Our very special guest today is Rudy, the Alaska Prepper. The main mission of the Alaska Prepper is to encourage people to prep for what lies ahead. He also believes strongly in building community to help all of us. His motto is, Reach one, teach one, and repeat. He believes that the more people around you that are prepped and prepared, the better off we will all be.
0:00 Introduction to Rudy
1:23 Update on Alaska Prepper’s Homestead
3:38 Government Control
14:20 Food Prices Soar in Dominican Republic
18:56 Communism and Socialism
24:55 Is the American Dream Dead?
27:22 The Two Functions of Money
34:57 Creating a Solution
TRANSCRIPT FROM VIDEO:
Alaska Prepper (00:00):
This is where we start, now is where we start. Now, is where we start caring about each other. Now is where we start being charitable with one another and, you know, really treating people how you wanna be treated, and looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, How can I become better at this or that?
Lynette Zang (00:14):
Today I have a very, very special guest, Rudy, the Alaska Prepper. Now, the main mission of the Alaska Prepper is to encourage people to prep for what lies ahead. Every other week he does a payday prep, designed to prep on the cheap, to create food security for you and your family. He also believes strongly in building community to help all of us. His motto is, Reach one, teach one, and repeat. He believes that the more people around you that are prepped and prepared, the better off we will all be. Rudy, thank you so much for joining us today.
New Speaker (00:58):
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 than you’ve come to the right place, My name is Lynette Zang. Now it’s time to go Beyond Gold and Silver. Do you have like a grow house where you can grow fresh food too?
Alaska Prepper (01:23):
Yeah, I am one of my projects this summer was building a greenhouse.
Lynette Zang (01:28):
Alaska Prepper (01:30):
I got it. I got it built, It’s right next to my bunker. So I got it built. So next year it’s ready to go. It’s ready to go next year. And then next year I’ll be building my chicken coop. Oh, good. And and then and this year I was able to do some potatoes. So getting a little bit better. I’m gaining a little more experience. I want to master and growing potatoes, you know, like I wanna be able to grow other things like veggies and stuff like that. But I think that potatoes in the worst of times are a perfect food as far as having an abundance of them. Not only can you barter them, but you can literally live off of potatoes for a time being not forever. Right. But it can get you through a rough spot, you know? So I, I really wanna be able to one day, you know, maybe grow you know, 400, 500 pounds of potatoes and be the guy that people are like, Hey, I have eggs. Can we get potatoes of like, Absolutely. You know, so that’s my goal is to become a potato guru. <Laugh>, I guess you can say.
Lynette Zang (02:30):
Well, that’s actually a great idea. And during the, I think it was the Bulgarian hyperinflation potatoes were the perfect tool of barter. You could buy anything with potatoes.
Alaska Prepper (02:44):
They go with anything. You can eat potatoes with anything you can think of it, you can eat it with. And I just think that you know, if you have community, I think that it’s a great idea for, for each member of your community to specialize in a different food to grow. Yes. That way you can all become really good at growing that food, and then you’ll have an abundance and be able to trade with each other those things that you didn’t grow.
Lynette Zang (03:06):
Exactly. And I agree with you and community so that you have, you know, there are people that do live close enough to a farming community. Yeah. And so they have cows and they have access to milk and milk and meat and cheese and, you know, all of that.
Alaska Prepper (03:23):
That’s the way it used to be. Yes. That’s how it used to be. And, and I see us going back to a time and place that is how it used to be, is where we’re going to head back to. We’re not gonna have a choice. You know, we’re gonna have to do it.
Lynette Zang (03:36):
It’s true. And you listen to all the world leaders. I mean, even just today which today’s actually what’s today, the 11th. But we had Janet Yellen, come out and urge the members about the food shortage, the global food shortage. And, you know, so many people, especially in the US, they have very short memories because they forget about what happened in 2020 where there was indeed an obvious food shortage. There were a lot of things you couldn’t get. And now a lot of people think that that’s, you know, fixed, but there might only be like two something on the shelf and there’s nothing behind it.
