Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #161. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. As the world spins faster and crazier make sure you keep your feet grounded and your top cap on tight. It was a week in which the President of the United States called us, conservative Patriots domestic terrorist. Not Antifa or BLM, but you. The tide will get rougher and faster with each passing day and how well you are prepared is going to be the difference. The first step starts with you and your understanding of yourself. Do you know you?
You need to be alert to the dates May 22 and 29th, 2022. Stay alert to the upcoming vote on the UN Treaty where the U.S. will likely vote in favor of handing over your health care to the UN for a global program. Remember, equality and global. Most nations already voted in favor of this program and the U.S. is one of the last to vote from my understanding.
I continue to cross paths with lost sheep who are so caught up with the war in Ukraine they are missing other more important events taking place in America. Food shortages and supply chain break downs are increasing weekly. The continued lockdowns in China will have major implications to our national resources with no fix or effort to fix the problem. You will pay higher prices or else live on your resources put away in your preparedness planning. Hopefully it's the latter.
Heritage Life Skills is right around the corner and if you haven't signed up, your time is running out quickly. It is a great opportunity for training and a chance to meet new friends who will stay with you or life. You can find more below. Find some classes you would like and come spend a few days with us.
Life continues to be very busy and hectic here for us, but we managed the first week okay. We will do our best to continue HFS on schedule without delays or interruptions in the coming weeks. Thanks for your understanding.
Okay, let us move along.
Thursday Zoom Rallies – There was no HFS Zoom this week.
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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 - TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! 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)
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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 - My chance to share with you what's on my mind over a cup of virtual coffee.
America, then and now - I had to run up and down the highway this week and that means I had a lot of time to think. No radio, no music, just me and my thoughts. I love admiring the towns and places in between as I journey from state to state. Wonders of yesteryear and how people used to get things done without all the advanced technology of the years. I'm running behind getting this newsletter edition finished so I'm trying to type my thoughts from the week as I consume a special West Virigina style dinner tonight. Microwaved hot dog weenies with Libby's gravy and sausage. Yes, it's really good. Don't knock it till you give it a shot. I didn't have time to fry up some hillbilly steak (Spam) to go with the gravy. Ms' Lucy is out of town and I had several hours of grass to cut and a lot of trimming to get completed before two days of rain arrives tomorrow.
I find myself thinking back to childhood when my grandfather would let me help him service a car that pulled in for gasoline and an oil check, and maybe a window cleaning. He owned three service stations in town and life was busy. But, he had time for me, his customers, and a large garden after work where he cared for his pride and joy and carried food home about dark. He worked hard. If I remembered to wear my Texaco hat and told the customer "thank you and come back" I earned a nickel. Once I had a few nickels I could buy an ice cream from his cooler or a soda pop for a quarter. I was accountable for my treats and the nickels earned to pay for them. It was a great lesson for life. Be kind, responsible and accountable for how I treated others.
My grandmother was the same when it was about paying me a small fee for help and then teaching me to save my earnings for something bigger. She was very good to explain the purpose in saving my earnings and to be sure to pay cash for my choice of purchase later on. Buying on credit was sometimes a must when buying a car or a home. She taught me about wants vs needs in life. Having money to be able to pay cash was a blessing but also a privilege. Accountability for the possessions one had was important. She always talked about the importance of working hard but taking care of my feet because I needed them no matter what. This meant spending more money on a good quality shoe. When packing the backpack I keep in my vehicle I think of a quality shoe or boot.
My grandparents grew up poor. After marriage they lived in a coal camp in southern WV where life and work were very hard. Long days for little pay, but they appreciated every dime earned. My dad grew up in a coal camp and told me stories about life over the years. It was not easy and to those who survived, the memories lasted long after they moved on to a better life. I'm not so sure our citizens today would survive in this environment because of the hard work and low pay. Many of the stories I was told, families lived life like many envision life being during a disaster or grid down situation. It was painful and everyone had to work and pull their weight to accomplish chores and responsibilities.
Why am I talking about my grandparents and the coal camp? Whenever I encounter another cracked block in the nation's foundation, I think back to the things they taught me. It is important to remember what makes you who are and how you grew to be the person you are today. Never forget it.
