As always, though, there are lessons we can learn from the Doomer fiction presented.
For instance, when it comes to survivalism / emergency preparedness, it is important to teach your children. Include the older ones in what you are doing on a daily basis as much as is possible. This will instill in them a sense of pride, accomplishment, and ownership over their own daily life and survival. And, as a bonus, it will give you the opportunity to toughen them up.
It is a bitter pill swallow. Everyone wants their children to remain children as long as possible. The truth of the matter, however, is that a hardened world (such as would be evident in the event of any type of societal collapse or long-term emergency) breeds hardened people. It will be your responsibility to make sure that your children (and perhaps yourself) are also hardened. The harsh reality is that being too sweet could very easily get your children killed, and that is just as true with respect to your stewardship of their care. Be hard-nosed, so that your children can have a childhood, but always be ready to instill in them the strength they will need to survive after you are gone.
Other things that can be gleaned from this episode involve the importance of wild edibles as part of a survival diet as well as using bushcraft and old country home remedies to be able to control fevers, etc. There's also an interesting point where a character – seeing the pillar of smoke from a fire in the distance – quips that they know the fire is still burning because the smoke is black and that, if it had gone out, the smoke would be white.
The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season [Blu-ray] --- [DVD]
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