Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #103. Ms. Lucy and I would like to thank you for stopping by to check out this weeks newsletter. We wish each of you a blessed and Happy Easter. He Is Risen and we are blessed people. Never forget that.
We hope you all had a safe and blessed week. Many areas received above average amounts of rain and heavy winds. Our prayers go out to the fine folks in Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia who sustained tornadoes and water damage from the storms.
If you are paying attention to the news this week it was another week of change. With threats of Executive Orders on gun control and Covid-19 passports, the future landscape of our nation could change drastically and very quickly. Are you ready? I don't know about you but it certainly seems the elected officials in Washington D.C. seems to have forgotten the will and desires of the American people. Hopefully other state governors will follow the lead of Governor DeSantis of Florida and sign legislation to protect the citizens of Florida. This could be a huge positive for the nation if other states will domino Florida's lead.
HFS 2nd Annual March Madness Donation Drive March 1-31, 2021 - Closed - The HFS Annual Donation drive for 2021 is closed. The goal was achieved at 109% of the targeted total. Ms. Lucy and I sends a huge "THANK YOU" for the donations received. Blessings.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – We had Zoom Rally #48 as HFS continues the Thursday night series discussing preparedness related topics like gardening, building preparedness groups and leadership to name a few. We enjoyed a very special guest in #48 with Mrs. Kim Fletter who joined us to speak about Agenda 2030, the United Nations Charter, and other important topics involving everything taking place in our great nation and the world. Thanks, Ms. Kim for your time to join and share your amazing knowledge with us. If you aren't attending these rallies you are certainly missing out. A favorite feature of mine is the "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.
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 –
In the past I have shared information about the development of our neighborhood security team. I do this in the hope it will encourage you to do the same in your area. This is not as easy as picking up the phone and calling Amazon Prime for a quick delivery. Here is what we have going on to date:
Our community security and preparedness efforts continues upward in the right direction weekly. Our security team had it's second meeting with our county Sheriff last evening to present our Team Mission Statement that laid out our mission, goals, and focus to help and support our community to be self-reliant and support our county first responders as needed. The presentation went well and our Sheriff stated "he wished other neighboring communities would do the same as our group to establish a preparedness group. He briefed our group on current crime trends taking place in the county and neighboring city of Knoxville, TN 30 miles away. We then discussed some federal level issues of concern and the Sheriff shared that our county became a sanctuary county about 18 months ago. He shared some other information that I'm not at liberty to place here.
We are focused in the near future on command and control communications between our neighborhood team and local first responders during times of need and support outside our team. We discussed with the Sheriff the desire to get our county 911 Call Center leader to one of our meetings, along with a local fire and EMT representative. We also expressed a desire to conduct a "crawl, walk, run" type exercise within our neighborhood and use volunteer residents to role play a accident scenario to test communications and allow our neighborhood security team element to work on skills noted in our mission statement. He stated he would support us fully as needed. It was also briefed we would invite our small town first responders to our neighborhood summer cook-out to mingle and meet neighbors.
Fellow Patriots you need to get out and meet your county Sheriff ASAP. This is critical to you and your community going forward. If you have questions on developing your neighborhood team and community involvement please email me with your questions.
This is a rough step-by-step process taken to establish and build our neighborhood security team -
- Built Security Plan for neighborhood and held on to it until the time was right to start process
- Met with neighborhood Patriot to share concept and request support to move this process along when I was not available and out of town.
- Identified vetted individuals for first meeting to share concept of neighborhood security team
- Established time, date, and location to hold first meeting to present a plan to participants
- Conducted meeting to present information, chat, and start the team bonding process. The first meetings are critical to communicate and determine support and committed mind-set to the effort. If the mind-set is not committed, the effort will be waisted. You may only get one shot at this project.
- Discussed need for future meetings to continue team building and bonding with members
- Started process to lay out needs and requirements of the team
- Team members secured communication equipment and brought to meeting
- Established P..A.C.E. plan for team communications via text, radio, cell phone and in person
- Identified skills held by team members and family members in the community (Docs, nurses)
- Conduct radio checks weekly before attending team meeting
- Texting between team members occurs as needed to get out messages to team members
- Discuss centralized location to store procured equipment as it is secured for the team
- Conduct first meeting with the county Sheriff to share team concept as Neighborhood Watch
- Sheriff provides several neighborhood Watch signs and has them installed in our chosen areas
- Continue developing Team Mission Statement as Disaster Preparedness Program with Neighborhood Watch Team (Security)
- Patriot sister and brother authored a short cover letter using DHS and FEMA recommendations on food and water and distributes to neighbors along with checklist from County Sheriff to document valuable property held by the family to secure in a safe in the event of fire or theft. This allows our element to make direct contact with neighbors for the first time. This allows team to gauge reaction of neighbors to the concept. 95% positive
- Continue weekly meetings to finalize mission statement to share with County Sherriff soon. Discuss needs of the team, training, and available resources to support the team
- Meet with County Sheriff for second meeting. Present Mission Statement. It's a go. Sheriff will also support getting County EMA to come provide CPR training to our team members.
