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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #124

Fellow Patriots,


Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #124. Thank you for stopping by to share your time with HFS. We are happy to have you with us. If you are a Patriot, vaccinated or unvaccinated, you are welcome here. Welcome to all the new Patriots we met down in Black Mountain, NC this past weekend.


Ms. Lucy and I will be on the road in KY at the time of the PENL posting to you. We are so excited and pumped up to return to spend the weekend with the awesome Patriots in Monticello for their 2nd Annual Preparedness Day. We are honored the host will have us back again. I must not have eaten to much macaroni and smoked turkey last year.


Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS conducted zoom rally #65 with no guest for the week. The topics covered included a chat between myself and Festus on the current state of affairs with reflections back to the early years between 2010 and current day. We also discussed Deagel document with information regarding the US population in 2025 and other important preparedness information. Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the HFS Zoom Rally.


Hope for Survival YouTube - You can find the newest podcast at this link. https://youtu.be/42foDogCbuI While on the road last week I had a chance to interview a fellow HFS Patriot and discuss preparedness near a large city. I appreciate the opportunity to cross paths with him.


For the new Patriots you will find many helpful videos on canning, food preparedness, security and defense in depth, firearm safety discussions, canning meat, and other important topics.


Thanks for your consideration. Because I still work a full time day job, time is limited and I have not been able to set up a routine schedule for recording and posting videos yet. Thanks for hanging with me. Share the link with family and friends. Thanks to everyone who subscribed in the past week few weeks.


HFS Mobile Schedule:


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

Sept 24/25 (Pending) - Health and Freedom Conference - Col Springs, CO

Jan 2022 - Cannon Memorial Baptist Church, Central S.C.


If you would like HFS to come to your community to conduct training classes or speak on the important of preparedness feel free to contact me.


The 2nd Annual Preparedness Training Day Monticello, KY on August 27th and 28th will include a Friday evening meal with a Q and A session and Saturday will be a full day of training and opportunities to get better prepared. We have also added another class that will be taught by one of our HFS Patriot sisters who will travel to KY to teach a weed walk class to help attendees better recognize and understand the importance of things growing around us.


For more information email me at Preparedness101@protonmail.com


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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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


Hope for Survival books: You can obtain information on the two HFS books at this link: Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family (hopeforsurvival.com)


Hope for Survival - How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security Could Save Your Life (Book 1)

Hope for Survival - The Mindset (Book 2)


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


In PENL #122 I discussed the importance of a food plan. I also shared information on gardening, how much to grow, types, seasonal growth, and that led in to the topic of starvation and the dangers of it when food shortages land in your area.


Over the past few weeks folks are sending me pictures from numerous stores and locations of empty shelves. Everything from lunch meat to vinegar, gallon water jugs to dehydrated foods. I even heard of one place where all the dog food shelves stood empty. I don't know how your location may be but these reports are coming from the coast of South Carolina to to Western, NC, to TN and northern Alabama. Even with these reports surfacing more and more, people are still dragging their feet to stock up on food resources. I'm not talking about the 95% who are clueless from the start. I'm talking about the 5% who claim to be preparers. But, lets move along.


I often think back to two quotes spoken in the past years by two prominent US Government authorities.


1. Former CIA Director William Casey once said "We'll know our disinformation program is complete. when everything the American public believes, is false.


2. Form Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said "““Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”


Looking at the world and the United States today, do you think these statements could apply?


As we wind into the autumn and then winter ending 2021, can you do an assessment of your own food resources and say with confidence you are in better shape now than this time last year? HFS warned folks a year ago to start managing their food resources tighter and start, if not already, stocking food supplies for 2021 because of numerous factors going on. That being Covid-19, unemployment, supply chain disruptions, shortage of truck drivers and fuel, unavailability of resources, farmers being paid to not grow food, the western drought impacting cattle and farms, lack of canning supplies and so forth. A year ago HFS estimated food cost to escalate as much as 70% on some items in some regions of America.


There is a global food shortage taking place with no relief in the near future. About six months ago an article was published talking about the five major powers bidding on global food availability. I do believe it was the US, China, Russia, Brazil, and maybe South Africa. Who won? Time will tell.


