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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #219

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #219. Thanks for being here and returning to read another edition of the PENL. Another week has passed, and we now approach the middle of June. They say we grow wiser as we age and having just been blessed with another tick of the age tag in life, I don't know if I'm wiser this week than last week. However, I will stand firmly to say, "the world and our nation continues down the wrong path towards anarchy and total chaos."


I took the day off from work on my birthday and Ms. Lucy and I took a break and hung out in our local area just taking it easy, having lunch, and checking out boats and campers. I do this each year and buy my pretend boat and pretend camper and then leave them on the lot until my next birthday. She had packed a cooler with a surprise birthday cake and we visited a park in the area after lunch to have a little birthday celebration together. Ms. Lucy then surprised me with some cupcakes and ice cream at our home and about 15 Hope for Survival friends gathered with us to enjoy the evening together. I was truly honored by everyone's kindness and friendship. We even got lucky, and Mrs. Festus and Mr. Festus drove down off the mountain to join us for the weekend. Very nice to have some down time to hang out and chat for a while and not feel totally rushed. I'm so thankful for good friends. No wait, they are Patriot sisters and brothers.


Don't forget to stop and take a deep breath. Reflect and evaluate your direction. We face so many distractions and distractors on the path ahead. We all must keep our train on the right track going forward. I tell myself each day and sometimes several times per day, we are blessed people and even with all the craziness around us, we are fortunate to live in this nation. I promise you many around us live in worse conditions.


Let us move along....


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Upcoming Training Opportunities -



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. You can find the class schedule below on many preparedness topics. Get your tickets at the following link. Heritage Life Skills 2023 Event – Carolina Readiness or call 828-456-5310


NOTE: We added classes for Friday, July 21, 2023 in the 4 - 530 pm slot. Please take a close look at the schedule below to note a couple class changes in order to add additional classes.


HLS-Lite Instructors and courses available:


Instructor – Kerry “Gabby” Alzner – Home Defense (2) (Bring $5 and a flash drive for a copy of the notes)

Brief Description – You will learn how to harden your home to prevent bad guys from breaking in, you’ll discuss deadly force. You will discuss the best weapons to use when defending your home and pros and cons of each weapons system.


Instructor – Kerry “Gabby” Alzner – Building a Cache (Bring $5 and a flash drive for a copy of the notes)

Brief Description – You will learn and understand caching techniques, how to plan for them, types of cache you need, methods of emplacement, special packaging, site selection, reporting, and recovery.


Instructor Eric Bellin – How to collect, cleanse, and store water

Brief Description - Most citizens ignore the importance of water and believe public water access will always be available. What if it is not? Do you know methods to collect, clean, and store water?


Instructor Eric Bellin – Grid Down Housing -

Brief Description – Is your home set up and prepared with the assumption you will have electricity ongoing during a disaster or grid down? Can you convert it easily? Come and learn more in this class.


Instructor Billy Bond – (2) Perma Pasture Preparedness and Farming

Brief Description – Learn how to turn your farm from a simple homestead to one that is well-protected. You will learn simple yet effective techniques to secure your farm. Join us to gain the confidence and knowledge to keep your homestead safe and secure.


Instructor Cecilia Burress – Poultices, Tinctures, and Salves –

Brief Description - Learn how to make your own poultices, tinctures, and salves for when a doctor is not available.


Instructor Stephen Cantrell – Nuclear Preparedness

Brief Description – Learn the foundation of Nuclear Preparedness. How would you survive the threat and reality of a nuclear detonation that impacts your life?


Instructor Kevin Caraway – Off-grid Guerilla Logistics

Brief Description –Building logistic systems in bad times.


Instructor Kevin Caraway – Logistics for Preppers (2)

Brief Description – Family Logistics considerations


Instructor David Danner – Comms/Portable Repeaters – (2)

Brief Description – Learn about a portable repeater and how to use it.


Instructor Jan Emore – Supplies to always carry to keep you safe

Brief Description – This course covers recommended suggestions for one to consider to keep safe from unexpected events in the world we live in today.


Kim Fletter – The United Nations and its many Trojan Horses (2)

Brief Description - Class covers U.N. Treaties, agencies, organizations & vehicles used to implement U.N. Agenda 21/2030. Are you ready for Technocracy and the Globalist’s End Game – the “Great Reset” for the New World Order (Governance vs. Government)?


Instructor Dr. Dan Gentry - Medical Pearls”

Brief Description – 40 years of medical pearls in one hour


Instructor Tim Glance – Communications, Planning for Emergencies

Brief Description – Just like food, water, shelter, and security, planning your communications is critical to your survival. Learn the steps to this process in this class.


Instructor Tim Glance – Prepping on a Budget

Brief Description – Limited finances to prepare? This class is for you.


Instructor Jonathan Glauser –Colloidal Silver for Emergency Preparedness

Brief Description - Colloidal Silver is one of the most invaluable items to have on hand in an emergency situation. It can be extremely useful for medical first aid, as Colloidal Silver heals the skin better than anything else can. It rapidly speeds the healing of cuts, scrapes, punctures, burns, infections, etc. Colloidal Silver can be taken internally as a natural antibiotic to fight infections, and is crucial to have it on hand in the case of a biological attack. Colloidal Silver, when made correctly, can be applied directly in the eyes, ears, sinuses and even lungs. In addition, Colloidal Silver can be used to disinfect water and preserve food.


