The apocalypse RPG restarted. It started, died and was resurrected. For five years, off and on, I researched and carefully selected the gear for my player character. In my research, I learned a lot. Now that this exercise has restarted, I'm learning something new. There are problems that no piece of equipment could ever solve. You can only use your number one tool: your brain.
In the restart, I have the privilege of working with two experienced people. One, retired, has been a lifeguard, an EMT and has worked in law enforcement. The other works in the oil fields. I don't see how he has time to participate.
The one who is retired told me that no RPG can ever teach me and yet I've already learned a lot.
"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson