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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

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


If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional


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)


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 -


Last week I talked about security and security in depth concepts. I call it my five-mile radius (in theory) where I built a security concept plan stretching my protection outward in layers. Your outer layer is the point of the person on the outward point who is part of your plan. Then, when that person stretches his/her security layer outward it adds distance to your own which gives you even more outward protection.


Let us use a suburban neighborhood as our exercise model in this discussion. The following picture is a depiction of families in a basic designed neighborhood with homes and streets that you may have to devise a security plan to protect during periods of increased crime, tension, and need.



Here is the same neighborhood used above. As you can see, this depiction is set up under a ROL or Rule of Law scenario. We recently used this during a HFS Zoom Group "What would you do" scenario. In this depiction law enforcement rolls into a neighborhood to serve papers on a private dwelling. The element of surprise remains with law enforcement right up to the doorstep. If the community utilized a Five Mile Radius concept the element of surprise remains with the occupants because the perimeter security post would stop the officials before they could enter the area. NOTE: During ROL all laws must be applied and honored to the greatest extent. However, under WROL or without rule of law, all approaching vehicles outside of occupants living in the area are controlled. It is basically like having a gated community to some degree. This is another area where knowing your local sheriff is critical.

In the depiction below you see a full-blown WROL concept. The outer green line around the neighborhood is your outer perimeter. Hopefully in your concept plan your outer perimeter will be much further out. You can see sentries posted who will walk the outer area to control and provide early warning to possible threats and problems. The red line you see is the inner most perimeter which must be tighter and more secure than the green line depicting the outer perimeter. The red line depicts choke points where you must stop and control all traffic from entering the area. You can see sentries posted to secure these areas. You also see vehicles depicted on the streets which are your security mobile patrols. They can use vehicles, four wheelers, bicycles, or be on foot. They are response elements that rushes to a problem area. The X marks locations for foot patrols in your inner circle. In the center area you see a tower, a security officer, and a red cross. This area in your center should have a communications tent, a security desk with communications to your security personnel, and a medical tent with first aid and medical support to your neighborhood. You should also identify a home in the inner red circle to use as your safe house. The safe house is where you can relocate personnel such as women, children, and the elderly as needed depending on the threat. As you see on the pictures upper right corner, outside vehicles being stopped outside your security perimeter. You are pushing possible threats to your neighborhood away which gives you security in depth projection.


We often have discussions on what one can use to block roads and passageways without breaking the bank. The easiest answer is to use your imagination. Trees, vehicles, tires, 55-gallon drums and cables, and other resources you can obtain, move easily, yet deter vehicles from attempting entry. If you choose to block a vehicle pathway while your community emergency services are in operation, you MUST have the ability to remove any equipment used to block the pathway to allow emergency vehicles access to enter.


Here's some different ways to block a vehicle path.


These would be a WROL types of barriers.


Downed trees are the quickest way to stop pass through traffic. Caution - This barrier can be removed quickly with the right type of vehicle.

Stacked tires and logs work great. Just avoid them being set on fire.

Plastic 55-gallon cans filled with sand, water, or cement.

This concept usees 55-gallon drums filled with rocks, sand, water, or bags of dry cement. Stretch cables across to provide the cross section barrier.

When building your security plan with or without a community team, the weakest link in your plan is you and what you. If you approach your plan with the attitude saying "nothing ever happens" you are already betting against the odds. You must conduct your risk analysis process and know where you are vulnerable and then build your plan with risk mitigation steps to harden your weak areas. The threats can be identified by past events, changes to your community and neighborhood, and information you collect from surveys, talking with your local Sheriff and neighbors, and assessing your community today and known changes going forward. You are your only weak link in the scheme of things.


Essential Oils -


Essential Oils


When I first started learning about oils, I was introduced to Dr. Joe and Nurse Amy, the Alton’s of Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine. Additionally, I reference The Kings Medicine Cabinet by Dr. Josh Axe describing essential oil uses, cures and recipes for healing. I have learned a great deal as they have researched and provided information and guidance and many methods and products for preparedness and building a non-medic plan.


