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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #192

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #192. Thanks for stopping by to spend your valuable time with us. We appreciate it. You could be all dressed up and ready to jump in your recliner to spend the day Christmas shopping or watching Halmark, movies, right? A question for the men out there. Have you ever been watching a Halmark Christmas movie and then the star acter wins the heart of the star actress right at Christmas, do you look around to see if anyone is watching and if not, you have a few tears run down your cheek? I'm asking for a friend.

Hey, the month is flying by and 2023 is quickly approaching. What will the new year bring to us? I'm afraid more of the same and more. So, let's look on the bright side and enjoy a few minutes together here at Hope for Survival. That is what we are doing, right?

Ms. Lucy and I enjoyed a blessed week here in East TN. We took in two Christmas programs this week with local friends, who are also HFS members, and I believe we have another one lined up for this weekend. I'm always amazed how year after year we hear the same songs and see the same story and it never gets old. Granted today's technology certainly helps the sound and creativity part of the program.

Years ago, while growing up in southern WV I was attending a small country church at some point in life, and everyone was poor but had each other so life was good. I remember during one holiday season we prepared for a Christmas program and one of the leaders wanted to do a manger scene using live animals. This was a small country church that would seat maybe 50 people. We had no animals, so he had a genius thought of making cardboard animals and taping/tying them on to different sized dogs in the area. That plan never worked out so well. I wonder if the man went on to become a politician. Hmmm.

You know I'm a sucker for meeting Patriotic Americans and it makes my day. Today I was at a local shop doing business with my truck and while paying for the product and service rendered, I got in a conversation about the current state of affairs in the world and our nation. Though the conservation was heavy with issues and direction, it was uplifting to me to meet the gentleman but also hear thoughts from a working Joe who sees, hears, and understands things aren't right. This gent like so many others just want to be left alone and to enjoy life like the old days. I look forward to a phone call in the days ahead to get together for lunch and continue our conversation. Fellow Patriots, we are surrounded by red, white, and blue loving citizens and we need to listen to their story and then share ways to help them prepare.

I have a really crazy week coming up and will be on the road Monday - Thursday/Friday in Huntsville, AL. It will be pretty hectic so I will do my best to get a newsletter posted for next Friday. If you don't see one on Friday evening, just blame it on the paperboy. Worst case I will have one posted by Saturday.

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 water anywhere on earth. Tap into the world’s water sources and safely drink from sketchy spigots, hotel sinks, murky rivers, wells or lakes. Removes global waterborne pathogens (virus, bacteria, protozoan cysts) and filters pesticides, chemicals, heavy metals, and microplastics. Also improves taste, smell, and clarity!

- Tacklife 800 A Jump Starter - $52.00 - TACKLIFE 800A Peak 18000mAh Car Jump Starter with LCD Display (up to 7.0L Gas, 5.5L Diesel Engine) 12V Auto Battery Booster Quick Charger | T8 Orange - - TACKLIFE T8 800A Peak 18000mAh Car Jump Starter with LCD Display (up to 7.0L Gas, 5.5L Diesel Engine) 12V Auto Battery Booster with Smart Jumper Cable, Quick Charger

  • 800 amps peak current, 18000mAh capacity

  • Hold charge for up to 12 months once fully charged.

  • Jump start 12V cars, SUV, trucks or vans up to 30 times on a 4.5-hour full charge.

  • Charge phones with 5v/9v Quick Charge and other car accessories with 12V 10A DC port.

  • The full metal clamps are built to last and are ergonomically designed to be easy to open.

  • Multifunctional life-saver with a strobe, red light, SOS signal and built-in Compass.

  • The digital LCD screen clearly displays the remaining power of the T8 jump starter.

  • The specially designed indicator notifies you incorrect use with an audible buzz and flashing lights.

HFS Thursday Zoom Rally Special Event - HFS hosted Chaplain Tracy Elder to the zoom platform to discuss preparedness, the church's role in preparedness, and system failures in our society today that will eventually require families to be self-reliant. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:

Facebook – Hope for Survival

YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival

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Parler - Preparedness101

Check out the HFS YouTube video posting tonight with Chaplain Dr. Tracy Elder, head of the International Alliance of Community Chaplains. This is part 1 of a multi-series effort discussing the most important part of preparedness, you. If you have followed HFS for long, you will recall us pointing out the importance of one's spiritual, psychological, and physical self-preparedness. In part 1, Chaplain Elder discusses the many facets of the programs she is part of. In future segments we will discuss, the broken church, the broken system, homelessness, and solutions.