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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #201

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #201. Yes, we made it and now we move ahead. Just another week and addition to this product we call the Patriot Express Newsletter. Let the fun continue and if it is meant to be we will strive for edition #300. Our next big event is to reach our 4th year anniversary come April 9th. Now that is certainly a head scratcher for sure because the likelihood of achieving four years was highly unlikely at the start in 2019. Several of you are original readers and supporters and I can't express how much I appreciate each of you, your input, friendship and for your time to come back week after week. Even when I play Pink Floyd, "Is there anybody out there?" I know you are close by and always supporting our effort. Thank you.

Happy Valentine's Day next week. Go buy your loved one or sweetheart some camo painted candy or a new set of camo boots and matching sunglasses to go with the camo styled sleek hunting pants and jacket from last year. He will love it. Gents don't forget to go buy our loved one a new crossbow or hunting rifle to go with the one you got her last year. Make it a special day. Please don't credit me or tell her it was my suggestions.

It was a bit of a wacky week on this end. I think I had something to do every night this week. Never a dull moment for sure, but no complaints either. I do enjoy being busy when it includes time with other Patriots who are sisters and brothers. Our Bible study group this week discussed Romans 13 which is very interesting scripture "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established" Now be careful to not apply the principles of many buffet style churches today where you can take what doesn't hurt your feelings and leave the rest. Does this verse in scripture ruffle your feathers a bit?

I'm always thinking and working to simplify yet upgrade our security posture around the house. Bells, whistles, trinkets, and ding dongers. I want to see you and hear you as soon as you approach our property line. Layered security to achieve a defense in depth posture. Ms. Lucy and I had wiggled back and forth over the years over adding a K-9 to our family. She was nay and I was absolutely, which meant it's not going to happen at this time, right? I actually wanted two, a yapper and a chaser. The yapper lets us know someone crossed the state line 90 miles away and the chaser goes out the door after the person who crossed the property line without a passport.

The God's spoke, the winds blew, and the air changed. Ms. Lucy called me from VA last weekend to ask me about a dog in our extended family and my thoughts on it. Of course, I was open to the discussion. I was familiar with the dog, type, and so forth. The next day Ms. Lucy shows up back in East TN with our new yapping alarm system, named Nico. Strangers approaching our yard is one thing, watching the UPS or FEDEX driver bring a box to our porch is a new experience. Oh my, imagine an alligator whipping his neck back and forth while clamping down on his objective. Our youngest daughter had warned us of this reaction to delivery drivers and boxes. As the driver walked through the yard from the street with a box, Nico was yapping and attacking the window and then to the door. Once the box was dropped on the porch and the driver was back in their truck, Ms. Lucy opened the door to allow Nico out. Oh my. This little, short legged fur ball went straight to the box, bit through the cardboard in multiple places and then gripped the box in his jaws and started swinging it left to right like a towel. It was unreal. My first thought was, hired and ready for duty.

Let us move along....

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HFS Thursday Zoom Session - HFS conducted zoom rally #103 this week with a special guest family who lives the homestead life and brought so much outstanding information to the HFS family. It was a great evening together and based on the many positive comments from attendees we all learned a lot during the event. HFS gives a big shout out to our guest. Thank you so much for spending your evening with us. HFS conducted zoom rally #103 this week with a special guest family who lives the homestead life and brought so much outstanding information to the HFS family. It was a great evening together and based on the many positive comments from attendees we all learned a lot during the event. HFS gives a big shout out to our guest. Thank you so much for spending your evening with us.

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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.

- Heritage Life Skills - Lite - July 21-23, 2023 - This is still in the works and hopefully very soon the official announcement will be made. Hope for Survival will be teaming with Carolina Readiness Supply (CRS) to put this event together and offer some mid-summer preparedness training in Waynesville, NC. Stay tuned for more information.

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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 -

Something funny, sort of - Do you randomly, okay constantly run drills and scenarios in your head on "what if" and "how would I do this if that happened" and so forth? Be honest? Have you ever had an event happen and you automatically reach for your protection or physically turn and look for your ready bag or day bag? Habit, right? I had a funny (sort of funny) event occur to me this week. I had to go do an outpatient procedure that required me to be put to sleep for a short bit. Well, I was originally scheduled for the first bull out of the shoot at 6:15 AM. NOT. 7 AM, 8 AM, 9 AM, 10 AM, still waiting. Of course, I'm in the non-Patriot, non-bug out backless non escape gown at this point. The IV was inserted to my arm earlier in the AM which restricted my