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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #267

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #267. Thanks for stopping by for this week's edition of the PENL. We appreciate your support. Hopefully all the mother's enjoyed a happy and blessed Mother's Day weekend.

It is great to be working from home this week after about 12 straight weeks on the road. One week was vacation but it was on the road, as well. Life is what it is, and we do what we must do, right? I know some of you younger lads work on the road often and it's hard to be away from home and family. Let me tell you, there's nothing like driving down the road thinking about the "what if this happens or what if that happens" while away. The wonders of the long walk home or your family being safe until you get home. What if this and what if that, can pass driving time quickly, however it surely wears down the mind. Do you ever run these drills in your mind?

We had a great luncheon with a few HFS Patriot sisters and brothers from NC and TN in Galax, VA last Friday. Great food at the Smokehouse and then excellent shopping at the General Store in Hillsville, VA. Time passes quickly and we hate it when our discussions must end. Deep thoughts and much to ponder when we go our different ways. Thanks to everyone who could make it out to spend the afternoon together.

I want to express my sincere thanks to those who sent me emails, text messages, and in person comments supporting the HFS effort and content over the past weeks and months. It means a great deal to HFS and lets us know what we are trying to do matters to the reader and listener, and you appreciate it. Thank you.

HFS New Affiliation with Aftershock Freeze Dried Foods - If you have been a follower of HFS for any period of time, you will probably recognize HFS has not partnered with many affiliates along the journey. As a matter of fact, HFS had one affiliation previously. This is for many reasons. HFS is excited to link up with Aftershock Preparedness. I met and befriended the owner of Aftershock last year at the Kentucky Gun and Preparedness Expo in Eastern, Kentucky. Since that time, I have personally taste tested several of the freeze-dried products. GMO free and a choice between regular or Gluten free, I'm totally impressed with the quality and price of their products. Many of the other providers of dehydrated and freeze-dried foods left my fingers tingling and feeling a tad swollen. This was because of the sodium content. Not the case with Aftershock freeze-dried foods. Another great feature of Aftershock Preparedness meals is for a low price you get larger serving sizes in each bagged meal. For example, the Taco Rice Skillet was a serving size for five. The freeze-dried white chicken is a serving size for three, The Cajun Pasta Laya is a single serving. The prices are adjusted according to the serving size. These are regular, gluten free, and GMO-free foods. They are 25- and 30-year shelf-life products depending on the product of choice. As an affiliate, if you use the following link, HFS will receive a small percentage of the purchase price which is great. The customer is getting a high-quality product and HFS receives a small payment to help financially support the HFS mission. It's a win all the way around. You can buy single packed meals, fruit, dairy, and vegetables, or you can by the larger buckets with single packaged items in the bucket for easy storage. Use this link to get started.

Books for kids - Many of you often speak about getting children involved in preparedness at a young age. Fellow Patriot James Walton has written a new 1st book to be part of a series. James is a good guy who works hard in the prepper community to educate people. I was honored to be a guest on Jim's podcast a couple years ago and enjoyed it much. Here is a link to go check out and decide if you want to purchase a book. The World of Ready: Book 1 Go Bags: 9798323305056: Walton, James: Books

Let us move along....

Upcoming Preparedness Events:

Kentucky Bushcraft Revival

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

HFS Thursday Zoom Rally - We conducted back-to-back weeks of zoom the past two weeks. On May 9, 2024 HFS conducted zoom to discuss the human mindset and what it is critical in your daily life. On May 16, 2024, HFS welcomed special guest, author and Patriot John Dyslin. It was great to have Mr. Dyslin back with us again.

Check out HFS YouTube. - Three new YouTube videos posted this week.

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.

Thoughts for the week - Food

We have so many obstacles facing us daily. It can be overwhelming to say the least. Politics, economics, education, job reports, inflation, wars, divisions in society, riots and protests, natural and manmade disasters, family division over Covid and preparedness, and more. It is easy to be distracted, which is what leaders want. If you are watching all the distractions and miss the important issues that will impact you most directly. Why? If the end goal is to make the citizen more dependent upon the government to lead and provide essentials of life, why not keep the citizens distracted with chaos and instill fear for their ability to survive.

HFS has been hammering the need for a focus on food and storing resources for long term food storage for five years and another nine years prior to HFS. No matter what happens in the world or nation, you MUST have food and water to survive on your own or else become dependent on the failed system.