Instructor Stephanie Holoday (RN) – Medical Check Points

Brief Description - Nurse Steph will offer check points for students to rotate point to point for medical information and an abundance of health information in a single class.


Instructors Linda and John Jones – Get-home/Bugout Bag and EDC Bag

Brief Description – Why we should have them and what should be in them, along with skills that could make a difference if you find yourself on foot in a SHTF situation.


Instructor Dave Krzemien – Simple Prepping

Brief Description - Prepping isn't just all tactical gear, guns, and gas masks and it isn't just canning, goats, and homemade soaps. The reality lies in between with a balance of simple things that will save your life, and actually allow you to thrive not just survive. What are the things you didn't think of in your prepper supplies?


Instructor Dave Krzemien – Tactical Vehicle

Brief Description - We'll explore bug out vehicles. Their types, considerations, expectations, limitations and their reality.


Instructor Dave Krzemien - Bugging Out and Getting Home, Gear and Bags.

Brief Description - When do you bug out? Do you bug out? How do you bug out? Ideas for how to get from work to home or to your retreat. What to expect, and what you do and don’t need to do it.


Instructor Darren Isbell – Fermenting Vegetables

Brief Description – Learn why fermented vegetables are so good for you and so easy to do. In this class the instructor will go over how to ferment vegetables and why fermented vegetables are important in your diet. You will see the easy process to use for carrots, garlic and green beans and will receive several recipes to take with you. The instructor will also pass around samples for the attendee to taste.


Instructor Matthew Littleton – This is a radio:

Brief Description So many people want to know how to get started in emergency/preparedness comms, but it is hard to know where to start. This class will provide a basic fundamental understanding of Emergency/Preparedness Comms. At the end of this class, the student will know how to talk on a radio, as well as what radio(s)/systems they should consider. **If you like, I can also do a class on having secure communications. This class would not be for the beginner as it is fairly technical. But, it will teach students how to have secure communications in a non-permissive environment. *


Instructor Matthew Littleton – Building a Secure Communication Plan

Brief Description – With so many communication classes out there, how do you build a secure communication plan to operate in a non-permissive environment. How do you tell somebody you are alone and need help over the radio without telling the bad guys where you are and that you are alone? This course will help you build a comms plan to support having secure communications between you and others. This course will focus on Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPS’s) as opposed equipment. You’ll learn how to build a P.A.C.E. Plan and how to use basic principles to secure your comms without significant investment.


Instructor Matthew Littleton – Basic Communications for the Homestead

Brief Description – This class is a very basic overview of how to setup a communication plan for the homestead. Simply put, “this is a radio”. You will learn how to talk on a radio, where you can talk and where you cannot, and understand a few various communications systems. This class is for beginners and will only cover basic communication concepts.


Instructor Skinny Medic - How To Build an IFAK/Trauma Kit

Course Description – Do you own an IFAK/Trauma Kit? Learn what should go in the IFAK/Trauma Kit for your home and/or vehicle.


Instructor Chris Milner – Torniquet Applications (Hands On)

Brief Description – Do you own a torniquet? Have you been trained on it’s usage and when to apply one? Do you keep a spare torniquet around your home and car? Learn how to use the torniquet in this course.


Instructor Chris Milner – Wound Packing and Compression Bandages

Brief Description – This is a great opportunity to learn additional medical steps that may be required at a moment’s notice. Could you, do it? Here is your chance to learn how.


Instructor Raymond Mohr (Kilted Prepper) – Dehydrating from a unique perspective

Brief Description – Learn great information on dehydrating taught from his new book, A prepper’s Hints, Tips and Bizarre Recipes for your Dehydrator.


Instructors Kathryn and Mike Sparks - Building an input free homestead.

Brief Description - As food and feed prices soar, we will discuss ways you can develop an input-free homestead. Some things will need to be stockpiled, but others you can grow and store. We will share how we are attempting to build an input free homestead for both our animals, garden, and us.


Instructors Kathryn and Mike Sparks – Food storage requirements for our Homestead for humans, animals, and garden

Brief description - We will share our shelving design to increase your storage, difficulties with root cellars and mold, different types of canning lids and why we use different kinds for different products, fermentation redundancy, animal feed storage, medicinal herbs that we store, raise and forage. We will share our inventory and record system to help you know what you actually have stored and where you stored it! This inventory will include medicinal storage, feed storage, seed storage, and our food storage ideas. All of this we have been building for years and we will share what we have learned and mistakes we have made along the way.


Instructor Kathryn Sparks – Post Grid Homesteading

Brief Description - We have all considered what might happen if there no longer was a supply chain. What are the first things to do on a homestead when the grid goes down? How can you prepare your growing space in the event of nuclear fallout? What do you need to have in place?


Instructor Joseph Stejskal– Upright Gardening

Brief Description – Are you limited on space? Maybe you live in a urban environment or you lack the ability to till a garden or use raised bed gardening? Maybe you are physically limited? Upright gardening is a fantastic method to grow food without the traditional space and equipment.


Instructor Danica Stellaria – (2) Fire Cider, Elderberry Syrup, and More

Brief Description - Natural remedies are the best. In this class you will learn how to make your own cider and syrup and more.


