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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #151

Fellow Patriots,

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #151. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. Your loyalty and support to HFS is much appreciated. It has been a slow and time-consuming process to reach this point and as we near the 3rd Anniversary for Hope for Survival, we now have weekly readers in nearly 40 states. We appreciate your time and choice to visit HFS weekly. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.

Ms. Lucy and I will be taking a quick trip to Johnson City, TN. Saturday morning to watch our oldest granddaughter (11) play softball with her travel team from Central VA. Two weeks ago, it was the youngest granddaughter visiting Gatlinburg, TN with her traveling gymnastics team. I will continue being a grandfather and keep my mouth shut on the subject of traveling sports teams for kids under the age of 15. Yikes. Next, I will probably hear that our four-year-old grandson is on a traveling team competing in construction and heavy equipment knowledge. His knowledge and retainability in this area is amazing.

This is a very exciting time of year when Carolina Readiness Supply releases the annual schedule for Heritage Life Skills 2022. You will find more information listed below with links and contact information for the event. Hope for Survival will be onsite teaching eight classes over the three-day event covering five topics which includes two new classes: The Psychology of Preparedness and Vetting New Team Members. This is a great event for families to attend and visit the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina in the city of Waynesville. You don't want to miss this event.

HFS will be posting the annual HFS March Madness Donation Drive on March 1, 2022 for the full month to raise funds to keep HFS funded operationally for 2022. Keep your eyes alerted to this post and consider helping HFS pay the bills for year. We have remained operational for nearly three years through your generous support. Thanks in advance.

Okay, let us move along.

Just for fun...

Can you break the code? If so, email me your answer. Do NOT put in the message block. Each week the coded puzzle will get harder.

This week's code is: 5-3--5/1-5-1-3/2-4-1-5/4-1-2-4-4-2/4-5-5-1-4/1-3-5/3-3-5-3-1/2-3-5-1-5-3-4-4-2/4-5-5-1/2-2-5-5-4-4-4-2/5-3-5-1-5/3-5-1-4-4/5-3-5-1-5/4-3-5-3-1/ Good luck!!!

No one broke the code in PENL #150. The correct answer was "The five D's in security are deter, detect, deny, delay, and defend."

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

Thursday Zoom Rallies – No HFS Zoom Rally this week. Next rally will be March 3, 2022, at 7 pm EST. Agenda will be announced next week.

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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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 and HFS Thumb Drive for Emergency Documents -: 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)

HFS Thumb Drive for Emergency Documents - We just restocked the HFS Thumb drive and have them available now. Follow this link and you will see the add at the top of the page. Blog | Survival (

Heritage Life Skills 2022 - Waynesville, NC, May 20-22 - Class schedule and signups are posted for your review and selection. Once again, the price for a full weekend attendance or single day visit can't be beat. This is a very affordable opportunity for loads of preparedness training and information. Not to mention, you will meet some amazing people who become friends for life in many cases. Here is the link to view this year's classes, class schedules, and instructor bios. Upcoming Events | Carolina Readiness | Preparedness & Camping Store If you have questions, please call the Carolina Readiness Supply at 828-456-5310.

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

Presidential Election 2020, Jan 6, 2021, Covid - 19, Canadian Trucker Rally, U.S. Trucker Convoy to Washington D.C. and the new Trump App. What is the important commonality that applies to all of us and how we should avoid same? I am going to bounce around like a square rubber ball to get to the ending point where I bring it all together. So, buckle up and stay with me. I promise what I am saying here applies to you and your family in some way.

I think I should start off this section by saying "here, kitty, kitty, kitty." Why do I hear this noise in my head? Oh my, do we as humans ever learn? Gray man. OPSEC. Left of Bang. Stay outside the box. A person diets for six months and has great success. Then the donut truck drives by and in a single decision during a time of weakness, the six-month effort is over. A dozen glazed donuts destroyed the effort. The person knew better but a split-second decision defeated them. Do we as humans believe anything that we see and talk about? Or do we watch and believe it will never happen to us? We are living in a world where the new system can track every movement, message, and word we utter. Scary huh?

We've had warmer weather here in East TN this week. Yes, it's a tease and it will be cold again soon. It fooled the pear trees because they are showing buds this third week in February. Fooled by temperature and current weather. If a tree responds to rain, droughts, warm and freezing temps, shouldn't the tree have known it was too early to bud? There is nothing I can do but watch the process each year. I can almost hear mother nature whispering "here, kitty, kitty, kitty" to my fruit trees. Come on, have a sense of humor.

I had the chance to talk to my squirrel pal Wilson this week and he was full of himself. Seems every chance he gets he is slighting the human race for being so weak and easy to predict. When Wilson gives me a half smile with a cocked head, I can expect a sarcastic comment or question. Wilson asked me "why humans are so easy to predict?" It had been a while since I last chatted with Wilson. I was watching my American flag blow in the breeze, and I noticed Wilson running and jumping from point to point collecting more food while all the other squirrels went about running and chasing each other from tree to tree and over and under downed logs. You see, Wilson is acting upon the knowledge of more freezing weather coming soon. Wilson will have additional food, while the other squirrels will not. Simple. Right? Learning from the past. It is a lesson in what have we learned from the past to help us prevent the same bad decisio