Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #221. Here we are quickly rolling into July 2023. Wow, where has the first part of the year gone so quickly? It is easy to think of another year half over which is understandable, however, I'm thinking of the things I have been able to accomplish the first six months of the year. How about you? Are you in a better position in your preparedness efforts than in January 2023?
We will celebrate the 4th of July and our Independence Day between this addition and PENL #222. We hope you have a day of peace and relaxation to enjoy family, friends, and reflect on the history of our nation and the path our history has carried us through. Be safe and enjoy your time. I will be on vacation next week but there should be a PENL posting at the same time on Friday. I will complete the newsletter in advance and load it to post for your viewing. If you email me during next week, I will get back to you when possible.
Do you ever hear or watch something that sucks your ability to shake your head in protest or even squeak like a duck or mouse? It's like the nightmare in the middle of the night where you immediately raise up in the bed and scream, but you have no air in your lungs. My shock was not from fright. Well maybe it was in some ways, but mainly from disgust and seeing how low we have stooped as a society. I hear this clock in my head echoing "tick-tock, tick-tock" while I wait for a private citizen to dart from the street curb and tackle the guilty to protect the eyes and ears of the child standing by watching. Gee, what on earth am I talking about?
As I stated in my first book, I don't care if you kiss camels or hug trees. Not my monkey and not my circus, until you start setting the circus tent up in my yard, community, or place impacting family and loved ones. Festus and I read, watch, and listen, to hours and hours of information daily. The past month or two we see a trend from the T-r-A-n-S community attacking our children. They state boldly, "we are coming for your children." So, this past weekend a few rainbow jihadi parades took place around the US of A. In one particular parade, males danced and walked down the street 100% naked. Zip. Zero. Nadda. The curbs lined with cheering adults clapping and singing to the spectacle taking place. Young children standing watching and walking on to the street and being allowed to touch the parade participants to the cheers of adults. In another parade held in another American city, females rode unicycles, naked and showing it all. Same as the previous parade mentioned, children dancing in the streets to the cheers of adults. In front of the parade a few naked participants carried a banner down the street that was in rainbow colors with large words sprawling the distance saying, "We love Satan."
I served 20 years to defend the rights of all to enjoy free speech under the 1st Amendment. Agree or disagree, we must respect it. HOWEVER, for me, there is a limit to my point. When it starts to disrupt, corrupt, degrade, or impede on a child, I have to cross the line and side with a child. We are a demonized society where our culture is so lost and confused. When any group decides to target young children for their perverted mental and physical actions, someone has to protect the child. I'm going to shut up at this point before I end up in webpage jail. I thought it was bad when I heard children are identifying as cats at school and demanding a litter box for their bathroom. The school bus is going over a cliff and everyone aboard is cheering and singing.
Lett us move along....
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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 Wright – Psychological Operations and Brainwashing
Brief Description – Information on what is real, propaganda, and brainwashing.
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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
Clarity to points made - I would like to say this before I move along. Attention to detail is critical in all preparedness steps, plans, and efforts. What you read, how you understand it, apply it, and keep or throw it out, is based on reading the intent of what is written or said. Right? I am using this as an example and it is not intended to ridicule or belittle another person. However, it is important to point this out because so many readers and followers take "words" to heart and do as instructed without giving thought to the message they just heard or read. Just as the person reading or listening must understand clearly, the messenger must also try and be as clear as possible. I like to call it assuming nothing and keeping the intent at the simplest level as possible. We cannot assume the listener or reader understands verbiage with short cuts, acronyms, numbers or street names knows exactly your intent. If a person gives guidance in a message the reader often follows the guidance, It may be well intended but the provider must be clear and possibly why.
I am on multiple text threads from other preparers in different regions, some by choice and sometimes because they placed me on the list. No problem. A particular text thread was providing updates to the situation in and around Ukraine/Russia conflict this weekend up until midnight and shortly after. In a particular message stating the apparent coupe was taking place the writer closer by telling everyone to double check their bug out bags to ensure all was in order. Not a bad step as we all must do this from time to time. But I immediately asked myself, what does checking my bugout bag have to do with a coupe in Russia? It was messaged in such a way it read to check your bug out bag as a result of the ongoing coupe in Russia. The war in Ukraine/Russia has no direct threat or immediate impact on the local community or five-mile radius. We all must read carefully and give thought to what we read.
