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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.


LOCALIZED TRAINING -


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: classes@madisoncountycert.org


Regional Training - Skinny Medic



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


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Henryville, Indiana- Patriot Homesteader Conference - April - 2023

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

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HFS Thursday Zoom - Zoom Rally #97 was conducted sharing thoughts on the road map ahead and what we can expect regarding bio-digital convergence and the central bank digital currency in the weeks ahead.


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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 -


Fellow Patriots, we are in for some rough days ahead. We can either face it now or choose to continue ignoring it until it lands in our lap, and it will be too late to do anything about it. The problems we face are numerous and they didn't just begin or fester overnight. If you don't know what I'm talking about and are personally choosing to ignore it, maybe it's time to reconsider what you stand for. I'm serious. The time for good people to stand up and voice opposition to the train of immorality is now. You think what you see is bad today? Each step is getting you ready for something else to come. Are you ready? You must decide if you are ready to think and act on the unthinkable going forward.


In book 2, Hope for Survival - The Mindset, I wrote about the Ooda Loop and how you need to learn it, memorize it, practice it in daily life, and don't forget it. Why? Because our nation is heading down a path where we may be put in situations where you will need to see it, orient yourself to it, decide on it, and then decide how to act upon it. Maybe the entire process in seconds. This may seem knew to you but in reality, you are already doing it. You process the Ooda Loop when you drive. Or maybe during your parenting years or when you grocery shop.


If you are one of the citizens who remain with hope that the federal government will come to the rescue to save us from this disaster taking place around us, ask yourself these things; who put us in a debt situation that is not possible to overcome? Who is approving and watching as professional doctors sworn to protect human life are destroying the gender of children by performing sex change surgeries. This is the same government authorizing and allowing a rogue Justice Department to harass and arrest citizens who speak out to protect the rights of citizens and children who are being violated. What do you expect to change to keep the ship from sinking under the Constitution and moral laws we have survived historically. Our government pays single women extra money and benefits to birth children in unfathered homes. Think about that. Roughly 80% of American homes our now without a father or male occupation. This is a global movement to change the world. While all these things occur, I hear silence from the elected in Washington, D.C. You see, none of this may seem to be a problem to you, but it is happening, and you are living through it. It may be easy for some to simply do now what they have been doing through life. That being, to never consider all the luxuries and blessings they have been gifted with over the years and now that things are different around them, it's easier to close the curtains then to step out and ask questions. We ALL are wired differently and choose to react and respond in different ways.


I prefer coming here weekly and talking about methods and resources to prepare you better for events we could face daily. But part of our preparedness is also preparing our spiritual, physical and psychological wellbeing. We all must be aware of the impacts all the changes will bring to our homes and community. We must decide how to approach things and determine what is our line in the sand. When is enough, enough? How far must the destruction go before we the people stand in opposition? Even if we can't change course and stop much of the coming storm, we can prepare our family and community for a better chance at surviving what is ahead. The time to start is now, not when the eye of the storm is above us. As simple as it may sound, this reminds me of my buddy Wilson the squirrel. When I'm at my desk typing the weekly newsletters week to week, I glance out the window to the trees close by. I see Wilson and his gang of happy nut collectors bounding from tree to tree. It is actually amusing to watch them. But they also know work is to be done and they recognize sounds and threats ahead. They prepare all summer and autumn for surviving during storms and the coming winter season. They store nuts and hide them for the future. They know what is ahead and sense the seasonal changes and get prepared. We must do the same.


With this said, let us play the "pretend" game so buckle up and stay the course. I'm only able to lay out this pretend game because of the hundreds, if not thousands, of hours Festus and I put into this nightmare since 2012. Some will find what is below frightening and I will get more emails about how I kept them awake at night. If it makes one think, good. The same person would be mad if I told them several black SUV appear headed to their door and I believe its Mary Kay cars. I would then be told I'm a bad person for lying to them. So, be forewarned,


