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#141000 - 07/23/08 04:12 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
Dan_McI Offline
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DW and I had a litle incident this past weekend.

Anyway, DW froze when I asked her to dial 911. I called instead. While I was on the phone, any chance of immediate disaster was eased, and I informed 911 of that. Nothing was really hurt but for a rolled SUV, who's I have no idea. But I think, DW was not happy with ehr reaction, so maybe I have an opening to work on that.

I think there are huge differences in various survival skills. Knowing how to make a decent report during a 911 call is one, as maybe knowing what plants you can eat from the native flora. If you break down various activities, you may find some that a woman enjoys, while she does not want to all of the things you enjoy. Try to find things she might like and give them a try, not jsut think about the back packing trip. Maybe, she'd go to the range.

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#141003 - 07/23/08 04:15 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: Dan_McI]
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Discussing preparedness and the reasons etc lead to 'survival' type mindset and also some wilderness survival learning. Don't just right in.
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#141004 - 07/23/08 04:21 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: dweste]
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They are either interested or they are NOT! It's like going to Alaska, One either loves it or hates it and there is no middle ground.
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#141007 - 07/23/08 04:48 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: wildman800]
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I agree, but if they have even a little interest, what are some good ways to fan that spark of interest into a flame of enthusiasm?


Edited by dweste (07/23/08 05:08 PM)

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#141017 - 07/23/08 05:12 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: wildman800]
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Originally Posted By: wildman800
They are either interested or they are NOT! It's like going to Alaska, One either loves it or hates it and there is no middle ground.


+1 on that.

My DW hunted deer and and field dressed a Bambi long before I met her. When I found this out, I asked her to marry me a few days later. She is more than capable of taking care of herself in a crisis or the outdoors for fun, but it is because she wants to be. However, given a choice, she prefers a condo by the beach.

Good luck trying to convert anyone, male or female, who isn't interested in learning outdoor survival skills.

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#141021 - 07/23/08 05:38 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: NightHiker]
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If you want to look at a model of how to teach an unlikely audience about ETS-type skills, read Blast's blog. His narrative on teaching kids about this stuff is a thing of beauty,as survival education and as how to be good dad, and mis-steps are reported as well as successes.
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#141027 - 07/23/08 06:08 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: nursemike]
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So, you thinking maybe killing and canning chicken as a first "date"?

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#141030 - 07/23/08 06:39 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: wildman800]
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Originally Posted By: wildman800
They are either interested or they are NOT! It's like going to Alaska, One either loves it or hates it and there is no middle ground.


Speaking as "one of the fairer sex" - You're absolutely right - and it's true of women and men. As was suggested earlier, change your "hunting ground". (LOL)

This isn't a man-woman thing, though you're probably right that there are more of you than us. I suspect that "us/them" mentality might be part of the problem. Trying to convince anyone who's not at all interested is a loosing battle.

If there's a bit of a spark there, build on it slowly, little by little. Don't expect them to be gung-ho about transforming themselves into Grizzy Adams overnight or ever.
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#141031 - 07/23/08 06:52 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: nursemike]
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Nursemike,

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#141032 - 07/23/08 06:59 PM Re: Getting women interested in outdoor survival skill [Re: Blast]
dweste Offline
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Hey, bacpacjac, what works for you that might also work for others?

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