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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #148

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #148. Thanks for stopping by to check out our newsletter for the week. In the blink of an eye, we are now squarely in February, and it won't be long till spring. We must remember to stay focused and prepared each day forward and do our best to stay focused on the things we are not aware of or knowledgeable about. Huh? Just that. I do believe we are likely to experience something out of the dark to get our attention off the existing issues at hand. Often times this could be a war. I would not rule out a possible cyber-attack or attack on our utilities. I also would not rule out some level of a regionalized EMP attempt. We prepare for everyday and not a single event so hopefully everyone is paying attention and as ready as they can be. These are not predictions, just possibilities. We have the start of the Winter Olympics in China and a looming war in Ukraine. What better time is there to strike the United States when we are in the dead of winter, and we are still facing our own internal issues.

I had a great trip to Crossville, TN last Sunday to take part in a HFS Team meeting and breakfast with the Crossville, TN and Monticello, KY teams leads. These are great opportunities to fellowship, discuss training, growth, communications, problems, and joint training opportunities. I hope in the near future to hold joint breakfast/lunch working groups to bring other regional teams together.

In the afternoon the Crossville team conducted communication training using GMRS radios. I want to extend a big thanks for this opportunity and to the Patriot brother who conducted the training for the team. It is always great to see fellow Patriots when visiting. Thanks to everyone for a good day.

We had to cancel the Dandridge, TN Preparedness meeting due to some flu issues and it will be rescheduled soon to bring this group together. We look forward to meeting the new folks interested in preparedness very soon.

Another HFS group held training over the weekend. Just because the weather is cold and wet should not stop any preparedness training. This is a great period of the year to conduct indoor training. The group taught how to make sauerkraut. The feedback I received stated the class was excellent. I want to thank those who hosted, taught and attended the training. Great job.

I would encourage all HFS teams to take advantage of each day and any time available to bring your people together to conduct training, bonding, and unity, going forward. We don't know what time is available going forward.

Just a little fun quiz. Can you break the code? If so, email me your answer. Do NOT put in the message block.


Thanks to the two HFS Patriots who broke the code on last week's quiz.

Okay, let's move along. First a few business items and promoting HFS.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS Zoom Rally #81 was conducted on Feb 3, 2022, with an HFS Patriot sharing and teaching his personal process on color coding preparedness resources. This is excellent method to consider for your resources, especially if you are just starting out. We then covered a couple preparedness topics, the "what would you do" scenarios, and then ended with the chatter that matters session. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated.

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

Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:

Facebook – Hope for Survival

YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival

MeWe: - //

Odysee - Hope for Survival (

Parler - Preparedness101

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: 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)

Online training opportunity - Thanks to our Patriot sister in Western N.C. provided the following website and information from Botan Logos to share with fellow Patriots regarding Herbal learning and studies. The following website has a wealth of information to include self-paced virtual studies to help educate Patriots. The particular course she is currently taking is $25.00 and you can download and complete at your own pace. Herbal Basics for Everyone – BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies ( Thanks much for sharing this great opportunity with us. BotanoLogos is located in North Georgia.

Heritage Life Skills 2022 - Waynesville, NC, May 20-22 - Class schedule and signups will be coming soon. Make your plans now and don't miss this great event in beautiful Western, NC. I will post links to information and signups once available from Carolina Readiness Supply.

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...