Thursday, April 30, 2009

Influenza Kit

Almost a year ago the Lovely Crazy Lady on Road 80 did a post on Making Pandemic Influenza Kits and I thought it a marvellous idea for my 72 hr kit/Home storage... but alas did nothing about it...

Until this week...

Supplies: vitamins, fever and pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen), anti-diarrhea medication, soap, bleach, hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, thermometer, box of disposable gloves, at least 1 high quality surgical mask, electrolyte drinks and baking soda.

She did another reminder post this week, so on monday I went to get the supplies. I suppose the Swine Flu also has me in action. Do I believe having some bleach, and vitamins on hand will save me?? Well of course not... but I suppose it is best to be prepared, as when pandemics get out of hand, you WILL have to treat family members at home as hospitals will be too full.

I don't like Panic buying (think Y2K, bird flu etc) and try to avoid it, but you gotta get a little something sometimes. I like to think these small disasters around the world serve to remind me... Nudge ME.... to put more effort into my Food Storage (pretty non existant)

So I have prepared pretty good 72 hour Kits and a Pandemic Flu Kit in the last year... Pretty pleased with that effort...(but honestly if something bad happened around the world.. we would probably be dead in 2 weeks or so).... now moving on to some decent food storage... the hard one..

For those interested please read Crazy Lady's Post on what to put in a Pandemic Flu Kit and visit this site for important advice on health pandemics Pandemic Preparedness Planning

5 comments:

katy said...

great post. i keep meaning to get some things together. thanks for the reminder.

Bindi said...

AWESOME! I just was prompted by your post to make up a list of flu kit things for the sisters in RS on Sunday. There is already one confirmed case of swine flu here in Vienna. Much better to be prepared.

Jan the crazy lady said...

Good for you Bobbie. Not a sign of panic, just a wise move girl. Thanks for spreading the kit idea.

Have a great day down under.

Carli said...

Good idea - I like your list and will be following in line right behind you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bobbie,
this (your post and current world events) are great reminders to get my house (and pantry) in order. I really haven't even thought about storing health things (aside from soap and tampons - i just bought up big and then tidied up the bathroom cupboard and discovered months more supply!!!)

I thought the following post was a good reminder not to panic!

http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/04/29/swine-flu—sorry-it’s-not-the-apocalypse/

thanks Jenny

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