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

Safeguarding Freedom in a Changing World


In this video Lynette chats about the importance of being self-sufficient and prepared in the face of potential disruptions to the supply chain, whether it’s in terms of food, water, or shelter. As governments respond to crises, it’s vital for individuals to maintain independence, both financially and within a community, to safeguard their rights and security.


0:00 Mantra Monday
0:23 Ukraine Recap
1:30 U.S. Water Infrastructure
3:01 Power Grid
4:25 Iran Tensions
5:36 Barterability
7:27 Rupees Instead of Dollars
8:59 Workers on Strike
9:59 Affordable Housing
10:55 Wealth Insurance



I am Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst at ITM Trading and a very grateful prepper with some long stories. These are my almonds, look at them they’re gorgeous. And some dried things that Jayson has made. And this is melon season. And the melons have been really, really delicious. So we’re going to talk about Mantra Monday.

And we’re gonna start out in the Ukraine because of course Russia has backed out of the black sea grain deal, not a shocker. And they’re talking about wheat dropping and blah, blah, blah. And I’ve shown you over and over again how the entities that are in control of the prices that we pay are traders. They don’t really care about the long-term impact, but you need to care about it because this is part of the supply chain and part of the supply chain problem that is really still in terms of food anyway, actually, in terms of everything not completely fixed, you need to be prepared to be as independent as possible in food, create your own food. We will actually be growing wheat. We’re not quite ready to do that up at the bug out location, but we’ll keep you informed when we are but they make a lot of things, wheat and soy and corn and things like that. But what are you doing to feed yourself good nutritious food so you can think clearly and make educated choices critically important.

So water. Alright, well look at this. America’s infrastructure got a C minus in water, drinking water, but basically water infrastructure. The system is aging and underfunded. There is a water main break every two minutes and an estimated 6 billion gallons of treated water lost each day. There are people that are, we’re in drought, right? We’re having issues about this all over the world. So to lose 6 billion gallons of drinking water every day is a crime. And I think frankly, a crisis. There’s 2.2 million miles of pipe to move this water around. Now there are machines in different things that you can pull the water out of the air. I put in a whole bunch of ponds to capture the rainwater. So there are all different ways that you can secure your drinking water. Make sure you’re executing at least one of them so that you can ensure that you have, I mean, water is just critical. Not just drinking water, but water for everything else as well. Make sure that your water is secure regardless of the infrastructure or any of the other issues that we might be having with our water.

Dangerous heat waves set to break records in the US West and test power grid. And I gotta tell you while they’re saying blistering weather, weather forecast from California to Gulf of Mexico. Let me tell you, it’s been like 117 here in Phoenix. It has been brutal. I thank God for my bug out house that is, well this past weekend was only 20 degrees cooler, but it’s typically 20 to 30 degrees cooler so that I can get a little break. But testing this aging power grid, the infrastructure is such a big issue. They talk about it constantly and then wow, they even like put funds to it. Let’s see if they actually do anything with it because this is a big problem. But what are you doing to ensure that no matter what, if the power grid goes down, how are you going to keep your lights on? How are you going to keep your refrigerator and your freezers running? I mean, the really critically important pieces that you cannot do without. You know, I suppose if I lose power here, I don’t suppose it. I’m completely off grid in my bug out space. So that’s where I would be. That’s my plan. What’s your plan?

US increases true presence in Middle East amid Iran tensions. But quite honestly, this kind of thing is growing as we know that there’s more and more conflict that’s happening all around the world that impacts your security. They also, you know, the saying, never let a good crisis go to waste. So security on a lot of levels, banking, crisis wars, etcetera, is a good excuse to remove more and more and more of your rights. And if you’ve been paying attention, the US has really declined substantially between 2010. And the latest data was 2020 has lost a lot of our civil liberties. We need to protect them. And the way that you protect your liberties is by being as independent and self-sufficient inside of community ’cause one person can’t do it all as possible. Period. End of discussion. Security covers the gamut from food security to physical security and everything else.

