Most preparedness information out there appears to assume that everybody is part of a family with a mommy, a dad, three kids, and a dog. Or, if not that, an extended family that has brothers, uncles, and a grand-pappy. Somehow, the image given always includes a man.
The truth is, that’s not always the case; there are a lot of women alone out there who also are preparing, and it usually seems like they’re left out of the equations.
There are all kinds of reasons that a woman could be living alone. She may have just left the nest and is out there joining the adult world with her 1st job and apartment. She is also unmarried or single. She may not have kids, or those kids may be off raising families of their own. Whatever the case, family-based preparedness suggestions don’t always apply to the woman living alone.
Because of that, I felt it long due to step up and address specific survival strategies for the woman living alone. Not that these tips are only for ladies. Many of them are vital for any person who needs to be prepared, and especially for the female prepper that’s living alone.
- Be additional vigilant with home security. As they are saying, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ensure that you have motion-sensor lights at all of the entrances to your home and property. Get a dog. It doesn’t need to be a giant dog; my little Yorkie could be a nice early warning system!. Install prime quality locks and make certain you’ve got a fortified door frame.
- Learn to use a weapon. If you choose to buy a gun, get some instruction and visit the range frequently to optimize your skills. If you aren’t comfortable with guns, your weapon of alternative can be something else; simply ensure you’ve got a way to defend yourself. Take into account pepper spray or a stun gun …