So much for having a peaceful new year. The fires are over and I wanted to relax, breathe deeply and write a novel.
There’s a new virus outbreak in China called the Corona virus. I wasn’t worried at first when I thought it was just in China because Australia is far away and we are gert by sea. But now I’m reading that we have the virus here, so I’m worried.
Bf isn’t worried, but I am and I don’t want to wait until its too late and shelves are empty. People laugh at Preppers, but I think being prepared is human instinct. I prepared for the fires, so I need to prepare for this.
Buy large plastic bottles of water incase the pipes are damaged or fill with brown water.
Buy tinned food like soup, baked beans, small tins of tuna or chicken.
Dry noodles and pasta that can be cooked in hot water.
Shelf milk in a carton.
Jars of sauce and pesto.
Mouthwash with alcohol.
Buy things that will have a long shelf life that you buy anyway, like peanut butter and rice.
Baby powder formula and tinned baby food if you have a baby. Adults can eat this too.
Buy masks in a box.
Latex gloves for first aid, leather gloves for carrying firewood and to prevent splinters.
Saline for rinsing eyes.
Extra fuel or wood for the fireplace.
Blankets incase you run out of wood or the power goes out.
First aid equipment Band Aids, bandages, Dettol, sharp stainless steel scissors, snake and spider bite kit, etc.
Baby wipes or wet wipes.
Micro fibre clothes that can be washed and reused.
Toilet paper in plastic packaging.
Hand cleaner with a high alcohol content. I don’t like this stuff because it stings my hands a bit when I rub it in, but if it saves my life then I’ll use it.
Pack a bag of clothing. Think of hiking clothes and study boots that will protect your feet if you need to walk over broken glass or gravel.
There’s no need for panic. Just buy extra to prepare for the unexpected, watch a trusted news service in your area and ask the local doctors what is happening and what you should do.
You probably already have some of this stuff in your home, so go look for it.
(c) ASD and me 2020