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Patriot Express Newsletter #187

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #187. We appreciate you stopping by to spend some of your valuable time this first weekend of November. What's the big news of the week? Hmmm, we finally got some rain? Potential diesel fuel shortages coming? Tennessee travels to GA for a No 1 vs No 3 afternoon game that I will miss while at the HFS Rally? I got to spend time with about ten HFS Patriots prior to the HFS Rally coming up? Yep, I'm happier than biscuits smothered in breakfast gravy surrounded by fried eggs, grits, and cooked apples. Smile, we are blessed people.

I'm in a really good mood so this newsletter should be fun. Hey, don't miss the article submitted by Festus in this edition. Ol Mountain man put together some good thoughts and strapped them to a pigeon and flew them off the mountain to my inbox.

Halloween started early in San Francisco it appears. A man dressed in his underwear carrying zip ties while yelling for Ms. Nancy was arrested after assaulting Mr. Nancy with a hammer. What a trick or treat greeting this must have seemed like. Seems he was a MAGA fan according to the news release. Hmmm. Hard to believe a MAGA fan actually ventured to San Francisco just to trick or treat.

I think my cell phone is possessed. My phone has news alerts pop up on its own without choosing from Yahoo news. I don't click or read the articles, but I find it interesting how skewed and left leaning their headlines will read. Has anyone else heard the new Prime Minister from the UK speak yet? He just spoke from the WEF or World Economic Forum. Oh my. Green bonds being sold by the UK Government? Total Agenda 2030. Speaking of Green Weenies, have you been to a public library lately to walk around and see all the Woke books available for children? Very few on American history. Elementary aged books for how to be an activist. The only thing I remember about being an activist at that young age was putting stuff in a brown lunch bag and lighting in on fire at a neighbor's doorstep on Halloween. Well, actually, I didn't do it, but I was with someone who did. I knew well enough back then how that was a really crappy thing to do. I want you to imagine something just for a second. Imagine if we lived in a time where our national and state elections seemed honest and fair. What would it be like if we had candidates who could debate facts and truth instead of dirt and untruths. I don't know about you, but I have been following two very important races in Georgia and Pennsylvania. What ever happened to accountability and the desire of a human to serve their people without hidden agendas to use a position or platform to obtain personal gains and power over others. I stand back and watch as I think to myself, it is no wonder a good woman/man chooses to not serve their communities any longer.

Our nation is in trouble fellow Patriots. Did you know 1/3 of all US small business could not make their full rent payment in October? The Fed jacked up the interest rate again and the stock market took another dive. The Pentagon confirmed the US has boots on the ground in Ukraine. Iran is shipping ballistic missiles to Russia for their war in Ukraine. Turkey confirmed the cancelled shipment of wheat being carried by Russia for Europe is back in play again. Saudi intelligence warned the US Government they believe Iran is about to attack Saudi Arabia. On a more interesting note, the US Government seemed to have grounded all US military flights, rotary and fixed engine, between Sunday midnight and 7 AM Monday morning. Hmmm. The only thing in the air was a single large drone flying for hours above North Dakota aimed towards Russia's missile field watching the estimated trajectory of a Russian missile launch. How about that. Preparing yet? I mentioned about two years ago how there would be a global crackdown on internet chatter regarding anti-beliefs in current administration ideology. Don't be surprised to see it rolled out soon. Much of this crackdown is believed to be aimed towards Christian beliefs and conversations. Hold on....more to come.

This week's edition will be a bit shorter because my week is packed with travel and putting the final touches on the HFS Autumn Rally in NC on Saturday. I will be in Huntsville, AL for about 24 hours and part of my time will be spent meeting with a Patriot brother and a guest, to discuss current events, and more ways to help others get aboard with preparedness. Have you stopped and given thought to how many true Patriot Americans surround you? I am so lucky and blessed and I don't take it for granted. I just wish my time allotted me more opportunity to see and communication with all of them more often. Just know I am greatful for all of you.

I am giving you enough to think about and consider going forward.

I took a break to go attend a hotdog roast over the fire pit with some of our Bible class friends which included four HFS family members. A perfect night. Fired up the four-wheeler and took off down the road to a beautiful evening. Great weather, great friends, and great food. Fellowship is so important and especially while we live in an out-of-control world. The temp was around 50 at 8 pm and no wind. The fire was glowing below the remaining golden TN leaves. I took out my Android camera and took a few pics using the night vision feature the camera offers. It was fairly amazing to see the pics. Here you go:

Did I mention the pumpkin cake and apple strudel offered for evening deserts?

I spent Saturday driving to the Cumberland Plateau to spend time with Festus and a few new gents to discuss preparedness. It was a great meeting and informative as well. Great to see other likeminded people working in the same direction as Hope for Survival to help people prepare, teach skills, and build a support community. This appears to be happening around the southern US of A equally. This is good news indeed.

Let us move along....

HFS 3rd Annual Autumn Rally - Nov 5, 2022 - 830 AM (Doors Open) Classes - 915 - 530 PM

This year's event will be conducted indoors with two class areas for multiple classes during the day. All instructors are HFS members, and it is great to see them bring some of their skills to share with other members. Below is the tentative schedule.

I'm happy to have a group from Ohio sign up and join us in NC. These events take time and effort but any investment to bring new preparers together and help folks learn skills is a worthy of the effort.

It's not too late to get aboard and join us. Email me and get signed up now.

Tentative Schedule - The schedule is based on information I have today and committed instructors to lead the identified class.

We will open the event with the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer. Any information needing passed along and questions will then be addressed before sending attendees off to start the classes.

Classroom 1 (Enclosed Room) 915 – 1000 – Fermenting Vegetables 1015 – 1100 - Preparing, Packing, and Storing Dry Goods 1115 – 1200 – Suturing, Staples, and IVs 1200 – 1255 Lunch 1255 – Group Picture Main Room 1 – 145 – Building your family/team/community preparedness binder 2 – 245 – Food Calculator 3 – 345 – Suturing, Staples, and IVs 4 – 5 Guest Speaker – John Dyslin – Author Nehemiah Strong - GA 5 – 530 Closing questions and comments Classroom 2 (Open Room) 915 – 1000 – Setting up your Ready/Day Bag - Bring your ready/day bag to class with you

1015 – 1100 - Making Fire Cider and Elderberry Syrup 1115 – 1200 – Security trinkets, gadgets, bells and buzzers 1200 - 1255 Lunch 1255 – Group Picture Main Room 1 – 145 – Digital Ham radio and building Antennas 2 – 245 - Satellite Phone and Bivy Stick (Have your personal sat phone with you in class) - TN 3 – 345 – Resourcing for Preparedness goods 4 – 5 Guest Speaker – John Dyslin – Author Nehemiah Strong - GA 5 – 530 Closing questions and comments

If you plan to attend, email me at the following address:

Training -

Homestead Livestock Summit Registration Page

Self Defense, Self Defense Psychology and Fear Management - November 19 and 20, 2022

Cost: $75.00 Ages 16 and Up - 93 Jones Cove Road, Clyde NC - 10 am - 4 pm

Register at

Regional Training - Skinny Medic

Trauma Class Nov 19 - Easly SC - Skinny Medic Trauma Class Nov 19 | Medical Gear Outfitters

Trauma Class Dec 10 - Easly SC - Skinny Medic Trauma Class Dec 10 | Medical Gear Outfitters

Regional Training - Fruit