We posted on our Facebook page:
Michele Langston posted this question below: “What are some good places to get information on prepping / survivalism for people with disabilities? I have mental illnesses, fibromyalgia, and have had a stroke, and sometimes I have trouble translating the stuff I read into stuff I personally am able to accomplish. Thanks for any help! ^_^”
Some comments we received:
Comment#1: He should read the book “One Second After” for one possible senerio of SHTF and those with disabilities and how to prepare.
Comment#2: As I am sure you are aware, medication compliance is one of the most important factors in maintaining independence and good mental health. For someone with mental illness the most essential item would be medication supply and daily adherence.
Comment#3: Can you do research on your particular illness and see if there is a natural treatment for it and hopefully a local plant based treatment? If the grid goes down for a long period of time there will be an interruption of supplies so if you can find local flora to treat yourself that would be beneficial check http:\\www.naturalnews.com it is a searchable website with many helpful articles on health and such.
Comment#4: Try practicing different skills individually, take each step of preparation one step at a time, being autistic myself and working with people who have disabilities I find this helps.
Comment#5: Disabilities or no disabilities you have to start with the first step. Pick something, start with a small goal. Water storage for example! The next thing i did was a 72 hour bag. Then i just kept setting a new goal from there. My next task is homeopathic. remedies and plant identification for both meds and food. Starting small and working up made it less overwhelming for me.