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Originally posted by Magantice
reply to post by saltdog
Because most men think to hunt it, kill it, light it on fire, blow it up or screw it, I would not find it necessary to lean on a man in a SHTF senerio. I prefer planning, nurtureing, protecting, sharing, and forget the word WAR forever. If its an extinction level event, not everyone would want to survive it anyway.
Originally posted by Denco
I'm a woman and a single mom at that! I think about it more and more. Especially after I had children. My #1 priority would be to protect them.
I don't really have ANY men in my life that I could count on now that I think about it....
I have a few things stored. Water, food, various medications. I would REALLY like to purchase a gun...
I feel I'm prepared for moderate natural disasters. But if we were really going down, I'm not sure we would have enough to survive. I have nowhere to go for shelter. I've always been paranoid about Yellowstone blowing. We live too close to Yellowstone!
Now as far as your comments about me living in the basement with mom and dad and all that.... First off grow up, secondly...nope I left home many years ago, served for about 10 yrs in USMC Infantry, combat vet...I am no lard ass, and love the outdoors...so, please do look in the mirror and see yourself and think that everyone is like you.
Originally posted by Tiretool
I know this is an older thread but I'd like to add my 2 cents worth.
In a post collapse situation I believe women would be at much greater risk than men.
Men are usually perceived as stronger and consumers and would come under attack less often for several reasons:
1. Perceived as more formidable
2. Having less to take (guys typically use up everything women usually store up things)
3. Usually not desired for sex (but remember Deliverance !!)
Women usually are perceived as weaker and therefore a less formidable opponent. Even the capable women that frequent this forum would come under attack more often weakening them and using up weapons to the point that they would actually become vulnerable.
I don't mean to belittle women but having a few strong men about could deter some problems even if the women are the ones that shoot straight , kick butt , and take names!!