Have you been noticing all the global natural disasters occurring? Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, droughts, wildfires, summer freezes in Brazil.... Are you watching all these disasters around us? All of these will have some degree of impact on the citizens of this great nation. Imagine if all the heat and extreme droughts from New Mexico to Montana and every state between continues. No crops. No cattle. No water. Where will the people go then? Imagine roughly 150 million people moving from the western US of A to central and eastern states. How will they be fed? Why is this happening? Geoengineering possibly?


I came across a very good video on YouTube this morning regarding the water shortage out West. It is short so it won't take lots of your time to check out.


And another.....


With all the food issues, droughts and water shortages in regions why are we bringing in millions more people to America? Does it make sense to you?


The US Department of Agriculture published the below article this week showing where they ordered an additional $400 million dollars in aid that will go to programs such as the Emergency Food Assistance Program. The food will be available for bid purchase by distributors in America. Here is what the purchased items will be:


So with what appears to be food shortages in the future and the rumors of the coming deadly variants of Covid-19 one must wonder if the former Deagel article had validity. I know many folks have not followed these items as long as Festus and I, but we continue to be amazed at the number of concerns we had 2010-2016 that are surfacing again now except all the past pieces are being put together like a puzzle to give a clearer picture. First lets look at the Deagel article.



Note this starts at 2017. We started monitoring this in 2014. The overall numbers are adjusted from 2014 till now. Today the 2025 prediction is a US population of 100 million in 2025 when in 2014 it was 70 million. Regardless of the uptick of 30 million, we are talking 227 million less people living in the US in 2025. Why? How? Pandemic? War? Starvation? We could list many things here. Note the Deagel report took this chart down in the past year.


Let's add another factor to this point. What if all the countries impose a global lockdown because of the Covid-19 spread. What if all governments start issuing digital passports to everyone who has been vaccinated and those without will not get a card. What if the card carrying vaccinated are the only ones allowed in public for food, gas, medical, entertainment, banking, and travel? Then what? Where does this leave you? Locked down or in the middle of a civil war?


I want you to think about another interesting factor to include in your thought process of the big picture. Why would Americans be locked down to prevent the spread of Covid-19 yet let hundreds of thousands of non-citizens and unvaccinated cross our borders? Oh wait, it gets worse. Why is the US government allowing non-citizens to enter our great nation via Afghanistan airlift without verifying their identification and/or health status? Yea I know, why is health important when these refugees are fleeing a high threat situation. I mean heck, Americans are not a threat to them. With America getting ready for what appears to be another Covid-19 lockdown, why on earth would Americans possibly be a concern to any refugee entering our country. Soon we will have cameras in our cars and our mileage tracked, food controlled, and more freedoms lost while our borders are compromised and the airways are full of uneducated and non-English speaking guest moving in to our neighborhoods. I don't say this with bias or prejudice. My point is who is looking out for the best interest of "we the people." Politicians are getting multi-million dollar book and movie deals, homes that could house 20, filling the air with carbons, and then telling you and I to lock down and do our part. Yet, many around us still say everything is business as usual and we are tinfoil hat wearing cooks.


Another kawinky dink I scratch my head over that seems fairly obvious to me but not to the world. Well, to be fair, many of our Patriot sisters and brothers notice the same. Last year there was no need or requirement for students to get vaccinated. Right? This year the requirement changed and it is recommended students get vaccinated at a certain age. What changed? I heard discussion the virus changed yet no one is talking about the fact teachers are vaccinated and in close proximity to students. Is this possibly the problem?


Can we all agree the three obstacles remaining to a total take over by the government is God, the Constitution, and Guns? I would encourage everyone to take a hard look at what is taking place in Australia. Look how the government disarmed the nation and then look at what has happened since the disarming of private citizens. Have you noticed how many citizens are being beaten by the local police from city to city and town to town. The voice of the people escalates against the loss of freedoms while the arrested number grows. Are you watching? These people no longer have a voice.


So my point to you is what are YOU doing to better prepare yourself while all these things are going on around us? Have you learned skills to help you garden, can food, hunt or fish? Only you will know the answer to this question.


