Hello, my friend and welcome back! With today being Thanksgiving, I think it’s important that we look at what it might be like in a post-SHTF world and the importance it and other holidays during those trying times. Grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit and take a look at this very important subject.
There is something very special about the winter holidays that sets them apart from all of the others. During Thanksgiving, we stop and say thanks for all we have despite what we may have lost in the last year. At Christmas, we show our appreciation and love for our fellow-man. These are both very important ideas and it’s worth ensuring that they continue, even in dark times.
Let’s start with Thanksgiving and look at how it started and how it will play a big role in a post-SHTF world. As we all know, it originated way back with the pilgrims and the Indians and no, those are not football or basketball teams. (At least not the ones I am talking about anyway.) You see the pilgrims thought they were ready to make it in the new world because they had brought so many preps. They quickly found out that they were sadly mistaken. If the Indians hadn’t taught them about corn and shared with them, they would have surely starved to death. Even with all of their preps they did not have the knowledge about the local plants that they needed to survive in the new world.
If you think about it, they were Preppers in a way; they just chose their path, unlike the preppers who are preparing for something out of their control. Both knew they would be facing a new world where the rules of their old land no longer applied. They stocked up on food, seeds, clothes and medical supplies and thought they would be fine. The same is true on many preppers today, but when the time comes, they will be woefully unprepared.
Like the Pilgrims of old, many lack knowledge of how to feed themselves in the wild. They have no idea which plants are safe to eat or how they taste. This is where the Pilgrims went wrong so don’t make the same mistake. There are tons of books and pages available on the internet and we all need to take advantage of them while we can.
In a post-SHTF world, Thanksgiving will be even more important than now. After a long hard year of trying to survive, we will all need to stop and say thanks for what we have. Like Christmas, it’s a time to turn our thought upward and pray for a safe and prosperous New Year and to visit with those we know and love in the spirit of friendship.
In those times, we will need to share with those who have been less fortunate, since the walking dead will have all died off. We need to share the things we have learned and new ways of doing things in the new world. It will be a time to lift everyone’s spirits and encourage them to keep on moving forward in the harsh new world.
If we come together as one big family and help those who need our help by educating them, then we as humans will continue to maintain our humanity and not let it become a casualty of whatever cause the disaster. On this Thanksgiving 2016, I want to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read these posts. You are the reason I do this and I hope and pray that each and every one of you will have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
I’m thankful that Donald Trump won the election, I’m thankful that I live in a land where I’m still free, I’m thankful for all of the brave men and women who stand guard to protect is while we sleep and I’m thankful for all of you. my readers who make writing this blog worthwhile.
Well, I hear my wife calling so I better go. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong, and stay prepared. God Bless America!