In part 2 of this 3 part series of preparedness bags, I talk about my get home pack. This is the pack that I keep in my truck. I go over the contents and the reasons that I have choose them for my get home pack. I also tell you how I use it in conjunction with my every day carry pack that I talked about in my previous podcast. Here is a list of the items. Some have links to better describe what the items are. Please share your opinions by commenting on the show.





In this episode I talk about the items that I carry with me every day. I also share with you why I have chosen some of these items. To me, these are the absolute bare essentials. There are places that I obviously can’t carry everything, but I do carry everything where I legally can. These items will be different from person to person. What do you carry for your EDC? I would like to hear from you! The Leatherman tool kept me from being stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire. I had a perfectly good spare but the bolt that holds the jack in its storage place was rusted stuck. You can hear how it saved me here.

Here is a list of the items that I carry:

The linked items in the list are to give you a better description of the item.

Just tried a very unique beer



I was sailing on Friday with some business associates and I got more than I bargained for. As we were motoring towards Long Island Sound on the Mystic River, the owner of the boat offered me a very unique beer. Innis and Gunn was the brand and it is brewed in Scotland. On the bottle it said “smooth scottish beer with hints of toffee, vanilla and oak”.The flavors were very distinct. I am going to have to find out where to buy it. If you like to try different beers or are a little bit of a beer snob, you should give Innis and Gunn a try. Go here to visit their website.

EPISODE 8: Hurricane Irene



In this episode I give you my account of Hurricane Irene. I talk about what happened and what we did to get through a week without power from the grid. I also tell you of some of the ideas that I have implemented since then and some that I still plan on doing in the future. One of the things I plan on doing is making a solar generator large enough to run my freezer indefinitely. I also talked about a water bladder that will fit in a tub for storing potable water during an emergency. The one that I was referring to can be found here.

EPISODE 7: Fractional Reserve Banking and Andrew Jackson’s Bankwar


In this episode I talk about the basics of fractional reserve banking. I give examples of how the system works along with a website that you can interact with and see for yourself how the banksters make money, literally. I also tell the story of President Andrew Jackson and his war with the Second Bank of the United States. I talk about how The Federal Reserve Bank today is very similar with the same influence and power.

Links for this episode

Great article on fractional reserve banking

The detailed story of  Andrew Jackson’s Bankwar

Money as Debt Documentary

Interactive fractional reserve banking model website

EPISODE 6: Computer issues, market madness, and the GOP wants to go back to the gold standard???


Sorry for the long period between podcasts. I stated in the previous podcast and show notes that I would be adhering to a schedule of a Tuesday and Friday show. My laptop rendered itself useless a few days after my last episode. I did some shopping on ebay for a new to me laptop. I found one that would fit my needs and bought it. I then went on vacation for a week that was planned on months ago while my new to me laptop was being shipped. I explain some of the problems that I faced and overcame to move forward. I also talk about what is going on with the precious metals market and the stock market. Why is the Republican establishment looking to adopt a gold standard and audit the fed platform at the convention this month? Listen to this episode to hear what I think the reason could be.

EPISODE 5: What does being self reliant and prepared mean to you?


In this episode I talk about peoples basic needs. I give you examples of what I do to fulfill my basic needs as well as my family. I talk about the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that we are involved with. I also talk about buying local beef once a year and the importance of a generator to protect your investment. I briefly touch on the subject of long term food storage and the importance of having your own garden. I also talk about water and filtration along with having a secondary form of shelter. The new schedule for the show will be Tuesday and Friday nights. Here are some links that are related to today’s show.

CSA’s of the Last Green Valley        This is an example of what CSA’s have to offer

beprepared.com      This is a great long term storage food supplier that I have had very good experience with.

berkeyfilters.com    This is the Berkey water filter site.

EPISODE 4: Changing and fixing that flat tire


In this episode of The Yankee Podcast I talk to you about changing a flat tire. I tell you step by step how to go about preparing for the inevitable flat tire. From finding a safe level surface to getting back on the road. I also explain how to plug a tire if need be. One thing that I did not mention in the podcast is that it is not advisable to plug a tire in its sidewall, only the tread area of the tire is recommended.

EPISODE 3: The 2nd Amendment


A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

In today’s show I give my perspective on the political rhetoric in the wake of the massacre that took place in Aurora, CO. I play a clip of then, US Attorney Eric Holder from 1995 in a speech announcing a public campaign to brainwash the school age youth of our country to think about guns differently. I also mention the attempted robbery in an internet cafe in Ocala, FL that was foiled by a patron who was exorcizing his right to defend himself by carrying concealed. Please watch the video by clicking here. I have not seen much coverage at all on the incident. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of the victims of the shooting in Aurora, CO. 

EPISODE 2:Selling on Ebay



This Podcast gives the inexperienced Ebayer the basics of selling your unwanted items on Ebay. I talk about setting up your Ebay and Paypal accounts as well as the different types of auction listings. I also discuss the importance of a well detailed item description. Please leave your comments below and feel free to email me carl at theyankeepodcast.com