This information was derived from the website of Dr. Joe and Nurse Amy at http://store.doomandbloom.net/products/essential-oil-4-pack-with-zinc-oxide.html

You might be surprised to learn that the Food and Drug Administration only requires 10% essential oil in the bottle to be considered “Pure Essential Oil”. Beware of claims of FDA certification; the FDA has no certification or approval process for these products.


Essential oils are produced by plants to serve as either an attractant to pollinator insects (hence their strong fragrance) or as a repellant against invading organisms, from bacteria to animal predators. These substances usually contain multiple chemical compounds, making each plant’s essential oil unique. Oils may be produced by leaves, bark, flowers, resin, fruit or roots. For example, Lemon oil comes from the peel, Lavender oil from flowers, and Cinnamon oil from bark. Some plants are sources of more than one essential oil, dependent on the part processed. Some plant materials produce a great deal of oil; others produce very little. The strength or quality of the oil is dependent on multiple factors, including soil conditions, time of year, sub-species of plant, and even the time of day the plant is harvested.


The manufacture of essential oils, known as “extraction”, can be achieved by various methods:


Distillation Method: Using a “still” like old-time moonshiners, water is boiled through an amount of plant material to produce a steam that travels through cooled coils. This steam condenses into a “mixture” of oil and water (which doesn’t really mix) from which the oil can be extracted.


Pressing Method: The oils of citrus fruit can be isolated by a technique which involves putting the peels through a “press”. This works best with the oiliest of plant materials, such as orange skins.


Maceration Method: a fixed oil (sometimes called a “carrier” oil) or lard may be combined with the plant part and exposed to the sun over time, causing the fixed oil to become infused with the plant “essence”. Oftentimes, a heat source is used to move the process along. The plant material may be added several times during the process to manufacture a stronger oil. This is the method by which you obtain products such as “garlic-infused olive oil”. A similar process using flowers is referred to as “Enfleurage”.


Solvent Method: Alcohol and other solvents may be used on some plant parts, usually flowers, to release the essential oil in a multi-step process. As each essential oil has different chemical compounds in it, it stands to reason that the medicinal benefits of each are also different. As such, an entire alternative medical discipline has developed to find the appropriate oil for the condition that needs treatment. The method of administration may differ, as well. Common methods include:


Inhalation Therapy: This method is also known as “aromatherapy”. Add a few drops of the essential oil in a bowl of steaming water (distilled or sterilized), and inhale. This method is most effective when placing a towel over your head to catch the vapors. Many people will place essential oils in potpourri or use a “diffuser” to spread the aroma throughout the room; this technique probably dilutes any medicinal effects, however.


Topical Application: The skin is an amazing absorbent surface, and using essential oils by direct application is a popular method of administration. The oil may be used as part of a massage, or directly placed on the skin to achieve a therapeutic effect on a rash or muscle. Before considering using an essential oil in this manner, always test for allergic reactions beforehand. Even though the chemical compounds in the oil are natural, that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t have an adverse effect on you (case in point: poison ivy).


A simple test involves placing a couple of drops on the inside of your forearm with a cotton applicator. Within 12-24 hours, you’ll notice a rash developing if you’re allergic. Mixing some of the essential oil with a fixed or “carrier” oil such as olive oil before use is a safer option for topical use. Another concern, mostly with topically applied citrus oils, is “phototoxicity” (an exaggerated burn response to sun exposure).


I have some reservations about whether applying an essential oil on the skin over a deep organ, such as the pancreas, will really have any specific effect on that organ. It is much more likely to work, however, on the skin itself or underlying muscle tissue.


Ingestion: Direct ingestion is unwise for many essential oils, and this method should be used with caution. Most internal uses of an essential oil should be of a very small amount diluted in at least a tablespoon of a fixed oil such as olive oil. Professional guidance is imperative when considering this method. You can always consider a tea made with the herb as an alternative. This is a safer mode of internal use, although the effect may not be as strong.