Instructor Bill Sterret (Carolina Readiness Supply) – Packaging Food for Long Term Storage

Brief Description – Is part of your food plan packing dry goods for long term storage? Beans, rice, flour, wheat, sugar…… This is your class to learn the best process and methods to ensure you do it right the first time.


Instructor Lori Valone – DIY Food Storage Alternatives

Brief Description - Many of us started our prepping journey by buying commercial freeze-dried and dehydrated foods. While these #10 cans are a great way to supplement your food storage, you can preserve food yourself and dramatically lower your costs or enabling you to store more with the same spend. This session will examine do-it-yourself alternatives to increase the calories on hand to sustain those you care about.

We’ll cover a basic overview of canning, dehydrating, and home freeze drying as alternatives to increase food security. Whether you have a garden or you are using store-bought goods, you can lower your storage costs and increase your food security by preserving food yourself. We will discuss preservation techniques for both on and off-grid scenarios and discuss the pros and cons of each method.

Instructor Lori Valone - Writing your Food Security Plan

Brief Description - Not since WWII have concerns about food security affected so many Americans. The ongoing shortages of basic food items on grocery shelves are a wake-up call for many who previously have never worried about feeding their families and well as established preppers who are re-examining their food supplies.

This course will share a step-by-step method to create your own written food security plan based on the answers to four simple questions:

· Why am I storing food?

· Who am I storing food for?

· How much food do I store?

· What kinds of food do I store?


Instructor Paul Valone – Projecting Power in Politics: Beating the Woke Mob

Brief Description - The fact that you are at Heritage Life Skills says you take preparedness seriously. But are you prepared to defend your rights before, during, and after what may come?

Taught by 29-year gun rights leader and author F. Paul Valone, “Projecting Power in Politics” will teach you how to defend against leftists bent on running your life not in just state and federal governments, but also on school boards, city councils, county commissions, even HOAs. If you are sick of getting pushed around by the “woke” mob, this course is for you.

Using the playbook written by Saul Alinsky, leftists have spent 50+ years hijacking our media, our cultural institutions, and our schools. Your children are taught to hate America. Your speech is controlled. Your employer is “woke,” and you are being called “racist.” You can hide, hoping they won’t come after you or your children, or you can fight back. This seminar will teach you to fight.


Instructor Paul Valone - Getting Ready, Not Arrested: Gun Laws for Preppers

Brief Description - If you own guns, you are probably an accidental felon many times over. With more than 30,000 arcane, sometimes nonsensical local, state and federal gun laws on the books, it is nearly impossible to carry a firearm outside the home without violating more than one. Those who say, “I’m going to do what I need to, regardless of the law” should understand that government has the most control over those it can brand as law-breakers. To help you better navigate the vagaries of ATF rulemaking, the course includes not only the latest ATF-induced hazards of popular AR-15 pistols but also short-barreled shotguns that aren’t shotguns and how you can legally create un-serialized guns whose existence is unknown to anyone but you. For 2023, the course will also include, “Navigating gun rights under the Biden administration.”


Instructor Les Ward – GMRS Radio Alternative

Brief Description – This class provides the attendee with an overview of the GMRS radio.


Instructors Rhonda and Larry Wright – Preparedness 101

Brief Description – Why prepare? Learn the when, what, where, and how, in this class.


Instructors Rhonda and Larry WrightPsychological Operations and Brainwashing

Brief Description – Information on what is real, propaganda, and brainwashing.


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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 (hopeforsurvival.com)


Hope for Survival - How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security Could Save Your Life (Book 1)


Hope for Survival - The Mindset (Book 2)


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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


Round and Round - Do you ever wonder if this merry-go-round stops, and we can get off if we wish to do so? We are very simplistic in everything we do. Very few people are capable of recognizing how conditioned we are as people and the fact we are currently transitioning through a reconditioning process away from the past way of life we lived and knew, to a programmed way of life through strict controls and artificial intelligence.


We knew and accepted a life of square wheels on the big bus.


The wheels on the bus go round and round Round and round Round and round The wheels on the bus go round and round All through the town

The doors on the bus go open and shut Open and shut Open and shut The doors on the bus go open and shut All through the town

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish Swish, swish, swish Swish, swish, swish The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish All through the town


Yea, I know, very childish and trivial it seems, but think about life on a bigger scale and how programmed we lived. The government says "jump" and society says, "how high." It worked and the ants remain lined up to follow one another to the unknown destination. The lead ant walks off the cliff and the colony go with them. Agree? We have many homes in America living pay day to pay day where both dad and mom work multiple jobs. Well, that is if the home is lucky enough to have a mom and dad. Regardless, parents work and then go in debt to buy their little Johnny the newest technology so he/she fits in with all the other friends. Little does the parents realize the child is being conditioned for the future with the technology while mom and maybe a dad makes payments on the newest device.


Society is continuing down the colony path to the unknown where mankind will lose freedom, decision making ability, and the mental ability to say "no" to the controls being deployed against humanity. Most remains asleep to the threat of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, brain chips, digital identification, and more. Why? It's not their worry because the same government who protected them over a life span to build a $34 trillion national debt and $250 trillion-dollar unfunded liabilities debt has it all under control.


Think about this, have you ever watched a movie two or more times? The more you watched it, the easier it was for you to predict what happens next. Right? Simple logic. So, over many years in a somewhat moralistic society, it has been easy for authorities to track and predict human behavior to events, demands, laws, and activities. Agree? Notice I said a "moralistic" society? A society living within the guardrails of humanity and an overall faith and sound way of life.


