COVID Pandemic: Prepare for a Second Lockdown

COVID Pandemic: Prepare for a Second Lockdown

( – The coronavirus is far from gone, especially with a recent uptick in cases in the US. Hopefully, if you weren’t prepared the first time around, you learned a valuable lesson. Whether you were prepared or not for the first run, there is a serious possibility of a second lockdown and you need to be prepared.

What You Should Get

If the first (and hopefully last) wave of lockdowns has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be prepared and that things can get crazy very fast. People were panic buying toilet paper, panic buying food, and just panicking in general. That’s something we want to avoid. So what do you need to prepare yourself for the next plausible lockdown?


Cities, counties, and even some countries have mandated masks. Disposable and N95 masks should be used for one day only. Reusable masks should be washed at least once a day. Be sure to have enough masks so that you can treat them as disposable ones.


Disposable latex or nitrile gloves are used to prevent cross-contamination. Governments haven’t recommended the use of gloves because people don’t use them properly. You should still stock up on them though.


You’re gonna want to get a bunch of these. This includes disinfectants, bleach, and rubbing alcohol. Disinfectant wipes are ideal to have as well if you can track some down.

Toilet Paper/Paper Towels

While it’s better to get both, one or the other is fine. In a pinch, paper towels can be used when you release your bowels. Blue shop towels prove to be more useful than regular paper towels (and smoother). Paper/shop towels are great when disinfecting stuff as well.

Food and Water

These items might as well be a free space on your pandemic prepper bingo card. There’s no need to stress how important both of these items are. Make sure you stock up on plenty of food; at least one year’s worth is ideal.

Water is much more important than food. Stock up on bottled water, and really as much water as you can. The more the merrier. Just be sure to replace old products with new ones to avoid stagnation and spoiling.

Also, something that shouldn’t be overlooked is entertainment. It’s easy to get bored fast when you’re stuck at home. Board games, cards, and puzzles are great ways to both have fun and keep your brain sharp. Video games are fun and cool too, just remember they need electricity, which is something we may not always have.

Final Thoughts

While we all hope that there isn’t a second lockdown, we still need to prepare for it. That way if it does end up happening we’re covered. Even the best preppers in the world learned something during the first lockdown; and you bet they’re going to use that lesson to improve their preps moving forward.

Stay sharp, stay safe, and don’t get caught scrambling for supplies. The worst time to prepare for an emergency is during one.

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