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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #220

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #220. Thanks for being here and returning to read another edition of the PENL. We greatly appreciate all the positive feedback received on last week's PENL #219 subtitled "Lies, Lies, and More Lies." Thanks for your response and comments. I comment further down in the "thoughts for the week" area on this topic briefly.


Anyone else get a tad chapped this week over the negotiated deal with Mr. Hunter and the Department of Justice for his tax problems and firearm violation? Anyone still believe the DOJ is representing equal justice for everyone? Nothing to see here, move long. Even though the GOP is saying they have multiple taped recordings with the voice of Big Guy JB on tape discussing the payoffs from Ukraine, we hear crickets. Big dogs, big barks, little bites. Don't cancel your lunch plans thinking you will get a breaking news story on this topic. Washington politics and corruption is like watching professional wrestling. Little ladies line up with umbrellas to strike their hated cheating wrestler and blood is broken in the wrong. But it's all fake. Just like Washington and our government. The problem is it our expense, emotions and future.


If you don't realize it, preparedness, being prepared, understanding why you should be prepared, all requires a time commitment from you. You cannot and will not be prepared by simply reading this newsletter or listening to podcast and so forth. You must make a dedicated effort to educate yourself to why you should prepare, how to prepare, and skills to help you in preparedness.


A Patriot brother from western NC shared the following link with me that really helps unravel much of how we got to this point and where things are headed in what is being titled The Great Reset. Check this out. PLANDEMIC on Twitter: "Plandemic 3: The Great Awakening Join our mission at https://t.co/S5wgH6ydfL Please share far & wide! #TheGreatAwakening https://t.co/LWpMuXO2ul" / Twitter


One of our Patriot sisters in central Virginia shared a picture of her rescue dog named Radar who seems to fit nicely into the daily garden chores. I haven't decided if Radar is waking from a nap, guarding our Patriot sister, weeding, or eyeing a fresh snack amongst the greens, or just supervising the situation.













Okay, let's move along and get into the newsletter.


Let us move along....


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HFS Thursday Zoom Session - HFS Zoom Rally #112 was conducted with attendees partaking in difference scenario type exercises in disaster planning and recovery. Thanks to those who participated.


Check out HFS YouTube. - The two newest HFS YouTube videos are:


- Affordable Water Filtration System - Filter of Hope - Posted June 15, 2023- Do you still need a primary water filtration system for your home or other locations? Maybe a second system for a backup to your primary system? This is a great system at an affordable price.


- It's a mad, mad world. HFS discusses updated news from a global and national view. This was posted June 4, 2023.



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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.


Get your tickets now!!!


Guest and Newcomers


If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional.


Hope for Survival books and HFS Thumb Drive for Emergency Documents -: You can obtain information on the two HFS books at this link: Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family (hopeforsurvival.com)


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


Hope for Survival - The Mindset (Book 2)


HFS Thumb Drive for Emergency Documents - We just restocked the HFS Thumb drive and have them available now. Follow this link and you will see the add at the top of the page. Blog | Survival (hopeforsurvival.com)


We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.


Ding, Ding, Ding....Attention HFS readers..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site is not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. I do my best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. I take as many precautions as possible and try to remain as nonpolitical as possible, however, there are times when I just can't help but point certain things out. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. Sometimes we must pull up our spenders and suck it up. Just saying. Stay the course, read what you want, and avoid the rest. Avoid fear porn as much as possible and the day will be okay. When all else fails… Keep the faith and always have Hope.


Let’s move along and get to some thoughts...


Thoughts for the week


Why do I do this week after week? - I'm often asked "why do I keep coming back here week after week, 220 straight weeks, doing YouTube, HFS Zoom Group, multiple social media platforms, building classes and teaching on weekends, and writing books. Yes, it is time consuming and at times very hard to fit weekly needs into my daily and weekly responsibilities outside of Hope for Survival. Festus is swamped for the most part and his time is also in demand. So why do we make it a priority to keep coming back?


