Originally Posted by cowboywannabe
how did the cowboys survive without all the nice-ities we worry about losing today?
With a whole lot shorter life span and a whole lot higher mortality rate.
I would challenge everybody who fantasize that they can live without the modern medical system. Try just to walk 5-10 miles a day everyday for a year. If you don't injure yourself in anyway that needs medical attention, that would be miracle already. In the jungle? Forget it. You may last a week or two if you don't have injury or illness.
In my stupid opinion, we can only survive by one of the two ways:
1. Band together to form a new society/community.
2. Bug out to another safe country.