The Ultimate Ebola Preparedness Kit

Ebola Preparedness Supplies Kit

The Ultimate Ebola Preparedness Kit

 

How To Protect Yourself During an Ebola Outbreak

Chapter 1. Respirators / Masks

Respirators are available in a wide variety of options from cheap and disposable to reusable with replaceable filters. Respirators serve a few purposes:

1) Prevent transmission to you — Splash protection (bodily fluids, vomit, etc) and protection from infectious liquid droplets (coughing, sneezing, etc).

2) Prevent transmission from you to someone else

3) Reminder not to touch your face in case you’ve touched any surfaces that may be contaminated

Section 1. Disposable Respirators

Name Protection Level Price Where To Buy
3M N95 (120-Pack) Good
3M N95 w/ Valve (10-Pack) Good
✔︎ Moldex N99 (10-Pack) Very Good
3M N100 (Single) Excellent

 

Section 2. Half Facepiece Respirators

Name Protection Level Price Where To Buy
3M 6502QL (Single) Excellent
✔︎ 3M 7500 Excellent
3M Tekk Excellent

 

Section 3. Full Facepiece Respirators

Name Protection Level Price Where To Buy
3M 7000 Excellent
✔︎ 3M Ultimate FX Excellent
3M 7162 Excellent
3M 6800 Excellent

 

Chapter 2. Gloves

Nitrile gloves are resistant to oil, fuel, chemicals, viruses, and blood borne pathogens. They’re also 3x more puncture resistant than rubber gloves.

Name Thickness Price Where To Buy
High Five Cobalt Nitrile (100-Count) 4mm
Dynarex Nitrile Heavy Duty (100-Count) 4mm
SafeTouch Nitrile (100-Count) 4mm
✔︎ Liberty Nitrile Industrial (100-Count) 6mm

 

Chapter 3. Goggles

Goggles will protect the area surrounding the eyes to prevent particles, chemicals, and airborne infectious droplets from striking your eyes.

Name Protection Level Price Where To Buy
Neiko 53875B Excellent
3M Tekk Excellent
DEWALT DPG82-11C Excellent
✔︎ Uvex S3970DF Stealth Excellent

 

Chapter 4. Suits

Tyvek is a very strong, impermeable synthetic material that is difficult to tear. Coveralls are used in some light hazmat applications but do not provide the protection of a full hazmat suit. These probably don’t need to be at the top of your list unless you’re planning on treating an Ebola patient or venturing into a highly infected area.

Name Protection Level Price Where To Buy
DuPont Tyvek TY122S Good
✔︎ Lakeland ChemMax Level B Very Good
DuPont TK600TLY Level A Excellent

 

Chapter 5. Sanitization

Sanitizers are tremendously effective in preventing the spread of disease. WHO recommends a 1:10 ratio of bleach to water for treating contaminated surfaces. Bleach can also be used to treat drinking water at a ratio of 8 drops of bleach to 1 gallon of water.

Name Price Where To Buy
✔︎ Purell Pump Bottle, Original, 8 Ounce (Pack of 12)
Clorox Concentrated (8-Pack)
Isopropyl Alcohol Handy Wipe (50-Count)
✔︎ Ultra Clorox Germicidal Bleach (6-Count)
Clorox 30577 Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipe (150-Count)
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes (225-Count)

 

Chapter 6. Medicine

Treating diarrhea, dehydration, and infection are at the top of the list of standard care while treating Ebola.

Name Purpose Price Where To Buy
✔︎ Kirkland Signature Anti-Diarrheal, 400-Count Caplets Anti-Diarrhea
✔︎ Nuun Electrolyte Enhanced Drink Tablets Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)
EMERGEN-C ELECTRO MIX Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT)
✔︎ Maximum GSE Liquid Concentrate Infection Treatment
Tea Tree Oil Infection Treatment

 

Chapter 7. Food

While food isn’t directly an Ebola related prep, you should consider having a 2-3 month supply in case of an outbreak in your area. Even if there isn’t an outbreak, it’s comforting to know that you have a store of emergency food.

Prepare to go into isolation if the virus starts popping up in cities near you. While everyone won’t be able to voluntarily do so, minimizing exposure to people and public places will greatly increase your chances of survival and further transmitting the virus to others.

Most serious “preppers” have been adding to their food storage over time, little by little. If you’re in a rush, don’t know a lot about long-term food storage and just want peace of mind — a great place to start is with off-the-shelf emergency food buckets.

