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wildartist
wildartist
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Very interesting thread, Breathial. All this brings to mind that, as preppers, we must be mentally and experientally prepared for primitive situations. My husband and I are not young any more (65/72 in 2 weeks) and pray that we will not have to ‘bug out’. But we have had many years experience living in tents/trailers/one-room cabins (Alaska) and sometimes villages in India. Lack of privacy and lack of amenities are realities that many cultures consider the norm. Our realities–if things go down, as they have for you Breathial–will be far less than we have become accustomed to, as ‘rich’ Americans (top 10% of the world in living standards.) We know large families in Alaska that have lived in one-room tents all winter (think Army tent with a small wood stove), and large families in India who live in 100 sq ft thatch huts all their lives. No bathroom, no water taps, no privacy. And are able to smile every day, grateful for life. You personally have been homeless for long periods and can adapt; your wife and children are having a much harder time. This brings to mind that all of us should spend some extended time living in primitive situations so the transition will not be so shocking. At least a few weeks camping etc. Just some thoughts… Hope all goes well for you esp as you look for employment and continue to upgrade your accommodations.