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posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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I am a women, I am a mother, I am a researcher, and I am interested in survival. The reason I share this is because I am the only women that I know that has these interests, and I dont think that I am alone. I would like to hear if there are any other women here that have something to bring to the table, that is usually filled with men.

I have several threads here on the survival forum, and I would like to link them here, but I would also like for anyone (men and women) to share some of what we feel as people, also opposite sexes that can bring different aspects to something as important as survival.

I feel that if SHTF, we can be very useful. If this was to happen tomorrow, I would be alone, as a women, and I feel that women need options if found alone. I am sure that we are all aware that some not all men, think that it would be harder for a women to fend for themselves. I would like to turn that into a myth!

I want to accent the qualities that make us women, and see how we can use them to our advantage when needed. Like having a very distinct way of paying attention to detail, or being able to make children feel better, or how we are easier to talk to. We also have instincts to be very helpful, and skills to make something out of nothing.

BTW Please I am not trying to upset any of the sexes, as I am a women and I speak as one. We are different but in good ways, and if we put both of those things together, we can be unstoppable.

This is why I want to be sure that everyone is welcome to add. I will add things that are easy to do, and easy to learn, but most of all, this thread is meant to uplift some women that may feel that they cannot be part of a survival community, and in fact we have more to bring to the table then many may think.

I would eventually like to start a small community of friends that can help each other, even though its been slowly happening in my offline life, I would love to start this here, with the friends that I have made here on ATS, this could be one heck of a good resource.

Peace, NRE.




posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Community is essential.

For survival in times you cannot forsee.

Good luck!!!! From your brothers-in-life.

edit on 6-3-2011 by Chakotay because: The toughest soldier on any world is any Innuit woman...



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:04 PM
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Here are the 2 threads that I wanted to contribute. If there is anyone else that wants to add a thread or post, please do.

The Do It Yourself Thread (for SHTF Scenario)
www.abovetopsecret.com...



Bartering. Can your skill help you survive?
www.abovetopsecret.com...

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
or how we are easier to talk to.


lol wut.

hahahahhaahah. Oh that's a good one.

Anyway, truthfully, I think a woman would be a good part of a group survival type of thing...

Let's say there were two males and two females who have agreed to work together to survive. While the men go off hunting, the women can gather.

It goes back to our hunter gatherer roots... So yeah mixed company in a group survival situation would not be too bad.

Just women by themselves.... Well maybe they can talk a deer to death. LOL.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
I am a women, I am a mother, I am a researcher, and I am interested in survival. The reason I share this is because I am the only women that I know that has these interests, and I dont think that I am alone. I would like to hear if there are any other women here that have something to bring to the table, that is usually filled with men.

I have several threads here on the survival forum, and I would like to link them here, but I would also like for anyone (men and women) to share some of what we feel as people, also opposite sexes that can bring different aspects to something as important as survival.

I feel that if SHTF, we can be very useful. If this was to happen tomorrow, I would be alone, as a women, and I feel that women need options if found alone. I am sure that we are all aware that some not all men, think that it would be harder for a women to fend for themselves. I would like to turn that into a myth!

I want to accent the qualities that make us women, and see how we can use them to our advantage when needed. Like having a very distinct way of paying attention to detail, or being able to make children feel better, or how we are easier to talk to. We also have instincts to be very helpful, and skills to make something out of nothing.

BTW Please I am not trying to upset any of the sexes, as I am a women and I speak as one. We are different but in good ways, and if we put both of those things together, we can be unstoppable.

This is why I want to be sure that everyone is welcome to add. I will add things that are easy to do, and easy to learn, but most of all, this thread is meant to uplift some women that may feel that they cannot be part of a survival community, and in fact we have more to bring to the table then many may think.

I would eventually like to start a small community of friends that can help each other, even though its been slowly happening in my offline life, I would love to start this here, with the friends that I have made here on ATS, this could be one heck of a good resource.

Peace, NRE.


