Originally posted by mellisamouse
well, I am only 4'8 so that is tall to ME...lol... I am a shrty, but totally in prortion, so you could neer tell unless you're standing right beside
Someone shorter than me! Momma was right, it -is- possible!
While I think there is nothing wrong with trying to meet up with people of a similar mindset, I hope everyone (especially the ladies) remember...
Some of them "survival nuts" are NUTS!
Noone here, I'm sure =) but... we all know they are out there.
I'm probably just a bitter old suchandsuch, but my experience with guys that seem to lean toward my way of thinking (preparedness), indicates that
oft times it goes like this:
Woman's work: gardening, canning, buying supplies (except the types of supplies that go BOOM), stocking said supplies, raising/homeschooling the kids
to have the right mindset, keeping the chaos that is accumulating things for storage in order, And keeping the house in order during the before tshtf
Men's work: Polishing the guns, counting the ammo.
*grin* Now before anyone jumps a gun, I am not at all saying all men are like this! Just that, in my experience (unfortunately) there are a lot of
those out there. I've read posts on here from our ats survival forum gentlemen who know, and do, far more than I do. Even in regards to more
traditionally female areas... canning and food prep. Heck, a few of the guys here have the dehydrating foodstuffs down to an art form! Our guys here
Still, I do think it's ok to mention this problem as a caution to women out there who may be newer to the preparedness lifestyle than I am. We learn
by sharing experiences...right?
Also, from what I'm reading from the guys here searching for similar minded ladies... in their cases they seem to be the ones doing all the
preparedness type work. I feel kind of badly because I didn't realize until I started reading here how much that applied for men as well as women. I
guess it's just rough for all of us to find a partner, or friend, who is awake. I wish everyone who is still seeking good luck in their search.
For me, at this point I'm gonna wait. After all, after tshtf it'll be pretty obvious what man a woman needs to link up with. (the strong, the
capable, etc..) Thinking of the guy's perspective (new to me, I admit), it'll also be more evident which women are more capable of coping and being
a partner, rather than someone a man has to completely support and drag through the chaos of survival.
Ok, I'm just thinking and typing now. This perspective is new for me. Maybe I'm a bit glad I'm not a guy knowing those situations are coming. It
must be a lot of pressure to realize that you will be expected to protect and provide simply because you are male. Hmmm, must ponder this....
I started this post to remind women that some of the men out there are worse than being alone, but I begin to see it works both ways. So I'll stick
with saying, "Just be careful about meeting people..." Not that everyone here isn't a grown up, it's just the Mom in me worrying, maybe. =)
Ok, I'm done rambling, sorry. Thanks for reading this disjointed mess! =)