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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #120

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #120-. Thanks for stopping by to share your time with the Hope for Survival family. Can you believe this is the last PENL for July 2021? Where has this year passed so quickly? Soon the leaves will show the golden shine as they prepare to fall for the cold months ahead.

My buddy Wilson must be out scouting more food sources because I spotted a baby raccoon climbing down Wilsons favorite tree shortly after a big thunderstorm. Wilson rules the roost in that tree and as part of his five tree radius he protects and strangers would never penetrate that close. I will have to speak with him upon his return.

Speaking of five mile radiuses, how is yours? When you wake up tomorrow the world could have changed and everything as you know it now is different. Are you ready? I do believe the time to prepare is growing shorter.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS Thursday Zoom Rally #62 was conducted and the group discussed current events taking place now that will impact their way of life. The question was asked "how will mandated Covid-19 vaccinations impact their way of life. We ended the zoom rally with the weekly chatter that matters session. Thanks for your support and attending this weekly event.

Hope for Survival YouTube - If you haven't already subscribed to the page, please consider doing so. This informs you when HFS post a new video. Spend some time going through the videos. You will find many helpful videos on canning, food preparedness, security and defense in depth, firearm safety discussions with Festus and Jager, another with Dewey Weaver from American Pride Firearms, as well as many other podcast. Thanks for your consideration. Share the link with family and friends. Thanks to everyone who subscribed in the past week.

HFS Mobile Schedule:

Aug 22 - Preparedness Training - Black Mountain, NC

August 27/28 - Monticello, KY - 2nd Annual Preparedness Training Day

Cannon Memorial Baptist Church, Central S.C. - Rescheduled to January 2022

The 2nd Annual Preparedness Training Day being held in Monticello, KY on August 28th will include a full day of training and opportunities to get better prepared and also participate in the Hope for Survival Preparedness Challenge Event. This will be the first time the Preparedness Challenge will be conducted and the host of this event accepted the challenge and is reaching out to fellow preparers to participate in this three to four hour interactive training class where teams will build all preparedness plans for the given situation. Participants will take part as groups in urban, suburban, and rural settings. For more information email me at

Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:

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We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.

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

Behind the scenes at HFS I have a lot of interaction with Patriot sisters and brothers who support HFS and many who started out on this journey from day one. Aside from the website and HFS Thursday evening zoom rallies, I get to visit with Patriots during visits from place to place or when I'm out conducting training classes or vulnerability assessments. The most personal method is via email where I often learn more about Patriots and their families spread out across the US of A. Most often I'm behind schedule and often I am not able to provide return emails immediately. Sometimes I opt to think about a topic before answering back or delaying a response until I can devote the appropriate time needed to give a fair answer to the email. I look forward to emails very much and in many cases when my tank is empty and my fingers struggle to find the right keys to form words an email arrives with encouraging words and motivation to drive another newsletter or topics for the weeks zoom rally.

So for my thoughts this week I decided to share my response to an email I sent back to one of our Patriots. First let me set up what prompted my response. In the recent weeks during a zoom call and then a luncheon with HFS Patriots in Waynesville, NC, I suggested folks get their house in order and their preparedness plans tight because I believed the next 60 to 90 days could be rough ones. I never went in to detail to support my feelings and I'm not one who makes predictions or projections. I don't like fear porn and believe statements made should be validated to the best possible extent. If Festus and I had a dollar for every story or prediction we have heard in the past ten years that was based on a unnamed source and it was wrong or incorrect, we both could retire and have Jeff Bezos working for us. Well, not really, but you get my point.

I had just finished about a 90 minute chat with Festus when an email arrived. Festus and I stay so busy we don't often get to have the deep chats we used to have. They are always good and thought provoking. So, I opened the email from a fellow Patriot asking me to elaborate on what drove my comments about being alert and prepared the next 60 to 90 days. So, I stopped what I was working on and let my fingers answer the question posed. Please do not take my being honest for negativity. It went as follows:

Fellow Patriot,

Well, sometimes its hard to explain. I very often go by my gut and what I am feeling or sensing in my surroundings to what is normal and what is changing, nationally and locally. Trends. Attitudes. Movements. What is out of the norm. I don't know anymore than the next guy. But, in my past life, my commanders often relied on me because of what I sensed and felt just through observation and what we called flavor of the day. What do we see that is different from the norm. I would travel alone to third world countries and go hang out in a town or a city where we planned to put Special Forces teams in the days, weeks, or months ahead. In this case my job was to hang out and just observe possible threats. At the end, I would recommend to my Commander if I felt it was safe to bring a team of 50 to 500 in to the area for a week or more or would I recommend another location. Most often it was not what I read or was told but what I sensed through observation and trends. Observation will tell you many things. When we all meet in Waynesville for lunch someone always says to me "you are being very quiet." Yes, I'm most often observing our group and admiring how well they get along and appear like family to one another. I think observing is more important than talking most of the time. I talked in great detail about observing in my most recent book titled The Mindset.

So, with that said, I do believe we are in a critical period of our nations history and for us as Christian Patriots. We have many obstacles before us and ahead of us here on earth. The nation we love and the freedoms we have enjoyed for so long are being stripped away quickly. Historically we stay home, drive to church and back, stay on the same path and often notice things being wrong but historically have felt protected inside our church and that the system would take care of the problems we see through our windows while on our protected paths to and from. The problem is the system morally failed us. We failed us. While we believed something or someone else would fix the problem like it always has in the past, it didn't. We as Christians kept our car windows up to try and prevent the moral decaying of our communities and nation outside the car and away from our family. Today, these moral decays spread and infiltrated our homes, our schools, our churches and communities. The system we expected to protect us failed us and is also morally decayed. Now, today, many can't believe what is happening around us when it was there the entire time, slowly collapsing.

What do I see or perceive that I see? A nation self-imploding with no ability to perform CPR on all the problems surfacing. Economic. Racial. Gov stranglehold on middle class. Corrupt churches. Broken families. Fatherless homes. Drug infested streets being supplied by a government to reduce its people to dependents of welfare and drug supplies for fixes. Abortions on demand and ready available with zero restrictions. Often times without parental consent. We continue living in a nation where pets and animals are treated better than our unborn. All of these issues are destroying this once great land. We have a government that is not faith based and destroying the working class way of life to benefit the wealthy and undocumented. A nation of people who refuse to repent is a nation doomed. .

Foreign enemies see our demise like a faucet one drip at a time. We grow weaker and weaker. The Soviet Union once said we would self-destruct and then beg them to come in to save us. We are quickly approaching this point. We can say "God will save his children" but why would God save an unrepentant nation who destroyed itself? If we as Christians ignored many of the current causes over the years because we felt safe within the walls of our church, aren't we partially to blame as well? We may not have committed the sin but we also didn't do anything about it along the path of destruction, right? I think we, as a nation, had the perfect setup as a Christian founded nation and through immigration, drugs, pornography, broken homes, ........ we lost our moral compass to a faith based nation. We stopped fearing God and started fearing man