Episode-100- A Survivalists View of Thanksgiving

The show notes will be brief today because not much is required.  Today I will talk about the first Thanksgiving and some of the truth and some of the myth that has become part of the holiday.  I will also give you a unique view of Thanksgiving from the eye of early Americans that were truly “ants preparing for winter”.  I will also tell you how Thanksgiving spread across America over time and is not just a tradition but part of the healing our nation did after the Civil War and really lasted up into the 1980s.

We also are giving out more stuff in the listener appreciation contest including

I have three things to ask from my audience today…

  1. Be Thankful and post what you are thankful for in the comments below today
  2. Think of our Soldiers and please get involved on some level with Stockings for Soldiers
  3. Remember that even in the darkest of winters, spring will always be at the end of them

May you and your family find many blessings in this years Thanksgiving,

~ Jack

8 Responses to Episode-100- A Survivalists View of Thanksgiving

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  2. I’m thankful that my family is healthy and that my daughters are preparing for their future. My oldest has just graduated Nursing school and my youngest will finish in about a year. This eases my mind considerably. If you are a father you know what I mean. I’m thankful my wife is understanding and is trying to go along with me on preparations for what may come. I’m thankful she and I are fairly financialy sound and can afford to prepare. We aren’t there yet, but with the help of forums like this one we are working on it. I’m thankful things are not worse and I still hope for the best while preparing for the worst.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all,
    Paul

  3. I am thankful in 2008 that:

    1. I got my head out of my ass and started being an ant instead of a grasshopper. The peace of mind of knowing that, for example, my kids will have pancakes if SHTF because I prepped and got pancake mix for my bug out pad is what I’m talking about. Peace of mind.

    2. I figured out the two political parties suck and that libertarianism explains a lot. I always knew the Ds sucked, but it took a Bush bailout to really get me thinking straight about the Rs.

    3. You guys and all the things I’ve learned from this forum. Spirko: I’m talking to you in particular here. Thanks.

    4. We have anesthesia at the dentist’s office. Think about it.

    5. The frickin’ election is over (although I didn’t dig the outcome).

    6. I got a concealed weapons permit and learned how to carry. I don’t carry very often, but it’s nice to know that I can if I have to. And that I can do it legally and safely.

    7. There’s a great gun range in my town.

    8. I’m not a brain-dead zombie sheeple. I can think for myself. And I’m very confident and comfortable about what I believe.

    9. I have (for the first time in my life) a moderate amount of money to prep with.

    10. I’m in the best physical shape of my life.

    11. I have an informal network of friends who will help each other out if SHTF. I’m not saying we have a “plan”–I haven’t even formally approached some of them–but I do know if SHTF that we’ll get together for a common purpose. Some are hardcore like me, some have useful stuff, some have useful skills–but all of us have a common goal: getting through it and being decent human beings in the process. By the way, all of us in this informal little crew are country boys and girls who find ourselves in an urban environment. As the Hank Williams Jr. song goes: “We can skin a buck, we can run a trout line. A country boy can survive.” And our little crew has the same basic morals: “We say grace, we say ma’am. If you ain’t into that, we don’t give a damn.” More Hank Jr. there.

  4. Happy 100th Birthday to the Survival Podcast.

    BR

    Steve

  5. Hey Jack – thanks for this Thanksgiving message! We have so much to be thankful for – great family and extended family, and we live in the greatest country on earth. I totally concur with #4 and #5 from Heavy G’s comment above and need to work on #10.

    Blessings and congrats on 100 episodes! its gotten to the point where I feel wayy behind if I am delayed in tuning in.. :-)

  6. I’m thankful for my family, friends, animals and the soldiers protecting us….

  7. Great show! Keep up the good work. Jack you are right about the holiday of Thanksgiving being one that can be shared by truly thankful people across the world. My family has close friends from Norway who lived here in Texas for many years. When they returned to Norway they took Thanksgiving with them and have celebrated every year since. We often speak with them on Thanksgiving to share our respective blessings.

    By the way I am thankful for for my great family of six, my parents who raised me right, our Constitution, and our Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines, both the front line guys and the support guys.

    God Bless.

  8. No. 11 – your network. THAT is what will see you through anything that comes your way. Well, that and tactical christmas stockings.