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Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by widowmaker, Feb 27, 2013.
Opinions please.......... I;m fast approaching 67 and intend to stay home no matter what comes.
IMO depends on location. Also how quite you can be. I have seen many experts say after 3 months most everyone that is going to die will be dead. So you could be quite wait for the settle then move out. But it comes down to what you think. Make a plan and don't hesitate.
Why? Do you have a reason for "Holing up" ? Hell, they are saying 72 in this generation is the new 30 year old. If you are healthy keep on running ahead of the hounds. The one thing for sure is when you set down they will tree you for the last time.
Who is "they"? I haven't felt 30 since I was 30. Like Will Rogers said:" Ive been over a lot of roads and most of them were unpaved".
The old bod just isn't up to strapping on a 65 lb. pack and humping for the hills.
Wife and I have been prepping for years just as a matter of survival since we live on a fixed income. Throughout the years I have traded and bartered for things like generators, welding equipment, reloading stuff, etc....so I think we will be OK.
I hope everyone has a plan for the next couple of years because I think its going to get tough.Personally, we have almost everything to get by for several months. I also have connections with oldtimers like myself that won't put up with a bunch of crap from mauraders.
I see your concern. Thought I'd still be able to take off, doing so with my 2 younger children, 2 & 4, would not be feasible.
I'm hoping we make it 1 more decade so their at least big enough to be "self propelled".
Yep, 72 is the new 30 year old. Problem is the new retirement age is 107.
Ummm, is it just me that noticed or did the OP answer his question in his original post?
If yer gonna stay put then why are you asking us?
thanks Nitestalker! nice to know i still have 57 years before i can retire!
i think bugging out or staying may be more dependent upon individual circumstances rather than age. just my thoughts.
with where i live, and it's just the wife and i here, but my father and brother and his family live pretty close, i am pretty sure we would opt to stay where we are.
These are some of the questions, but not all, that should be answered yes before you attempt to bug out; first it depends on where you are located, do you have a layed out and tested plan with primary and alternate routes, do you have a bug out location, will your bug out location be any safer, do you have a bug out bag prepared, do you have cash on hand, do you have weapons and ammo at the ready, do you have fuel set aside, sufficient supply of medications and most of all are you physically able to fend for yourself and family. If you can't answer yes to all the basic needs, I would hunker down and prepare my house as a fortress and make plans on how to best defend your location 24/7.
I never thought that we would be faced with possible national unrest, but we can expect sort of civil unrest in the very near future. Hey, you are a young guy, I am on the other side of 75 and ready to fight if necessary.
I live in SE Florida and it will be next to impossible to bug out based on past hurricane evacuations. If I find it necessary to bug out it will be by boat and head east 40 or so miles to the nearest island.
Note: I can answer yes to the above questions
I am 74.
Live just se of los angeles.
Some good folks live nearby,
but mostly the young gangsta types,
some older guys wanting to be a young gangsta.
My Granddaughter has a plan,
She will come up and pick me up and we will hole up at my Sons home.
if it comes down to "it"
Will go out in a pile of empty brass.
We are fortunate here. We are miles from the cities. And I think gasoline for transportation may be a problem and work in our favor, should worse come to worse? A friend of mine has 500 gallons of diesel fuel buried under ground in a secluded, secure tank on his place for example. So we will would have fuel.
I am on that side regarding age also. But still just somewhat as treacherous as I always have been! Health thanks to God is decent! Although getting "Older Ain't For Sissies"!! I live in the boon docks and among people in the area that are true Americans not socialist liberals. As the saying goes Don't Tread on Me! (Us here in the Hills) We have access to about 1400 wooded acres in the hills where there are few small hunting cabins sparsely located. Where unless they knew where they were they would have a tough time even locating them. And they would be on our turf! We might move some but would plan on taking the fight to any looters if they would come. In addition, I have been making plans for some time. including items that I choose not to reveal and other tactical advantageous items. We in the area have spoken about protecting each other should a terrible situation ever arrive. Some farm some have livestock some can and other skills necessary to survive. And all can shoot and have no lack of resources in that area. Could even produce "Moonshine" in case the Gentleman Jack would dry up! If those punks in the big city or others would come to the mountains to pilfer, steal of what ever they might have some serious problems on their hands! Not mentioning dealing with the veterans who are in most of the big city areas. They could not expect any cordial hospitality or treatment from the Vets either. God Bless our Veterans!
So as some previously mentioned, preparedness and planning is a key to survival should a terrible thing happen!
God Bless America!
Depends on what physical condition you are in and how your body and it's inner workings has aged. I know 70 Y.O. men that are more fit and in better physical shape than some 30 Y.O.'s. My dad is 99 Y.O. and although he will not be "bugging out" anywhere for any reason he is still in better shape than most 70 Y.O.'s.
I feel "luck of the draw" in genitics have alot to do with this aging thing and ability to perform and endure physical disstress in ones elder years.
I have a farm to go to, with a few well chosen friends.
Way too many scenarios and variables to answer that , but am quite ready for whatever.......!
no place to bug out to, house is mostly indefensible, have lots of filled brass tho
Personally, I am planning to "Staycation", unless nuke or bio hazard. But BoB is packed!
Don't you mean "defendable".
No, meant what I wrote. It's an awful set up.
OOOch. That's no good. I was hoping I was right.
I can see no advantage to bugging out. Where I live there are most all the things a person would look for when looking for a bug out location. So I just store up things I think I'll need. I have cows and chickens here, a couple different springs for water and I have a means of filtering it here. We have a stocked pond for fish too . I do not live in a well populated area. Add all that along with me being in horrible shape thanks to a spine that betrayed me I just don't see a reason to go anywhere.
So I guess I'll stay put. I wouldn't want to give the place up to become some other people to use for a bug out location anyway