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 preparing.

With knowledge, supplies, and practice.

As well as awareness.

And it’s why I decided to help you and all interested prepare themselves for life with my Survivalite Companion Newsletter.

for example, the upcoming June issue 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.
    What to do? Read the June issue for additional ways to be ready to be prepared.
  • How to avoid victimization when PHTB, as in Kidnappings, having supplies, planning, and evading danger.

If that interests you then you may want to get your grubby little paws on a Free copy of Survivalite Companion Newsletter to see for yourself what the hype is about.

Details at my link, here,

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…

Anyhow, in the issue of Survivalite Companion Newsletter (PDF) I give you Free, for subscribing to my daily email list, you will find a Sizing Your Residential Generator Guide.

It walks through the basics of load calculations and explains the how and why of electrical circuit panel thinking.

See for yourself after signing up for my emails, here:

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.

And it’s why I write the Survivalite Companion each month and print it and mail it to your home each month, but only if you subscribe.

To see if Survivalite Companion Newsletter is a good fit for your preps preparation, read it for yourself, get a free copy at my link, here

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

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, is read the upcoming Survialte Companion Newsletter June issue, printed, stamped and mailed to your door of choice anywhere within the 50 United States and Canada.

I’m taking orders for it now…

In the June issue, 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.

All you have to do is sign up for my free daily emails to get it.

Here is the link,

Your true,

“uncle” Abe Yankee

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Government crack-down on “bad apples” exposes its true nature

Anyone who thinks a strong central government is a great idea is nutzo.

I’ll tell you why in two words, no, actually three words.

First two words, human nature.

The third, sin.

People (e.g., humans nature) always get their kicks off by controlling others in society, aka, government, social order, social justice or injustice, etc.

Control has never failed to be the ultimate climactic goal for any human government, whether at the outset or through natural evolution, of its citizens, and the world surrounding it.

If you can find me one that doesn’t operate this way, do tell. I’m all ears…

But you can’t.

And then about sin, human nature is, by nature, corrupt from birth (I know this goes against some new age philosophy, however, it is true) henceforth the old adage, “ultimate power corrupts.”

Corruption = immorality = sin.

Alrighty then, enough soap-boxing…

Time to get to the topic.

Social Credit, ever heard of it?

I’ll explain, China since 2014, has implemented a social credit system to rate its citizens based on sometimes secret and also not-so-secret criteria.

Anything from whether or not you helped an old lady across the street to, did you legally pay your taxes.

A good rating allows you to do things like buying a home and attend quality schools.

A bad social credit score, limits freedoms.

Example, if your parents are considered “bad apples” you’re going to be stuck attending the low-class schools and denied access to private ones.

Social Credit System is meant to reward good citizens and punish the “bad.”

Very Sociology 101-ish.

Nothing like a fresh dose of “big brother” to warm the soul.

Anyhow, if stuff like this concerns you (it might if you value personal autonomy and self-directed thoughts and activity), I discuss some of the inevitable implications of why we’re gonna be screwed in the long run because of overbearing governmental manipulation, backed by big-data.

To see for yourself, go to this link and download a free issue of my newsletter, Survivalite Companion, today:

Yours true,

“uncle” Abe Yankee




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Remarkable off-grid pioneer makes homemade toothpaste, bread, and brew-haha

I don’t know, but you may have heard of the man Mark Boyle, living in the rural outer reaches of Ireland’s countryside.

My kind f guy, this bloke gave up his well educated, up-and-coming-professional lifestyle and profession, as an organic food firm manager, to become a true-blue countryfied bumkin.

Complete with homemade toothpaste, bread, and brew-haha, and fresh fish caught in a pond the mere skip of a 15 miles journey away…

Way to go Mark!

But on the serious side, and I sincerely admire the guy, able to buy a three-acre scrap of land in the green Irish countryside, build a complete cabin sans-running water and electricity, with his own bare hands (I imagine), funded entirely by the proceeds from a book he wrote based on a personal journey and experience of living without money in the book The Moneyless Man (ironic), I imagine “off-grid” life just a wee bit more modernistic, like with access to electricity (not that there is anything wrong naught-modern amenities).

For example, his girlfriend (the love of his life) left him.

He might be craving the little-house-on-the-prairie life, but few do.

She didn’t, unfortunately for him, not her.

And neither would I.

You see, my background as an electrician has made me proud of electricity. It’s fast, convenient, and is as organic as the garbanzo beans growing in your compost fed raised herb garden out yonder.

It’s pure energy.

The problem is our dependency on the electrical grid, and it’s proprietors short armed hands in our lint laden pockets.

I believe in off-grid power…

But in the meantime, as I am an admitted, socially and economically dependent participant in modern day society (against my will, I promise).

And I’d imagine most (still) are.

If the grid shut’s down temporarily, it’s nice to have a generator.

And that’s why I wrote, a homeowners guide for sizing home generator systems.

Complete with step-by-step load calculations, and an inside scoop as to how and why electricians think about your electrical system the way we do.

You can have it, free by signing up for my daily emails.

Here’s the link:

Your true,

“uncle” Abe Yankee


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