The Best Pandemic Preparation Gear For Your Stay At Home Lifestyle

If you’re a dedicated prepper, you’ve already got your bug-out bag, coronavirus prepping and pandemic prepping sorted out, with shelves full of rice and beans and bottles of water and gasoline. But for the rest of us, those trying to keep living our fairly normal lives while stuck at home, the stuff that can help us stay happier and more comfortable through the coming fall and winter months looks a little bit different. My focus has been on staying healthy, happy and engaged while shopping less and minimizing contact with others, and I’ve found some great gear that helps do all that in several different ways.

I’ve been writing on gear for more than two decades, from cooking tools to travel necessities to exercise equipment to outdoor sports and wilderness

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Biden, allies gear up to face a GOP Senate

The emerging likelihood of a Republican Senate and a Joe Biden presidency have left Democrats split on whether to keep fighting for potentially doomed progressive priorities or compromise with the GOP on both personnel and policy.



Joe Biden et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), left, and Vice President Joe Biden, walk through Statuary Hall on their way to a joint session of Congress to count the votes in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), left, and Vice President Joe Biden, walk through Statuary Hall on their way to a joint session of Congress to count the votes in Washington, Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

Although votes are still being counted in Nevada, Arizona, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Georgia, and lawsuits likely to drag on for weeks, Democratic officials and advocacy groups are already confronting the prospect of several more years of Mitch McConnell controlling which bills and nominees will see the light of day. At this point, their best hope of being able to set the agenda is either winning both runoff elections in Georgia this January, or waiting

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