and all over the world, everyone was sayin, “The End has unfurled!!”
There is no tomorrow, the end is in sight.
What lay’s ahead is a TERRIBLE FRIGHT!
But safe in their bed’s, all snuggled and warm,
are preppers who rest, assured there’s no harm.
For deep in their slumber, so safe where they lay.
They gain blessed peace, to face each new day.
Efforts to prepare, independence from without,
is always in mind, in preppers, no doubt.
They look to tomorrow, as a bright futures reach.
And in knowing of how, for others they teach.
And while each new day, rises up into view.
All preppers will know….exactly what to do.
Keep hope in tomorrow, it is the course that is best,
without it, no effort may pass any test.
Apology’s to “Twas the night before Christmas” author Clement Clarke Moore. I’m just offering a bit of holiday cheer to ward off the slings & darts now being lobbed at any mention of Doomsday, or of Preppers in general. It’s been a wild week, the hysterics of media attacks upon Preppers, the attempt to fit a warped theory on a tragic event, and capped off with the biggest BOOGY MAN story of ’em all, this time wearing ancient Mayan Indian garb. What’s really ironic, in an attempt to cast an image of evil, the storytellers selling their tales, completely turn around the very essence of what motivates anyone proud of calling themselves “Prepper”. The essence of perpetual optimism. Optimism is THE “Power Source.” It makes one prepare a pantry of can goods or build a solar array. It’s hope for tomorrow more than any asteroid or brain-crazed zombie, as would most media reports would say otherwise.
You see, while end of the world scenarios motivate in the abstract, it’s a sucker bet to rely on it as a sure thing. It too often leads to let-down and dissolution when the end doesn’t come. Worse yet, it’s Chicken Little, who drives the flock into ignoring his sky is falling claims, who then suffers when a real disaster comes calling. The end of the World is not what Prepping is all about, (at least with the APN).
On the contrary, Preppers are more like Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind, defiantly claiming “…tomorrow is another day!” We are eternal optimists. It’s why we strive for self-reliance and self-sufficiency, so we CAN see the dawn of tomorrow.
As for the other prepper mantra, “SHTF,” you’d be surprised to know that “SHTF” happens all the time, each day, and every day. “SHTF” is when you pay $3.50 a gallon in gas for your car, or stand in line and pay more today for what you could buy yesterday. It’s opening up the pay envelope and finding a pink slip…THAT’S the real motivation to prepare to be as self-reliant and self-sufficient as you can be.
…so as the night turns to day and Holidays’ draw near, have my best wishes and good prepping, for everyone so dear!
“If he’s not on the internet, he’s on his Ham Radio! Robert Hawkins (KI4HEE) always keeps Prepping in his thoughts. While on his second career in the Media Arts, Hawkins promotes the spirit of Preppers through his efforts as an administrator of the APN Open Group on Facebook, and other APN media projects.