I do not do that anymore!
Was costing me too much in fees etc etc.
I am sure SD would make a good Q-store clerk for a group!
These sound like Emotional decisions to me! Not Rational ones at all!
What was the determining factor? maybe because you are an old fashioned gentleman and she is a dependant female
and its the pc thing to do?
i thought he was joking though there would always be something for someone like me to do in a group.
Remember that "everything" has suddenly become a lot more labour intensive and as I said before, families have kids and other things that they may need another to look after while they are out working hard in their fields. (I could be left with a gun to guard a house while others had to go out to try to source something). There are many other things needing done eg cooking etc. (no more microwaves and those packets of instant noodles some preppers have are sooner or later going to run out.. even cooking takes much more time).
Im sure there are many useful things I could do to keep busy as I can be.
After SHTF.. people will be paying attention to other survivors and if it would be good or not good for their groups to have another join their group or community esp if it isnt someone who has survived just based on luck but rather by prep. Others may have soft hearts and may take another in as long as it wasnt going to cause problems for their group.
There are thousands of threads on many similar forums where the criteria needed to join a group are clearly outlayed
and nothing against seadove personally but she meets none of those criteria
Its completely understandable. In a crisis no one can be running a nursing home! but seriously those who survive a terrible crisis okay enough to be self substainable, show they must have something worth while there about them to later be accepted into newly forming communities after a major disaster.
I seriously doubt any group of organised preppers is going to accept me locally into their communities for SHTF except if its just like a family who can see I do have someone of value to offer and I do have hope if I keep looking I will find that, I need a network with various individuals (like form my own community as such in a way) and also a bug out location if my own home location became to unsafe for staying in.
And needing a near constant carer means taking a second/third person of essential work/duties for the entire term of her presence!
No, the whole lifestyle would of changed, the environment different. People dont care if floors are done in SHTF so care needs suddenly are dropped. All those disabled people who currently get cleaners in to vaccum , mop and clean their baths toilets.. suddenly that dont matter any more and isnt essental. If eatting just from my own self substainable garden I wouldnt need to shop for food (that's another thing I get support to do). The things I get support for now.. most of that is then gone. Living standards drop and with that the pressures and expectations of thing things we get support for now.
Even cooking for me would become easier in SHTF.. cause I have trouble being on my feet to cook trouble standing at a stove to stir things etc. A fire on the ground would make cooking on the ground would make things much much easier for me!! All of a sudden I can do my cooking without the issues I have now which requires me "some" help with this currently. Our modem world has been all designed around people being able to be on feet doing things. SHTF takes us back into more cave days where things were done on ground around a fire.
Sure support still would be needed but it will be completely different support eg protection of a group.. and it would be great someone could net my apricot tree (which would then give them fruit too) but the support needs are different to what they were and work out for me in SHTF far better then they do now. eg in SHTF someone may not mind netting an apricot tree seeing they are going to get some of the fruit too.
And protecting me in a community from intruders may not take any more effort on a community if I was with them as they need to protect everything there anyway (but with the bonus of I could be a lookout with a gun if required, my eyes and ears are fine! A lookout placed somewhere is an example of one extremely important job that someone may need to do and which I could do. If Im in a place where Im able to lay and sit around and its not too hot outside. I can do that job as well as anyone else here if I was trained to shoot well).
I could well be a killer with bow and arrow, I once beat Simon Fairweather in Archery
(he went on to become an Australian gold medalist in the Olympic games). I either really fluked it big time there or may have a natural gift in that area (we grew up in the same town and I used to go horseriding with his sister who ended up competing in the Olympics too. Sadly my mother did not allow me to continue with archery as she said I was doing too many sports so I dropped it and continued with another thing I was good at at the time.. i was also talented in gymnastics and used to be able to do with bars some things u only tend to see at the Olympics. crap its sad thinking back to those days and how I are now). I havent done any archery in a very long time but yeah in a SHTF who knows, could be something I could work on. Not many can say they once beat an Australian Olympic champion
want to join your group
because the leader is emotionally soft! how many can you take in. where do you draw the line?
I personally think its the same process for ANYONE joining a group where they need to look at that persons positives and the negatives they will bring and consider how they "fit" into their group. eg someone who cant travel well wont be able to join a group which often changes location. and a fit healthy guy who is a bit of control freak probably wont fit into a group with many others like himself.
Her best bet might be to seek out other disabled preppers, ones with different disabilities and form a self help group with each covering the others shortfalls! not ideal but probably the best option, each would need to compromise somewhat.
OMG, that would be disasterous as of cause there is some problems around every disability. Having "to many" with disabilities within the same group would weaken it and it would be hard then to have the positives outweighing the negatives.
Are you going to have two people on guard duty.. one blind and one deaf supporting each other for guard duty
haha . and besides, I cant even find serious preppers in my own city let alone seeking out others who are "disabled". There isnt a lot of very disabled preppers around and these are usually living with their own families.
You could have a few with disabilities within a group without weakening it (depending on your group) and using those peoples best assets but a complete group of disabled in SHTF, just would not work at all. eg No-one healthy enough to do scouting for the group etc etc. Some jobs require both very healthy body and mind. Someone physically disabled would be a bad scout. and someone with mental or brain disablity also would make a bad scout as a scout would to be able to be thinking fast and quick if found oneself in a difficult situation. Some jobs would not be able to be covered well in SHTF where its a life and death thing in a group where everyone is disabled.
Ive experimented a bit with my dating to see if things would be better if I dated disabled people instead of healthies. I personally found it more difficult for things to work well if dating others with disabilities and where you think something may compliment well with this and with the others disability, it often doesnt (take my example 2 disabled, one deaf and one blind trying to do guard duty together.. it should work shouldnt it? they sound like they compliment would you really put someone deaf and another who is blind on guard duty and put your life in their hands?) Ive gone back the situation where I'll avoid trying to date others with serious disablities.