Alaska Prepper (04:23):
Yeah. Yeah. That’s, that’s called fronting off. They front off their merchandise so that it looks full when it’s really not. I mean, what it comes down to it, Ms. Zang is that people are gonna learn the hard way. I believe that in the next two to three years the entire world will be awake. You know, I mean, awake, knowing that a, everything that we’ve been told is a lie. We have to make sure that we can provide for ourselves because government, there’s nothing but force. And all they do is propagandize people into thinking what they want you to think so that they can control you. And government don’t care about anybody. I don’t care who says what or, or what politician here or there. They don’t care about anyone. All they care about is getting reelected and continuing to, continuing to inflate the money supply so that they can continue to get paid and pay off their buddies. So yeah. What it comes down to it is that most people, a lot of people are gonna suffer and a lot of people are gonna die because what we’re gonna have is a resource issue. Yeah. People do not understand how connected money is to food <laugh>. I mean, every transaction that we make, 50% of that transaction is money. So, is a farmer going to work for free? <Laugh>? No. A a farmer may love, and I’ve said this before, a farmer may love to grow a potatoes. It may be in his blood, you know, it may be, he may be the 10th generation potato farmer. Right. But as soon as you start sending him that paycheck, guess what? He’s stomach still grow potatoes, but just enough for him and his family. And that’s it. Because nobody works for free. And no one can and, or should work for free. And people are gonna realize it the hard way. They’re gonna realize it the hard way. A lot of people will suffer. And that’s, that’s not wishful thinking. I say that with a heavy heart, right? Yeah. But it’s just reality. It’s what history has taught me. And it’s, it’s gonna happen again. Why? Because we human beings, we are stubborn and hardheaded. We do not wanna learn from history, you know? And unfortunately, people that are not prepared are gonna suffer a lot more because even those of us that are prepared, there still gonna be some kind of suffering. Of course, there still will be. We, we are, we are all conditioned, Not conditioned, but we are all used to the lives that we have. What are we gonna do if there is no electricity? You know, what are we gonna do if, if there are no supermarkets? You may still survive, but that normalcy about being able to go to the store and get something, or being able to go to town whenever you want because you have the gasoline, that normalcy is ingrained in us, especially as Americans, cause we’re consumers. Yeah. For the most part. You know, And when that’s taken away for whatever reason, it doesn’t matter what the reason is, be it war, be it rationing, be it no gas, whatever the reason may be, when that’s taken away, it’s really gonna play its part in our psyche. And, you know, even preppers are gonna have a hard time, but we will survive. Whereas a lot of other people that did not take the time, did not have the forethought to maybe skip this year’s Disney world trip and maybe get a little bit of preps to make sure that you’re gonna be okay. Those people are gonna suffer. They’re gonna turn to government, and then soon enough, they’ll find out that government’s not the answer. And yeah. A lot of people will end up giving up their sovereignty for a loaf of bread, and then when that loaf of bread, they’ll have nothing left. Not even their sovereignty. Exactly. So yeah. A lot of people are gonna suffer. And that’s just reality of it. And that’s part of my, my mission is to wake people up, wake people up that way. That way when we go through this crisis, whatever it may be, you can be a leader instead of a follower. And then hopefully on the other side of whatever crisis may come to be on the other side of that, we can, we can have a country of leaders, of patriots that love their country, that love their communities, their fellow Americans, and hopefully will have a better, you know, country afterwards than what we have now. And that’s my goal. That’s what I’ve always been about. And that’s what I love to talk about, because there’s still not enough people awake. Not nearly.
Lynette Zang (08:23):
No. And I think you’re right. I mean, people are kind of going into this blind thinking somebody else is gonna take care of us, and it’s been set up like that. Yep. But when everything else fails, I mean, 2020 was not that long ago, and yet we still forget. That was nothing.
Alaska Prepper (08:43):
That was, that was nothing compared to what we’re gonna face. I just put out a video, I think it was yesterday, and I showed people that it’s being forecasted that by late next year, the price of rice is gonna be double what it is now.
Lynette Zang (08:58):
Right. I saw that too
Alaska Prepper (08:59):
This is by the USDA. Mm-Hmm. <Affirmative>. This is not by me, you know, saying it. This is by the USDA. And then in 2024, the price of rice from what it is now, it’ll be about four times what it is now. So if people look at it that way, and they have, let’s say they look at things financially, they can tell themselves, Wait a minute, I didn’t make a hundred percent in the stock market this year. Maybe I oughta get some rice <laugh>. You know, that’s a hundred percent return. <Laugh>. You know, my, my biggest wealth generating tool for the last two years has been my pantry because the returns that I’ve gotten on the food that I have in my pantry that I don’t have to buy today at today’s prices. Are upwards of 50, 60, 75% <laugh>.
Lynette Zang (09:46):
Oh, it’s, it’s crazy. And, you know, you’re talking about rice and I have I don’t know, but I’m stock for 40 people, so I have a lot of rice
Alaska Prepper (09:57):
<Laugh>. Good. That’s good. Rice is, rice is what I like to call a caloric maintenance food. Meaning that it doesn’t have all of the nutrients that you need, however you can use it to fill people up. Right. And then you can put your protein or your soup, or whatever it is on top of that, and it’ll fill people up and give them that energy that they need to go out and work. So to me it’s like a caloric maintenance. You can literally live on it, but not for very long. I mean, people live off of rice all the time. Right. But I think it’s half of the world depends on rice as their main as their staple food. Like in the Dominican Republic. Rice, you eat rice two, sometimes three times a day, and you just eat it with something different. But it’s a staple food, rice and beans, and then a different meat or fish or whatever it may be that you want to put on top of that. But half of the world lives off of rice, mainly. That’s a staple. So it’s, they’re gonna be hurt. It’s gonna be hurt next year.