Then the process started and continues to destroy what was and create what will be the short- and long-term future with stricter controls over beings. The long-term process has destroyed our education system, replaced the Father and father from homes, destroyed competition for achievement, destroyed the clear identification between male and female, targeted the minds and bodies of our children, broken the will of the church to be a church, replaced masculinity in males with authoritative females. Now, keep this in perspective, gents.


You may not realize it, but humans are walking into the AI trap with open arms and a big smile. Remember all the VR headsets being purchased for children? Just like a parent best not take on the education system when they learn their six-year-old has decided they want to change their birth identity with the schoolteacher's support, attempting to take away the new world and the technology it offers will be another major battle for us older folks. Our belief system and way of life has been replaced and we are forgotten. Our children are being taught the same thing.


This is not like the big step transitioning from 8-track tape to cassette, or cassette to compact disc years ago. These are life changing steps to the human mind, body, and soul. It reminds me of a sign I once read saying "And man created God" so go enjoy your life and stop worrying about it. Transitioning through life with technology and humans acceptance of it all being for the good of mankind without any logical application to it being good or bad for mankind. If we drank the Kool-Aid once, we would drink it again, and again, over and over, as it is presented to mankind by authorities. We no longer live by the words and guidance of the Bible, and trust mankind without questioning any part of what they do, say, or enact on others. Why would the world most powerful nation export the majority of its industry to foreign labor markets without knowing the future? My guess is they knew then the future would be robotics and the need for fewer workers would be imminent in America and around the world. Millions of Americans would lose their lively hood and then be jobless, homeless, hungry, and starving in the streets with millions of others competing for a loaf of bread as long as it is available. History proves this practice over and over again, minus the new world of robotics and AI. Why is the majority of mankind so naive and trusting to a system that continues to faulter and fail them? Could it be because of conditioning by authorities over the populace? Faith in a God is being replaced by individuals transition of faith in a system vs a God. Man has created a virtual God already and many will be fooled by the virtual God and continue to follow the world off the cliff.


Many who prepare and/or who are the faith type jumped off the merry-go-round in the past or recently. We think we understand and see what is here and more to come. I often hear, to include myself, we don't want this for our grandchildren. Or we fear for our grandchildren in the future. Agree? Part of the problem with our thinking is our grandchildren see the world from a different perspective than we do because they are emersed in it daily through education, friends, and the world they live. They communicate through texting, even while around the same table. To them that is normal. To us, it's not healthy or acceptable. When we grew up, the words queer or fag meant the person was weird and probably hung out alone on the playground. Children didn't know the meaning and it was a cruel label the majority put on a single child or minority. It could have been a child who was poor or wore white tube socks with dress shoes. It was a misplaced cruel label tarnishing a child because he/she was different.


Today, a child using the same label as queer, or fag is acceptable, and it is a title of a lifestyle choice accepted by most children as normal. Those of us recognizing the problem in this current cycle of life are outnumbered, out voiced, and shut down by the same government who has our best interest in mind, right? We want to change the direction of our nation and get it back to the roots and foundation of faith, the constitution, and family, to protect our grandchildren yet our grandchildren are already products of the new way of life and direction headed off the cliff. Changing the system is not going to save our grandchildren. Changing the system is going to leave our grandchildren as lost as we are today in their new system. We must change our grandchildren to recognize that the path ahead is destructive and a dead end for humanity and then go after the system.


I often hear stories of parents with grown children who refuse to prepare for what is ahead. So much so the communication window closes between them. Start trying to communicate with grandkids about all their cool technology such as AI and VR goggles and how harmful they are and watch how the grandkids stop visiting. We would dive in front of the WOKE bus to protect our grandchildren from it however we would stand at the bus stop each morning and watch our grandchildren climb aboard the same woke bus and drive off to school. Think not?


I know someone with above average intelligence and also with the financial resources to pay for homeschooling or private education for their children (3). All are enrolled in public schools. Why? The parent stated they wanted the child to learn diversity and be around children who aren't as privileged. In other words, I'm going to throw my children headfirst in to the corrupt system and hope for the best. Think about that.


Patriots, I'm with you and understand what it is ahead and how it is destroying our nation and youth equally. So how do we save children who are in the system and want it no matter how much we tell them we know best and the path they are on is not good for them? Heck, we have Patriots who are willing to go down with the boat to support one candidate vs doing what is best to save our nation as Americans. Just saying....


While we shake our heads and wonder how we will survive the WOKE movement and destruction of America, consider the things being overlooked and ignored in most discussions. City after city around America enters the list of failing cities. Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, and more are bankrupted failures with crime, homelessness, unemployment, drugs, finances, and more are corrupted crap holes. Once thriving industrial cities are no longer desired destinations of industry and future careers. Nations no longer producing products or educated candidates now depend on arts and sports as well as major federal finances to survive. When musicians and professional athletes make millions per year and industry fails, something is wrong, and our nation fails to recognize it or correct it.


