I've always wanted to show that I could pull my weight and do my part whether it be with regular household chores or helping with family matters as well. This is basically the point of this post. I feel like some women do not give themselves enough credit (apparently myself included) for the things that they do, especially when it comes to survival. I know that in myself and Mr. Tactical's household, there is a standard for protection, preparedness, and precaution. This is something that is always part of a conscientious decision to prepare and stock for any situation to sustain myself, my man, and any little ones that may eventually be cause for concern.
This includes preparedness outside the home. Due to the possibility of EMP, solar flare, or other disaster happening while I'm at work (which is an hour away from home), there is always a bug out bag in my vehicle just in-case I get stranded at work, or along the side of the road with food and the possibility of a shelter if need be. This is something that I think everyone should have in their cars just as a safety precaution and basically just for common sense. Unfortunately, most people don't really see this as a necessity because they can just whip out their phone and call a tow...unless phones aren't working. Then what? People think I'm paranoid because i think of the "what if's" and the "then whats". I think it's a bit of proper planning, or you'll find yourself "proper fucked" (you like dags?)
I think it is great if you take an interest in your own safety. This goes for everyone. However, if you are in a relationship, you owe it to your partner, and you owe it to yourself to be squared away. Hell, you owe it to your family. Too many times have I seen women stand by while their men take care of everything, then when things go to shit, they don't know what to do or how to make decisions. This is a huge problem and could get people you care about injured or killed. I feel that women should have just as much training or at least some working knowledge of firearms, survival, and doing things outdoors (you can sleep outside, believe it or not). Who knows, you might be placed in a situation where the only person taking care of you, is you.
You have as much at stake as the men do, if not more if you have children. I applaud those women that have stepped up and took responsibility for their own safety and became an active part in preparing with your family. This world needs strong women, but the right kind of strong women. Believe it or not, there is always something that can be done. Whether it is buying a couple of spare cans of food each grocery store visit, or stocking up on medical supplies here and there, there is always a way to contribute. Now, are you willing to do your part? Do you have the balls (lady balls, thank you Megan) to protect everything you love?