reply posted on 5-7-2009 @ 07:09 PM by Confused and Dazed!
Most of us are used to, and products of, our modern sanitary society. Not all that long ago, women every where were misunderstood and maligned about
their bodies and reproductive functions. Many cultures today, still negate the female as unclean, and unholy. Some even classify them as soulless, and
In times past, women were often relegated to separate quarters where they lived and cared for themselves during their menstrual cycles, or during and
just after child birth. Back then, there was nothing for pain, or for keeping ones self clean. Just water...and maybe, some sort of natural cleansing
( for reasons of delicacy and decorum, I will not go into how females dealt with "Periods" and other problems. Suffice it to say, they did not have
an easy time of it. It was unhealthy, often times leading to all sorts of infections and diseases )
It should also be pointed out, that MEN were also very unclean, and didn't do much to take care themselves either. Venereal diseases were common,
with syphilis running rampant.
Living in the wilds, and off grid, gives rise to many health questions...with female sanitation and reproductive health issues at the top of the list.
Childcare's health follow after that...
We are not the same females as those of a hundred years or more ago. Women today have evolved, along with their daily paradigms. They are more
fragile, and prone to problems today, than those of 500 years ago.
Of course, it was common practice for a girl to be married off, and pregnant by the time she was 13 to 15 yr's old in the 1500's...and they died
young often as a result. Eventually, society enlightened itself, and realized, that young girls are not fully ready for the riggers of pregnancy,
childbirth, breast feeding, and the mental wherewithal needed for motherhood.
Setting up a wilderness encampment, and survival retreat area must thoroughly take into account the needs of women and children. Females in the
military and in field situations, will often account for roughly 1/3 of the overall logistical acquisition needs for setting up. If children of all
ages were also involved, it would jump to 3/4's.
Modern day camping at camp grounds is not "off grid" living. Far from it.
I suspect that most women today, are not going to like living "off the land, and on the move continually". Which is what a survivalist will have to
Once all the big game has been culled to near non existence, then you live on
fish, frogs, turtles, small mammals, birds, wild berries, fruits, grains during the summer. When winter hits, unless you have stored many hundreds of
pounds of staples, you freeze and starve to death.
Most women today, will not tolerate being cold, hungry, dirty, isolated, and on a period without sanitation and pain remedies. The "glamor" of
roughing it, will wear thin real quick. Rambo is a fictional character, just as was Tarzan. Even real Mountain Men come down to civilization to
trade, buy, and socialize from time to time. Most live alone.
The best way to survive a crisis is to be in a like minded, close community with out side connections and access to resources...just like the modern
Hiding and laying low amongst the rotting logs, ferns, under brush, muck, insects, vermin, sweltering or freezing weather, and hostiles, will appeal
to a modern day female for about ten seconds...then she's out'a there!
Living in a tent for more than a month turns old fast. A small crude cabin is not much better.
Ladies; it is more to your to advantage and long term health, to stay connected to the modern paradigm. Tell Grizzly Adams your not interested!
Don't fall for the hype of going it alone, and depending on no one.
[edit on 5-7-2009 by Confused and Dazed!]