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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #111

Updated: May 28, 2021

Fellow Patriots,

Happy Memorial Day. Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #111. Thanks for stopping by to spend some of your time with us at HFS. May 2021 has come and gone and now we close out another month. Do you ever look back to the previous month and ask yourself, are you better prepared now than the previous month? Just a thought.

We had a busy week starting with Heritage Life Skills last weekend. Exciting times as HFS continues to grow with like minded preparers. Thanks for being a part of it. I can do the networking and work behind the scenes but I need each of you in your communities to plant the seeds to help others get prepared. Together we can do great things.

Heritage Life Skills 2021 - I don't know about you but I can't believe it is in the past now. After so much anticipation to get here, it arrived and is now history. I can't thank Ms. Jan, Mr. Bill, and CRS enough for another outstanding event. Many fail to consider the amount of work that must happen to make these events work. I also want to thank all the HFS families who traveled from many different states to attend. I believe the most western state was Oklahoma and the most northern state was Massachusetts. I got to spend time talking with the family from Oklahoma who brought their entire family to attend, and my firefighter brother from Cape Cod. Great to see you all. In ways, HLS is like a preparedness family reunion.

The nice thing about HLS is how the preparedness family adds new members. Several past attendees who attended 2021 stopped by to attend a class or just to say hello. I shared a unique story on the most recent HFS YouTube video regarding a past attendee who is now a full blown preparer. Great stories taking place that never gets told. Keep it up.

My count is probably off a couple but my best count was about 50 to 55 HFS Zoomers attending the three day event. It was so good to see everyone again. I hope we can work out a way to maybe get together quarterly to break bread and include some of you to do training for the group. Thank your for supporting this great event. I don't have to ask if you departed on Sunday with your brain filled and overflowing with new information. Hopefully everyone arrived home timely and safe. We missed our Patriot sister and Patriot brother from Atlanta who had to depart early due to the loss of a family member. We are very sorry for your loss and we missed you throughout the weekend. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you.

For HFS specifically it was great. Exhausting but exciting. After teaching nine classes and about 300 preparers passing through the classes, I was whooped and my voice was failing me. Did I hear a hand clap? LOL Kidding ya. We picked up about 150 or so new HFS members and sold about 250 or more, books.

I can't give my wife enough thanks for helping me before and after classes to handle book sales and answer questions while I tried to drink water and collect my marbles for the next class topic. Oh, and chat with folks as well. Thank you, Ms. Lucy. I also thank my Patriot sister from Hickory who stepped in to help me when Ms. Lucy was tied up or in another class. Thank you. You should sign up and go on the HFS traveling road circus with us.

HLS is a great time to network and meet new like minded people in your community. The desire to get prepared seems to be growing as apparent by the number of new faces at HLS 2021. The numbers I mentioned above are not for me or HFS. I'm pointing this out because all these new people are in communities around us. Some close and some not so close. Over the coming months HFS will continue attempting to build teams in multiple communities to support individuals and families wanting to prepare. I will help start new teams and go on the road to do training and risk assessments as requested but I can only do so much in the time available. So I will be reaching out to many of you to support these individuals who are near you. Nothing new, just more preparers available.

The HFS family at the Pre-HLS HFS rally.
Teaching one of five topics and nine classes. Always a great time.
A final farewell to the remaining HFS family before going separate ways.

Book 1 in the HFS series is focused on building preparedness plans to survive, Book II focuses on preparing yourself. Preparing your mental toolbox to stay outside the box and left of bang. Check it out. Book II is $10 plus shipping. You can purchase a signed copy at this link: Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family ( Make sure to click on the link to the right if you desire a copy of The Mindset.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – There was no zoom meeting this week and it will resume next Thursday evening with a special guest speaker. I'm sorry to cancel this week's rally but I was out of town. Join us next week and check out our special guest. Hope you can attend.

New members to HFS - Several of you emailed wanting to do the zoom rallies. Awesome. I will be reaching out to all of you in the next couple weeks with information on a new zoom group starting around July time frame. Instead of trying to manage a larger zoom group which takes away a lot of the personal touch, I want to do a second zoom and run the group through the same series of training as the first group. The zoom platform is a great method to learn but even better event to grow together with the other preparers. This is important. More to follow.

Hope for Survival YouTube - I posted a new video to the page titled The Coming Summer where I discuss some thoughts on Heritage Life Skills briefly and thoughts on what could be ahead during the summer months. If you haven't already subscribed to the page, please consider doing so. This informs you when HFS post a new video. Thanks for your consideration.