I was passing through the Chattanooga area recently and stopped to meet Ms. Lucy as she was heading east while I was headed west/southwest. We picked a McDonald's to meet, and our order was a snack and three drinks. This particular McDonald's had no workers in the front as they have already converted to the kiosk process where the customer uses a screen to select choices and then paid by a credit card. A receipt was printed, and we had to pick up a plastic sign to set on our table. The sign had a number which matched our order and it said "have a seat, your food will be brought to you when completed.
I was in a hurry because I had a few hours more to drive and check in at the B @B I was staying at for the first part of the week. After about 20 minutes I went to the counter and asked about my food. A lady about 60, stoned out of her mind, pointed to the counter where my food was bagged and waiting for me. COLD. She said "I called your number and you didn't come get it.? I showed her the plastic sign which read the food would be brought to my table. She shrugged her shoulders and replied "I was busy." I wasn't happy but I didn't have time to giver her my rules of being responsible.
Sadly, this is the new America. No one wants to work and many who are working do so without motivation, desire, effort, and often stoned. Many companies are so desperate for employees they no longer drug test. It is what we must accept and realize this is the new America. Not only is McDonald's now using kiosk, so is Lowes in my local town, as is our local grocery store and Wal Mart. Banks will very soon so get ready for it. But, no one is talking about the people losing their jobs. Where will they go? What will they do? As the stock market drops like my bag at McDonalds, the government appears to be heading towards a major recession.
Anyone who watched video clips of the meltdown of elected officials and protesters in front of the Supreme Court Building would understand this is beyond average protesting. It is evil and appears demonic. It is very cult like, and elections will not resolve this anger and hate. It just prolongs it to grow and get worse. It must be dealt with. One middle aged female protester held a sign that read "I wish my mother would have aborted me. ."Really? The most Supreme Court in the land is locked in their homes with fences around their property over a leaked upcoming opinion. People are going mad, and one must ask is the system to blame?
How has the world's leading superpower gone from a feared nation with the worlds greatest military to a nation where a the Health and Human Services Director, who is transgender announces genital mutilation is a form of health care and tax payers should foot the bill. If they aren't killing the unborn they destroying God's children. What happened while we slept? We now have a federal level misinformation director under homeland security where your thoughts will be managed. We, as adults need our thoughts managed yet the Democratic party wants to lower the voting age to allow kids who can't figure out their own sex vote for the leader of the free world. Silence your thoughts and stop spewing the truth because you are corrupting the sheep of the world.
How has our nation gone from being self-sufficient, and the No 1 provider of oil and natural gas, and paying less than $2 per gallon for fuel to over $4 per gallon for regular gasoline and blaming it on the war in the Ukraine? It doesn't pass the smell test fellow Patriots. Do your homework and check out where we get most of our oil and fuel. It's north and south of our border. Remember when Covid-19 first started, and we witnessed pictures of oil tankers lined up in the gulf region with nowhere to download their load. There is a push to get us off petro and using electric vehicles very soon. Why? The national grid will not support a nation our size going all electric on the highways, unless the number of vehicles on the highways is controlled. How could that be possible?
Step out of your comfort zone and imagine what I am about to tell you. Imagine living in a society where everything you do, say, type, and buy, is monitored and controlled by big brother. What? Imagine a society where everything is all digital. We are on our way now and citizens are jumping up and down for the next upgraded version. Smart phones. Smart cars. Smart TVs. Smart appliances. Smart grid. Do you honestly believe the development of smart technology was to make us happier? It has made us more dependent and thinking less on our own. Just ask Alexa, she will tell you the weather, a recipe, sing a song, the news, and on and on.
Wait until society is controlled and operated via all the digital platforms our nation is built on. Imagine you go to take a Sunday drive and your automobile doors won't open and a message pops up on your smart phone saying "I'm sorry Mr. Jones, you posted a negative comment in the email to your brother about the new administration. You are being punished and you lose 50 miles off your monthly authorization to travel." Or, you stop by the local market on your way home from work and buy three bottles of wine. When you go to check out, it won't scan so you try it again and you get the same results. You check your phone and find a message from big brother saying "I'm sorry Mr. Jones, you have already purchased five bottles of wine this month and you have passed your authorized limit." Imagine watching a television show with a family member and during a conversation with a person in the room, you comment about how jacked up a new policy is that was briefed by the government earlier in the day.? You go to work the next day and your boss tells you that you have been fired because of the comment you made the previous evening. Your desk has been packed up and security escorts you to the door. Think this sound crazy? It is already in place in China, and it is believed Google already has the developed platform in place waiting for deployment. Many believe segments are already collecting information on each of us and a social credit score is developed. Your ability to function in society will be based on how compliant you are. You think it is bad now, just wait. It was announced this week that Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 are being expedited to be in place sooner than 2030. Are you ready?
