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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #156

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #156. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. We hope you enjoyed a blessed week. March is over and a quarter of 2022 is now behind us. Are your preparedness plans in better shape now than at the start of March? What are you doing to better prepare and protect your family?

The HFS March Madness Donation Drive ended with another successful drive. Thanks to everyone for your kindness and consideration to support HF operations for 2022. We would not be able to continue HFS without your support. We are blessed to be surrounded by wonderful Patriots who are part of the HFS family. We continue receiving donations so I can't tell you the percentage of our goal received. I can tell you we hit 100%. I will update you as soon as the total is known.

Ms. Lucy and I completed our trip to GA to spend the weekend with kids and grandkids and though it was a quick weekend it was enjoyable. It seems the grandkids change week to week or between visits. New words and things they learn amazes us. Time together goes fast and when the visit ends, we are exhausted yet wish we had more time.

I was happy to hear one of our HFS groups conducted Friday evening and Saturday afternoon on essential oils and range safety and firearms training. They also discussed equipment and gear used during tactical training and maneuvering from target to target. Many folks will buy this gear and leave it in a box until needed. Understanding pros and cons to each piece of gear is essential. Have you ever worn personal body armor and run 50 yards forward and then dropped to the prone position? How did it feel when the body armor slammed into your throat knocking the air out of you? Did you slam your face in to the dirt? Imagine if you had trained with your gear and with someone to instruct you on it. You may have prevented this painful event from happening.

This weekend I am off to Fairview, NC to meet with a group of Patriots to share what HFS is about and discuss the importance of the Five Mile Radius. I look forward to spending the day with new sisters and brothers on the same journey. I appreciate the invite and opportunity to be with them. Next weekend will likely be the Huntsville, AL trip.

Okay, let us move along.

Congrats to our Patriot sister from North Alabama, again, for breaking last weeks coded message. The message was:: Are you confident in your preparedness plans?

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

Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS Zoom Rally #85 was conducted with discussions on the Signal APP, planning your Battlespace, the House of Cards, seven things you should be doing now, President Biden's announcement of upcoming food shortages, and the "What would you do" segment. Thanks to everyone who could attend.

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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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.

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.

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)

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 -

Spring has arrived and many are preparing gardens and watching their fruit trees blossom. Last week I shared some thoughts on gardening and building raised boxes. A Patriot sister shared some excellent links with me to share with readers on fruit trees. I want to pass along a big thank you to her for sharing this great information. These links are exceptional and great to keep available for your own research and education on fruit trees. As I mentioned previously, fruit trees can be like raising an infant. You must learn to recognize signs the trees are showing to then know what is wrong. I would suggest taking these links and saving the ones that will help you now and maybe later.

A Comprehensive List -


Christine Bredenkamp Macon County Extension Director Horticulture and Community Development Phone # 828 349 2049

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One of my favorite Patriot brothers reached out to me in the past week as he often does to discuss preparedness, HFS, training and the world. He was sharing some info regarding a class his Patriot wife would be teaching on essential oils and how she uses some of the information from HFS Book 1 starting on page 135 regarding essential oils. I decided t