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Patriot Express Newsletter #75

Fellow Patriots,

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #75. Thanks for stopping by to spend time checking out the newsletter. Ms. Lucy and I appreciate your time each week.

We hope you had a safe and blessed week. Are you getting to enjoy any of the early morning autumn temperatures yet? We are enjoying mid to low 50s here near the great Smokey Mountains of TN. The afternoon temps remain warm, but the beauty of the mornings is story book for sure. We truly are blessed people indeed. The world offers many beautiful places, but I do believe we must appreciate God’s beautiful creations placed before us. We have so much negative news surrounding our days and it can be over whelming for many. Remember to take a deep breath, close your eyes, and find that positive place around you to be thankful for.

Okay, lets get a little business out of the way for our first-time visitors….

For the newcomers to the website, the foundation of Hope for Survival is my book, by the same title. If you would like to a copy of Hope for Survival How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security, Could Save Your Life, at this link. All proceeds from book sales goes to charity to support a local foodbank in our region. Thank you to everyone who purchased books.

The basic platform for HFS is this:

Hope for Survival Mission – To help individuals and families get prepared.

Hope for Survival Goal – Help as many people as possible become self-reliant.

The book is a basic framework to get you started in Preparedness, but you should continue to build upon the basic-foundation and processes. The theme, Hope for Survival, is built around the book, with the PENL, the HFS website containing over 390 articles and folders set up for specific topics, online and in-resident training, and Zoom rallies conducted each Thursday evening.

My desire and hopefully yours is to help the individual, the family and team, and the community. Why? Who covers your back while you sleep? Who protects you while you work in your garden or tend to livestock or work on your ham radio antenna? Do you plan to sleep with one eye open? How many tasks on your list requires two or more people?

I want to thank you for your support and continued visits to the HFS website. I want to welcome the new readers to the HFS family and our ongoing mission to be prepared and self-reliant. Help us build the HFS following by recommending or bringing a family member or friend to our effort of preparedness and self-reliance.


Hope for Survival Podcast – One of the areas HFS provides training opportunities is through the HFS YouTube channel. We currently have about 25 short training type Podcast on the Hope for Survival YouTube channel covering numerous topics of interest to help in your preparedness planning. Consider bringing a friend or family member and check it out. If you like what you viewed, hit “like” and consider subscribing so you are notified when I post something new. The number of subscribers and likes helps me determine trends and where folks spend time. The purpose of the YouTube videos is to get information to you, the preparer.

You can visit the Hope for Survival YouTube page at:

Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS continues the Thursday HFS Zoom Virtual rallies weekly. We completed week 23 with a great Zoom meeting. After some weekly news we had a group discussion on the current status of America and the things we are seeing. We covered some preparedness topics and answered questions on the topics. Once the short briefs are completed, we have our weekly “Chatter that Matters” session with the attendees.

If you have interest in attending a Thursday evening “Hope for Survival” Zoom virtual training event please email me at to get on the distribution list for attendance information. This is a great group and platform to learn and build friendships. The virtual conference room access information will not be posted in open on the website for OPSEC reasons.

Moving along …

We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.

Ding, Ding, Ding...."Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site are not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay.) When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope."

Let’s move along …

Breaking News - Justice RB Ginsburg dead at 87. May God bless her soul and comfort her family.

Thoughts for the week

Ms. Lucy and I had the honor of having dinner with Jager and Mrs. Jager this week. Always a treat and full of laughs. Jager has his own unique style and it does qualify for many laughs. While sharing a great meal we discussed the current state of affairs in our nation and what we think the future may hold. I like to hear other perspectives and opinions because it keeps my mind fresh and flowing with additional perspectives.

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A short notice opportunity allowed me to cruise over to Tellico Plains, TN and grab lunch and some time with two very special Patriots who happened to be in the area from North, Georgia. It was great to see you again and spend time breaking bread and chatting. Thanks for lunch and the time we had together to catch up and talk preparedness. Amazing how much we covered in a short period of time...ham radios, night vision, security, food preparedness, and team building. It was great. By the way brother Patriot, the song you offered up at the table was pretty good as well. You and Festus just may have a good traveling road act if you ever stop preparing. Thanks again for lunch.

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The drumbeat grows louder, and the voices grow in numbers; civil war, racial strife, hate, and destruction echoes loudly across any and every media source. Heck, now we are hearing White House voices talking about a Republican Presidential loss would mean Democrats then killing Republicans. We have witnessed two occasions where the anarchist displayed guillotines in the streets. Not that this is new because many of us witnessed stories of guillotines during the previous administration around 2012 time-period. Now I’m not saying these are the same ones purchased back in 2012. I’m seeing topics Festus and I started reading and discussing nearly ten years ago. This week I purposely researched the topic of an American Civil War II and discovered over 17 different main stream and alternative news voices stating regardless of the election results, a civil war looms in our near future. What do you think?

And then we have the other group. One may ask “what is that strange noise?” It is the roar of the many who are snoozing. Taking a nap. Watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island and Gun Smoke and eating Doritos and drinking diet soda. Those who consistently harp and complain about why Trump is not doing this or doing that. Why does he not use the military? Harp, harp, harp. Wining in unison with the other 90% like the world is listening. I share a simple smile and ask, “so what are you doing about it?” I hear a sigh and the words “there is nothing I can do but vote.” The loud buzzer goes off in my head and I think ding, ding, ding, and the words “Houston, we have a winner.” As I feel my blood pressure elevating slightly, I kindly ask the question for the 1,000,000,000,000,000 time, “are you or have you completed any preparedness steps or plans based on how bad you told me things are over the past hour?” Crickets. Silence echoes across the room. Nothing other than the facial skin tone turning red. No consideration to maybe taking steps to be self-reliant during this period and only continued dependence on a broken system.

Not to sound rude, but what part of “you better start preparing your family” don’t people understand or get? Seriously. My point here is the 4th quarter is well underway and folks are still sleeping or playing grab-but on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other devices. What makes this even funnier is the amount of energy people burn arguing and watching videos on Facebook to all the wrongs being conducted against their beliefs.

We must keep a positive outlook and have hope that things will reverse course. The nation is falling apart daily, state by state, city by city, ruthless actions caught on camera knowingly by thugs and misfits knowing they will be released if put in jail. The day is quickly approaching where the help and resources could be no longer available for many.

The doorbell rings, ding-dong, and truly, no one is home. I continue asking “when will people start preparing?” Don't forget, address your personal spiritual, physical and psychological well being. Trust me, those around you will be depending on it.


We are approaching the last leg of the 2020