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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #121

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #121-. Thanks for stopping by to share your time with the Hope for Survival family. Before I get to far in to the PENL for this week I must give a big birthday shout out to my Patriot brother Festus. Thank you for being Festus. There is no doubt in my mind the thrill on blueberry hill probably stood on a ladder picking blueberries to celebrate his big day. Another original HFS Patriot from Huntsville, AL tried to sneak a birthday through on us as well. Hardrock, blessings to you brother. You are a true testimony with your walk in faith and preparedness. Happy birthday and blessings to both of you.

Ms. Lucy and I enjoyed a nice week away at North Myrtle Beach with family and lots of sunshine. It was a nice time to share together as well as time to give thoughts to some preparedness topics we often discuss in books, articles and zoom group rallies. I will share more in the PENL Thoughts for Week section. Anyone who doesn't address their preparedness plans at least annually I do believe could be making a big mistake. Things change. People change. We change. Our abilities change as we age. Location changes should drive us to readdress our plans. Do you?

The month of August is here and we continue our move through a future of the unknown. Craziness has taken over the mainstage. Mandatory vaccinations. Local and national passports. Threats from communist leaders who wish to lock down the unvaccinated while the same leaders celebrate in large groups while unmasked. How much of this nonsense will continue being pushed upon our society before a loud speaker will vibrate across this land shouting "enough is enough, stick your passports where Covid does not shine." Just a thought.

As we roll in to the unknown going forward I hear suggestions, comments, and demands by the many patriots around us. "I will not do this and I will not do that. They can knock on my door and I will give them an ear full and a boot in the behind." It goes on and on. I agree, it is maybe the challenge of a lifetime for many. The system is moving forward like an unchallenged bulldozer pushing, moving, scraping, and relocating anything in the path with no resistance. Folks this is a global movement and objective out to achieve a massive change to society.

A sister Patriot in North Carolina sent this to me and it is appropriate to share with you as something to consider when you are being challenged. Give it some thought.

Folks, we can either be a part of the problem or part of the solution. Join in to the Take Back America tour and become part of the solution. Business Coach | Business Conferences | Business Podcasts ( If you want to know more about the great awakening listen to Clay Clark about Team America and the growing movement taking place. Learn more here: MUST SEE: COVID, the Vaccine & More | Clay Clark & Steve Quayle | The Hagmann Report (FULL SHOW) 8/5/2021 » The Hagmann Report Folks, you don't want to miss this. Now keep in mind these are national voices and movements and its great. But, you better be ready and be firm in your decision and response when the knock is at your door.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – There was no zoom rally this week. Zoom will be back on schedule next week or Thursday, August 12, 2021, with a special guest from San Antonio, Texas, discussing 401K Survival.

Hope for Survival YouTube - HFS is one subscriber away from hitting 100. A house is built one brick at a time, right? 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 few weeks.

HFS Mobile Schedule:

Aug 15 - Crossville, TN

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

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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

Over the years and many conversations with other preparers we often discuss family plans. Do you realize how many preparers are grandparents planning for their unprepared children and grandchildren to join them at location X when things turn very bad. Or, parents doing the same for their unprepared adult children. Most often if is grandparents spending thousands of dollars to set aside enough resources to care for their loved ones through a short or long term disaster. This makes perfect sense, right? We all do it to some degree. Some of us even put resources aside for strangers who can't or won't prepare to some degree. That is a different story for another day.

While enjoying family this week at a rental condo with ample space for four adults and three children ages 11, 8, and 3, some realities occurred to me. Do you realize how many thoughts and theories on bringing the family together to endure a disaster together is currently in a families plans? In theory it all sounds great. It will work, right? Two people today, and ten tomorrow. We get together over holiday weekends and get along great. What's the problem? Just remember, in this mental plan we often forget we are the common denominator. We will rally up and sing "We are family" and high five one another in to the evening. Dad is happy he can protect his family. Mom is happy because she is the momma hen and she and the rooster can protect the family. Beautiful plan. Really.

Remember, you are bringing in blood kin and spouses to a single dwelling to live as one under a roof. They didn't agree with your theory of the world or being prepared then, so how do you plan to change their minds now? Oh, because it's happening? Okay. So while the world is collapsing around you and you are trying to run your plans as you had imagined for months. You have everything in place and it should all be easy from this point. start to hear the magic word "why?"