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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #199

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #199. Thanks for your time and support to HFS. I hope you are having a great week so far. Can you believe January is almost over? It won't be long until we can start growing seeds to prepare for our garden in a couple months. If you don't grow a garden, you may want to change your mind. Why? We are already in a global food crisis and many areas of California are under water and these are prime growing locations for our food supplies.

It was a great week for us here in East TN. The weather is up and down, cold, wet, and then like spring. I think I have watched my American flag blow more during this week than at any time in the past. This tells me much of the rain is drying up quickly. Our recent deep freeze from late December into early January did wipe out our rosemary. Ground growth must have been heavily impacted by the freeze also because our local deer took to eating our plants and bushes. This is a first this season.

We got to spend some quality time with a sister and brother Patriot from the Atlanta area who spent the week in East TN. They took time out to spend with Ms. Lucy and myself to break bread and hang out a bit. It's always great to catch up on life and get in some preparedness conversation to boot. Life is good.

The HFS calendar is filling up quickly for training and events we will attend through June 2023. This is exciting because HFS will get to meet many new Patriots and also help new Patriots get started on their preparedness journey. You can look below in the training area for the two events upcoming in Leburn, KY and Harmany, NC (near Statesville). Dates, prices, and links are included. HFS should have some additional locations and dates posted soon. As I mentioned on the HFS Facebook platform, if you aren't training you aren't preparing. Training is an essential part to effective preparedness.

Let us move along....

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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HFS Thursday Zoom Session - No zoom this week.

Check out HFS YouTube. I was able to post two new HFS videos to the HFS YouTube channel for your viewing. They area:

- HFS Update to Start 2023 -

- HFS Repurposing old items -

If you have not, please consider subscribing to the HFS YouTube channel by hitting like and then subscribe. Connect and give me a shout. Again, hit subscribe and share with family and friends.

Upcoming Training Opportunities -

- Kentucky Gun and Preparedness Expo - $10 per person, Leburn, KY, March 25 & 26, HFS Kentucky family come check out this event. The classes and speakers will be posted later in January. HFS will be on site teaching three classes at this event. Eastern Kentucky's Largest Sportsman Show – The Gun & Preparedness Sportsman's Expo (

- Mountain Readiness - Harmany, NC, May 5 - 7, 2023 - $0 TO $64.95 - Mountain Readiness is family friendly event centered around learning the skills of our ancestors. Mountain Readiness in an expo in which survival and readiness experts from across the country will gather to teach their craft. There will be live demonstrations, classes, and vendors. Mountain Readiness is an expo in which survival and readiness experts, presenters, and vendors will provide the knowledge, tools, and hands on training to further develop your self-sufficiency skills. HFS will be on site teaching classes at this event

Guest and Newcomers

If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional.

information offered through HFS.

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 -

Weekly Rant - While illegals are pouring across our southern border like others running from available jobs, our nation is nearing a crisis mode. Crime from city to city is off the rails. I stopped counting the number of public shootings at five in the first two days of the week. Insanity is now included within city limits around America. If you are a law-abiding citizen and you haven't decided to protect your family, you aren't paying attention. Dances, schools, local eating establishments, highway road rage, and more. Every time you exit your home to unfamiliar ground you are a potential target. I hope you realize this. You best take time to learn the laws of your state and know the ramifications you will face if you use a firearm to defend your life. The drastic increase in car jackings in major liberal cities is getting worse. Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Houston, Baltimore, Atlanta, NY City, and more, just keeps getting worse daily. Thirteen-year-old males carjacking car after far in broad daylight with little response or consequence. Just remember they come from a good family and sing in the kid's choir. They just have a hobby of hurting and robbing others in their downtime. I heard someone say recently it is becoming like the wild, wild, west in cities around America. Yes, it is.

Your beloved elected officials are giving Ukraine money like the printing press just got a resupply of ink. Billions upon billions of dollars. The fiasco called the Russia Invasion is quickly moving towards a much larger conflict involving other nations and NATO. It is no longer a Russia vs Ukraine war and now involves NATO and surrounding nations and their borders. Weapon systems, tanks, and bombers from the U.S. are all in place, being shipped, or will be very soon. The U.S., Germany, and the United Kingdom are all sending tanks to support Ukraine. There is a small problem. It takes up to a year to teach these systems operations. So, in the meantime who will be using them? Ahhh, maybe the owners?

Meanwhile back in the U.S., the media continues vomiting on itself and can't tell the truth to put it mildly. Russia has nuclear submarines in the Atlantic, a nuclear armed frigate off the eastern cost of the U.S. and another military ship just off the coast of Hawaii. The military vessel off the eastern U.S. coast can fire a weapon capable of producing an EMP type explosion in about 49 seconds. With the right altitude and speed the detonation would set the eastern states and possibly more, back to the 1800s. This is real stuff sister and brother Patriots. Uncle Joe is planning Operation Sprinkles to combat the threat by stocking up on multi-colored sprinkles for his evening ice cream cones. Do you feel safe about now?

Here we are amongst this chaos and so much uncertainty day to day. I want to ask you a question. Is your daily happiness on a personal level faith driven or dependent upon things and other people? We have people around us, maybe we know them or not, who let us down or abuse our friendship and trust. Do you sulk and think of a way to retaliate? Do you get even? Think of all the cases we have solved with suggestions and recommendations to everything we have witnessed the past ten years. Granted we solve the cases behind our doors without the world knowing our verdict.