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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #196

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #196. We are now in full stride to 2023 with so many unknowns and hopeful expectations of having our hopes uplifted in many ways. We must be careful where we place our trust in these hopeful changes and adjustments to the path, we journeyed in 2022 as a nation. Wouldn't you agree?

It was a busy week but good in many ways. Getting to spend time with HFS Patriots always lifts the mood and time invested is positive in many ways. Something we all must keep in mind is we all are human and we all deep dive in thought and often end up with more unanswered questions than when we started. It is how we process questions and where we get answers that matters. Not to tinkle on anyone's high hopes but many believe 2023 is going to get worse and be much more of the same and worse. I think we all realize this and expected it. It is how we process it and what we do with the information that is critical. Staying balanced is difficult and without caution it would be easy to end up on the wrong end in a deep dive searching to become grounded again. If this applies to you, step back and find a safe place for you.

I don't know about you, but I'm finding it harder and harder to share what is going on in our nation and the world, with others who are still on planet Kool-Aid. In a very short time, we have witnessed national and global voices crying conspiracy to now outwardly being brazen about using global intelligence services to coerce big tech and national media outlets to deliver a designed narrative supporting Russia collusion and enough bull skittles to gag a maggot. If you are still not convinced, I'm not sure your wings will ever flap. Go take a look at a recent article discussing the Attorney General of Puerto Rico being fired for suing JP Morgan over their open claims to have knowingly supported the payrolls of Jeffrey Epstein shenanigans. Once again, someone at the top is protecting the law-breaking masses who are laughing all the way to the bank.

Yep, maybe another story for another time.

So let me enjoy my Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Cocoa and move ahead on this week's journey.

Let us move along....

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HFS Thursday Zoom Session 101 - HFS conducted the first zoom session of 2023 with a special guest discussing Stress Management and Mental Health with those who attended. This was a great topic and discussion as we start the new year. With all the added stress in life from the world around us, how we recognize and manage our own stress is critical to positive health care. Thanks to those who attended.

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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 (

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 (

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 -

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

Preparedness planning - You have probably discovered it is easier to say "prepping" or "preparing" than to actually do it. If taken seriously, it can almost become a full-time job and control your days and nights. Just like with events, both manmade and natural occurrences, we want to ensure we are in control vs allowing the event or processes to get prepared to control us and our emotions.

Often, I see people making a post on social media and they provide a picture of their preparedness closet which shows a single shelf filled with store bought canned goods and a box of pop tarts. Now as much as we can see and then say "I'm sorry, but either you misunderstood what preparing is about," or," I hope your family or neighbor prepares because what you have stocked is enough for the car ride to a safe place." We all have our own perception of the world, what we need, and how to go about it. Can we agree to this?

One can prepare minimal and in their mind it is enough. To the preparer who prepared more than minimal, it is not enough. To those who prepared a lot, minimal and some is not enough. My point is we all see things in a different manner and we each must choose what degree of preparedness we seek to accomplish. This is a personal choice of the individual and the same individual must then endure the consequences of minimal or some is not enough.

Personally, I believe one should prepare for the long term as much as possible because the evidence of what I have identified the past years identifies numerous issues in our nation and around the world. From supply chain issues to the massive debt our nation faces. From food shortages globally to the increasing number of natural disasters impacting food growth and supply deficiencies. From increased shipping cost and fuel shortages for transportation to move products. From strife between citizens and governments to the decline of social and moral decay amongst nations where a large populace believes not working and living on free money is a future. From water shortages creating local and national water supply issues to a failure of local and federal government identifying a crisis and then providing a plan to address the issues presented by the crisis. The list goes on and on, yet a large percentage of citizens wait and depend on a failed system to continue providing vital resources needed for surviving.

One must ask, at what point will citizens realize the walls are caving in and soon the resources required to survive are no longer attainable like the past life we enjoyed? We must be responsible for our family and community together and we see minimal effort in this area. I know many of you that I communicate with are working hard to achieve self-sufficiency in as many ways as possible, however if those around you are not, it leaves you and all of us preparers vulnerable when we witness starving dehydrated people surrounding us.

What is the answer or solution? Getting and being prepared. Sounds pretty simple huh? Many of us try to convince family members to wake up and start preparing and we get the same sob story or else we are criticized repeatedly for being dramatic or a conspiracy nut. Right? Don't give up. Simply plant the seed, be positive, and press forward. But, when the time comes and those who criticized you are hungry and foodless, it will then be up to you to decide how you will handle the situation.

