Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #236. Thanks for stopping by for this week's PENL. If you are here, then I take it you survived this week's national level emergency testing system. Wow, what a wacky week we just lived. I do believe I mentioned several times in the past, it is not going to change or get better around us.
I had the opportunity to have dinner with some awesome HFS Patriots in Huntsville, AL this week. It was great to see all of them, have a few laughs, and then get down to some serious conversation. The time is always good, but it goes by way to fast, and we go our separate ways. Thanks to everyone who could attend.
I'm looking forward to crossing paths with Mr. Festus and several other HFS Patriots this weekend. It is always exciting to travel to the Cumberland Plateau to teach another class for fellow Patriots. Outreach and networking are so critical to expanding the 5 Mile Radius and expanding networking and communication potential.
If you aren't paying attention, you really need to start focusing not just on your food, water, shelter, and security, but also your surroundings. Be extra vigilant daily, between now and Jan 1, 2024.
Let us move along....
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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)
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 - The time is NOW to get it done. Folks, your time is running out quickly. The salad bar is set and it's only a matter of time before the threat decides who, what, when, where and why, to start moving forward against our nation, Christians, whites, veterans, multiple religions and so forth. This is on top of previously existing threats. Be safe
Preparedness - As we continue through our preparedness and things we should consider adding to our resources, here's more areas to check out as things you may need and desire. These are taken from the HFS 32-page preparedness checklist.
Food Supply Checklist
- Meal Plan Printout – breakfast, lunch & dinner for two weeks using only food storage items.
- Recipes Printout – for each meal on your Meal Plan
Minimum: 30 lbs of grain per person per month. Total family members ___ x 30 = _______ x by _______months supply = _______ lbs.
Flour ________ ________ __________
Corn Meal ________ ________ __________
Rice ________ ________ __________
Pasta ________ ________ __________
Popcorn ________ ________ __________
Pancake Mix ________ ________ __________
Rolled Oats ________ ________ __________
Hot Cereal ________ ________ __________
Total ________ ________ __________
Beans and Legumes
Minimum: 10 lbs of beans per person per month. Total family members ___ x 30 = ___ x by ____ months supply = ____ lbs.
Black Beans ________ ________ __________
Pinto Beans ________ ________ __________
Split Pea ________ ________ __________
Total ________ ________ _________
Minimum 2 lbs of dairy per person per month. Total family members ___ x 2 = ____ x by ____ months supply = ____ lbs
Powdered Milk ________ ________ _________
Condensed Milk ________ ________ _________
Cheese ________ ________ _________
Total: _______ ________ _________
Meat /Meat Substitutes
Minimum 2 lbs of meat per person per month. Total family members __ x 2 = __ x by __ months supply = __ lbs
(Store/home canned/freeze dried/frozen)
Lbs you need Lbs you have Location
Beef ________ _________ _________
Chicken ________ _________ _________
Ham ________ _________ _________
Tuna ________ _________ _________
Pork ________ _________ _________
Venison or (game) ________ _________ __________
Total: ________ _________ __________
Fats and Oils:
Minimum: 2 lbs of fats & oils per person per month. Total family members _____ x 2 = ___ x by _____ months supply = ___ lbs
Peanut Butter ________ ________ _________
Cooking Oil ________ ________ _________
Butter Margarine ________ ________ _________
Mayo/Salad Dressing ________ _________ _________
Minimum: 5 lbs of sugar per month per person. Total family members ___ x 5 = ___ x by ___ months supply = ___ lbs
Granulated Sugar _________ _________ __________
Brown Sugar _________ _________ __________
Honey/Molasses _________ _________ __________
Corn Syrup _________ _________ _________
Fruit Juices _________ _________ _________
Jellies _________ _________ _________
Fruit (canned/Freeze/dried/frozen) _________ _________ __________
Fruit Drink Mixes _________ _________ _________
Total: _________ _________ _________
Minimum: 5 lbs of vegetables per month per person. Total family members ___ x 5 = ___ x by ___ months supply = ___ lbs
Store can/Home canned/Freeze dried/Dehydrated
Green Beans __________ ____________ __________
Peas __________ ____________ __________
Corn __________ ____________ _________
Broccoli __________ ____________ _________
Brussel Sprouts __________ ____________ _________
Other _________ ____________ _________
Total ________ ____________ _________
Financial Checklist - Work-Towards Financial Freedom
Debt-Elimination Plan __________
Emergency Savings Fund $1000 __________
Build a plan to identify needs vs wants __________
Live within a Budget __________
Set Financial Goals __________
Identify cost within current lifestyle to eliminate to meet financial goals __________
Consider following Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University __________
Create a Shelter
Auto Insurance _________
Cash on Hand $1000 _________
Emergency Savings Fund – 6 months worth of expenses ________
Food Storage – 6 Months ________
Health Insurance _________
Home/Renters Insurance _________
Life Insurance _________
Will and/or Life Estate _________
Build a Foundation
Emergency Savings Fund – 12 Months worth of Expenses _________
Food Storage – 12 Months _________
Own a car built prior to 1960 (Loan Free) – EMP proof _________
Own your home (Mortgage-free) _________
Identify a way to create residual Income (Become a business owner, write a book, invent, purchase rental property)
Plan for Economic Changes
Discover a Renewable Commodity to barter with (If you own solar panels you can barter energy)
Develop a skill to barter with _________
Develop a 2nd Skill to barter with _________
That's all-fellow Patriots, let us move along....
Preparedness News -
1. From Lisa Bedford - The Survival Mom - 3 Ways to Preserve Eggs & Milk for Long-term Storage - The Survival Mom - Something to consider for long term storage.
2. From James Walton - Urban Survival - Dental Care After the End of the World | Urban Survival Site - One of the most overlooked preparedness issue today.
3. From Tom Marlowe - New Life on a Homestead - 9 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Chickens • New Life On A Homestead - Great information to consider for your preps.
4. From Kris Bordessa - Attainable Sustainable - Easy Pear Butter Recipe for Canning - Attainable Sustainable® (attainable-sustainable.net)
5. From Ashley Adamant - Practical Self Reliance - 40+ Ways to Use Honey (Besides Eating it) (practicalselfreliance.com) - Good information to consider with honey.
Other News -
1. From USA Watchdog - Greg Hunter with Bo Polny - Fear Not, No WWIII Yet – Bo Polny | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog - Good read. It's a matter of time based on the current picture before us.
2. From Ben Wedon - Just the News - Federal law charges Americans for rescue flights from Israel while illegals get free travel, hotels | Just The News - Why should we be surprised? Screw American citizens who are paying taxes to the government so we can give aid to non-citizens who are contributing nothing.
3. From Jerry Newcombe - The Stream - Armageddon? Not So Fast! - The Stream - Good read.
4. From Benjamin Baird - The Federalist - 'Squad' Members Boosted Hamas Long Before It Beheaded Babies (thefederalist.com) - Your tax dollars paying the salaries of American haters elected to our government and they make laws against you. What a deal, huh?
5. From Alex Nitzberg - Conservative Review - Fetterman says US isn't 'sending their best and brightest' to DC - Conservative Review - Wow, this is the clown show speaking against the circus he is employed by. Up is down, left is right, and we are expected to smile and accept it. Will we?
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.
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,