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  • Are you a "Thrivalist"???

    First off some definitions:

    Survive:
    intransitive verb
    1 : to remain alive or in existence : live on
    2 : to continue to function or prosper
    transitive verb
    1 : to remain alive after the death of <he is survived by his wife>
    2 : to continue to exist or live after <survived the earthquake>
    3 : to continue to function or prosper despite : withstand <they survived many hardships>

    Thrive:
    1 : to grow vigorously : flourish
    2 : to gain in wealth or possessions : prosper
    3 : to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances —often used with on<thrives on conflict>


    I have always viewed survivalism as going out in the woods living there for a week with just the things you have with you. Also my concept of survival is that you did enough to 'get by'. Nothing wrong with that but would you prefer to survive or thrive???

    Surviving and thriving are not necessarily about minimal and maximum gear, but rather about know how!

    Is the only way you know how to start a fire by using a match or lighter and burning paper? Sounds to me like you are surviving, but not after the supplies run out!

    Or can you use a bow drill, fire piston, magnifing glass and use materials you find in nature to start and keep the fire going! Sounds like you are THRIVING there!

    Know how to go through the wrecked airplane and scavenge all the honey roasted peanuts from the wreckage??? SURVIVING!!!!

    Know how to run a trot line, fish, setup snares, find edible plants and how to cook and preserve those food for the long term??? Sounds like you are THRIVING to me!!!

    WTSHTF and you are sitting in your home with the lights out, freezing because you ran out of Pine Mountain Logs, starving because the Taco Bell's power is out, and hear a bump in the dark but can't see WTF it is... you are surviving... but NOT for long!

    or are you...

    WTSHTF you are sitting in your easy chair reading a good book by the firelight in your light disciplined home (aka blackout curtains) listening to the shortwave when your intusion system silently alerts you there are visitors coming down your road. You quickly set down your WARM cup of joe, don your gear and weapon, notify your team mates to be ready and get into position! Sounds like you are BOTH SURVIVING and THRIVING!

    So my friends, are you merely gonna survive TSHTF or are you gonna THRIVE during it???

    What you learn and practice NOW will determine if you THRIVE or just 'get by' if you live long enough during TSHTF!

    Don't you deserve to THRIVE???

    Become a "THRIVALIST":D
    73

    later,
    ZA

    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.


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    Zombie_Axe,

    Count me in as a "Thrivalist"...or as any other worldview that aspires to live, to do better, and to be free, both here and now and in the future, wherever we may go.

    Out of all of my personal and academic study of different philosophies, I think these are perhaps the best ones that push life, excellence, and freedom to the limit:

    Objectivism--The philosophy of Ayn Rand
    http://www.aynrand.org

    Transhumanism--The World Transhumanist Association
    http://www.transhumanism.org

    Anders' Transhuman Page
    http://www.aleph.se/Trans/

    Extropianism--The Extropy Institute
    http://www.extropy.com

    To me, these philosophies are like Survivalism taken to the ultimate and with cutting-edge new and developing technologies that will truly change what it means to survive and prosper! If they can pull off even a fraction of the technologies they work in and aren't forced underground, the Extropians and Transhumanists will be the way we view Pioneers today!
    "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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