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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #132

Fellow Patriots,


Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #132. Thank you for stopping by to share your time with HFS. Ms. Lucy and I hope you are enjoying October as we pass through it quickly. It is beautiful here in the Tennessee mountains. Our temperatures are cooling down quickly in the evenings and we now enjoy autumn. It is great.


I want to give a shout out to the HFS Patriots sending emails and other communications through the week. Most of the HFS Patriots are in the southeastern US but we are picking up readers in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Arizona. It is evident from seeing HFS traffic and other website traffic, preparedness is a growing topic and practice. Why? More are realizing something is terribly wrong.


Here at HFS my goal is to be as up front and share thoughts, trends, and helpful preparedness information to help you. It is not my goal or intent to flood this newsletter or website with "stuff" you can find on other websites and networks. Sometimes I can't hold back and may make a point or cover a topic but I try to steer clear of the negative stuff. However, a lot of the information is dark and not motivating no matter how we look at it. I encourage you to stay positive, upbeat, and charging ahead. Be the leader and example many others could use right now.


It is always a great week when I get to spend time with a fellow Patriot. One of our HFS Patriot sisters from Virginia was passing through our area so Ms. Lucy and I got to meet up with her to have lunch and a great chat. She had been over to West Knoxville, TN to shop at the LDS preparedness store. It is awesome spending time with fellow preparers who are on fire with energy and a desire to be better prepared. It was a great conversation on numerous preparedness topics, especially team building and community importance. We appreciate her stopping to spend time with us.


Some of you may remember in October 2020 HFS projected food prices to go up 50% to 70% by late summer and early autumn 2021. We are now living through it. Multiple CEOs spoke out this week projecting more cost escalations and shortages comparable to Soviet-era life styles. What? Does this alarm anyone? I got to see this in person and wrote about it in my first book. It was not just a depressing scene. It was heart wrenching to see the looks on citizens faces as they walked away from the daily food line empty handed. Train cars full of global aid intended for the people that went to leaders and royalty while the people starved. Just like in North Korea. Plenty of aid for the masses rotting away while the citizens boiled shoe and boot soles to eat and fill their bellies on a cold winter night. Can you envision this act of survival?


You are going to see many of the extras going away. What do I mean. During the Soviet era and post Soviet era life citizens had to go get in lines daily for each days food. Often times nothing was available. I witnessed this in my former life. A typical store was one brand of corn, beans, potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Food CEOs are projecting the same for the future days in America. Coke and Pepsi. No Root Beer, Tab, RC Cola, or Mountain Dew as an example. You won't find five brands of corn. You won't find four types of macaroni and cheese. Get used to it fellow Patriots. Just remember, we warned you here a year ago. Rising cost, severe lack of resources to produce cans, fuel cost, truck driver shortages, cargo container shortages. Does your head hurt yet?


Coming soon - One of our Patriot sisters sent the following link to share with you in the PENL. She will also be providing links and information in the future on topics in this area as well as some of her own videos and articles on the topic of medicinal plants and herbal remedies and recipes. We look forward to obtaining some of her knowledge and information. I pass a big thanks to HC for her time and willingness to share with others.



Let us move along...


Hope for Survival now a Satellite Phone Affiliate - The month of October will be over soon and fellow Patriots continue umping on the Satellite Phone deal. I can share numerous reasons why a Satellite Phone fits great in your preparedness plans. I can tell you many reasons why it is a great resource to have day to day. 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.


Owning a Satellite Phone offers a great communication advantage to a Family Communication Plan. 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 #72 was conducted with topics covering 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 - New Patriots 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. The sticks are $25. Here is what they they look like.

If you think you would like to have one of the sticks please go to the website front page go to the link at the top of the page. Click the link to order Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family (hopeforsurvival.com) or email me at preparedness101@protonmail.com 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. NOTE: I have 9 of the 75 ordered sticks remaining. I can order more but it will be a two week delay on the product after the last 9 are sold.


