Food -> Water -> Energy -> Barterability -> Shelter -> Security -> Wealth -> Community

Preparation and Community Building to Weather Coming Economic Storms


In this video, I share my tips for setting up your own food production system at home. I talk about starting plants from seeds, saving seeds, building raised garden beds, companion planting, crop rotation, and more. I also discuss building relationships with local farmers and homesteaders in your area to expand your food security. Being self-sufficient with food production is key to survive coming economic storms.


0:00 Mantra Monday
1:24 Food
3:56 Water
5:51 Energy
7:08 Security
9:22 Barterability
11:25 Wealth Preservation
14:03 Community
18:42 Shelter



If you think that the world is headed in a direction that makes you a bit concerned for the future, and you’d like to be as self-sufficient and independent as possible, then you’ve come to the right place. My name is Lynette Zang. Now it’s time to go Beyond Gold and Silver.

I’m Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst at ITM Trading and a very grateful prepper. And here you see in Arizona, it’s time to plant our winter garden. And we have we have starts from the seeds, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, what do we got over here? Cabbage and, and kale. And, you know, anybody can really do this. What you’re gonna start learning is how to save back seeds for next season. So this year I think we had to buy some seeds, but next year and then moving forward, we should not have to buy any more seeds. And we’re gonna help you learn how to do all of that if this is all new to you. Because as we know, food is the single most important issue for most people as we transition from one economic system into the next economic system. But there are all different ways that you can support yourself and learn this.

There’s a grassroots guide to Federal farm and food programs. Now, actually Morgan and Jacqueline are going to be going down to see what it takes and if we can get some grants. So that would be something in a local extension office that would be available to everybody, and we’ll show you that whole process. But welcome to the National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition’s (NSAC) Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs. This guide provides an in-depth look at dozens of federal programs and policies, most important to sustainable agriculture and details on how they can be accessed by farmers, ranchers, and grassroots organizations nationwide, right there. So we will also have this link below. And again I believe they’re going to start doing this tomorrow morning. It will all be documented. So we’re gonna go through at least one of these processes and we’re gonna show you how to do it. Success or not success. You know we show it all the good, the bad, and the ugly. But it is critically important that in some way, depending upon your circumstance, that you ensure that you have food. Because much, I mean, what we saw since 2020 and forward is that, you know, there are a lot more people that are going hungry, but frankly, the, the food chain is not real strong. So the other thing that I would encourage you to do, again, depending upon your circumstances, is make sure you go out to local farmers, local growers, local, you know, people that deal with dairy and, and meat and all of that. And get to know your local farmers. If you can’t do it yourself, create your own community. So that guess who’s going to get the goods when the poopy hits the fan? Those that have those relationships established. See what you can do. Maybe you can even provide some service and learn new skills at the same time you’re creating this relationship. But again, food, I mean, it doesn’t take far to look food becomes the single biggest issue for people. So what are you doing for your food security? It’s critical.

Water. Okay. Oops, sorry about that. There are, this is a product, and it’s called flexible tanks. This is just one way that you can, that you can capture your rain water and ensure that you have food or you have water for growing your food, for drinking, for sanitation, for all the different reasons why you need water. Flexible tanks are a great option. So take a look at that. It’s only one option, though. They have bladders that can fit underneath your house if you have a house that’s raised up on stilts, but they have all different sizes and all different means. And a great way is rain capture. You know, I’ve done it with ponds, I’ve done it with holding tanks up at the bug out location, and we’re going to be building in a lot of gutters. So, so stay tuned. We’ll show you how we’re doing it in remote locations, but if you haven’t thought about your water security, the time to do it is while we still have that opportunity to make choices. And of course, they’re going to, the choices that you make are going to vary dramatically based upon where you live. If you live in a high rise, then you might want, and I’ve shown you this before, a small, the size of a water cooler and you live in, in an area that has enough humidity to capture that water from the air. You know, if you have a bigger space, if you have a house on stilts, you might want a bladder. But there are all sorts of ways to capture water. Don’t ignore them. And please, please, with all of this, we are coming very close to the next major crisis. You need to get it done with whatever it is that you’re going to do.