Lynette Zang (10:55):
Yeah. And it’s, it’s kind of easy when you put it in that perspective to see why during hyperinflationary events, I mean, food is the single biggest issue, but you have a lot of depopulation.
Alaska Prepper (11:09):
Yeah. It’s gonna happen. Oh my goodness, it’s gonna be terrible. But, you know, there’s only so much that someone could, all you can do Ms. Zang take care of yourself, your family, your community, your church. I think that’s where it stopped. That’s all that a single person can do. Unless you’re a philanthropist and you have billions of dollars or hundreds of millions of dollars. But that, that’s what I concentrate on. I concentrate on my family, number one, my community, the food bank, things that are near me, because those are the people that I’m gonna have to live with during any kind of a crisis. And then after that, I try to help good causes. You know, like Florida, you know, we’re doing, I’m doing a little drive. I made this little video and I told everyone on the video, I said, If you wanna help Florida without having to take a penny out of your pocket, watch my video, let the ads run through. And I’m gonna take every penny that that video makes, including a sponsor that I had on that video for one of my solar generators. I said, I’m gonna take every penny that this video makes and we’re gonna send it to, to this organization that’s going to Florida to help someone rebuild their house. And Yeah. And you wouldn’t, you wouldn’t believe that even saying that it’s not gonna cost you a penny. Not that many people participate. <Laugh>,
Lynette Zang (12:23):
You know, I was just at an event and one of the speakers at the event asked everybody who’s charitable and almost nobody raised their hand,
Alaska Prepper (12:36):
Meaning that they do not provide charity.
Lynette Zang (12:38):
Correct. That these were a group of successful people. Right. I mean, I do that on a regular basis. You know, you kind of pick the ones that speak to your heart. Yeah. And you know, like you in the community. Yeah. I mean, we’ve been so blessed. You have to give back.
Alaska Prepper (12:56):
And you know what I’m gonna do, Mrs. Zang? I just, I just thought of this today. I talked to my brother, I have a brother that lives in Dominican Republic, and you want to talk about inflation <laugh>. They are getting hit hard over there. Well, obviously the dixie, the higher it goes to worst, third world countries are. But I talked to him and I was like, you know what? I said, only about 10 or 20% of the people in the world speak English. I said, A lot more people in the world speak Spanish mm-hmm. <Affirmative> than they speak English. And I said, I’ve lost my fluidity in Spanish. I can still speak it, I can still hold a conversation, but it’s not what it should be. You know, it is not at the level that I would like it to be. So I told him, I says, You wanna make some money? And he’s like, What do you mean? I was like, I’m gonna start sending you videos, some of my older videos, and I want you to transcript it, voice over in Spanish, what I’m saying. And I’m gonna start a YouTube channel that’s called Alaska Prepper en Espanol.
Lynette Zang (13:53):
What’s funny about that is, and maybe you can have a conversation with Fernando who’s at ITM. We just, we just started, we did our first filming. I don’t know that it’s been released yet. Cause he is very fluid in Spanish. I’m not, but I’m going to learn. But yes, absolutely. For the same reason.
Alaska Prepper (14:16):
That is awesome, man. Great minds think alike Ms. Zang
Lynette Zang (14:20):
<Laugh>. Absolutely. Can we talk a little bit about your brother’s experience in the Dominican Republic and what he said, you know, how the strong dollar is impacting him?
Alaska Prepper (14:32):
Absolutely. So he’s been living Dominican Republic for a while. He actually lived here in the United States for most of his life, and he decided to escape the United States and go live a freer life. So, and he’s retired. He’s actually on social security so what he, he makes off of social security is plenty. Well it’s getting a little harder now.
Lynette Zang (14:55):
Let me ask you, is he paid in dollars? The social security Yes. Gets his accounts in dollars?
Alaska Prepper (15:01):
Lynette Zang (15:01):
So in some ways he’s got unlike many other people there, he would have a layer of protection from the quote on quote strong dollar which is a joke
Alaska Prepper (15:11):
Because you know, but I mean, even with the strong dollars is really, inflation still takes its grip. So one of the examples he gave me is that when he first moved to Dominican Republic, permanently after he retired, which has been about I think like six years or something like that. That now it cost him in one year from last year to this year to buy a whole chicken five times as much.
Lynette Zang (15:40):
Alaska Prepper (15:40):
So he used to pay the equivalent of about $2 American dollars, which came out to be roughly about 250 pesos for a whole chicken. And he says that now it’s closer to $10 American dollars. In just the last year, maybe year and a half. And he says that like canned goods that are imported, incredible. I mean, he’s paying like $7 or so for like a can of corn beef and I mean things like that. And rice is not that expensive because they do grow rice in Dominican Republic. But eggs, he says that eggs have like tripled in price.
Lynette Zang (16:20):
Alaska Prepper (16:21):
So everything is everything that is going up.
Lynette Zang (16:24):
So even though he gets, That’s interesting because even though he gets paid in dollars, so therefore the strong dollar, it really isn’t helping him very much against inflation. No. So what are the people that live there, they get paid in pesos. What are they doing?
