posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 09:37 AM
Being a survivalist means you have a track record of being given limited options and producing ***TANGIBLE*** results.
There are exceptions, but in general, women have a very different idea of what work and accomplishment are compared to men.
Most but not all women believe work is pushing buttons on a computer, answering phones, telling other MEN what to do, and house chores and child
Being a survivalist is completely different work involving crisis management and creative problem solving. I'm sorry but a LOT of men are great at
this and women would rather just talk about what they might do but nothing ever gets done. The only time anything tangable gets done is when a man
steps in and does it.
For example, last weekend, I was designing a portable propane shower I could fold into a suitcase. The hoses I needed to join were of the wrong size,
and I needed some way to join them together. My solution - Acetone and Styrofoam formed a malleable plastic I used for a connector, and I used a
butane lighter to soften the plastic hoses to fit on the connector and cooled to form a permanent seal. I now have a portable propane shower made
from copper tubing, a propane lantern, paint cans, an adapted foot bycycle pump, and detachable PVC tubing with a shower curtain and plastic storage
container. Total cost of materials $80.
This is exactly the kind of work that survivalists must perform to "survive".
Survivalists fix their own cars, and anything else for that matter. They utilize their skills as generalists (not specialists) to take a creative and
interdisciplinary approach to arriving at a workable solution.
But most important thing that (Male) survivalists do is they DO and not just talk. Not all, but most women fall short in this area.
Don't get me wrong women, I am very grateful for all of you being exactly who you are and we need both types on this planet, but I am pointing out
that we are different. And most importantly, differences are not bad, they are complimentary. Women and socializing are what keep the villages
together, and the housework done, and the hearth warm, and the children fed.
Men are built to defend in times of crisis, build the infrastucture of civilization, and invent new technology which create all the "push button"
comforts of home and efficiency of industry.
I guess the most important thing I have observed is that the trend in the last 50 years is to treat women better, and I am completely for that, but
look around women.... everything you have is built by men. Think about that and give it the consideration it is truly worthy of. Men handle change
and adaptation well, and women handle stability and preservation of all that is good. Thank goodness for our differences.
[edit on 5-7-2008 by ATS4dummies]