Essential oils have been used as medical treatment for a very long time, but it’s difficult to provide definitive evidence of their effectiveness for several reasons. Essential oils are difficult to standardize, due to variance in the quality of the product based on soil conditions, time of year, and other factors that we mentioned above. An essential Eucalyptus oil may be obtained from Eucalyptus Globulus or Eucalyptus Radiata, for example, and have differing properties as a result. These factors combine to make scientific study problematic.


Despite this, essential oils have various reported beneficial effects, mainly based on their historical use on many thousands of patients by alternative healers. Although there are many essential oils, a number of them are considered mainstays of any herbal medicine cabinet. Here are just some.


Lavender Oil: An analgesic (pain reliever), antiseptic, and immune stimulant. It is thought to be good for skin care and to promote healing, especially in burns, bruises, scrapes, acne, rashes and bug bites. Lavender has a calming effect, and is used for insomnia, stress and depression. It has been reported effective as a decongestant through steam inhalation. Lavender oil may have use as an antifungal agent, and may be used for Athlete’s foot or other related conditions.


Eucalyptus Oil: An antiseptic, antiviral, and decongestant (also an excellent insect repellent), Eucalyptus oil has a “cooling” effect on skin. It also aids with respiratory issues and is thought to boost the immune system. Consider its use for flus, colds, sore throats, coughs, sinusitis, bronchitis, and hay fever. When exposure is expected, it has been reported to have a preventative effect. Eucalyptus may be used in massages, steam inhalation, and as a bath additive. Although eucalyptus oil has been used in cough medicine, it is likely greatly diluted and should not be otherwise ingested in pure form.


Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil: Diluted in a carrier oil such as coconut, Tea Tree oil may be good for athlete’s foot, acne, skin wounds, and even insect bites. In the garden, Tea Tree oil is a reasonable organic method of pest control. In inhalation therapy, it is reported to help relieve respiratory congestion. Studies have been performed which find it effective against both Staphylococcus and fungal infections. Some even recommend a few drops in a pint of water for use as a vaginal douche to treat yeast. Tea Tree oil may be toxic if used in high concentrations, around sensitive areas like the eyes, or ingested.


Peppermint Oil: This oil is said to have various therapeutic effects: antiseptic, antibacterial, decongestant, and anti-emetic (stops vomiting). Peppermint oil is applied directly to the abdomen when used for digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, and abdominal cramping. Some herbalists prescribe Peppermint for headache; massage a drop or two to the temples as needed. For sudden abdominal conditions, achy muscles or painful joints, massage the diluted oil externally onto the affected area. As mentioned previously, definitive proof of topical application effects on deep organs is difficult to find.


Lemon Oil: Used for many years as a surface disinfectant, it is often found in furniture cleaners. Many seem to think that this disinfecting action makes it good for sterilizing water, but there is no evidence that it is as effective as any of the standard methods of doing so, such as boiling. Lemon oil is thought to have a calming effect; some businesses claim to have better results from their employees when they use it as aromatherapy. Don’t apply this oil on the skin if you will be exposed to the sun that day, due to possible phototoxicity.


Clove Oil: Although thought to have multiple uses as an anti-fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, analgesic, and sedative, Clove oil particularly shines as an anesthetic and antimicrobial. It is marketed as “Eugenol” to dentists throughout the world as a natural pain killer for toothaches. A toothpaste can be made by combining clove oil and baking soda; when mixed with zinc oxide powder, it makes an excellent temporary cement for lost fillings and loose crowns. Use Clove oil with caution, as it may have an irritant effect on the gums if too much is applied.


Arnica Oil: Arnica oil is used as a topical agent for muscle injuries and aches. Thought to be analgesic and anti-inflammatory, it is found in a number of sports ointments. As a personal aside, I have tested this oil on myself, and found it to be effective though not very long lasting. Frequent application would be needed for long term relief. Although some essential oils are excellent as aromatherapy, Arnica oil is toxic if inhaled.


