, it could be constipation. While constipation and congestion are both blockages of the body’s passages, they certainly are at vastly different parts of the body and take significantly different medications. Not bad to have remedies for both conditions, so we could add another to the list because both will make you miserable. Reminds me of a joke about a cat and castor oil but we have a mixed audience on this list and so I won’t post it here.

        I do have one that I can post here. Nurse goes into the patient’s room and find a suppository stuffed in his right nostril. She goes to the student nurse and asks why the suppository is in the patient’s nostril. The student nurse said “The prescription said, ‘PRN’. Doesn’t that mean “Place in right nostril”?

        For those who don’t know the medical abbreviations, “PRN” means “As needed.” If you don’t know the abbreviation, of course, the joke makes no sense at all.

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        • left coast chuck October 25, 01:53

          In case you are a late-comer to this article, number 10 originally was “contestation meds.” I see that it has been edited to what I guessed was meant. Green guessed it applied to the other end of the body. Both medications are important in an EOTW situation, but as noted, have significantly different applications.

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        • red February 14, 18:51

          Chuck: Word usage is something even neolib journalists worry about. You’re right to correct. thanks for catching it. Prior to socialist take-over of the school system, native born Americans read on a 12th grade average. Today, 5th grade and falling.

          the cat joke has to be better than stories I head about Patton, a sleeping dog, and lit cigarette. niio

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    • Miss Kitty February 16, 00:21

      Mucinex is good….I would also add duct tape to help seal windows and doors. It will stick better and longer than masking tape. Removing the sticky residue will be the least of our problems.

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  4. Wannabe October 19, 16:25

    Okay, after looking up each item on the interne, typing in almost verbatim of each said item, and coming with the realization that some items are repeated(but I went with the full list anyway), I came to a total of 2400.00 dollars. And I’m sure quantities vary from family to family, but I am incorporating a family of six. Tried to be frugal and practical on smaller things, but others I went a little on the high end because we are talking about safety and survival.

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    • joanofark06 October 19, 19:26

      Something I always got to tell my husband…a little at a time! We’re not talking about getting all this stuff at one time, that would be stupid, and as you showed, too expensive. Get one or two things a week, each week, or once a month, as you can afford them! NOW, BEFORE the…you know what…hits the fan! You wasted your time adding it all up…

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      • Wannabe October 19, 20:35

        Not a waste of time, I enjoy math Joan. I understand it is a slow process to acquire necessary preps. I just need about a hundred fifty thousand dollars to cover most things. You know, bug out house, bug out vehicle, solar generator, year supply of food…..

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      • midway October 20, 17:26

        Where is theplace to buy coverings, masks, coveralls eye cover, et al

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        • Mary in mn October 20, 22:44

          Amazon has just about everything.

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        • Anita RN November 13, 13:42

          Any professional Medical supplies and industrial PPE supplies, google it; you can get things on the web, either N America, Europe or China (a big range of products, good quality if carefully selected), but for the masks, you need to test the right fit before buying

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        • Steve February 19, 21:07

          Home Depot/Lowe’s and Harbor Freight for the heavy duty stuff. Family dollar and dollar tree for meds/first aid. Do not overlook Flea markets and Thrift stores.

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        • Nanny13 February 22, 14:42

          Amazon; Lowes (paint supplies), drugstores ( most of these items are running out quickly) , Home health care stores if you have them nearby. I also suggest, bedpan,urinal,bed pads (for incontinence). Good luck.

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          • red February 22, 19:01

            Nanny: Garden supplies. Dog food. And now the US gets to see how much control China has over us. niio

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      • Anne February 15, 05:03

        I’ve been working on our supplies for over three years. Thanks to this list, I’ve added a few more items to my list. I agree, a little bit at a time. I thought we were good on thermometers, but I only had the battery powered ones and they have died.

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  5. Lucy October 19, 18:39

    Thanks for the article. We have lucked out that there has not already been another pandemic. We came breathtakingly close with the SARS epidemic of 2003. I HIGHLY recommend you get your hands on a small book, SARS in China, published by Stanford University Press in 2006. It vividly recounts chapter and verse of how SARS spread, and is shocking in depicting how close we came — and nearly went. We may actually owe our lives to the totalitarian regime in China at the time. Hard to swallow, but there it was.