I have shared how often it will be late at night when most are in bed and I'm working on a product with a timeline to get a product out to you. Many times, I feel empty and lost for what to bring to you next. I often go off of my gut, world events, and news coming out. Then my email dings and I get an email from a HFS supporter sending a message of thanks for our continued support and effort to help you get prepared. It motivates me once again to keep pushing forward. Or I get text messages from readers thanking HFS for the weekly newsletter. You are out there but I don't see you or know how the information has helped you. I have to assume it does on many accounts, but I can't worry about it because what HFS is attempting to do is change minds of those who don't feel a need to prepare or to support those who are preparing. I know what many are doing personally because Patriots share their preparedness projects, goals, and efforts with me privately. I don't share names or locations here for obvious reasons.


The goal here is to make you smarter to global and national events threatening our way of life and get you to see why it is urgent for you to prepare the best you can. We have introduced many programs far ahead of when they hit mainstream media and alternative news. Why? Because Festus and I have been studying and tracking these things for over 12 years or longer. So often we see or hear something and our comment back and forth to one another is "we are familiar with this" or we've heard this before." It is most likely far clearer to us than others because we heard about it or studied it and researched it years ago.


Some will say it doesn't matter if you get it or not because we put it out and it's up to you to get it. Write it, post it, and move along. That seems very impersonal and not why we are here to help others get prepared. We have always made the effort to help individuals, families, and communities plant seeds and get prepared the best they can. Why? The more we help today the more we hope people won't be knocking on our doors when food shortages start to surface in our community, region, and nation. It is coming soon. We have shared the same message from day one and continue to put forth efforts to help others the best we can. We don't see your gardens growing. We don't see your plans being built. We don't see your efforts to establish communication plans and put up your Ham or GMRS radio towers. We don't see you canning meat and vegetables or tending to your chickens. We have to place much of our efforts on faith and the belief we are on target with our information to you. Some of you have put forth more effort than others and you have grown greatly in your preparedness skills and preparedness projects around your home.


You share stories with me about building your ram pump and running water lines for many feet from your source to your home. You share your pictures of your greenhouses, rabbit and chicken cages. You share the completion of your solar projects and how the system is working for you. You share your safe rooms and emergency evacuations plans for your home. The list goes on and on, but many of you are getting it done. We are proud of you.


Occasionally I get an email from a person who I may have crossed paths with in the past and had a couple minutes to talk with them or maybe it was a person in a class at some location who took the message to heart. Often, I don't know if the message connected and then sometimes, I will hear from a person who listened. I get an email of thanks for getting their attention and how it impacted their life.


I want to share one such message with you from a young man who was in a class at Heritage Life Skills 2022 in Waynesville, NC. His email reads as follow:


"I'm sure that you won't remember me, but at the Heritage classes at the fairgrounds, you asked if anyone was worried about their future, or the well-being of their family. I stated that I was. You tossed me a mixed bag of vegetables and simply stated "Then take these and get started making a difference."


From that package, and your simple advice, my family and I are still farming, storing, dehydrating, canning and eat. My wife and I also give some of our goods to families that are in need. We give some too the members and our pastor of our church. We are continuously being blessed by giving. All of this and more has taken place because of God's goodness, your kindness and a determination to not fail my family.


All of this is to hopefully encourage you to maintain your good work and for me to sincerely thank you. Have a blessed day, and I hope to thank you in person this year."


Thank you and bless you brother for your message. I look forward to shaking your hand and telling you how proud I am of you for stepping up. I appreciate your message much, but this is about you and you standing up and leading your family through faith, effort, results, and gifting others with God's blessings. Even when our efforts fail or confuse us, we must stand firmer, work harder, try again, and give thanks. I do hope and pray that your message here will be a blessing to someone like you who may read this message and be encouraged through it. When confronted with the opportunity I hope you can be a voice of encouragement to someone else equally.


