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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #258

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #258. Thank you for stopping by to check out this week's newsletter. Don't look now but we are halfway through March. The fruit trees are flowered and now we wait to see if our mid-week frost will cause any damage. The weather is as wacky as our nation's politics.

Speaking of wacky, it was a crazy week. I made it home last Thursday night to work on Ms. Lucy's birthday on Friday. Family from WV and GA would arrive to celebrate, and Ms. Lucy also decided to take in a friends 12-year-old dog for the weekend. It truly was a great weekend. I got to spend some extended time with another nephew from South Africa who is attending a Bible College in New York. He has been in the US about 10 months, and I was amazed at his knowledge of American politics and the current state of affairs. We had a great time last Friday night sharing the evening for Ms. Lucy with family and a few neighbors who are our extended family and are HFS Patriots. Remember the Mississippi Mud cake I mentioned in the last newsletter? It was awesome. It was so tasty with vanilla ice cream. Another neighbor brought pineapple upside down cake, as well. I send a big "thank you" to both our dear sisters who made the evening just right. Thank you. Everything turned out wonderful and yes, Ms. Lucy did turn another year older.

When this newsletter officially posts, I will be in eastern Kentucky at the annual Kentucky Gun and Preparedness Expo, just outside of Hazard, Kentucky. This is a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday event this year. I will be teaching two classes: Security in depth and Building a Functioning Community. I look forward to seeing several of our HFS Patriot sisters and brothers who will be attending. I will return home on Sunday evening and then depart for Huntsville, AL on Tuesday for the week. I will do my best to keep things posted on a regular schedule as always.

We are two weeks into the HFS Annual Donation drive that last through March. You can read more on the webpage regarding the drive and what is about. We hope you will consider a donation to help offset operational cost through the year of 2024. All donations go strictly to funding the cost to keep things moving along uninterrupted. Without your support during the March donation drive HFS wouldn't be possible. Thanks for your consideration and support. Here is the link to the HFS Website main page. You should see the yellow donate tab in clear view. It is located just under the Contact Hope for Survival tab. Blog | Survival (  For additional information here is the HFS individual post on the topic.

I want to give a huge thanks to those who donated to this point. We are currently about 50% towards our goal. Your kind generosity is appreciated because without your support HFS would not be possible. Thank you.

Let us move along....

Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:

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HFS Thursday Zoom Rally #126 was conducted on Thursday evening with a great class on essential oils. We appreciate our guest instructor very much and thank her for joining us for the evening to share her skills and thoughts. Thanks to the HFS folks who attended.

Check out HFS YouTube. - Two new HFS video for your viewing.

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

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

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

Hope for Survival - The Mindset (Book 2)

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

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

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

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

Thoughts for the week - Dental Preparedness

Years ago in my former life I was on a training mission off the beaten path in Africa. We had our typical team and resources to include a medic. It was the typical package we deployed with, and our resources covered A-Z and our assigned personnel had the skills to use all the resources on hand. Why have them if you can't use them, right?

Along the way, about day three one of our troops started complaining of a headache and he rubbed the side of his jaw often. Day four the headache remained and it appeared his jaw area was swelling. He stated his jaw and gum area was very tender in the back of his mouth at a back tooth. He complained of a bad taste in his mouth.

Our medic had treated the headache and was focused on the jaw and gum area. By the following morning, it appeared the tooth blew up and the troop now had an abscess tooth in the field. Down for the count and a four-to-six-hour drive to civilization to address the problem. He would need stronger antibiotics to decrease or stop the infection and then a treatment to remove the tooth or else a possible root canal in a semi-third world country.

My point is, just as the US military does in their mission planning, not only is a person's health monitored, so is their dental health. We, as humans, so often take our dental heath for granted and assume all is well in the roots and bone structure in our mouth. Good dental hygiene and regular checkups are always important. Yea, I know dental treatments cost more than a down payment on a car, but we still must keep this key area of our health in check.

As a preventive measure, below you will find some resources to consider to keep on hand for the moment a problem surfaces and to hold you over until a professional can help you out. What if that time period is far longer than you can handle if you have a low tolerance for pain. Maybe you are on vacation. Maybe its during a natural disaster such as a tornado or hurricane and all offices are closed for a period of time. What if it's the big one and the feces is hitting the rotating steel blades? Now what?