    Madagascar is reporting and new (and scary) wave of plague right now. “Of the 684 cases reported as of 12 October, 474 were pneumonic plague, 156 bubonic and one septicaemic. A further 54 were unspecified.”(from the Manchester Guardian of a couple of days ago.)

    Check out the mortality rates for the three forms of plague. You won’t believe me.

    At the very least, stock up on N-95 masks. Pneumonia is no joke. I caught an ordinary strain of infectious pneumonia that was going around here in the mid-Atlantic to East coast states a couple of years ago, was unable to eat, barely able to drink water, and lost 20 pounds I didn’t have to lose. Could not have antibiotics. My paramedic/acupuncturist daughter pulled me out of the flames, much to everybody’s amazement, and I don’t recommend the disease. You may not have access to antibiotics or other medical care in a pandemic. Especially living away from others. The plus and the minus.

    For a gripping read about how the Second Pandemic of yersinia pestis, plague, “Black Death,” mutated and spread, check out John Kelly’s excellent The Great Mortality. I am reading it for the 4th time, still broadening my perspective. [I don’t normally read anything twice.] It will knock you off your chair.

    Btw, sitting on an airplane within 12 – 16 rows of someone with an airborne infection gives you a great opportunity to catch whatever they have. There’s a reason all those Japanese travelers wear masks. So who cares if you look strange on the airplane?

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    • left coast chuck October 20, 03:10

      Lucy: I found that book very interesting. There is another book on the Great Plagues whose title I cannot recall at this moment, but John Kelly’s book was superior in my view. I just started to re-read it too.

      The Japanese wear those masks not only to avoid getting some sickness, but if they are feeling under the weather they wear them to avoid giving what they have to others. Not just travelers wear them. If you go to Japan you will see people wearing them everywhere, especially during the flu season. It started because the trains are so crowded during rush hour people are really packed in like sardines. There are official pushers on the platform whose job it is to make sure everyone is packed into the train so the doors can close. They are on all the platforms during rush hours in Tokyo and other major cities. And they all wear masks. So the guy with the mask and the white gloves who is pushing you into the train isn’t trying to mug you. He is performing his job which is to make sure everyone is safely packed into the car with no body parts sticking out. He signals the conductor when everyone is packed in so the doors can close. The trains run on such tight schedules that no time can be wasted on some dawdler not getting fully into the car. Unlike the U.S. where the conductor sometimes can’t even tell you what day you will reach the next station, the Japanese train conductor can tell you to the second what time the train will stop in the next station and to the second what time it will start pulling out. The Japanese train will also stop at a precise location so as you are standing on the platform you can be standing at the exact spot where the doors will be located when the train stops. That’s so you don’t waste time having to move to the door location. A little off topic, but hopefully interesting.

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  6. Jarrett October 19, 19:57

    I’m curious about the attack drone. Is there a specialized attack drone that already exist?

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    • left coast chuck October 20, 03:24

      Yeah, it’s called the Predator, but I don’t know if you can afford it. Besides, the U.S. only sells them to foreign governments. They don’t sell them to U.S. citizens.

      If you read all the text, it is just any battery operated drone gussied up to look like it has a weapon on it. I suppose if one were skilled enough, one could devise a solenoid mechanism that would fire a single round or perhaps turn on its side and spill out a caustic solution from a container.
      It could also be rigged to drop an explosive device on somebody. Civilian drones can carry a payload, but the bigger the payload, the bigger the drone. The bigger the drone, the more bucks it takes to acquire one and the more skill it requires to operate it. Just a drone flying around with a video camera on it turned on before launch and turned off when it runs out of battery power or gets back to you is simple enough and could provide useful information. However, there are so many other things that are more important. Like food and water. Medicine. Shelter. all of those are more important to most of us than a drone. Of course, if you have an unlimited budget, there are all sorts of toys that would be fun to have. An armored up four wheel drive truck with puncture proof tires and firing ports would be a fun toy. A surplus MRAP would be a nifty toy and handy to have for the apocalypse. A police department is going to action off its supply of Thompson submachine guns this year or early next year. They are probably each going to go for over $100K. Fun to have in an apocalypse. I’ll have to pass. My Thompson fund is not quite up to $100K yet. In addition here in the PDRK we can’t have anything that looks that dangerous. It scares our masters.

