Why you shouldn’t be paying off debt

According to recent data tallied by the Social Security Administration, 50% of American’s earn less than 30k a year.

That means most American’s are broke.

Why are American’s so broke?

Two reasons right off the top: greed and credit.

Now, I’m not here to judge and I’m not rich.

But consider this, what is the one thing (most) broke people, and rich people want more of (for various reasons of course)?

Moola!

That’s right, and why?

So they can get what they ain’t got and because they think that once they get the thing the “bread” will buy, they suppose they’ll have peace of mind, right?

(Wrong.)

And these days the most accessible way, especially for the poor and underfunded, or the in the worst of cases the already overleveraged, can get there hands on what they want or need or think they need “right now!” is:

Credit!

But credit makes its owner a bond slave to the creditor, getting rich from the interest.

How much money does the United States owe, and to who? It’s crazy…

And it’s why I said in the title, not to pay off debt.

But instead, don’t have it at all. (Easier said than done, I get it. I should take my own advice…)

If you’ve got the dough, buy “it,” if not, don’t.

That’ll correct the economy and deflate inflation, and put a serious dent in the rate of rapid global warming, just think: since global warming is caused by industry and industry is inflated by debt.

A little “pie in the sky” but it’s true, think about it, it starts with me it starts with you.

(Whatcha gonna do?)

Oh, to die debt-free, wouldn’t that be nice (success for modern times)…

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Yours true,

“uncle” Abe Yankee

 

 

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How ready are you right now?

My first encounter with “prepper” life was reading a book by secretive author Claude Hopkins called, The Lost Ways.

For its worth, an excellent read stocked full of recipes, anecdotes, and tech. from old times still applicable today.

It was after reading that book I began embracing preps as a necessity, as a responsible adult, father, and free-thinking man living in a chaotic modern world.

No, I’m not the best-trained or the most prepared person on the planet.

In fact, my prepper expertise probably pales poorly in comparison to many of the weirdos attracted to self-sufficiency and preparedness way of life.

But so what, because you gotta start somewhere.

And transforming yourself from flat-out ignorant to “expert” is no overnight venture, it takes time, thought and practice. Like anything does.

In fact, it was just this very morning that I finally purchase-ordered 3 Lifestraws, 100 water purification tablets, a travel first aid and survival kit complete with a compass, emergency whistle, and flint. As well as 80 servings of 25-year shelf life survival food, for my family.

The next step is getting outdoors with the family and practicing some outdoor living experience.

We’ll call it a mini-vacation, a few nights outdoors with provisions and cooking by fire!

Being prepared comes gaining understanding and experience and why I research and write 6 on the subject of prepper life, you could say it’s a passion, but I consider being prepared “living life.”

And it’s why I write the Survivalite Companion Newsletter to help you get a clue and arm you with what you need to protect yourself and family from social, political, and commercial interests that want to keep you ignorant, average, and in debt.

To get a FREE copy of the Survivalite Companion Newsletter, go here: www.AbeYankee.com

Yours true,

“uncle” Abe Yankee

 

 

 

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The day the US dollar dies

I’ll be the first one to tell you that I am no economic expert.

Nor do I completely understand the way the US dollar functions in relationship to the global economy other than its dominant role in international commerce.

However, I do have some basic understanding, and if there is one thing I am sure of is that the US economy has a serious problem with debt and inflation.

And so does its citizens who teeter through life borrowing money with credit cards, student loans, and whathaveyou.

The US economy is foolishly resting its laurels atop an insurmountable Mount Everest of debt which inevitably will one day collapse its economy.

It has to.

What happens if you continue to fill a balloon with air?

The economic structure is the balloon.

Inflation is caused by dept.

Dept is the air.

It has no base value other than the balancing of debt and inflation which in reality is the equivalent of a traveling carnival’s “fun house” where nothing is as it seems.

Oh sure, your neighbor Larry Lunchmeat just bought a brand new $60k truck with $20k down, but his plan is to carry $750 monthly note for the next 4/5 years at 7% interest…

Folks, that is bad economics.

We have got to free ourselves from the “in-debt” way of life, from our shoes and tools all the way to our vacations and homes.

No more debt.

That is one way to manually correct the US economy, starting with you and me in our own homes.