As I watch the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, to elect a majority speaker to our Congress, it reminds me of myself and other Patriots repeatedly trying to convince others of our point, to get prepared. Same result each time. Like many other issues and needs in life each day, we can depend on the system to care for us or be self-reliant and plan and prepare to depend on our effort and plan as needed, when needed.

I believe it is not about the laws and things happening around us impacting our way of life that is the threat. It is our lack of effort doing something about it to better protect our own life and that of our family. There are numerous resources available to aid and assist anyone wishing to get better prepared. It is simply a matter of the individual mindset and what that person decides is best for them today and in the future. Anyone aware of everything taking place today around us and then chooses to do nothing will face the look in their loved one's eyes when their voice says, "I'm hungry, why don't we have any food to eat."

You decide.

The Power Grid - Over the past months and years HFS has talked about threats to our national grid system from Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) and Coronal Mass Ejections (CME), as well as physical attacks from manmade threats on the ground. No matter how many times we tell the story, realization of losing all sixteen identified areas of critical infrastructure long term is beyond comprehension to many. For many this would mean understanding how losing use of a microwave oven and curling iron would hamper their day. The reality is no public water or sewage, airplanes falling from the sky, no ATM machines, no grocery store checkouts, nuclear rods melting down, no GPS, no advanced medical equipment for kidney, liver, chemo, heart, and other essential medical processes or procedures. Get the picture?

I believe 2023 must be a year of "we the people" calls to action to let our elected officials know we are educated on topics, and we know and understand who is choosing to accept large donations over fixing the national power grid issues. These are serious security vulnerabilities to our nation and we the people.

Take the time and listen to this 55-minute interview between Greg Allison from Huntsville, AL, and Command Sgt Major Michael Mabee on the extreme grid vulnerabilities and how we, as citizens must take steps now to let our government know their existing laws and lack of movement is no longer acceptable.

Are you still not convinced? Here is a recent 60 Minute segment on the vulnerabilities to the US Grid system. This includes the interview with Command Sgt Major Mike Mabee.

Let us move along....

Preparedness News -

1. From Josh Burmeister - Mind 4 Survival - What’s in Your Bag? Situationally Dependent Packing ( - What should you have packed in your bag? What bag? The one you pack for your preparedness survival while away from your primary residence. Are you going on a trip or to work? Are you leaving home for a week to visit family? How long is the drive? What is the season and weather in your area? Is your travel via rural highways or through developed areas? How old are you and what skills do you have? Do you even have a bag? You should.

2. From Ashley Adamant - Practical Self Reliance - Permaculture Garden To-Do List (By Season) ( - Permaculture gardening is growing quickly. Check it out to see if it is something you would and could do.

3. From Practical Engineering - How long would you last during a grid down situation?

4. From, Old World Garden Farms -How To Build A Seed Starting Light Stand - Start Seeds Inside! ( - It won't be long before we can start our seeds indoors for the upcoming growing season. Are you ready? Do you have a plan?

5. From Prepper Website - A Sailor Shares Useful Insights for Preppers - Prepper Website - Good read. Do you ever test your thoughts and strategies to see if they work or if your plan has validity? Or do you simply assume your thoughts are solid without considering possible points of failure.

Other News -

1. The Surveillance State - This is long but an outstanding walk through the process of how the United States transitioned to a surveillance state during and after 911. Excellent product everyone should watch

2. From Charles H. Smith - American Partisan -Charles Hugh Smith: My One Prediction for 2023 - American Partisan - Excellent product and good information to consider going forward. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

3. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - 2022 Greatest Hits: The Most Popular Articles Of The Past Year And A Look Ahead | ZeroHedge - I like to read other alternative writers and podcasters views and forecast for the coming year. Here is another good product to consider. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

4. From Nick Hubble - Fortune and Freedom - How the new Cold War solved global warming | Fortune and Freedom - Is the tide turning? As much as it would be positive to think so, I believe we face so many obstacles ahead it is early to believe things are turning in a positive direction. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

5. From Kevin Downey - PJ Media - Why You Need to Start Paying Attention to the 'Twitter Files' – PJ Media - For a single person to monitor and track all the news sources and stories daily it takes a team of readers and then group discussion to determine what is worthy of following, what to file to later, and what is garbage. It can be overwhelming to say the least. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

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.


Bravo Echo Out,

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