When I was a child in South Africa, I can remember going to the butcher shop and seeing the meat hanging up, unprotected from the flies. The butcher would slap the meat to shoo the flies off and cut the piece you wanted. You would then take it home, wash it and cook it before the maggots could hatch.
In England and Europe during World War II lack of soap was a major problem. We are so used to having everything clean that it is easy to take this for granted. I have attached a short list of sanitation supplies you should have on hand. Most of these are self explanatory.
Disinfectant, such as Pinesol, Lysol or Hexsol.
Diapers, if you have small children or are planning a family.
Mouse and rat traps
Stock a generous supply of the above items. They will disappear faster than you think. In a real emergency you will use more soap and cleaning supplies than normal, due to your change in life style.
In a future post I will discuss, your options, when these supplies are not available.