Chamomile Oil: There are at least two versions of Chamomile oil, Roman and German. Roman Chamomile is a watery oil, while German Chamomile seems more viscous. Both are used to treat skin conditions such as eczema as well as irritations due to allergies. Chamomile oil is thought to decrease gastrointestinal inflammation and irritation, and is thought have a calming effect as aromatherapy, especially in children.


Geranium Oil: Although variable in its effects based on the species of plant used, Geranium oil is reported to inhibit the production of sebum in the skin, and may be helpful in controlling acne. Some believe that it also may have hemostatic (blood-clotting) properties, and is often recommended for bleeding from small cuts and bruising. When a small amount of oil is diluted in shampoo, it may be considered a treatment for head lice.


Helichrysum Oil: Thought to be a strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory, Helichrysum is used to treat arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia as part of massage therapy. It has also been offered as a treatment for chronic skin irritation.


Rosemary Oil: Represented as having multiple uses as an antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic, Rosemary oil is proven to control spider mites in gardens. Use a few drops with water for a disinfectant mouthwash. Inhalation, either cold or steamed, may relieve congested or constricted respiration. Mixed with a carrier oil, it is used to treat tension headaches and muscle aches.


Clary Sage Oil: One of the various chemical constituents of Clary Sage has a composition similar to estrogen, and has been used to treat menstrual irregularities, premenstrual syndrome, and other hormonal issues. It is also believed to have a mild anticoagulant effect, and may have some use as a blood thinner. Clary Sage also is thought to have some sedative effect, and has been used as a calming agent.


Neem Oil: With over 150 chemical ingredients, the Neem tree is referred as “the village pharmacy” in its native India. The majority of Ayurvedic alternative remedies have some form of Neem oil in them. Proven as a natural organic pesticide, we personally use Neem Oil in our vegetable garden. Reported medicinal benefits are too numerous to list here and seem to cover just about every organ system. It should be noted, however, that it may be toxic when the oil is taken internally.


Wintergreen Oil: A source of natural salicylates, Wintergreen oil is a proven anticoagulant and analgesic. About 1 fluid ounce of Wintergreen Oil is the equivalent of 171 aspirin tablets if ingested, so use very small amounts. It may also have beneficial effects on intestinal spasms and might reduce blood pressure in hypertensives.


Frankincense Oil: One of the earliest documented essential oils, evidence of its use goes back 5000 years to ancient Egypt. Studies from Johns Hopkins and Hebrew Universities state that Frankincense relieves anxiety and depression in mice (how, exactly, was this determined?). Direct application of the oil may have antibacterial and antifungal properties, and is thought to be helpful for wound healing. As a cold or steam inhalant, it is sometimes used for lung and nasal congestion.


Blue Tansy Oil: Helpful as a companion plant for organic pest control, Blue Tansy is sometimes planted along with potatoes and other vegetables. The oil has been used for years to treat intestinal worms and other parasites. One of its constituents, Camphor, is used in medicinal chest rubs and ointments. In the past, it has been used in certain dental procedures as an antibacterial.


Oregano Oil: An antiseptic, oregano oil has been used in the past as an antibacterial agent. It should be noted that Oregano oil is derived from a different species of the plant than the Oregano used in cooking. One of the minority of essential oils that are safe to ingest, it is thought to be helpful in calming stomach upset, and may help relieve sore throats. Its antibacterial action leads some to use the oil in topical applications on skin infections when diluted with a carrier oil. Oregano Oil may reduce the body’s ability to absorb iron, so consider an iron supplement if you use this regularly.


Thyme Oil: Reported to have significant antimicrobial action, diluted Thyme oil is used to cure skin infections, and may be helpful for ringworm and athlete’s foot. Thyme is sometimes used to reduce intestinal cramps in massage therapy. As inhalation therapy, it may loosen congestion from upper respiratory infections.


