7 reasonable pieces of coronavirus stockpiling advice from doomsday preppers
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- Doomsday preppers are accustomed to preparing for disasters of all kinds.
- But preppers say they're not phased by the COVID-19 outbreak, because unlike the other disasters they prepare for, "it's not end game."
- Their best advice for weathering the novel coronavirus outbreak includes eating right and getting enough rest.
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But preppers, the apocalypse-minded group of folks who are perpetually preparing for any disaster scenario, and none in particular, are not phased by the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus.
"I wouldn't even be nervous," Jason Charles, head of the New York City preppers network, said over the weekend. "It's not end game."
Further south in Virginia, James Walton, who hosts a weekly show on the Prepper Broadcasting Network agreed.
"I'm not that concerned about us catching a virus that we won't be able to beat," Walton told Business Insider. "In the prepping community, we have a base level of preparedness."
Still, there are extra steps that both Charles and Walton said they are taking in this outbreak to stay healthy and sane. Here are the top science-backed pieces of advice we heard from the preppers.
Get your diet in check.
Specifically, eat more fruits and vegetables. Spinach, ginger, turmeric, and nuts like almonds are all great additions to a plate.
If you've already caught COVID-19, the nutritional advice from preppers may not be as important, though.
Get enough sleep.
"Top up" your supplies at home, instead of raiding the stores and stockpiling massive quantities of goods.
Pay attention to what's going on.
Get moving: box, jog, or keep your physical fitness up in whatever other way you might enjoy.
Protect the most at-risk individuals, including older adults and people with preexisting health conditions.
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