Discussion in 'Health & Medicine' started by Dana, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Dana

    Dana Guest

    Does anybody here have or have a family member with a disease or disability that will make bugging out a much harder task?
  2. OldTXCop

    OldTXCop Member

    I do. I had back surgey last year and they removed large bone sections out of my L3, L4 & L5 vertebrae. I also need to have a knee replacement, so right now bugging out would be difficult, but not impossible. I just have to approach things a little differently.

  3. bkt

    bkt Well-Known Member

    Sort of. I have two older family members living near me who would be too old/sick to travel on foot very far at all.

    This brings up a moral/philosophical question that has been bugging me for some time: what do you do in a situation where the safe course of action requires you bug out, but that would require abandoning family members? Do I put my immediate family in harm's way by staying put? Or do I let the older folks fend for themselves?
  4. sevensix

    sevensix New Member

    I can bug out anywhere as long as it is wheelchair accessible.
  5. iprepare143

    iprepare143 ExCommunicated

    can you explain what's bugging out?
  6. NaeKid

    NaeKid YourAdministrator, eh?

    See thread in the Website comments section called FAQ: Standard Acronyms for an answer to your question
  7. Alenjacks

    Alenjacks Member

    Hello my dad had disability problem with age. But with exercises and usage of natural products or supplements he is really fine now. Its really beneficial makes body fit and free from diseases.
  8. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

    :lolsmash: I'll second that! :lolsmash:
  9. BadgeBunny

    BadgeBunny Well-Known Member

    I am so sorry but God help me I laughed so hard I choked ... :congrat::congrat:

    And I also have a disability that would make bugging out difficult. It is called "attitude". I am staying home. Period. End of discussion. :flower:

    Now ... if it floods or a tornado blows through and my house winds up in Kansas get back with me and we will see how it goes from there.
  10. BadgeBunny

    BadgeBunny Well-Known Member

    Duly noted ... guess I ought to just give up now and go to the spa for a mani/pedi and a wax ... :rolleyes:

    Now, onto my more serious response. I have noticed a tendency for you to think in very black and white terms, without even a nod to the grey areas that surround black and white -- with your "observations" the only viable action, of course. I would contend that your obvious inability to consider the fluidity of life a real detriment to your chances of survival should the **** ever actually hit the fan.

    I have also noticed that you seem to think we are all gonna die 2 days' into a "situation". Hmmmm ... yeah ... good luck with that ... you are gonna need it.
  11. carolexan

    carolexan Junior Member

    I dont let disease or disability deter my prepping. We all have a chance of dying no matter our age or health. My choice is to be secure in my preps when I need them after I'm gone they are fair game.
  12. goshengirl

    goshengirl Supporting Member


    I have older folks with physical limitations. And I have sisters with, um... self-reliance limitations. ;) Although I'm severely asthmatic, I see that as less of a handicap than my sisters. :ignore: (DH and sons are healthy and capable, thank goodness!) Bug out prepping and plans are always good, of course, but yeah, I guess I do make plans differently because of limitations - more as a last resort. But I'd approach it more as a last resort anyway. :)
  13. CulexPipiens

    CulexPipiens Still waiting for the zombies.

    Relatives with thyroid conditions (one under active, one over active) and diabetes. Also another relative with substantial weight issues. Not sure they are part of my "plan" but also not sure I could turn them away if they showed up on the doorstep.

    In thinking about this I've got on my ever growing list to research alternative medicines to deal with as many conditions as I can.
  14. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

    I really like Susun Weed and her wise woman forum. Susun Weed's Wise Woman Forum • Index page

    I have found great information on there.