Alaska Prepper (16:42):
Well, they’re doing what they can do. I mean, I have an uncle that lives there and he’s retired from a job there in Dominican Republic. And his retirement pay is like 120, the equivalent of about $120 a month. And that is enough for him and his wife to eat. And that’s it. Thank goodness that they own their own home. You know, they own their little house that they live in, but that is enough for him and his wife to eat. So if anything comes up where they have a medical, you see in the Dominican Republic, if you go to the doctor, you have to go there with cash. Let’s say for example, you’re going to go there because you broken arm. Right. And you go there. If you don’t have the cash to pay for the service to put on a cast and all that stuff, they’re not seeing you.
Lynette Zang (17:37):
Alaska Prepper (17:38):
They’re not seeing you. So you have to have it first. And I know that from, not firsthand experience, but secondhand experience with my mother. You know, my mother passed away years ago, but when, when they took her to the hospital, they needed cash right there before they even admitted her. I have an uncle who had a traumatic injury on one of his legs, well, on both of his legs really. But one of them never healed. And he spent years in pain and they had to amputate one of his legs. And before they would amputate his legs, Ms. Zang, he had to have the cash.
Lynette Zang (18:16):
Alaska Prepper (18:17):
So people that live in the United States of America and or I can’t really speak for other western nations, people that live here in the United States of America don’t know how good they really do have it. They really do need to go out and expand the horizons and see how other countries live, especially poor countries. And then they’ll have a different vision or a different view of what it is like to live here. So yeah, that’s how it is over there. And a lot of people live in destitute. A lot of people live in little huts and things like that. It’s not a very rich country. However, unfortunately it seems like there’s the haves and the have nots.
Lynette Zang (18:56):
I think you have that everywhere, unfortunately. You know, But then if you don’t, then you’ve got, Well, you know, communism has been attempted. That doesn’t really work very well. No. Socialism has been attempted in many, many places and it’s probably going to spread, but you still have the haves and the have nots even in that system. And I can speak from personal experience in England when I was there as a college student and I got sick, I mean, socialized medicine was kind of great cause they just took care of you. And even as an adult a number of years ago my daughter and I got strep throat when we were there, and we just found a clinic. And I was like, Do you want some money? And they’re like, nope, we’re good. So that’s from one extreme to the other extreme. And Wow. It’s kind of scary. What do you think is gonna happen?
Alaska Prepper (19:57):
As far as like socialism, communism, stuff like that? Yeah. Well, when you think about it, we, in my opinion, the United States is already, it is combination of socialists and capitalists and unfortunately (and dictatorship) Yeah. We are, Yes. We are capitalists when it comes to the public. And we are socialists when it comes to private. Meaning that when the big banks fail, the public bails them out.
Lynette Zang (20:32):
Alaska Prepper (20:32):
But when Joe Schmo down the street who lost his job and didn’t pay his rent or his mortgage for three months, the bank takes it and nobody bails him out.
Lynette Zang (20:41):
Alaska Prepper (20:42):
We’re already a combination of that. And we’re also, I think we’re more on the socialist side already. I mean, look at all the benefits that there are. And I think that’s one of the reasons why not benefits, entitlements, entitlements. There, there’s a difference between benefits and entitlements. You know, I’m not speaking about the person who’s on social security. That’s a benefit. They paid into that forcefully, you know, I would say. But they paid into that and they deserve to get that money. The problem is, is that I think it was back in what, 95 that they drained the Social Security Trust. Oh yeah. They took millions, billions they took trillions of dollars out of there. I mean, it was fully funded. It’s
Lynette Zang (21:18):
It’s a pay as you go system.
Alaska Prepper (21:20):
Yeah. Social Security at one time was fully funded. Mm-Hmm. <Affirmative>, there was enough money in that trust to fully fund it even now. But the government started doing what they call intergovernmental loans taken from Peter to pay Paul and never paying Peter back. You know, And that’s why we’re at where we’re at now with social security is pretty much, you know, bankrupt. But with all of the entitlements that we have going on now, I think we’re more socialist than we are capitalists. And the problem with that is that the social system requires input, but where does the input come from? The input comes from the people that generate wealth. Well, how long will it take for those people who generate wealth to get tired of so much of their pay being extorted from them? Like I said, the farmer will not work for free. Eventually…Look at what’s happening now. People are just quitting. They’re leaving their jobs. They don’t care. I had a conversation with my, with a gas station attendant. I went to get a couple of liquid propane tanks filled up. And it’s the same person that I talk to every time, whenever I get my propane tanks filled up. And I looked at her that day, I was like, Hey, are you feeding a little grouchy today? Are you all right? And she’s like, Well, we just, we just lost half of our staff. I’m like, Why? Well, you know, here in Alaska we get what’s called the permanent dividend fund. Or the permanent fund dividend, which is whatever, whatever money is made off of the oil that leaves Alaska. They have a fund in Alaska that whatever interest is made on that oil revenue for that year, they take that interest and they divide it amongst the Alaskans. So every year we get a check. It, it’s different every single year. So we get a check every year, which I think that’s good because what it’s doing is it’s giving back to the people that live in that state of those resources that were extracted for pure profit. Mm-Hmm. <affirmative>. Right? So you have these oil companies, they come up here, they extract the oil, they make a profit, but at the same time, they pay a certain amount to the state. And the state puts that money in a fund that draws interest and they take the interest every year and they pay it out to the people. So I think that’s a good thing. Someone mistaken me one day and they said, What are you talking about? You’re taking free money. I’m like, well, in a way it’s not free money because it’s being earned. Right. It’s being earned and it’s not being taken away from someone. It’s a company that came in here. They made a deal with the state saying, hey, can we pump oil outta here and we’re gonna go ahead and give you this and we’re gonna go ahead and take this. And the state made a contract with them and they said, yep, that’s fine. And then the state decided that instead of, you know, spending it on whatever little projects they wanted to spend it on, that they would give it to the people. So anyways, we just got that here. I don’t know, about a month ago or so, something like that. People just started leaving their jobs cause they have a few thousand dollars <laugh>.
