Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #178
Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #178. Thanks for joining us as we roll into September. Another month down and we are closer to winter and 2023. We are always happy to have you join us. I don't know about any rumblings in your local area but in East TN the farmers are talking about an early and harsh winter ahead. The leaves are falling, and the mornings are much crisper with the feeling of autumn in the air. Are you ready? Have you started rotating your summer gear to winter gear in your ready bags in your vehicles? Check your fluids, spare tire, and cold weather kits in your automobile(s)?
As the world continues spinning out of control and people seem to be losing their collective smarts, many are seeing it happen yet ignoring what they see. They know it but ignore it to their own detriment. The stock market continues losing thousands in individual personal retirement accounts and future retirement plans. The sun is fussing and spewing like an out-of-control forest fire above our heads. Many preparers who know the true picture of what is going on remain on the pot and can't get off. They tell me what they want to do but I see know movement from them. The government tells us all is good yet the interest climbs, jobs are lost, and the overall opinion of the state of the nation slides lower. By the way, have you heard anything about the active shooter event in liberal Oregon recently? I didn't think so. A 20-year-old male entered a grocery market shooting and killing two.
The United States is suffering several major natural disastrous events, yet the government is silent. Drought, floods and fires continue. The need for organizational support across the nation to house and feed citizens increases yet I know of very few churches discussing or planning to feed the masses as events continue. With all these markers present before us individuals continue living in the future and burning valuable time today. Stop living in fear fellow Patriots and make the most of each day we are afforded from above.
While many are ignoring the warning signs in many different facets of life and needs, others are busting their behinds preparing. I want to give them a big shout out to commend their time and effort to prepare. From installing solar, to freeze drying, canning, and dehydrating food, Patriots are getting it done. Keep up the great work and stay focused on what is important. With some estimates are saying food will nearly triple in price in 2023, the stocked food will come in handy to offset rising cost. I'm just sharing things you see and not getting into the ongoing problem with child abduction and pedophilia, out of control drugs being carried across the border and drug addiction in America. Your preparedness is a personal insurance policy to your future.
Ms. Lucy and I had a wedding anniversary this week so amongst everything going on day to day we fit on some fun stuff in the surrounding area to get away from the rate race of life to enjoy some time together doing a weed walk to better learn medicinal plants with another HFS Patriot family in our area. We then grabbed a boat rental and spent some time on the water relaxing a bit. We then headed over to Abingdon, VA to take in a play at the Barter Theater and a bike ride on a trail in the area. It will be nice to get away from the world and negative news for a while. No one realizes the hours it takes to keep the website, the newsletter, Thursday Zoom group, HFS Signal Group rooms (4) operating, along with a day job, functioning. No complaints. My point is these are hours away from life with Ms. Lucy and over the past years she has accepted it and not complained at all. So, I'm pretty thankful for her support to continue forward.
We had the blessing of having three HFS Patriots from out of state visiting our local area over the weekend. This means a great time for fellowship with food, friends, and preparedness conversations in person. With the summer winding down folks are getting in last minute fishing and camping trips so week to week we can't keep up with who is around the local area. We are so blessed to have wonderful HFS families in our local area, so text messages went out with invites and a plan was in place. We hosted 9 Patriots to our home for dinner and a good evening together. Ms. Lucy put together a menu with the ladies and it was outstanding. Brisket, smoked pulled pork, BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, baked beans, angel eggs, pasta salad, fresh garden veggies, chocolate cake, lots of ice cream, and some of the 33 lb watermelon I shared with you last week. It was very tasty and especially on such short notice. I want to pass along a huge thank you to those who could attend and visit for the evening.
Here's a couple pictures from the evening:
It is always a blessing to spend time with HFS family. Great America loving Patriots.
Having like-minded Patriots together should never miss a chance for some training. Here is a picture of watermelon seed cleaning. These seeds are from the Charleston-Grey melon estimated at a 150-year family line.
Grabbing some after church brunch with one of our Patriot sisters visiting with us.
Thanks again to everyone for helping to make the weekend very special.
Ms. Lucy and I will be on the road the next two weekends so hopefully everything works out to get the PENL posted on time each Friday evening. Give us a shout in Huntsville, AL and Moravian Falls, NC.
HFS September Travel Schedule -
Sept 10, 2022 - Huntsville, AL - Huntsville Public Library - 10 AM CST - Guest speaker at North Alabama Regional Preppers Network - Topic - Preparedness - Theory vs Reality
Sept 16 and 18, 2022 - Moravian Falls, NC - 7 pm and 10 AM - The Gathering, 976 W Meadow Parkway. Appearance supporting author John Dyslin - Nehemiah Strong. Will have a dinner on Friday around 430 with John for HFS members wishing to join us for the evening.
HFS Annual Autumn Rally in Waynesville, NC - Date coming soon. Most likely in October.
HFS Thursday Zoom - There was no event this week
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 HFS YouTube video at the following link. Hope For Survival - YouTube
Connect and give me a shout. Share with family and friends.
HFS will be recording a series of YouTube videos with author John Dyslin - Nehemiah Strong. We are excited for this opportunity to give you an inside up-close look into John's thinking in writing Nehemiah Strong and his thoughts on today's church and the need for spiritual and personal preparedness. Video 1 is titled Spiritual Warfare Tool Kit - https://youtu.be/JcC7TXUyUUE Video 2 was recorded and is now posted on the HFS YouTube channel. Video 2 is titled Spiritual Warfare Tool Kit Applications - https://youtu.be/Pftjq1I7NRQ Video 3 is titled Warrior Mindset which will be recorded shortly. We had to push back the date because of a schedule conflict. Check out the series and let us know what you think. Share with family and friends.
Guest and Newcomers
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