It is all about what may happen, even in a total rural area you may get sick. I got a urinary infection that ended up that I had a prostate inflammation which didn’t let me go urinate which if I didn’t have a way to get a catheter I would have died of a chronic urinary inflammation and infection. The catheter lower the inflammation so what would have happen if my wife was not there for me.
Now I learned, I have over a 100 catheters and medicines for an SHTF times if this were to happen again. We need to plan well and store what we may need in a SHTF times.