In a survival situation, I think male and female can do practically any job equally, ESPECIALLY in terms of necessity. The things you claimed that women have the advantage of, are complete stereotypes and have in no way a basis in reality. If women are imminent in things over men, it is not in any of the qualities you have listed. The only thing is it is more typical of a women to deal with children, mainly because the children rely on the mother for nourishment. If I lead a "community of survivalists" or just people trying to live on passed a SHTF scenario, I would make sure people did what they were best at, man or woman. If we were getting attacked, everyone better be helping doing what they can, man and woman.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:17 PM
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These types of events are all over the nation..google key word is "knap in"

Women men and childeren...should attend an event such as this, they are 3 day 2 night events or you can just come for the event and rent a room....I recomend the $5 camping fee and stay on site.

Tutorial classes for fire making, fkint knapping "arrow head making", basket weaving, rope and cordage classes, trap and snare classes, food is plentiful, ppl are all very giving, live pickin and fidllin...good music too, at the evening community fire.

I have not missed an event here for going on 13 years....and everytime I go I learn something new..
The next one near me....my favorite one is the 1st weekend in May "Water Creek knap in 2011"

Anyone that like a weekend camp out and has survival in mind, what these folks teach, ...not only will you survive, you will also "live" not just get by, and be scared....

flip through some if the photos and read a bit of the story, it will not be time you say you'll never get back its good info...

arrowheads1.com...




ETA one more link and state that these are free to the public yeah Im kinda promoting ..but these are 100% free non for profit gathering!!!!!
one more linky paleoplanet69529.yuku.com...
edit on 6-3-2011 by Doc Holiday because: OCD and da box...it must be filled out



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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I was in no way trying to stereotype anyone. This is mostly for women that think that they cannot actually bring something to the table, when it is needed the most. Every women that I asked had almost the same answer, either they were reliant on a male figure, or they thought they themselves couldn't handle a situation.

This is for those that either are curious, or want to learn something about survival, and be empowered that they can do many things as well. I am sure that most that read this got the jist of it, but I guess I should have made that clear, even though I did in my OP.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:20 PM
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i'm a male and to be honest i think women would kick ass over us big macho guys! look in nature, in a lot of the most dangerous species it is the female who does the hard work, and is the better killer... take lions for instance, the male sits on his ass while the females do all the hunting...



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Wow, that sounds awesome, I would love to see if there will be one in my state this year. If so I will be sure to let others know. Thank you.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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Um. Yes. We are also needed to procreate!!! Eventually men will need us or they will just die out.
I agree, we women have plenty to offer in survival situations, myself, I have skills in food and medicine. I am also a crack shot with a gun or a bow. I am the "cool head" in every ordeal I have experienced. I am compassionate, well learned, as strong as most men I know, adaptable and I have very green thumbs, also very good at "making do"-neccesity is the mother (not father!) of invention. OK. I'm done tooting my own horn! Just saying...



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:22 PM
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Starred and flagged NRE.

I don't think it matters what sex you are, although I tend to like women more than guys


The idea of having a community of prepared and like-minded individuals and families is a darned good one; the more people working in concert and bringing their skills to the table, the better the odds for surviving are, in my opinion. A roving gang of scavenger thugs wouldn't think twice about taking on a single person by themselves, but 60 armed people operating as a group? They'd tuck tail and run.

I have six older sisters, and nobody in their right mind would want to tangle with them. But a single woman alone when gangs are roaming the streets and highways might be at higher risk of something really bad happening to them. Without using the word, you know what I mean.

My own plan is for me and my ladylove to linkup with a bunch of my shooting buddies and their families and her friends from school. We would probably ride it out at a local independent Baptist church where a lot of them go. It's well placed and defensible.

Some people on here think alone is better; I think a big group of armed folks working together is best.

By the way: Good to meet you!



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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"After all women are an integral part of nature..." - Bio-Dome

I'd survive through hell with my wife at my side... without her, I think I'd lay down and die myself.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
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Starred and flagged NRE.

