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Disinfectants for Survival
Prepping with disinfectants ~ the best 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

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

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 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

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 and worthwhile mentioning.

Prepper Disinfectant #6: Ethanol (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.  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
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 water.

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

Prepper Disinfectant #8: Benefect Botantical
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

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 commercially.

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
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 disinfectant

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

  • 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

  • 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
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.

  • 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 thing!

  • 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.

Happy endings...
Cleaning and disinfecting are two different concepts. You can
clean with soap and water, but to disinfect requires an agent to
destroy bacteria, viruses and fungi

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