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This is a question for all you single women in a shtf....

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:35 PM

Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by saltdog

I suggest you go back to school first and learn how to write a proper sentence before you act like an authority on survival.

Why do you stir up so much fear? Do you sell survival supplies or something?

ok thanks for the advice..I iz jus a dum rdnek heree so I writ slow so u can red it k.

I am not in grammer school and and am just throwing a BS FLAG to you for your contridicting posts about women and not needing them for your survival....are you a teenager, you act like it...

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:37 PM

Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by saltdog

I really didnt take your OP to be women hating.

BUT. Finding someone to take care of you is a horrible way to "plan" for anything. In SHTF scenario, your perfectly good, loving, protective, competent significant other could get killed or even die of natural causes. And then you are on your own. The only realistic plan for anyone to make is to be as prepared as they possibly can be themselves, do everything they can do to increase their own survival skills, and try to ensure that they have good, trustworthy, competent people in their lives, male and female, because human beings do better in groups than alone.

Lots of women whose idea of planning was "finding a man to take care of me" have found out the hard way what a really bad plan that is. Even if the guy is nice and honorable, they can die. Sometimes they arent nice and honorable and they ditch you for a better option. While its nice to have people in your life, its always in your best interests to be prepared to take care of yourself. Not only are you in a better position if you end up all alone for some reason, but you are also a better partner to whomever you happen to be with.

Thank you for seeing the tread for what it actually read it...thanks.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:39 PM
reply to post by pimpinette

I dont think the US coped very well with the disaster they had a few years back "Hurricane Katrina 2005"

A lot of people were stored or forced to be located at a stadium.

I think FEMA is going to ruin a lot of survival dreams for a lot of people in the United States. And most of the US is going to be in one way or another dependent on FEMA for resources. Maybe by force as well.

edit on 27.06.08 by spy66 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:40 PM
reply to post by saltdog

No but you are a shining force of anti-intellectualism.

I already called your bluff. You should seriously move on.

And your comment about wanting to be a woman? Grow the hell up.
edit on 19-5-2011 by The Sword because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:41 PM
reply to post by The Sword

and apparently you cannot read where did i say they did?

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:43 PM
reply to post by Illusionsaregrander

aother one who cant read

where did i say anything of the sort?

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:43 PM
reply to post by neo96

i think you should be asking :do you like men? oh whats that word now? lesbian.

best thing in a shtf no pc police. not all women like men and most women can do just fine on their own. leave it up to ats and the shtf to lining up his harem.

Ok, perhaps I read it wrong. I could barely understand what you were talking about though.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:45 PM

Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by saltdog

No but you are a shining force of anti-intellectualism.

I already called your bluff. You should seriously move on.

And your comment about wanting to be a woman? Grow the hell up.
edit on 19-5-2011 by The Sword because: (no reason given)

wow you want a battle of wits? I don't think your well enough far as what I said about you wanting to be a woman...your posts, get your words straight and maybe people won't think the wrong for thought.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 08:51 PM
...your original focus on essentially whether or not single women consider it beneficial to have - or to seek out - male counterparts in any SHTF event to increase their chances of survival got me thinking of a slight reverse of that:

Would being a single Male increase ones chances of survival in any SHTF event?

Your thread got me thinking about my own level of SHTF Preparedness.

- I was raised 'in the bush' times pretty literally. Taught bushcraft and bushskills from a very young age. Know how to, and have done numerous times, survive in the bush for extended periods of time.
The great thing about my country is we don't really have any dangerous wild animals...pretty much Mankind is top of the foodchain out in the bush in our country.
- I know how to find food, what plants etc can be used for medicinal purposes, how to catch, trap, fish, stalk, hunt, prep, preserve etc etc etc. Know how to build shelters, create fire, cover ones tracks/scent to be less noticable to animals/prey
- The bush and waterways are like home to me.
- I'm also exceptionally handy in a 'handyman' kind of way...can fix most things from home repairs, electronics, automotive/motors, mechanical equipment, have skills in metal fabrication, welding, carpentry, plumbing, building etc etc etc. thats the 'skill' side of it covered okay...what about equipment...

- The bush equipment I have is stuff that has proven its usefulness over the 35 or so years I've been in and out of the bush. Nothing fancy, just what you need to get the job done or to make whatever you need to get the job done. There's bugger all I have bush-equipment-wise...tend to travel light...and pretty much whatever you need already exists out there anyway.
- Weaponary? Well. Yes. Won't get into a list...but theres firepower there if needed. Though again chances are I'd just go with my basic 12-gauge pump-action and one of my decent hunting rifles, knife, machete and thats about it.
All the other more 'hard-out' boom-sticks would just weigh me down, as well as all the ammo, and unless the SHTF event is like some foriegn invasion where I'd be going head-up against heavily armed Soldiers I probably don't need some of the more interesting things stored in the lockers.

- again, have lived for extended periods of time in the bush. Spent a good deal of time during younger years doing such work as Deer culling living in and off of the bush was pretty second nature.
- have been in some pretty hairy situations in my life too. Not at all a stranger to people who have wished me harm, not a stranger unfortunately to even having my very life threatened and having to act accordingly. Still breathing. I'm not any Military or Ex-Mil type person...just someone who has been brought up in situations, settings and social groups that can be rather 'war like' at times.

So...maybe I'd stand a half-decent chance in a SHTF situation...

There are however some further realities:

- I'm not as fit and as physically resilient as I used to be...and as each year passes I may become less so.
- I'm not as hardout, as 'stone cold aggressive' as I used to be in my younger years either. Age has also mellowed me...I'm more likely to calmly discuss something with someone rather than just up and kick their teeth out these days. I don't know whether I have the stomach and/or desire for fighting like I did when I was younger
- I'm also not single. I'm married and have a young my actions and choices don't fall upon me and me alone. I must make choices conscious of the ramifications they will have upon them also.
- I love my wife and my son beyond anything I could ever describe or ever imagine. They are my life, my soul, my very being. that inverse question above: Would being a single Male increase ones chances of survival in any SHTF event?

