I am one of those people that the world calls "Physically Disabled". However, my physical limitations do not prevent me from doing things to take care of myself in an emergency situation. Lack of physical strength will never deter me from doing everything I can to be self-sufficient. Food Storage does not have to come in large sizes, it can be stored in smaller, easier to handle packaging. Everything about prepping can be done by ANYONE, no matter what your personal circumstances are.
A little bit about me.... My world was great until December 1999. I was hit head-on by a drunk driver and now have a tube in my spinal cord. I am not in a wheelchair, but I am not as mobile as I once was and use a cane when I walk. Doing things like lifting heavy objects are no longer possible for me. That is not to say that I am going to just lay down and be ready to just die if an emergency situation occurs. It just means that I have to be creative in how I prepare to take care of myself. I feel that part of prepping is being able to adjust to different situations, to not be so "uptight" about having to do things a certain way. There are many different ways to accomplish your prepping goals and learning new ways of doing things is invaluable. As long as you have your basics covered, then there is really no right way of prepping. Such as... I store my water in smaller containers and I have a "dolly" to move those containers if I need to. Also, my "bug out/72 hour" kit is in a wheeled "Igloo" cooler, so that I can move it easily, and also because it is something that I can sit on if I need to rest while evacuating the area. I cannot physically carry everything, but I sure can push something on wheels if need be. I feel that by tailoring my preparations to my particular circumstances, needs, and limitations, that I am more able than most people to take care of myself. And yes, 99% of the people in my life think I am crazy and stupid for living like this, but I do not care. I like the feeling of independence and accomplishment that it gives me, knowing that I have done all that I could to help myself in times of crisis, physical limitations notwithstanding.
Another thing, living a "prepper" lifestyle is cheaper for me in the long run. I save money by buying things in bulk. When my accident occurred, I did not have to worry about meals, I already had the food to rely on. Food storage/prepping is a major addiction for me, and I will never understand why some people are against it. All it takes is a "can do" attitude and a willingness to try. If someone like me can do it, then everyone can..... and the world would be a much better place.....
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