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    What special challenges will the elderly experience in a SHTF situation?

    In what ways can they be more prepared?

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    I am not elderly so I don't have the entire perspective, but from where I stand the biggest issue would be health care. Medications would be out of supply, so how would this be addressed? My personal approach would be what I currently do, trying to learn herbalism and ways to stay healthy without pharmaceuticals. For most conditions, there is an herbal answer. Fractures and serious injuries can more easily occur also, so being well versed in first aid and having ample medical supplies on hand would be perhaps more essential for this age group, though we all need to look to that angle as much as possible.

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    My wife and I, as well as the elders in our family that do believe in the prepping idea, have already discussed this at some length. Those family members have decided they will live until they die, and that resources to save the young are not to be wasted on the old.
    Sounds hard and cold in this age, but it is how they grew up. It falls of course to us to enforce their wishes. We do what we can, but waste nothing on a lost cause.
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    Access to life-saving medications.

    Possible mobility issues.

    Possible senility issues.

    I don't think actual prepping would be that big of a deal.

    Dealing with a shtf scenario probably would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrepperForums View Post


    What special challenges will the elderly experience in a SHTF situation?

    In what ways can they be more prepared?
    I have no idea what to say to this about dinosaurs.

    Extra canes for those who need them? Geritol?, Nitro for a year? Viagra? Perhaps a case of Ducolax?

    Spare wheels for the walker?

    I am prepared, at least I think I am, better than most.

    By the way, what makes any of you think all old farts need to be prepped for?

    I think based on the individual, they can prep for themselves and survive with that prepping.

    I am not a spring chicken, but I have a better chance of survival post SHTF than most metroturds.
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    Thought the idea of preparing was so that we could be elderly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    I have no idea what to say to this about dinosaurs.

    Extra canes for those who need them? Geritol?, Nitro for a year? Viagra? Perhaps a case of Ducolax?

    Spare wheels for the walker?

    I am prepared, at least I think I am, better than most.
    I was able to console myself with the knowledge that you some day will grow old.
    Then I wonder will you be so flippant.

    As for special prepping needs, it really depends.
    For me, I'm not on any special medications, though I do have limitations.
    Bad back, endurance issues, and in 10 years a new pacemaker will be required.
    I value other older folks for the knowledge and life experiences.
    I wouldn't be so quick to jettison them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NKAWTG View Post
    I was able to console myself with the knowledge that you some day will grow old.
    Then I wonder will you be so flippant.

    As for special prepping needs, it really depends.
    For me, I'm not on any special medications, though I do have limitations.
    Bad back, endurance issues, and in 10 years a new pacemaker will be required.
    I value other older folks for the knowledge and life experiences.
    I wouldn't be so quick to jettison them.
    Where do you think old age or elderly people begin??

    I have limitations also, as far as meds go, I have five years of it stored in a big freezer,

    that came from cash out of pocket not insurance, and a brother, a doctor that wrote the scripts..

    Who is talking about jettisoning any elderly, hell I never had an ejection seat in any aircraft I flew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOCOM42 View Post
    I am not a spring chicken, but I have a better chance of survival post SHTF than most metroturds.

    That's signature line material there! "Metroturds"
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    The grannies will both soon be living with us, along with a disabled bro-in-law. We're doing our best to make extra rooms and provisions for them here and we're adding rooms to the house. The grannies took care of us, and they won't die in a nursing home with no one to look after them. The disabled bro-in-law, well i promised his dad we'd look after him. He'll be here, too. Medications are gonna be a hard nut. All we can do is make sure they're re-filled on auto and rotate what little surplus that allows.

    I'd love to know how many from the "great generation" are here on this forum. I'd love to hear what you have to say!
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