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My background is almost 20 years of U.S. government service doing everything from leading small teams deep in enemy held territory to helping businesses and facilities protect themselves from natural and manmade disasters in major U.S. cities. I don't have all the answers but I have a good basic fundamental foundation and can hopefully at least help point you in the right direction. I also realize that there are some really amazing folks that are readers of the Survival Cache website and have a wealth of knowledge. Between me and the other 200K + readers and contributors I'm sure we can figure out some interesting questions or just have some great discussions about pretty much anything survival related that may of interest. I'm really looking forward to seeing where we end up going with our discussions!
i was watching a let's play of farcry 2, a game which takes place in an africa in (yet another) civil war. and it got me thinking "is this what the world would be like after the collapse of society?" . :confused: disscuss! P.s this is my forth fourm. be nice to me if im not doing the correctly, im still getting the hang of it.
Ok so I need some advice... I have a young family with small children one of whcih being a newborn. what are your suggestions for a bug out plan? How do you suggest to travel on foot with your kids if no vehicle is available? If would be very hard to carry all of them much less my BOB. The newborn alone would be difficult to travel with carrying. I feel very capable and I am well versed and tested in survival but throw a few kids to the mix along with my wife and now it is a very different situation. One idea... My wife can carry a small pack with an attached infant holder. I will have the "family sized BOB" approx. 50lbs. I have tested myself with that weight and I am good for 20 miles a day for a good week on 1000 cal a day diet and one liter of water a day. My wife would not be however, so i suspect we would have to travel very slow and trade the baby back and forth. I also will have our survival weapons which consist of a rifle, shotgun and pistol. I do have ways to attach them to my pack. Now what about the 3 and 5 year old? These two are my biggest questions. They are your typical kids with limited attention spans as well as limited strength. They do go on hikes with us but they are only about a few miles in length and not over difficult terrain. I do end up carrying the 3 year old for some of the hike. The five year old does good but is whipped by the end. I have thought about converting a military 2 wheeled stretcher and using it as a survival rickshaw. Please do understand that we do have bug in plans as well as vehicles gassed and ready but I need help solving the "what if" we had to walk out. Any and all ideas and conversations are welcomed. Thank you for reading!