If you have any loved ones who are elderly, or handicapped because of physical or mental problems you have some hard decisions to make. Do you bug in or bug out? Do you leave someone to their fate? These are decisions you need to make ahead of time. If you bug out, how do you move them?
If you have vehicle transportation this is not too bad a problem. How about if you are on foot? With a little aid, I have seen physically impaired people in other parts of the world, show extraordinary adaptability to get around. They have used everything from sticks, shopping carts, car dollies, skateboards and wheelbarrows. In some areas of the world, a wheelchair is a luxury.
Hopefully by making the correct decisions now we can avoid some of these transportation problems. If you plan to bug out, organize your transportation plan now for anyone who has limitations. Accumulate and organize the special medical items that may be required to keep them alive. Learn all you can about their handicap and how to deal with it. Make sure at your bug out location you have the faculties to deal with them
Look at your group and see if you have anyone who is likely to have problems. Your father, who is in his 70s or 80s and in good shape this week, may not be next week.
For some the decision might be to bug in. In that case evaluate where you live, maybe you need to move. Store the necessary supplies that your loved one needs. And plan on it taking a good part of your time to take care of them. Depending on the situation, and the persons condition it may be almost a full time job for one person.
Now this is kind of on a personal note, since I fall into the age range that many consider elderly. Today I am in good condition and would able to keep up. Tomorrow that may not be true. If I became a danger to my family, I would want to be left behind. Leave me with whatever is necessary and go. Take into account the feelings of older people and the sick. We may not wish to become a burden on you the ones we love.