This week has been overloaded with information, podcast and information coming from Washington D.C. and around the globe. Some is additional information to things I have already shared, and other information is just mind blowing in how separated man has grown to be. What I mean is how the global and national elites simply view the mass majority of human beings. Those who are in positions of power to lead our nation and the world, yet they conspire to separate and label groups by politics and classes. The current state of our nation and the world reminds me of a fully occupied passenger train on a midnight journey through a mountainous region. The passengers (us) are asleep to the sounds of the train rolling down the track while the train engineer and staff all exit the train without being noticed. The lead engineer pushed the throttle to full as he exited, knowing a few miles ahead the train will never survive the approaching curve and will bolt off the rocky mountain side and crash to the bottom of the canyon. Sounds terrible, doesn't it? Another good example is the sinking of the Titanic. As the ship started taking on water, the guest aboard the ship continued to party and enjoy the ride even as some screamed the ship was sinking. It wasn't until it was too late that the majority realized the ship was doomed. Now to be fair, there will be those who follow the masses and do as directed to comply with what appears to be coming.


As I said, each week I come here and attempt to convince you to get prepared and tell you many troubling reasons why. I rant and go on about things getting in my crawl during the week. He's and she's and it's and the mental abuse of children for a much larger agenda. I could go on and on, but it doesn't serve the point of this thought. We are in deep trouble fellow Patriots. Our nation has so many problems that we can turn away from one and find another dozen or more serious issues. Family break down, economics, political division, racial, social structure and abuse of political positions to divide a nation, education, silent churches and on and on. When entertainers are paid far more than professionals, we need to save lives, something is wrong. When the once greatest military in the world is used for national political agendas to have warriors in dresses and high heeled shoes instead of flying training sorties to be prepared for battle the ship has gone off course. Teens are killing senior citizens for fun and videotaping it to share on the internet. Carjackings and muggings are through the roof. Major city police departments are being told to stand down and not enforce laws against minorities. Citizens are killing teenagers with a different political ideology and then set free on bail. All these issues are very troubling to me, but one of the biggest issues I see is our economic problems and national debt that will lead to a bigger problem.


As I wrote briefly in my first book, the citizen, county, state, and federal debt is off the charts and unsustainable. That was three years ago. Nothing, I repeat nothing has been done about it nor are any of our elected officials even addressing it. What do they know that we don't know? They continue pushing the debt higher and higher. We borrow money from our two biggest threat nations in Russia and China. As more seniors reach the age to start withdrawing what is rightfully there's, Social Security earnings, the SS Savings is nearly bankrupt because our elected elite borrowed and left IOU notes. As illegal's flood our borders to enter our nation our government and political elite pad their vote coffers and stuff the pockets of illegals with our tax dollars. We see millions of dollars each year paid to deceased citizens and waste programs to study birth productivity of shrimp. A few speak out but nothing happens. Meantime, the debt clock spins like a windmill during a hurricane.


Currently the United States has about $250 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities and over $30 trillion in debt. The debt to GDP or gross domestic product is at 100 percent. The U.S. Government spends about $650 million dollars every 12 hours just in interest payments on our debt. Get that? I am getting old as dirt and I can remember when I used to hear a government official speak of spending an amount in the millions and I would cringe. Today hearing an amount in the billions is very common. At the rate the government spends our tax dollars a billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes ago. Our national debt was roughly $5.8 trillion dollars in 2008 when the market crashed, and we nearly ended up in martial law. This is $5.8 trill dollars of debt since our start as a nation and from 2008 to 2011 it grew to $15.1 trillion. Remember shovel ready jobs? Let's do this in a more sobering way. If we paid $10 million dollars a day to pay down the debt it would take about 273 years to reach just one trillion dollars. It would take more than ten thousand 18-wheelers to transport just one trillion dollars in $1 bills. Our debt today would fill up 32 of the largest container ships ever constructed, each holding more than 4,100 containers full of cash. Chilling, isn't it?