Currently eyes are focused on the arrest and federal charges against Orangeman, some 37 different charges, most regarding the defense of our nation or secrets regarding our nation regarding foreign involvement. They attempted to impeach and destroy the man who worked for free while his replacement receives kickbacks and payoffs from foreign enemies and a nation the US encouraged to go to war so the US could equip, and fund said nation. Orangeman took great efforts to keep America from foreign soil fighting threats around the world which cost the war mongers and industrial complex millions in profits. Orangeman looked out for the US military and kept the WOKE crowd agenda in check for the most part. Get this, one of the federal changes against him as President of the United States was because a particular high-level General wanted the US to go to war with Iran and Orangeman stopped him. This is an effort to strip the Commander and Chief of power during a time such as the US military leadership wishes to go to war and they are blocked by the person in charge and who was put in charge through an election process to represent their priorities and values.


Today it seems fairly common to expect our government to lie to the people. Most employees who lie to their employer are fired and replaced. Why does this not happen in government? I believe it is because they write laws to protect their own and cushion their seat to protect their wallet. We have heard numerous stories of current politicians making millions off the US aid funding being sent to Ukraine. These are not isolated incidents. Some of you who are old enough to remember a short time ago when the US hit a historic financial crisis in 2008. Several Congress representatives later stated the nation was minutes from martial law being installed because of the crash we faced. Let me ask, who created the financial crisis? Who created the debt in the first place? In order to save the nation Congress raced to approve major bail out funding to numerous corporations and foreign nations. Yes, the same Congress who approved bailout funding during the Covid-19 crisis.


What is not shared to the American public is the honest or correct total to the bailout in 2008 which leads me to believe we didn't get honest numbers at any other time in history. When one types in "total federal bailout amount for 2008 financial crisis" it states the Feds spent $700 billion dollars. Sounds like a lot of money huh? In my daily reading and research I discovered a document titled Working Paper No. 698 - A Detailed Look at the Fed's Bailout by Funding Facility and Recipient by James Felkerson, University of Missouri - Kansas City, MO, December2011. This product was published by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. I read all 35 pages of the study and simply put, once again, the Government lied to the people in a big way. In a nutshell, the Abstract explains how the Federal Reserve bailout commitment was in excess of $29 TRILLION dollars, not $700 billion. Why is this amount not showing on the books to increase our total Government debt beyond the current $32 trillion dollars? You can read it for yourself at$29,000,000,000,000: A Detailed Look at the Fed’s Bailout by Funding Facility (levyinstitute.org)


Remember how Secretary Rumsfeld came forth just before 911 and the Pentagon was struck, Rumsfeld publicly announced $3 trillion dollars went missing from the Pentagon budget? In the past day or two it was announced billions of federal dollars got ripped off from the federal checkbook during the Covid-19 era.


Speaking of Covid-19 funding. A search of the internet shows an estimated $4.6 trillion dollars spent on different programs for Covid-19 relief. My point here is not what was spent, but the fact the numbers being announced are once again way below the estimated totals. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget at Covid Money Tracker shows an estimated $14.1 trillion dollars on this program. If you track the debt by administration from 911 through today, funds spent on 911, the 2008 financial collapse, Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and Covid-19, the current national debt total appears to not include the expenditures from my noted actual totals. Yea, I realize the government uses magical formulas for different buckets of money, debt totals, and actual totals, but the bottom line is the American taxpayer is on the hook for these debts.


If at this point you are still going round and round on the federal cycle, I can't help you any longer. Fair dust and dancing Lepri cons are up next so stay tuned for Dumb and Dumber part 5. Maybe part 5 will explain how former secretary during the Billy Bob administration stuffed classified in his socks and shorts and never went to jail yet Orangeman could have the jail dropped on top of him.


It's all a sham fellow Patriots and anyone who honestly believes they are coming to save and rescue you; you better buy a lottery ticket as backup insurance. Why are no GOP personnel speaking out to defend the former President on all the bogus charges? Because there is no difference between parties. Same as no one is speaking out to defend the January 6 Patriots still being held after two years. That could be you, your son or daughter, a spouse, or friend. Think about it. There is so much more I would like to say and share but will stop here for obvious reasons.


We could travel back in time to around 1963 when Madalyn Murry O'Hair started lobbying to separate Church and State and remove God from the classroom, federal buildings, and other targeted areas. The argument could be made the moral guardrails of our nation started to fall and crumble at this point, however some of the efforts to target education started in the 1940s. Today we witness children being physically mutilated for sex change identity while our representatives in Washington, DC aren't debating a right or wrong. Instead, they debate should it be in the first grade or fifth grade when sexual education begins to open the thought process for children to this world. Sadly, a nation of Christians and churches mostly slept through the 60 years from O'Hair to current day to find what we witness today.



I leave you with this thought. If we have ever witnessed a time when all good people must stand firm on their faith and position of morals, laws, and justice, it is now. One by one, people are standing firm and then when confronted on what they meant they are cowering from their position of faith and morals. I the meantime the White House on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC moved the American flag aside to place the Rainbow flag front and center. Cross dressing men exposed their fake breast and trotted across the White House lawn. We can point fingers and throw lawn darts at the blame, but this is the Government that represents "we the people," and once represented much of the free world. If you think this is bad just wait another week and it will get worse. I promise. Good vs Evil. This is how the story goes.



I share all the weekly world and national stories with you to support why you need to be prepared, not to focus on the events. These events will potentially cause your life to change and be less comfortable and resources you are used to having readily available will no longer be provided.


I would also suggest we get our faith straight and if someone doesn't have faith, I would encourage them to consider it.


Next........


