Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #210. Here we are already at mid-April 2023. The weather is changing and humans are starting to get out of their cocoons to be outside shopping, traveling, and floating around to many different locations. Be smart in all that you do and locations you transit. See more below under OPSEC.
Hope for Survival is celebrating our 4th Anniversary and it has been a whirlwind of four years. Time has flown by and continues doing so. It has been such an honor meeting so many wonderful Patriot sisters and brothers in many different states in our great nation. Thank you for being a part of our history and your support to HFS and to each other.
Life is busy trying to build classes for upcoming teaching events, planting our garden, visiting with family for Easter, travel with my day job, and keeping up with life. I have to remind myself daily to also be selective of what I choose to do and where I go based on current events in our nation today. It is not living with fear but making wise chooses to where I go and situations, I place myself in. You should be doing the same.
If technology works right, you will be getting this PENL while I'm driving back from Huntsville, AL to East TN. It will be a quick turn as I head back out on Sunday for a training class to a private group. Next week I will be spending time finalizing the multiple training classes to present to those attending all day preparedness training in Central, NC on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Exciting times indeed. It is great going to different states and communities talking preparedness to like-minded Patriots.
Let us move along....
Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:
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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.
Guest speakers: 7 pm each evening
- Friday evening - Dr Dan Gentry - Medicinal
- Saturday evening - William Forstchen - One Second After
Some of the scheduled classes will be:
- Fire Cider, Elderberry Syrup, and more
- Building Input Free Homestead
- Post Grid Homesteading
- Grid Down Housing
- Homesteading Food Storage Requirements
- Writing Your Food Security Plan
- DIY Food Storage Alternatives
- Dry food packing for long term storage
- Medicinal Poultices
- Mountain Well Being
- Psychological Preparedness
- Preparedness 101
- Simple Prepping
- Bugging Out and Getting Home - Bags and Gear
- How to collect/filter/store water
- ...and many more
- 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.
information offered through HFS. https://www.hopeforsurvival.com/post/guest-and-newcomers-information-page
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
Psychological Mindset - Don't worry, I'm not going to go down the rabbit hole discussing the deep dark secrets of the global elite and how they use mind manipulation and historical processes to control the masses. But, I do want to talk about a manipulation playing out before our very eyes and we are seemingly trapped. Have you ever had a scary dream where you scream, and nothing comes out? Or maybe you wake up just before falling to the edge of sleep and see a monster near your face and you wave back and forth to make it go away? Has this ever happened to you?
We experience intended and unintended direct and indirect levels of mind manipulation constantly. People in powerful positions, organizations paid to manipulate and control the masses, and individuals living in situations of mental abuse, unintended mind-control, and psychological torture. It is amazing how many situations this occurs, yet often times the deliverer of the abuse does not understand what they are doing. Some personalities that appear outwardly as mental abusers are labeled bullies. But what about individuals or groups selected or elected by the masses who expect representation and protection from a bully class of the same types?
When I watch the video clip below it reminds me of a thought I have had for several years. Maybe ten or more years for that matter. What am I talking about? Majority or minority party, the Republican Senate and Congress are pee poor examples of representation and seeing the light through the trees. In the short video clip taken from the classic movie Back to the Future, the character Biff is always picking on George McFly. Controlling, dominating, bullying, and manipulating McFly at every turn. Not to sound overly crude but when I watch this clip, I see Chucky Schumer walking up to Mitch McConnel and scrubbing Mitch's head like a bully who plays by his own rules violating the Constitution, Bill of Rights, existing laws and protocol.
This is not a political slam but an obvious occurrence taking place daily. The Republicans want to play by rules and the Democrats are laughing as they fire up the bulldozer and plow ahead. We see a feeble Republican waving their arms while yelling "wait, wait, you can't do it that way." This is not like the Houston Astros steeling signs or the New England Patriots steeling play calls or deflating the football. The Republicans are the Bad News Bears who are either so naive to believe the Democrats are listening and thinking about the Republicans crying foul, or, else the Democrats are laughing and saying "let's keep running them over because they don't get it.?