Through all of the growth of our national debt, our elected leaders, both parties, allowed our nation to start outsourcing for goods and our major industries to close their doors. We build nothing for the most part. All of our high-tech components, most needed pharmaceuticals, equipment parts for machines, farm equipment, and automotive, must be shipped from abroad. If we have any major grid issues requiring replacement of any major transformers or substations the parts must be shipped from Europe or China. If the grid is down, how do you suppose that would go? How does the world's greatest superpower wake up and find itself overloaded in debt and unable to produce anything to survive? We currently have less than 1/4 of the farms we had 30 years ago. Remember President Reagan telling us we are nine meals from starvation? That was over 40 years ago and far more farms then than now.


One may ask, where do we go from here. I'm often asked "what should I do with my money? Or, should I take my money out of stocks or investments? Should I, would you, could we. We are in unchartered territories and I'm not a financial adviser. Most financial advisers make their living off advising others, so would you really think the adviser is going to tell you to take your money out of areas that will impact his/her income level? Doubtful. As retirees and those near retirement who remain in the game watch thousands and hundreds of thousands vanish before their eyes while others in the same category are yanking their retirement accounts out of the system. Now what? With far fewer workers paying taxes and investing in retirement, how is the federal coffers being restocked with money outside of printing more?


While the angry little lady who didn't get elected in 2016 compares orange man to Hitler and the newly elected conservative Giorgia Meloni of Italy is being compared to Mussolini, we further the division in our nation while the few try to warn the masses the ship is going down. Our ability to protect our nation through military strength is now questionable unless sending cross dressing pom poms to the front line is one's definition of might. Sarcastic? No, being truthful. As a 20-year Veteran, I can tell you that it is more than unnerving and sad to see this happening to our ladies and men in uniform.


What is the plan going forward? We know, without a doubt there is no way possible to pay our existing debt and one must wonder when China and Russia will start calling on the debt to be repaid by monetary means or compensatory resources. Don't you find it odd that we are funneling billions of dollars to Ukraine to fight Russia when we are so indebted to them? By the way, don't believe our national media on the story out of Ukraine and how the war is going. I digress.


Have you heard the acronym CBDC or Central Bank Digital Currency? What is it? It is a central database ultimately controlled by a central bank that issues the currency and provides every “e-dollar” or “e-yuan” with a unique serial number to identify it. Usually, central banks will also peg the electronic currency to their existing national currency. Meaning, this would be the electronic version of the dollar. Many believe all aspects of life will be tied to this program. The chip already exists and has been revealed and demonstrated to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Central Banking Cartels. It is real, it is coming. The bigger picture of this scenario is Agenda 2030, and you can check it out along with Sustainable Developed Cities. You may be living in one already.


We are this far along the rabbit trail so let us continue. You may be wondering how the Central Bank Digital Currency and a chip under the skin on one's hand has anything to do with us. I thought you would never ask. Have you ever heard of Bio-Digital Convergence? I'm sure you have but just don't recognize it by its title. Have you recently heard someone say "you will eat bugs and like it?" I know you have heard over the past ten years how we must eliminate cows because they pass gas in the fields and harm our environment and contribute to global warming. Preposterous, right? Remember my statement "you don't matter?"


Bio-digital Convergence is the interactive combination, sometimes to the point of merging, of digital and biological technologies and systems.


Here is a short video on what is Bio-digital Convergence

Back to more crazy stuff that is too hard to believe. While Gilligan was convincing Mary Ann and the Professor, he found a secret ship docked on the other side of the island, Uncle Marbles signed a new Executive Order on September 12, 2022, titled Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy.. Guess what this is all about? Ding, ding, ding, winner winner chicken dinner. No wait, that may be a cricket or snail dinner under the newly signed EO. Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy - The White House


Another thought to consider as a possibility is the announcement of the 87,000 positions to be hired by the IRS? What on earth would the federal government need with this many new positions? Remember back to early 2020 when the government shut down the nation, to include most churches? It really had little to do with Covid and everything to do with control and separating the church from the flock (in regard to churches). With so many American churches being 501C3 institutions, these churches get government tax breaks on some of the finances. In some cases, church employees get tax breaks in this program. The government also has control and can enforce what positions a church takes on political ideology and social issues. The pastor can be arrested for noncompliance and the church doors locked and the church remains under government control and possession. There is also another program rarely discussed called the Clergy Response Team or CRT which is a "hush hush" government program where pastors are trained to respond to the need of the government during disasters to communicate with their congregation to convince them (using scripture) to act upon the government's direction when the flock refuses to do so. An example would be a direction to report to a camp set up by FEMA to provide shelter and food full time. Imagine a small, sheltered city fenced to protect those within the camp.


