Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #126
Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #126. 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 over the past month while on the road visiting HFS Groups and providing Preparedness Training.
Ms. Lucy and I finally made it home for a weekend, I think. Wilson stopped by to ask me if something was wrong or maybe someone was sick because we have been gone pretty much every weekend the past six weeks. I told him hunting season for squirrels started soon and we wanted to make sure he was okay, especially since a large mama black bear has been hanging out in the wooded area of our neighborhood.
My goodness, where has time gone so quickly. Twenty years. Is it just me or has the past 20 years seemed like a blink of the eyes? Have you ever stopped to give thought to everything happening since that horrible day back in September 2001? We must recognize and remember September 11, 2001 as a day in history our nation changed. Maybe forever for that matter. Maybe the world changed in the process also. But, did we learn anything from the disasters thrust upon us? We can debate and argue all day long why and what appeared staged, planned, or was it a conspiracy. However, 911 is a day America and the world lost thousands and it was the start of two wars, Iraq and Afghanistan, where thousands more died. What did we learn, if anything? I will share more thoughts on this topic in my thoughts for the week.
Hope for Survival now a Satellite Phone Affiliate - Last week I discussed the communication disaster taking place in/around the path of Hurricane Ida. Thousands upon thousands of hurricane victims with no communication capabilities....unless they owned satellite phones prior to the event. I often tell Ms. Lucy most people, to include Americans are brave and need nothing while on the outside looking in because they have never endured a tragedy or lived through a disaster. Once in it, it is very hard to go back and pre-plan. Most disasters strike with little warning. Sometimes no warning. This is why we pre-plan. Preparedness is a personal choice. You either do it now and have better options and choices to survive and protect your family or else, end up like the fine citizens suffering from a lack of preparedness during Hurricane Ida.
September is National Preparedness Month and a great time to get started or dust off your plans to ensure you have properly prepared for possible events. Though water and food are must have essentials, being able to communicate with family, friends, security teams, and loved ones is important as well. Conduct a test. Turn off your cell phone for 30 days and do a trial of not communicating with those who are important to you. Heck, do it for two weeks and see how you do. Keep in mind, a test is a lot easier than the actual real world event where stress is high and you do not know if your recipient of the call is alive or not. Being prepared includes the "what ifs" and how to mitigate the "what ifs" identified as vulnerabilities. I was recently in rural WV where the Verizon signal is weak to non existent at times. One of our HFS Patriots who also purchased a satellite phone under this plan set up a phone test with me, satellite phone to satellite phone and it worked perfectly. Had we endured an emergency at my location we had guaranteed communications using our satellite phone.
If you had preplanned you could have walked through possibilities and determined in your family communication plan maybe having a satellite phone as one of your P.A.C.E. communication capabilities. If you have never thought about or considered obtaining a satellite phone now is the time to check it out. Several of our HFS Patriots jumped on this deal over the past 90 days. Here is a link to more information on this topic. Hope for Survival - Satellite Phone Affiliate If you have decided you want a satellite phone already, go to the HFS website main page or blog page to find a box on the upper left and right sides. They are preloaded with the HFS Code. Check it out here as well :Blog | Survival (hopeforsurvival.com) If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Preparedness101@hopeforsurvival.com These phones are available until they sell out. If you purchased a phone already or plan to do so, watch this short video as Justin walks you through some simple steps to assist you. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS Zoom Rally #66 was conducted with topics covering a 911 remembrance, an exercise for the group covering preparedness topics, and the importance of avoiding fear porn while preparing. It was great to be together again with fellow Patriots after a week off.
Hope for Survival YouTube - You can find the newest podcast at this link: https://youtu.be/nYpoUzVPBcA While on the road in Kentucky last weekend I had a chance to catch some video for a Kentucky podcast to include an interview a fellow HFS Patriot and the team leader for the Monticello, Kentucky location.
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.
If you have not already, please consider subscribing to the HFS YouTube channel. We would appreciate 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 Training:
If you would like HFS to come to your community to conduct training classes or speak on the importance of preparedness feel free to contact me.
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
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 –