Dental Care Plantain, Plantago Major

• 3 Square feet

• Hardiness zones 3 through 12

• Soil pH 4.6 to 7.8, tolerant to pH 9

• Full sun to partial shade

Plantain has many medicinal qualities, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, moderates the immune system, and a weak whole-body antibiotic. I use it to treat auto-immune diseases, infections, and for toothaches and dental infections. I usually either juice the leaves or make an infusion from them. They can also be used as a leafy green vegetable.

Growing Plantain - The plantain that we are planting here is the herb, not the banana-like plant. It can take the abuse of being walked on and even mowed occasionally, so I use it as a spacer in the garden where I walk between other plants. Plant plantain directly in the garden when the weather begins to warm. No need to wait for the last frost. Sow three seeds per hole at a depth of 1/16 of an inch, just barely covered. Keep the seeds consistently moist until they germinate and space them about 12 to 18 inches apart. Once they sprout, they need very little care.

Harvesting Plantain - Plantain leaves can be picked by hand as needed. The roots are best collected with a spade or garden fork. The plant produces lots of seeds that mature in late summer. They are ready to harvest when the seed head turns tan.

Other Plants for Dental Care Feverfew, which I recommend for growing for muscles, joints, and tendons is also good for treating some dental problems, as are the dill, rosemary, and thyme that you probably have growing in your herb garden.

Here's some dental care resources you may wish to consider stocking for your dental preparedness.

Before you move along, I want you to think about something. Have you ever had a tooth break, crown fall off, tooth abscess, or the side of your head start to swell with excruciating pain from a tooth? How many days did you have to wait for help?

Let us move along to some other news.

Preparedness News -

1.From Linda Loosli - Food Storage Moms - 20 Tips For Organizing a Super Messy Pantry - Food Storage Moms - I think we all can use a little bit of help on this topic, huh?

2. From Tom Marlowe - Survival Sullivan - 9 Ham Radio Antenna Types that Will Work - Survival Sullivan - Still looking for the perfect ham radio antenna?

3. From Old World Garden Farms - How To Plant Zucchini In Straw Bales - Grow A Huge Harvest! ( - Have you ever tried planting vegetable plants in hay bales? I tried it randomly last year and didn't have much success with it but I don't believe I had the plant deep enough. Check this out.

3. From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: Boost Antibiotic Efficacy with Medicinal Herbs - This is a very informative article from a reputable source.

4. From Miles Oliver - Survivopedia - Survival Chemistry: Crafting and Storing Essential Solutions - Survivopedia - This is worth the time to read and consider.

5. From Tim Makay - Modern Survival Online - Protein Powder as a Survival Food: Is it Any Good? - Modern Survival Online - Another informative article to consider.

Other News -

1.From Robert Malone - The Brownstone Institute - When Military Rule Supplants Democracy ⋆ Brownstone Institute - Excellent read. This addresses a question preparers often ask regarding the military. (Thanks Festus, for this submission. )

2. From Grace King - WBIR News - Gov. Bill Lee wants a homeland security agent in every Tennessee school district | -This is geared towards TN residents; however non-Tennessee residents may wish to check their own state to determine if the state is taking federal dollars to institute this program statewide. (Thanks Festus, for this submission.)

3. From Joseph Trevithick - The War Zone - DoD To Deploy 'Gremlin' Sensors To Collect Intel On Unidentified Flying Objects ( Now this is some interesting stuff. (Thanks Festus, for this submission.)

4. From Justin Smith - The Burning Platform - No Borders? No America – The Burning Platform - Excellent read. It will be interesting to see if the author and platform suffers repercussions for the material. (Thanks Festus, for this submission.)

5. From Greg Hunter - USA Watchdog - BRICS Will Devastate US Dollar & Economy – Bo Polny | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog - The dreaded BRICS. It's just money, right?

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.

Our HFS family has many prayers needs for health and moral. We love you all and continue praying for each of you.

May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. We must continually pray for the unsaved, our family and friends who live each day without the protection for eternal life and salvation.

As Patriots we must stay strong and never give up. Our home, community, and nation need us now more than ever. Stay focused on your local community and things that will impact you around the nation. Don't allow the events around you to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on faith and hope. Remember we are a blessed nation, and we must continue to be great people today and make a better tomorrow. Keep charging.


Bravo Echo Out,

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