15 Must-Have Emergency Supplies for a Pandemic

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Must have emergency supplies for a pandemic

At this moment, the world collectively battles the pandemic novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As a way to halt the spread of this disease, many countries are tending towards a lockdown.

If you are already in a lockdown or if you might be in a lockdown soon, you will need supplies to get you through the period. Coming up with a list of pandemic supplies to get may not be as easy as people imagine. To make things easy, we have compiled a list of must-have emergency supplies for a pandemic.

1. Dechoker Anti Choking Device

Dechoker Anti Choking Device

As the name says, the Dechoker Anti-choking device is used to stop choking and it works for anyone 12 months and older. The product comes with a guide on how to use it and this guide is easy to learn. The anti-choking device offers an advantage of not causing complications linked to doing the Heimlich maneuver.

2. Immunocal HMS-90 Supplements

Immunocal HMS-90 Supplements

The Immunocal HMS-90 is a supplement containing a glutathione precursor, whey protein isolate, creatinine, and minerals. These substances help improve the immune system, increase energy levels, and fight stress. The pack comes with 30 pouches each containing 12.5 grams of the powder.

3. AdirMed Dual-Lock Medicine Cabinet

AdirMed Dual-Lock Medicine Cabinet

The AdirMed Medicine Cabinet is a space to store medicines and other medical supplies away from the reach of children. It comes with 2 locks and is offered in 5 colors (green, blue, purple, red, and white). The cabinet measures 21” x 16” x 6” and has 5 compartments for medicines of different sizes. It can be used in homes, offices, and schools.

4. Purell Touch-Free Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

Hand sanitizing is best done in such a way that you do not have to touch the sanitizer before your hands are sanitized. The Purell Touch-Free Dispenser helps achieve this as it automatically dispenses the sanitizer when you place your hands beneath it. It can take 1200ml of sanitizer and can be refilled easily.

5. Combat Wipes

Combat Wipes

Combat wipes come with 25 biodegradable wet wipes for women. These wipes are made from natural viscose and are useful for maintaining hygiene all over the body including the hand and the face. The wipes are infused with calendula and cranberry for a balanced pH and they contain no alcohol.

6. KONMED 20-Pieces CPR Mask

KONMED 20-Pieces CPR Mask

KONMED CPR mask is a one-way CPR valve placed in the mouths of patients who need CPR. It is used to avoid direct contact with the patient’s face to avoid contamination. These masks come in a pouch with a keychain and they are suitable for adults and children. Emergencies like drowning, heart attack, and respiratory impairments will require resuscitation. If you know how to administer CPR, you can help bring the patient away from danger then get them to the hospital. 

7. MCR Medical CPR Rescue Mask

MCR Medical CPR Rescue Mask

The MCR Medical CPR rescue mask consists of a CPR mask and a one-way valve. The mask and the valve are fitted together and they come in a hard casing. This CPR mask can be used in adults and children but is not suitable for infants.

8. ER Emergency Ration

The ER Emergency Ration is a nutritious calorie ration in a box. The box contains four 2400-calorie bars and each 2400-calorie bar is divided into six 410-calorie rations. Certainly, food is one of the most important emergency supplies for a pandemic.

During this pandemic, many people will be unable to cook. They may also be unable to get food delivered to them quickly because many fast food outlets may be overwhelmed with orders during this period. However, with the ER Emergency Ration, they have a quick source of calories to maintain the functions of the body.

9. Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets

Potable Aqua Water Purification Tablets

This product comes with 2 bottles containing 50 tablets each. One of the bottles contains germicidal tablets that work to kill microorganisms in water.

The other bottle contains PA+Plus for improving the appearance and taste of the water. You have to wait for 35 minutes after you add the tablets to water before you drink it.

10. SAS Safety 66518 Raven Black Gloves

SAS Safety 66518 Raven Black Gloves

This product is a pack of 100 nitrile gloves. The gloves have beaded cuffs and are ambidextrous. They are also resistant to tearing and abrasion. The gloves have a tough exterior that allows for easy gripping.

They are useful when caring for a sick person when administering first aid, and to maintain hygiene while cleaning.

11. Carrom Game Board

Carrom Game Board

Stuck inside and not having anything fun to do can make the lockdown very boring. The Carrom game board offers you an escape from possible boredom.

On this game board, you can play over 100 games including backgammon, checkers, caroms, chess, pursuit, and crokinole. Included in the pack are 2 cue sticks, 44 playing pieces, instruction booklet, and number discs.

12. Aquatabs


Aquatabs is a brand of tablets used in purifying water. The contents of the tablets are said to be active against viruses, bacteria, and spores.

The tablets are suitable for the purification of water at a temperature as low as 4°C. To use this product, add 1 tablet to 1 liter of water and stir for 10 minutes. After stirring, wait 30 minutes before consuming the water.

13. Arcane Tinman Card Sleeves

Arcane Tinman Card Sleeves are meant to protect the cards from your card game from germs, dirt, liquid, and stains.

The pack comes with 100 sleeves and in 5 different colors. The sleeves are suitable for cards measuring 2.5” x 3.5”.

14. GOOACC GRC-54 100 Count Zipper Poly Bags

These re-sealable zipper-lock poly bags measure 2.7” x 2”. Each pack contains 150 bags made from polythene.

The bags can be used for storing food items, seeds, candy, medications, and children’s toys. They provide protection from dust, moisture, and germs.

15. Hopkins Medical Products Antimicrobial Shoulder Bag

This bag is perfect for storing and carrying medical supplies around easily. The material used in making the bag contains Microban which provides antimicrobial protection.

The bag is waterproof and weighs less than 2 lbs. it also comes with a separate compartment for dirty items.

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Wrapping it up

While these items are must-have emergency supplies for a pandemic, one must avoid overstocking them. Your priority should be hygiene and while being hygienic physically, you should not forget to be hygienic mentally. Do not forget to engage in activities that can help your mind relax.

Patrick Cooper

Patrick has over a decade’s experience writing about consumer electronics on the web. An avid traveller, he is the father of two adopted pitbulls and a greyhound. Cheif editor at WhatRocksAndWhatSucks.com, right now Patrick lives in Austin, TX. Reach him at patrick@wraws.com.