Let me expand upon this. Remember a few years ago when Antifa caused so many problems in Portland and took over Seattle? How about Black Lives Matter in Washington D.C. and Minnesota when they burned the private businesses who lost everything, and then BLM marched through suburban neighborhoods threatening to evict residents and burn their homes? Crickets. Nothing. I understand why Orangeman didn't respond because it was deemed a state problem to deal with. Our universities are corrupted with anti-white privilege, pro trans and diversity, equality, and inclusion. Everyone will be equal. Sounds familiar? Maybe Socialism moving towards Communism. We are watching a cultural revolution taking place before our eyes and don't open your mouth or you will become a Jan 6 type of victim serving jail time and paying big fines. Really?
Where have we been the past 30 years while our education system was infiltrated and indoctrination embedded K-12 and all post high school education systems. Blind trust in the system that was supposed to represent us. Think this current trans movement is a fad and not planned out by authorities working together? In 2007 the US of A had one single facility conducting gender manipulation surgery. Now, less than 20 years later one can find over 100 like facilities. This is in red and blue states. Open your eyes and look at the sponsors we all have supported who are paying into this massive movement. We have bashing of whites, feminizing of males, promoting of gender mutilation, and punishment of anyone and everyone who speaks out. This goes along with a topic I have spoken about numerous times which is Transhumanism. Just remember the famous line used by the man before Orangeman. "We are going to fundamentally transform America." Get it?
Still not seeing the light? Why did banks almost collapse like in 2008 where the government stated our nation was just hours from being put under martial law. Why are so many renters being evicted from shelters for non-rent payments? Why are so many citizens living in their cars, homeless shelters or in tents around America while refugees crossing our border are handed thousands of dollars, provided transportation, cell phones, and sheltered? Why are so many youths depressed and confused? Why are so many working aged citizens leaving their jobs and refusing to return to the workplace? Why is most of the mainstream media being untruthful to the nation's citizens? Why is no one asking how we got from a Christian nation to a nation where the minority flavor of the day controls the narrative and direction? Why is our government deploying most of our war fighting equipment outside the country when we currently have four adversaries with destruction capability breathing down our neck? Shall I continue? You, me, and every child born, owes the federal government about $94,000 dollars per person towards our nations debt which is at 121% of our national GDP.
Let me ask, why is it we the people who are the naive ones to truly believe anyone has our best interest in mind? Are we supposed to believe a large number of politically elected professionals are so naive to not see what is happening? Then we hear about all the investigations the Republicans are going to do and are now conducting. Results? Crickets. Results? Crickets. Yawn. Nothing. Violation after violation. Laws do NOT apply to the elite. Aside from Orange Man who is making millions post indictment, think about the past ten or so years to all the Republican voices on Fox News talking the big game. Remember Benghazi? How about the HRC servers? What about those who lied about Russia Gate? Remember the uranium sale to Russia by HRC? What about the Chinese driver for former Boxer? What about the former appointed Secretary who took classified and stuffed it in his socks and underwear?
The crime is announced, the media drives the story, and the populace picks a side to the story and more divide takes place in our society. Our priorities are so out of place and the trains are literally falling off the tracks. In the meantime, the bullying continues. Remember Uncle Marbles telling Orangeman he would take him out behind the barn and whoop his behind? Bullying. Remember Orangeman constantly campaigning on "lock her up, lock her up" and then once elected he would laugh at it and say "oh, she isn't so bad." Remember? We are being played for fools and as long as we take it, the bullies will get richer off our backs. They get us in endless wars all over the world, spend money we don't have, and continue to divide our nation domestically.
Yes, the Democrats are bullying the Republicans very successfully, but the bigger picture here is the federal government, both parties, are mentally manipulating our nation to work against one another. It will never change or end until the masses wake up and stop it. Elections will not fix this problem regardless of the party in control.
So, while Biff continues to bonk McFly on the head and treat him like a weak fool, nothing ever changes until George McFly stands up and says, "no more." Once this occurs, Bully Biff becomes the employ of George McFly. Sounds familiar? Who works for whom in the big picture of our problem? This problem did not happen on accident or unplanned. Controlling the masses has and always will be a top agenda item. Think about it.
