Share this with non-prepping friends and family in case this Flu gets dicey. Found at http://www.fluwikie.com The thread has a lot of responses with other suggestions as well. I have closed the door on my ark until we learn the full extent of this possible mess. I've also started the family on one of our sets of Tamiflu. Stay safe and pray this fizzles out shortly. The only way to outrun a pandemic is to act early; if you are bleeding egde in your predictions, you will have a lot of false starts but I suppose that's the name of this game we call survival. melbo out http://www.newfluwiki2.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2474 OK, as crazy as it sounds... we have talked about the people who will be in this boat. While it is true that one cannot possibly prep all they will need in one day, some people might end up in this situation. What would we tell someone who only has a day (or two) to prep? It would depend, of course, on how many people they have to prep for, but we can make a list per individual. I would suggest: masks and gloves (because clearly you would need to leave house again to get more things you need) disinfectant hand sanitizer (more than 60% alcohol) as many bags rice as you can get/carry on one trip as many jugs water as you can get/carry on one trip as many cans beans ... ...(as above) as many rolls toilet paper ... (as above) as many candles and matches... (as above) as many batteries (as above) take out half the cash in your bank acct, or your daily limit stock up tank of gas Other than that, what else should someone try to do in 24hrs? The rice and beans could tide them over until they have time to more accurately gauge the size of the emergency. They would still have some leftover food already in the house as well to use up. I suppose part of this might go back to the thread "what items will be most scarce" - the last-minute prepper should get some of those, possibly. Although, what will be scarce anyway may not necessarily be necessary.