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      • Hottuna7 February 14, 16:00

        Hello L.C.C. In response to your comment, “It could also be rigged to drop an explosive device on somebody.” I like to fish and we already have those. They are rigged to take a bait out far from shore and drop it.

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  7. Homesteader October 20, 03:57

    One item I didn’t see on the list was colloidal silver. I wouldn’t want to face a pandemic or anything else without it.

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    • DKtucson November 5, 17:42

      Colloidial silver is a farce–you can’t process heavy metals and all it will do is eventually turn your skin an ash-blue color-(Argyria)-only quacks will try to sell it to you

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      • Homesteader November 5, 19:21

        You have to consume LARGE quantities of colloidal silver to turn blue. Those people you’ve heard about turning blue usually drank a pint or more a day and it was typically poorly homemade with silver alloyed with other metals, like silver dimes or quarters. You also need very pure water to properly make it. Just putting some on your skin or consuming a teaspoon or less (which is all you need to consume per day) will not turn you blue.

        We make our own using .9999 silver wire, the purest available. We have used colloidal silver, both commercially-made and homemade, for many years for various things. In a lot of those cases, “modern medicine” only made the problems worse. Our doctors even approves of colloidal silver. Their nurses even use it.

        Believe what you want to about colloidal silver. It sounds like you only believe the bad information you’ve read and that you’ve never tried it yourself. That’s your prerogative.

        As for me and mine, we know the benefits of it and will continue to use it – AND WE WON’T TURN BLUE!!!

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  8. Domie October 20, 09:16

    I would also strongly recommend a supplement called Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD for short) As I understand it, this is an enzyme that your body makes from all that Vitamin C we take when we are sick… it is readily available on Amazon. I have noticed a marked improvement in my health since I started taking it. It is cheap at something $10/bottle. I mentioned it to my doctor and when he checked it out he was very excited about it. I have heard referred to as a super anti-oxidant.

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  9. Illini Warrior October 20, 12:36

    Good list overall … not near enough prep discussion about this VERY probable SHTF …

    Tyvek suits are OK and readily available off the shelf at the big box home improvement chains – but – if stockpiling in advance order Tychem suits – not that much more $$$$ and it’s what the pros use & recommend …

    Already mentioned – bleach – or in the alternative pool shock (calcium hypochlorite) – concentrated chlorine that stores longer …

    Item rarely mentioned – pump up garden sprayers for the large job of disinfecting and the quart bottle size hand sprayers for wiping down the interior areas ….

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  10. Labienus October 21, 19:54

    People need to understand, in a pandemic, depending on what it is and how it has mutated, you are probably going to die. There are already infections that are immune to antibiotics. Best way in my opinion to deal with a pandemic, is to quarantine those infected and around them, kill them or let them die off, burn the whole area to sanitize it. Wash and repeat. It isnt pretty or wholesome, but I’m pragmatic, not emotional.

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    • Illini Warrior October 21, 20:34

      Unfortunately burning the number of bodies involved in a pandemic won’t be that eazy – it’ll be more like dragging off the body and stockpiling in a vacant house – fire the entire house and feed it until it’s all ashes ….

      Sanitize any area where bodies fall with a strong disinfecting solution and insecticide for the creepy crawlers that can carry the pestilence …

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  11. Paranoid Peter October 23, 04:40

    What about good old fashioned Arm and Hammer Baking Soda. I read somewhere on the internet that people who used it during the Spanish Flu pandemic didn’t die as much as the people who didn’t use it.

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    • left coast chuck October 25, 02:04

      Used it for what purpose? Ate it? Washed surfaces with it? Washed clothes with it? Added it to their cooking? All of the aforementioned are uses that I know of for baking soda. I don’t think any one of them would have an effect on the influenza virus. Please spell out how they used baking soda to defeat the influenza virus in 1917.

      Perhaps this is one of the many urban legends floating around the internet. I don’t know. I would certainly like to know how it was used, if it actually had some kind of antiviral effect. Keep in mind that influence is a virus and not a bacterium. Many people don’t distinguish between the two, but antibiotics only work on bacteria. They have absolutely no effect on viruses. Substances that are antibacterial may or may not have any effect on viruses. Washing your hands removes both bacteria and viruses by virtue of the soap making the surface of your hand slippery and the water washes them away. It doesn’t necessarily kill them. It is a mechanical process, not a chemical one. Washing one’s hands with baking soda would have no more effect than washing with Fels Naptha Soap or Ivory Soap.