Communiation Planning for your community -
Why on earth do I keep talking about the importance of having a communication plan? I know, you communicate just fine today. I need to get off the topic and move along. Nothing to see here, right? I want you to imagine a loved one being away from home and you can't reach them by your typical method, the cell phone. Maybe their phone battery is dead, and you are having chest pains at your location and need help? Maybe the weather went south and your loved one is in transit via automobile, and you've lost contact with them? What if they slid off the main road at some point and they are now over the hill trapped in their automobile and have no cell phone service? Would you know where to start looking for them? What if your loved one has a health condition, and they are out for the day and you can't reach them to determine how they are doing? What if a bad storm rolls into your area and you want to contact them to request, they come home, and you can't reach them? What if your loved one(s) goes away for the weekend and you have an emergency at home but can't reach them to tell them of the problem? What if your loved one is driving a car with issues, and you call to check on their status and can't reach them? What if, what if, what if. I can what if this topic to death.
The point here is to establish a system to check down methods of contact when your primary fails. What is the next method? Do you have one? In previous editions of the PENL I shared on multiple occasions how to build your family P.A.C.E. plan. I shared how one of our Patriot brothers got stranded due to weather and because he had established a P.A.C.E. plan prior to travel, a neighbor knew where to find the family and checkdown on communication methods to contact the family in need. I personally have a route and P.A.C.E. plan in place for my travel between East TN and Huntsville, AL which I travel often. When Ms. Lucy or I travel, we stay in contact from point to point. Why? If either of us loses contact with the other, we know the last known location or checkpoint the person passed through. When your loved one travels do you know the route they take and where to find them if they go missing?
In this edition of the PENL I want to expand upon the family P.A.C.E. plan to a bigger plan which is the community P.A.C.E plan. This is outside your family plan and involved your community teams. You may have meetings of 50 or 100 people from different townships or communities and wish to build a bigger P.A.C.E. plan for your group. Below is a method to do so and a simple plan to achieve your objective.
You can see in the chart below titled Communication - Team Lead and Teams P.A.C.E. planning you need a P.A.C.E. plan for each of the quadrant team leads and how they will communicate between them or from/to the communication hub or control center. The means in which you communicate will be driven by terrain and distance as well as communication skills held by the team leads. You will see on the right side of the chart the P.A.C.E planning between the team leadds per quadrant and the quadrant team members. The information that goes in the sample chart will be up to you to identify which communication methods are most suited based on the ability to communicate, member skills, and available equipment.
Once you know your team leaders and members, you can use google earth and create an overlay of your community where these folks are located. You can break them out in quadrants or zones and assign to teams. Once completed, label your zones or quadrants to reflect where your community people are located by zone or quadrant.
I want to give a shout out to our HFS Patriot sister and other HFS Patriots in Western N.C. who are working hard to set up their community communication network and plans for different scenarios. This is hard work when getting through the initial setup and determining the best methods of communication. Your successful outcome will be worth the work you put in to building your network. Don't give up and keep charging.
Patriots, times are changing quickly and what once was, is no longer. Many people will ignore what I'm saying here because most people will pet the barking dog until the dog bites. Regardless of the sign saying, "do not pet the dog." It will never happen to me. I live in a safe area and community where nothing happens. I go out at midnight to shop after the kids are asleep all the time. I see police cars in the area all the time so it's safe. Huh?
Most people take no precautions for anything because they feel safe and have a false sense of security because of it. This is why we talk about staying outside the box and left of bang. We talk about the five D's of security: Deter, Detect, Deny, Delay, Defend. If you apply these five basic security principles in your mindset and daily practices, you should have some degree of making yourself a hard target. One of our Patriot sisters recently shared a story where she and her daughter went out to enjoy some off-grid environment. A certain situation occurred, and she applied the five Ds to her situation, put out some well thought out security deterrents, and eventually decided to cancel their field trip. This was an excellent mindset and her decision helped keep her and her daughter left of bang. Great job sister Patriot.
If you haven't noticed the world around us has changed and continues to change at a fast pace. YOU must be aware of your surroundings and pre-plan your events and trips in advance. YOU must have a mental plan in place to actions you would take in the event a threat surfaces to change your initial plan. How will you recognize the change and what will you do when it occurs.
The change may or may not be a threat and it can occur as a direct or indirect threat. You need both verbal and physical actions you will deploy as quickly as possible. A mall, grocery story, a park, a gas station and more.
More and more prepper events as well as Patriot rallies are happening each weekend as we go into summer. These are prime targets and if you are in the crowd, you are a prime target in masses of strangers. If you honestly believe it will never happen, you are rolling the dice and the odds are not in your favor today. Groups are out there and currently protected by current movements against your beliefs and pre-identified rally locations.
