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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #140

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #140. Thanks for sharing your time with us here at the PENL and Hope for Survival. We welcome readers daily from around America and beyond. We appreciate your desire to check out what we say and things we are doing to help preparers become self-reliant. The numbers are increasing which says more and more citizens are waking up to the world around them.

We are quickly approaching Christmas and the holiday season is in full swing. Are you ready? Do you plan to travel to visit family? Do you have a plan in place to include individual day-bags or even bug-out bags depending on the distance? Stop and give thought to the things that could go wrong to divert your plan or even drastically change it.

It was an extremely busy week for HFS, and I will address the details in the Thoughts for the Week section of the newsletter. The schedule remains busy over the holiday season and into 2022. People are coming aboard and realizing the need to be prepared because they accept things are changing at a rapid pace around our great nation. Are you preparing?

Thanks to everyone who emailed, mailed, texted or called over the past week. It is great hearing from you, and I appreciate your kind words of support and uplifting in prayer. The workload of research, writing, and producing products on top of travel and the planning time it takes to set up events and training, Festus and I are maxed out weekly. Thank you for your support and understanding. We are doing our best.

Let us move along...

Thursday Zoom Rallies – Rally #78 was conducted with the last meeting before 2022. To change up the normal process, Festus and me conducted a question/answer session to one another, and then opened it up and allowed direction questions to us from the participants. It is always fun to hear and answer questions from HFS members. We ended the rally with the regular "chatter that matters where participants can speak on any preparedness topic. Thanks to everyone who could attend.

Hope for Survival YouTube and Odysee Channels- If you have not already, please consider subscribing to the HFS YouTube and HFS Odysee channels. 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.

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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Rumble - HopeforSurvival (Platform established. Videos coming soon)

Connect and give me a shout. Share with family and friends.

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.

Hope for Survival books: Christmas is quickly getting to our doorstep. Do you have family members or friends who dabble with preparedness or someone you want to get started in preparedness? Then now is a great time to order and receive copies of my two preparedness books. In the past HFS members purchased books for family members who may be in their early stages of preparedness.

If you would like to buy multiple books of one type or both, email me to let me know and I will work out a special deal for you.

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

Six hundred miles, severe weather and tornado warnings, four stops, one HFS brief, a new node/tribe/team, lunch with three HFS groups, and several hours with Festus and Mrs. Festus discussing today, 2022, where we are and where we want to go, homemade pies, a good meal of spaghetti with homemade sauce, lots of laughs (nice and much needed) and a good conversation lasting till nearly 2 amwas had. All in three days. Life is blessed. As Festus would say, "rock on."

HFS is blessed and honored to have met the fine Christian Patriots from Joppa, AL on the first stop of the road trip. Welcome aboard the HFS preparedness train. Thank you for inviting me into your church home and for the awesome chili dinner afterwards. It was wonderful to be with a faith-based group wanting to get prepared and so many who understand what is going on around the world and in America. I'm happy to announce the Joppa, AL family will be HFS Group #13 in 2021. Congratulations. I will be back in Joppa, AL on January 16 to do onsite preparedness training. I look forward to spending more time with these wonderful Patriots. I owe a big thank you to our Huntsville Patriot sister who connected HFS with this opportunity.

I share the following information with you to make a point and not to brag or pump out my chest or belittle others for any reason. I'm not putting anyone down in any way. I'm simply pointing out the information I will share to let you know the HFS plan and mission is working. It is up to you to get aboard and do your part to be prepared. We can only put it together and write about it or teach it to the individual, family. or group and then support their efforts. Self-acceptance and responsibility are an individual choice.

Stop two of the road trip was to attend a meeting I was invited to in Huntsville, AL. The room had at least 60 or more like minded individuals and groups. I was happy to see at least 20 or more from the HFS Huntsville group attending to include both team leaders of the group. Thanks for your strong showing at this event. The meeting included several preparedness groups to include Viking Preparedness, podcaster and group leader from Green Gregs, and a few other groups. The host asked a few of us to give a quick brief on who we are and what we are about. It was an honor to brief the HFS statement on our mission. The leader of the meeting had a very good brief on his vision and desire to put together a group for his homestead. The takeaway from this was HFS is way ahead of all the participants speaking and sharing group information.

The HFS Huntsville team leaders had participated in another meeting the evening before and shared with me the same perception. During the Saturday meeting I wrote a private note and slid it to the team leader stating "I'm not saying this to be rude or negative, but it is clear to me that HFS is far ahead of the others in our format of preparing food, water, shelter, and security" as a baseline. If you don't have the basics to preparedness what good is anything else? One groups approach is it is your responsibility to learn and have the food, water, shelter and security part concept completed on your own with no support and then come to the group to work on tactics. The mindset and approach at HFS are t