Gasoline, lights up, consumer inflation underlying trend. Oh, steadily improving. Yeah, I’m not so sure that that is actually true. This is crude and we’ve seen a jump in it as the war between Hamas and Israel has heated up. So now you had that whole Middle Eastern region. We’re already, we’ve got Russia, part of the euro, the war with Ukraine. What’s OPEC plus? Who is the plus? Russia is the plus. So we’ve got a lot of things that are going on in our, in the prime, primary and prime oil producing nations. You know, there are lots of options out there. You need to find which one works for you. Solar, I mean it, this is energy in general. I just happened to be talking about gasoline because people want us to think and, hey, Paul Krugman said that if inflation has been tamed, I think you can tell by my reaction that I disagreed with him rather strongly. Rather, I believe that we have already begun the hyperinflationary move.

Security. How are roller shutters really beneficial? Well, what they do is they protect the house. I mean, I have them shut right now in here to help block some of the sound. It also will block out some of the heat. And also they cannot be gone through, you know, they can’t take a knife and cut them off. So what are you doing for security in your own home? And of course, if you put security doors on, make sure and make it a routine to ensure that they’re fully locked. Everything locked up tighter than a drum, you need to protect yourself. I do love my security shutters. I’m gonna say they make me feel really safe because nobody’s getting through them. So that’s just one way to do it. But they are coverups that you can install above a window or a door, maybe roll down as needed to create a protective screen for the windows or a door. These shutters are available in a variety of colors and sizes to fit any home. As a result, families will have no trouble finding the ideal roller shutter option for your home. But there’s also screens. My sister put, put security screens that can’t be cut. They can’t be, you know, you can’t throw something through them. So there are lots and lots of options, depending. Again, everything always depends on your circumstance. You know, if you’re in the top floor of a high rise, well, you probably don’t need either one of those, but you also need some other things that, that for your security to make sure that you and your family are safe. Because desperate people do desperate things and we are entering desperate times. It’s not something that lies in the future, but as I show you regularly, crime is rising, no doubt about it. And crime of opportunity makes it easy for criminals and even those that are desperate, that would not normally be criminals. So what are you gonna do to ensure your and your family’s security?

There’s the CPI, you know, inflation by design. How much more loss before that full confidence is lost. Because that is the only thing that confidence is the only thing that’s holding everything together. And the reason why this is on barterability is because have you not noticed how much more of this stuff that you need to buy food and, and water and energy and anything else? This is your tool, current tool of barterability until that confidence is lost. Then once you end up with is a bolivar that nobody will accept and has more value as a napkin for an empanada, you wanna protect your barterability. For me, it’s silver. Silver is the most important barterable tool that I hold because it’s universal and it doesn’t have a shelf life. So while we’re looking at all of these plants and all of this food, and I don’t have eggs on there, but you guys know I have chickens and ducks, you know, all of that. Anything physical is barterable. Silver is universally barterable. And again, it does not have a shelf life. So what you wanna do is, this happens to be a 1 million bolivar note that has absolutely no purchasing power value. This is where, I mean, there was a day, can’t you remember it, where a hundred bucks actually bought something where a dollar bought something where change actually mattered. Hmm, that’s not so true anymore. Go to the grocery store with a hundred bucks. How full is your basket? Put a tank of gas in your car. How much, how far does this a hundred dollars go? Barterable? Wealth preservation. Critical.

Wealth preservation. Okay, because Wall Street need for speed and stocks reshapes the FX world. What’s FX Foreign exchange? This stuff, okay, this stuff, it’s, it’s interesting because they are changing the speed. Everything they want fast, fast, fast, fast, fast, right? Faster and faster. So a looming move to T + 1, T stands for trade plus one day equity settlement causes currency, headache. Foreign investors will have a day less to find cash for the trades. This could be one of the black swan events and it’s looming large. The question is how to book, fund and settle any required foreign exchange trades within the required coming up one day timeframe when most foreign exchange, most foreign exchange trades markets settle on the trade plus two days. That might not seem like a lot to you, but let me tell you, it’s a big headache for the markets because foreign exchange are trillions and trillions of dollars are traded on a daily basis. And especially, I’ve talked about this on the ITM Channel ad nauseum, all of those foreign countries that do dollar denominated debt and they have to repay that debt with dollars that they have to go out into the market and buy. So a strong dollar, a weaker dollar, that’s all relative because what we know, just going back to barterability, that that this is losing purchasing power value constantly. Which means that if your wealth is held in fiat money, products, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, annuities, you know, all of that, those programs that are based on this, and you can only convert into this when this loses all of its value. Just like this trillion dollar or million dollar bolivar note, trillion times zero is zero. You wanna preserve your purchasing power, you wanna preserve your wealth. That’s where physical gold and silver come in, in your possession out of the out of the spotlight.

