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