Lynette Zang (24:17):
Well, you know
Alaska Prepper (24:18):
The McDonald’s across the road lost half of their staff on the day that that money dropped. People don’t wanna work. And eventually, like I previously stated, eventually you are going to run out of other people’s money. It always happens. I mean, look at Venezuela, for goodness gracious. Right? It happens every single time. And it’s gonna happen again Ms. Zang, because history says so
Lynette Zang (24:45):
That that’s a fact. And Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. But, you know, there’s, it’s some interesting things that we’re talking about. And when you talk about people don’t wanna work, I think a lot of that comes from conditioning because they’ve been sold a bill of goods about the American dream. But the reality is, is because of the way the structure of the system works, no matter, almost no matter how hard you work, if you do all the things that they tell you to do, you still can’t buy a house. You still can’t make that American dream come true. Although this is a global phenomenon. It’s happening a lot in China too, where they only want the higher level positions. And I know my 16 year old grandson wants to start at the top. Everybody wants to start at the top. Yeah. You know.
Alaska Prepper (25:40):
You know what, Ms. Zang, I think there’s one common denominator and everything that’s going on around the world with people not wanting to work and things like that. What do you think that is? Now, this is obviously my opinion, but I think that the common denominator is this (dollar bill) cause they’re working for paper
Lynette Zang (25:55):
Alaska Prepper (25:56):
<Affirmative>, and they are people are getting tired of the paper that they’re working for being devalued. And I’ve said this a thousand times because I feel that people need to understand that if to them this represents money, that’s fine to them, it does represent money because they gave of their labor, they gave of their time for that money. Right. But if to them this represents money, then why is it that the value, the time, the expertise, the skill that you put into getting this money? Why is it that five years from now, that doesn’t translate into you being able to get the same stuff five years from now that you can get today. And people are getting upset at this and they are starting to realize that no matter how hard they work mm-hmm. <Affirmative>, they will, as long as you work for this, you will never get ahead. Never. You will always be looking for that next raise. You know, you will always be looking for that next bonus because what you’re making is just not going to keep up with inflation. It’s not gonna happen. And people are realizing that their labor is being stolen from them. Maybe not in those words. They may not be realizing it in those words saying, Hey, my labor’s being stolen from them. But they’re understanding that no matter how hard they work, they can’t get ahead. Why? And that’s why we have to wake people up so they can understand the why. Not enough people ask why nowadays.
Lynette Zang (27:22):
Well that’s true. But let me tell you something that I recently discovered when I was doing a piece on the CBDC’s.
Alaska Prepper (27:31):
Lynette Zang (27:31):
There were two things that I discovered that blew my mind honestly. Number one, you know, when money was sold to the public, right? It had four functions. It was a tool of measure so you could get paid for your labor. It was okay. So a tool of measure a tool of barter, you could exchange a store of value for fair payment of labor and also a long term store of value so you could save for the future. Well I cannot tell you exactly when they changed the four functions of money, but I could tell you that they did and they took it down to three functions of money by removing the long term store of value function. But of course, cause it’s just what you’re saying. But now here’s something that’s even scarier. Inside of the CBDC. This is how they’re gonna sell it, is that if they control the CBDC, there will be no inflation, zero inflation. They can make that happen. They know how they’re gonna make it happen. But there will only be two count them, two functions of money, which is as a tool of measure and a tool of barter. Right. Forget the fair payment of labor because negative rates once they’re installed means you get paid for that money. And as soon as you get paid for that money, it is losing, its,
Alaska Prepper (29:06):
It’s losing value,
Lynette Zang (29:07):
It’s losing its value, it’s losing its principle value. Inflation took its purchasing power value. I mean mm-hmm. <Affirmative> now down to two functions of money That’s scary. And they’re gonna create it by whoever wants to buy stuff.
