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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #191

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #191. We appreciate you stopping by to spend some of your valuable time with us. I don't know about you, but I'm blown away we are in December already and 2023 is about two Twinkies away. Where did 2022 go and so fast. I keep a daily calendar on my desk and occasionally I browse through the weeks and months to see where I have been and where I'm headed. It has been a blur passing through 2022. Do you ever ask yourself or wonder what family history will say about you and what you stood for or accomplished during a particular period or life in general?

As we work our way in to the Christmas season Ms. Lucy is picking out local events for us to attend to start the season. Some are new and some are our regular events we enjoy. From the local city symphony orchestra performing holiday classics to a local church conducting a lighting of the tree with choir performers standing in the makeshift tree singing traditional Christmas music. I do declare I think the spirit is hitting our home. It is a beautiful thing indeed. We stay so busy around here that it is easy to miss out on the things we enjoy. Since our grandkids live several hours away, we have to get out and enjoy local events presented by our community. I hope you get to enjoy some of the spirit around you. We do enjoy all that our local community offers each Christmas season, but we also hold the true meaning of Christmas above all.

Ms. Lucy asks me every year what I want for Christmas and I always respond, "world peace" and "hope for everyone" to have a better life. I found a bag on my desk this afternoon that Ms. Lucy left while I was occupied and here is a picture of the gift.

With that said, we also must keep everyone in mind as we transition through the Christmas season because it is not always a holly jolly time. Many wonderful people suffer for different reasons, and it would be awesome for one of us be nearby to lift a spirit or two. Maybe some cookies and hot chocolate or a simple smile and greeting. The world moves so fast and we as a society watch all the high-speed changes, yet we often forget a percentage of our culture and people gets left behind. Have you ever wondered about the man or lady across the street who spends a few hours daily in the rocker on the front porch? They are always alone, reading nothing, and just staring out. Should we check on them to see if they would like a local friend or some holiday cookies? Someday this could be one of us or maybe it already is. Self-sanity is important to one's health and moral.

Remember to enjoy each day as we pass through it and have a great week.

It's getting colder outside, and it gives us more reason to bundle up. Thats right, you can get your bundle with the Hope for Survival bundle right here. Now through the end of December you can get both Hope for Survival books and the HFS loaded memory stick for $50. That is a $10 savings to you. For all the new readers, all proceeds above printing cost goes to a local charity to purchase food for those in need.

This was our fourth Christmas supporting this cause and it was such a blessing to gift the food ministry $1,000 in gift cards to add to the family holiday distribution bags this week to over 100 families needing support. This is such a blessing and I applaud and thank those who serve in this ministry monthly collecting, packing, and distributing the much-needed resources to others.

Remember, not everyone is as fortunate as many of us and has a warm dwelling and food within arm's reach. Be considerate and remember many are having tough times with increased cost, job losses, and personal issues. Keep these folks in your thoughts and prayers.

I want to give a bit shout out of thanks to our Patriot sister in VA for her very generous donation made to Hope for Survival and our Patriot sister and brother in Central, TN, for their continued donations and support monthly. Thank you and blessings to all of you.

Let us move along....

I don't typically offer recommendations for gifts because in the past I made a few wives mad at me because a few husbands felt they needed to buy everything I suggested. So, to be clear, these are simply recommendations for gifts when one can't think of something. Proceed with caution.

Simple holiday gifts that serve a preparedness purpose - $50 or less

- The Freedom Documents by Dr Chuck Baldwin - $41 - THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS - Expanded Edition - Book - Compiled By Dr. Chuck Baldwin - ON SALE NOW! - LIMITED SUPPLY! ( We began offering the very popular FREEDOM DOCUMENTS over 20 years ago, in which we compiled dozens of the greatest documents of American history in one beautiful volume. The expanded edition of THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS includes 57 documents and 212 full-size (8 1/2 X 11) pages. The expanded introductions to these documents, by themselves, are a great history lesson. THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS are assembled with a ring spine for easy copying. Now more than ever, these historic documents contain the Spirit and Pride of America. This unique compilation of America's greatest documents is available nowhere else. It is an excellent resource for high school and college students, as well as homeschoolers. Pastors, teachers, attorneys, and judges--including the Tennessee State Supreme Court--have purchased THE FREEDOM DOCUMENTS with extreme satisfaction. A Montana county sheriff also ordered copies for all of his deputies. We believe you will find them equally satisfying.

