Although SWMBO would probably say “Getting old? Hell Dear you are old!”
Reading another excellent article from preppernextdoor’s blog entitled “The Aging Urban Prepper“, sort of got me thinking.
Always a good thing!
It also reinforced my decision in following a more “shelter in place” philosophy than a “run for the hills” approach.
With that in mind I wrote as a comment:-
It’s always been my contention that growing older means you have to think more about what you ARE DOING (and more importantly) what you physically CAN DO to survive.
It’s like the mantra of “do more PT”.
Fine, away they go except now my daily distance has dropped dramatically from the marathons of youth to 4 miles tops, and that’s walking with a only 12 kg pack!
Except do I need to be able to run up hills anymore?
It’s simple for me, I CAN’T so prepping now has taken on a more focused Intel based process and transit decisions are taken BEFORE the main event, not during.
Will I get caught out? I might.
Yet sheltering in place is firmly on the list as opposed to running for the hills..
My whole focus has changed to a scavenging and self defense role.
Funny how less mobile you get the more you think about fighting off aggressors.
Scavenging is my goal obtaining what I need in the local area thus I won’t be using a more physical side to surviving more living by my smarts not brawn.
Again Intel is God for this role. After all it’s no good going out to scavenge if you don’t come back with the goods or just lose your life.
So how about you, the family man, or the older prepping / survivalist?
If you are still “full of life and vigor”, this probably won’t matter to you EXCEPT we all get old so is using your smarts more appropriate now rather than later?