posted on Jan, 24 2008 @ 02:57 PM
This is a topic which I feel hasn't been given due consideration. We're an aging nation, and the elderly represent a large percentage of the
population. During a major upheaval what is to become of the senior members of our families and community? Many have mobility issues and serious
health concerns that will need to be addressed.
I cannot conceive leaving them out of my preparations, but at the same time, I haven't really devoted the time deserved to their inclusion. If
sheltering in place were an option, I imagine many of these issues could easily be dealt with, but what if the worse happened, and you had to bug out?
What If cars and trucks were not an option? How would you transport these valued members of your group safely from place to place? A trek through the
woods would be tiring even for someone with uncompromised health, much less an individual that is elderly or physically impaired.
My father-in-law is such a person, and I'm remiss to say I never really consider this matter in my bugout preps. He'd definitely be a contributing
member to the group even at his age, but I doubt he could keep up without assistance. I'd go so far to say that his knowledge of farming, woodscraft,
animal husbandry, and common sense would be of much more value than my strong back.
I really need to do some thinking on this matter, and would appreciate any suggestions you might have, or provisions you've personally made for the
elderly or impaired in your family.
[edit on 1/24/08 by LLoyd45]