Patriots, this is why we come back here week after week to deliver a message to another.


Next........


Sheltering - What you decide to do with your current shelter and location is much about how you understand threats, risk management, mitigation, and conclusions you draw from it. Yes, I understand a place to go and the resources to make it happen also drives your decisions. From all of this you must have a plan in place and be capable to make decisions and know when to pull the plug and make your move.


People often ask me "when should I leave and bug out?" Huh? I need more information. What is your situation? Where are you at and what are your circumstances? Trust me, preparedness decisions are not like you read in post-apocalyptic books that are exciting. I read them. I get it. Page one, John is away from home and just happens to have his bag in his truck. Page 3 the EMP hits and John is the only one to initially know what happened because he is a prepper. Page 7 he whips out a paper map and charts his course home on foot. Page 10....page 15, page 20, Book 2, Book 3.....John gets home after a few weeks, a few threats, and 15 other likeminded preppers joined him along the journey. Great information to learn by. But it's a book. Almost every situation is different based on you, your skills and knowledge, physical ability, local threat and how you manage your situation.


Saying "bugging out" is easier to say than the reality of it. Are you ready to walk ten miles per day to reach your destination? How are your LPCs? That would be your leather personnel carriers. Your feet and shoes/boots. Can you realistically carry your 30 lb pack ten miles per day? No? How are you planning to do it? How much stuff is in your bag that you have identified as a must have to equal 30 lbs of stuff? That probably doesn't include water either. The lottery ticket question is this; how much stuff do you have in your bag that you have never used before and it's just in the bag in case you need it? Are you really ready to stick your face in a mud puddle to suck water through your life straw? I could continue but hopefully you get the point.


Sheltering could be a box home, a mobile home, a tree house, a tiny home, or a small half shelter tent. It's situational and you only know which applies to you. If society is in a civil breakdown or our nation is at war, an EMP strike, or any other situation, your immediate plan to shelter in place may be changed to bugging out or vice and you are no longer capable to bug out and now must stay put in your current shelter. Yes, you may be stuck in your urban or suburban home with no way out. What is your plan based on a changing world and environment? You must give thought to your plan changing unless you up and leave now to avoid what is coming. If you wait for a trigger point and you see others starting to head out and you leave when they do, you are already too late most likely. Remember, as preparers we are part of a very small group nationally around 5% to 10% who are prepared. That means when you head out the door with your neighbors you are likely now part of the 90% group who are unprepared. Yep, the same group who all rushed to Wal Mart or Costco to buy the last 12 pack of toilet paper when Covid-19 started.


I can tell you that preparers I know personally with built plans for when they are mobile away from home, or for any reason, they have to leave their home for cause, they have considered their age, physical ability, needs, and they all have additional resources in their vehicle to help aid in carrying their backpacks. Foldable wagons, pull carts for golf bags, and other devices. They are thinking outside the box to avoid their plans failing when their backs can no longer carry the weight of their essential needs in the bag.


I have shared this before but will mention it here again. I have a friend in the preparedness community who is a great person and very smart. But he does all of his preparedness planning in the box and near center to bang. We once had a debate because he told me he planned to bug out with his family and if he ended up on foot, he would travel in the daytime walking with others leaving the community or city. Huh? Now, I do give some credence to a person choosing a time and plan based on physical ability and skill level to move at night off the road and out of site. I asked him, "when you whip out your food to feed your family because you planned properly, what are you going to do when the 50, 100, or more, people around you are starving and look at you like a bank handing out $100 bills? Have you thought your plans through and "what if 'ed" every step for points of failure.


I am often told I will pull out my firearm and end the debate by eliminating the person wanting our food. Okay, I get it. But what if the threat is quicker than you and catches you off guard and eliminates you? Now you are no longer available to defend your wife and family. Do you know what happens to females during WROL events? I'm not trying to scare you. I'm telling you the truth from my own past experience globally. Yea, I know, I was in foreign countries and in America we are civil and would never do something like what I just typed. We are a crime free nation, and all the crime stories and statistics are made up to sell more life insurance, right? The country has nothing to do with it. It is the human factor we must deal with.


