The new decade of 2020 is certainly off to an interesting start with this worldwide pandemic of Coronavirus. While there’s no need to panic over this respiratory infection, we do need to prepare our homes in case we’re required to quarantine for several weeks.
Even if we’re not required to quarantine, there could be some short-term food shortages if farms and factories are forced to reduce or stop production due to an outbreak. Shipping companies could be in the same position of not having enough staff to deliver supplies to stores. So it’s wise to make sure we have enough supplies on hand for several weeks.
Many of us have fallen into the habit of simply picking up a few things from the store on the way home from work each day, or we just go through the drive-through for dinner. As a result, our pantries are rather empty.
So what should we be stocking up on in case there’s a quarantine?
Shopping for a possible quarantine is different than disaster preparedness. In a natural disaster it’s likely there will be no electricity or running water so we need to stock up on shelf-stable foods and plenty of water.
But that’s not the case here. We simply need to make sure we have enough every-day items on hand to last us for 2-3 weeks. The trouble is, these items are so familiar to us that we tend to overlook many items. Except toilet paper….we all know to stock up on that, right? <end sarcasm>
So to help spark your memory as you create your emergency shopping list, I created this tip sheet.
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