Monday, June 23, 2014

Lady Balls

Ok, let's face it. There are some things that our guys are better growing facial hair (well...for some people), picking things up and putting them down, peeing standing up...(unless you have one of these...) and just in general, things that are considered to be guy things. When I was growing up, i was always being told by my dad that it was a mans job to take care of me. However, as I've matured, I've realized that no man is going to want to take care of someone that can't take care of themselves (and that goes for women too).

 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?

Vix out


  1. Yep, couldn't have said it better myself. My wife gets all the credit in world for what she does for me so that I can be free to keep our unit up and running, up to and including being a Captain in our Non - Combatant division. As your man and I have discussed on multiple occasions, non combatants need the same training in some respects as the folks who are toting weapons onto the battlefield. They need to know how to break contact and get away when they need to.. cause hubby may not always be around. Good post. Two thumbs up


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    Nice post!

  3. "you like dags?" - lol.

    Great Post, thanks!

    -R&D - DTG

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  5. My wife has worked in the health care field for many a year. It's heartbreaking to hear her stories about some of these little old ladies. They cooked, cleaned and kept house--PERIOD. Everything else was "men's work."

    And now, their husbands have passed on, and they're completely helpless. They can't balance a checkbook, they can't drive, they can't change a light bulb...nothing. No one should live like that.

    Yes, there are some things that men can do better than women, and vice-versa. But both genders should know how to provide for themselves, even if they choose a traditional division of labor upon marriage. None of us know when the Lord's going to take us, after all, and leaving your spouse with only half the skills they need to survive is an abandonment in the worst sense of the word.

    Thank God my wife has an independent streak as wide as my own--if I go first, I know she'll be all right until I see her again. But I'm still jealous that she's a better shot than I am. ;)