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reply to post by InTheLight
I don't think many realize what a workout pulling one of those is.
In a "bug out" situation the average person would probably have trouble carrying a 30 lb pack much less pulling a travois for any significant distance.
The best thing you can do to prepare for a bug out situation is lose weight. Lose weight and make sure you can handle a pack of 30-40 lbs at the least. Learn to boil water and make makeshift pressure cookers.
As far as what happens to people with small children and pets, dogs should be able to walk on their own. Kids can walk on their own as well. If your whole family is fat and out of shape then your best preparation is exercise and a change of diet.
there is a book on urban survival, where you survive in an environment that you already have plenty of knowledge about. I live in a city...even destroyed buildings are better shelters when a little common sense is used. there will be a lot of man-made items that can be converted to survival tools and supplies. plumbing with left over water that can be filtered and meat (if you get desperate) from dogs, cats, birds etc...