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Prepper disinfectants to hoard

A disinfectant is a chemical liquid that destroys bacteria, viruses and fungi.

The time to stock up on disinfectants is before you need them! There are many
kinds of disinfectants for preppers to stock, and we've listed the best of them.

List of the Ten Best Prepper Disinfectants
Here is the list, including some natural disinfectants for preppers:

Prepper Disinfectant #1: Chlorine Bleach (surface disinfectant).
The United States Homeland Security Website on disaster planning suggests
Americans stock household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper for use as a

Bleach is a group of chemicals, which disinfects often by oxidation. Ever popular with
preppers, bleach is among the
top 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 bleach.

  • 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: 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.)

Prepper Disinfectant #3: Rubbing Alcohol (surface disinfectant, also
as an antiseptic for the skin).
Rubbing alcohol is a disinfectant as well as painful, yet effective disinfectant for
wounds. 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.

Prepper Disinfectant #4: Vodka (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!

Prepper Disinfectant #5: Mouthwash (surface disinfectant, also as
antiseptic for the skin).
The alcohol content in mouthwash may serve you well as a disinfectant for wounds
in a pinch.

Prepper Disinfectant #6: Ethanol (surface disinfectant - not for the
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.  Remember, it's
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.
As a reminder, ethanol and methanol are poisonous, and should not be applied to
skin or make contact with your mouth.

Prepper Disinfectant 7: Chorahexadine Solution (surface
disinfectant, also as an anticeptic for the skin).
Chlorhexidine Solution, pictured immediate left, 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

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

Prepper Disinfectant #8: Benefect Botantical Disinfectant.
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 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. You'll want
this bottle of simple green in your
pandemic prepping kit. In short, 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 #10: Cavicide.
CaviCide, pictured 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. 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 surfaces.

List of Natural Disinfectants:

Prepper Disinfectant #1: Lemons.
Another natural disinfectant for preppers, 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!

Natural Prepper Disinfectant #2: Salt (surface disinfectant).
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.

Natural Prepper Disinfectant #3: Tea Tree Oil (surface disinfectant,
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.)

  • Funga Soap, pictured right, is a cleansing wash enhanced with tea tree oil
    that helps relieve the discomfort of itching and dryness associated with
    athlete's foot while it cleans and refreshes skin.

Natural Prepper Disinfectant #4: Rosemary.
Packed with antioxidants and an ideal aromatic for cooking, rosemary is great for
repelling mosquitoes. It turns out it is a natural disinfectant too!

Is Vinegar a disinfectant?
Apple cider vinegar is not registered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Antibacterial: 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

  • Antibiotics: an agent that kills or inhibits 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: 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.

When there is no doctor, preppers will need to be creative about their medical
supplies. Following is a list of antibacterials and disinfectants to consider stocking.
Many have uses beyond their wound cleansing properties.

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