Letter Re: Most Important Prepping, by JM


JM’s article on preppingis very good, well written, and info we need.

But, what about senior citizens like myself who are on the downside of 70s, partially disabled by a neurological condition and couldn’t walk a mile if my life depended on it?

My wife, who is five years younger and in better shape than myself, can outwork most men. I have adequate weapons, some stored water and food, but I don’t feel we are more than 30-40% prepared. We would like to protect our home as long as possible. We are in an older, smaller sub-division about 45 years old and in a cul-de-sac. I know lives are more important than buildings. Should we drive to a safer location or tough it out here? Thanks for any feed back. BTW, I am also a Ham radio operator, extra class.

Be blessed. CC in Ohio

HJL Responds: This is probably the prime reason why like-minded communities are so important. While survival in complete isolation is possible, it is very difficult, and a simple failure can be the difference between life and death. The advice may seem harsh, but if you don’t think that you can survive where you are at when TSHTF, then you need to take care of it now. Living in a cul-de-sac in a urban community may be comfortable now while all of the amenities of civilization are readily available, but that may not be the case when things get tough. Do you have a relationship with your neighbors now? If not, how do you know that you can trust them when you need them the most? Imagine that your community is dealing with a situation similar to Baltimore or Chicago. If you don’t think it is possible to survive then, why are you waiting until things get bad to get out? Make the move now, while the moving is relatively painless. Find a like-minded group of friends or family and get connected. If you have physical handicaps that are going to limit what you can do, you must be part of a community to survive.