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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #209

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #209.


He is Risen. Happy Easter to you and yours. I hope you get some down time to relax with family and if you celebrate Easter and its meaning, I hope you can do so with loved ones.


April is here and I believe the April fool's joke wasn't just on the first day of the month, but now it appears daily around our nation. The good news is I'm finding bees buzzing around my blueberry bushes so hopefully they will also show up in my garden soon. I hope you are equally successful with your pollination.


With so much crazy stuff taking place it is important that we recognize truth from what is real and not real. Organizations are jumping on the popular movement of the moment all for financial reasons and no recognition of the organizations moral standing. I'm wondering if some of these organizations even have a moral standing. I wonder to myself how anyone cannot see a system breaking down at record speed and not seeing a need to better prepare their household for what appears ahead of us. Corruption is accepted as the norm and law-abiding citizens are labeled with evil terms and titles. You are expected to get aboard with the current movements or be labeled and destroyed.


Are you paying attention to the level of natural occurrences around America? I have been talking about it and advising folks to stay focused and alert. Powerful storms and destruction, floods, record snowfall, and expected impacts to our fruit and food crops for 2023. California produces roughly 50% of our fruit and vegetable crops and between previous droughts and current flooding, shortages are expected. Are you prepared to pay higher prices or do without? If you are prepared you should cruise right through it. Stay focused


HFS annual March Madness Donation drive is closed for 2023. Thanks to everyone who donated through the month of March to help us achieve our goal. Your generous support will keep us operating through 2023. We closed out the donation drive achieving 100% of our goal. Thank you very much.


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 -There was no zoom session this week.


Check out HFS YouTube. - The newest video is on using galvanized raised bed garden frames as suggested by a Patriot sister from TN a few weeks ago. I purchased a few of them and share it with you in this video.


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 -



- Mountain Readiness - Harmany, NC, May 5 - 7, 2023 - This is a family friendly event centered around learning the skills of our ancestors and 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.


- Old School Survival Boot Camp - Vinton County, OH - May 12-14, 2023 - Survival and Homesteading Skills for the Modern World - go to www.oldschoolsurvivalbootcamp.com


Classes run from 9 AM to 5 PM daily. Group discounts available. Old School Survival Boot Camp is a 3 day hands-on self-reliance event. This is not a sit and listen and take notes kind of event. You will be an active participant in the classes and receive skill building hands=on training.



- Heritage Life Skills - Lite - July 21-23, 2023 - Haywood Community College - Hope for Survival will be teaming with Carolina Readiness Supply (CRS) to put this event together and offer some mid-summer preparedness training in Clyde, NC. Tickets are on sale at the following link. Heritage Life Skills 2023 Event – Carolina Readiness or call 828-456-5310

The available class list is growing daily. I will post scheduled classes soon.


This is a great time to spend the weekend with likeminded individuals who may be in your community wishing to build community teams, train together, and work together on projects.


- Project Appleseed - Project Appleseed | Project Appleseed (appleseedinfo.org) - 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.


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 (hopeforsurvival.com)


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 (hopeforsurvival.com)


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


Do you ever reach a point where you shake your head and search for words but nothing comes to mind or else it is a mass distortion of what it must be like inside a fiber line with the internet running through it. Thousands, no millions of little ants running both directions in overall mass confusion, but each ant is on a mission. This is a description of my brain and thoughts this week. Just when I believe it can't get worse or crazier on this once greatest nation on earth, I'm fooled again. I do attempt to always remain grounded with my priorities in check, but I do pay attention to the nation and world around me. I often ask myself, is anyone else seeing what I'm seeing?


