Preparing to survive a serious crisis or disaster is sufficiently difficult that it is a challenge for a normal, healthy person, but what about those who are elderly and weakened? How can they prepare to survive a crisis. I was recently faced by this question by my own mother, who lives far enough away from our home, that she can’t practically participate in our survival plans.
The elderly face a huge challenge when it comes to prepping. Their physical limitations make it much harder to do the tasks necessary for survival. However, most of them have considerable knowledge that makes them an invaluable resource for survival. The trick is getting the elderly together with other preppers, so that they can work together.
A Word to the Wise
Let me start with a word to the grey-haired wise ones in our community. I have seen e-mails from some of you, who are looking for help. You’ve probably spent your whole lives helping others and now, when you need the help, you’re wondering where it is. Well, I can relate. I’ve spent the bulk of my life helping others too, and there have been many a time when I was wondering where the help that I needed was going to come from.
The thing is, society has changed since you and I were children. The average person isn’t as concerned with others as they used to be. Children aren’t raised to look out for others, but rather to see what they can get from others. Those who do heroic acts or even acts of kindness aren’t lifted up as heroes to emulate anymore, but rather ridiculed by society. The times we live in are sad ones.
Of course, if you are of the camp that is just looking for a handout, then I can’t help you much. There are way too many people in our society today who are just looking for a handout. They think that if others have and they don’t it’s unfair. Well, nobody ever said that life was fair and all that the government can do in trying to make it fair is to make everyone equally poor.