Preparedness- It was a successful weekend here at home with the garden producing vegetables for us to enjoy or can in the pressure canner. I just finished canning a load of cucumbers for dill pickles, so I don't have a picture yet. First and foremost, I have to thank God for the fruits of his land and growth of his plants. I'm simply tending to them and making good use of what we prosper from His provisions.
We knocked out about 19 pints of green beans in the first picking of beans. We had a 20th pint which didn't give us the magic pop of the lid. We typically do pints vs quarters since they primarily serve two of us. We also have lots of canned quart jars of green beans from past years if needed for serving additional numbers for dinner. I will pick another helping from this planting cycle and then plant another run of green bean seeds.
With the help of our oldest daughter visiting from Atlanta, she pulled in about 10 lbs of blueberries in the first picking of the year from four bushes that are 6 years old. We will have at least one additional picking in a few weeks to get the remainder for the year. This doesn't compare to the 150-180 lbs. of blueberries picked on the mountain at Festus place, but we are happy with what we got for the year. The bird netting worked to keep the singing birds away from the berries. I heard them chirping while the berries got picked and I think the song was "we hate you" for not allowing them access to the feast.
We collect everything possible for our composting process, however Ms. Lucy tried a different recipe. Using a banana peeling per container, crushed eggshells, and coffee grounds, she filled a couple gallon jugs and added water for a week. She poured it through a strainer and collected the liquid. I then braved the odor and used around the garden as a vitamin for the plants. With the rain the past week it should boost growth.
Still, everything is not rosy in the garden this year. Our watermelons aren't growing like last year, plus because of the late frost we won't have any pears or peaches this year. Our zucchini and squash seem to be slow this year also. However, we are getting plenty of lettuce, kale, spinach, and we have lots of green tomatoes we hope to ripen soon. The sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, beets, onions, and cucumbers are doing well also. Because of the strange weather pattern this year and the lack of rain some things are just coming along slower than normal.
Security - So much of security is about you and your mindset first and foremost. What you see and how you process it. One of the hardest hurdles to crossover is teaching people to think outside the box and left of bang vs everything will be okay, until it happens and then it's too late. You, as the person considering a security posture must get it right every single time whereas the criminal, random or through surveillance of the target, only has to get it right one time. This is why we talk about a hard target vs a soft target.
First, I want to discuss the home and then I will discuss some features of the home. Alarms and cameras are a key addition to help you protect your property with an audio and visual capability to assess a threat. Again, think outside the box. Statistically most home intrusions happen in the midafternoon on workdays. If this is true, which it is, why would a homeowner go to work and leave their alarm system off yet turn it on while they sleep at night? Or leave their garage door opener in their car and leave the inner garage door unlocked when going to bed? Why? Why? Why? Sometimes it is harder to understand and predict a homeowner than it is the bad person wanting to enter your home uninvited.
I choose to use multiple types of cameras in and around my home. I also have my camera system protected behind the firewall of my router so if my outer firewall is penetrated, a hacker cannot see where my camera and alarm systems are located to try and defeat them. I also have my security systems on a four hour back up battery. Based on our home security plan and where we would relocate in the home, if penetrated, I have the interior camera system deployed to cover every entry point from the outside and each approach path that leads to our security location. Simply put, each choke point in my home has camera coverage. This benefits me, and as long as 911 still works, I can also use the cameras to take still frame pictures of the intruder(s) and send to the responding officers so they will know who and what to look for., I have some other features that I won't share on here. But, hopefully you get the point. This is my fortress and I want to know when anyone is on my property, good or bad.
The alarm system on your home or car is just a deterrent. It is not to keep bad people out of your home or car. The alarm is to let you know something changed to set off the alarm and alert you to the change. A door or window is a barrier you hope will deter or delay the bad person from gaining entry. How well you have designed or upgraded security to your door or window is the difference to it being a deterrent to delay or stop the intruder from entering. A factory installed door is simply a door with cosmetics. It is not even a delay when the factory screws remain holding the door and frame in place. With a new adjusted mindset to think outside the box, you will now upgrade all the screws in your door and frame to a minimum of 3" or longer screws. If your door is a decorate hollow core door, change it if you can. If you can't, add additional security features against the door handle or braces under the door to make it harder to push the door open. You can purchase numerous additional features to boost the security of your door and frame.
Windows are another weak feature to the home or business. Protect with your alarm system and consider adding a glass break sensor a foot inside the window to detect break glass. But, don't depend on this as your saving security feature. It is simply a noise barrier to notify you while you are home that something has penetrated the window. You can use all types of bars, rods, and locks on windows. Windows and sliding doors are easy to penetrate with a toilet plunger and a razor blade/box cutter.
