I am writing you from rural, southern Virginia in the USA...I am a 55 year old guy (with family). I want to say you are doing a superb job of informing awake people, especially in the USA, of what exactly happens during an economic collapse. In our case, a collapse of empire. Everyone here still says "it can't happen here"...man are they wrong...it is collapsing around us in SLOW MOTION but most all people are too asleep or blind or in denial. Millions are losing their jobs. Millions are losing their houses. Trillions of dollars has been thrown to the criminal banking elite while the citizenry is going down in flames. The government is lying about ALL statistics, just as you say they do in Argentina. Some of the investment newsletter writer gurus like Doug Casey paint a picture of Argentina as the utopia to escape TO...seems I believe you more than them!! I would also imagine that you take some "heat" for your views and reporting??
I study this immensely but I have not seen the type of info, clear, honest, precise, intelligent, creative, useful...that you present in the way that you present it. Your interview YOUR FUTURE BOOKS was correct in that everyone is preparing for a wilderness survival or a nuclear holocaust...not the grinding, slow, dangerous, economic collapse you write about. I wish you were here living at my homestead where I'm trying to gather like-minded, aware people together to face this as a small community...safety in numbers. I didn't quite understand what you meant by 3 is 2, 2 is 1, 1 is zero?????
I want to be supportive so I'm buying your book. And I REALLY look forward to your continuing video series. Offering it freely is truly noble. Maybe when you're done, package all 16 videos on a DVD and sell it?? Please continue doing what you are doing. I'd love to know more about you. You are a seer and a soothsayer, and obviously a good person and I don't say that lightly. If ever in the Virginia or North Carolina area... you'd be most welcome.
Wishing you the best,
Hi Mike, thanks a lot for your support and kind words.
First allow me to clarify about the GTA course. The weekly videos of the Grab the Apple Preparedness course aren’t free. I uploaded Week 1 as a sample for people to have an idea of what the course is about.
For those interested, Luke explains things better at the GTA website.
The world is changing in ways a lot of people simply didn’t expect.
SO many people, even “survivalists”, are finding themselves ill prepared for what’s happening and what will continue developing for many years.
Now that Joe average lost his job, the retreat they bought is now just burning a hole in his pocket. All the tactical gear he bought for fighting the hoards of zombie looters stays home even if the neighborhood is doing down hill. The only weapon that he will ever get to use being the handgun he probably never bothered to carry on daily basis before.
You see, that’s the problem:
People assumed that preparing for the worst possible scenario they could think of, they were planning for everything in between as well.
Preparing for unrealistic fantasies is not preparing for realistic events.
There’s a big difference.
Regarding 3 is 2, 2 is one and 1 is none, I believe it’s an old military expression, first heard it from my good friend Nomad2nd and I liked it because it ringed true in many ways.
In a nutshell, it means that if you don’t have spares for the essential, your walking a border line, being just one item away of being without it.
For example, for certain essential items in survival such as means of making fire or a knife, you should have spares in case the item used get broken or lost some way.
Same applies for firearms, that’s why some people carry backups.
For essential items, its important to be redundant, just in case.
My keychain and pocket contents alone, I’ve planned things so as to have a couple spares for cutting tools, fire making and flashlights.
For other essential gear such as firearms, its important to follow the 3 is 2, 2 is 1 and 1 is none rule as well.
Firearms break, and there are many other situations where you may need a spare.
When my Glock got stolen in Pinamar during a home robbery, I was glad to have other handguns available. If you use you firearm in self defense, consider your gun gone for a while, until cops are done with it.