My reasoning to post this thought is not to scare you or cause panic in you. It is to show you things are quickly shifting from the norm we used to have to conditions we can't predict and they are not going in our favor at this point. Yes, we have our faith and must totally trust in it constantly and be thankful for the blessings around us. This we know. But, I also believe we have responsibilities individually and to our family. to do our best to prepare and protect to the best of our ability. You must decide your destiny here on earth. Soon the drum beats and voices will grow silent and you will wonder where they went. They spoke out for you and warned you and now they are gone. Many will be locked up while others will go silent and flee for the hills. Where will you be and what will you do if you did not heed the calls to be prepared?


Through these troubling times we live, it is easy to get drug in to all the earthly negatives and attacks on our beliefs and way of life. I see it every day from good hearted Patriots who are admitted Christians. I came across a passage last evening that I wanted to share with you in part. It is fairly short and on target for each of us to think about. I have recently shared and written about we, as believers, have a choice. We can focus on our faith and scripture to cross the bridge above the evil we are seeing each day or we can skip the bridge and simply disregard scripture and walk through the valley of evil. Yes ,it is very easy to get pulled in to the evil with everything going on and the threats it could pose to our way of life.


I challenge all of us (me included) to remember these four things: Who benefits when believers are:


- Looking for the rise of antichrist instead of the return of the King;

- Obsessed with the mark of the beast instead of of being marked by Christ's love and presence,

- Focused on escaping the earth instead of redeeming it,

- Immersed in fear rather than hope. (by Amy Killingsworth)


As we always talk about in the Thursday evening HFS Zoom rallies, no batter how bad it may seem or get, we must keep our faith, walk upright with no fear, and extend hope to everyone around us.


Next ....


Ms. Lucy and I took to the road this past Sunday to travel to Black Mountain, NC. to conduct preparedness training to a great group of Patriots. We thank the two host so much for the invite and your awesome hospitality upon arrival and departure to help us get set up and packed up. It was a pleasure spending time with both of you and also meeting so many Patriots who are in to preparedness. It was great to see so many ladies and men of all ages gathered for the training. By the way, if you have not visited Black Mountain, N.C. you should consider doing so. Beautiful place. Thanks again for bringing us into your group to provide training on Protecting Your Five Mile Radius.


Next ....


As a military veteran, retired Air Force, it very often is heart wrenching to read or hear stories of our young kids coming home from Iraq or Afghanistan with a life ahead of them. Some with families waiting on their return only to find a different person then the one who stepped to the call of duty. We can agree or disagree with the wars involving the US of A abroad but these are our young men and ladies taking the oath to serve. PTSD is a serous problem. Do you realize roughly 15 to 20 veterans commit suicide daily? They return home psychologically damaged and unable to cope with the life they once had. Families can't understand it and so often the family dissolves, children do not understand and in many cases children lose a parent forever. It is a terrible situation. A veteran friend who I served with shared the movie below with me to check out. It is rated 13 + and is a faith based movie filmed in part in my home state of WV. My friend went to check out the filming and ended up with a part acting in the movie. He is the PTSD Counselor. Now retired from the Air Force, he still mentors young men in his local area. I'm proud of you "Batman." You are a true Patriot. Thanks for telling me about A Patriots Day. You can check it out on Amazon Prime for free. It stars Dean Cain as a preacher. Great faith based message. PatriotsDayAbout | jcfilms-presents


Okay, lets move along to the news…

Preparedness News


1. From Rich M. - Ask a Prepper - How To Shield Your 401k From The Upcoming Recession - Ask a Prepper - During all your preparedness processes you must focus on your retirement as well.


2. From Rebecca White - New Life on a Homestead - 30 Poisonous Plants for Dogs – Keep Your Pooch Away From Them! • New Life On A Homestead - During so many potential scenarios pets can be exposed to new environments and weeds. Know what is around before your pet find it.


3. From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: The Medicinal Uses of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) - This is a printable file you should include in your preparedness binder for future use.


4. From Tim Makay - Modern Survival Online - 15 Survival Items Lying Around Your House Right Now (modernsurvivalonline.com) - This is better than the buy $20 and get $5 off at Dollar General. This is 15 free items around your house maybe.


5. From C.J. - Survival Blog.com - Life Without Modern Transportation, by C.J. Foot travel. (survivalblog.com) - Your wheels are unable to roll. What next? I am amazed to the number of folks who never give thought to this possibility.