I don't think it matters what sex you are, although I tend to like women more than guys


The idea of having a community of prepared and like-minded individuals and families is a darned good one; the more people working in concert and bringing their skills to the table, the better the odds for surviving are, in my opinion. A roving gang of scavenger thugs wouldn't think twice about taking on a single person by themselves, but 60 armed people operating as a group? They'd tuck tail and run.

I have six older sisters, and nobody in their right mind would want to tangle with them. But a single woman alone when gangs are roaming the streets and highways might be at higher risk of something really bad happening to them. Without using the word, you know what I mean.

My own plan is for me and my ladylove to linkup with a bunch of my shooting buddies and their families and her friends from school. We would probably ride it out at a local independent Baptist church where a lot of them go. It's well placed and defensible.

Some people on here think alone is better; I think a big group of armed folks working together is best.

By the way: Good to meet you!



That sounds like a very good plan. Its always better in numbers. And BTW wow six sisters, I think you will be just fine in any situation
. Its also a good thing that people are aware of their surrounding, such as neighbors, and store owners. They can be both helpful or dangerous if you dont know who is around you.

And its nice to meet you too!!



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:32 PM
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Here is an excellent site that has a lot of info that has been forgotten over time.

PioneerLiving

Oh, I almost forgot "the bible" Dr.Chase

The best online resource that I have found.
edit on 3/6/2011 by tribewilder because: I forgot something.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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Very good thread. You have given me a few things to consider. I am a newbie and to be honest I have never thought about this whole scenario, never had reason to, I guess. I am realizing that I am extremely naive about things so thank you very much and to the poster who spoke about the weekend workshops, I am going to look that up as well.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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What about young women?

We have time as our ally(won't die out in two decades), are quick learners, and possess skills that can be developed/explored/tailored even further towards survival and the eventual reunion of the remainders of humankind. I, for instance, know several languages and can serve to be a kind of diplomat. I also possess knowledge of botany and other traditional things my parents have passed down that would likely be available if the SHTF.And, if I fell in with a group that was pretty well off and didn't have much to do, well, that's where my artistic skills come in. Oh, and when I am pushed to, I can bust a couple of noses.
We all have a use.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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I am a woman too but I feel that our survival would depend on having a way to physically defend oneself or having others help defend you.
Women will be fair game when # hits the fan. You would not survive the repeated rapes and abuses that would come your way.
I suggest taking up some sort of self defense classes and learn how to shank numerous people in a short space of time.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:38 PM
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Hi there... seems we may have some of the same interests here as I am not too bad of a green thumb and I'm very interested in natural medicines. Can't say that I'm a crack shot with a firearm, although I would do in a pinch I suppose and I'm not bad at all with a bow.

Nice to meet you, glad to see someone of similar interests in the threads! Feel free to contact me at any time, would welcome the 'chat' with similar minded women in the exchange of ideas!!

NoRegretsEver, thanks for starting this thread! I think starting an online community of women concerned with survival issues is a great thing as I really feel that at times we may feel we take a back seat, especially those just starting out. I know I was totally in the weeds when I started.

ETA: Some info for specific ailment in a SHTF situation Diabetic Survivalist
edit on 6-3-2011 by MyMindIsMyOwn because: Added link



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:46 PM
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Very good point. I am going to add some self defense videos as well. Sorry some have advertisements.

Self Defense Tips & Techniques for Women : Palm Heel Strike to Vital Areas in Women's Self Defense


Women's Self Defense for Rear Assaults : Women's Self Defense Turtle Neck Technique


Women's Self Defense Against Frontal Attacks : Self Defense Chokes


There are tons of these videos, and if you can find someone to try practice with its even better.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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Its essential for me to know how to collect water, heal people using my knowledge of oils and herbs, and be able to teach people. I could care less about storing 6 months worth of food or 3 rooms of bottled water. The only thing I have stalked up is tampons. (Lol) and that's jus bein real.


 
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