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      • Homesteader November 18, 20:26

        Maybe the simple act of washing their hands was the key. Back then, people didn’t wash like they do today. Even doctors seldom washed their hands between patients. The “scientific community”, if you want to call them that, was just beginning to learn about the connection of bacteria/viruses to diseases and the idea still wasn’t widely accepted.

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  12. Buddy November 18, 16:58

    For a pandemic such as Bird Flu, you do not want Echinacea, or anything else that will boost the immune system.

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  13. monalisa October 23, 16:44

    I’m curious as to WHY only TWO (2) “hard back books” were on the list. I’d personally recommend TWO (2) others; “Herbal Antibiotics” and “Herbal AntiVirals” by Stephen Harrod Buhner. He also wrote a book about treating Lyme disease with herbs (don’t know HOW up-to-date that info is, but would still like to have it anyway). Been seeing some SCARY stats on Lyme disease proliferation…

    Also part of my collection; “A Modern Herbal – Volumes 1& 2” by Ms. M. Grieve (it hasn’t gone out of print since first published (!) by my possibly incorrect reckoning!). You WILL NEED TO DOWNLOAD/PRINT an “Apothecaries List of Measures”” to get the best use out of these books. Given the time that they were written (early 1930″s, WAY prior to Big Pharma!), these were the people you went to if you couldn’t make it yourself!!

    Another set of books I’d recommend are by Juliette de Bairacli Levy. She wrote several… cats, dogs, farm animals, humans… also considered “out-dated”. (I found mine on Amazon, and will get more if possible! Look them over, get what you want/need!) But By-Golly-Gawd if those tomes were ALL I had, I’d USE them!!!

    I’d also recommend Dr. Richard Pitcairn “Natural Health For Dogs and Cats” (homeopathic/nutrition-based) it’s his latest and possibly last (4th) edition… The List isn’t endless, but looks like it.

    Work with your people.. spread the “knowledge acquisition” amongst all the interested parties! You could create a helluva library!!! On ALL sorts of subjects! Just hope someone can use this info, or is maybe inspired to use it!!

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  14. Graywolf12 July 1, 15:33

    I want colloidal silver, Turmeric, garlic, ginger, and oil of oregano in my stock pile.

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  15. Timo February 14, 08:41

    You can’t hide from pandemic unless you live on an isolated remote island. The best way to prep is to boost your immune system. So, get to bed early (before 10 pm), drink enough water, exercise, cut added sugars, stop smoking, be happy, and so on…

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  16. KG5RDY February 14, 14:49

    Become a Ham operator, it’s the only fully reliable form of comuication.

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  17. Heidi February 14, 16:25

    Good suggestions, still need to bore into all messages, thank you!

    I am not that sure how bad it is and what this is.

    I see the Chinese Pres. Xi standing around indoors and on the streets with a skimpy mask over his mouth and nose where airborne pathogens can comfortably go in (and also out). He’s surrounded by people wearing similarly pandemic-insufficient masks. Does Xi want to get infected?

    Other videos show Chinese government workers drag often probably uninfected citizens out of their homes into quarantine. They drag them ‘as is’ (without protection) though apartment houses and areas that probably weren’t even infected yet, which exposes anybody there to any then distributed virus. How dumb is that? To mix healthy with maybe infected people in quarantine areas makes for more sick people. They must know that…

    Then the CDC screws up so heavenly: sending out coronavirus detection kits and then announcing, “oh our bad, these tests aren’t good’

    And then, the US government is screwing up again:
    First they say, 2 plane full of US citizens evacuated from Wuhan will be quarantined in a US Military North of San Diego (in Miramar) where the hospital is being prepared and staff trained for this purpose.

    Then, it turns out however, that at least some of these people (at least one but no more details were reported) were put into UCSD local hospital/s? In the City of San Diego.

    And: At least one of these at UCSD quarantined people was released from the public hospital(s) accidentally for an unknown (not reported) time to roam an unknown (unreported) area due to a mistake in blood sample labelling!

    I have worked for 10 years at UCSD, incl. a medical center and although I’ve seen many silly people and things go on there, I have to assume that personnel would be more careful reading test tube labels related to a pandemic.

    To me, it appears this might (might) be a real-world continuation of the Event 201 simulation. It so looks like it. Why could that be? Control and who knows.