One of the remaining two biggest hurdles separating the current government from full and total control is the Christian Church and the Constitution and 2nd Amendment. Is it possible the 87,000 IRS agents will be used to enforce the Central Bank Digital Currency requiring the chip under the skin, of the church leadership and possibly members in 501C3 churches? Without the chip the church can be closed, and the flock separated from their church. This all falls under the Transhumanism arena and their goal with all the bio engineering in human life. I have been wondering why so many churches are asleep while the nation self-destructs. While the church sleeps, one by one, we see Christians harassed, arrested and detained for speaking out against immoral acts against humanity.


I do know a few churches are waking up and warning their flock. Will it be enough and fast enough to stop this insanity? I know I have heard some comment "they pray to God to return soon." That would be nice but if a church and its people are unrepented, why should God return now? Remember, He already knows what is going on before we do. If these churches in our nation today are truly His church and people, why are so many silent?


So, to circle the wagon from my original point, with a debt that is impossible to pay, what better way to take the next step in Transhumanism and go to a digital platform financially that requires the full Agenda 2030 platform, to include the ability to monitor and track citizens? More specifically, possibly separate the church further and eliminate millions of Christians. With the new digital platform and technology multiple goals of the earthly evil can be achieved.


Fellow Patriots, we are in for some trying times ahead. We are going to see starving people, and many put in custody to stand trial for not following the current ideology. Many who live in a bubble will fall for the many fake programs just to survive. Christian or not, we are in this together. One's faith is a personal choice and I do respect it and attempt to treat everyone the same. I still pray for the unsaved and love them equally. When things tank, we are going to need each other a great deal. One's faith is a personal thing for many, and I respect that very much. I pray for each of you regardless of your choice.


No matter how bleak the above information sounds, remember, we are good people with good morals and love for our great nation. We can make the difference if we decide to do so. God has provided us with so many blessings around us. If for no other reason, our family is worth standing up for to give our children and grandchildren the same life we enjoyed growing up. Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and XXXX. Fireworks, parades, and the joy of cookouts with family and friends. Heck, even reruns of Gilligan and Hogan's Heroes on a rainy afternoon is fun. I hope and pray I am totally wrong, and you can come back and throw virtual pie at me. I'm just sharing to you what I believe is ahead based on what we see and piece together. I would have trouble sleeping at night if I didn't share to you what I believe to be a likely hood of occurring. As crazy as what I just shared seems, would you have imagined a year ago we would be witnessing the destruction of body parts in our children to change birth gender? How about five years ago, would you have dreamed a decision would be made at the federal level to support males who woke up today saying they are females and would be allowed in the bathrooms of young girls? If for no other reason, we must stand up and be strong for our children.


Okay, we can all go back to our other pretend world where everything will be okay.


Next ...


Preparing children -


Our children are the neglected equation in most preparedness planning. We stay so busy with our jobs and home responsibilities. Then we start preparing which adds additional time-consuming efforts which takes away from time with our children. I recently read how an estimated 80% of American homes are fatherless. Think about that shocking percentage. It is no wonder so many males are feminine and opting life paths of the same character. This is not an insult. It is a reality. Many major universities now offer courses on DE masculinity for males.


The past few years of Covid-19 lockdowns and masking of children along with virtual schooling has set our children back years. Recent testing has confirmed the damage. Consider the number of children who the system expected to do virtual schooling in homes with no adult supervision. How do you think that worked out to this point? It is bad enough the curriculum is damaging their mindset with anti-American education. Our children need our help immediately. i know many are hesitant to step out and help out of fear of being turned in to the system who will then send out Child Protective Services to interview and question you.