Guest and Newcomers


If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional


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)


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


Many of you will not know who I am talking about when I say the name Russ Dizdar. Russ was a behind the scenes pastor who spent the last 40 years saving souls and rescuing missing children and women. Investigations led to a deeper evil which uncovered satanic pedophilia where an estimated 150 million humans remain missing, world-wide, and believed to be held against their will. More recently, Russ was shoulders deep in a investigation that was described as a Jeffrey Epstein level case in the northeastern United States. Russ had dodged death during previous investigations and never slowed in his pursuit of rescuing humans from traffickers. Many of the rescued required years of counseling because of the psychological damage caused by the captors continuous sexual, physical, and psychological abuse.


HFS Thursday zoom played a video interview with Russ within the last month where he discussed current work he was focused on. It was a very intense interview but much information was shared that many viewers stated that had no knowledge of.


It was announced last week that Russ was suddenly ill with a mysterious sickness. Russ passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 leaving behind a wife, daughter and son in law, and a grandchild.


Here is a link to Russ' website, Shatter the Darkness - Untitled (shatterthedarkness.net) Please keep Russ and his family in your prayers.


Next....


To be fair, I often step back and ask myself the question, "am I being to hard or unfair?" I purposely try to avoid thinking and/or treating people like troops or military counterparts where everything had a expectation with a desired outcome. Now, the effort is to help others learn and prepare to achieve their own desired objectives but the process or tact used is different from how we approached it in the military. It has to be.


I want to point out a concerning habit by some preparers. It is an observation and not a criticism I have noticed over the past months. Individual focus on details that are preparedness needs, and steps in daily routines. My concern is if a lack of focus today on basic resourcing is a habit, then when a person faces increased stress and demand, they will simply fail because of their lack of ability to focus. Ever hear the saying "we play how we practice?" Or, "we fight how we train?"


What am I talking about? Part of the preparedness process is focusing on plans and tools needed in preparedness steps to ensure a plan is put together effectively and all needed materials and resources are available. The preparer knows where to find guidance, plans, and items to be used when needed. How can a preparer effectively go through steps to prepare without guidance and checklist if the preparer can't find the checklist or written documentation to the topic being focused on?


Over the past two years, Hope for Survival has focused on the basic needs of food, water, shelter, security, communications, solar, medicinal, and other preparedness topics. Through this weekly newsletter, weekly zoom rallies, training classes, YouTube videos, and two books, I have tried to provide what I believe to be topics of interest and needs. This includes information, spreadsheets, checklists, books, recommended books, graphs and charts, seasonal guidance for gardening, canning, and lots of other information. An observation I am seeing is the number of preparers who contact me and request me send them a product that was previously provided weeks or months ago. Again, this is not a criticism. It is a concern. Sure, we all accidentally lose something or forget how to do something from time to time. But when a trend surfaces in the same area it tells me there is a problem.


I have to ask myself, if a negative trend has surfaced. I have to ask myself where is the focus and what tools is the preparer using daily to build plans and a better preparedness package. If you read something, or hear something, or participate in a working group to build something, that you believe is important to your planning, what are you doing with these important resources? I have repeatedly talked about building a digital and paper library of resources and materials over the past months and years. The point here is focus and dedication to your mission of preparedness. Furthermore are you also training on using these resources?


Example - You and your spouse, or friend, go to the firing range and plan to spend a few hours of target practice with a handgun. After a few magazines are fired your handgun begins to jam and misfire. You do not know what happened and you hand your handgun back to your spouse or friend to figure out what is wrong. Your spouse or friend explains the misfire is caused by a jammed round. The problem is fixed and you fire a few more magazines and another misfire occurs. Another fix and your frustration builds to the point you decide you are done for the day. What did you learn from the firing range events? Is your weapon dirty? Do you have a bad spring in a particular magazine? Are you using a cheap type of ammo? What type of casing is used in your ammo? Do you know? Do you care? You may ask, "why do I care, it's not my gun or ammo." Let's play the "what if" game for a minute.


