In times of crisis, it's: "Women and children first!"
After successful execution of that, it's: "Every man for himself!"
Wait. What about weak men? When do they get their turn?
Ah, such is the nature of things.
There is no space for weak men in the order of things, is there? Not in times of crisis, anyway.
It follows, then, that a primary task in times of peace is to get strong and ready.