But I know how it is, no one wants to hear this, they just want their “bright and shiny” objects. Or worse, they’re flat broke and have to buy groceries on credit.

I’ve been there and done that.

The problem is that when the poo-finally-hits-the-blades and the US dollar defaults, the world’s economy will fall apart, riots will ensue, people will die.

Think about the reality check of people used to living on the dole suddenly not getting a check and access to groceries, because shelves are empty.

It’s gonna get hairy quick, people gonna die and get beat up, and angry starving folks are gonna come searchin’ and a-knockin’ at your door.

Are you prepared for that day?

I’m not.

But I am getting ready for it with supplies, practice, and awareness.

And it’s why started writing the Survivalite Companion Newsletter, it is chock-full of things you’ll need to know when PHTB.

Things like,

  • Prepper Product Cache and Stash, i.e., bugging out products to keep on hand and ready for when it’s time to get out of dodge or hunker down
  • Principles of conduct when PHTB, people consider themselves and their clanmates in bugging preparations out but consider this, you will likely come across starving or desperate people in your travels and “hunkers,” they’ll want what you have and might even get nasty about it
  • How to avoid victimization when PHTB, as in Kidnappings, having supplies, planning, and evading danger

If that interests you then you will want to get a FREE copy, here: www.AbeYankee.com

Yours true

“uncle” Abe Yankee

 

 

 

 

 

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Your hardheadedness is applauded and appreciated

Earlier, a reader was asking what size conduit to use for his generator system he was installing.

And by reading some additional questions he asked about mounting his inlet plug to concrete and drilling holes for piping I could tell right away he was a hardheaded do-it-yourselfer.

Hats off to him and all those like him.

I’ve been in the trades awhile and have met a lot of craftsmen, and hacks over the years.

In some ways, I despise the weekend warrior, the electrician hobbyist, they make my work suck.

They often will cut the wires to dang short.

Sometimes so short I don’t even know how they made the installation in the first place.

Or make wire nut splices in the wall, then close the wall, don’t do that.

Here’s a free and unsolicited code tip:

  • 6″ from the back of the box minimum wire length (fold ’em wires back in if need be).

When in doubt call a professional, problem is guys who “think they can” are rarely in doubt… I think.

But backing up a few lines to my “hats off” comment, I mean it, I admire the rugged minded (sometimes dim-witted) do-it-yourselfer.

Why shouldn’t you take matters into your own hands?

If you own something it’s yours to make or break, I stand by that principle, it’s freedom and choice and not to be decided by some yahoo jurisdiction.

Just be safe, and especially when it comes to electrical, get a professional to at minimum look over your install while you do it, or at least before you apply “juice” to it.

The life you save may be your own…

Oh, and here is another tip, get a free copy of my Survivalite Companion Newsletter…

It’ll give you a step-by-step guide for sizing your own generator and explains the how and why of it in terms that (should) make sense to you.

See for yourself, get it here: www.AbeYankee.com

Yours true

“uncle” Abe Yankee

 

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Pitch black and terrified

Earlier this morning I was reading a creepy story about a man camping and his son camping on a lake for the night.

After a long day of outdoor activities, fishing and eating chow by the campfire the two tuckered campers readily wandered to sleep at sunset.

Then several hours later the man suddenly woke up fear-stricken, with the hair standing tall on the back of his neck.

Something was wrong, but what? He thought.

It was pitch black, the fire was all but dead.

As quickly as he could he threw a hand full of tinder and a small log on remnant embers, the fire perked up.

In the night, he looked over to see his son sitting erect with eyes wide and staring at his dad.

What’s wrong? The concerned son asked his father, who by now was peering blanky into the surrounding bush.

“Nothing. Go into the tent, please.” the dad replied.

They both climbed in.

Assured by his dad the boy slept.

Telling himself there was nothing to fear, the father went back to sleep.

Then not long after the man awoke again, with gripping fear in the pit of his gut.

Something was definitely wrong, but he still didn’t know what it was.

That’s it, it’s time to go! He said to himself.

He woke up the boy from his rest and immediately broke camp, smothered the fire, and quickly threw their belongings in the truck.

Speeding off they found a place to park on the other side of the lake, to spend the rest of the night and sleep, inside the truck this time.

To this day the man says doesn’t know whatever it was out there that sent sheer terror through his blood that night. But something was, out there…

It’s said that when you become prey, you can feel it like the willies inside instinctually.