It is 3 am and you hear a burglar in your home. Your spouse leaves the bedroom to go seek out the problem. Shots are fired and when you call your spouse name you get no response. It could be because your spouse does not want to give away a location to let the threat target him/her or maybe they are shot? Now your safety and the safety of your home rest on YOUR shoulders. You see the threat coming towards your location and you scream to halt and then instantly fire a round, another round and then your weapon misfires. Your stress level is high and you can hear your heart thumping. You do not know how to fix the misfire with your handgun because you didn't pay attention when your spouse fixed it for you. Now what?


Or, while on the firing range your handgun misfired and your spouse or friend showed you what the problem was and how to fix it but you didn't really pay attention to the problem or the fix. Attention to detail. When a real threat took place your self-defense failed because you didn't pay attention during training and when it counted, you couldn't perform. Do you see my point?


In our home, we do not get to go to the firing range as often as we would like because of our schedules and time on the road. But, because I carried a firearm for 20 years as a law enforcement officer in the military I am the primary skill set for firearms in our family. When we go to the range my focus is not on me, but on Ms. Lucy because she has less skill and time using a firearm. She knows to expect me placing dummy rounds in magazines during the course of the time on the range. I have taught her the safety aspect of misfires and how to handle them while also maintaining weapon control. Her goal is to fix the problem and get back in the fight ASAP. It is to her advantage to learn and listen now and to my advantage as well. Attention to detail in all that you do.


I have mentioned this previously and will continue talking about it until it appears this trend is changing. What? Preparedness plans. I have yet to meet an individual who can read a mind. A real one. Not one you pay $25 to read your mind at the local carnival. Yea, I know, why do I care what you do or not do. It's your survival, not mine. I could point it out and move on very easily. The reason I do not move on and continue reminding you is I care. The invested time and effort Festus and I put in to the Hope for Survival effort is a lot. We both could be doing many other things in our own personal life and our own personal preparedness planning. We invest our time because we care. Many years ago while a youth in public schools, many teachers could have given up on me and walked away. They must have privately thought it would be easier to teach a parking meter to tell time than getting me to learn. They never once walked away and left me feeling they didn't care. Get my point?


Many folks are doing great things around their home. Super achievements. When I ask the question "have you put this in writing for a plan" I get the wide eyed deer in the headlight look. A very good military supervisor once told me you can plan all you want, but until you put it in writing it is not a plan. I agree. If you, the primary preparer, build a great preparedness package with alternate power sources, solar, water filtration with alternate water sources, multiple safes in different locations, multiple food caches, take numerous medial training classes, grow gardens and save your seeds, plan to bug out....... and it's not in writing what good is it? On day three of a grid down location you are exhausted and step out on your porch at midnight when you see someone in your security cameras. You are not mentally focused because of a lack of sleep. Ten seconds after walking out the door you are shot and medically incapable of running your household, or even die, think about the position you have left your household in by not training your family and documenting your plans and training your family on the plans. Attention to detail. Focus.


When things get real bad and any number of reasons leaves you alone in your home, you are going to be searching like a mad person trying to put it all together. This is problem one. Problem two is going to be your stress level is going to be off the charts. Problem three is you are going to be all alone. No internet to reach out for help, guidance, checklists, YouTube or anything else. Why? How have you been spending your time now?


I have been down this road before in my former life and I can sense and see trends in people and developing in others. Heck, a few folks are even giving up because they are surrounded around negative news. They no longer want to prepare because their new attitude is "why, I don't want to live to be a part of what is on the other side." From a faith perspective I do believe we have a responsibility to stay for the entire race and try to win as many souls as possible. If one is true and complete believer, are we not guided to have faith and to turn over our problems to God? Humanly, I believe we have a responsibility to our family and self to prepare for the earthly unknown. We don't wish bad or negative on anyone. But while I am here, I want to be a part of this transition and hope I can come out on the other side to be a part of any rebuilding of our great nation in its original form? We all have bad days and the weight of all the negative news daily is very tough to wake up to and live through. But, giving up is not an option. Quitting is not a part of who we are. I was communicating with Festus this morning and stated "people need to get out of the pig pen slop and start getting fresh air." Gee Bravo Echo, that is harsh. What on earth do you mean?