Barterability, well a lot of people use credit cards, debit cards, other forms of payment cash. But here’s the real money. This is sound money. So Citi gets credit card boost as borrowers start to struggle, higher interest rates, card balances, bolster personal banking. Well good for them. That’s all that really matters until they have to turn around and do the write-offs. And I think that we are going to see, and we’re already beginning to see it, quite honestly, a lot of write-offs. But barterability is your ability to purchase the goods and services that you need if you create them and if you come together in community to create them. So one person has this skillset, you have another skillset, you come together now you have both each other’s skillset to barter with you. Do this, I’ll give you that and get what you need. What are you doing for barterability? All this stuff is barterable. That’s food. We all need food to live. It’s all barterable. You wanna make sure that no matter what happens, especially when we go to CBDC’s and they don’t like you, boom. They can cut off your ability to barter in a push of a button just like that. What’s your alternative? Personally, one of the alternatives, these are all alternatives, but the key alternative for me and my children too is silver, because that’s universally barterable. This has a shelf life. So does this. It’s a longer shelf life than this. But this has no shelf life, no shelf life and it’s globally accepted, which is kind of a good thing.

India and UAE agree to trade in rupees instead of the dollars. So what does that mean to you and me? Well, we have enjoyed the privilege of being the only country really up until 2000, but the only country that could create from debt, the money that they needed to repay that debt. And boy have we used that privilege. And what that means is every time they do this, guess what? The value of these things that are already out there goes down. If all of your wealth is in fiat money assets and the fiat money goes to zero because we no longer enjoy the privilege of being that, that, having that petro dollar because the United Arab Emirates has agreed to accept rupees in trade for oil, guess what that means? That means we are no longer really the world reserve currency. And so all of the wealth that you’re counting on that’s based upon this crap goes right down the crap. We are witnessing, no doubt about it, the death of the US dollar as the world reserve currency. And this is the evidence, this is the evidence.

Community. I actually really like this. One number of workers on strike could eclipse recent years. So we have the rise of the worker, which by the way I’m doing a deep dive on. But more and more people, and this is true globally are coming together eworkers are coming together and saying enough, because the whole fiat money system is designed to create that income and wealth inequality. And it’s worse than it was in 1929 before the stock market crashed then. So it is so out of control. But we’re also at the end of this fiat money experiment, they’re gonna morph into something else. That’s why it’s critical for you to have this. However, this could be the start of the revolution. Make sure that you watch the video that I’m doing on ITM side for the rise of the worker. It’s important.

Shelter developers forecast major affordable housing drought in 2025. When they’re finally finished. The Fiesta Trails Apartment in San Antonio, Texas will deliver badly needed affordable homes to one of the fastest growing cities in the US It is only a 60 unit housing project and it will feature one, two, and three bedroom units affordable to households earning between 30 and 60% of area median income. But it is a big problem because the builders don’t make as much when they build affordable housing. So what does this mean? Does this mean that we’re gonna see more homeless? We’ve already seen a massive increase in that circumstance since 2020. This scares me. So what are you doing to secure your shelter?

Now part of the strategy is having enough of this to make sure that you, if you’re, if you have a mortgage that boom, you can pay off that mortgage when the currency resets before they can nudge you into doing their bidding. But this will protect you and make sure that you have housing that you can maintain. ’cause We all gotta have a shelter. I mean, camping can be fun, but not on a long-term basis. So remember though, it’s not all doom and gloom. If you haven’t done it yet, click that Calendly link below, start your gold and silver strategy, get your wealth insured. So, but the rest of this is also wealth and health insurance. If you’re growing your own food, you know the water, you know the fertilizer, you know how it’s cared for and you’re eating it as fresh as you can get it, it or you have long-term storage. What do you make here? Fermented chili, Fresno Chi chili powder. So we grew the Fresno chilies and he fermented them. And now we have a spice. This is, and honey, you know, I mean I love my bees, I love my honey. All of this we’ll help you be as independent and self-sufficient as possible. And until next we meet, please be safe out there because we are all in this together. Bye-Bye.


Ukraine Recap: Fallout Continues From Black Sea Grain Deal Halt (

US Increases Troop Presence in Middle East Amid Iran Tensions – Bloomberg

Loan officer: I’m seeing middle class homebuyers take on $7,000 mortgages thinking they can ‘always refinance when rates come down in the future’ (


  • Lynette’s mission is to translate financial noise into understandable language and enable educated, independent choices. All her work is fact and evidence based and she shares these tools openly. She believes strongly that we need to be as independent as possible and at the same time, we need to come together in community to survive and thrive through any financial crisis.

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