Most men are so busy prepping that they forget about their better half. (I’m talking about the ladies!)
We can change that!!
My name is Deb. J. I am ex-military and ex-policewoman.
Today, we discuss the female side of prepping.
For beginners, we will start with the basics…
Have you ever considered that there is a good chance that your male counterpart may not be with you when it hits the fan!
You can help yourself by learning your own techniques for survival.
Let’s get started!
Pick a very durable, light weight pack. As color fashion won’t be an issue, try to pick a color that blends into your area. You do not want to stand out this time!
Weight of the empty pack should be 4-6 pounds best. You will want plenty of pockets for special needs. (No! Not your brush or make-up! Those monthly needed items.)
Just remember, everything in your pack could be used as a weapon or to get you out of a jam. Also think about the clothes you pack. Try not to dress in anything that will attract a man. No need for making a target out of yourself..
Remember, you could be carrying this for miles and over some rough country, so get a good fit and don’t pick a cheap or designer bag….
Now, let’s talk about rope;
Rope is very important to have in your pack.
It could save your life.
Here are just a few ways rope could be used:
1) for rappelling over an obstacle.
2) tying items together
3) attaching items for security.
4) making a trip line.
5) making a hand grip
6) hanging your food
Parachute cord/rope is one of the best available.
Rope can even be used to cover your trail, hide parts of your gear, and even provide a place to sleep….
Let me elaborate on that a little:
You can use rope to hang your food-so critters won’t get it.
Just hanging in a tree is not enough. Look on the ground and about the area. Animals leave signs.
Look for disturbed nut shells, or rubs (marks) on the trunk of tree.
Look for disturbed soil, broken branches, even over turned leaves.You are not just looking for bears. Squirrels can chew on your rope, even birds can try to get your hang.
It is very important that your hang is odor free or odor disguised. Hang all provisions in a heavy bag. Make sure all provisions inside should be wrapped individually, in packaging.that conceals odor…
That’s all for now but keep checking back, there will be more “tips for gals ” coming soon.