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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #127

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #127. Thank you for stopping by to share your time with HFS. We are happy to have you with us. We are halfway through September and I must ask if you are better prepared today than at the start of September? If not, what are you waiting on? The negative news continues escalate and your preparedness planning and steps taken to prepare must keep pace. Yes, I know I sound like an echo continually beating the preparedness drum and I will continue doing so. I can only share ways to prepare and why you need to do it. YOU must take steps forward by starting or continuing. It is that simple.

It was another busy week at Hope for Survival. I made a quick trip to Huntsville to meet with the HFS Group Leaders for a round table discussion on important national level programs and factors that could impact the HFS efforts to help families become self-reliant through preparedness. I will share more on this in face-to-face meetings with HFS Group leaders in the coming weeks. It was great spending a few hours with the Huntsville Patriots. Thanks for your leadership.

Hope for Survival now a Satellite Phone Affiliate - The month of September is National Preparedness Month and it was a great time to launch the HFS affiliation with the Satellite Phone store. I can share numerous reasons why a Satellite Phone fits great in your preparedness plans. I have described the reasons in the first two newsletters posted in PENL 125 and 126. If and when a disaster strikes, I personally want every tool available to me for surviving and keeping my family and friends safe. It is that simple.

We often travel outside of our safe zone and expand our travels to visit out-of-state family in other states. While driving we often pass through areas where cellular coverage is minimal to none. Imagine you are driving and a child in the back seat begins to choke. You look in your rear view mirror and your child is turning blue. You immediately pull off the road to a safe area and respond to rescue your child. You get no response from your child after attempting several steps to free the airway so your child can breathe. You grab your cell phone and you have no signal. You are in a rural area of the highway and you see no passing vehicles to request emergency help. What will you do? If you owned a satellite phone you could flip up the antenna, connect quickly to a satellite and make your emergency call. Just like that.

Owning a Satellite Phone offers a great communication advantage to a Family Communication Plan. 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 ( If you have any questions please feel free to email me at 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 #67 was conducted with topics covering the five D's of security, the 7 pillars of preparedness, and the five A's of awareness. We conducted a few group exercises as well on the topics just noted. We then conducted our chatter that matters session. It was great spending time together for our weekly zoom rally. Thanks to those who attended.

Hope for Survival YouTube - I was a guest on the Changing Earth Podcast with host Sara Hathaway and cohost Chin Gibson to discuss the importance of communication and preparedness planning. Time always goes to fast when we get together. Sara is doing great things over at her Changing Earth platform. You can check out her work at this link: During the podcast Sara pointed out the newsworthy weather events taking place around the globe yet it was not covered in the media. Here is the YouTube link to the show with Sara and Chin;

I was able to put together a second podcast this week to support a request made by a few HFS Patriots. If you have read my books or attended any of my training classes I often mention my digital football bag. The purpose of the digital football and bag is to protect you and your family in this ever changing world from criminals, natural and manmade disasters. You can check it out at this link:

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

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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

information offered through HFS.

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

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

Have you noticed just how fragile we are as humans? Have you noticed how opinionated humans can be when family is involved? Many would probably believe the human family is one of the most treasured and protected things in life. Many who do not have a family often desire and feel left out. Many American families are grounded in the home, faith, rules, morals, respect, and the things that contribute to family values. Right?

I have witnessed some of the most troubling signs of the breakdown of family during this Covid-19 ordeal the past 18 months. Sicknesses, death, families unable to visit or spend holidays together due to travel restrictions. Family members having to say goodbye to another member over the phone because of hospital restrictions and rules. Children missing out on the most valuable years in mental development because of distant learning. Shall I continue?

I was recently speaking with two well respected Patriot men who are devout in their faith, family, and holding the family model together. I have known both men for ten years or longer. Hard working family men who live a simple creed of faith, family, and country. What these men recently shared with me separately, but the same message, is extremely troubling because it is probably the case in many other families I would believe.