Community. Arguably the most important part of anything that I talk about, because one person really can’t do it all by themselves. And you guys may look at me and go, but look at her just like Martha Stewart. She’s doing everything. No, I’m not. What I’ve been fortunate enough to do is number one, see that the system died in 2008. Believe my research because I know how deeply I go into this and then build that community around me to support my goals. That’s a big part of what I think everybody should really be doing it. And one way to do it to find like-minded people is community gardening. And you can see this, I just put it in there and I pulled it up. There are so many community garden centers, you’re more likely to find like-minded people. And of course, is where a lot of of global community members are growing and then going into local positions as well so that you can see people face to face and not just have a global community, which is critically important if we are going to say no to the CBDCs and what they want to, how they want to enslave all of us. So we need to think smaller, local, but we also need to think larger, global. And I was thinking about this just the other day, and I know that my mission on this planet and why I was born was to have, make a positive impact on a lot of people. But it occurred to me that in community, that’s where everybody can make a positive impact on a lot of people because it multiplies, right? So here I am, I’m one person and I’m talking to everybody out there that’s watching this. And if everybody out this said okay out there, said, okay, well how can I make a positive impact on a lot of people? And you go to one person and you do something, anything that will have a positive impact on them, and then they go out there and they do it for somebody else. Right? Now, all of a sudden, everything that everybody is doing to create this community and making a positive impact on a lot of people, and they’re all different ways to do it. You have to figure out what’s your way right? Now, all of a sudden, we’re all exponentially growing that community and having a positive impact on a lot of people. How fabulous is that? How powerful is that? I can’t do everything by myself and neither can you. But together we can do everything. Everything. We can protect the future for not just ourselves. Because if you’re just doing it for yourself, it doesn’t have as much impact. But for our children, for our grandchildren, for all of our children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, for the future of everybody, let’s all go out there and make an attempt, not make an attempt, just make a positive impact on a lot of people, one person at a time. Let’s do this together because we are all in this together. Make no mistake about that. And I feel that this is quite honestly the most important thing that I talk about. ’cause together we are so powerful divided, we are not. That’s what politics is about. That’s what religions are about. It’s to divide us. We need to come together in community. We may not agree on a hundred percent of everything. We don’t have to, but everybody, I believe, and of course you get to do what you wanna do. But I believe that there is room for everybody in this community. Everybody.

Shelter. Last 90 days of the 30 year mortgage average. And you can see how that’s going up. So shelter housing is a huge part of our GDP Gross domestic product. And it is at nosebleed levels and in the US in many areas it’s starting to decline. But in other areas it is continuing to go up and it is unaffordable for most, it’s fragile and we’ve been trained to treat it as a day trade, short term, but you gotta have a house over your head. It is not a trading vehicle, but Wall Street has turned it into a trading vehicle. You gotta be smarter than that. And by the way, the opportunities that are going to be available to you when this whole piece in the US cracks, because we’re certainly seeing it in Canada and other parts of the world where real estate markets that zoom to the moon on a Lorna Dune are breaking down in a very, very pervasive way that will continue. And if you have something that preserves your wealth, so you hold your purchasing power intact, then you will be in the right place at the right time with the right asset to have that wealth shift your way.

On ITM I just recently did a piece on the trend cycle and where we are in that trend cycle. So I want you to take a look at that. If you haven’t looked at it already, it’s a reminder. But these patterns are so easy to identify. And I’m gonna show you that if you go to the ITM side and see it because it’s not all doom and gloom. If you have your barterability intact and you have your wealth preservation intact, you have now positioned yourself along with food, water, energy, security, community, and shelter to weather the storm and come out the other side of it in a much better position than going into it. So if you haven’t done that yet, click that Calendly link below. Set up a time to get your own gold and silver strategy in place, and join us in the Thrivers Community. Help us build the community that you’ve been seeking. You are not alone. So if you haven’t done it already, make sure you subscribe. Leave us a comment, give us a thumbs up, thumbs up, and really share, share, share. Because ignorance does not make anybody immune, it just leaves us all vulnerable. I am still working on that five minute shareable video. Stay tuned. We’ll have it very soon and I’ll let you know when we do because we are all in this together and I know sometimes it’s hard to get other people to see what you and I see, but I’ll work on it. I am working on it and until next we meet, please be safe out there. Bye-Bye.



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