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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #259

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #259. Thank you for stopping by to check out this week's newsletter. Am I the only one saying "where did March go so quickly." This month has been a blur. I did manage to get in a few biscuit and gravy mornings along the journey towards April. As the calendar turns, head scratching events continue to surface from about every direction.

I'm back home for a few days so I will get to officially post this week's PENL. Though my 72 hours at home will be a blur, it's always good to be home and sleep in my own bed. I try to make the most of time on the road to visit with HFS Patriots from state to state and town to town. This past week was no different. It was great having dinner with another Patriot brother and friend of about 15 years. We had good discussions on the world today, our nation, and thoughts on where we believed things could be headed. We also had a good long conversation on the importance of our faith and keeping our focus and feet grounded. We must ensure daily we have our priorities in place because evil is working hard to distract us.

We are three weeks into the HFS Annual Donation drive that last through March. Currently we are about 45% behind our average pace of past years. This is the last week to consider contributing to support the HFS mission. 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. 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:

Facebook – Hope for Survival -Join us for daily posts on preparedness.

YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival

No zoom rally was conducted this week.

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

If you have not, please consider subscribing to the HFS YouTube channel by hitting like and then subscribe. Connect and give me a shout. Again, hit subscribe and share with family and friends.

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 (

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 - Focused preparing going forward

One of the biggest items I recognized over the past week was during the three days at the Kentucky Gun and Preparedness Expo. I always ask myself, "what should I expect going into another event that will bring a collection of people to an event offering training and skills, classes of all types, a great opportunity for attendees and instructors to meet and share three days together. What would be noticeable, positive or negative. How is the best way to spend time with others when not teaching classes. The days are long, typically 12 hours or longer.

Something that stood out to me above everything was the focus. My guess would be about 85% to 90% of the attendees focused on skills and training. There were minimal discussions on the world, the scheduled election, MAGA, Covid, conspiracy or anything else. Why is this important? Focus.

I was impressed by the number of people who drove from several states to learn how to do something new in the preparedness world. How do I do this or that. They either attended as a neophyte starting new or a veteran preparer wanting to build on existing skills. Open mindedness is so important. There's always a couple who show up dressed like they are trying out for the next episode of Tarzan invades the US, Part 16. But overall, the mindset and focus were on target. No matter how much you already know, being open minded enough to learn another way to do something is positive and important.

I was also impressed by the skill level of the instructors. I had a chance to have lengthy conversations with several instructors teaching herbal recipes, medicines, and even awesome drinks. I also noticed the ages of the instructors in the herbal field to be under 40. This is a good sign. Most teaching in this area also practice and live the homesteading lifestyle.

With that said, I wanted to post some items we include on the HFS Preparedness Checklist under the medicinal and hygiene area as suggested things to stock.

Antibiotic Ointment                                           


Antiseptic – Alcohol Prep Pads 250 Ct Box     

Bandages – Triangle                                            


Quickclot – Stops Bleeding (Two Types)          

Blood Pressure Kit (Manual)                              

Burn Cream (Lidocaine)                                      

Dental Emergency Kit                                          

First Aid Book(s)                                                   

Gauze 4 x 4 Pads & Rolls                                     

Hemorrhoid Cream                                             

Instant Cold Pack                                                  

Krazy Glue                                                             

Medical Tape                                                         

Medical Scissors/Trauma Sheers                      


Rash Cream (Hydrocortisone)                            

Headlamp/Flashlight for medical use               

Leatherman (For medical use)                           

Scalpel & Razors                                                   

Sewing Kit                                                             

Sewing Kit                                                              

Snake Bite Kit                                                        

Splint   (Needs full body capability                    

Support (Knee, Ankle, Wrist, Feet)                    

Surgical Gloves (Minimum 1 box)                      

Self-Adherent Wrap-Coban                                

Thermometer (Non-Digital)                                

Tourniquet – (CAT (2) Never share yours        


Yeast Infection Cream                                        


Hygiene Checklist

Baby Wipes                                                            

Baking Soda                                                              

Comb, Brush, and Scissors                                     


Cotton Swabs                                                            

Dental Floss                                                               


Hand sanitizer                                                           

Hair Shampoo and Conditioner                             

Lime Oil (Removes Sap and Soot)                          


Nail Clippers                                                               

Off-Grid Toilet (5gallon bucket)                             

Sanitary Pads                                                            

Sanitary Pads                                                            

Soap – Bar Soap/Body Wash                                 

Straight Razor & Sharpener                                  

Toilet Paper (188 Rolls Per person 1 year         





Let us move along to some other news.

Preparedness News -

1.From Sunny - Ask a Prepper - If You Grow This in Your Garden, You Will Never Starve - Ask a Prepper - True, true. But, if you are a carb counter this may make you show a frowny face. But, in a survival mode, will carbs really matter?

2. From Ashley Adamont - Practical Self Reliance - How to Freeze Bone Broth (Any Type) ( - Good information to save bone broth.

3. From Bob Rodgers - Preppers Will - A Few Perennials You Need To Plant Once For Years Of Food ( - Here you go. Build that bank of food source now for later.

4. From Kris Bordesa - Attainable Sustainable - How to Make Strawberry Puree (with Canning Instructions) - Attainable Sustainable® ( - Another printable recipe for canning and your food resource inventory.

5. From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: The Medicinal Uses of Nasturtium - Another resource to find, plant, grow, and stock for medicinal purposes.

Other News -

1.From Archbishop Vigano - Life Site - Archbishop Viganò: 'The globalist cabal want to establish the kingdom of the Antichrist on earth' - LifeSite ( - Good read and fairly apparent when you step back and watch what is going on around the world. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

2. From Ethan Huff - Natural News - Is “Long COVID” just chronic LYME DISEASE under another name? – - Interesting perspective on long Covid. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

3. From Zachary Steiber - Epoch Times - Illegal Immigrant Can Carry Guns: Federal Judge | The Epoch Times - Does this blow your mind? Does it make you mad? Do you still question something bad is happening around us? (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

4. From Brandon Smith - Alt-Market-US - Cereal For The Peasants? How The Elites Use “Skimpflation” To Control Our Eating Habits - - Have you purchased your stock of bugs yet? Get ready. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

5. From Paul Joseph Watson - Modernity - “I’ve Changed My Mind”: Swedish Open Borders MP Makes Complete U-Turn - modernity - Good read...then again what isn't a good read by PJW? (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

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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