    At least some of the people sickened by whatever and whomever and whyever, are being now also treated with iv Vit C. Something that should be routinely done say some, at least as a complimentary treatment this immune system support ‘bomb’ like vit C is a great approach.

    What I have done to be on the safe side is protect my health even more than before (aside from avoiding crowds as best I can in a city):
    Load up on oral vitamin C (I wish I could do iv-s), magnesium, zinc, selenium, vit A, vit D. And make my husband take his too! Should I see an infection, I will increase our vitamin A intake.

    Washing hands and sanitizing them when out or coming home, is a no-brainer. Keeping hands out of the face too.

    Fortunately, oregano oil, colloidal silver, H2O2, ozone, etc are all in our any day medical chest box already.

    Although I am not convinced about the dangers, it’s getting more important to be ready for an epidemic anyway. As stuff nowadays can ‘happen’ any time.

    Let’s hope we all stay healthy and quarantined and sickened people will get appropriate treatment.

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    • Heidi February 14, 18:59

      I forgot other ‘treatments’ we use:
      Iodine. Best used daily, but esp. when infections and topically if needed of course.

      Also, Dr Sircus thinks baking soda (orally) is also required. We use it daily.

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    • Miss Kitty February 16, 00:31

      I read this the last time it was posted, but had forgotten a lot of it.
      Wish it was posted last month, before the Corona virus really got going.😒

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    • Christa February 17, 21:17

      I’ve noticed all the same things you mentioned. Also, the WHO came out and disputed that “garlic” can help. Why would they do that, nobody is making a profit on garlic?

      During SARS, south Korea did not have any deaths, you can google an LA Times article on how they believe Kim Chee (KimChi) protected them. Kim Chee has raw garlic, ginger, red pepper chili. Whole Foods sells it in a refrigerated section.
      They think the allicin in raw garlic is what protected them during SARS.
      Kim Chee tastes great on a rice cracker with avocado.

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      • Heidi February 18, 01:39

        oh my, the Who?!
        Garlic is the best, ever. I am so grateful I can eat it raw, daily. I even made my 1st batch of ‘black’ garlic (it seems to be dark brown in my case but still tastes fabulous!) I also fermented it in salt water (there it turns green – very nice taste and of course good way to ‘conserve’/preserve it for a while).

        I agree, kimchi is super! Easy to make (to taste, just include what you like). Year back when my back still bothered me, we sometimes ate at a Korean place. One time, I got there with a back pain. I ate kimchi as usual, and low and behold, on our way back home my back pain was gone, gone! I told the proprietor the next time we ate there, she was all smiles and gave me a glass on my way.

        I put a little garlic into my sauerkraut as well, as it gives it an extra bite.

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        • red February 18, 16:05

          Heidi: Salt-free summer kraut, roasted with pieces of garlic on top, and chunks of apple! niio

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          • Heidi February 19, 18:44

            Red: Do you know ‘krautwickler’/stuffed cabbage leaves? My mother’s family (from Transylvania until WW2) made sauerkraut in big barrels; the whole heads. Then during winter the sauerkraut was ready, soft and more or less fermented. You take some of the whole leaves and roll in chopped up sauerkraut with rice and if wanted ground meat. These ‘wicklers’ were then cooked in and on top of a bed of chopped sauerkraut. Cooking may have ruined most of the probiotics, but the taste was excellent. My mother made it many times when I was a kid. You can go wild with modifications but you should try (high quality) sour cream if you eat dairy. You can add cooked potatoes, bone broth/soup stock, onions, (and of course garlic)… Unlimited options. Here in San Diego, I only can make small scale batches of chopped sauerkraut but it’s still a great way to perk up a salad and my gut microbiome.

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            • red February 20, 03:35

              Transvaal? When one stepdaughter moved to NY, Brooklyn, her two youngest, 5 and 6, met the landlord, who was from there. “Dracula! Dracula!” They jumped on him and hugged him. He was shocked, but used to tell them stories of the valiant Count who saved Europe.

              Sounds like halupkis, but tastier. A sauerkraut stuffed pancake is kraut cooked with meat of choice, onions, maybe a carrot for color. Drain, put in a pan and cover with pancake batter, then bake. It’s a good way to incorporate sourdough into a meal when most of us are low-carb. Sour cream is great, traditional, but homemade yogurt works. One quart milk, sterilize, and when it cools, add a heaping tablespoon of raw yogurt. cap, Set it on the fridge for a day or three. Often it jells in 25 hours and tastes sweet. For sour, another 3 days. That’s traditional yogurt as my grandmother learned to make it in the 20s. And, no salt summer kraut makes a salad all unto itself 🙂 niio

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    • Kainoa February 20, 23:14

      Heidi, you may find this article interesting..