Personally, I like to assess which rooms we occupy most of the time for our evenings, sleep and meals. I then ask myself, what is the location farthest from these locations that an intruder could attempt to gain entry and I am less likely to detect them. Aside from my main entry points such as doors, I then add additional barriers to the weakest point. An example would be a window alarm, a glass break sensor, a security bar, and then placement of large furniture to block access to the entry point of the window. Additionally, I use camera coverage on the exterior for this area and also interior camera coverage.
If you have a pet dog who is a little "yapper" they will hopefully tell you when something that doesn't belong in or around your home. If you don't have a yapper, then consider a barking Rex machne which is a great deterrent and alarm to tell you when something is around your home. They have great motion sensor capabilities. You can purchase a barking Rex through this link. This is the device we own but you can select from a list of cheaper devices. Safety Technology International, Inc. ED-50 Rex Plus Electronic Watchdog, Barking Dog Alarm - - Amazon.com The goal is early detection to a possible threat.
You can select appropriate exterior lighting based on need and ability to deploy same. I do use exterior lighting but also use infrared cameras to aid in seeing at night. We have multiple solar motion lights deployed around the exterior in locations to provide early detection before a threat reaches within 10 feet of our home. We also use remote controlled bulbs in our main living area of our home which gives us the option of cutting them on and off from another room through a phone app.
If you have porches with upper landings, you must ensure you don't leave any ladders or devices around the outside of your home to afford the intruder easy access to climb on to your upper landing to gain access to a window or door.
The PENL has previously posted information on security type shrubbery to consider around the perimeter of your home to deter a criminal from climbing through bushes to gain access to windows.
The weakest link to getting into your home will be you. Your attitude about security and your time and effort to protect your family and home rest with you. I know many people who state their home security is on their nightstand and has a loaded cartridge/magazine with one in the chamber. Great! I would advise you to know your local and state laws before pulling the trigger because a robber who is simply in your home to take your property is no threat to you by law in many states. Your actions to stop the burglary could end up with you serving a life sentence in many states. Know the laws and don't get caught short.
We will expand outward from the home in next week's PENL. Creating standoff and early warning is essential to any security plan and posture.
Thats all Patriots...
Preparedness News -
1. Cheap RVing - https://youtu.be/8Jk1L5WHGtw - Excellent plan for a portable mini-split - (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)
2. From Tricia Drivets - Urban Survival Site - 15 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year Round (urbansurvivalsite.com) - The Indians and our ancestors often survived on medicinal herbs so why can't we? We are addicted to modern day prescriptions. The more you learn and recognize these growing in the wild the more enticed you will be to learn and start using them.
3. From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: Preparing to Meet the Challenges of 24/7 Home Cooking in a Societal Collapse - I know lots of preparers but very few who purchase food resources based on a diet plan and menu schedule. Having a schedule certainly helps to focus on your purchases and what is needed.
4. From Jaqueline - My Deep Roots Home - What To Do Immediately For Lyme Disease After A Tick Bite (deeprootsathome.com) - We are paying closer attention to ticks around our property this year since we have had four ticks on our skin this season. Pay close attention, especially to your children and pets.
5. From John Evans - Ask a Prepper - How To Build Self-Watering Raised Garden Beds - Ask a Prepper - With minimal rain this season prior to last week, a self-watering garden would have been great.
Other News -
1. From Gary Humble - Tennessee Stands - Corporate welfare always begets more corporate welfare, ultimately at the expense of your liberty. – Tennessee Stands - Excellent article and it applies to all locations, not just Tennessee. (Thanks, Festus, for this submission.)
2. From Peter Zeihan - Zeihan on Geopolitics - https://youtu.be/eNYnzWPUZ04
(Thanks, Festus, for this submission)
3. From Dane Wigington - Global Alert News - https://youtu.be/GxQElaafZZM
(Thanks, Festus, for this submission)
4. From Theo Wold - American Greatness - A Century of Impotency: Conservative Failure and the Administrative State › American Greatness (amgreatness.com) - Like we have been saying, what is the different between the GOP and the Left? Who is truly representing YOU? (Thanks, Festus, for this submission)
5. From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - Iran In America's Backyard: Raisi's Defiant Latin America Tour | ZeroHedge - China in Cuba and Iran south of the border? What's next? All the effort by former President Reagan to clean out regions south of the US of A going up in smoke.
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 it. Our Patriot sister in western NC also needs prayers as she searches for answers to a heart related issue. 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.
Bravo Echo Out,