Here is one of numerous examples. I monitor the HFS Signal app when time allows and a lot of conversation on the app is depressing and at times negative. Continuous news about what is going on around us. I know the posters of information do not intend it or see it. Hours and hours of negative news. It breeds negativity and a negative outlook. I have been beating this drum for weeks....months now. YOU CAN'T CHANGE WHAT IS TAKING PLACE IN WASHINGTON DC!!! Focus, focus, focus on your 5 Mile Radius. That is where you are going to face your most direct threats. Ask yourself, what do you have even if you solve how the Wuhan flu started? I see so many negative comments flowing. I know, you have a right to be upset and mad. Let me ask you, what is it doing for you? Ruining your day? Weighing down your heart? Causing stress in your home? COSTING YOU IMPORTANT PREPAREDNESS HOURS? Think of all the preparedness plans and projects you could have already completed. We are surrounded with negative news constantly. We can process it as negative news and consider it to be negative. We can also control how it fits in to our day and our preparedness planning. If we are going to be leaders of our home we must also set the tempo and attitude of those around us. All the daisies in our garden may be dead but we don't have cry because they are gone. We can figure out why they are dead, fix the problem, and plan daisies for next year. Adapt and overcome vs giving up and quitting. We are all here for a reason. We are blessed people to be here. We can be thankful for each day we wake up and then go out and do great things or else we can wake up thinking "God please take me home because I don't want to be here anymore." Really?


Fellow Patriots, the time is now. If you are failing to do the things you should be doing spiritually and to prepare your family it is going to cause you to fail yourself and your family at the most crucial time of all. When it counts.


I rest my case.


Next ...


Water. Are you aware of the importance of clean water and what dirty water will do to you? Maybe I should ask, are you capable of ensuring your water is clean? Much of the water around America is dirty or contaminated and residents consume it unknowing the water is polluted. In many cases water is taken for granted until the split second it stops flowing to the kitchen sink or the local municipality announces a water treatment warning for your community. Are you ready?

Things such as chemical spills, broken mainlines, sewage leaks, frozen pipes, failed well pumps, damaged infrastructure, etc. are just a few of the surprises in life that can quickly turn off your access to clean water. Making matters worse today are the waterways and bodies of water more polluted with pollutants and harmful organisms than in yesteryear. Did you know the majority of disease and sickness during a disaster or austere situation is directly related to poor water quality and sanitation. Statistically speaking, you are more likely to succumb to dehydration via water-borne illness than to the destruction from a disaster in your local area. Having clean water should be your top priority.


Here's a few terms you should be familiar with:


- Potable: water: drinkable, with minimal microbial hazard - i.e. the statistical likelihood of illness is acceptable.


- Disinfection: the process that kills or destroys almost all disease-producing microorganisms except bacterial spores. (This is what you want to aim for).


- Purification: removal of organic or inorganic chemicals and particulate matter - used more to describe improving of taste, odor, and color.


- Sterilization: all microbial life, including bacteria, protozoa, spores, and viruses are destroyed. Could also be used for medical purposes.


During an emergency, the only sources of water may be a pond, ditch, rain water runoff, puddle, river, etc. Usually there are particulates in the water (dirt, leaves, bugs, pollen, dust, etc.). These don't need to be in your drinking water, and will affect the filtration processes. After heavy rains, bodies of water will usually have more suspended sediment and particulates in them. Ask yourself right now, are you ready for these situations and circumstances?


- Bulk Pre-Filtering: Using a bucket with a cloth secured to it (bungee cord, rope, etc.) pour your collected water slowly through the cloth filter into the bucket. If your time and resources will allow, run the water through a second cloth filter process. Just this step alone has already reduced the load of what your later filter steps will have to sort through.


