I would like to know what everyone thinks of age and gender as a survival handicap or benefit. 71- year young female, lives alone in a rural area. Self-supporting and self-reliant. survival enthusiast. Navy veteran, a retired nurse. Mentally sharp, quick-witted. Stockpiled food, batteries Etc. Has lived off the grid for 7 months years ago. ( in a small camper, in the woods, alone) Is always on guard and open to my surrounding. Never panic, always calm in emergency situations. Enjoy being alone, not much of a people person. Natural leader. Realizes the more a person knows the more that person still needs to know. Now, do you think I could survive? Please tell me why you feel the way you do.