      This is a man-made bio-warfare agent, that probably leaked from the Wuhan lab.

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      • red February 21, 04:51

        kainoa: It’s possible, but why would they need it? Japan built plague labs in Inner Mongolia. Mao never destroyed them. Hitler sent as many as he could to the USSR, to his friend, Stalin. Stalin sent SS, Gestapo, and scientists to Mao. The chicoms were paying good money to molecular biologists. niio

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  18. san mateogirl130 February 14, 16:56

    wild lettuce extrat rose herbs excellent for pain control get some today I recommend it. also elderberry and garlic work great.

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  19. Illini Warrior February 14, 17:04

    in regard to a poly sheet sectioned off “sick room” in a home …
    to be totally effective you need an air discharge to the outside – like a small fan out a window (large size computer muffin fan) >> creates a slight low pressure area in that room …

    the room needs to well sealed with the poly sheeting around the door – good “gaffer’s or gorilla tape sealing – for entry a zipper type opening is perfect >> available to prep purchase in advance or improvise DIY using a disected zippered clothing storage bag ….

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  20. KG5RDY February 14, 18:14

    Become a Han operator and get a transceiver, make an inclusive go box. Also good for any major disasters for emergency communications. Check QRZ.com for details.

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  21. left coast chuck February 14, 18:16

    This post is in response to the most recent coronavirus epidemic.

    Other than actually getting the infection, the most important impact of this pandemic is that it interferes with commerce. Japan National Television news reported that there is a shortage of groceries in Singapore. This was caused by Chinese factories that ordinarily supply packaged foods to Singapore shutting down. Nissan Motor Company has suspended production of its automobiles for the duration. This action was occasioned by at least two sources: 1, factory workers not coming in due to either being ill or not wanting to become ill and 2, an attempt to limit the spread of the disease.

    China has announced that some of its factories have also shut down for the above-enumerated reasons.

    A sick trucker can spread the disease far and wide. If the trucking industry gets sick, the disease will become more widespread and retail supplies could become impacted as most deliveries are by truck.

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  22. Pinky February 14, 19:01

    In a garden shed that I purchased from a closed garden center, I found wooden crates filled with Korean war MASH supplies. They are new old stock. The crates are dated 1953, so they were packed to go and then the war ended. These will come in handy for a number of SHTF scenarios. I have enamel bedpans, urinals, & irrigators as well as large packages of gauze bandages, and surgical drapes. Let me know if you want to build your own MASH unit.

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  23. Ted February 14, 19:15

    We should make the enemy nation of china pay for all of this!
    After all, the chinese are the ones who developed this Bio-Weapon, known as coronovirus, and then they’re so incompetent that they let it get away from them before they could unleash it on the USA!

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  24. IvyMike February 15, 01:48

    This new corona virus causes flu like symptoms, but 30% of cases of common cold are caused by Corona viruses that have been around for generations. I used to catch a couple of bad colds every year until, 20 years ago, I started taking one capsule of standardized Echinacae every fourth day. Since then I have not had a single cold, it has also given me perfect protection against the flu. So I think there is a good chance it will protect against this new corona virus.
    China is in the process of declaring victory against the bug and going back to work to avoid a sharp economic downturn. I think they probably over reacted to it, we’ll find out because it’s bound to get a foothold in an urban area somewhere in the world that lacks effective governance and basic healthcare.
    I doubt the effectiveness of masks and respirators against a bug that can be airborne and also persist on hard surfaces for days. Let’s all try to go an hour without touching mouth, nose, eyes, etc…
    Insanely addictive sugar consumption is much more of an American health disaster than any pandemic likely to come around.

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    • red February 15, 06:55

      Mike: Yes, as far as I can find, the ‘plague’ has about 1/3 death rate of the flu. So far, the pandemic is mostly panic from the news media. On the other hand, chicoms are arresting anyone who’s discussing it in any social media. But, that’s socialists. Better to do the wrong thing than nothing. I use zinc, but never go overboard. A lot of viruses are beneficial and zinc is the antibiotic of viruses. niio

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  25. Wannabe February 15, 03:49

    As fast as coronavirus spreads you don’t have months to prepare you have days when an outbreak occurs.

