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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #262

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #262. We are happy to have you with us this week and hope your HFS journey is positive. Grab a bagel or some biscuits and gravy and relax as you journey through this week's edition. Watch out for the potholes and bumpy roads along the journey. No guarantees it will be smooth. Know what I'm saying? I can tell you we have less bumps than the Chicago immigrant camps which reported 53 cases of measles in a weekend period. That is one case more than all the US of A in 2023.

We are living through a nana nana boo-boo time as the world watches and waits to see who is going to throw the first punch and then who follows through on their support to the other. I'm talking about the middle east to begin with. Who will blink and who will flex. Meanwhile in America we see five, E-6 military airframes in the the same time. These are our flying communication vessels talking to our nuclear triad. The question is five at the same time. All US coastal areas are covered. Hmmmm Are we expecting company?

Folks, I'm not even going to tell you time is about up and soon it will be best person for their own self and family. You are not going to know the truth from lies and while you are thinking you can run to the corner store for food needs, it is being raided by hungry homeless from your community. Peace is a wish and a community coming together is desired for survival. Just remember, when it tanks and everyone seems crazy around you, you don't have to be an animal to defend against and kill the animal.

Let us move along....

Upcoming Preparedness Events:

Georgia Bushcraft - April 19 - 21, 2024 - Watkinsville, GA

Mountain Readiness Expo - May 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 05, 2024, 12:00 PM

VanHoy Campground, 742 Jericho Rd, Harmony, NC 28634, USA - Mountain Readiness Expo 2024 | Mountain Readiness

Kentucky Bushcraft Revival

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No Zoom Rally held this week.

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Guest and Newcomers

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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 (

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 - Global and National Update - China, Taiwan, Russia, Upcoming Elections, EMP, Cyber, and Economic, threats. Great interview with Jonathan Hollerman and Dr. David Pyne - EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security. I would encourage you to listen to this interview in its entirety.


Next .....

You don't want to miss this one. We have been telling you how the government and media continues to lie to you. You need to hear this video. Put on your seat belt.

Preparedness - Some Do's and Don'ts to Food Storage, Packing, Grinding, and Maple Syrup, Sugar, and Powder

This is a great video with some lessons learned and positives to food packing and storage, brought to you by the Epic Family Road Trip during their inventory of long-term storage at their island base camp. I often suggest getting your equipment out of the box and testing it for functionality and usability. You will see an example of why I suggest it, in this video. Enjoy.

Next .....

Learn dry food storage from the master, Mr. Bill Sterett at Carolina Readiness Supply in Waynesville, NC. You won't go wrong following Mr. Bill's guidance and if you have preparedness needs, give Mr. Bill or Ms. Jan a phone call with our questions or needs at (828) 456-5310 Oh, check out the hat being worn by Mr. Bill.

Next .....

VPNs -

Several HFS personnel asked about VPNs and what is the best. I reached out to a couple of our smarter technology types for this question. Understanding what a VPN is a good starting point. One of our Patriot brothers in NC sent me the below description to answer the question. What is a VPN. Thanks, Kiro for your timely response.

From Kiro -

I wanted to reach out about VPNs after the discussion on Zoom. It became a whole topic and didn't know if you had all of your questions answered.

Most sales commercials make it out to be more than it really is. It is important but unless they are selling an auxiliary identity protection service, it is only doing one thing, masking your traffic. They will say things like: "there was a hack, and all these accounts were stolen, that's why I use [Insert product]". They are not actually claiming it protects against that, just making you think it may.

That said, most traffic now a days is encrypted. You type in your bank, your computer reaches out to the bank, and you come to an agreement on what security you will use, and then you speak 'in code' from then on.

Your ISP sees (it's called the handshake):

"Hi Bank, I would like to talk"

"Sure thing, people can listen, so let's use a made-up language only we can understand, how about we scramble it like @*$dl#h@qq!"

"No sorry, I don't know that one, how about (#ekx@d6ßĵ#" > > >

"Ok, I know that one, down to business #w(#)@sk$el!?sw" "×&$>×28$zsjf$&÷>×;%_" (and so on from there)

Notice that your ISP saw that you reached out to your bank. This handshake takes place for each site you visit. The ISP sees everything you reach out to. When using a VPN, here is what your ISP sees:

"Hi VPN, I want to connect."

"Ok, there are people watching so let's talk like $<÷63<#ajd&$<sh47$&" "$<ushd#&=hdhr"

Then you reach out to your bank, video site, email and your ISP only sees you talking to the VPN. This is why you look for a "No log VPN". You need to make sure they are not logging where you are going in case you get accused of wrong think. Then when they track the traffic back to the VPN, they can just shrug and go, sorry, can't recall who you are talking about.

Keep in mind that there is still a handshake between you and the sites you visit, but instead of you walking up face to face to your bank, you are asking a partner to ask the bank if they want to talk like '$&3<÷hdh3u&÷&-73<'

There is a trade off in speed. Most modern bandwidths will handle the overhead with no issues. Low end DSL or slow satalite connections may notice this hit. You have to scramble your message in a bank readable code, then scramble that code in a VPN readable code

I hope this helps. I tried to make it non-technical. If you have any questions, let me know. I use Virtual Shield. I'm 95% happy with them. They also support patriot podcasts. When they finish their Linux client, they will get better marks in my opinion.

Let us move along to some other news.

Preparedness News -

1.From Tom Marlowe - Survival Sullivan - 41 Radio Frequencies for Preppers to Memorize - Survival Sullivan - Another good list for printing.

2. From Jon Dulin - Simple Family Preparedness - 23 Prepping Pitfalls - Simple Family Preparedness - This is matter of opinion but it's always good to check off these suggestions to see how it compares to your own efforts.

3. From Nickolas Oetken - Ask a Prepper - Never Throw These Away! - Ask a Prepper - Here's some great suggestions. Simple and cheap.

4. From Rhonda Owen - Preppers Will - Preserving Herbs In Vinegar ( - Interesting perspective. Vinegar seems to pop up in so many areas for use in preparing.

5. From Tom Marlowe - New Life on a Homestead - Size Guide for Chicken Nesting Boxes... How Many Do I Need? • New Life On A Homestead - Just starting your chicken family? Here is a guide to assist you in determining the size home needed.

Other News -

1.From Jordan Boyd - The Federalist - Everything Wrong With Trump's 2024 Abortion And IVF Messaging ( - And a voice from above echoed to the confused below "is this still your man if you also say you are a Christian?"

2. From Nick R. Hamilton - Slay - Tulsi Gabbard 'Respectfully Declined' Offer to Be to RFK Jr's 2024 Running Mate - Slay News - Now wouldn't this have been interesting?

3. From Naval News - Sea Drone Found in Black Sea is American Boat with Massive Soviet Warhead - Naval News Now isn't this interesting.

4. From Just the News - West Virginia restricts more banks with anti-fossil fuel policies from doing business with the state | Just The News - Good example of how the DEI minded powerful institutions are attempting to shut down existing non-players to the global backed agenda.

5. From Joseph F. Klein - Front Page Magazine - Illegals Encouraged to Take Advantage of Squatter 'Rights' Laws | Frontpage Mag - This is getting a lot of attention the past few weeks yet crickets are heard from Washington D.C.

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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