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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #211

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #211. Is it just me or does the calendar seem to be on speed dial right now? Where is time going so fast? Seriously, in a blink we will be turning the month and May will be here. Soon we will be in full gardening mode and summer will be over. Is it possible the one world government is spinning the clock faster to reach their desired date and year? Just kidding.

I had a visit to the Cumberland Plateau to teach another class on Sunday. Before training started, I got to meet up with Festus and Mrs. Festus and another Patriot sister to enjoy breakfast which included.....drum roll.....biscuits and gravy. That always starts the day off right. This is great and it gives us some face-to-face time to chat on open and pending topics for HFS. I'm starting to feel at home with this private group and appreciate their invites and hospitality each time. Each trip I meet more new families who are waking up to the problems around us and wanting to build self-reliance into their daily lives. Like I shared with them in class, applying effort and a changed mindset is the initial step to the motivation needed to achieve a complete preparedness package. It takes planning, time, funds, and the right mindset from the start. Thanks to everyone for the time shared together.

Another busy week preparing for an all-day training session in the Roxboro, NC area with like-minded individuals seeking to grow upon their preparedness knowledge. This is a return trip to Roxboro from a year ago. I always get excited for return trips and spending time with HFS sisters and brothers who are working hard to expand their knowledge to push their preparedness efforts to a greater level. I want to thank the team who put this visit together and their hospitality for hosting Ms. Lucy and myself for the weekend. Thank you. I'm proud of you for your efforts and growth in preparedness the past few years.

When this PENL edition post we will be in Roxboro, NC for the weekend so hopefully technology works to once again post the newsletter on time. I hope to stop off in WV to visit family for a day enroute back to East TN for the night and then head back to Huntsville, AL midweek. Life is busy indeed. So when folks tell me they are too busy to prepare I get a good chuckle.

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 - Author Paul Valone, Anti-Rules for Radicals was our Zoom guest for Zoom session #107. It was great having Mr. Valone with us for the evening to discuss his book and additional information on changing gun laws potentially impacting the 2nd Amendment. HFS appreciates Mr. Valone spending time with the HFS family.

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

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

- Fermenting

- 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

- Tactical Gear

- Reloading

- Getting Ready, Not Arrested,

- Gun Laws for Preppers

- Off Grid Guerilla Logisitics

- Military Logistics

- Tactical Vehicle

- Basic Map and Compass

- Salt Making

- Vetting New Members

- United Nations

- Logistics for a Prepper

- Dutch oven Camp Cooking

- Bee Keeping

- Prepping on a budget,

- What to carry in Vehicle

- Active Killers, Awareness and Strategies

- Old Tools

- Projecting Power in Politics: Beating the Woke Mob

- Packing a get home bag

- Reloading

- Getting Ready, Not Arrested,

- Gun Laws for Preppers

- Off Grid Guerilla Logisitics

- Military Logistics

- Tactical Vehicle

- Basic Map and Compass

- Salt Making

- Vetting New Members

- United Nations

- Logistics for a Prepper

- Dutch oven Camp Cooking

- Bee Keeping

- Prepping on a budget,

- What to carry in Vehicle

- Active Killers, Awareness and Strategies

- Old Tools

- Planning Book

- Projecting Power in Politics: Beating the Woke Mob

- Packing a get home bag

- ...and more

- 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.

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

Observation - While conducting classroom training sessions for likeminded preparers I have the opportunity to have open conversations with attendees to gather their thoughts and information they offer. As time passes, I'm impressed by how the information shared is becoming more intelligent and fact based vs a few years ago when attendees would share points but could offer nothing afterwards other than where they heard or read the conspiracy. This is a good sign.

One thing I have learned over the years and was taught this in the military, fact check information and the validity of information. Festus and I often hear and read stories on conspiracy topics and always take notes to then go and find other sources supporting or negating information. Sometimes we may even file the information to a later date until more information surfaces. Point being, the initial story may be factual and accurate but it hasn't gained traction yet.

We have found lots of information regarding AI, Transhumanism, Genetic Modification, and other aspects of a One World Government, Central Banking, and Agenda 2030 surfacing over the past five years to support information we discovered eight to ten years ago. It was a puzzle then and it's being put together now before our eyes.

Years ago during the presidency of Ronald Reagan we became a nation of wanting things right now. I call it the McDonalds or Drive Through Syndrome where citizens must have everything now. People no longer are patient to develop a foundation and build information upon it to have a complete or working story. An easy way to verify the validity of what I'm saying is simply looking at the credit card debt of our citizens who are comfortable buying things now on credit knowing it will take months to years to pay it off. By the time they pay off that must have now device it is time to replace it.

We treat information the same way. It is like we have lost the ability to gather information and establish a logical path to agreeing with or negating a story. It is like every word and story spoken is true. It is even more apparent we are a nation of followers and believe everything we read or hear and can no longer process information in a logical sequence to develop outcomes on our own. Why?

Because of this, our nation is upside down and in constant turmoil. Our trust level is gone, and we have developed a wall around us to no longer trust or believe authorities regardless. Even though this position may be warranted, one should still do their own research and gather facts to draw a conclusion for each point or event.