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  26. Mississippi_man February 15, 05:42

    I will wait and see how much effect this has on N, Korea where there are primative medical facilities before I go full on in preps for a Pandemic.

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    • Heidi February 15, 15:28

      I don’t think we’ll hear much out of this isolated country.
      I could guess that they might be better off in N Korea since they don’t have the same ‘conveniences’ as we do in the West (e.g., LED lights more or less day and night in cities, toxic medications/vaccinations which reduce the body’s vitality and actually can poison it, esp the immune system; excess of (esp junk) food and other toxins.) They may be more attuned to natural healing which may give them an advantage… But who knows what is going on there (or here).

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    • red February 15, 17:58

      NK has medical facilities? Where? ! For the princes, sure. niio

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  27. CAGal February 15, 13:52

    Elderberry is also an antiviral and boosts your immune system. Each fall I make a big batch of elderberry syrup to take daily over the winter flu/cold months. I make enough to last until Mid April…when flu season starts to subside.
    Green juice or green smoothies with fresh garlic is also excellent immune booster/ preventive and can be masked with other fruits n veggies.
    Herbal medicine is in my opinion, the key to all of our future health…along with necessary and needed modern medicine. Disease feeds on sugar, plain and simple, cutting sugar out of your diet will boost your immune system. Love all the ideas and suggestions here.

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    • red February 15, 18:02

      Good post. Garlic, and don’t forget the parsley, which kills th smell but enhances the job garlic does. I have Ajo rojo and Cali giant in the garden. Ajo is a Creole garlic that likes heat and a little drought to preform at its best. It doesn’t do well in snowy areas, but does well in the tropics. It can be stored in paper bags hanging in a garage for 10 months. Rojo is so hot, it’s used mostly as a medicinal. And, tyhe cloves are huge, so less waste than most types of garlic. niio

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  28. Any_Amy February 17, 11:55

    Please stop calling the coronavirus outbreak a “pandemic”. It has NOT been given that status (yet). It only adds to fearmongering.

    “If we divide the number of deaths to date, by the total resolved cases, we get a mortality rate of 21%;” Your math is off here. It needs to be divided by the total number of closed cases (7,604) which gives a speculated death rate of 18%, not 21%.

    And antibacterial soap is a contributor to antibiotic resistance… just plain old soap works.

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    • Claude D. February 17, 13:08

      Hi, Any_Amy! Thank you so much for your input. You are absolutely right about the mortality rate. I have just modified it to 18%.
      God bless you,

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  29. Rebecca February 17, 18:57

    I recommend Colloidal silver(Maybe a generator to make your own) and soap

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  30. Christa February 17, 21:25

    Thank you for your website and the informative article.

    Be sure to google
    Kimchi SARS

    Be safe.

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  31. jdkjsi February 24, 03:08

    I’ve been following this pretty closely on Promed-mail, and I just want to point out that the experts are not disagreeing with one another when they talk about the tip of the iceberg and it being as fatal as the flu. The reason some experts are saying we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg is because it is much less dangerous than the confirmed cases would have us believe. The confirmed cases mostly only include cases where people sought medical help, so where their symptoms were sufficient to indicate they had the flu or worse. But if you look at situations like on the cruise ships and quarantine cases, many people test positive but have minimal symptoms and think they only have a cold or allergies, if that. Therefore, there are almost certainly a whole lot more people with the virus, which would drive down the fatality rate to be more like the flu (deaths/number of infected=fatality rate). So the reason experts think it is only as fatal as the flu is because we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg–we are only seeing the severe cases for the most part. A whole lot more people are likely infected as well, but don’t know it. However, it does seem to also be very contagious, and screening methods don’t work well. That all makes it very difficult to contain and therefore dangerous since we have no vaccine like for the flu..

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    • red February 24, 09:35

      jd: For the most part, yes, but we don’t actually have a vaccine for the flu, either. It mutates too fast. anyone who dies has to be processed by law. 3rd world nations may overlook things, but not socialist states, Europe, or the US. So far, the death toll is between common cold and the flu. If theraflu works against flu and colds, than it’ll work against this–zinc and Vitamin C. niio

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