Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Plan for Transfer of Wealth

If it's not in your possession, you  really don't own it.

Everyone Most people My readers are keenly aware that the government can't manage money, and is on an inflationary binge comparable to John Belushi and cocaine. Hence, my strategy for my boys inheritance without government intervention. I'll be slowly buying one ounce silver American Eagles as money allows. I talked with a local coin shop owner, and am establishing a relationship with him. He knows that I'll be a steady customer of Eagles at $5.00 over spot. While he usually sales them for $27.00, I got these for $24.89 each.

While I can buy them cheaper online, this gives me the advantage of no paper trail, which is worth the premium. Our plan is to buy at a steady pace as a hedge against inflation, and as an inheritance for the boys. If the government doesn't know about it, then they can't tax it unlike bank accounts. A direct transfer of wealth without government involvement.

Thanks for the donation to Noah

As the producers become more and more out numbered by the leeches takers, I figure that the government will only increase taxes more and more creatively. This small start will be a step towards the inheritance for my three sons.

I couldn't resist!

It'll be a hedge against inflation, and our government's economic policy.

As a side note, Row has already given Noah a nickname: Dr. Noah-it-all. Hence forth Noah will be known as Dr. on this blog, and all previous posts will be changed accordingly. [time permitting]

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Your Input On Gear Recommendations

I need some input from my talented and varied audience on gear that is on my radar:

Harry: Shortwave/Ham radio (Brand/model #s) for beginner?

Josh: Single Stage press or Turret for reloading?

History Buffs: I have a friend that talked about an English (?) general during Cromwell's time that marched his forces from sea to sea and won both major battles. I'd like to find a history book about him for his birthday. I can't recall the name...

Books:  Under rated history books, or interesting reads. You know, with all that spare time that I have with school, work, and family.

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Saturday, August 9, 2014


I've been mulling over this post for a while,especially trying to pin down my thoughts into a coherent stream of thought. I've spent a lot of time to consider my childhood growing up on a military base, and wondering what kind of future I can expect for my kids.

I don't know when things changed. People had a work ethic, pride, honor, and the family was important. Perhaps I was insulated as a child? As a child of a Air Force lifer, it was expected that everyone did their best. Rules were followed, and jobs were done. I was about eight or nine years old when my parents divorced, and I was thrown into the civilian perspective. Heck, I figure there has to be some sort of clinical diagnosis about this kind of trauma. Nevertheless, the divorce affected me for many years, and still haunts me in some ways.

Before I wander too far down the rabbit hole, this also gives me a unique perspective on a lot of things. Mainly, the idealistic part of me is in constant turmoil with reality. When did living off the government handouts become the "American Dream" for so many?

Let me make something very clear. I love this country, or what it used to stand for. I don't know when things changed or perhaps I changed, nevertheless the United States isn't in good shape. Pogo was right, the enemy is us.

What kind of future can I expect for my new son, my oldest, and middle son? I prepare for the future because I've seen what America once was, where she is, and drawn a line between the two points.

I've also updated the header line on my blog to reflect that we reside in Arkansas. Sweetheart and I have debated about this point, it is a big state, and it doesn't break OPSEC. I'll be able to reflect on current politics, and economics in the state, which should add more information for the masses.

I'll be revamping the blog and adding more content as time allows, so everyone...

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Boss In Town

My wife doesn't have much of a sense of humor while trying to push out a 8 pound, 9 ounce baby. I told her that she had to wait until tomorrow to give birth, since it was our current President's birthday. I'm hoping that the scales will be balanced out with this kid in the future.

Sweetheart did great! She called the nurse to tell her that she was ready for her epidural, and they called to get things moving. The anesthesiologist came by after about 10 minutes, and the lead nurse whispered to him, he nodded, and he explained that Sweetheart had to remain still during the procedure. Sweetheart's contractions were increasing in tempo and strength, and she told him that she was feeling very ready to push. No epidural and the nurse called the call button and yelled down the hallway for more help because things had progressed so quickly. Our Aunt Linda came in the room as Sweetheart was going through a strong contraction, and quickly followed by the charge nurse. The room was a tornado of activity, and the lead nurse called out that the baby was in the breech position. Sweetheart began to panic, but after closer examination the nurse felt around and told her that the baby was not breech, but had shoulder dystocia (where the shoulder is lodged or trapped). After getting the shoulder past, the umbilical cord was wrapped around it's neck twice, but the nurses were able to unwind it from the neck.

Sweetheart did two more big pushes and Joseph Noah was born at 2:41pm. About this time the on-call doctor pops in and asks if everything is alright, and Aunt Linda and the other two ladies take care of Noah,  and get him breathing after a few seconds. I found myself holding my own breath, until he let out a few cries of his own.

The new boss
 Joseph Noah
8# 9 ounces 
22 1/2 inches

Everyone is doing well, and Mama needs some rest. The boys will be going home with Grandma so that I can spend the night with Sweetheart and my new little man. Many thanks for all the prayers, and the generous donation will be used to buy some silver rounds for his future education. I am humbled by everyone's well wishes and congratulations.

I get to look through the world through a new set of eyes once more, and I look forward to it!  

Keep Right On Prepping - K