There is a decent chance that my wife and son could be almost like an 'achilles heel' for me...then again focussing on keeping them safe could also mean I indirectly ensure I keep myself safe in the process.
I do know that my focus won't be on MY survival, but THEIRS.
I can't even begin to fathom a life without them. To never hold them again, never hear their voice, smell my sons hair when he nuzzles into my chest for cuddles...couldn't even think it...

Which then begs the question, what happens if they were removed from the picture...

...would I, with previous skills, experience, equipment etc be some bad-ass Willie-Smith-I-Am-Legend-Survival-God?? Or would I just as easily wet my pants, sit rocking in the corner of my lounge, stick the barrel of one of my guns into my own mouth and pull the trigger?? so rightly gets said: You don't know until you know.

Yes preparation and experiences influences outcomes.
So too does luck. So too does fate. So too does all the million other things that inevitably blindside us when those situations happen.

Will I or anyone survive a SHTF event? Ask us the next day, week, month, year, decade...

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:38 PM
That was too funny!!! I actually know some chics that fit that description to a T. You have reality by the throat. I had a good laugh

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:04 PM
I am totally not prepared, but I am a female and I am fit. It will be fun to just try to survive with some random guy and have adventure like the movies. I am married, but going through a divorce and my husband is in another country. He would protect me if he was here (I think).. he is the type.. but now I am alone, so let's see what happens

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:04 PM
reply to post by michaelmcclen

That was the funniest thing I've read in a long time. Yeah, I'm an American, I have one of those Irish females at home. Me Scottish, Croatian/Serbian.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:37 PM

Originally posted by Elostone
I am single.
I am not too worried though because:
I have several "equalizers" if you know what I mean and know how to use them,
blood and gore doesnt bother me much anymore,
I also have made it a point to learn self defense techniques and stay in excellent shape,
I am already bugged out for the most part

I will be a valuable member of any group because I:
am an herbalist- I know almost all the wild edibles and medicinals in my woods here and how to use them,
hunt and fish and have for years, (I hunt with both rifle and bow),
know how to tan animal skins and hides, and know the uses for all parts of the animal,
have a good amount of commodities cached, so they are nearby but not apparent,
make excellent wine,

am 50 years old so not the most "desirable" of the girlys, lol
am an excellent cook and prepare delicious game as well as other foods,
am pretty even tempered, have outgrown drama and am pretty cool in the face of tragedy and disaster.

Really, the only reason for having a man around (for me) would be for companionship...and occasionally getting the tight lids off of jars.

ETA I started preparing myself for a SHTF scenario more than 10 years ago, and have spent much time since then learning skills and preparing for the doesnt come overnight!
edit on 18-5-2011 by Elostone because: (no reason given)

My dream girl....Women like this are the only reason I hope TSHTF!!!! These wonderful ladys will be th only survivors. The rest of the usless B***hy women will be self terminated. Gosh dang I like this woman.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 10:39 PM

Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by saltdog

No but you are a shining force of anti-intellectualism.

I already called your bluff. You should seriously move on.

And your comment about wanting to be a woman? Grow the hell up.
edit on 19-5-2011 by The Sword because: (no reason given)

Hey, woah there. Slow down a bit. If you don't like someone, then leave it at that. no reason to fling mud now, alright. Let's try to keep things civil...everyone.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:18 PM
reply to post by StealthyKat

Thats right, WHO DAT! I love my Saints have since a kid. First game ever was the Vikings vs Saints playoffs back in the ol' days.

But yes, our mother's, their mothers, mother's now, women now, especially down here are probably more prepared and capable than most men in the U.S.

edit on 19-5-2011 by JAGx1981 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:48 PM
Wow- this thread is growing faster than I can read it!

I am NOT single, and I find this thread fascinating. If TSHTF, I would want my husband with me as our family would have a better chance of survival (he's a retired Army Ranger). That said, however, how would I fare if something were to happen to him? I have 3 children to care for. This has given me some things to think about.

I wouldn't be helpless. I have weapons and know how to use them. But my skills are certainly not to the level of his.

Very interesting, indeed.

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:54 PM

Originally posted by misnomer68
reply to post by nenothtu

Baloney. A common house cat weighs what, ten pounds? I'll pay perfectly good money to watch that 250 pound brute fight one.

that's funny! Farmers down the road from me routinely cull farm cats( I will spare you the grisly details).

To say my cat can beat me up is ridiculous.

Your cat is a wuss, then. I bet IT won't survive SHTF, either!

posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:59 PM

Originally posted by Gazrok

The flip side of course, is such women using their feminine wiles to get what they need to survive, including food, protection, etc. An easily tradable commodity (assuming you can deal with the mental anguish) that is easy to carry and can always take with you.

It's a trap, I tell ya!


posted on May, 20 2011 @ 12:00 AM
Is this post done by a pervert? Like, Isn't it a known fact that woman lack the muscle in terms of being compared to men? This thread is not only questionable but makes me think you are on a sex registry. What is your name sir? Provided will does not need to replay for such, but explain his ideal in the question he asked. Anyone one with a right mind man or woman should have a replay of loss of family, thought's of suicide and rape. I am disgusted at half of what has been posted.

edit on 20-5-2011 by alien because: ...removed the foul language...

posted on May, 20 2011 @ 12:01 AM
I would be wary of all men, unless i knew them very well and trusted them a lot and if they are extremely smart.

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