Sort of a vent, sort of a rant and mostly a deep worry my friends. Let me preface this by saying my wife is the best **** thing to ever come into my life and is more precious to me than anything. That said let me explain my worries. friend that owns a chunk of land in far West Texas is pushing hard for a return trip, the area is very remote (if you have never been in West Texas you cannot even imagine what that really means) You have to haul in every need, there is no power, no water, no real law enforcement or rescue personnel for 50+ miles and no cell service. I am the guy that fills out the outfitting lists and makes sure we have a modest surplus should we run into trouble, and I do all the repairs. My wife was city raised (Chicago) I was raised by folks straight off the farms. And neither of us is young anymore and our friend is older. As well as his lady friend wanting to come places even more onto my shoulders (she is morbidly obese and diabetic). Here's my worries with help so inaccessible I fear me being injured, or becomming ill and being unable to support our base camp. Our friend is about as mechanically inclined as a slug and my wife has no clues about anything mechanical or electrical none of the rest have any medical/first responder training at all, seems they all rely on me to be the jack of all trades. Three things should I become unable to do them trouble me deeply as this land is dangerously close to Mexico, rugged and unforgiving. 1) Security, I remain armed at all times when we are out there and I insist anyone leaving the general area of our camp also be armed. But I am the one who goes out cuts for signs of intrusion each morning and makes sure the generator is fueled and ready to go to keep the area lit at night. 2) Food, as I said there is always a modest surplus on hand but if I am down for more than a couple days that will be exhausted, our friend cannot hunt hasn't a clue what a snare or dead fall is and my gentle wife while enjoying wild game on the table cannot kill a critter for food and none of them possess the skills to forage for wild edidible plants (that again is my job). 3) Water, I have USGS maps of the area and I know where I should look for natural springs or pools (they are out there) you have to know what to look for. They don't possess that skill and show no interest in learning it (After all thats my job). Perhaps I am being overly concerned, but as I have gotten older my physical limitations have become more and more serious. I am simply put not a 20 something anymore. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Am I being overly cautious? Or am I being bothered too much by the fact that I am the only one who possesses the skills to survive should anything really serious happen and I have to provide for our little group?