I’ve not been long in subscription here, maybe a month, but I’ve not come across information to specifically address the older population. Yeh! I have been preparing right along for years, but never giving it much serious thought until recently, especially the way current affairs are going.
I own my home and 13 acres of wood lot (which my home is on). My garden is small (20X30) which is difficult to get enough to grow in since there tends to be a lot of shade. I’m off topic. I would like some reference to senior citizen needs, which I am not even sure of, when it comes to surviving. If I don’t have to feed my kids, and grandkids(4) my wife and I could make it easily for a year.
I’m really not sure how to ask this question for senior citizens, or some of us who experience physical disability, but I believe you have the capacity and resource on how to address issues for seniors. I would really appreciate it.
P.S. Your Berkey water thingy is cool, especially the homemade version, but are there other ways to purify water.
As a survivalist in my late 30’s I haven’t had to face it personally – yet. So I can only speak from my experience talking to older survivalist over the years.
I think health and mental stability are far more important than a survivors age. Having a few extra years may ever be an advantage, if we consider real world experience.
I know one survivor in his mid-sixties that can out run me any day of the week (and I’m fairly fast) the guy works out five days per week on average and he is in top physical and mental condition. For him age isn’t an issue.
My advice to any survivor regardless of age is to start an exercise program (after a physical exam) and eat a healthy diet. Keep learning, never let the brain idle. Don’t smoke. Include foods and supplements high in omega-3, omega-6 and DHA in your diet. Work on flexibility and strength.
Always, consult with your doctor before starting an excercise program.