- Settling - When we check the water, we see that it still has a degree of fine sediment suspended in it. Unless we can remove some of that fine suspended sediment, it can end up clogging up our filter faster over time, and reducing filtering efficiency. One efficient way is to simply allow the sediment to settle to the bottom. This can take a few hours depending on the amount of sediment in your collection water. When gathering water, try best not to disturb sediment on the bottom or near the edges.


After about two hours, most of the fine sediment should be settled to the bottom, and the water is much clearer. Pour off the clearest water for further filtering. If you need to process a lot of water, you may need to have several 'settling' containers of water set out at different times. The goal of pre-filtering is to bring the clearest water possible to our filter process at the very start.


Multiple cloths - A cloth folded over itself several times gives several layers of cloth to filter through and capture sediment. Cloth with tighter and finer weaves will also capture more. Going with the HFS philosophy of "one is none, two is one, and three is better, it would probably be wise to go ahead now and secure multiple resources you could apply to this process.


Coffee Filters - These can be efficient (and clean) for pre-filtering small amounts. Very portable. You could use a small sieve to hold the filter, or rubber band it around the lid with a slight depression. You can also cut a two-liter bottle in half, place the coffee filter down in the bottle leaving the small pour spout below the filter. Pour the water through the filter and out the original bottle spout. The bottle helps hold the filter in place.


Reduce Odors & Many Chemicals: - Chemical spills, contamination, flooding, etc. can often introduce different chemicals into the water that may not normally be in your area's water systems. Sometimes this can be as simple as pesticide runoff, or automotive chemicals from parking lots and roads. Other times, even with clean(er) water sources, there may be disagreeable odors (sulfur, etc.) that are preferable to be removed or minimized. Special-purpose filters are needed to remove fluoride (bone-based activated charcoal will work, too). Charcoal, however, can remove most VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).


Whenever the presence of chemicals is strongly suspect, the use of charcoal or activated charcoal is a must. Distillation (further below) is the best recourse for chemically-tainted water (if that is all you have access to, depending on disaster), but charcoal pre-treatment would still be recommended.


When using this process, do not use charcoal briquettes for water filtration! These have added chemicals and accelerants for easier ignition. Regular charcoal will work, and has been used for generations to treat water in rain barrels. Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been additionally processed to create multitude more pores on its surface, making it much more absorptive. Bulk activated charcoal in granular size can be purchased ahead of time at aquarium stores or online.


Filtering Pool Water - If your only supply of water is pool water, or if it is substantially cleaner than other options, make sure you let the chlorine dissipate as much as possible (glass jar in sunlight and air) before running it through a charcoal filter. Charcoal has a great affinity for chlorine, and will absorb it, but the quantities present in pool water will saturate your charcoal real quick. Running water that has a very faint chlorine taste through the charcoal filter will be fine, but heavy chlorine content will wear it out much faster.


Water Filter No-Nos - If at all possible, do not add organic material such as grass, straw, hay, etc. to your final filtration processes. These can add nasties into your drinking water. These materials are ok for initial pre-filtering if need be, but do not incorporate them into your filtering after that.


Preparing Charcoal, Gravel, & Sand - Since these three components can be utilized in various types of water filtration setups, here is a quick primer on making sure they are clean and properly suited to the task.


Charcoal - If your source charcoal was freshly made, then you shouldn't have to worry about it being sterile. However, bought charcoal (don't use briquettes) may have been sitting around somewhere on the ground for a while, and should be boiled for several minutes to make sure it is clean. We want to take large chunk charcoal and break it down, greatly increasing the surface area for absorption. Ideally we want most of it to be about pea-gravel size or slightly smaller. We want water to be able to flow through it well, but also have maximum surface contact. Place charcoal in metal bucket. Hold bucket with feet, and use a pole, end of a 2x4, etc. and smash up charcoal. Or, place lump charcoal in heavy cloth or towel, wrap it over a time or two, and smash it up in that.