- Filter of Hope Water Filter Kit - $40 Filter of Hope Water Filter - Our simple, life-saving water filter provides safe, clean water in minutes. Each water filter kit contains everything you need to attach the filter to any plastic container in minutes - the Filter of Hope water filter itself, bucket adapter components, flexible hose, hand drill with bit, filter hanger, and cleaning syringe. Our water filter meets EPA drinking water standards; has 0.1 micron pore size filtration; filters out 99.99% of harmful bacteria, protozoa, and cysts; produces up to 250 gallons per day; is gravity fed (no electricity needed); and lasts up to 10 years with easy, regular maintenance.

- The American Patriot Bible - $31.00 - The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, Hardcover: The Word of God and the Shaping of America: Thomas Nelson, Lee, Richard: 9781418541538: Books - THE ONE BIBLE THAT SHOWS HOW ‘A LIGHT FROM ABOVE’ SHAPED OUR NATION. Never has a version of the Bible targeted the spiritual needs of those who love our country more than The American Patriot’s Bible. This extremely unique Bible shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible and includes a beautiful full-color family record section, memorable images from our nation’s history and hundreds of enlightening articles which complement the New King James Version Bible text.

- Hope for Survival Bundle (Books 1 and 2, and the HFS Digital Memory Stick) $50 ($10 savings through Christmas)

- NAR Public Access Bleeding Control Kit - from Refuge Medical (Bear Independent) - $56.99 (This item is out of stock often because of high sale volume. If you monitor the site you can often get this kit for mid-$40s.) NAR Public Access Bleeding Control Kit - Basic – Refuge Medical - Contained in a ruggedized pouch, this life saving kit provides intuitive and easy-to-use tools that are proven to help to save lives such as the fastest, safest and most effective prehospital tourniquet in the world, the C-A-T®, quality gauze, shears, and pressure dressings/bandages. Included are step-by-step illustrated “just in time” pictorial instructions, so even untrained providers can help save a life. The NAR Individual Bleeding Control Kit - BASIC provides lifesaving bleeding control equipment such as tourniquets, pressure dressings and gauze bandages and puts them into the hands of the public to help control bleeding and save lives.

- The Survival Medicine Handbook - The Essential Guide for When Help is Not On the Way - Dr Joe Alton - $30 - Black & White Version. If a disaster took away the high-technology we take for granted, would you be prepared to keep you family healthy? Could you be an effective medic when hospitals are overcrowded and the ambulance is heading in the other direction? Can you take over if you were the highest medical asset left? Medical preparedness advocates Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, NP’s award-winning “Survival Medicine Handbook: A guide for when help is NOT on the way” is now out in its greatly expanded and revised 4th edition!

- Nehemiah Strong - Life Sustaining Essentials for a Season of Trial - by John Dyslin - $48 - The Book Nehemiah Strong - John Dyslin - We live in unprecedented times, with unprecedented challenges. Christian-based societal foundations have vanished; in their place is a ‘new age’ spirit proclaiming what once was evil as good, and good evil. Authorities are using a thin veil of propriety to justify invasive actions – including lockdowns, compliance enforcement, and persecution of ‘unfavored’ groups – that threaten the liberty and well-being of you and all those you love.

Holiday gifts $100 and below -

- Grayl Geo Press Water Purifier system - $99.00 - SHOP GRAYL - WATER FILTER & PURIFIER BOTTLES, GEAR & EQUIPMENT – GRAYL® - Unrivaled Ease, Speed & Convenience. No other purifier rivals the speed, simplicity and effectiveness of GeoPress. In eight seconds, it makes 24 ounces (710 ml) of clean drinking w