HFS Scenario Drill - Recently in our bi-monthly HFS Zoom rally we conducted scenario drills where the attendees worked together to chart a course forward based on the scenario presented. This is a great opportunity to think outside the box and work together as a team to build a plan. It is a great opportunity to force thinking outside the box.


Scenario 1 - You are in day 7 of a total collapse. Crime is high and food is scarce to being unavailable, other than what is previously stored privately. You are finding within your own groups, starvation has started. Your members are killing one another internally and you have discovered cannibalism starting. While maintaining all daily requirements around your property and community, you must:


- Verify rumors and decide how to deal with your own people turning on one another for food;


- You must deal with the psychological breakdown of your people. How will you handle it?


- You find several decomposing bodies dumped in your water source and it must be dealt with. How?


- You quickly discover you do not have enough bodies to man out your daily requirements to tend to security, garden, animals, and basic chores. How will you handle it?


- Strangers are arriving to your community gate in mass numbers and beginning to demand entry and starting to climb over your barriers and entering your community


- What are your priorities at this time?


Scenario 2 - Your community team is gathering or communicating (how) to discuss the recent threat of the rapid spreading of a contagion that is killing off 80% of the sick. Travel is growing restricted. You face the following:


- Food and water may be impacted and bad


- Authorities remain puzzled how it spreads


- You have lost several regular participants in your groups already


- Because of the threat and unknown transmission, delivery of key resources has curtailed or stopped to the community


- You already established a bartering system to deploy when needed

- You are in charge. What will you do and in what order?



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Sheltering -

Sheltering is defined as “to protect or shield from something harmful, especially bad weather.” It can also be defined as “to find refuge or take cover from bad weather or danger.” Or, “to prevent someone from having to do or face something difficult or unpleasant.” Sheltering can be where you currently are, or where you relocate to based on your circumstances. Staying put at your residence would be “Bugging In.” Leaving to an alternate location, known or unknown, would be “Bugging Out” of your primary location because of an increased possibility of elevated threats and impact on your ability to stay safe or survive.


People choose shelters for various reasons. Cost, location, selection of schools and shopping, availability, land to farm and grow gardens, available transportation, crime, race, vicinity to job at the time of purchase, taxes, cost, retirement, vicinity to family outside the home, near mountains or water …. The list could go on and on. When one chooses a primary dwelling, it is not often picked based on the concept of preparedness. Why would they? It’s not a priority.


Yet, your selection of shelter, urban, suburban, or rural, could be the difference in your ability to survive a Level 1 – 3 event. How easy will it be to convert the shelter to a protected enclosure if and when the time comes? You may be single and want the city life for entertainment, better wages, job vicinity, or mass transportation. So, there is really no perfect sheltering plan, but rather a situation where you must tailor a plan based on your personal dwelling.

Urban


The urban shelter brings lots of convenience to the average young person and some executive level professionals. Many urbanites will not own a private automobile. Shopping is convenient although one must carry their purchased goods further. If and when the feces hits the rotating steel, this is the last place I would want to be. When the state or federal government locks down segments or all the city, you will be trapped from getting away. If any type of chemical or biological agent is dispersed around the city or there is a form of a pandemic, you will be in trouble. Most likely when you find out, it will be too late. Between the closed in arrangement and number of populaces, your chances of surviving just dropped drastically in percentages. I hope you have a solid stock of resources, and you have identified a secondary location to bug out because surviving in the urban area will be very challenging.


Some like the city life and all that it offers. All I can say is tick-tock, tick-tock. If you want to read about the future of Urban America, you don’t have to look much further than reading about Wilderness Corridor’s (Formerly Agenda 21) – Big City and High Rises. You will find a large percentage of the 90% to 95% hanging out sucking up oxygen and protesting how unfair life is for them. I think they are called professional protesters. Crime will be a daily way of life when the Level 1 event begins. You will have a minimal ability to defend your property because of minimal stand-off distance


It is very unlikely one will escape out of the urban location after the first 48 hours. There is truly nothing working to your advantage staying in the urban box trap. It is much easier to lock you in the city than for you to escape out of the city. After the trucks stop stocking inside the city because of danger, crime, theft, trucks being stolen and set on fire, then where will your food source come from? Even if you have stocked well, it will eventually run out and then what? Minimal storage space to stock food, water, and resources. If you opt to store your resources in a storage rental place, you have to go to and from with your resources. The odds are against you or your resources surviving the trips. Minimal to no ability to grow food. If so, it won’t be enough to keep you alive.


Fire can destroy and kill hundreds or more. If you are trapped, your time will be over. How will you plan to escape and survive? Especially if all your resources burned in the fire. It will be very hard to cache resources in the urban environment. It will also be very hard to keep plans a secret because of neighbor proximity to you.


Suburban

As you can see, a fixed shelter is the basic family home. A normal dwelling in average America where mom, dad, daughter and son, the cat and dog find refuge to live a normal life. The dwelling offers lots of space, multiple floors in many cases, lots of windows and doors, and a multi-car garage. Many will have average sized yards and neighbors. From a preparedness perspective, the fixed shelter is better than the temporary or mobile, however, you will have neighbors, good or bad, and you are already outside the downtown area if you need to bug out of the urban proximity. Here are a few of the pros and cons to the fixed type of shelter:


It is a fairly solid “Bug In” location offering additional space for storing your preparedness resources such as food and water. Many of the fixed homes will not be hardened because they are covered in wood or siding making them easy to burn or penetrate with bullets. The fixed facility ranks not far behind the 90% Urbanite crowd. It’s harder to keep plans a secret because of neighbor proximity to you and everyone noticing deliveries if resources ordered off the internet. In most fixed shelter locations, it becomes very difficult to bug out after the first 48 hours of any Level 1-3 event. The fixed shelter will be an early target of the 90% crowd. This is the knock at the door I described earlier in the book. Are you ready for it?


