I have been quietly watching this thread for a few days and hesitating to post but decided to do so today.
Go ahead and make your inquiries into that for which you are intrested.
Do not let others discourage you for your intrests. Learning never quits till we take our last breath.
While I agree with some of the concerns of the males ..and also the females...it is not an excuse to justify not learning..male or female.
Do not let the naysayers here discourage you ..in anything...period.
Stiffen up your back and walk straight...dont let them turn you around.
I dont fault you one bit for your intrest in survival thinking and skills.
You may or may not have a good man or men around you in the aforementioned situation X. It never hurts to know what to do with or without a man. SAme
for a man without a woman.
I just checked the weather report here on the Eastern Coast of the USA. Initial forecasts are for Hurricane Bertha to possibly hit the Eastern
Seabord..in about 5 or more days.
Later today I will be going out to my garage and checking out the status of both my generators..fuel supplies, including fuel for my Coleman Lanterns
and cook stoves...also my extra car batteries and one deepcycle marine battery. I have been thinking about purchasing a second marine battery.
The drill here is to begin checking out the water levels and begin charging them over the next few days..just in case.
I used them in a previous Hurricane to power my two way radio set up ..along with a homemade emergency antenna. I knew what was happening around
town..what stores were opening..gas stations selling gasoline..without having to run about town using up precious recources.
The last hurricane, though not a bad one like others of recent, was a textbook example of how some people can get ready for tonights football game or
some program on the television but not prepare for hard and difficult times.
There are a host of little things you can do like this to make life more comfortable and lessen worry and concern. To not yourself ..have to become
like a bunch of Wildlife to survive.
Nonetheless Chewlip...I encourage you to learn...and keep learning ..bit by bit by little bit. You can prepare yourself. The learning never stops.
I began with an oil lamp purchased at a local yard sale..and also a ten pack of disposable lighters..as these lighters have no shelf life.
Lots of people here have experience and good ideas ..up to you to put them to use or discard them as not worth your time. Your requirements in the UK
most likely will be different from here Stateside..but that is your challange to overcome and adapt.
dont let others discourage you.
One more thing...this is a link to a previoius post began by someone some time ago. It is titled Womens Survival.
Ideas along this topic line were begun some years ago..on ATS..but it is good to see it continuing. I commend you for your concerns. Keep up the good
work and dont let others discourage you. If it is a topic in which you are intrested..go for it.
[edit on 6-7-2008 by orangetom1999]