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Stock up on disinfectants before you need them!
Disinfectants will help you get ready for the cold and flu season
and will help you prepare for whatever outbreak or pandemic
comes your way. The caveat is that you have to use disinfectants
properly and know that all disinfectants are not created equally.

The Center's For Disease Control (CDC) says to "Clean and
disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces" as a way to
help stop the spread of a virus. The CDC also advises that
outbreaks such as Coronavirus transmit through "close personal
contact, such as touching or shaking hands."

Your hands pick up viruses on contact of surfaces and spread to
others in close personal contact, which is why using disinfectants
is an important part of your preparedness plan for outbreaks,
epidemics and pandemics. Below are some of the best
disinfectants to consider for cleaning surfaces to get rid of the
bacteria, fungi and viruses that cause illness...

List of the Best Disinfectants for Preppers
Disinfectants are important for controlling contagion. According
to the CDC, "
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
can survive on some surfaces, like towels, razors, furniture, and
athletic equipment for hours, days, or even weeks." Such
illnesses then spread to others who touch the contaminated
surface. A contaminated surface leaves it open for a virus to get
into a cuts or scrapes of a person who touches it. A person who
touches a contaminated surface may also touch their eyes, nose
or ears enabling the virus to enter that way. And finally, a person
who touches a contaminated surface may spread the virus to
another person he or she touches as with a handshake.

Cleanliness is important, but there's a distinct difference
between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning and disinfecting are
two different concepts best described by the video at the bottom
of the page. You can clean with soap and water, but to disinfect
it requires an agent to destroy bacteria, viruses and fungi.

It's also important to distinguish between antibacterials and
disinfectants. What's the difference between a disinfectant and
an antibacterial? Here's a quick overview:

  • Antibacterials will not destroy viruses. The job of an
    antibacterial is to kill or remove bacteria (not viruses or
    fungi). Moreover, antibacterials and antiseptics apply to skin
    (living tissue) and not surfaces.

  • Disinfectants are a chemical liquid that will destroy
    bacteria, viruses and fungi. Think of a disinfectant as a
    trifecta combatting the germs that cause illness.
    Disinfectants apply to surfaces (not living tissues). You'll
    want plenty of disinfectants on hand come cold and flu
    season, and if you're a prepper you'll want the best
    disinfectants to help you get through a pandemic.

There are many kinds of disinfectants for preppers to stockpile
and we've listed the best of them below including some natural

Here's a list of the best disinfectants for preppers:

Prepper Disinfectant #1: Chlorine Bleach.
Cholorine bleach is a popular surface disinfectant that preppers
sometimes also use to
disinfect water. The United States
Homeland Security Website on disaster planning suggests
Americans use household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper
for use as a disinfectant. If you use this method of chlorine
bleach to disinfect, be sure to use a pure bleach without any
added scents. Avoid bleaches that contain perfumes, dyes and
other additives as you may later down the line be tempted to
use bleach to disinfect water.

Bleach is a group of chemicals, which disinfects often by
oxidation. Ever popular with preppers, bleach is among the
supplies preppers hoard. It's interesting to note that bleach is
among the
supplies that expire. Before you stock up on too much
bleach, consider the
ten things to know about prepping with

  • How to use Bleach as a Disinfectant: To make a
    disinfectant with bleach, dilute  nine parts water to one part
    bleach. In an emergency, bleach can also treat water. This
    will take 16 drops unscented liquid bleach per gallon of
    water. (Be sure it is not scented, it is not color safe or has
    any added cleaners). Certainly bleach is high on the list of
    prepper necessities, yet there are some cautions and
    alternatives to bleach to consider. Read more about bleach
    before you get too much.

Prepper Disinfectant #2: Lysol.
Lysol is the go-to disinfectant. It's a familiar brand of cleaning
and disinfecting products. Here are two prepper favorites:

  • Lysol Kitchen cleaner, above right kills Salmonella, E. coli,
    Listeria monocytogenes, Staph, HIV-1 AIDS Virus, and
    MRSA. It contains no abrasives or bleach, but will help you
    cut through tough kitchen grease and grime. Use on sinks,
    countertops, appliances, tables and walls.