Over the years, HFS has used a building block approach to help others prepare. Part of the process is forwarding and providing information to topics and concerns ahead. This is information that drives why a person should build a self-reliant insurance policy to protect their family from uncertain times ahead.

We come here weekly to provide information that we believe to be pertinent to you. Like I said above, we started bringing information to you on Transhumanism, AI, virtual reality, digital currency, genetic modification and more, a few years ago. We have been tracking these topics for nearly ten years. I can always tell through conversation and things people post who is not paying attention because when they find an article on one of the above topics, it's like the found the golden egg with the lottery ticket in it. This is good however it does show how some folks are quicker or slower to establish the proper mindset needed.

Like I share to attendees in class, until you identify and recognize the need to prepare and why you are preparing, you are just preparing with no purpose. We must recognize things are now different and changing quickly. This impacts both sides of the aisle, Christians and non-Christians, rich and poor. Some will continue depending on a broken system and unstocked supply chain while others are seeing the problem and putting back food and other needs.

Keep up the good work and make yourself smart on events, topics, conversations and news being put out via all media outlets.

Next ...

In classroom sessions I'm often asked by attendees my thoughts on Geoengineering of the environment, chem trails, and more. I always refer them to check out Dane Wiggington's Geoengineering website to get specific details and factual studies by an expert in the field. I, we, and many, offer opinions and it goes conspiratorial from that point. If you want the facts invest time in the video below to hear more on the topic.

This is just one of many questions we have on all the things we hear and see that is happening around us to change our environment and way of life. Invest the time to watch this video and develop your own opinions and information to have intelligent discussions.

Solar - A good friend who is very smart in the field of solar provided me some charts for dummies about ten years ago and I have held on to them. For me, it needs to be really simple and that would be 2 x 2 = 6. Get it? Everything in life and preparedness is not simple and requires some effort. I get asked questions often on solar and when I try to explain it's not a simple fix and you must have decided what you want to use the solar for and then calculate numbers to identify how much solar you need, we are back to the square block in the round hole game again.

Here are a couple links to help you with some basic understanding of essential fundamentals in watts, amps, volts, and electricity, that you should know.

Here's a few charts to help understand the flow of connection in a couple different configurations with solar.

Good luck. Just remember, solar and solar packages can come in many different sizes and capabilities and like anything else, the more you want and need the higher the price will be.

Thats all Patriots...

Preparedness News -

1. From Prepper Website -What’s Your Threat?—The Unexpected - Prepper Website - Just about every class I teach I talk about the importance of Risk Assessments, Risk Analysis, Vulnerabilities, and Risk Mitigation. If you don't do these steps how do you truly know what you are preparing for? But, some threats are unpredictable and we must also think about and try and plan resources for possible unplanned emergencies we could face.

2. From Ashley Adamant - Practical Self-Reliance - 50+ Dandelion Flower Recipes ( - Jams, soups, teas, and more. Funny how living in the preparedness world changed my perspective of the little yellow flower popping up around my yard. It's like a natural threat creating psychological operations to us. (Smile) Once in the preparedness mindset and world, we see things entirely different.

3. From Michael Snyder - The Economic Collapse - The IMF Has Just Unveiled A New Global Currency Known As The "Universal Monetary Unit" That Is Supposed To Revolutionize The World Economy ( - How many different proposed monetary systems does this make in the past year?

4. From Laurie Neverman - Common Sense Home - Edible Flowers - from Apple Blossoms to Zucchini ( - Have you noticed how beautiful the apple tree is when blossomed out? This is the first I have heard of using the flowers to create a zucchini.

5. From Old World Garden Farms - The Best DIY Tomato Supports - How To Make A Stake-A-Cage! ( - I don't know about you but I seem to spend more time dealing with growing tomato plants and trying to keep them under control. Tomato management.

Other News -

1. From Doug Casey - International Man - Why the US Is Headed into Its Fourth Turning ( - Outstanding article and worth your time to read. I don't know if you follow Martin Armstrong but he also talks about the cycles of history. This is good stuff. (Thanks Festus, for this submission.)

2. From RT News - Former Mexican president worked for CIA – declassified papers — RT World News - Amazing how this three-letter name seems to be popping up more and more the past month. I hear a voice echoing "trust me, I'm from the government and I'm here to help you."

3. From Devy Kidd - News with Views - Classified Documents Leak: To What End? – News With Views - It is very interesting how many voices and columns I've crossed in the past week who are saying the same thing...."something seems fishy about this story." I spent five years of my military career managing classified programs at the base level for installation management and was recognized at Air Force level for my effort. I, as well, said the same thing. Yes, it's a new world, but managing the nation's top secrets and programs remains much the same. There has to be more to this story.

4. From J.D. Heyes - News Target - Former Obama-era official calls Joe Biden a criminal, says he has evidence first family compromised by China ( - There seems to be more information surfacing on this topic the past month yet nothing is biting to gain traction. Doesn't this tell you something?

5. From The Herland Report - The American collapse of traditional values is splitting the nation at the seams - Herland Report ( - Yes, the moral guardrails are down and one by one, hundreds by hundreds, are going over the cliff. Like the late rock group Kansas used to sing, are we at "the point of no return?"

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,

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