Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #101. Thanks for stopping by to check out this weeks newsletter. i hope you survived the storms okay and didn't have any storm damage from winds or flooding. The trials of life are coming at us in all directions. How we handle them is what is important.
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Thursday Zoom Rallies – We had Zoom Rally #46 as HFS continues the Thursday night series discussing preparedness related topics like gardening, building preparedness groups and leadership to name a few. If you aren't attending these rallies you are certainly missing out. The rally had a great speaker this week covering wound care, over the counter care and bug out care. We then covered a very important topic titled "Are you ready?" We then moved to our "chatter that matters" segment of the evening where all attendees can discuss any and all preparedness topics on their mind. Thanks to everyone who could attend. A big thanks to our guest speaker for her outstanding research, information and practical care. .
Heritage Life Skills will be held May 21-23, 2021 and registration started March 1, 2021. More information about Carolina Readiness Supply and Heritage Life Skills 2021 is provided in the following link to HFS YouTube page. (266) Hope For Survival - YouTube Here is my conversation with Ms. Jan discussing Heritage Life Skills 2021.
If you have never attended a Heritage Life Skills you are missing out. Here is a link to the website and registration page where you can find this years schedule, instructor bios and classes being offered. Carolina Readiness: A Preparedness & Survival Store.
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Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week –
A Patriot brother buried a loved one this week after a long period of health issues and decline. Death always impacts family members heavily and as an outsider it is hard to see the broken hearts amongst loved ones. I don't pretend to know what feelings each may be feeling. These loved ones knew this man for forty plus years by the name given at birth. He was a husband, father, step-father, grandfather and friend to many. A good man. An honorable man. This is the man many grew to love and now faced his passing.
There was another part of the story to this man that was so often untold. He was a warrior, as we liked to call people of his caliber who had a dedicated unspoken history. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served this great nation in the United States Navy. He served in ways many couldn't imagine. Stories that went untold to most and nightmares that never went away. It was chapters in his book of life that few would know and they would be buried to close the chapter and end the nightmares once and for all.
Full military honors sent this warrior away to eternal life in a much better place with peace, no illness or nightmares. As his body appeared at peace in the coffin, the beautiful red, white, and blue, American flag draped perfectly over the coffin. The white stars stood out so perfectly against the stripes. There is always a special connection between veterans and the American flag. Even when veterans hardly know one another and served in different periods of history in different parts of the world, there is still a common bond and connection. It has always been hard to explain what it is and maybe it doesn't have words. It is just mutual respect, honor, integrity, commitment, love for a nation and our fellow man, and service before self in all that we do. I can't speak for other veterans but I would imagine it is much the same. A hand shake and stare in to one another's eyes told the story.
As the clouds opened up and the heavy rains dropped around the ceremony, my mind went miles away to imagine this warrior standing soaked in the monsoons so often in South Vietnam or a place near by No, not today. I don't imagine he heard the 21 Gun Salute that was rendered as the highest honor upon him. Hearing the gunfire still rattles me to the core of my being. This day was for this warrior. An unknown military member stood in the rain and played Taps. The echoing power of each note played overshadowed each drop of rain. No longer was it the monsoons in South Vietnam. he was now being laid to rest at home in America in the beautiful mountains of East TN.
The flag was folded and passed to his loving wife with sentiments of a grateful nation for his service. To many it is a flag that represents our nation. For this Navy veteran this particular flag represents much more. His nightmares and untold stories are put to rest on this day and the memory of his sacrifices are sealed once and for all within our nations beautiful flag.
Warrior, your tour of duty is over. May you have peace now.
To my Patriot brother, I'm so proud of you for your strength, courage and words of respect you spoke of this warrior to honor him. Your plate has been full for weeks and you have been the backbone for many to do, get, decide, and deliver. As your Patriot brother I commend and respect you for your strength and delivery in these trying times. As a veteran I salute you for sending this Warrior home with the respect and honor he earned and deserved. Thank you.
During this weeks Thursday night Zoom rally our Patriot Sister from NC shared some great information on over the counter medical care to consider adding to your personal resources. Here's a few of the items to check out.
- Nexcare Tegaderm Waterproof Transparent Dressing - Amazon.com: Nexcare Tegaderm Waterproof Transparent Dressing, Provides protection to minor burns, cuts, blisters and abrasions, 10 Ct, Assorted Sizes: Health & Personal Care
- Polymem Non Adhesive Pads - Amazon.com: Polymem 4" x 4" Non-Adhesive Pad (Pack of 3) Wound Dressing: Health & Personal Care
- Silver Miracles Colloidal Silver Gel - Amazon.com : Colloidal Silver Cream - 4oz : Beauty
- Dr. Med Silver Calcium Alginate dressing - Amazon.com : Colloidal Silver Cream - 4oz : Beauty
- Xeroform Non Adhering Dressing - Amazon.com: Dukal 214 Xeroform Petrolatum Gauze, Sterile, 2" W x 2" L (Pack of 25): Industrial & Scientific
Lastly, here is an excellent video to assist you in identifying and packing out some over the counter meds for your first aid kit that goes in your Bug out Bag.
For the HFS Thursday evening group I would like to pass a big thank you to our Patriot sister for her efforts, time, and information shared to the group.
