Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #109
Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #109. Thanks for stopping by to spend some of your time with us at HFS. It was another busy week at HFS as we push our way towards the end of May. Crazy times we are living through, huh? Mid May and folks are having to cover their gardens and fruit trees for frost protection. Seems a bit crazy for this time of year doesn't it? Then again, what is normal these days.
This is a exciting time of year for HFS as we approach Heritage Life Skills in Waynesville, NC and the annual opportunity to rally with like minded preparers. This is a great opportunity to meet and communicate with great Patriots who offer a wealth of skills and information to learn. When attendees depart after three full days of learning and guest speakers their note pads are full and their minds are over loaded with information. This is a good thing. The best part of the event are all the new friends we meet. I can attest they become family.
Hope for Survival - The Mindset is book two in the HFS series and is available now. You can order the book through this website now. I will also have the book available during Heritage Life Skills in Waynesville, NC, May 20-23, 2021. I would like to thank Ms. Lucy for her time and effort to help me move this project along. I also want to thank Festus, Ms. G and Sir B, Ms. J and Mr. B, and Patriot T.M. for her art work on the cover. Your time and effort means more than words can express.
Book 1 in the HFS series focused on building preparedness plans to survive, Book II focuses on preparing yourself. Preparing your mental toolbox to stay outside the box and left of bang. Check it out. Book II is $10 plus shipping.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – We had Zoom Rally #54 Thursday night discussing preparedness related topics like gardening, building preparedness groups and leadership to name a few. I am really proud of this group for sticking with it weekly. This week we discussed tyranny, the coming drought and the impact it could have on the future of America. 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.
New Hope for Survival YouTube video: The Coming Storm
Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:
Facebook – Hope for Survival
YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival
MeWe: - //mewe.com/p/hopeforsurvival2
Connect and give me a shout. Share with family and friends.
Moving along …
If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional information offered through HFS. https://www.hopeforsurvival.com/post/guest-and-newcomers-information-page
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Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...
Thoughts for the week –
We are witnessing another episode of the unprepared 90% group racing to grab fuel and resources as they panic over the Colonial pipeline hacking and stoppage of fuel supplies from Texas to New Jersey. I talked to three sources this week who informed me there is no fuel shortage and the mass consumer demand for additional fuel is creating the shortage. This should be expected during any announced shortage, demand, and run on goods by the unprepared populace. This has not and does not change through each event where a stoppage or shortage occurs impacting the flow of normal life.
I am pointing this out because once again it proves the point of being prepared. To me it is pretty simple. If one is prepared they do not need to join in the mass rush to stock up on resources. When the 90% crazies rush to grab the last gallon of milk, fuel, or bag of beans, the preparer wants to be at home away from the craziness. Why? Because we are already stocked and prepared for the next potential event that could occur. While the masses focus on the occurring panic and growing shortages the prepared are focused on what other possibilities could come next. Right? Remember, our goal is to remain outside the box and left of bang. In this case, being outside the box is having the needed resources and understanding what is taking place before the panic starts. The left of bang is not going out and joining the masses and potentially ending up potentially trapped in a civil panic. How can you adjust your plans to what could be coming, to include bugging out, if you are mixed in the civil panic and not at home monitoring ongoing events? Think about it.
Fortunately, HFS had intel a few weeks in advance of a predicted fuel shortage coming in June. It remains to be seen if my source was focused on other reasons for the shortage that did not include the Colonial Pipeline hack. How would my source know of a coming hack? Good question for another day. I shared the June shortage information with fellow HFS Patriots and everyone who heard the warning already had fuel stocked as needed. Resources should never be a problem because we have been discussing this philosophy for several years.
We should always be preparing for the unknown and attempt to stay 48 to 72 hours ahead of the mad rush of the unprepared. It is going to happen. Trends and statistics prove this to be true. So my question is, why will people continue playing against the odds when events repeatedly prove my point?" They spend hours on Facebook and other media platforms complaining about a situation when the same time could be spent preparing.
I often have discussions with preparers who share how a spouse or family does not support the preparers philosophy or efforts. My advice is always the same. I understand. I suggest the person plant seeds and let the other family member(s) pick up the seeds on their own timeline. Let them consume at their own pace. Arguing and trying to force preparedness on others will only create additional stress and problems. Be a leader and continue preparing. T