Category: lessons-from-history

Human Population and Natural Balance

The natural balance of human population if unassisted by today’s modern world of countless safety nets, mass agriculture, modern medicine, and social civility, would be stunning fraction of what it is today. Today’s world population is nearly 7.5 billion. 100 years ago it was just 1.6 billion. 100 years before …

What is The American Dream and is it Still Alive?

We’ve all heard that ‘saying’, “The American dream”. I remember hearing it when I was young. Now many decades later I wonder what it means today and how it has changed. I suspect that the notion of the American dream brings differing thoughts from various people. But just what is …

Thanksgiving: What Are You Thankful For This Year?

(Sweet Potato Glaze) Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As we celebrate this Thanksgiving Day, I have 3 questions for you: 1. What are you thankful for this time around? 2. What are your favorite side dishes with your Turkey? 3. What is your favorite desert afterwards?   My answers: 1. Mrs.J and …

Analogy Of The 20 Titanic Lifeboats

The Titanic had just 20 lifeboats aboard when it sank April 15, 1912. From a preparedness standpoint, we can draw several practical parallels or analogies from the disaster of the Titanic – and your adherence to the lessons learned will put you in a better place of readiness and safety… …

2 Weeks Without Electricity

2 weeks without electricity? How many times throughout our modern history have natural disasters damaged the electrical grid infrastructure of a region? Lots! While it’s not the normal circumstance, 2 weeks without electricity can certainly occur, and you can survive it. Let me say this though, today’s modern way of …

8 Lessons Learned From The Great Depression

(image: United Sates Farm Security Administration) The Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s was a reflection of high unemployment, staggering debt, and a collapsed stock market. The hardship that resulted has not been experienced by Americans since. Those at the time somehow lived through it, and will tell …