Okay, lets move along to the news…
Preparedness News –
1. From - The Editors - The Old Farmers Almanac - Vegetable Seedling Identification: Pictures and Descriptions of Common Vegetables | The Old Farmer's Almanac - For anyone just starting the process of gardening this is a great article and website to tag and use. Check it out. (Thanks to our Huntsville Patriot Brother for this submission)
2. From Tom Marlowe - Survival Sullivan - 20 Important Survival Items You Forgot Exist | Survival Sullivan - This is a good list to consider. I have most of these items already in my resources and a few are in my Bug Out Bag as well. Check it out and see what you may desire having in your magic bag to help you in times of need.
3. From Daisy Luther - The Organic Prepper - Americans Aren't Experiencing REAL Shortages Yet - The Organic Prepper - Would it be fair to say a shortage is a shortage? The shelves may be sort of resources or the shopper may be short of cash to buy the resources. Right? Either way, the shopper leaves the store empty handed. I do believe that is impact on the shopper regardless of the reason.
4. From Ashely Adamant - The Practical Self-Reliance - Poisonous Berries ~ A Forager’s Guide (practicalselfreliance.com) - This is a great article to read and possibly print out. Especially if you are near a wooded area. And, if you have children.
5. From Marie Beausoleil - Just Plain Cooking - Heat Tolerant Plants For Your Hot Climate Garden (justplaincooking.ca) - Many of the HFS PENL readers are located in the southern US of A. You may wish to check out this article and consider some of the recommendations the writer offers.
6. From Steve Nubie - Homestead Survival Site - How To Make Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalapenos) (homesteadsurvivalsite.com) - This recipe sounds extremely good....if you like jalapenos.....I do. Ms. Lucy does not. Hmmm.
Other News –
1. From Linda Loosli - Food Storage Moms - Fear Can Fuel Transformation - Food Storage Moms - If you haven't figured it out yet, aside from talking about things to eat, discussions on the mind and how it works is one of my favorite topics. How we will react to events ahead will be controlled and driven by our mind. Now is the time to educate and train our minds on information that will hopefully change how we think and react.
2. From Danny M - Alpha Survivalist - How Does an Emergency Crisis Affect a City | Alpha Survivalist - We often don't give much thought to this topic. Something we all may wish to check out and give consideration. Remember the list we talked about in Thursday Zoom....the final shopping list on D Day?
3. From Foxnews - Suspect in deadly Atlanta shooting spree stopped by trooper with PIT maneuver: report | Fox News - Don't be surprised to see this type event start occurring more frequently as major Government legislation on gun control appears on the table. We pray for those impacted by this terrible event and all others. Just remember, it's not the guns that perform these events, it is evil unstable individuals creating the hate and pulling the trigger.
4. From Survival Blog Contributor - Survival Blog - The Next Two Years -- Turmoil Ahead. The ‘Defund the Police’ meme (survivalblog.com) - This is a good read and perspective on the authors view of what tomorrow could be like. Are you ready?
5. From Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics - Market Talk – March 16, 2021 | Armstrong Economics - With so many things going on in America and the world, I hope you are staying focused on the global financial situation, mounting debt and talks of a global reset. Do you have a plan in place to protect yourself?
That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters.
Thanks for your emails and messages. I enjoy hearing from you throughout the week and sharing your preparedness projects and accomplishments. i was happy to receive so many messages and emails in regards to the "Are you Prepared - Spiritually" message I shared during the Thursday evening Zoom. Share with your family and friends and bring them aboard to get prepared. I also want to thank those who purchased a copy of my book this week.
Thanks for your time to read the PENL and hanging out with us for a while. We all have different desires in news and what we read at different points in our day. Hopefully HFS has provided information to stimulate your thinking and the realities around us. It is important for you to keep your feet and minds grounded as the world continues towards an unknown destination. In my Thoughts for the Week I bounce around to share what's on my mind for the week. I try to stay positive and upbeat and often thoughts are unrelated to preparedness and about life. I continue to be cautious to what I post simply to avoid the "woke" radar. Bot because of what I believe and feel, but to prolong access to the HFS website that I can reach out to many.
Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. We pray for good health and wisdom. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation. Please pray for the former President and his family. May your faith remain strong and answers to the unknown provided. God is good and may our prayers blanket and protect you and your circumstances. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots. Please pray for many who continue to struggle through this period in our history. Please pray for our Patriot sister in the Asheville area who has been sick for over a two weeks. Pray you gain strength, get your health back soon. Prayers for strength and good health for your husband as well. Please pray for our Patriot brother in North GA who underwent back surgery and is now home mending. May each day be a new day of strength and mobility. Please pray for Festus and his family as they recover from the passing of a close loved one who was a Vietnam veteran and a warrior amongst warriors. Please pray for wisdom, energy, and efforts as the Carolina Readiness crew puts the final touches on the upcoming Heritage Life Skills event. May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. We must continually pray for the unsaved, our family and friends who live each day without the protection for eternal life and salvation. Amen
As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community and nation needs us now more than ever. We can't bury our heads in the sand and hope it will pass over. The hole will only get deeper. The headwinds are strong against us but we must keep charging. Have a safe week. Don't allow the events around us to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on hope. Remember we are a blessed nation and we must continue to be great people today and make a better tomorrow.
Bravo Echo Out,