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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #182

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #182. Thanks so much for stopping in to spend time with us at Hope for Survival. Happy October!!! Can you believe it? We are so focused on everything going on around us that we are missing life each day and all the beauty of the season. We finally had some beautiful rain this week and our night temps are dropping to the low 40s. The crisp morning air feels so nice here in the East TN hills.

Earlier in the week I was awake before sunrise and stepped on the back deck to check the cooling weather as the coffee brewed. It was so quiet I could only hear the pole mounted American flag whipping in the breeze. It was a beautiful sound to be honest. My mind immediately went back in time to the many times in my past life I would have the same vision in different countries around the world. Funny how back then I would think of home in America and on this day, I thought of the many times and places in my past. Back then our flag flew with pride and strength and today I am troubled by how our nation and flag must be viewed. Do you feel the same?

HFS Patriots sends many prayers and well wishes for the citizens in Florida and impacted by Hurricane Ian. When the eye of a storm is 30 miles wide it is a wicked storm, and this is why we prepare for every day. Please continue praying for safety and a quick recovery in the days ahead. Florida readers please drop me an email to let me know you are okay. Blessings.

I want you to remember something, even with all the negatives surrounding us we must remember to find and recognize the good things, the quality aspects of individuals who are doing good deeds around use. All people aren't bad and they, like us, are caught up in this tyrannical cycle engulfing our nation and the world. We have a much better chance of surviving through our faith, family, and likeminded friends. Many of you are doing awesome things in your preparedness planning and I'm proud of you each day.

Let us move on ....

HFS 3rd Annual Autumn Rally in Waynesville, NC - November 5, 2022 - More information will be posted on this event in the future.


Madison County, AL - CERT Training Opportunity

If we have enough people to sign up, we are looking at setting up a training class for the fall.

The course is twice a week for a total of 8 classes from 6:00 – 8:30.

This training class schedule is as follows:

Oct 4, 6 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Oct 11, 13 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Oct 18, 20 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Oct 25, 26 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Class time: 6:00p – 8:30p

Class location: 320 Fountain Circle. This is downtown Huntsville near Big Spring Park.

You will receive additional details if you are able to attend.

You must attend all classes to graduate and receive your CERT certification.

CERT is an important way to give back to your community. By completing this course, you will have skills and knowledge that could be lifesaving in the event of an emergency.

After receiving your certification, you may also want to use your training to help the community by joining Madison County CERT as an active member.

If you are interested in attending this course, please email your interest to:

Regional Training - Skinny Medic

Trauma Class Oct 8 - Easly SC - Skinny Medic Trauma Class Oct 8th | Medical Gear Outfitters

Trauma Class Nov 19 - Easly SC - Skinny Medic Trauma Class Nov 19 | Medical Gear Outfitters

Regional Training - Fruit Tree Series - Univ Tennessee Extension - East TN -(Greene County) - Small Fruit and Home Orchard (

Hive Life - Sevierville, TN - January 5, 6, and 7, 2023

Henryville, Indiana- Patriot Homesteader Conference - April - 2023

- SUTURE & STAPLE CLASS OCTOBER 30 2022 9AM KNOXVILLE TN - Dr Joe Alton and Nurse Amy from Doom and Gloom Preparedness $199.00 - Suture & Staple Class October 30 2022 9am Knoxville TN - Doom and Bloom (TM) Shop

Joe Alton MD, physician and surgeon, and Amy Alton, Nurse Practitioner will be teaching a

Hands-on Wound Care Suture and Stapling Class at the

Self-Reliance Experience, on Sunday October 30, at 9am-12pm.