Many essential oils are marketed as blends, such as “Thieves’ Oil”. This is a combination of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils. Touted to treat a broad variety of ailments, studies at Weber State University indicate a good success rate in killing airborne viruses and bacteria. Of course, the more elements in the mixture, the higher chance for adverse reactions, such as phototoxicity.


Some important caveats to the above list should be stated here. Most of the essential oils listed are unsafe to use in pregnancy, and may even cause miscarriage. Also, allergic reactions to essential oils, especially on the skin, are not uncommon; use the allergy test I described earlier before starting regular topical applications. Even though essential oils are natural substances, they may interact with medicines that you may regularly take or have adverse effects on chronic illness such as liver disease, epilepsy or high blood pressure. Thorough research is required to determine whether a particular essential oil is safe for you.


Having said that, essential oils are a viable option for many conditions. Anyone interested in maintaining their family’s well-being should regard them as just another weapon in the medical arsenal. Learn about them with an open mind, but maintain a healthy skepticism about “cure-all” claims.


Until next week, be at peace and know each of us can make tomorrow a better day for someone else.


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


Preparedness News


1. Old World Garden Farms - How A Fall Cover Crop Can Stop Weeds In Your Garden - Forever! (oldworldgardenfarms.com) - Weeds, weeds, and more weeds. No, not the kind you dry and smoke. The kind that drives you crazy choking off your crops and breaking your back to rid them out of your beds and garden. Weeds are almost a given if you are working in dirt to grow your seeds. Here is a thought on how to work the weeds out to avoid them in the future. Is this even possible? It may be worth the effort.


2. From Kris Bordessa - Attainable Sustainable - Guide to Mason Canning Jars: Sizes and Uses - Attainable Sustainable® (attainable-sustainable.net) - With the cost of jars, lids, rings, and seeds increasing with each breath we take, learning to manage and use each resource to the best ability possible, it may be worth the time to check this out.


3. From Laurie Neverman - Common Sense Home - How to Make Zucchini Flour (also know as Amish Flour) (commonsensehome.com) - Here is another means to creating flour when you can no longer purchase typical flour at the local market.


4. From Bryan Lynch - Survival Cache - 14 Alternative Heat Sources Without Electricity - Survival Cache - I hear preparers talk about all the alternative means they hold to provide a heating source when the grid goes down. But, what if you could reserve your sources and use an alternative provided by the sun when you just need to heat water? Have you thought your plan through to know alternatives you posses? What is the best plan to reserve your planned resources that may no longer be available when they are used up? One is none, two is one, and three is better. Think about it.


5. From Jeannie Beale - Survivalist Blog - 40 Smoker Recipes From Around the World | The Survivalist Blog - Ahhh, another recommended printable resource to add to your paper library. Who doesn't enjoy smoked meats.


Other News -


1. American Partisan - Who's The Boss? A Real World Lesson In Intelligence Collection - American Partisan - Short but outstanding article. Over the years I believe I speak as much about focusing on what you see and operating outside the box as any other topic. What you see tells you volumes. I talk about this a great deal in my second book, :The Mindset, which is available on this website.


2. From Jim Rickards - Countdown to Crisis - How to survive the coming economic collapse -



3. From Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics - The Real IRS Hunt | Armstrong Economics - If you haven't already saved this site to frequently check out I would strongly encourage you to do so. Martin has developed one of the top, if not the top, economic software program in the world. I would keepy my eyes close to his information going forward.


4. From Devy Kidd - News With Views - Yes, the Machines Will Steal Your Vote in November – News With Views - Nothing has changed. Nothing has been fixed. Why does anyone believe election results will be any different at all levels?


5. From Eric Lendrum - American Greatness - Yes, Republicans Are Blowing the Midterms › American Greatness (amgreatness.com) - Are you surprised? I stand by my question I asked before, what is the difference between a democrat and republican? What aren't we asking which candidate is a true American, or not. To save our great nation we need candidates who bleed red, white, and blue. They stand for the Constitution and defend our Bill of Rights and 2nd Amendment. Who are they?


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.


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.


Blessings,


Bravo Echo Out,



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