Women are often told they aren’t capable of doing the same things as men, and with some things, this is true. However, there are different things that can equalize the differences where we seem to be lacking. Plus, it’s great to know that on many other areas, we excel where men seem to come up short. But besides all of that, and without getting into a debate about which is better, men or women, especially because we’re all human and we do need each other, there are things that we can share. One of those things is knowledge.

While women are known traditionally as the nurturers, and men as the protectors, women at home need to be able to do both quite often in this day and age. Either you’re a single woman or mother, or your husband isn’t around, and a situation develops that requires non-nurturing tactics. Or, perhaps you’re a prepper of any degree, serious and decked-out, or a newbie wanting to learn. Maybe just curious, or doing research for a novel you’re writing, or planning to write. Whatever your reason, knowledge is power. And knowing things that people who would do you harm don’t expect you to know can work to your benefit tremendously.

Where can you learn this sort of thing? By reading military field manuals. Yes, it sounds boring. Dry. Tedious, even. But it’s not. These manuals are actually very interesting, in an odd sort of way. It’s like a glimpse into how the men think, almost. The main point, though, is that you’ll learn how to handle different situations and any type of firearm you’re interested in buying or using from a professional standpoint. The military invests scads of money into training or men and women who fight to maintain our liberty and they don’t skip out when it comes to loading t manuals up with valuable information.

While it might seem like a guy-type of thing to do, protecting your home so you can continue with your role of nurturing Mommy isn’t something to take lightly. Plus, these are not just about rifles and pistols, but other aspects of protecting yourself and others, and it’s not just from a would-be attacker, either. Knowing how to fend for yourself while away from home can be something that can save your life. The confidence that knowledge brings is always invaluable to both men and women alike, no matter who you are or where you live.