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How to Quarantine Your Family During an Outbreak

by Craig
  Photo courtesy During a disease outbreak, you may need to quarantine your family to keep disease from entering into your home.  But it's difficult to quarantine your family if you don't have supplies on-hand to survive during a long period of time. You may also encounter a situation where you have a sick family member that needs to be quarantined from the rest of the household. If you don't come in close contact with a virus, you can't get sick from it. The purpose of quarantine, then, is to prevent the possibility of coming into contact with a virus [...]

Disinfecting Supplies to Stock Up on for Pandemics

When a pandemic occurs and you fear for your family's health and safety, it might be too late to get the supplies you need.  Think about those times when a bad storm is headed your way and the store sells out of essentials. With a pandemic, it will be difficult to get the most important things you need, so you need to stock up on them ahead of time and be prepared.  Let's take a look at the most important things you'll need to keep onhand. Bleach is an inexpensive solution for cleaning and it kills germs better than just [...]

Cover Your Family’s Hygiene Necessities for a Pandemic Isolation Period

by Craig
After food and water, hygiene products are the next items that disappear from shelves when a pandemic strikes. So your odds of getting what you have to have during a time when needs are elevated is slim. You want to prepare now so that you don't have to fight crowds. Plus, you want to make sure you can stay isolated from them so that you won't bring any illness back to your own home. You'll want to figure out how much of each hygiene product your family goes through by adding up what you normally go through in a year's [...]

Buying Your Own Protective Gear for Pandemics

by Craig
When a pandemic breaks out, it's important that you have protective gear on hand.  Once the emergency happens, it will be very difficult to get what you actually need - so it's crucial that you're prepared ahead of time. There are many different items that can help protect you, depending on the type of illness that's spreading.  In the case of a pandemic that would require this type of equipment, you'll most likely be looking at a virus that has become airborne - but something like Ebola can be highly infectious in close quarters, and even sweat left on a [...]

Building a Separate Attachment for Quarantine Purposes

by Craig
If someone in your family becomes ill, it may be necessary to put them into quarantine.  Of course, you want to take care of your loved ones, but you also want to minimize infecting people who are not ill. If you have a recreational vehicle, a pool house, garage apartment, detached garage, or guest cottage, you'll have an easy time converting it into a quarantine area.  You'll start by cleaning out the area to make room for people who are ill and sealing off any exits and windows with plastic sheeting and duct tape. You'll also want to create a [...]