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Enjoy the good times as long as they last.
SHTF School ^ | 1/11/14 | Selco

Posted on 01/21/2014 3:24:55 PM PST by Kartographer

Survival is double edged sword. You want to be mentally prepared for worst case scenario but nobody can without having been there. Sometimes when I read survival forums I see people living in fear, even life is not bad for them at the moment. If I have wish for everyone for 2014 it is that people get serious about survival and preparedness but also enjoy good times as long as they last.

Anxiety, depression and negative thinking can take your energy away before anything starts. This here now is post I wrote some months ago, to put my feelings and thoughts in words, but Jay thought it was too negative to post at that time. I agree but now it makes sense to highlight the price I had to pay for becoming “survival expert” without wanting it. I’m better since some weeks now but this post gives you maybe idea of what kind of scars constant struggle for survival can leave. Celebrate the good times in 2014. Nobody knows how long this lasts.

(Excerpt) Read more at shtfschool.com ...


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers
Somber reading, but Selco has never shaded the truth of surviving SHTF.

SHTF is no extened camping trip, best we know that and except it. Few things make me madder than having people accuse me of wanting this. Who would want it? What man who cares enough about his family that he take steps to protect them would want to put them through it?

I've said this before and I say it again as the head of my household I am also the 'Watchman' of them. A have also encouage and advise others to take steps and so I have also placed myself in the position of 'Watchman'. Having freely done this I see that I have willing placed myself under the law for 'Watchmen' which says:

"But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand." Ezekiel 33:6

1 posted on 01/21/2014 3:24:55 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 01/21/2014 3:25:31 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Freedom is another word for nothing else to loose.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 3:28:02 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Kartographer

Amen ... the only one I’ve been unable to get into preps and be armed (I give away tools, a lot) is my first wife. Magic thinking is strong with that one ...


4 posted on 01/21/2014 3:32:40 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: central_va
"He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief."Essay 8, Of Marriage and Single Life By Francis Bacon

"But if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever." 1 Timothy 5:8
5 posted on 01/21/2014 3:35:39 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Good times = cold beer and warm gun


6 posted on 01/21/2014 3:44:03 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Kartographer

Once you are prepped up and armed up you feel happier and can go about your life without constant worry.


7 posted on 01/21/2014 3:53:15 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Kartographer

Let tomorrow take care of itself, the birds of the field do not sow or reap for food, why do you oh men of little faith.
Famous words from our Lord. From here we see both perspectives, saving up for famine in egypt, or living day by day...one has to wonder after looking at the reality Christ lived in front of us is the answer to reality..mankind since the fall in eden fights to live in a world we are dying in, could it be the fear of death, being an illusion to the saved, be the reason man has fallen so far..all I can say is, choose reality for your future with your faith..and when we are back in original Eden, don’t eat the apple, do what your father tells you..else back around the loop if God should be so kind to offer escape from hell. Got Jesus? Yea I know, never heard that thought before, wonder why...smile..not skeerd..lol


8 posted on 01/21/2014 3:53:23 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Kartographer

bttt


9 posted on 01/21/2014 4:04:06 PM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Kartographer

Let them leave you up in the air
Let them brush, your rock and roll hair...


10 posted on 01/21/2014 4:05:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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If you are talking about the end times you are correct, no preperation but that of your soul will do, but in the history of man how many times has man cause such misery and suffering that people have cried out and asked God to bring his own end?

Until such time I will conduct myself as if I fall under the law of the "Watchman"

"But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman's hand." Ezekiel 33:6
11 posted on 01/21/2014 4:05:55 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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Blow that trumpet brother...May the Lord grant your faith..glad we have laborers for the harvest, God has his plans mixed in our prayers and dreams.. live big, dream big..soon this world will be a distant memory, no longer needed at this level of faith ..


12 posted on 01/21/2014 4:18:38 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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good times is a normal day where we all get up, do what we need to do and want to do, and we all go to bed at the end of the day.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 6:02:33 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Thank you Kartographer for what you do and taking the role of a Watchman. May the Lord bless you and uphold you through the good times and the bad.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 6:09:48 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Kartographer

bkmk


15 posted on 01/21/2014 10:31:10 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Kartographer
Anxiety, depression and negative thinking can take your energy away before anything starts.

Very true; be careful, I nearly put myself in the hospital several times over this way. Now that we have the physical preps I have mostly quit running horror "what-if" films in my head and am doing a little better.

16 posted on 01/21/2014 10:36:12 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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SHTF is no extened camping trip,...

Well, I *do* believe you have cracked open my book! :)

17 posted on 01/22/2014 6:56:47 PM PST by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: Kartographer

Selco, dude, you have PTSD.


18 posted on 01/23/2014 9:15:12 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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Of course he does.

Does that invalidate anything he says?


19 posted on 01/23/2014 10:03:00 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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“Does that invalidate anything he says?”

I didn’t mean it like that. I just hope he is getting the support he needs.


20 posted on 01/23/2014 2:30:20 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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The day is coming when a lot of us will need that support.

The rest of us will be “pushing daisies”.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 2:48:16 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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