There is a growing movement amongst our younger generation that believes they are not full human and a form of human technocracy. They believe the digital world and constant time on smart devices and computers has transformed their brains to the new world that we are not welcomed to be a part of. Crazy stuff huh? I don't recall reading about this in my Bible, or did I? I think back to a conversation I had with my pastor a year or two ago where he told me today's youth believe we seniors refuse to understand them and what they are about. The world we live today has changed and we have a choice. Change with it or be left behind.
I have often wondered what my grandparents thought when I was in my early twenties and seemed different from what they thought was normal. Longer hair, loud music, less responsible than they would have been at the same age. I have wondered how my grandparents and other grandparents would react today to hear such things as boys competing in girls' sports because they believe they are a girl. Kids going to school and claiming they are a cat and schools having to provide a litter box for them. Girls becoming boys and giving birth. How 3% of a populace can demand and get equal rights impacting the 97% of the population. I know one thing for certain, my grandfather who was a regular watcher of All in the family with Archine Bunker and Sandford and Son with Red Fox, would be calling many pastors today cowards for not standing in front of the Supreme Court Building fighting for the rights of the unborn. Like I have recommended to HFS members, my grandfather would suggest ignoring the craziness that doesn't matter and focusing on myself and paying attention to the person I am and doing good for those around me. He used to say "look out for the person who has fallen and can't get back up on their own."
Today, I often divert my path to avoid having to communicate with young adults because I can't relate to them very well. How i see the world is totally different from their view. I'm not quick to accept change nor do I get excited about new advanced technology. I wonder often how I will fit in ten years from now. When the youth of today become the majority, how will they feel about us and what will they decide is our purpose in our life.
I am known to prefer hanging around people who are older than I am because I am a vacuum for their information and what they can offer me to learn. I am now wondering what good it will do me, or others, when the world is changing faster our current president's positions.
I don't know about you, but I don't see myself adapting to this new digital world so well. I miss America and the old way of life. It wasn't so bad, was it? I agree technology has great benefits in space travel, medical advancement, and other key essential fields. But, I miss Ma Bell, non-GMO apple pie, holiday parades, and flying our nations beautiful flag without offending another. Sleeping with our doors unlocked was a given and playing outside till dark was a must. Both are no longer acceptable in our nation because of crime that is out of control. Gardening and canning was a given in the homes of our grandparents. It was a way of life then, but folks today are called preppers and paranoid. Cooking at home was a given vs today where so many depend on the convenience of drive through fast food and microwaves. Faster, easier, less work, and the burden of being prepared is upon those working in the fast food industry.
When I was young, getting a new job meant going cross town vs today when families pack up and move to another state. Families met at grandmother's house on Sundays, and everyone caught up on family news. Today, the same news is learned through Facebook and digital platforms. Major news was someone in town being arrested for running moonshine or something illegal behind the doors of a home. Even though we remain the same people today, just older, we have so much more news and opportunity at the click of a mouse. People spend less time together and more time in front of digital technology. We have gone from a bowl of cheerios with fruit to microwaved oatmeal or a pop-tart going out the door. The new way of life is always in a hurry, and everything gets less focus and time. Our grandparents stayed self-sufficient as a way of life and today, well, a disaster will be a disaster for many who can't survive without a digital world, microwaves, or fast food. Those of us who are prepared will be better off.
Our nation has forgotten our foundation and those who made us great. History is being changed before our eyes and now our grandchildren correct us, when we tell them the history we learned. We used to have the haves and have nots. Today we have the compliant and non-compliant. A nation must change to keep up with the world, but I wonder how we all will survive when big brother is not available to spoon feed those dependent on a failing system. We have forgotten our moral foundation in the home, state, and federal government. The moral decay has taken down the guardrails we once had to protect people from wrong and this seems acceptable for many. We, as a nation, traded morals and the foundation of family for a faster life dependent on a digital world where less respect and understanding are a key ingredient.
