Whether you are a fan of the "Game of Thrones" books or an avid watcher of the series, or not. If you are a homesteader, survivalist, prepper or whatever term you prefer I am pretty sure the three words....
Winter is Coming
instill some profound base emotions deep within your psyche.
Now why do you think that is?
I would be willing to bet that the emotions stirred by those three words are not a learned response for 99% of us who blog and read about the survival/prepper lifestyle. They go much deeper than that and into an area that many might even deny humans have an ability to retain. Instinct. Those three words speak to an instinctual threat written into our very DNA countless thousands of years ago when life was hard and Winter was truly a danger that consumed our ancestors lives in preparing for it.
Do not get me wrong I am not attempting to imply survivalism or prepping cannot also be a learned skill or response. No, I am simply pointing out what should be obvious to anyone who lives the life. Prepping comes to some of us much more naturally than to others and while we might be only a small part of one group we are still mostly made up of only that one group.
I realize for far too many people discussing an advantageous trait as being more prevalent in White Europeans is a forbidden concept. While it is seemingly alright to claim Asians do better in math and Blacks are better athletes (At least out of water) to even suggest Whites are better at something is heresy and must be shunned.
Whatever. I do not hold to such views. I will call things as I see them and Ice Monkeys have a much greater sense of future time orientation than any other race, which in turn leads to a much greater chance of any suvivalist or preppers will be of European descent.
I am sure there are exceptions. As I said it can be learned and or acknowledged by intelligent observers regardless of instinct. It is also a skill that has not been needed in over 100 years more or less so it is perhaps buried deep in many. That might explain why only a few feel the call to the lifestyle these days without a clear threat looking them in the eyes.
Who knows? But for me that theory explains a lot.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!