a reply to: Divin3F3nrus
First, this is nothing to do with bugging out with a woman.
This has to do with bugging out with your wife. I know a woman whose stamina for physical tasks, lugging backpacks full of kit around, marching
twenty kilometres for fun, is massive, equal to, or greater than, my own. I know another woman, who although not enthusiastic about lugging things
about, has had the experience of doing so often enough to make her capable, if not jovial about it. The issue here seems to be, that your wife has
some physical ailments which make her participation in load carrying and ground covering somewhat more difficult than they would otherwise be.
My cousin has fibromyalgia, and her stamina is decent at best, but totally non existent at worst, and she cannot be relied upon to be in constant
readiness for anything more strenuous than a visit to the chiropractor.
An awful lot depends on the severity of your wife's condition, and the exact plan you have in place, and also how you manage your load out. Now, you
have been prepping for a while as your OP states, where as I just like to wander about in the countryside occasionally, sometimes in company, and
sometimes not. However, it seems to me, that your plans for how far you can go on foot, need to be tailored to the worst case scenario where your
wife's stamina and physical condition are concerned. You need to be aware of her medical circumstances in every plan you make, right from having
remedies which will not exacerbate her problems on hand as readily as any other medical supplies, to ensuring that you are not asking too much in the
number of miles between you, and your next available place to bed down for the night.
You also need to figure out, if there are any ways you could mitigate her comparative lack of load lugging capacity, perhaps with a trolley with all
terrain wheels on it, or a wagon that you can easily pull, even when it is loaded with supplies, and a child, and potentially your wife as well on a
bad day. Obviously solutions to this problem are going to have to be tailored to your local environs as well as your wife's condition.
But trust me, as a general rule, ladies are tough cookies. They have to be. Childbirth is the most hardcore thing in the world. It's like a hundred
mile forced march, while being tazered, bludgeoned, and fed fire ants washed down with surgical alcohol, while a radioactive curry mix burns your guts
to living crap....I could go on? I would rather take a knife to the nuts than go through that, personally, and I think every woman deserves a medal,
just for putting up with the PMT, let alone the actual process of birthing.