Cross-dressing for survival is a far more practical concept, that will increase your chance of survival no matter the catastrophe.
Throughout history men and women have played certain roles and assigned obligations according to gender. Ideas of proper behavior according to gender vary among cultures and era, but generally men are seen as protectors and builders, while women generally fall into the role of mother and caregiver.
Research has suggested, that the practice of dividing labor and responsibilities according to sex dates back as far as two million years.
But are divided roles according to gender, in our best interest as survivalist’s and self-reliant people?
I don’t think so.
I’m not saying we should reverse roles, only that we need to consider learning and practicing skills traditionally associated with the opposite sex. Fleshing out our abilities, can only improve our chances of survival – I see no reason to limit our skills based on gender preconceptions.
No matter how much we deplore the thought, bad things happen – sometimes to you or your spouse. For instance, you or your partner could become ill, wounded or even killed due to unforeseen events, leaving the remaining partner without the skills you possessed.
For example; you maybe a certified three gun combat shooter and master sniper, while your other half doesn’t know which end the bullet exits the gun. Or you maybe able to turn the most basic of storage foods into a meal, while your partner struggles to make toast or boil water.
You’re a team, each possessing skills complementing the other, but what if half of that team and those skills were no longer available?
A well-rounded skill set is necessary for self-reliance and survival in general. Don’t be afraid to learn skills, traditionally thought of as appropriate only for the opposite sex.
Spending time in this area can only increase your chances.
As a man you can learn, cooking and food preservation, sewing and mending, nursing, child-care etc. Women can break from traditional roles, by learning building and carpentry skills, weapons handling and care, hunting, trapping, defensive skills etc.
Consider the skills your partner would need if you were no longer around and get to work obtaining those skills.
Isn’t it time you started cross-dressing your survival skills?