Probably over 95% of fixed homes are on the grid. This means, when the power goes out, your way of life goes out unless you have back up power of some sort. This could also mean city services will not be able to provide sanitation and clean water to customers. What is your plan? Most fixed type facilities will pose some degree of threat to the structure, surroundings, bugging out ability, city laws, and neighborhood threats. Just some things to consider. Convenience yes, but definitely not a preparedness haven. Depending where the fixed shelter is located, many cities and neighborhoods have firearm restrictions, and this may apply to you. If this is the case, what will you do?


When putting together your plan, remember, you are inside the box living in the urban scenario, and you are pretty much totally dependent on the grid and public works. The urban scenario offers absolutely nothing that I can think of that would give you an advantage during Level 1 – 3 event. If you are in this circumstance, I would encourage you to plan now or else get out of this situation. You need to be ahead of the game and have good street intelligence to what is going on. Pay attention to your surroundings and notice changes around you. If you brave this situation and believe you can get ahead of the situation before it happens, then you really need a tight plan that you have walked through and exercise scenario after scenario of what could go wrong. What do you notice about the following settings in the urban environment?


Charlotte, NC Interstate 485

Los Angeles, CA Interstate 10


Washington DC and Baltimore MD, Interstates 495 and 695


Atlanta, GA Interstate 85 and 285


Based on the examples provided for these cities, you can see how it would be very easy and doable if a city is directed to do so by Department of Homeland Security, or if directed by the State Governor, to close down highways around the city. It would be equipment and manpower intensive, but doable.


Imagine you have loaded your two cars with your family. You have prepared to the best affordable extent possible. Your family plan is once you are paid on Friday to withdraw your funds and leave the city behind. Tensions continue to increase with numerous strikes taking place over city pensions. The streets are covered in garbage and debris, the police are calling in sick, and you are not sure if the city water treatment services are reporting to work. Based on your plans you believe you are in a Level 1 event moving towards Level 2.


Your vehicles are loaded and ready to roll. Friday arrives and you complete your work day. On your way home you are detoured around the city area so you can’t drive to your bank. You now must find a place to park and walk to your bank. Then you remember, if you withdraw cash you will have to walk the five blocks back to your car. This isn’t a smart move on your part. So you decide to wait and withdraw cash from the ATM after you are out of the city.


You arrive home to collect your family and the second vehicle. Within an hour you look like the Griswold’s rolling down the street. You are about three miles from the interstate. As you approach the entry ramp to freedom, you notice vehicles are backed up on the ramp. You stop and turn off your engine and await the highway blockage to clear. After thirty minutes or so, you decide to walk towards the front of the ramp and see what is taking place. As you near the front, you hear others discussing that the highway is blocked off by the national-guard and only non-resident people could leave. You ask, “How come people would be restricted from leaving or entering the city?” You receive no response.


As you walk back to your car, you hear a truck driver ranting about Union workers and how he is now stuck with a refrigerator load of dairy products. You ask him if he knows what is going on, and he says radio stations are reporting to avoid certain areas within the city as police block off moving vehicle traffic as thousands of protesters continue to move into the city. The city is basically on lock down at this point.


You must now decide; do you go home and wait it out? Do you park your vehicles and lighten your load and then go mobile on foot to escape the city? What will be your decision based on your current intelligence and decision on the direction it appears the strife is moving towards. You may or may not have time on to ponder your decision. Make the right decision because your life and your family member’s life could depend on it. What if you have a family member requiring physical assistance to escape? Maybe a member in a wheelchair? What if the family member says, “Go on without me?” What if you now have to make a decision on moving ahead with four family members and leaving one behind because of their refusal to go mobile with the family? Have you thought about this beforehand? You now may need to transition from the fixed urban environment to the rural setting.


Rural:



This is not the original Clampett family home before the break to Urbanite Hollywood. Though the pooch Duke probably liked this setting better, I’m sure he was fed higher quality city food than possum and squirrels. However, when things break bad, Granny, Jed, Ellie May, and Jethro will probably wish they had remained in rural Kimberling City, Missouri.


The rural environment offers far more advantages than disadvantages when talking preparedness. You can move part of your food resources out of the shelter and bury it, hide it, move it, but I don’t recommend keeping it all in your shelter. Water? Streams, rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds, rain barrels, or a well. You have the ability to grow a garden and supplement your other food resources with vegetables that are much healthier for you. It is much easier to protect the rural shelter because you will most likely have some level of stand-off around your property, unlike in the Fixed or Urban set up.


In most cases, folks living in rural America are not part of the 90% group. These folks control their own security over their property, food, and personnel. In many cases, this group controls their grid and water sources. In rural America it is much easier to create your own stand-off from potential threats. This can be done with your own property or threat agreements with neighbors by expanding your stand-off distance with the merging of acreage. Rural landowners normally have less pedestrian traffic which reduces the daily threat. This could increase during Level 1-3 events when folks flee the city.


