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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #165

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #165. Thanks for stopping by to spend a few minutes with us. As we roll into June the craziness continues to mount. I would encourage you to stay focused on the most important things to each of us. That being; faith, family, and personal preparedness. I would include friends to this list but would caveat the friend addition by saying it should be friends who are beneficial to making each day a positive event and not a distraction to your priorities. As the days pass and the boiling pot reaches hotter temperatures, we must realize what is happening around us and know how and when to adjust our plans accordingly. You can't and won't change what is happening, but you can focus on your priorities to better sustain the impact.

Ms. Lucy and I enjoyed the Memorial Day weekend at home and spent time with several HFS Patriots in the local area. We worked at our home property to plant five elderberry bushes, tended to the garden and fruit trees. We also took in the meaning of Memorial Day and reflected on history and the freedoms we enjoy each day at the price of those who fought to preserve our nations freedom.

This week's PENL will be a bit shorter because I am dealing with a family medical situation in WV/VA and have minimal time and internet access right now. I truly appreciate Festus carrying the weight this week to help us deliver another PENL on time for your reading. Even as the world and nation continue to change, life happens, and we must keep our head in the game while dealing with unexpected life events that happen. I remind myself daily, life will continue regardless of our emotions, and we must be prepared to continue daily. HFS has lost several family members, mother, father, children and loved ones, the past months, and family now rebuild life without the person. It is tough for sure, but through our faith and maturity we must stay focused as hard as it can be. Life may seem unfair for our own selfish reasons but if we remind ourselves things happen according to God's plans, it will soften the blow. As HFS has been sharing for months now, our personal faith is critical through the days we are living.

I want to thank the HFS family for all the emails, text, messages, and phone calls, during this period. You are appreciated much, and it is amazing how timely the land on my end. I'm convinced the Faith Express Network knows the right time to drop a new message to me. Thank you. Now, to something very important. I cannot place enough emphasis on the fact we all must ensure we complete a living will. Young and older, don't hesitate. Please do not leave the decision and/or burden of having to decide the fate of a loved one's life because you didn't accomplish this essential document. While you are at it, consider completing a medical power of attorney also. You are doing yourself and your loved ones a favor.

Here is a sample draft to get you familiar with the document. Search any specific state requirements that apply to you.

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

Okay, let us move along.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – There was no zoom this week . The next zoom call will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

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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 (

Hope for Survival - How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security Could Save Your Life (Book 1)

Hope for Survival - The Mindset (Book 2)

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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 see a typo or lost comma, forgive me but I'm focused more on telling you the truth.

Thoughts from the mountain:, by Festus

I was not able to attend Heritage Life Skills this year but the reports I have heard have all been positive. Positive because they learned a lot in the classes, met zoom friends, strengthened existing friendships, and met new acquaintances all while enjoying a positive and uplifting atmosphere. One person said that the “news” faded out and was not as important while he was at HLS. There did not seem to be an impending doom.

When people are engaged in learning and talking with like minded folks being intentional on moving their own lives forward in more and better preparations, the atmosphere changes from having to do something (or knowing you should do something but then feeling bad when you don’t) to wanting to do something and being excited about it.

People in general seem to be naturally geared toward the negatives. It is easy for this natural inclination to rapidly evolve into a need to find and hear bad news. Events like HLS help break thru the need for negativity. Hope For Survival has tried to model a balance of news and ways to use the news to help you prepare in better and more efficient ways. As has been stated many times, events at the international, national, and even state level eventually filter down to our own local levels and figuring out (or guessing) how you will see things at your location enables you to plan more efficiently and use resources more wisely.

We have been saying all year that time is running out, to get in gear and get stuff done. Washington DC seems to be doing everything they can to make our lives harder, even with an election coming up? So expect life to get harder.

Let’s look at just a few things to back this up. Food production is in trouble. Food production facilities going up in flames, poultry houses exterminating birds or going up in flames, agencies shutting down poultry houses, fish hatcheries, and domestic deer ranches, etc supposedly due to a virus. Fertilizer production down, a 1200 year drought spreading from west to east across the U.S. , etc.

Technology is invading every aspect of our lives. Privacy is a thing of the past. Inflation. Supply chain problems (or shortages being blamed on supply chain). Sinking economy. Steady stream of rumors that China is preparing for war with U.S. This could go on and on but you get the point.

At some point people will start reaching the point that, as Gerald Celente says, when people have nothing to lose, they lose it. Are you ready for that to happen across the country and in your community? We don’t want that to happen and we could always have more stuff but if that thought frightens you (it should) then are you busy doing everything you can right now? Try to dwell on the positives of preparation in all areas of life instead of letting the negative “fear porn” suck up your time and energy.

I recently met a few folks that are working together to learn new skills in becoming better prepared. What I noticed most was that while they did not necessarily have an in-depth detailed knowledge of many different areas of “alternative news” (like HFS has provided), they were keenly aware that this country is in a lot of trouble and it’s getting worse every day. They wanted to know if the rotating steel blades were about to hit the fertilizer pile. They knew they needed to do everything they could to get ready …..NOW. I answered one of their questions this way: The county sheriff will be the difference between life being HARD or life being HORRIBLE. If the sheriff has a working knowledge of the Constitution and is conservatively minded then life will likely be hard. If not then life will likely be horrible. Do you know who your sheriff is? Time to find out!

Keeping a balance helps tremendously. Physical, mental, and spiritual awareness and convictions are key to making better decisions and actions.