You can be at home, bugging out, shopping tomorrow, getting gas, attending church, or maybe a kid's little league baseball game. You don't have to be quick draw McGraw or be a graduate of ten tactical handgun courses to stay ahead of a threat. It is about what you see and how you assess it. You can be 75 years of age and see a threat before it sees you coming. Humans, and specifically Americans keep a larger than self-personal image of being bigger and tougher than others. Wow, that is a bold statement huh? Of course, I wouldn't be talking about anyone here, right? In my former life, I used to get paid to travel abroad and keep others safe and off the radar. I had more problems from Americans being stupid and ignoring guidance than I did from real threats in the foreign location. Why? Because they walk, talk, act, and dress like Americans. You want to not be a target and stay off the radar? Then be different from others.


How you understand this information will assist you to have success in your decision to shelter in place or bug out. Knowing how, when, and what to do, at what time is the key to your living to see another day. It would also be good to include prayer in this process because in almost every case it's going to come down to you. Stressed yet? Imagine if total silence is critical to not being found or located and you need someone to talk with. A little prayer may come in handy.


Thats all Patriots...


Preparedness News -


1. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - Drug And Food Shortages Are Here, And They Will Get A Lot Worse... | ZeroHedge - Say it isn't so. Nothing is getting better, and all shipping indicators are pointing to a mass shortage heading to a crisis ahead. As for a shortage of meds, what should we expect when we rely on China for 80 to 90% of our critical meds. (Thanks, Festus for this submission.)


2. From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: Dealing with Hypertension When There Is No Doctor - Great information for your printed medical information.


3. From Preppers Survive - Defending Your Homestead: 5 Steps to Follow - Survival Prepper (prepperssurvive.com) - Water, Food, Security, and Shelter. You pick your order but don't leave out security. 24 X 7 should be part of your plan.


4. From Katherine Patterson - Ask a Prepper - 8 Long Lasting Pioneer Recipes You Need To Learn By Heart (askaprepper.com) - Another printable package of recipes to consider holding in your paper library.


5. From Tom Marlowe - Homesteading Hippy - Top 10 Animals for Your Self-Sufficient Homestead (thehomesteadinghippy.com) - One is none, two is one, and three is better. What is your plan?


Other News -


1. From John and Nisha Whitehead - The Rutherford Institute - The Rutherford Institute :: Traitor to the Constitution: The U.S. Government Is the Real Criminal | By John & Nisha Whitehead |- Yes indeed, and while we stood and waiting on the bus, we quickly entered it upon arrival and then realized it was to late and the bus was locked up like Fort Knox, bars on the windows, and everyone failed to ask the destination of the bus. It was to late. Sound familiar? (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)


2. From Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economics - Armstrong Economics - If not the best, Martin Armstrong is one of the best at predicting the future using his longstanding model of excellence. Check out what he is saying for our future. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)


3. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - Armed ATF & IRS Agents Hit Montana Gun Store With "Soviet-Style Intimidation Raid" | ZeroHedge - Are you paying attention to all the stories of rogue IRS actions against US private businesses and families? This is one of many different threats we face in our nation today. The invisible digital threat being used by rogue government functions to intimidate and/or take date anyone they do not like. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)


4. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - Climate Authoritarianism: WEF Wants 75% Fewer Private Car Owners By 2050 | ZeroHedge - As farfetched as this may seem, it really is achievable through Agenda 2030. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission.)


5. From Greg Hunter - USA Watchdog - You Need a War Strategy – Catherine Austin Fitts | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog - Does it get your attention when a former government agent at a high level states "they want to kill you?"


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. Our Patriot brother starts his first chemo treatments this coming week. 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 on June 29th. 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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