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Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
I have written quite a bit on the survival forum. Everything from growing potatoes in a garbage can, to removing your teeth in case of non medical attention and fear of infection. The one thing that even the most hardcore survivalist seems to pass, is, what do you do about those that you have to leave behind.
Those that are into bug out bags, survival, etc,. Are fully aware that our thoughts are few. Its quite scary to think that we can think that far ahead, yet have to deal with the pain of leaving certain people behind, because they are not that serious, or dont believe that these things are necessary.
Sure we can take care of food, water, medical issues, and more. What we fail, and not purposely is to see that there is a possibility that this may all be in vain, if we cannot disconnect ourselves from those who just dont think its so. I am fully aware that there are some that I am close to that I may have to suck it up and leave if they choose to stay behind. This scares the heck out of me. Yet... its a part of the reality for the true survivalist.
There are many, and its not exactly sad to say, that we will stand against our own instincts to protect those that chose to not only be prepared, but are asking or begging for our help, and some of us will turn back. This is what makes us strong. This is what makes us fully aware of our out look on any catastrophe that may come.
We have to be strong, resilient, helpful, caring, and prepared. I commend those of you that have chose to awaken and or prepare those that think that this is an unnecessary action in their lives. We have to be caring, yet careful. Its a heavy burden, and yes some of us will be called out. But thats what strength is all about.
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
reply to post by Wolvo
If you do bug out to your cave, you'll have to make your fires outside. If you build a fire inside a cave, it will heat the walls and ceiling unevenly and cause the rock to fracture and cave in on you. Thought I'd mention that in case you decide to leave your loved ones and hide in that cave.