Physical………preps and skills, keeping you and yours alive.

Mental………..know yourself, observing, awareness, planning. As a fighter pilot told me years ago, be 3 steps ahead of where you are. So while driving, you are paying attention to not just the car in front of you but the 3 cars in front of you.

Spiritual…….faith, knowing what is really going on in the world……..good vs evil, and your role in it. When it comes down to the bottom line we all have an appointment to step into eternity. How can your life make a positive difference to those you leave behind? Are you fighting for the next generations freedom to know absolute truths, right and wrong, and the rewards of personal struggles and accomplishments or modeling acceptance, passiveness, and obedience at any price? What is important to you? Is that what you are showing by example?

These are all things I think about often. I boil it all down to one thing. Am I doing what I should be doing in all areas so that when I step into eternity will I be found worthy in God’s sight?

Life is a journey. At this point are you at peace that you are doing what you know you should be doing in all areas of your life? If yes then GREAT and keep it up. If not then get busy! We can help you but we can’t do it for you.

With that I am going to make like a tree and leave. Too many things to do on blueberry hill instead of sitting here with the computer.

Festus out.

Next ....

A couple of readers emailed with questions about recent articles pertaining to gardening. The items below are pulled from past PENL editions to answer your questions or request for the information.

Good luck and have fun. I find gardening to be a great stress release. It is a nice place to spend your morning and/or evening. You can garden about any place the sun shines. If you can't garden across then garden upright. Your only deficiency is what effort you put forth, or not.

And that's our thoughts for the week....

Preparedness News

1. From Survival Mom - Parboiled Rice: The More Perfect Rice for Food Storage - Survival Mom ( - Rice is one of several important resources to secure for your food storage. Here is some information to consider.

2. From Tom Marlowe - The Homesteading Hippy - So, Can Chickens Get Fleas, Mites or Lice? * The Homesteading Hippy - This is good information for all the chicken owners.

3. From Tom Marlowe - The Newlife on a Homestead - 9 Easy Ways of Controlling Ants in Your Compost ( - Ants can create numerous problems around the homeplace. Getting the problem under control is important. Here's some great suggestions to help you battle the little pest.

4. From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: Medical Preparedness Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide - This is an affordable resource to add to your medicinal preps.

5. From Jordan Tony - The Meat Eater - How to Keep Rabbits Out of Your Garden | Wild + Whole ( - The little hopping pest can be a absolute nuisance to a garden and the food you may be depending on. How can you protect your vital resources? Check out this article.

Other News -

1. From Stand for Freedom - Will Your Governor Stand Up Against Tyranny? | Stand For Health Freedom - In past weeks I mentioned what was taking place between the United States and the Who. No, not the rock band but the World Health Organization. This is a good article covering where things stand to date. We all pointed our anger towards the Biden administration, however I am finding some possible links that says Bush Sr. may have been the one who started this transition away from our own personal national sovereignty. I will continue researching to try and find more facts. (Thanks Festus for this submission)

2. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - US National Guard To Cooperate With Taiwan Military: President Tsai | ZeroHedge - Great information presented in this article. What and how will the US support any defense of Taiwan against China? I do know the US has numerous Guard units currently deployed to the Eastern European theater to offset Russia threats and Ukraine. (Thanks Festus for this submission)

3. From Leo Hohmann - The Burning Platform - Globalists have entered the kill phase of Great Reset; Remember the Deagel population forecast? It now makes total sense – The Burning Platform - Good information presented. If you are entering the game in the 9th inning, you won't understand what is the Deagel Report. Bottom line it is a website updated to reflect projected populations, GDP, military strengths, for every nation. We have been tracking the Deagel Report for at least ten years. It projected a US population of 70 million citizens by the year 2025. Think about that. This article addresses the massive depopulation effort. (Thanks Festus for this submission)

4. From NC Scout - American Partisan - MAKING THE MOST OF THE OFF-GRID CB, by NC Scout - American Partisan - We often discuss what coms may or may not work in a grid down situation. From Sat phones to CB Radio. In this article NC Scout (If you do not follow NC Scout you should consider doing so.) (Thanks Festus for this submission.)

5. From Festus - Excellent analogy and input to support this video. I am seeing and hearing this information in multiple locations to validate its likely truth.

From Festus: Here is the CEO of Pilot/Flying J travel centers testifying to congress last week about what is going on in the fuel sector. Union Pacific railroad (yes, the same railroad that forced fertilizer companies to reduce their shipments) is telling them to cut fuel and DEF shipments, initially by 25%, then upped the restriction to 50%. While DEF effectiveness is debatable, all trucks newer than 2010 require DEF to operate. There is a shorter version of this floating around but the young guys comments inserted at the beginning are worth noting. He talks about Blackrock owning Union Pacific and how Blackrock has partnered with Dailmer to create truck charging stations. Smile and say green. Austin Broer has also said Blackrock owns or controls Union Pacific.

Drum roll...........

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. We also need to pray for our Patriot sister and her family in Western, N.C. as they mourn the loss of their teenage child. This is a painful period for the family and our prayers are much needed. We also need to pray for our Patriot sister in Northern Alabama who took a tumble and is now dealing with a fractured collar bone. Get well sister. We also lift our north GA brother and family in the loss of his father. We also need to remember and uplift our Western NC brother and his family in the passing of his father. Please keep our sister in Kentucky in your prayers as she recovers from a recent illness.

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 faith and 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,

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