I was fortunate to realize at the beginning of January that I needed to ramp up my preps and did so. I haven't been back to Costco in 5 months. However, it was an important learning experience in the following respects: 1. I learned that there were morons who were incapable of any thing other than panic shopping. It was fashionable for them to be alarmist. The treated city water never flowing to the home. Lysol is a "multi-surface cleaner" and says so on the label. So do other brands of products with different colors. There are readily available alternatives to toilet paper, paper towels, and napkins. One alternative is called "a cloth". 2. There are plenty of "experts" seeking 15 minutes of fame with their pronouncements, including medical doctors. A vaccine was not discovered in 2 weeks or 2 months. 6 feet distancing does not protect a person from spit in the air. 3. I noticed which of my preps were used and if used, the rate of usage and made note of them. 4. While other people are back to whizzing around, running stop signs/red lights and tailgating their way to happiness, I am changing my stocks and today I added another feature. 5. This is the most important change. A couple of years ago, I started a file on the computer. For the car, I would list what servicing I needed in the future by different components and what I would want to buy in advance. It was more than recording that I bought a set of tires at a certain date and a certain mileage. I had a separate pro-active action plan for the car. When would the tires need replacement. What mileage would I do the next transmission fluid drain and need to have the filter on hand. I would never have to guess when to do some maintenance and run around at the last minute buying parts. I could order them and have them delivered to the home. Today, I do have a separate action file for the car. Now, my long term calendar has on it dates of when to re-order things consumed during the epidemic. I won't be buying too early, too late and could watch for sales when reading this to-do list.