Just wondering. With all the guns, beans, rice, dried wholefoods, generators, composting toilets and other stuff some of you have, have any of you ever actually simulated with your families what it would be like living for a period like that?
The military have exercises and manoeuvres. Soldiers crawl under barbed wire with live rounds whizzing over their heads before they are sent into battle. Computer systems are tested with real date and real transactions before they are switch into production and the old system turned off. Firemen test themselves in burning buildings. Submariners escape from submarines and air-crew practice getting out of crashed and burning or sinking aeroplanes.
Have any of you, for example, lived without utilities for 1 or 2 weeks, not used a flushing toilet, not used outside forms of entertainment, TV, internet and just read to the children and stayed entertained. Have you spent that week or any other significant period digging on your plot or land or garden, weeding.
How did you wash and shower during that week? What did your wife and children think of the exercise? Did you learn anything about yourself and the ease, difficulty or challenges you'd face if the real thing does happen?
Are there any of you who have significant survival plans, let's say you've spent several thousand dollars of more specifically on stores and equipment, for such a scenario who have never conducted any type of simulation lasting more than a few days?