My father is turning 84 and my mother is 81. They are saving and storing food. I tell them that they are very important for the plans of any type of SHTF. First they have sleep less then me so they are a great asset for look up and when something is happening they can get me up. They are a wealth of knowledge. They will help me do many thinks right because of there knowledge. I will do the same for my son which is learning.
The old are a very big asset in a SHTF. The young need to take care of them because they in turn will take care of the young.