I can only offer you these words. Prepare, prepare, prepare. Forgive my comparison but the attack on our mental welfare is like mental masturbation. Many smart humans are struggling to process the degree of "in your face" decisions being made against we the people. With all the smoke screens happenings, don't forget the names MO and HRC. Somehow, someway, they will do their best to move these individuals into positions of power. We have to remind ourselves all the craziness occurring is part of a bigger agenda and WE must stay focused on what is important to us. Over the months some probably questioned why I continue talk about staying focused on your family and local community. The crazier the world and nation gets; the picture should be clearer to my point. You can't control all the events around the nation, but you can do your best to have some control over your family and local community.


In a single week, we have a hate crime committed in Nashville, TN when a confused female plans for months to attack a Christian school and kill as many as possible. A premeditated crime using deadly weapons against a specific target, all documented, and the masses refuse to call it a hate crime. And, before the parents can bury their children our illustrious leader declares a chosen day to celebrate the status which the shooter claimed to be. No mention of the hundreds of protesters in Nashville and around the nation, of the same self-titled group, carrying firearms and promising violence to meet their demands. Really? Oh, have you noticed the organizations flag? Yea, the one with the highly feared semi-automatic capability as described by the press, AR-15 pictured on their movements flag. How about that. You shouldn't have one because you may be unbalanced and hurt someone, yet they blatantly fly it and our leaders stated they are our future.


We are so far down this rabbit hole humanity has lost a grip on reality. Morals are a thing of the past and to believe in something other than what the elite and government direct us to believe is illegal, racist, homophobic, and almost criminal now. I served for 20 years to defend the rights of all. But that doesn't mean the movements of others should infringe on the rights of those who oppose and speak out against it. Criminals are released and set free without consequences for violent crimes while for the first time a former President is facing felony charges in a liberal court for things many other elected officials smiled and walked away from.


The world we once knew is caving quickly and our nation was propped up for years on the Petro dollar globally. Nations are bailing and moving towards other arrangements such as the BRICS alignment set up years ago between Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Now others are requesting to enter the BRICS alignment. When the Petro dollar goes, so does many of the qualities of life we once expected. Can you say Venezuela? When this move catches on and citizens realize what is happening, they will make a run, on banks which will likely cause a mass banking collapse. Now, Saudi Arabia and Russia both announce they are cutting back oil production through the end of 2023. Our local gasoline price increased from $2.97 to $3.30 in 48 hours. I guess if Covid-19 lockdowns can't be used to keep you home the cost of fuel will do so.


Insanity is at its best live and in living color. We keep doing the same things over and over expecting different results. Chicago, one of America's great cities of the past continues to elect mayors who are more progressive than the previous one. We have another senator from another state (purposely unnamed) who was and is physically and psychologically incapable of holding the seat and it appears he recently revealed he is depressed because he didn't win his election. Really?


The Volunteer state of Tennessee passed a bill recently restricting gender mutilation surgery. Gov. Lee also has signed a bill banning drag shows in public spaces, a measure that will likely force drag shows underground in Tennessee. Other states across the country are proposing similar legislation. Lee gave his signature just hours after the measure passed in the Senate. Nashville is known as the country music home, yet they moved their annual CMA to Austin, Texas and countless acts show support for the trans movement. It goes on and on. Times are changing quickly fellow Patriots.


I don't want this to come across as negative or a downer. I'm simply stating the facts of our current situation and it is getting harder to adapt and adjust.


How many of you will stay firm and grounded in your faith and beliefs as our nation moves further away from our founding framework. As I stated in Hope for Survival book 1, I don't care of you kiss camels or hug trees, just don't ram it down my throat. We each are accountable for ourselves as individuals. In the meantime, how will we survive as the noose tightens. My explained thoughts about not ramming it down my throat really no longer applies. First my beliefs and status labeled me a domestic terrorist and now expressing my beliefs puts me in identified hate groups.


Festus sent the below article to me, and it really sums things up to my feelings at this point.


A Re-Declaration of Independence: Tyranny is already upon us. To defeat it, we must first learn to reject its premises. And to say so aloud--Jeff Goldstein


By Jeff Goldstein


Tyranny is already upon us. To defeat it, we must first learn to reject its premises. And to say so aloud.