Some call it their Spidey Senses, or the Eeby Jeebys.

I call it animal instincts.

And it’s the same animal senses we are all equipped with from birth. But it’s exposure and experience that hones these internal antennas making them useful, or not.

And it’s this internal sensory mechanism that leads us to prepare ourselves for when Poo Hits The Blades (PHTB). To plan ahead and be as ready as possible for anything that comes our way.

Oh, and by the way, I write a practical prepper’s newsletter titled, the Survivalite Companion Newsletter, get it Free.

To see find out more about it, go here: www.AbeYankee.com

Yours true,

“uncle” Abe Yankee

 

 

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It was hell down there

I was reading about huge underground tunnel systems under major cities across the United States and questions about what they were originally designed for and in the case of fallout as to whether or not they would be good as places to escape or hide when SHTF…

I don’t know about you but going underground to survive would not be my first choice, but if necessary I might be able to adapt.

I’ll be honest and admit that living in an underground tunnel system gives me the willies because I think of living constantly in darkness.

But I could see coming up for daylight and provisions then making my way back to the underground lair a possibility.

One problem would be that bandits would find tunnel entrances and stake them out, we’re talking dire circumstances.

So, a secret entrance/exit would be ideal but unlikely.

When I was a teenager growing up in East Oakland, CA, there was (is) a tunnel system, a creek flow, and drainage system leading down from the hills towards the “flats” we would explore on a dare and without flashlights called The Hell Tunnels.

I hated it down there because I couldn’t see anything.

But living down there, or something like it, forget it.

I’d rather live in a cave, if possible, with some elevation.

Either way though, there are always inherent dangers with any circumstance, henceforth they don’t call it Survival for nothing…

Furthermore, Survival is an endless topic with an endless discussion.

And as far as I’m concerned to ignore Preps is foolishness, but to think you’re somehow ready for “anything” is utter ignorance.

No one is ready for “anything. ”

All it takes is a broken collar bone to end that noise.

So do what you can, be smart be diligent and take as little as possible for granted.

That’s the mindset I pursue as the unRighteousRebel and in my monthly newsletter, Survivalite Companion.

Read it, and see for yourself, here www.AbeYankee.com

Your true,

“uncle” Abe Yankee

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Don’t let the poo hit you where it hurts

Natural disasters produce results.

Some good some bad, I’ll lead with good.

People come together, help each other, forget “differences,” and pray (more). I’ve heard it said that in war, even the atheists pray (“God if you’re out there….”).

When SH’sTF you’ll forget about the bologna, and care only about what really matters most, like food, friends, family, shelter, and oh yeah did I mention?, God (heaven forbid).

Oher good thing can happen too, like insurance payouts.

But of course, there’s always a toll booth with disaster and the pain in most cases sill outweighs most any benefits.

Like death and trauma, and stress, and loss in general.

And you know that when things get desperate, some (but, not all) people get shady and do anything to ensure survival, like kidnapping or holding hostage spouses or children, and even pets (or any vulnerability they can exploit) in order to leverage compliance.

Yup, it’s not hard to believe when you really consider it all, and the “black-hat” could be a stranger or even a neighbor, imagine that…

And so, it’s important to be wary of people’s primal/animal instincts that can become dangerous under the worst circumstances.

It all roots back to fight or flight.

So, to avoid becoming the victim, or a family member becoming one when PHTB (Poo Hits The Blades) scenario, read the next issue of the Survialte Companion Newsletter.

In it, I bring good points to the table discussing

  • Avoiding Victimhood When PHTB, as mentioned above, plus other good stuff too.

As well as

  • The Prepper Product Cache & Stash, i.e., what to pack and stack when it’s time to boogie down the road and get out of dodge with the quickness, so you are ready at the drop of a feather, in minimal time.

And finally

  • Principles Of Personal Conduct When SH’sTF…, what to do when hungry hordes are lurking, things to keep on hand in order to maintain peace and order with strangers (to avoid resorting to the 12 gauge, which can make things messy fast).

If this sorta stuff strikes your curiosity, then you’ll want to get your grubby little paws on a free (digital) back issue copy and experience the Survivalite Companion Newsletter for yourself.

Go to the following link to get it: www.AbeYankee.com

Your true,

“uncle” Abe Yankee

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