This type of set up makes it easier to team with other trusted neighbors which could create multiple teams for your area. Most rural type homes offer a basement or cellar that can be used as a bunker. When in the rural environment and with additional established teams, the groups can establish direct line COMs and/or triangulate COMs and security plans to cover a larger terrain. One drawback to living in rural America is access to medical facilities. It would be a priority to locate a person with a medical background and offer them lodging and resources as a trade for their medical skills. Being rural could also hamper the need to establish teams due to a lack of neighbors.


So even though you may be distanced from the urban setting and away from the initial thrust of Level 1 – 3 escalation, once it gets to the rural area you better have a plan and resources.


Hardened


As previously discussed, the hardened facility is very expensive and it takes a lot of planning, resources and manpower to effectively set up, manage, and secure. Another factor is considering what is the threat? This could help determine the level of structure required. I like to think the hardened shelter is a Science vs. engineering project. If an event of this magnitude would occur to require a hardened shelter, one must decide if they would want to live in the world that remains post event. What would the length of survivability be underground? At some point everyone will have to come back to the surface because food will run out. Water also depending on how the shelter is designed. There is a long-term potential for disease when confined underground.


The hardened shelter is what many think of when describing a “dooms day” shelter for “The-End -Of-The-World-As-We-Know-It” (TEOTWAWKI) type event. In most cases these are very expensive, and it’s hard to live in these type structures long-term. This type of structure should only be considered for specific type threats. They offer minimal storage capability for water, food, people, and supplies. The hardened facility must have filtered air to keep you alive. Also, when you are locked in underground, how will you know what is taking place outside? The needed security system to alert and monitor your surroundings for this type of shelter is expensive and fairly high tech. Once in the hardened shelter, if the threat finds you, you are trapped and probably won’t get out alive unless you have unidentified security above ground on the exterior.


One may be reading this and thinking, "no way, no one builds homes this hardened." Wrong assumption. They exist and are becoming more prominent with each passing day. You just don't hear about it very much and its for a reason. Those who can afford to do so are fleeing the populated cities to find or build safe havens for their families. They recognize things are turning bad quickly. Do you?


Thats all Patriots...


Preparedness News -


1. From Survivormann 99 - Survival Blog - Good thoughts, positive and negative, on Mutual Assistance Groups. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)


2. From Modern Survival Blog - Best DX Radio For AM DXing - Long Range Listening (modernsurvivalblog.com) - Do you include AM in your communication process for gathering information? Check out this article on a quality resource. (Thanks to our Patriot brother near Atlanta for this submission.)


3. From David Dubyn - Adapt 2030 - https://youtu.be/2WuVzOD_DRY - Here is another interesting perspective to our weather today and what is ahead. Worth your time to hear this view. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)


4. From Rhonda Owen - Preppers' Will - How To Conserve Garden Soil Moisture During The Summer Months (prepperswill.com) - Living in East TN with minimal rain again this year, garden watering is essential. It is clearly apparent how the plants prefer rainwater over tap water. A bigger problem is the need for watering and keeping the soil moist. Check out this article for suggested methods.


5. From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: The Culinary and Medicinal Uses of Purslane - Here is another recommended document to print for your paper library medicinal tool for future use.


Other News -


1. From James Howard Kunstler - We're Not Finished - Kunstler - Outstanding article for those who can be open minded. It seems every day I meet another person willing to go down with the ship over a single point that actually has minimal impact on the big picture of saving our nation. (Thanks Festus, for this submission.)


2. From Mark E. Jeftovic - The Bombthrower - Don’t get lured into The Matrix – Mark E. Jeftovic is The Bombthrower - Good read and amazing how many citizens will miss the purpose and point of the virtual reality movement. Instead, little Johnny will get the most expensive and updated version. So will Sally, Timm, Jenny, and John. No one ever ask what the intent of the device in the big scheme of things is. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission.)


3. From Tyler Durden - Zero hedge - "They Expect To Imprison You": GOP Lawmaker Warns Trump Supporters Against 'DOJ Trap' | ZeroHedge - HFS has been warning people for the past years to be selective on appearances in public demonstrations because we are the are the target of the federal level services as Patriots. This is no joke, even when you are displaying your Constitutional rights. This is no joke. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)


4. From CWR - Citizens Watch Report - Iphone takes an Infrared picture of face and surroundings every 5-10 seconds. Routers can be cameras and see through walls – Citizen Watch Report - This is old technology previously used by the military and law enforcement in past years. Typically by the time it hits the streets for civilian availability it is old and something more modern is secretly deployed by authorities. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)


5. From Margot Cleveland - The Federalist - FBI Source: Bidens 'Coerced' Burisma To Pay $10 Million In Bribes (thefederalist.com) - Still think we live in a just and fair society? Think the Federal Injustice System has your interest at stake? Just read the charges against Orangeman and then read this article and tell me the system is just and fair.


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 keep our Patriot family in western NC in your prayers for uplifting, strength, wisdom and direction. Please keep our Patriot sister, 90 years young, over in Huntsville, AL, in your thoughts and prayers. I know she and her family would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Most recently our sister has been moved to a rehab location and continues to improve however she has a long road ahead in order to return home. Our Patriot sister in western NC also needs prayers as she prepares for a heart Cath in the next couple of weeks. Please keep her and others in your prayers.


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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