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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #163

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #163. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. This is Heritage Life Skills week in Waynesville, NC so when you likely read this week's PENL, Ms. Lucy and I will be down in North Carolina with a lot of the Hope for Survival family. This is a great week because the attendees get to take three days, 10 hours per day of preparedness training. If you couldn't make it this year, I hope you can schedule things to attend next year. This is my fourth-year teaching at the event, and it is always a blast, though exhausting.

For the second year in a row, HFS members rallied in Waynesville Thursday evening for a potluck dinner, some bartering fun, and a few hours just to hang out and catch up after a long winter. Roughly 55 folks traveled from Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, North and South Carolina for the evening event. We missed those who could not attend this year and other coming in later in the evening. We will catch up to everyone else over the next three days of classes.

Thanks to everyone who could attend. Carolina Readiness Supply puts on a great event each year and HFS wants to give Ms. Jan and her staff a big "thank you" for bringing it all together.

Thanks for your loyalty and support to HFS. We appreciate it much.

Okay, let us move along.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – Zoom call #88 was conducted with a special guest speaker discussing the importance of the mindset and why it is important. He also discussed the world today. Thanks to those who could attend.

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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 (

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 - Relax. Pull up a chair and let me share some thoughts with you about my amazing week.

If you have followed Hope for Survival, read my books, attended training classes or participated in the HFS Zoom 88 week series, you should know the first step in preparedness is knowing who you are and be confident in your mindset for preparedness. Understanding your mindset means knowing yourself physically, spiritually, and psychologically. I have beat the psychological point until it no longer bleeds. The physical point can't be specific because we all are different. Age, physical abilities and limitations often controls the degree of physical conditioning. The bottom line is get up off the sofa, throw away the Chitto's, and start putting one foot in front of the other. If you are badly out of shape, start by walking to the mailbox or folding laundry. Just start doing something physical to get your blood flowing and your heart rate out of sleep mode. You owe it to yourself and your family.

I want to discuss the spiritual side of this equation. Now, if you are not the spiritual type, consider it. Be open minded and stop holding past events and negatives against your mindset on faith. I know good honest people who refuse to address their spiritual position. Maybe a pastor hurt their feelings, or someone said something offensive to a child. I could ask them if the Bible list the pastor or the church friend who hurt their feelings. Using excuses for a reason to not go back pretty much sums up the individual's true belief and faith in many ways. That is an individual issue that the person must work out. I just hope they have time. We are held accountable individually for our choices and acts, not what someone in church said to us that hurt our feelings.

I started talking about my theory on the Five Mile Radius and building a community near you about 18 months ago. A community working together is much safer and gives you much better odds surviving a natural or manmade disaster. When one can't row the boat, the team around you can pick up the slack to help you reach your destination.

Just as building your Five Mile Radius and community is very important, building your spiritual warriors around you is equally important. Have you ever been down and out, sick, or injured, and someone around you says "I'm praying for you?" Or maybe you are in a church service and the pastor says "we need to pray for sister Maybel because she is sick." Folks who remember will include sister Mabel in a prayer hopefully. I see, read, and hear, many mention prayer in conversations on blogs, talk shows, and other places when not forbidden by the powers above.

As time passes and society continues its plunge off the cliff of immorality, more and more voices speak of "good vs evil." Some say we are living through a spiritual war here on earth. I don't disagree on any account, but I do know enough about history to recognize many of the current problems being part of the take down of our Republic and steps out of the Socialist playbook. In the big picture, it is in fact good vs evil.

While it is extremely important to have food, water, shelter, and security, along with other resources, plans, and the right mindset, you must equally build a team of prayer warriors around you. Personal body armor is great to stop the fired bullet from hitting key organs and ending your life. You also must have spiritual armor to protect you from Satan's constant attacks 24 x 7. Just as a bad guy will watch you and look for your vulnerabilities to determine when to attack you, Satan is equally, if not more focused on that crack in your spiritual armor. We all need prayer warriors around us to lift us up when we are weak, to tell us when a visible armor crack is spreading without our recognizing and addressing it, and group prayer. This is a topic that Fesus and I have talked about over the years, and we look out for one another in this realm.

When playing tug of war, it is easier to hold the line and win with a team holding the line. Surviving in an immoral corrupt world as a Christian is not and will not be easy. We all will need and must have a team of prayer warriors around us going forward. Just as your home security system alerts you to intruders, your prayer warriors will blanket you with spiritual uplifting and protection. If you disagree, just do some research and ident