- Soon, literature from FEMA will be handed out to neighbors for family preparedness and those with disabilities to develop plans also.
- Summer - Conduct table top exercise amongst team to test communications and response during a simulated emergency.
- Summer - Conduct actual exercise with local police and EMA responders to test communications between neighborhood incident command and local 911 Call Center. This will be something along the line of natural disaster with trees down blocking roads in to our area. Neighborhood team will work to cut and remove downed trees until it is discovered downed power lines. A medical emergency from the disaster will also be taking place which will require bringing in a medical chopper to evacuate the person for medical care. We have pre-identified a primary location a simulated chopper can land. This scenario will test communications, disaster response team to remove trees, neighborhood med team, and security element. Keep in mind these are all volunteers.
- Summer - Neighborhood cookout to spend time with neighbors and also introduce first responders who support our neighborhood.
As you can see, time and dedication is required from team members for meeting and accomplishing task between meetings. There is a list of positives I could note from this process but the one single one I will mention is the bonding taking place between our team members which will spread throughout our community. Dedicated team of volunteers to protect and establish and protect a self-reliant neighborhood.
I owe a huge thanks to my Patriot brother for pushing the envelope to move this effort in the right direction and keeping it moving all the times I am out of town. Thank you fine sir. Aim High!!!
Okay, lets move along to the news…
Preparedness News –
1. From Deep South Homestead - https://youtu.be/oNjfVEEE9sI - Have you ever thought of vermiculture? Check this out.
2. From Ashley Adamant - Practical Self-Reliance - Black Eyed Susan Medicinal Uses (practicalselfreliance.com)- This is another one to print and add to your personal printed library.
3. From Tom Marlowe - Survival Sullivan - So, What Color Berries Are Safe To Eat? | Survival Sullivan - Here is another document you may wish to print and keep in your library. This may be something to share with your grandchildren on a day out in the woods.
4. From Linda Loosli - Food Storage Moms - How to Garden With 5-Gallon Buckets - Food Storage Moms - More and more people are moving from earth gardening to boxes, buckets, and ladder boxes. The author offers some great suggestions on gardening in a bucket.
5. From Mr. B - Survival Blog - There are five stages of “being”. These are my Five Cs of Prepping (survivalblog.com) - Good read from the author on the 5 C's of preparing.
6. From Susan Patterson - Nutrition Watchdog - Potentially Fatal Bacteria Found on Potatoes, Lemons, Limes and Oranges - thenutritionwatchdog.com - Take Note. Food recall could be in your local supermarkets. Check it out.
Other News –
1. From Mario Murillo - Mario Murillo Ministries (wordpress.com) - The great awakening is occurring in Modesto, CA. Hundreds of young Democrats are turning on the machine and turning their life to Christ. Going door to door to promote their new found faith.
2. FTALK ABOUT COVID-19, mRNA BIOWEAPON, IVERMECTIN, & THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN D - DR. RYAN COLE (bitchute.com)rom Dr. Ryan Cole - You don't want to miss this video by Dr. Cole. This is worth your time.
3. From Daniel Horowitz - From the Blaze - Horowitz: The coming death match against vaccine passports in the states – TheBlaze - Excellent article from DH at the Blaze. Another view on what is believed to be coming regarding the vaccine passport. When it hits folks can't say we didn't warn them.
4. From Mario Murillo - Mario Murillo Ministries - •Mario Murillo Ministries (wordpress.com) - With all the negative news, this is uplifting and worth reading.
5. From Brandon Smith - Zero Hedge - Gaslighting: How Leftists Demonize And Demoralize Their Opposition | ZeroHedge - This goes along with what I shared to the Zoom group last evening. That being, the right side conservatives are focused on what the rule of law says while the left is stream rolling anything and everything in its path while ignoring the rules of the land. When will the right realize the cookies are about stolen from their jar and protect what remains?
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. 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.
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 our sister Patriot in the Cumberland Plateau who had knee replacement surgery and now starts the recovery and rehabilitation process. Prayers to her and her family for a successful surgery and recovery. Please pray for our Patriot sister in the Asheville area who has been sick for over a month. 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 continues recovering from back surgery. Please pray for our Sister Patriot in Huntsville, AL who took a fall in January and is still going through numerous medical procedures to get to a point of recovering. Please pray for our Sister Patriot in NC who will undergo surgery in early April to hopefully fix a prolonged medical issue that causes her pain constantly. Prayers to her and her husband for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. 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. Keep charging.
Bravo Echo Out,