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Old 08-21-2011, 08:37 PM
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I agree that being over 50 is not an automatic death sentence in a post-apocalyptic environment but many people would die as a result of suddenly being without simple medication. Blood pressure meds for instance - hypertension is easily diagnosed and easily treated in a first world country but if your supply of meds suddenly dries up you can quickly suffer some really serious consequences.

I'm not saying that everyone over 50 need medication but many do, and if I was in that situation I would try really hard to build up a stockpile of the medications I needed if the sh*t started hitting the fan in a big way.
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