  • Lysol Wipes , pictured at the top of the page, disinfects and
    kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including 8 cold and flu
    virus. The unique micro-pocket pattern of the wipes quickly
    traps and lifts germs and 95% of allergens, which is why it's
    not only a prepper favorite, but an American household
    favorite. It's safe to use on electronics including your
    Smartphone, tablet or remote controls. Alternatively, try a
    hospital favorite.

Prepper Disinfectant #3: Dispatch.
When the serious pandemics come to town, you'll want to
dispatch a hospital favorite  ~ Dispatch. Dispatch is the
intermediate-level hospital disinfectant wipe that meets OSHA
guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in healthcare
facilities. They are ready to use, 1 step cleaner-disinfectant
wipes containing a 1:10 bleach dilution.

Dispatch Hospital Cleaner Disinfectant Towels with bleach is EPA
registered to kill a total of 58 microorganisms. It's trusted by
hospitals because it has a proven efficacy against outbreak-
causing viruses Influenza A and B viruses,
Measles Virus and
Norovirus. These premoistened towels are EPA-registered to kill
C. Difficile spores in 3 minutes and other common healthcare
pathogens just 1 minute. These wipes kill 99.9999% of C.
difficile spores, according to the current EPA recommended
testing standard.

Prepper Disinfectant #4: Steramine.
A prepper favorite is Steramine Quaternary Sanitizing Tablets.
When the bleach runs out, consider Steramine! This multipurpose
cleaning solution for commercial and household applications,
pictured immediate left,  is compact. Just one bottle of
Steramine Quaternary Sanitizing Tablets makes 150 gallons of
cleaning solution! (Besides, bleach only lasts six months.)

Read more about the
prepper's favorite for santizing, Stereamine.

Prepper Disinfectant #5: Alcohol.
Alcohol can act as a disinfectant in an emergency. As a multi-use
survival tool, it's good to stock up on rubbing alcohol and vodka
and even mouthwash, which has an alocohol base

  • Rubbing Alcohol: rubbing alcohol is a disinfectant, which
    may surprise you! Rubbing alcohol is a disinfectant as well
    as an albeit painful disinfectant for wounds. Rubbing alcohol
    is a surface disinfectant, but it's also as an antiseptic for
    the skin.Compare labels and look for the highest percentage
    of alcohol in your rubbing alcohol for full potency and
    effectiveness. As with all medications and first aid
    ointments, read labels. Beware also that even rubbing
    alcohol loses its potency. Learn more about expiration dates
    on supplies you wouldn't expect.

  • Vodka. Any alcohol is an effective disinfectant, but vodka is
    clear, which is why vodka is good stock for many reasons.
    You can bet the Russians are stockpiling Vodka for the
    apocalypse and so should you. Vodka is a surface
    disinfectant, also an antiseptic for the skin. Vodka for
    preppers is as ideal for bartering as it is for fuel. Another
    improvised is as a disinfectant!

  • Mouthwash: As a surface disinfectant, also as antiseptic for
    the skin, it may surprise you that mouthwash is a useful
    disinfectant. The reason is the alcohol content. The alcohol
    content in mouthwash may serve you well as a disinfectant
    for wounds in a pinch and worthwhile mentioning.

Prepper Disinfectant 6: Chlorahexadine Solution.
Chlorahexadine is a surface disinfectant, also as an anticeptic for
the skin).
Chlorhexidine Solution is an antimicrobial disinfectant
providing antiseptic activity against a wide range of micro-
organisms that commonly infect the skin, such as bacteria, fungi,
ringworm & yeast. Non-toxic, non-irritating formula with 2%
Chlorhexidine Gluconate. Typically for use with dogs and horses
for superficial cuts, abrasions, insect stings and more. Do not
freeze! This product is not to be used in ears. If contact is made,
flush immediately and thoroughly with clean water.