Right here on the weekly newsletter alone, I see what people want to read. When I write about conspiracy theories and stuff that seems crazy to many, we have three times the number of reads than when I talk straight up preparedness. Psychological psychosis has captured the minds of many who are caught in the trap of watching the left hand while the right hand is doing more harm than the left. The system was designed to do just that.
We live in a financially and morally bankrupt nation where we trusted those elected to look out for our best interest and to keep our Constitutional foundation at the center of who we are. Over the years they failed us and now we live with the remnants. We must have hope and we can't give up no matter what. Our strength through faith, experience and understanding of what it takes to be what was originally intended must remain strong. It may seem hopeless, but we have each other to get the job done.
We can continue our prayers for good over evil and hold out hope for a great revival soon. If not, the eventual outcome is clearly written in our everyday world each day. When your day seems hopeless never forget the roots of who you are. You are an essential building block to the foundation of what makes this nation great.
Always have hope.
I would encourage you to read the article at the link below. It is written by Delano Squires who is an African American who nails the point to the story. He makes great points and anyone who fails to believe even the title should do their homework to see he is accurate. In a interview with Steve Deace, Mr. Squires talks about the abusive relationship the Democrats hold over the American blacks. One example of abuse is how the Democrats use abortion to kill 1/3 of the black offspring. How is this not abusive? And, how the Democratic methodology threatens blacks if they leave the party. I would like to know your thoughts to the article. Squires: Democrats love abortion the same way they loved slavery - TheBlaze
The Geographic Terrain - Last week I talked about the Human Terrain you need to be familiar with in your five-mile radius. This week I want to cover the Geographic Terrain. Remember, there can be pros and cons to what you identify. Something that first appears as a negative can also be turned around and used as a positive feature. You want to ask yourself these questions:
1. What is the physical terrain that affects your area? This should also be included in your route surveys. What if you are on foot? If your terrain is mountainous, it will delay your speed. If you are out of shape or physically unable to climb and cross elevations, you have a problem. What about crossing water such as rivers? How will you do it? Now is the time to answer that question through your mitigation process.
2. How would the physical terrain affect your five-mile radius? Are you in a valley allowing surrounding elevations to be used to run surveillance against your community?
3. Will any of the physical terrain change? Seasonal changes provide cover and concealment as a positive and negative to your security plans. Snow could impact your processes as well. How about flooding during rainy season? Do you have additional manpower to provide extra security positions in areas covered by foliage?
4. Will you encounter any man-made obstacles that will affect your area? Urban and suburban areas may encounter more of these features in critical infrastructure. Utility power plants, nuclear reactors and dams could be a few to think about. You may need to cross a waterway and you are about a half mile downstream from a dam. You may want to know if and when the dam opens the flood gates to let water through.
5. Do you have any seasonal climate factors that will affect your area? Aside from adjusting seasonal clothing in bug out bags, many preparers forget this area. What if you are in a grid down situation and live in a southern state? Have you considered any measures to supplement the loss of air-conditioning? Your days are going to be long and physically demanding. You may wish to consider this area to plan for a one is none, two is one, and three is better type plan. Your sleep and physical rest will be important. You may not currently have a plan for solar. This may be an area to think about adding a small solar plan.
6. What electrical infrastructure impacts your area? Do you have any high-rise utility towers or substations near you?
7. What hydrological resources do you have in your area? Are you near a river or dam? What will happen to your area if the dam opens the flood gates completely? Will you be flooded out? Will your land or community be flooded during heavy rains for an extended period of time? What if you are dependent on gardens to provide most of your food and your land floods and destroys your crops? What is your backup plan for this threat?
8. Do you have any primary transportation routes through your area? How far are you from major cities that could evacuate and flood your area with thousands of unplanned for people? Remember, your local community plans based on a population for three days. Food, medicine, and fuel are a three-day supply. If you have 1,000 people to feed and another 10,000 invades your area, the food will be gone in 24 hours at the most. What is your plan?
9. What are the secondary transportation routes in your area? Airports, trains, busses, boats, major interstates? Do you have industry in your community that employees hundreds of people from outlying communities? What if their method of transportation to leave the community is wiped out and now you have them in your community? Homeless, unfed, and looking for a place to seek shelter and security.