I'm the first to admit guilt and the pastors I have spoken with about our youth of today, confirm the fact our youth, especially teens, feel those of us who are older refuse to accept them and the fads and culture they are being raised in. The youth state we refuse to communicate and try to understand what they are going through vs us simply expecting them to accept what we view as acceptable dress and appearance, communication skills, respect for their elders, and not being lazy. Much of the damage is done but someone must step forward to curve the current trends we see.


When the circumstance presents itself to us with children, we must do all we can to include them, teach them, and make them feel a part of something productive and worthwhile. Things as simple as yard task where they follow you around, holding a tool or flashlight, Stop and answer their questions or explain the task you are doing. If you want to include them in preparedness planning, you can check out the HFS Preparing Children section at this link. Blog | Survival (hopeforsurvival.com)


Next ....


Psychological Preparedness -


We can gather around a table and talk psychological preparedness for hours and possibly days. We can imagine what something may be like but if we haven't experienced or practiced it, we don't really know how it will be. Right? How much psychological pain can we endure day after day, week after week? When will fear set in and our emotions or our loved one's emotions start to impact the person and family.


Over the past two years during Covid-19, I have witnessed the frailty of our American citizens. The mental battle of wearing mask and being locked in a home. The psychological psychosis and normalcy bias playing a huge role in occupying the minds of so many to the point of unrealistic hope in things highly unlikely or impossible. Because we have been a blessed nation and our daily norms set us up with standards far higher than most of the world. The homes of our poor today include cell phones and flat screen televisions. Often the poor has two automobiles. Travel abroad and witness poor cultures. It would be unimaginable to most Americans. Some would comment, "I'm glad I don't live there." True, but, as our nation moves towards total equality and government control over our populace, many poor will step down to a lower way of living. What does this mean for our middle and wealthy classes of people.


I can remember years ago traveling through a Romanian village where eight to ten families shared one mule and a buckboard for transportation. It was a drought year where gardens, often a survival need, burned up in the heat. Minimal water was available to keep their food source alive and bathing was a onetime per week morale booster. How would you handle this situation? I could give you example after example from Africa, Europe and Eastern Europe, South America and the Orient. We have been a truly blessed nation to this point.


I would encourage you individually, and if you have a group, work together to put together a plan to start testing your ability to function outside the box, or what has been your norm in the past. Test yourself and see how you do.


Things to consider doing. (I realize some of us are older and may have health restrictions but do as many of these steps as possible.)


- Adjust your diet to eat less and consider eating the same meal daily for a weekend or a week. Even if you have a good staple of food to offer your diet a variety, eat the same food daily to test yourself psychologically.


- Drink water daily on and all accounts.


- Sleep in a different place from your norm. Consider sleeping on the floor to push your rest potential and to break up a full night of sleep. The point is to make yourself not rest and then see how you function in daily responsibilities.


- Turn off your electricity that offers you comforts. Heat and air specifically. Also avoid using your hot water heater. All water must be room temperature. Also avoid using any tap water for any purpose. You may have solar or generator backup power but avoid using it. You do need to test these systems, but the point of this drill is to push yourself psychologically.


- Do task daily that you may have as part of your plan or create task to physically push yourself for several hours per day. See how you handle the physical demand with limited sleep and on your adjusted diet.


- Do not shower or bath more than once per three days. Baths and showers must be used from alternate water sources and heated by alternative methods. Sink baths must also be from alternate water supplies or wet wipes.


- Any meals prepared requiring cooking must be done so through alternative means and methods. Fire, gas, propane sources will work.


- All personnel participating in this exercise must keep a firearm or simulated firearm within arm's reach at all times. You can use plastic weapons or sticks or brooms as long guns.


- During established daily hours, at least one time per hour, stop what you are doing and have everyone jog in place for 3 - 5 minutes for exercise but also to do things outside their daily norm. This is good exercise for everyone involved but also pushes the mental attitudes.


- If you have pets, walk them every couple of hours. Pace count 100 steps at a time and turn around and see who is following you and then proceed in your journey. Of course, no one will be following you but adding another responsibility to your process will add to the stress of your exercise.


- Hint - If doing this test with a group, consider joint meal preparations to save on fuel source and resources.


