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Tips and Gear You’ll Need to Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic

If you are the kind of person who always wants to be updated with the latest happenings around, you know that the novel coronavirus is still dominating the news.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

If you are the kind of person who always wants to be updated with the latest happenings around, you know that the novel coronavirus is still dominating the news. After months of battling with it, the end is still nowhere in sight. Some places may have implemented less strict rules and regulations and most establishments started to reopen, but that does not mean the fight is over. COVID-19 is still around and it is an enemy we cannot see. That is why it is crucial to know how to get through this pandemic without you and your loved ones getting sick.

Before we list down the most important things you need to prepare and keep in order to survive the pandemic, here are some guidelines you should follow.

  • Make time to clean and disinfect touched surfaces and your gadgets and tools.
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds (all of us probably memorize this by now).
  • As much as possible, stay at home. But if you need to go out for an essential errand, do not forget to wear a face mask or face covering and keep at least six feet distance from other people.
  • When you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with your elbow or use a tissue and throw it in the trash can right away.

Now here are the essential things you need to keep to get through this pandemic.

Food. Yes, this should be on top of your list.

Be sure you have plenty of food at home that can last such as rice, dried beans, pasta, and canned goods. Canned chicken, beef, and turkey are great sources of protein too. You can also keep some fruits and vegetables that will be good for a week or two. Stock up on the snacks and drink mixes as well. Do not forget coffee or tea especially if you cannot get through the day without it. Of course, your fur babies need to survive too, so it is advised to store food for them as well.

First aid and emergency kits are a must.

It is better to prepare a good supply of over-the-counter medicine for minor illnesses. Buy cough syrup, cough drops, pain relievers, and always have a first aid kit on hand. And just like with the food, have your pet's medication too.

Water is vital, have a good supply of it.

Bottled water can be an excellent option for a two-week supply. But you can also go for gallons. If you can, also purchase fruit juices and sports drinks such as Gatorade.

Soap, alcohol, and hand sanitizer

You know how difficult to find these especially during the first few months of the outbreak. But even the stock is gradually starting to trickle in, it is still important to have a few stocks at home. You do not need to hoard, a few bottles of alcohol and bars of soap will be just fine.

Your shield-- face mask.

Everyone is required to wear a face mask or face-covering in public. If you prefer surgical masks, you can buy in stores near you, but make sure you also have a cloth face mask that you can wash and wear again in case surgical masks run out of stock again.

A water boiler may come in handy.

If you are a coffee or tea lover, a water kettle or boiler is your best friend. You can heat water faster using a boiler than the stove so you might want to have one on hand.

Make a plan in case one of your family members gets sick.

Prepare a plan of things you should do when someone in your home gets sick. You can list down things such as emergency contact information, hospitals, and clinics near your place, and which room in your house should be used for a sick member of the family.

Other essential things

Don't forget to pick up stuff like shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, and baby supplies if there is a baby in your house.

We hope the tips we provided above will help you get through this pandemic. Just always remember: Do not panic and do not hoard stuff. You are not preparing for a zombie apocalypse, you are just going to prevent yourself and your loved ones catch the virus and survive the pandemic.