The best products to stock up for the lockdown.

 

If the pandemic has taught every single one of us anything, it’s that we aren’t typically prepared to handle a sudden disruption. To be prepared for ECQ wherever you are located: at home, at work, or in your car, it is very important to include these essentials in your lockdown survival kit. These components are: food, water, first aid, sanitation, and other ECQ must-haves


Note: All information is accurate at the time of writing and subject to change without prior notice. We recommend checking the official ShopBackwebsite for the latest information.


 

Food

 

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  • A minimum of 3 days of perishable food for each person
  • Check expiration dates for food in your kit
  • An alternative is using food bars and dried food specifically formulated for emergency purposes since it has a 5 to 25-year shelf life
  • Baby food and formula, or pet food if needed

Water

 

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  • One gallon of water per person per day for a minimum of 3 days, for drinking, cooking, and sanitation
  • If using bottled water, replace it at least once a year
  • An alternative is using water specifically packaged for emergency purposes since it has a long shelf life, from 5 to 50 years

 

 

Lighting and Communication

 

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  • Battery-powered, solar-powered, or hand-crank radio and a flashlight. If battery-powered, include extra batteries
  • Combination radio/flashlight/cell phone chargers with a siren are newer types of products that rely on hand cracking or solar power, so no batteries are needed
  • Lightsticks and lanterns
  • Candles and waterproof matches
  • Whistle to signal for help

 

 

First Aid

 

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  • Hydrogen peroxide to wash and disinfect wounds
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Alcohol and antiseptic wipes
  • Aspirin and non-aspirin tablets
  • Glucose if you have diabetes
  • Bandage strips
  • Cotton-tipped swabs
  • Tweezers
  • Masks

 

 

Sanitation & Hygiene

 

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  • Tissues
  • Sunscreen
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Bar soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Garbage bag and plastic ties

Note: All information is accurate at the time of writing and subject to change without prior notice. We recommend checking the official ShopBackwebsite for the latest information.


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