Church. I know, the Lord will protect you. Evil is evil and when it plans to strike, it will happen if your church and you don't have a plan in place. Does your church have a security plan and team to help identify possible threats before the threat enters the church. Then again, they may not. It is your responsibility to know what is in place and if the threat reaches your location what will you do? Just because you are in a church does not mean a threat cannot get to you as an insider or outsider threat. Be smart and safe. Know your surroundings and what you will do if and when a threat appears.
Thats all Patriots...
Preparedness News -
1. From M.D. Creekmore - The Top 10 Medicinal Herbs to Stockpile for SHTF: A Prepper’s Guide to Natural Remedies – M.D. Creekmore (mdcreekmore.com) - Great information. If you don't already subscribe to M.D.s YouTube channel, I would recommend doing so. Good stuff.
2. From Daisy Luther - The Organic Prepper - How I Use Lists to be Better Prepared and More Organized (theorganicprepper.com) - Would it be fair to say "there is no way a real preparer can go through each day without keeping a list of things to do?"
3. From Ashley Adamant - The Practical Prepper - Foraging Purple Dead Nettle (& Ways to Use It) (practicalselfreliance.com) - More good stuff to consider printing for your paper library.
4. From Rebekah P. - Ask a Prepper - 1800s Pioneer Items You Should Still Have At Home (askaprepper.com) - We are coming up on spring and summer and that means yard sale season. Woo Hoo. This means great opportunities to go find and purchase reduced prices on equipment this article is talking about. Ready, set, go.....
5. From Melissa K. Norris - How to Prune Elderberry Bushes for Maximum Growth - Melissa K. Norris (melissaknorris.com) - Great advice and steps to help with your elderberry bushes.
Other News -
1. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - Over 100 More Classified Docs Appear Online: US Secrets 'From Ukraine To Middle East To China' | ZeroHedge - What can one say here? A disastrous national policy, economic policy, foreign policy, and the works. Is this any surprise to those watching closely? Accountability is zero so far. Oh, we will investigate but do you truly believe heads will roll? No, blame will be put on Russia or some other nation. At a minimum, the Sec of Defense should be fired for this along with many other failed international efforts. Can you say Afghanistan? (Thanks Festus, for this submission)
2, From Mr. E - Bomb Thrower - Mr E:The End of Hope (bombthrower.com) - Great read. This may not be something the weak or soft hearted should spend time reading or processing. Sometimes hearing or reading the truth is just to much for the average citizen who believes in fairy dust and talking penguins. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)
3. From Zachary Steiber - Epoch Times - New Medical Codes for COVID-19 Vaccination Status Used to Track People, CDC Confirms (theepochtimes.com) - I hate to say it but "I told you so." (Thanks Festus, for this submission)
4. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - Clearview AI Scraped Billions Of Facebook Photos For Facial Recognition Database | ZeroHedge - Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty. Have you ever stopped to see if your picture is on the bulletin board at Wal Mart? Ha Ha. I have often wondered if Wal Mart would be so bought in to the surveillance state and support of the Government programs to track people through Wal Mart CCTV if Sam Walton still lived. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)
5. From Kevin Porteus, American Greatness - The Institutionalized Minds of Most Americans › American Greatness (amgreatness.com) - The first time. Years ago when I retired from the military after 20 years, the last eight working in support of US Special Operations, folks would ask me what it was like and what did I do? The easiest answer, which was honest, was to say "society is in a world alone and it is trapped within a big bubble. The rest you won't understand and I can't share it anyway." I'm amazed some 20 years later how so many of our good people in America are trapped and can't see what is taking place around them. Blind faith and trust. You climb on a train or a plain and trust an engineer or pilots are flying or driving the vessel. Blind trust. We are conditioned this way from birth. I baby cries and mom/dad feeds the baby. Roughly 90% of our populace depends on the government to feed them and teach them all they need to know.
6. From Diana Glebova - Daily Caller - Hundreds Of Former Feds Have Flocked To Jobs In Big Tech | The Daily Caller - Like the old saying used to say, "we have a wolf in the hen house" and that wolf appears to have opened the doors to other wolves. Greed is national disease and power would likely be a second disease.
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.
Bravo Echo Out,