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The W’s of Buying Silver!

The W’s of Buying Silver!
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Ray, also known as Renaissance Man takes some time to discuss buying Silver. When you think of Silver, try not to think of it as money. Silver and Gold are store of value. All we’re doing is converting our fiat Federal Reserve Notes into a physical asset. Some people are able to buy large quantities of Silver and Gold. This is wealth protection or hedging against a falling Stock Market. Continue reading The W’s of Buying Silver!

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Bartering, Then and Now!

Bartering, Then and Now!
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below!

Bartering, Then and NowOn this special episode of I Am Liberty we talk about taking advantage of the barter economy that is alive and well out there. Dare I say it could even be growing. We are in the most entrepreneurial time in history. Everyone is peddling something or another. Its harder than ever to make the right decisions about advertising and you know what sometimes I say “Screw it” and ask a company to swing a product Continue reading Bartering, Then and Now!

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Gold, Silver and Diversifying Income

Gold, Silver and Diversifying Income
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below!

Gold, Silver and Diversifying IncomeThere was a time when your faithful host was just a scared newbie lost in a sea of articles about the impending economic collapse and the death of the US dollar. I knew my history so the idea of wheelbarrows of money to get bread weren’t new to me. Still, I had a family and thought I had to act fast to stem the tide of the coming collapse. Now, that was 5 years ago, we are not in the boat many of us prepared for. That said, we are in a Continue reading Gold, Silver and Diversifying Income

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Silver, the unseen benefits!

Silver, the unseen benefits!
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Silver, the unseen benefitsIf you frequent any prepper website its likely you are inundated with information about buying gold and silver. Most adds can be as ostentatious as to tell you that “quickly before the dollar is devalued to 0” you must buy gold and silver. Then there is a quiver inside you. Fear begins to chip away at your common sense and Continue reading Silver, the unseen benefits!

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Bartering history and present day!

Bartering history and present day!
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Bartering history and present dayThe history of bartering dates all the way back to 6000 BC. Introduced by Mesopotamia tribes, bartering was adopted by Phoenicians. Phoenicians bartered goods to those located in various other cities across oceans. Babylonian’s also developed an improved bartering system. Goods were exchanged for food, tea, weapons, and spices. At times, human skulls were used as well. Salt was another popular item exchanged. Salt was so valuable that Roman soldiers’ salaries were paid with it. In the Middle Ages, Europeans traveled around the globe to barter crafts and furs in exchange for silks and perfumes. Colonial Americans exchanged musket balls, deer skins, and wheat. When money was invented, bartering did not end, it became more organized. Continue reading Bartering history and present day!

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The Art of Barter!

The Art of Barter, more than just swapping!
D.J.Cooper “Surviving Dystopia

9-9-15 Barter -for-Fun-and-Profit-Podcast-LogoBartering in some form or another has been around since the beginning of civilization.  The question is how do we do it?

According to Webster’s it is; verb:  1. exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money. “he often bartered a meal for drawings”

synonyms: trade, swap, exchange, sell  “they bartered grain for salt” Continue reading The Art of Barter!

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Being prepared when the stuff hits the fan!

hitting-the-fanWhen the stuff hits the fan, either for the not so long term or when the end is not in sight, all the goods we have stored will eventually run out. For many, this time will come much sooner than for others who have made at least some preparations. A lot of things can simply be substituted for old world solutions. Take for example toilet paper, which when you run out, can be switched out for washable cloth wipes. However, there are a lot of things that one may run out of that simply can’t be exchanged for another solution. This is where the idea of bartering really comes into play. Sure, you could store up thousands of rolls of toilet paper, but again, it will eventually run out and leave you without your previously enjoyed bargaining power.
Enter the renewable bartering system. There are many things that others will either need for life, want to satisfy addictions, or be unable to provide for themselves. Many of these items can be grown, produced or, in the case of skills, be a never dwindling source of buying power for the well rounded prepper.
This week on The Prepared Canadian I’ll discuss what you can produce in a renewable way for bartering with others. Some can be grown, others can be produced with a little foresight in equipment, and others like skills can be learned.
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Bartering Networks Being Establised Nationwide!

Membership_FrontGaltstrikelogo183x125$16 Trillion dollars in national debt, High unemployment, NSA wiretapping, IRS targeting patriot groups, and a nation in decline.  All of these call for an urgent need to barter for both privacy and economic stability.  Find out how you can be a part of a growing nationwide bartering network as Tom and Catman of the hit internet radio show “Galt Strike” speak again with Ed Campbell and Bill Herzog from Noble Mint.  They will give tips and ideas on how to barter using precious metals and how they can help the APN and preppers all across the nation get involved in a very simple form of exchange that existed long before cash, coins and debit cards.

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The Mid-West Self Reliance Expo! on GaltStrike!

APN_Shield1-300x300Galtstrikelogo183x125Tom, founder of the American Preppers Network and Catman talk with Scott Valencia and Robert from Des Moines Preppers about the Mid-West Self Reliance expo. Learn what’s new and what’s coming for preppers and survivalists alike. The latest news and updates regarding the American Preppers Network will be discussed. Time allowing Tom & Catman of  will also include and discuss some great tips on “How to Barter”. Listen in on this episode of GaltStrike and stay informed.