Gravel or Sand - Gather pea-size gravel in bucket. Add some water (doesn't have to be pure water), and swish the water and gravel around to wash off dirt, moss, etc. Pour off water and repeat process several times till floaties are mostly gone. For sand, this will take almost three times a number of washes - till the water is very clear. Make sure the sand is mixed and stirred up as you wash it, not just caked on the bottom. To clean them further, you could boil them in water for several minutes to kill bacteria, etc., or you could soak them in a strong bleach solution for 4 hours. Drain, and rinse with pure water to remove bleach if desired.


And that is it for my thoughts this week. Let's move along now to some preparedness and other news for the week.


Preparedness News


1. From Rich M. - Ask a Prepper - 16 Things You Must Have in Your Stockpile for This Year’s Hurricane Season - Ask a Prepper - Great suggestions offered that you can use for multiple disasters and planning.


2. From Adrienne - Whole New Mom - How to Freeze Tomatoes--no blanching and no peeling! | Whole New Mom - We had an abundance of tomatoes from this years growing season and Ms. Lucy was able to can tomatoes and make tomato juice as well. The author offers some great suggestions.


3. From Bob Rodgers - Survivopedia - Methods for moving a wounded patient - Survivopedia - I know this is a topic hardly discussed or even considered. Have you ever moved a living or deceased body? Can you do it? The weight is beyond what you imagined. Build a plan and know how you will do it.


4. From Anjana M. - Prepper Illustrated - Survival Skills for Kids [Must Teach These Skills to Your Child] (preppersillustrated.com) - Ahhh, children. How are you including children in your preparedness plans? Do you let them practice? A Patriot sister in HFS is a great example to this point. She has built home evacuation plans and allowed her children to practice how to get out of the home. She teaches them first aid. She spends time in the woods with them. She has taught them edible plants in the event they are lost in the woods, they can find food. Get the point? You probably didn't know the HFS blog page has a page specifically for children. You can check it out at this link. Blog | Survival (hopeforsurvival.com)


5. From Bob Rodgers - Survivopedia - Making a water management plan for when SHTF - Survivopedia - Do you run when you hear me mention the word "Plan"? Ha Ha. Here is another author talking about the dirty word, plan.


Other News -


1. From The Watchman - Survival Blog -



This is a great two part article. Festus shared this with me and Ms. Lucy as well. Check it out.


2. From Chris Martenson - Peak Prosperity - “No Discernable Relationship” between Vaccines and Cases | Peak Prosperity - This audio is a very good information file to think about.


3. From NC Scout - American Partisan - Covid Vaxxers Are Developing A.I.D.S. (Bloodwork Proof) | American Partisan - Does anything surprise you anymore?


4. From Ben Armstrong - New American - America Sleeps As Her Enemies Prepare To Strike - The New American - Grab a donut and some cocoa and check out this 25 minute video on Americas lack of preparedness to foreign threats.


5. From Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics - Are the US Supply Chain Disruptions Deliberate? | Armstrong Economics - Ssshhhhhh!!!! We can't think this way. How on earth could a vaccination stop hundreds of large barges from entering a port. No, wait, maybe the governor of a particular state ruled that gasoline powered semi trailers can't enter the port to pick up all the supplies needed around the nation. No wait, maybe all the semi-trailer drivers needed a jab to make sure they stayed healthy. Hmmmm, maybe children will not have Christmas because a state governor ruled all tractor trailer drivers must be union? Shall we continue this silly game?


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


That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters.


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.


Please continue praying for our Patriot sister and brother in Huntsville, AL who are going through the dreaded Covid now. We pray for quick recovery and strength coming out of it.


Please keep our Patriot brother in Huntsville, AL in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers from emergency surgery. He has been released to go home for further recovery.


Many HFS Patriots are in touch situations and having to choose between the Covid-19 vaccine or losing their jobs. Please pray for wisdom and discernment as these folks move forward with a decision.


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


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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