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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #204

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #204. Thanks for your time to support Hope for Survival and read the weekly PENL. We are now into March and more crazy weather is around us. Are you paying attention to the natural events occurring around the world and maybe in your area? Remember, a natural disaster can ruin your day and life while you wait on the manmade events happening all over the globe. I read a report this week saying scientist in the East Palestine, OH area is reporting the area to be a complete disaster area with the air, water, and soil heavily impacted from toxins remaining in the area. A snap of the finger and life changed for these citizens. This could be me, you, family, and friends at any given moment. Preparedness is about all hazards. Remember this as you prepare.

We are quickly approaching the time to start germinating seeds, starting your plants, and getting your garden ready to smile and show happiness with lots of vegetables and goodies for you to can, dehydrate, or freeze dry.

Crazy week but also filled with blessings and good people. No matter how crazy the world around us seems, how can we complain about anything if we have a roof over our head, food and water, and we are safe and without family or health issues? Think about it. Behind the scenes in HFS we have caring and loving Patriots facing all kinds of issues from health to family, to finances, and more. These are humans just like us. They have names and they are real. Not just an email address or name. They are real. I mention this because I often wonder about your neighbor. Do you know your neighbor? You may wave and speak to them, but do you know them? Have you tried to know them? Now is the time to make the effort.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to those who donated to the 2023 donation drive already. Bless you and thank you so much. You are the fuel to keep the HFS mission rolling forward another year.

What am I talking about?

HFS is conducting our annual fund drive March 1-31, 2023. We call this our HFS March Madness Drive which keeps us funded operationally for the coming year. First let me say a big thank you to those who funded us for this year and the past years. We are grateful for your kindness and generous support. Your donations and support strictly fund our operational efforts for software, licensing fees, editing and recording software and license, print capabilities and needs, and fees for platform cost annually.

You probably visit numerous websites daily and notice how they run adds for external products and advertise sponsors. You will find none of this at Hope for Survival and we have declined opportunities to do so. Keeping Hope for Survival sponsor free allows us to control the information posted and to focus on what is important. Getting you prepared. Please consider making a onetime donation, or a monthly donation throughout the year, or you can contact me for information to make a donation through a check. Your donation keeps us running week to week. Thanks for your consideration and support.

HFS is approaching our 4th Anniversary and to date, we work for free. No pay. Our time is donated, and any proceeds earned is recycled back to pay for future travel to your communities to help others get prepared. All proceeds from Hope for Survival book sales are donated to help purchase food for others in need.

Please help us get through another year and consider a donation.

Let us move along....

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

Facebook – Hope for Survival -Join us for daily posts on preparedness.

YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival

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HFS Thursday Zoom Session - No zoom rally this week.

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 Part 2 here.

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.

- 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)

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

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