Forgot about this series of posts... haven't read/thought about them in probably a decade?
I was in the Balkans just after the wars he endured, and during the active war in Kosovo. But never in a really hot zone, or unable to get out of anywhere.
I'm comfortable with the idea that I would not survive an SHTF situation for long. I have also had enough of a peep into that world to know I'm ok being an early casualty.