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Gold Chip Embedded Credit Cards!

Gold nuggetGaltstrikelogo183x125Tom and Catman talk with Ed Cambpell from NobleMint.com on Galt Strike about how to use fractional gold and silver to barter when the SHTF.  Are precious metals a safe investment for an alternative currency?
Inspired by Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged and the Character John Galt. Our goal is to teach and share every possible “Legal” method of reducing and eliminating our tax footprints thereby starving the banker oligarchies of the world.
Mission: To share every idea possible to cut our production, expenses, and taxes to starve the banker oligarchy.
Description: We will accomplish our goals by learning how to reduce our labor and expenses within the “looters and moochers” economy, and redirecting our efforts more towards our own “personal” economies (our own Galt’s Gultch).
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Our money and how we might be masters of it instead of slaves.

homestead honey 150HHH darling-let-s-get-deeply-into-debt1-300x300The average American family has burdened themselves with — depending on what source you believe — $7,500 to $16,000 in credit card debt alone.  As of December 12th, the average credit card rate stands at over 14%.  You don’t have to be a whiz at math to see this is not a good situation to be in and beyond credit card debt,  according to the website Daily Finance, the average American owes his creditors $47,000 (or $94,000 per couple) overall.   Debt per household has declined since 2008, BUT so has saving and net worth.    People are using savings to pay off debt.  Is this wise? 

Debt is a slave master no matter how you look at it.  It never works for you, only against you when it comes to having choices and being able to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves.  Debt and freedom are longtime adversaries.

For the homesteader or prepper, the goal should be to free oneself of debt.  But how?   What about getting that rural retreat or affording a year’s worth of food?  How does one acquire those big ticket items without debt?    Is it even practical or possible to live without debt nowadays?  Is some debt acceptable in some circumstances?  Where does one begin to sort it all out?  Well, as one of my favorite movie characters, Bob Wiley in “What About Bob?” learned, it’s all about baby steps, and being unconventional in thinking and approach.  (And Lord knows, we preppers and homesteaders certainly have that skill!)

So, please join me Thursday, December 20 at 8 pm CST on the Homestead Honey Hour as I talk about the unmentionable — our money and how we might be masters of it instead of slaves.  Let’s discuss strategies, budgets, spending (and saving!) patterns, and mindsets what will help us NOT keep up with the Jone’s credit line.

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A Handmade Holiday with the Homestead Honeys!

We are hardly preparing for our Thanksgiving feast, yet we can hear the jingle bells, the soft tones of holiday music and the blatant advertising reminding us of how many days there are until Christmas!

In recent days, national retailers have reported that they are scrambling to get our attention as consumers because even they can see the writing on the wall. These retailers are vying for our dollars because they know this holiday season can either make or break them.  They know that it is most likely the latter. The economy is at an all-time low, unemployment is at an all-time high.  Some people believe that as a nation we are facing bleak and uncertain future.

All of this does not stop the fact that the holidays are coming and will be here soon.  This week on the Homestead Honey Hour Noreen will be your host and the topic will be Handmade Holiday!  Now, more than ever, is a time to reach inside ourselves.  Put our talents to work and give from the heart.

They say it’s the thought that counts and I believe that to be true.  Giving something that you make with your own hands, whether it is a tray of someone’s favorite fudge, a pair of hand knitted socks, scarf or a handmade journal, is the best gift of all.  When I craft a gift I am thinking about the recipient and putting that energy into that gift.  How could someone not like something you have made especially for them?

Also on this episode of “The Homestead Honey Hour” want to talk about changing the way we shop for the holidays.  For some people the act of shopping for the perfect holiday gift is almost as important as the act of the giving.  I would never take that away from someone.  Myself included, but we need to get away from the big box stores and get into the local, mom and pop stores and small businesses that make this country great.  We need to take the dollars out of the corporations and put it back into the hands of the hard working Americans who have so much to offer this holiday season.

Let’s come together and talk about ideas that we can use to make this a Handmade Holiday that our families and friends won’t soon forget.

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The Crooked Path to Preparedness discussing Prepping on the Cheap.

This Tuesday on The Crooked Path to Preparedness we are going to discuss Prepping on the Cheap. Not too many people have so much money they can just run out and buy everything they need to be prepared for tomorrow’s disaster. Most people are normal, everyday, overall wearing, average income earning people that have to make it on a budget and try to prepare for the future at the same time. In fact I don’t even know a single person that has a bunker like they show on TV. So we are going to talk about how “low budget” people , like Sissy Bob, have to prepare for what’s coming. It’s not just about buying in bulk it’s a little of a lot of things and a lot of little things.

Make sure and join in on the conversation because we would love to hear about what you do to “Prep on the cheap”. I’m going to be throwing some of my ideas at ya and I hope you will all call in and throw some of your ideas at me. Make sure and check out the latest Hillbillypreppergals video to find the shoutout of the week. The person that calls in with it before I do the shout out will win their choice of a goat turd sling shot or a book. www.youtube.com/user/HillbillyPrepperGals

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