Alaska Prepper (29:25):
Well, you know, when I hear these, these phrases like, you will own nothing.
Lynette Zang (29:32):
And be happy.
Alaska Prepper (29:33):
Yeah. That’s one of the ones that you’ve been hearing for the last couple of years. Now when I think about that, I’m like, you know what? I think people are thinking about it, it the wrong way. When I hear him say, you will own nothing, I connect that to a CBDC. Totally. Because when they bring out their CBDC, you will not own your labor because your labor, you will get what you get for it. Meaning that if you earn a hundred credits, you have no idea what that a hundred credits will buy you.
Lynette Zang (30:05):
Alaska Prepper (30:06):
So you don’t even own your labor. And if you don’t own your labor, if you don’t own the most important piece of private property that you can have, which is your labor yourself, your being, then you don’t own anything. And so that’s how I see it. Whenever I see them say that you will own nothing, I’m like, that’s what it is. That’s their goal. Their goal is to get everyone stuck and and addicted to a, to a cryptocurrency or a CBDC. Where they will be able to tell you how you can spend your labor. Cuz that’s how I see it. Exactly. When I see a hundred bill. Yeah. When I see a hundred dollar bill, I don’t see a hundred dollars bill. I see how many hours it took me to make this a hundred dollars bill. And by the way, this is a Chinese a hundred dollars bill. It’s Hollywood money. So I I often go like this, this is nothing but junk. This is, And people are like, What are you doing? What
Lynette Zang (30:52):
Are you doing? Well this is
Lynette Zang (30:54):
This is a real federal. Yes, I do. I have lot of it.
Alaska Prepper (30:56):
Well that’s almost as fake as when I show one
Lynette Zang (30:58):
This federal reserve note and I still, it’s been torn a few times.
Alaska Prepper (31:03):
Yeah that one there is about as fake as to what I showed you also made in China <laugh>.
Lynette Zang (31:09):
Yeah, exactly. The Hollywood money for my, for my gun, that’s not working properly.
Alaska Prepper (31:14):
Yeah. But people are disconnected with what real money is. And I have to say this Ms. Zang, They’ve done a great job. The propaganda, they have done a great job at conditioning and propagandizing the people and to not even knowing what money is, when it is so connected to your most important, you know what do you call it? Private property. Which is you, which is your labor, your time, the energy that you spent going to learn a trade or going to school to learn something. And people don’t even know what money real money is. And they don’t understand why it is that when they turn 65 and start collecting social security, that by the time that they’re 70 and, you know, and they were, they look back at 65 when they were eating steak every week. And at 70 they’re eating can beans and they don’t understand why, you know? So we’ve been very well conditioned. I have to give them props on that. They’ve done a great job. At manipulating the people. Yeah. but we have to get away from this, you know I believe in cycles and I also believe that good always prevails over evil. However, there’s always a dark time and a fight before we can get to that good side. And we will prevail in the end. The question is, is from my point of view, the question is, is how much do you wanna suffer in the, the meantime? And that’s why it’s so important to be prepared in every way possible that you can, It’s so important because the more prepared that we are as a people, the more that we can resist. Exactly.
Lynette Zang (32:53):
Alaska Prepper (32:54):
I tell people, I tell people often I ask them, I say, Why did we lose the Vietnam war? Which we did. We lost the Vietnam War. And I asked them, why did we lose that war? And they give me a whole bunch of different reasons. And I say no. The reason, in my opinion, of course, the reason why we lost the Vietnam War is because the people of Vietnam, not the soldiers, the people were preppers. You see, the people had caches of rice, of food, of ammunition, and they had those things. And when the soldiers needed medical attentions, they took out their preps and they treated them, they took out their rice and they fed them. It’s because the people as a whole in North Vietnam, they were preppers. And without a full belly soldier cannot fight. Right. So we need to have a nation of preparedness minded individuals that don’t have to prepare for the end of the world because there’s no such thing to prepare for the end of the world. But that need to prepare first and foremost for their family’s wellbeing. Because when you’re prepared for whatever reason, whenever a crisis occurs, you are part of the solution.
Lynette Zang (34:08):
Alaska Prepper (34:09):
You are the one that can help your neighbor. And imagine if all of your neighbors were prepared, then you are the ones that can help your entire community. So people need to get prepared for whatever. It doesn’t have to be for any one particular thing because it doesn’t matter what the crisis is. Right. We need water, we need food, we need warmth, we need shelter, we need medicine, we need self-defense. If we start off with those things and just concentrate on those things and then you wanna stop after that, by all means. But if you only have those things for at least I say six months to a year, you know mm-hmm. <Affirmative>, some people may say, Oh, only one month, that’s fine. But, but have it it’s better to have it and never really need it than to need it and then not have it. I mean, that’s just common sense. Something that we’ve lost over the years
Lynette Zang (34:56):
Too. True. But I’ve taken something that you taught me really to heart. And that is that during these times you wanna have your comforts, Right. Because it’s kind of scary and all of that. And so I’ve had all of the people that are signed up to be in my community on the top of the mountain mm-hmm. <Affirmative> by December 1st, they have to have a year’s worth of their personal comforts. Toothbrushes, you know, whatever kind of toothpaste, whatever it is they like, whatever it is. And I even have fishy crackers and crap that I would not normally buy because of really, because of what you said, because you wanna have some kind of creature comforts, right? Yeah.
