Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #105
Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #105. Ms. Lucy and I would like to thank you for stopping by to check out this weeks newsletter. We know you could be doing many other things with your time. So thank you for sharing it with us. You may have noticed I haven't been mentioning biscuits and gravy lately. Well, let me simply say the KETO monster has invaded the kitchen cabinets. This is a good thing I must admit. Wilson told me I needed to listen to Ms. Lucy and stop eating biscuits and gravy and eat healthy things like nuts. I asked Wilson if he had ever tried squirrel gravy before and he stopped pestering me.
Please take a minute to read the prayer list at the end of the newsletter. We have several Patriots in need of our thoughts and prayers right now.
Everyday is a good day and waking up to the many blessings before us certainly makes one feel pretty grateful. We are living through historic times in our great nation. I am very blessed to be sharing it with you. Here at Hope for Survival we hit a significant date where we passed our 2nd Anniversary. Where has time gone? It has been great to say the least. I have learned so much from so many of you and the biggest blessing to me are all the new Patriot sisters and brothers I now have in my life. I am truly blessed. Like Ms. Jan at Carolina Readiness Supply said a few weeks ago, "I do believe our paths are crossing at this time for a reason." Amen to that.
I wanted to share with you the amazing gift that was sent to HFS by East Coast Gal to mark the achievement of hitting the two year mark. Like several of you, she has been on this journey since day 1. What a ride it has been. Check out the beautiful embroidering work she completed below. I can't threat a needle so this is pretty amazing work to me. More importantly, HFS thanks you more than words can relate. Thanks to everyone for your support.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – We had Zoom Rally #50 as HFS continues the Thursday night series discussing preparedness related topics like gardening, building preparedness groups and leadership to name a few. After two straight weeks of special guest, we took a break from guest to focus on some home remedies shared by our NC Patriot sister.. Thank you much Ms. J. Mrs. Kim Fletter will be back on April 22, 2021 to continue sharing he wealth of knowledge with the group. 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.
Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:
Facebook – Hope for Survival
YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival
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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 is 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. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. 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 and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week –
This is a very busy week at Hope for Survival with lots of road time to see awesome Patriot sisters and brothers. One of the things that makes the distance covered so great is spring has sprung and the trees are turning green, the flowers are colorful and Ms. Lucy's roses are starting to bloom beautifully at the home base. Aside from the heavy pollen it is great to be outside.
I started the week in Huntsville, transited through Crossville, TN to spend time with Festus and Mrs. Festus and meet two new Patriots, rolled off the Cumberland Plateau to my home base for a couple days. Then packed up training materials and headed south. I had the honor of stopping in at Carolina Readiness Supply and spending some time with Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill which is always a treat. Then journeyed up the street to break bread with Waynesville area HFS Patriots. This is always a treat. Then departed and headed west to GA for two days of HFS fun and work. It is great to see all the HFS Patriots and even better that we all survived the pas year, healthy and alive. Amen to that.
I got to meet up with three Patriots in Huntsville, AL to break bread and talk preparedness for a few hours before leaving Alabama. It was a good meeting on team building and sharing skills amongst group members. We talked about conducting hands on training where members could attend training at different sites to learn from the many skills offered by group members. This is important. It is much easier to learn when doing and seeing the task first hand. We discussed ways to make this happen.
It was great to visit Mrs. Festus and Festus and see all the work they have accomplished since my last visit. We had a great meeting to discuss things going on within HFS and the calendar going forward. We spent a lot of time talking about the current status of our nation and where we thought things are headed. It is not a rosy picture to be perfectly honest. Mrs. Festus put together an amazing spread for lunch. Thank you much for the amazing steaks, Mrs. Festus. You always do an amazing job. I got to meet two new Patriots who bring a wealth of talent and knowledge to the Crossville group. It was an honor to meet them. We had a good conversation on communications and expanding communication capabilities. I look forward to working together.. As always, time went to fast and it was time to depart the plateau and head to my home in East TN. We agreed we need to do this more often. Through the past eleven or so years and thousands of topics and political storms where things often seems so negative, we seem to find things to laugh about during our time together. I hope you can do the same. Staying grounded and helping those around you to stay grounded is important for your sanity.
I made it home just in time to watch another beautiful sunset over the TN mountains. If you have never witnessed it, it can be breathtaking to see. Everything is green and healthy from all the rain in March and April. The fruit trees and berry bushes are blooming. It is always good to be home, right? I don't know what excites me more, the weeks worth of growing grass or the Amazon boxes waiting on me. Life is good. Though the stay is short, home is the happy place. Ms. Lucy and I are blessed to live amongst good neighbors and several Patriot sisters and brothers who help look after things while we are away. Thank you so much.
I got to visit briefly with two of my Patriot neighbors and it was great to see them. We had a quick discussion regarding the current ongoing crisis in Ukraine and what could potentially be the start of a European war that could escalate globally. Russia currently has 80,000 troops amassed at the Ukrainian border along with tanks and bomber jets with nuclear capability. Russia has stated they will not allow Ukraine to join NATO which appears to be coming soon. We also discussed Heritage Life Skills and plans f