  • NOTE: Chlorhexidine gluconate is a germicidal mouthrinse
    available by prescription from your Dentist.

Prepper Disinfectant #7: Simple Green.
Simple Green is a one-step sanitzer, and fungicide. It can be
used in food production, processing, and service facilities, as can
Steramine, but it goes above and beyond with it's extensive
efficacy list including disinfecting against Hepatitis B and C,
Human Coronavirus, Canine Distemper Virus, and Avian Influenza.

Put a bottle of simple green in your
pandemic prepping kit. In
Simple Green d Pro 5 is meant to be absolutely effective
on the bacterial, viral, and fungal threats that invade our lives.
Simple Green tops the list of natural disinfectants available

Prepper Disinfectant #8: Benefect Botantical.
Benefect Botanical is another broad spectrum disinfectant that
will help you kill 99.9% of germs.

Available in a one gallon bottle, pictured right, Benefect is the
first and only botanical disinfectant in North America. It kills Kills
Over 99.99% of Bacteria, Fungus, TB and HIV. Use Benefect as
an alternative to chlorine, ammonia & oxidizers which isn't
corrosive, flammable or reactive nor does it pose a public health
risk. This means you don't need any Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE) such as: rubber gloves, boots, aprons
respirators or face shields to protect yourself from the product.

Prepper Disinfectant #9: P.A.W.S.
P.a.w.s is an antimicorbial handwipe intended for humans! It's
99.9% effective at killing germs and it's enriched with aloe vera.
Provides sanitizing and antimicrobial action with a pre-moistened
towelette. Formulated with ethyl alcohol to provide the most
rapid and greatest reduction of microbial counts on the skin.
Contains aloe vera to condition skin.

Prepper Disinfectant #10: Cavicide.
CaviCide, pictured slightly lower right is a convenient, ready-to-
use, intermediate-level surface disinfectant which is effective
against TB, HBV, HCV, viruses (hydrophilic and lipophilic),
bacteria (including MRSA and VRE) and fungi. Also available in
wipes (Caviwipes).

It is safe for all areas of the facility including NICU, operating
rooms, isolation rooms, patient care areas and laboratories.
When used as directed, it will also effectively clean and
decontaminate critical and semi-critical instrumentation. CaviCide
is safe for use on non-porous surfaces. It is perfect for cleaning
and decontamination of environmental and medical device

Prepper Disinfectant #11: Denatured Ethanol.
Ethanol is a surface disinfectant ~ not for the skin! You'll find
ethanol by the can at a hardware store. Ethanol is multipurpose
survival supply: you can use it as fuel for your stove or as a fire
starter.   It's good to know that you can use it to disinfect
surfaces if need be.

Remember that it's a fuel so you need to take precaution:

  • Ethanol is flammable! While it's also effective as a surface
    disinfectant (your cutting board) if you don't have bleach.
    Disinfect the surface first, then rinse with warm soapy water.

  • Ethanol is poisonous. Nevera apply ethanol to skin or make
    contact with your mouth in any way.

Prepper Disinfectant #12: Lemons.
A natural disinfectant for preppers is lemon! Fresh lemons are so
easy to use in place of harsh chemicals. Just cut a lemon in half
and start scrubbing your cutting boards to disinfect naturally.
Grow lemons in your garden for survival!

Don't have lemons? Use ReaLemon! You can stop bleeding and
simultaneously disinfect wounds with ReaLemon, pictured right.
Sure, it may sting, but you'll live to tell about it! RealLemon will
help sooth poison ivy as well!
Lemons are for survival in many
more ways.