Other News


1. From BKROP - TMGN - What’s going on with gun control right now in 2021? – The Machine Gun Nest - Does this really come as a surprise? Soon it will be illegal to own a squirt gun. Just remember to not leave water in it or you could be taken into custody for a family safety issue. (kidding)


2. NY Post - Cuomo uses final days as gov to commute, pardon 10 felons — including 3 tied to killings (nypost.com) - What a way to climb the career ladder. Why on earth would any Patriot live or want to live in or near a Democratic controlled state or city?


3. From USA Watchdog - https://usawatchdog.com/fda-lied-vax-not-approved-still-experimental/ - Did the FDA tell the truth?


4. From Anna Giaritelli - Washington Examiner - EXCLUSIVE: Border Patrol asking overwhelmed agents about helping process Afghan refugees | Washington Examiner - If there was ever a true recipe for a legitimate soup sandwich this is it. It is called the Afghanistan Samich. I thought I had heard it all when I read the list of all the equipment and airframes left behind for Iran to walk in and take. Today I heard roughly $160 million dollars was left on pallets. It could be more considering the fleeing Afghani President took millions as well. This should be the new episode of Dumb and Dumber. One could not write a dumber script of how bad it could be. Sad.


5. From Tom Ozmek - Epoch Times - Unvaccinated Delta Staff Ordered to Pay $200 Monthly Health Insurance Surcharge (theepochtimes.com) - Delta speaks again. Next we will see airline companies charging extra for the unvaccinated to fly. It will cost the airlines extra money for cleaning once the unvaccinated departs. Remember a few years ago when a news crew went undercover to show how germ filled airplanes are after being cleaned?


Drum roll...........

That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters.

Thanks for your continued support to HFS, your emails, messages, and prayers to the HFS family. We appreciate each of you.


Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. We pray for good health and wisdom. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation. May your faith remain strong and answers to the unknown provided. God is good and may our prayers blanket and protect you and your circumstances. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots.


May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. We must continually pray for the unsaved, our family and friends who live each day without the protection for eternal life and salvation.


We have Patriots with personal prayer needs and/or family members with prayer needs as well.


Please pray for our Patriot brother in Northern Alabama who is suffering from Covid-19 and has been hospitalized over a month. Prayer works and our God Almighty continues to bless this Patriot brother who was very bad off and now improving daily. He still needs continued prayers as does his family. Thanks to everyone who continues to pray for him and his family.

Please keep our Patriot sister in Western, NC in our prayers for a complete recovery from health issues she suffered from over the past week. Prayers also to her husband and doctors going forward.


Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Western NC as they try to locate missing residents and then work to find homes and a place to shelter while the disaster cleanup occurs. This is a terrible situation for so many.


Please pray for our Patriot brother in Eastern, TN who is currently going through the Covid-19 at home. We pray for him for a speedy and full recovery. We pray for protection for his family to be shielded and not impacted.


Please pray for our Patriot sister in Western, VA who just came off quarantine for Covid-19. We pray for a healthy and full recovery. We pray for her and all the front-line workers who go to work daily dealing with Covid-19 patients. It is not only exhausting but also mentally taxing.


Please remember all the citizens in Middle, TN who received over 17 inches of rain which created mass flooding and destruction costing over 20 citizens their life.


Please pray for Haiti and the people who against must suffer through post-disaster crime and corrupt government leadership that fails to protect the citizens.


We also must pray for the situation ongoing in Afghanistan. This topic has so many prayer needs.


As we have prayer needs for answers to health and family matters we also have prayers of thanks for recent health answers and recoveries.


We all must pray strong and often for the citizens of our great nation. Many of our sisters and brothers are struggling daily with things they witness, encounter, and are surprised with out of the norm. Many times we are in unchartered areas, however, we still must keep our faith and focus on the big picture. Our prayers and faithful strength together will be required often to battle the evils being thrown upon all of us minute by minute.


As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community and nation needs us now more than ever. Stay focused on your local community and things that will impact you around the nation. Don't allow the events around you to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on hope. Remember we are a blessed nation and we must continue to be great people today and make a better tomorrow. Keep charging."

Blessings,

Bravo Echo Out,







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