Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #154
Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #154. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. We hope you enjoyed a blessed week. Did you get snow at your location? I know a few of you probably get snow in mid-summer in the Northwestern regions of the US.
Well, the Russian/Ukrainian war continues, China and Saudi Arabia are getting a bit too close for comfort, and the US Congress passed a $1.5 trillion-dollar Omnibus package. It's just money, right? Forget saving for your grandkid's college fund. You better start saving for their future cost of living rates. Why is no one talking about the 21% pay raise Congress snuck into the package? What a job they have. Give yourself a raise to spend your boss's money. As some would say, "just living the dream."
We received about three inches of snow last weekend and the visiting grandkids loved it. It was fun flashing back to childhood and remembering the days of neighborhood sled rides, burning tires at night and sledding under the stars. We get little snow here at our location in East TN. Strange but reality. Fifteen minutes away at the mountain base it snows annually. I was worried about our blooming fruit trees, but the snow and ice seem to have had little impact. With warmer temps this week we have beautiful flowers on the peach tree and the pear trees are filling with leaves quickly. Isn't this a great time of year?
It's about time to hit the road again for three stops along the way. I'm working to lock in dates for Fairview, NC, Joppa and Huntsville, AL. The Alabama visit may be a two-to-three-day trip. These visits should take place in the next two weeks if all goes according to schedule.
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.
This week's code is: 2-1-2-1 / 5-1-3-4-1-1 / 1-1 / 2-1-4-n / 5-5 / 5-1-3 / 3-1-3-2-1-5-4-1 / 4-1-5-1 / 2-5-2-4-4-2 / 2-1-1-2.
Congrats to our Patriot sister from North Alabama, again, for breaking last weeks coded message. The message was: "Canning, freeze drying, and dehydrating, are good methods for long term food storage."
Okay, let's move along. First a few business items and promoting HFS.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – We had a great zoom rally #84 with discussions on the 8 Preparedness Pillars, the new HFS Alerting System, the Saudi, China, and US Petro-dollar issue. Thanks to those who could attend. HFS will have a special session of Zoom on March 24, 2022 with special guest Dr. Millar from Huntsville, AL.
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
Odysee - Hope for Survival (odysee.com)
Parler - Preparedness101
Check out the newest HFS YouTube video at this link. If you have not, please hit subscribe and support our efforts to get the preparedness message out. Thanks. https://youtu.be/TKayDFymR7I
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. https://www.hopeforsurvival.com/post/guest-and-newcomers-information-page
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 (hopeforsurvival.com)
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 (hopeforsurvival.com)
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.
If you would like to sign up for classes taught by Hope for Survival at this event, here's the posted HFS dates, times, and classes being taught.
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - HFS Potluck Dinner (time to be determined)
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 830 AM to 1130 AM - Preparedness 101
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1 PM - 230 PM - Preparedness 102
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 3 PM - 430 PM - Vetting New Members (New Class)
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 830 AM - 1130 AM - Preparedness 101
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 1 PM - 230 PM - Preparedness 102
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 3 PM - 430 PM - Psychological Preparedness (New Class)
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 830 AM - 10 AM - Vetting New Members (New Class)
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 10:30 AM - 1200 PM - Protecting Your Five Mile Radius
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 1 PM - 230 PM - Psychological Preparedness (New Class)
HFS March Madness Donation Drive 2022 - We are starting week three of our annual donation drive and we are currently at 28% of our goal for this year. We are running behind the past year's donations at this point. It is easy to visit a website and scroll through articles and participate in zoom rallies. From the HFS management end, all of these features cost money to keep in operations. Your donation helps us pay for licenses, fees, and equipment to keep the HFS mission moving forward. Thanks to everyone who donated to this cause to support the operations of HFS. Bless you.
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