Be it so understood:


I refuse to “unpack white violence.” I reject the idea that my existence “perpetuates white power structures.” I will not — and in fact cannot — “examine my implicit biases.” I’m an individual. I refuse to grant determined interpretive communities authority over my being. My meaning is mine. It is what makes me, me.


I’m not taking any “journey” to “discover” the impact of my “privilege” on “black and brown peoples.” I will not become “anti-racist” or “anti-fascist” to satisfy your demands. I reject Cultural Marxism. I am an individual. I’m not defined by my color, my religion, my sex. I’m Jeff.


I will not “respect your pronouns” or “celebrate” your “queerness.” I am hostile to your sexualizing of children. I reject your neologisms, your “triggers,” and your desire to control my speech. I know who and what you are: you are my presumptive master, or else the Useful Idiot who empowers him. But I will grant you and your ideology no power over me.


I reject “equity” because it is collectivism disguised as virtue. I reject “inclusivity” because it is inorganic, superficial, and contrived. I reject mandated “diversity”: I will not surrender to the Crayon Box Mafia, nor to the gender changelings who pretend I am a construct answerable to their whims.


“Cultural appropriation” is merely culture: it expands to include, and it makes up the very fabric of a pluralist society. There’s no such thing as “digital blackface.” My whiteness is not “violent”; my sex is not “oppressive”; my religion doesn’t concern you; and my children are not yours to mold. Your beliefs will not be imposed on me. The State will not parent my sons.


“Queer theory” is “critical race theory” is “critical consciousness” is the Marxist rejection of the individual as individual. Cultural Marxism is determined to raze norms, sow chaos, tear families asunder, and reduce being to collective conformity. I reject its premises as fully as I reject its adherents. I will not comply.

I will not mouth your slogans. I will not denounce on command. I am not your tool, and you are not my minder. I reject your social hectoring. I find abhorrent your authoritarian urges. I laugh at your disingenuous outrage. From me you will receive no apologies. I reject your premises entirely, and I hereby reclaim my time.


My speech is my own. I reject each of your excuses to silence me. I don’t ask for your protections. I can filter information without your interference, and I despise your presumption to protect me from myself.


I am your sworn enemy, as you are mine. I will not perform for you. I will not read from your script or dance in your follies. I utterly reject your revisionism, your ahistorical impertinence, your presentism, your self-appointed expertise. I will not bow before your theorists, nor admire your social prophets.


I am not a disease. My existence doesn’t “warm the planet.” I’m not interested in your “sustainability” concerns. I am not yours to manage.


I won’t eat your bugs, live in your pods, surrender my cars, or without consent be packed into your cities. I reject your charity. I unmask your intentions. I know what a woman is; I know that any member of any racial group can practice racism; I know that 2+2=4, regardless of how contingent you wish to make reality. I despise your ideology. I refuse your relativism. You are not the Elect, and I am not answerable to the various neuroses you wear as badges of honor.


I know you better than you know yourselves. You are conditioned. Programmed. Automotons who believe themselves sentient beings. Your intolerance of “hate” is not a virtue. It’s a ruse. An excuse to practice your own intolerance and luxuriate in your own hatreds. You are a self-fulfilling prophecy. You are that which you claim to despise, and I am that which you claim to be.


I see you. Clearly. And I aim to misbehave.


I strive to be self-sufficient. I honor the founding ideals of my country, and I work to live up to their measure. I recognize the great fortune of my birth. History does not frighten me. I reject your blood libels: I am not responsible for that which I didn’t do, nor are you victims of what was never done to you. I will not proclaim your goodness while knowing your evil.


I am a free man. You wish to take me from me. You will fail. I will win. And God willing, I will live to spit on your graves.


Outlaw.

The previous was by Jeff Goldstein (Thanks Festus for this submission)


Next ...