Alaska Prepper (35:45):
Chocolate is very important. Ms. Zang <laugh> chocolate, very important. Let me tell you why. Let me tell you why. It’s because I consider those, let’s talk about comfort foods. I consider those stress relievers. So if you’re already in the middle of a crisis, it means that you are already experiencing a stressful situation. Mm-Hmm. <affirmative>. So the better prepared that you are, the better that you can manage that stress by not having to worry about toilet paper. Right. By not having to worry about where’s your next meal coming from. By not having to worry about how am I gonna heat my food? How many people think of how am I gonna heat my food? Right? If we lose power or we lose access to, you know, utility, gas, whatever, do you have something to at least get through a week or two for being able to cook your food off the grid. You know? And these things are, are things that bring comfort that, that take away stress. And I think that when you’re already going through a stressful situation, the less stress that you can have by those things that you don’t have, Right. By having them actually having them, then the more energy that you can put forth the crisis in front of you. You know, So instead of trying to find food during some kind of a crisis, right? You already have the food, you can go ahead and concentrate on what is the crisis? Is it a flood? Is it a tornado? You know, is it this? Go ahead and concentrate on that. You’ve already got the food, you’ve already got the water, you got the water filter is etcetera. And you know that’s something that gives you time to react or to respond in a, in a manner which is not a knee jerk reaction. Yeah. A rational manner. And that way you don’t have to take knee jerk reaction and, and do something that you, you wouldn’t have done had you had a little more time to think about it. Let me give you a quick example if you don’t mind, please. So the, the main feel that I used to heat my home during the winter is heating fuel. So it’s like a diesel, but it’s just more refined. So I have a three year supply of that. And I’m so glad that I do, because I don’t know if you’ve seen the price of heating fuel for diesel lately. Yeah. But anyways, I didn’t get it because I wanted to save money or I wanted to beat inflation. I got it. Just in case something happens. I know that if today the supply of heating fuel coming to Alaska were cut off, it gives me three years to come up with a solution instead of it giving me a month or two.
Alaska Prepper (38:14):
Some people do a monthly Phillips where they come to your house every month and give you what you need. And it gives me time, right. To think about, Hey, how am I gonna heat my home next year? You know, or, or you know, what else do I have in this area? Can I get a wood stove? You know? I actually have a backup heater that heats my house as well, that’s a propane. And I have a one winter supply of propane. So if my fuel oil you know, gets used up, I have a backup for that. But yeah, I mean, redundancy, another thing and something that you wanna think about, you want to have I go by one is none. Two is one, but 27 is a lot better.
Lynette Zang (38:57):
<Laugh>, you know, that’s a good point because I, I am working with somebody that’s an ex-military to do a contingency plan. And so I keep hearing one is none and two is one. But I like that. And 27 is a lot better. I agree with you.
Alaska Prepper (39:14):
It is, it really is. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you, Hey, you know what, that makes sense. 27 is a lot better than one
Lynette Zang (39:20):
<Laugh>. Exactly. Because you lose that one now what are you gonna do? Exactly. So, this is really good. And, and what else do you want people to get prepared for?
Alaska Prepper (39:32):
Well, I think one of the most important things is humanity. Mm-Hmm. <Affirmative> and a lot, a lot of hardcore preppers. They don’t want to hear this man. They don’t. But it’s true I believe it in my heart. I believe that that we’re preparing for a bigger reason than ourselves, right? Oh,
Lynette Zang (39:50):
Oh absolutely, 100%
Alaska Prepper (39:52):
I personally prepare for my family and my community. So we want to remember that when we get to the other side of whatever it may be, whatever the crisis may be, whether we have a war, whatever, when we get to the other side, do you want to survive into a world where humanity is gone? Or do you want humanity to be intact? Do you wanna be living in a world full of savages? Or do you want to be living in a world of people that are empathetic, people that you know will do onto others as they would have done onto themselves? So we have to prepare humanity as well. We have to remember to be charitable not only with money, not only with things, but with our time, with our words. Mm-Hmm. <Affirmative>. I mean, when you pass through that coffee shop, say good morning, say thank you, have a great day. How are you? That’s what humanity is. It’s us caring about each other. And you see it all over the news. You know, you see it all over, not just in this country, but I’m actually gonna publish a video later on today of some of the things that are going on in France. I have someone that lives in France in my community, and they sent me some information on what’s going on there of what people are doing just because they have no gas, they’re having a huge gasoline fuel shortage in France and people are literally killing themselves, killing each other because hey, you stepped in front of me in line, so now I’m gonna kill you. And this guy ends up killing a guy that has two kids, cause he stepped in front of him in line. And that is where I get to, what kind of a world do we want to go into? What are you preparing for you preparing for a world that you, you don’t really care to live in after this? So this is where we start now, is where we start now, is where we start caring about each other. Now is where we start being charitable with one another and you know, really treating people how you wanna be treated and looking at yourself in the mirror and saying, How can I become better at this or that? Because really I don’t want to survive into a mad max. I don’t want to survive into a world where I have to be looking in, you know, looking over my shoulder all the time. So, you know, that’s where I’ll leave it off, is that it’s very important to be prepared not only for your family, not only for your community, for your state and or your country, but it’s also very important that you understand that we are all humans. We may come from different parts of life, we may have different ideologies, but we all need to eat. We all need to drink. You know, we all eat heat and warmth and you know what? Yep. That one person that you disagree with the most, that one person may be the person that saves your life one day. And why treat them badly? You know, if they, if they wanna treat you badly, that’s fine. I’m gonna leave it off with one little story real quick. <Laugh>, I love to tell stories. So I did a video a while back where another YouTuber was like, Can you imagine? He said that, No, I pee, blah, blah, blah, this and this. So they pretty much berated me on one of their videos which is fine, you know.