You don’t have to worry about finding food grade buckets, mylar bags, vacuum sealers, canning, etc. They have a very long shelf-life (20-30 years), so even if you don’t need them in the near future, they’ll be invaluable if there’s ever a natural disaster, terrorist attack, extended power outage, etc.

Name Servings Price Where To Buy
Augason Farms 30-day Emergency Pail 300
Mountain House 72-Hour Kit 9
Wise Company Emergency Food 720
Wise Company Emergency Food 104
Auguson Farms 1 Year Kit 5,213
Datrex 3600 Emergency Food Bar (20-Case) 360
ER Emergency Ration 2400 Calorie Bars 4
Peter Pan 40 oz (3-Count) N/A
5 Gallon Food Grade Empty Buckets (3-Count) N/A
Mylar Bags and Oxygen Absorbers N/A

 

Chapter 8. Water

Start by buying and storing bottled water or water jugs. You can also fill empty two-liter bottles that have been cleaned with tap water. Most people can survive on less than the recommended (1 gallon/person day) unless they’re extremely active, but keep in mind some of your stored food may require water to prepare. Your needs may also vary depending on your age, health, and climate. You’ll also need water for sanitation purposes (washing hands, flushing toilets, etc).

If you run out of stored water and need to treat water, there are many options available. You can filter and boil water. You can disinfect water with bleach, chlorine, or tablets. As a last resort when treated water is no longer available, you can use a water filter like the LifeStraw or any other type of camping water filter. Note: Most “Filters” do not filter viruses. Treat water first. Buy a “Purifier” to filter viruses. The LifeStraw Personal Filter and Katadyn Filters DO NOT filter viruses from water. The LifeStraw Family Water Purifier DOES filter out viruses.

Name Treats / Water Price Where To Buy
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter 1000 Liters
Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets 25 Liters
Datrex Emergency Water Pouch (64-Count) (64) 125 ml pouches
Reservoir Emergency Water Storage (64) 125 ml pouches
Katadyn Pocket Water Filter 50,000 Liters
✔︎ LifeStraw Family Water Purifier 18,000 Liters

 

Chapter 9. General Preparedness

It’s difficult to prepare for everything. Generally, it’s recommended to prepare for events that are most likely to happen around you. Ask yourself — where do you live and what are one or two of the things that have the greatest probability of happening? Once you answer that question, you can start preparing for specific scenarios. Regardless of what those scenarios might be, besides food and water, there are basics preps that apply to everyone and should be a priority when you begin prepping.

Tip: Try to buy items that share the same power or fuel source. Don’t buy flashlights that take CR123 batteries if you don’t own anything else that uses CR123 batteries. Some products are dual fuel like the Coleman Dual Fuel Stove and Coleman Dual Fuel Lantern which can both use regular unleaded gasoline from the gas station or your car’s gas tank.

Section 1. Light

Name Fuel/Power Price Where To Buy
Rayovac LED Lantern (3) D Batteries
100 Hour Emergency Candle Liquid Paraffin
12 Hour Glow Sticks (10-Count) Chemical
Energizer Crank Flashlight Crank
Fenix LD15 High Performance Flashlight (1) AA Battery
Stansport Oil Lantern Lamp Oil
Coleman Compact Lantern Propane
✔︎ Coleman Dual Fuel Lantern Coleman Fuel or Unleaded Gas

Section 2. Heat

Name Fuel Price Where To Buy
Mr. Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater Propane
Century Infrared Heater Propane
Mr. Heater 80,000 BTU Propane Convection Heater Propane
✔︎ Sengoku Kerosene Heater Kerosene
Emergency Mylar Blankets N/A

Section 3. Cooking

Name Fuel Price Where To Buy
VitalGrill Survival Stove Organic
Coleman 1-Burner Stove Propane
✔︎ Coleman Dual Fuel Stove Coleman Fuel or Unleaded Gas
Esbit Lightweight Camping Cook Set Fuel Tablets

Section 4. Self Defense / Personal Safety

Name Price Where To Buy
✔︎ Police Style Pepper Spray
Vipertek Stun Gun
KA-BAR Knife

Section 5. Miscellaneous

Name Notes Price Where To Buy
Coleman First Aid Kit 205 Pieces
Gerber Fire Starter Ferrocerium
Weatherproof Matches 25 Matches
The Friendly Swede Carabiner All-in-one
Ready America Grab-‘n-Go Emergency Kit Keep one in your trunk
Sangean Emergency Radio 1 Minute Crank for 30 Minutes of Use

 

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