The Dollar - Are you paying attention to the Petro Dollar? Changes are moving fast and likely faster than our government would like to admit or else they aren't paying attention or don't care. In this video Tucker Carlson sums things, up very well. Pay attention folks because the dollars you have saved and invested could quickly turn to dust.



Thats all Patriots...


Preparedness News -


1. From Amanda Whittington - Homestead Survival Site - How to Make a Bean Teepee for Your Pole Beans (homesteadsurvivalsite.com) - This reminded me my gardening years in Alabama and watching the locals build teepees for their beans to climb.


2. From Daisy Luther - The Organic Prepper - Rock-Bottom Meal Plan for Those Weeks When Money Is Tight (theorganicprepper.com) - I remember doing an assessment of a family who had laid out a one year food plan by creating a menu for seven days and then multiplying it by 52 weeks and then buying the bulk resources needed for that period.


3. From Prepper Website - 5 Homestead Probiotics You Can Make at Home! - Prepper Website - Here you go, more ways and methods to set aside for probiotics.


4. From Homestead Lady - Homestead Lady - Dish Soap Alternatives: How to Wash the Dishes Weird • Homestead Lady -If one finds a quality solution that will save on water, or no water, why not try it. Especially if water is a premium resource when living urban or suburban.


5. From The Prepping Guide - How Long Can the Average Person Survive in the Wilderness? - The Prepping Guide - I like the line Jonathan Hollerman uses best. If you want to go it alone, make sure you leave your drivers license in your shirt pocket so they can identify you when they find you. The odds of surviving it alone in the wilderness long term are slim to zero.


Other News -


1. From Mark Schwendau - Independent Sentinel - A Logical Explanation for the Ongoing Rash of Train Derailments (independentsentinel.com) - Very good read. Not only does it appear we have a problem with train derailments, it also shows the power of media and what they choose to expose or not expose. Here is a very good supporting video.


2. From John Soloman - Just the News - Florida grand jury accuses Biden administration of abetting 'forced migration, sale' of foreign kids | Just The News - This topic is like a special style of grass that gets sprayed repeatedly, over and over, and never dies or goes away. Yet, nothing ever happens but it exists. Something that amazes more than the topic is how many people refuse to accept child abductions, pedophilia, and missing children, as a large global and national problem.


3. From Tom O'cconor and Naveed Jamali - Newsweek - Domestic Terrorists Could Take Out U.S. Power Grid—and Attacks Have Started (newsweek.com) - Humpy Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpy Dumpty had a great fall, and all of D.C. couldn't put Humpy Dumpty back together again. Even after hearing this time after time, it never changes, and the vulnerability remains the same. Crickets and ignorance remain. The worst part? Americans ignore it, politicians ignore, everyone ignores it.....except the bad guys wishing to do us harm.


4. From I and I Editorial Board - Issues and Insights - Biden Fiddles While Social Security Burns – Issues & Insights (issuesinsights.com) - Wow. If it's not our grid, it's our culture, or debt, or national security, or attacks against faith-based people or organizations, or Social Security, as discussed in this article.


5. From Hugh Fitzgerald - Front Page Magazine - 44 Retired Generals and Admirals Issue a Public Rebuke to the Bidenites | Frontpage Mag - It is indeed a Merry-go-Round. It wasn't so long ago that a pallet full of millions of taxpayer dollars showed up on the tarmac in Iran. Remember that? Remember the deal made with Iran and the security pact offered by the U.S. to defend Iran against Israel? Yea, I thought so. The media ignored it, and most of the nation missed it.



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.


The HFS family needs lots of prayers right now. We have several sisters and brothers in great need of uplifting. Prayers are needed in Central AL up to Huntsville, AL and our Patriot brother who remains with serious health issues. Prayers are still needed in northern GA, MD, KY, NC and TN. Please pray for our Patriot sister near Nashville who experienced a health set back unexpectedly. As you can see, we have numerous prayer needs and many are long term illnesses.


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.


Blessings,


Bravo Echo Out,




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