Lynette Zang (42:53):
Everybody has an opinion.
Alaska Prepper (42:56):
Yeah. But I had one of my community members send me that, the link to that video, and they said, Have you watched this? This person was really hard on you. I’ve already unsubscribed from them. And I’m like, Wow, really? Was it that best? So I looked at it, I’m like, Okay, cool. So I did a, it wasn’t really a response video to it, but I kind of like mentioned it on my next experience. I was like, Listen, ladies and gentlemen, I got, I got an email from someone saying this and this and that and that they unsubscribe. I’m like, Please do not unsubscribe. Please do not unsubscribe to a prepping channel just because you don’t agree with everything they say. I said, I give this person a hundred percent of my what do you call it, of my support? Support. I give them a hundred percent of my support. I have 100% support their freedom of speech, and they can think of me what they want, but what if you unsubscribed from them just because they talked bad about this person or that person. And then the very next video, they may have put out some content that would’ve really helped you and your family. You just missed out on that because you unsubscribe from them because you didn’t like one thing that they said. So going back to that, we all have something to offer, and you don’t have to be perfect because nobody is. So try to learn from one another and try to be treated the way that you would want to be treated. I will never, ever berate someone on YouTube or anything. I will never do that because like I said, they have the right to feel the way that they want to feel. But I’m not gonna go ahead and do the same thing to them that they did to me just because, you know, because what is that teaching people? It’s teaching people that I treat others the way that I don’t want to be treated. And so why would I do this? So, you know, look in the mirror and treat other people the way that you wanna be treated. Remember that we’re all human beings and remember that we are here for each other. And remember, most importantly, ladies and gentlemen, that we are strong together. And we have to stop letting the powers that be divide us because as, as soon as they divide us, we lose all of our strength. The biggest the biggest worry that governments have is that people understand how strong they are together and how little power governments have. But as long as we’re divided, we have zero power and they’ll get away with whatever they want to get away with. And having said that, I’m not, I know I could probably talk with you for another hour or two, Ms. Zang, but I’m sure you’ve got more important things to do. <Laugh>.
Lynette Zang (45:26):
Well, I don’t know, Rudy, you’re pretty important and you know, you’re just, I just love who you are as a human being. That’s why I think it’s important to be part of this community, you know, and you make some very, very powerful and valid points that I hope everybody takes to heart because we are stronger together than we are as individuals. So let’s come together in community and make a difference for everybody. And until next we meet, please be safe out there. You’re gonna be able to get all of Rudy’s links, go to his channel, support it, watch the video all the way through with the commercials, <laugh>,
Alaska Prepper (46:09):
Lynette Zang (46:09):
It’s important. It is important to be charitable, you know? Yes. If everybody goes like this, then you have no room for anything good to come in. So it’s much better to go like this.
Alaska Prepper (46:20):
It’s funny because my my daughter watches this YouTuber all the time, and it is, you know, she’s only 15 years old, but it’s age appropriate. And I saw her skipping his ad and I’m like, What are you doing? She’s like, I’m skipping the ad. I’m like, Do you really like this YouTuber? She’s like, Yeah, I really like, I’ve been subscribing ’em for a long time. I’m like, then support ’em by letting an ad or to run through because that’s how you support what they’re doing. And then they can continue to entertain you or inform you or whatever it is, whatever reason it is. But but my community members are very generous. They’re very generous. And I’m very, very lucky and very blessed. You’ll never hear me complain about anyone in my community.
Lynette Zang (47:01):
Yeah, I feel the same way. Well, till next we meet. Please be safe out there. Bye-bye
Alaska Prepper (47:08):
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