Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #129
Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #129. Thank you for stopping by to share your time with HFS. Happy October to you wherever you may be. Nice cool mornings are here. I would like to think a plate of biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage, eggs, grits, some homemade jelly or jam or canned fried apples and fresh brewed coffee would perfect the morning. Cooked over the campfire would be better. Yes indeed. I know some of you are probably biting your lip and thinking how gross my breakfast choice sounds and probably would prefer some tree bark daisies and that is okay. After all, my buddy Wilson prefers nuts daily. We all have our preference and journey down that path. I should note, just because I dream of biscuits and gravy, it doesn't mean I indulge on them often. It is rather easy to have a healthy fruit and nut bar and pretend it is the breakfast of your grandmother used to make for you.
It was another busy week at HFS with much going on behind the scenes. Ms. Lucy and I took some time to travel home to West Virginia to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday and see family who traveled from South Africa to join the festivities. It is always a good time to hang out and catch up on the life of others. I will share more in my "Thoughts for the week." Our visit home was the longest extent I have visited my home state in more than 15 years I do believe. Time and schedules does not normally allow for a five day visit.
Let us move along...
Hope for Survival now a Satellite Phone Affiliate - The month of September passed quickly and is National Preparedness Month is behind us. September 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 during the month of September in newsletters posted weekly. 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.
While traveling through rural West Virginia earlier in the week we traveled miles on gravel roads passing farm after farm and we had no cell phone signal. The good news is I had my satellite phone which provided everyone in the car a degree of comfort. At no time during an emergency situation would we be without contact to help.
While traveling through the countryside Ms. Lucy shared a story she had previously read about a lady who ended up on the Appalachian Trail alone because her hiking partner had to leave the journey for a family emergency. Within a few days the lady was lost, had no cell phone signal, and they later found her body in her tent dead for months. Had she had a satellite phone she could have used it for help and survived. somehow she had journeyed off the trail and never found her way back. You can read the story here. Lost Hiker Was Two Miles From Appalachian Trail When She Died (nbcnews.com)
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 (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 #69 was conducted with topics covering more "what ifs" in the preparedness world. This is a time where preparedness attendees get to demonstrate knowledge and their planning mindset to discuss actions they may consider taking based on the exercise scenario. We also covered information on suturing and removing sutures. 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 - HFS posted a new video titled, time to harden your personal armor, for this week, and two last week on the HFS YouTube channel at the below 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. (5) Hope For Survival - YouTube
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.
HFS Digital Football Stick - In the event you have not been a part of the Thursday Zoom Rallies, read my books, or watched my most recent HFS YouTube video on the Digital football and how to build one, you can check it out here. https://youtu.be/x5L0bj6YXyw While on the HFS YouTube page consider subscribing to the HFS YouTube channel. Several folks asked me to do the video to explain how to do the digital football. Since then, several folks commented it was to hard or they didn't have the computer skills to do it. So, if we can get enough interest from HFS Patriots, I will get HFS monogrammed USB Memory Sticks and load the digital football on the stick for you and then mail them out to you. Then all you would need to do is scan all your important documents and load them in the prebuilt folders on the stick I would send to you. I can't tell you the exact price until I know how many memory sticks I need to order. The sticks are $25. Here is what they they look like.
If you think you would like to have one of the sticks please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org in the next few days to let me know your interest. You can order more than one if you desire. They would make a great Christmas gift to go along with one or both of the HFS books on preparedness. UPDATE: The sticks are selling quickly. Of the first 50 ordered 47 are purchased so I will go back to the vender to order another 50. Consider getting yours soon. They are a great addition to your family preparedness plan.
Guest and Newcomers
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: The holidays are approaching quickly and now is a great time to order and receive copies of my two preparedness books. In the past HFS members purchase books for family members who may be in their early stages of preparedness. It is also a good time to purchase books because all proceeds off the books goes to a local charity to fund food for those in need. The number in need today is high and they will go higher going in to winter as many work seasonal jobs or others who are losing jobs because of no vaccination. HFS donates the largest amount to this cause during the holiday period to help ensure all families will have a good meal over Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. HFS is very appreciative to past purchases of my books to help support this growing need.
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)
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