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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #113

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the PENL Edition #113. Thanks for being here with us to check out some thoughts and preparedness information that will hopefully help you on this journey to self-reliance. Have fun and make the most of each day. Even when the clouds are dark and heavy and your days may seem to never find sunshine, don't lose hope or focus. Sometimes we have to adjust our position to see the best view.

Last week I asked the question, "are you better prepared now than at the start of May?" We are already approaching mid-June. Time is moving fast and I often wonder if folks are preparing at an equal pace. Especially individuals who are just starting out in preparedness. A bit of advice I would share with you is to enjoy yourself while preparing. Don't let stress take the fun from your day and efforts.

In this edition of the PENL I continue to focus on preparedness thoughts and concerns I have that needs to be shared. The thoughts are things I observe and questions I receive through the week. We all are in this effort together and sharing thoughts and questions helps spread information to everyone who is reading the PENL.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – In this weeks HFS Thursday Zoom rally, special guest Pierce from Prantics visited and briefed the zoom group on Pre Attack Indicators & De-Escalation and Situational Awareness. Pierce and his information was a great success. I was fortunate to meet Pierce at Heritage Life Skills 2021 and we shared a long conversation on multiple security and preparedness topics. HFS and the Zoom group appreciates Pierce sharing his time, experience and skills with us. Thanks much, Pierce.

New members to HFS - Several of the new members emailed wanting to do the zoom rallies. Awesome. I will be reaching out to all of you in the next couple weeks on how I plan to go forward with Zoom. My goal is to hopefully provide quality information, training, and effort to everyone participating. The obstacle is the amount of time required to put a single weekly zoom rally together and then conduct it. As much as I would like to do two zooms per week, it just isn't possible right now. So a lot of discussion continues on how HFS can juggle and adjust to keep information flowing and training available. I'm certain it will work out. It is just figuring out the best way to go forward. I asked the Patriots in the ongoing zoom group for suggestions and advice and I received some great suggestions. All the new folks should be getting a email soon on this topic.

Hope for Survival YouTube - It was a very busy and productive week and below you will find some of the results. Thanks to a Patriot brother from NC for the connection to other preparedness podcasters across America. I joined Duff and Dale on the Survival Prepper Podcast and then joined Jim Walton on the Preppers Broadcast Network Preppers Live Podcast to discuss preparedness and community building. This seems to be a hot topic and folks are asking about the HFS approach to building teams. I want to give a big shout out to both shows for the invite and great questions and conversations. You may not realize it but there are many great patriots across America working to help citizens get prepared. .

Here is the Summer of 2021video where I discuss some thoughts on preparedness briefly and thoughts on what could be ahead during the summer months. If you haven't already subscribed to the page, please consider doing so. This informs you when HFS post a new video. Thanks for your consideration. Thanks to everyone who subscribed in the past week.

Here is the HFS appearance on the Duff and Dale Survivor Prepper podcast on Friday, June 4, 2021. It was a pleasure sharing preparedness thoughts with these gents. No matter how long we have been preparing it never hurts to cross-check thoughts with others.

Here is the podcast interview with Jim Walton from Preppers Live on Monday, June 7, 2021. This was another solid platform on the Preppers Broadcast Network (PBN). As I said above, preparedness offers a lot of quality voices across America attempting to help patriots get prepared. Thanks to JW for the invite and great conversation. This is audio only.

HFS will be joining Sara Hathaway at the Changing Earth podcast on Sunday, June 13 and Paul Seawright on the All American Podcast on Sunday, June 19th, 2021.

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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Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...

Thoughts for the week

This week was birthday week and I want to thank all the HFS family who extended a birthday wish through text, phone calls, emails, and cards. It meant a lot to me and made the day the best birthday yet. Thank you. I owe Ms. Lucy a BIG thank you for her efforts to make my day special. Ms. Lucy pulled off a big surprise that I didn't expect at all. Historically, I prefer a quiet day with little fanfare. I tend to be low key in my private time (what's that?) and I may even seclude myself a bit. I like to think a lot and reflect on people and things around me. I am more of a observer and processor vs being noticed. I don't know about you, but as I have aged, the things are being replaced by people. It is amazing how wonderful life can be when surrounded by good people.

So when I went to dinner with Ms. Lucy thinking it would be a quiet evening with the two of us, she had invited several of the HFS HSV sisters and brothers to join us for dinner and birthday cupcakes. It was great. I did not expect it at all. Thanks to those who could attend and share their evening with us. Thank you for the cards and gifts. Bless you. As Ms. Lucy often comments, "the HFS Patriots are my family." Thank you for being a part of my special day. Again, I owe a big "thank you" to Ms. Lucy for making it a great day.

One of my HSV Patriot brothers gifted me with a very special token that I will treasure for years. It has the Hope logo laser engraved on it beautifully. I'm sharing this with you to point out how amazing God is. The token had a Bible verse engraved on it, Psalms 31:24, " Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, ye that hope in the Lord." What was not known by my Patriot brother is this verse is maybe my favorite Bible verse that I often refer to for myself. Thank you so much for your kindness and your personal comment below the Bible verse. Your personal comment is mutual brother. Blessings. This same Patriot brothe