- This is another good exercise to dig in your closet and break out preparedness items you have but have not opened the box or even read instructions on how to use the item.


- Document each day and steps you use to function normally. Identify strengths, weaknesses, and any point where you sense mental shortfalls and breakdowns in individuals. This will help you gauge how easy it is in your survival process for individuals to start breaking down psychologically.


Good luck


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. From Ash Duncan - Mind 4 Survival - 21+ Best Winter Safety Tips For Cold Weather Survival - Mind4Survival - Guess What? It's that time of year again. Time to switch out your summer gear with winter gear. Don't forget to try any clothing on for sizing. It's a good time to have your vehicle checked out a swell. Just like a doctor provides you with a health physical consider having your vehicle checked out by a local mechanic.


2. From Michael Major - Ask a Prepper - How To Find Preppers In Your Area - Ask a Prepper - This is one of the hardest task to encounter and complete for many preparers. Personalities, issues, rural living, socio-economic issues, fear, attitude and more, contributes to the inability of many to find likeminded preparers. Not an insult, just reality for so many.


3. From Aden Tate - The Organic Prepper - Is FIREWOOD the Next Shortage in America? - The Organic Prepper - The intent of this message seems to be gaining steam over the past month or more, especially on the west coast and northwestern US of A.


4. From Tom Marlowe - New Life on the Homestead - 14 Ways to Store Meat Without Electricity (newlifeonahomestead.com) - Good information to keep, especially those with a single source power system and no back up power capability.


5. From Diane - Ask a Prepper - 30 Smart Ways To Reuse Things That You Usually Throw Away - Ask a Prepper - You may want to take a look through this one and print it for your paper library or else cut and paste what you want. The author offers some very good suggestions to reuse items often destined for the burn pit or garbage.


6. From Bernie Carr - Apartment Prepper - How to Make Fresh Herbs Last for Weeks - Apartment Prepper- Great information for those interested in or already practicing herbs.


Other News -


1. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - Synthetic Salvation - On Genomics, Mind Uploads, & The Quest For Immortality | ZeroHedge - This is a very good article, and it really hits on some excellent thoughts on the positions of many elites today. As I said in my first book early on, we do not matter. Let me say that again a bit louder. WE DO NOT MATTER. We the law abiding, tax paying, bother no one, flag flying Americans, are fodder to the elites. You can stand in the mirror and pat yourself on the back all you want or just accept the truth. To the government power and elites of society, you, me, and our friends, just do not matter. Get prepared. (Thanks, Festus, for submitting this article)


2. From Paul Craig Roberts - Why Is the Federal Reserve Collapsing the Economy? | (paulcraigroberts.org) - Blink once, shame on you. Blink twice, shame on you again. How else would you explain what is taking place?


3. From Christopher Bedford - The Federalist - The Federalist - Culture, Politics, Religion - I don't know if you are following this story but it is ugly. Just another example of a broken system allowing the abuse of our constitutional rights and abuse of power at the federal level.


4. From Greg Piper - Just the News - CDC walks back COVID guidance again, finds lasting post-vaccine heart problems in young adults | Just The News - Surprised? I find it interesting how the CDC pushed and forced vaccinations on millions around the world while not taking the vaccination internally. Why would that be? Think about it.


5. From Michael Ramirez - Issues and Insights - Morality Police – Issues & Insights (issuesinsights.com) - Good read and points made by the author. The immoral police at the federal level are punishing the moral law abiding once protected by constitutional rights.


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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 remember our Patriot brother in Western NC in his recovery from a heart procedure recently. Praise to God he is home and in good spirits. Prayers to his dear wife as well. This has been a trying ordeal. Please pray for our Patriot sister in Western NC as she continues her struggle with symptoms like vertigo. Please lift her up in prayer. We pray for our Patriot brother in Northern Alabama in his ongoing health ordeal. May you all be lifted in prayer and spirit in the days ahead. Please remember our Patriot family in central Alabama and a quick recovery for our brother who fell recently and is recovering from neck and back injuries from the fall. Get well soon. Please keep our Florida and East coast citizens in your prayers as they live through Hurricane Ian.


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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