Prepper Disinfectant #13: Tea Tree Oil.
Tea tree oil is a surface disinfectant, that's also antiseptic for
skin. Tea tree oil is both a disinfectant and an
antiseptic. Culled
from the leaves of a tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), native to
Australia, Tea Tree Oil is a natural antiseptic that can help fight
nail fungi and acne. (Do NOT ingest. Tea Tree Oil can cause
extreme and severe vomiting.)

Prepper Disinfectant #14: Salt.
Salt is a natural disinfectant for your kitchen. Use salt on your
cutting boards. Just rub the cutting board with salt and a damp
cloth to improve the appearance after washing in soap and
water. Salt is so versatile!It's only natural to put this
disinfectant preppers list. Read more about the
many salt uses
for preppers.

Why is stocking disinfectants so important to
When it comes to prepping and disinfectants, there are two
things that come to mind, water purification and pandemic

  • Pandemics containment. For a pandemic situation, having
    a disinfectant is vital for containment, and preppers are
    prepared with disinfectants and antiseptics for their survival.

  • Important note about disinfecting for Ebola:
  • Never dry sweep with a broom.
  • Do not shake rags holding dust.
  • Do not spray or fog with disinfectant, as the aerosol is
    a potentially dangerous practice that has no proven
    disease control benefit.
  • Start your cleaning  from the cleanest area to the dirty
    area to avoid contaminant transfer.

  • Water purification. Disinfecting water is of utmost priority
    to preppers and is best accomplished through boiling water.
    If you can't boil water, you can disinfect water to make it
    potable with chlorine bleach, which is unscented. If the
    water is cloudy, you can filter it through cloth to draw off
    the clear water before disinfecting. Potable Aqua, pictured
    right, is easy enough to use.

Even without immediate threat of pandemic, having proper
disinfectants and methods for using them will help prevent
sickness when there is no doctor.

How does a disinfectant differ from an antiseptic?
A disinfectant is a chemical liquid that destroys bacteria, viruses
and fungi. A disinfectant is stronger than an
antiseptic, which is
why you apply disinfectants to surfaces (not skin).

What's the Difference between Disinfectants, Antiseptics,
Antibacterials and Antibiotics?

  • Antiseptics: apply to the skin to prevent the growth and
    reproduction of disease-causing microorganisms. An
    antiseptic is gentler than a disinfectant, because its applied
    to living tissue. The microorganisms an antiseptic deters
    include bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses! Believe it or
    not, some mouthwash is an antiseptic. Mouthwash
    antiseptics include ingredients such as cetylpyridinium
    chloride, chlorhexidine (available by prescription from your
    Dentist), or zinc chloride.

  • Antibacterials apply to skin! An antibacterial is anything
    that is active against bacteria.  Saliva has natural
    antibacterial properties, which is why wound in your mouth
    heal quickly, so your instinct to lick a wound is actually a
    good thing!

  • Antibiotics are agents that kill or inhibit the growth of a
    microorganism applied topically or orally. Antibiotics are
    transported... used in or on the body to kill or inhibit the
    growth of microorganisms. Antibiotics have no effect on

  • Disinfectants apply to surfaces (not skin). A disinfectant is
    a chemical liquid that destroys bacteria. A disinfectant is
    stronger than an antiseptic. It kills bacteria, and also
    viruses and fungi. Among the best commercial disinfectants
    for preppers are chlorine bleach, such as the Germicidal
    wipes, right. You should clean kitchen surfaces too with
    steramine tablets A household favorite: Lysol wipes is
    another good option for disinfecting your home during a viral
    crisis, such as Coronavirus. If you're looking for a natural
    disinfectant in a commercially available product, try Simple
    Green or Benefect.

There are also some disinfectants that may surprise you. Who
knew you could turn to lemon juice, salt or rubbing alcohol to
help you disinfect? And preppers can also turn to essential oils to
make their own home-made disinfectants.

The above list of antibacterials and disinfectants are worthwhile
to consider stocking. Be sure you know how to use these
disinfectants properly.

Are you really disinfecting when you clean?
Is your disinfectant really cleaning 99.9% of all germs? Find out
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