Know your area and how it will work for you and against you during events altering your way of life. Can your local infrastructure support change? Your understanding today could make a difference how you survive tomorrow.
And that's my thoughts for the week....
Preparedness News –
1. From Tom Marlowe - Survival Sullivan - How to Build a Network of Survival Caches - Survival Sullivan - This is a topic HFS has covered for several years in preparedness classes, books, and HFS Zoom Rallies. If you are home is robbed or raided and you lose everything in your home, what is left for you to survive on? Establishing a cache is important in your planning system.
2. Preparedness Advice - Building Your First Bug Out Bag: A Detailed List - PREPAREDNESS ADVICE - The million- dollar question. What do I need in my BoB? Let me ask you, what do you need? What is your age, physical condition, body size and strength to carry the bag? How far are you planning to walk from point A and B? Before you buy an expensive bag, buy the things you think you will need to survive. A checklist is recommendations of areas to cover with resources. If you don't know how to use the items what good are they? Buy items that may possibly double for multiple task to lighten your load. Get my point? The BoB is personal and you need to shop accordingly. Lastly, do not buy a pre-packed bag unless it's a last minute emergency purchase.
3. From Rick Murphy - Urban Survival Site -15 Plants That Keep Pests Away from Your Home | Urban Survival Site - I have spent the last two weeks working outside around my home and even at the end of April the nagging pest are around after a mild winter. Here's some thoughts to maybe help you combat these little pests to make your time outdoors more pleasant.
4. From Tim Makay - Modern Survival Online - 7 Reliable Alternate Power Sources in an Emergency (modernsurvivalonline.com) - One is none, two is one, and three is better. Like in all preparedness steps and plans, you need a backup to your backup plan.
5. From Ashley Adamant - Practical Self Reliance - Duck Eggs vs. Chicken Eggs: What’s The Difference? (practicalselfreliance.com) - You may already know this, but duck eggs are loaded in protein and good for you. We enjoy boy eggs here in our home.
6. From Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds - Potatoes - Heirloom Seeds, Bulbs, Plants and more - Shop (rareseeds.com) - Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes galore. Check this out for many different types of potatoes. (Thanks to our Georgia Patriot brother for this submission)
7. From Tara Dodril - Modern Survival Online - How to Make (Dehydrated) Honey Powder at Home (modernsurvivalonline.com) - Another excellent recipe to stock in your paper library.
Other News -
1. From John Whitehead - The Rutherford Institute - The Rutherford Institute :: When the Government Plays God: The Slippery Slope from Abortions to Executions | By John & Nisha Whitehead |- JW hits another homerun with this one. Do you believe the federal government should play a role in deciding the law on abortions and executions or should it be a state by state decision?
2. From Paul Craig Roberts - Institute for Political Economy - The Neoconservatives Are Setting Up the World for Nuclear War - PaulCraigRoberts.org - Good read. A different perspective offered by PCR.
3. From Martin Armstrong - Amstrong Economics - Mass Psychosis and Totalitarianism | Armstrong Economics - This is a few months old (Nov 2021) but a good read from MA. I don't know if you follow him for financial information, but you may wish to spend some time understanding his theory on cycles.
4. From Frank Bergman - Slay - MIT: COVID Vaccines 'Significantly Associated' with Spike in Heart Attacks in Young People - Slay News - Say it's not so. I bet everyone watched this on CNN, MSNBC, and the I love Bill Gates Network. Kids are dying and we hear crickets.
5. From Jason Whitlock - Blaze Media - Whitlock: Black men need to channel Will Smith, pimp-slap Democratic Party for tying us to abortion, LGBTQIA+, the matriarchy - Conservative Review - Jason is one of my favorite voices in America on social issues involving minorities. The truth may hurt some but they will know where he stands.
That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters.
Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. We pray for good health and wisdom. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation. May your faith remain strong and answers to the unknown provided. God is good and may our prayers blanket and protect you and your circumstances. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots.
May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. We must continually pray for the unsaved, our family and friends who live each day without the protection for eternal life and salvation.
Please keep our Patriot brother and sister in Northern Alabama in your prayers.
As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community, and nation need us now more than ever. Stay focused on your local community and things that will impact you around the nation. Don't allow the events around you to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on hope. Remember we are a blessed nation, and we must continue to be great people today and make a better tomorrow. Keep charging.
Bravo Echo Out,