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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #203

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #203. Thanks for your time to support Hope for Survival and read the weekly PENL. We are happy to have you here with us. Hopefully you find something that benefits you and your preparedness efforts. Grab your favorite snack and beverage, put on a smile, and journey at your own pace. Please comment as desired or email directly.

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Wars, trainwrecks, continued Jan 6, 2020, court cases, the DOW Jones dive, and more. What a week it has been, again. Each passing week is a collection of leadership failure, a nation desiring a war or more, and announcements of global food shortages. The good news is all the success stories of preparers who are kicking behind and pressing ahead with numerous preparedness projects. Stay positive, keep grounded, and charge ahead.

I don't know about you, but I often find myself alone in deep thought asking the question, why? Why are so many things upside down? Why does wrong seem right, and immoral acts seem acceptable? Why does it seem silent when our children are attacked and expected to comply with immoral actions out of the norm? We will talk more on this topic below.

The weather is above average temps, and our maple and peach trees are blooming. I fear they will be frost damaged again this year, like last year. I believe it will be a good weekend to go turn the soil in the raised beds and add more coffee grounds and crushed eggshells. I don't know about you but I'm excited for another growing season. What did I learn from last season to do better this season. What would I like to grow this year that I haven't grown in the past. Make the most of it and learn all you can. Remember, you should have the mindset and adjust to the fact you could endure two bad growing seasons through bad seeds, soil, natural events such as rains, freeze, damaging winds, and more. Do you have the additional food resources to cover you while your garden is not providing resources? Also, it would be a big mistake to believe your garden is going to feed 100% of your needs.

Let us move along....

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HFS Thursday Zoom Session - Zoom Rally #104 was conducted with a HFS Patriot sister demonstrating the new HFS Food Calculator as an excel product. It was great to see so much excitement on this product. A lot of work has gone into this project to bring the calculator to this point. Thanks to those who attended and supported this session of zoom.

Check out HFS YouTube. - HFS interviews Homesteaders Kathy and Mike who shares over 30 years of homesteading experience, lessons learned, endured disasters and losses, and things that helps them in their homesteading lifestyle. This is a two part series. We thank Kathy and Mike for four the four hours of time spent with HFS. Check it out here.

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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 - 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.

- Project Appleseed - Project Appleseed | Project Appleseed ( - This is a great program and opportunity to learn and spend time with a loved one, especially children. The link offers viewing for which states offering the Appleseed program. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

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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 -

I want to ask the question why?

- Why does it seem the world is burning down and come Friday at 5 pm it stops and then picks up again on Monday? Is this about leaving us in suspense for the weekend or the fact it is no longer a priority to the promoter of the fire and they close up shop and go home? Is it an almost fire? A want to be fire? Not yet a fire but the over dramatization of the topic creates the fire?

- Why does it seem "we the people" no longer matter? Our nation is bankrupt and our infrastructure failing while our elected officials are handing over millions and billions of our dollars to other nations.

- Why does it seem there may be more to the story in Turkey than we are being told? Knowing the historical position of Turkey's relationship with Russia and the S400 Missile Defense Systems and the United States protest to the system being in operations in Turkey as a NATO member, why did nine NATO members pull their embassy and consulate personnel out of Turkey three days prior to the devastating earthquake, over security related threats? Coincidence?