In this current pandemic situation, a lot of people ask me how to minimise risk when they are out and about doing essentials like supermarket shopping. One key thing you can do is wear disposable gloves.

The virus can remain viable on surfaces. We should be wearing disposable gloves to reduce our risk of contaminating our hands. Feeling the gloves on your hands will also help to remind you not to touch your face. Disposable gloves or gloves are a useful item in your survival kit as well.

Toilet Paper

toilet paper crisis bidet

Ok, so this current toilet paper crisis is a little out of control. I have found two outside the box solutions for this crisis and to prepare for future disasters.

The quickest and best solution to get around this shortage of toilet paper is to use a bidet. I know right, a little weird. But practical! Using a bidet is actually cleaner than using toilet paper. Check out my favourite, the Luxe Bidet Neo 185.

Another solution is to grow plants! Modern commercial toilet paper itself originated only in the 19th century, before that people used plants. The top three varieties of toilet paper plants to grow are Mullein, Indian Coleus and Dombeya Burgessiae. The leaves of all these plants are soft, absorbent, and do not commonly cause any type of allergic reaction. Imagine the savings if you were to grow your own toilet paper plants, whether you’re in a survival situation or not!

Infection prevention

phone sanitizer

Our phones are an item that are hard to clean, but often exposed to germs and possibly this corona virus.

There really is more than washing your hands and hand sanitizer to prevent infection. I intend to showcase more ideas in future.

I came across this standout product I had to mention, it actually safely disinfects your phone with UV.

Check it out: HoMedics UV-Clean Phone Sanitizer.

face masks

Face masks for virus prevention

Like most of you I have seen many people sporting face masks to protect against this current pandemic crisis. I am all for prepping, however for most of us masks are simply not needed.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance is that the general public should not use face masks to protect themselves from coronavirus. Despite this they are sold out almost everywhere. There is some debate, some say they do help to some degree, but the fact is that doing other things like washing your hands and using hand sanitizer is a much better way of preventing infection.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer

At time of writing, due to the current crisis, hand sanitizer is hard to find, but did you know you can easily make your own home-made, natural hand rub? Follow this simple guide.


  • 2/3 of a cup of rubbing alcohol (vodka is ok as well)
  • 1/3 of a cup of aloe vera
  • 10 drops of anti-microbal essential oils such as lavender oil or tea-tree oil (optional but recommended)

Then mix in a clean container. Store it in a bottle. Done!

Corona virus

Corona Virus

The current Corona Virus, aka COVID-19, has rightfully caused a lot of panic. Why not be prepared for this virus? At time of writing, current projections suggest that in Australia, for example, up to 60 per cent of the population may become infected. Expert Marc Lipsitch from Harvard University, earlier this month suggested that 40-70% of the world’s population will become infected.

Your safety and your family’s should rightfully be your concern. This site can help you prepare to bug out, should things get bad enough for you to need to isolate, and serve as a guide for making bug out bags and survival kits.