Fellow Patriot Pinball Preparedness recently discussed food preparedness and possible risk to accessing food. HFS has talked about natural and manmade events that could impact 18 wheelers getting food to your local provider. We have talked about gangs and rogue elements intercepting food transports enroute to your local market and providers. It could be ice, heavy winds, snow, and floods blocking roads along the journey. What does this mean for the unprepared? Not eating.

Do you realize only 2 % of the farms available at the end of WW II remain as farms today? Between the federal government buying out farms and then spraying the land so its not growable or children and grandchildren gaining farms through the original owners dying and passing down the land, the farms are sold off for large sums of money and the farming stops. Do you realize how much of the food consumed in America is no longer grown within the United States?

I want you to think about something. Today, you hop in your car and drive a couple miles to the local market to buy your needs. How many times per week do you make this trip? One, two, three, times or more? You run in and grab your items, pay, and head home. Right? Easy stuff. Your biggest thought is the increased prices and who is rude in the checkout line. Then the sudden shock of the young clerk who announces your total bill. "Sir, that will be $33.99" and you are shocked because you got 1 1/2 plastic bags of needed items. What!!! No matter what your wealth status is, the final price is shocking to our mind and wallet.

Have you ever considered the fact that much of what you are purchasing at the local store travels as much as 1,000 miles or more to get to your local market? Think about all the things that could go wrong with the shipment and to the resources while on the journey. Timing and luck certainly are a weighted factor to your items being available to you timely and as needed for your shopping. Now some dairy and produce may come from local providers that are only 50 miles or so from your store. No big deal, right? Heck, what can happen in a 50-mile span. My point here is that in both situations, you are dependent daily on nothing going wrong and everything going right, just for your needs. YOU are dependent on a system that is out of your control and view. How many times in your life have you rolled the dice, and everything worked out? Ever hear the saying "at some point your luck is going to run out?"

Have you ever heard someone say or discuss, "the world goes as America goes?" If and when things tank in America, do you honestly believe all the trucks shipping and carrying truckloads of food to America will make it to America? Think of all the countries south of North America who are already having shortages, strife, and communist regimes in control, do you believe they will not stop these shipments and take control of the food moving north? After a few trucks are stopped, robbed and the drivers shot, do you believe truckers will continue moving food north?

Now, I want you to think about all the events occurring in America over the past five years to deplete available food under normal conditions. Several years ago, we had droughts in California where cattle were starving to death and dying because the heat killed off available grass. Ranchers tried to ship in hay from outside the state to save their herds. Much of the cattle was shipped to Texas. The following year drought and then fires struck Texas. The Texas governor (Perry) at the time reached out for federal assistance and was denied over politics. Once again cattle were destroyed or starved to death. At the same time, natural events struck the heartland of America wiping out much needed crops in Iowa, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. We have witnessed many food processing centers destroyed by fire. Large numbers of chicken processing centers destroyed by claimed diseases or else mysteriously burned down. Then it was pork and on and on. On top of all of this, the federal government imposed harsher regulations on those who owned animals or crops. Hundreds, if not thousands, of ranchers are now out of business because they couldn't afford to feed their herds. This is why we have suggested over and over to buy your meat locally and not from the chain grocery stores. Every time you buy meat from a local chain store, I want you to remember, "you will eat bugs and like it."

I have written till my fingers are blue about food being controlled and used as a weapon against the populace. Yes, I hear the naysayers believing the system would never do that to the citizens. Read history. If you honestly believe this then keep hanging out on the sofa eating Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Just don't get mad when you go for a restock and the store is out of stock.

I have witnessed firsthand around the world how quickly people turn on people when standing in food lines for government-controlled distribution food. Rogue elements standing on the back of trucks to pass out food and citizens fighting to get close to the truck to grab food before it is passed out. The workers would use machetes to swipe at hands and arms trying to grab food. The weak and unwilling would stand in the back and find all the food was handed out before they made it to the front. In the less violent situations single file lines would go one by one to get a loaf of bread and maybe a can of food until it was all gone. Those who stood for hours in freezing cold temperatures would often be sent away with no food because the supplies ran out before they could obtain something to eat.

Currently in America we don't see the number of people who are in the same boat. Why? Because they are issued EBT cards for government funded food programs. It is a double-edged sword in America today. Why? Because now the needy citizen us dependent on the EBT card having funds to buy food and food being available. This drastically reduces the number of people standing in a line for food like we see in other nations. Remember several years ago in New Orleans when EBT card holders found their funds had not been loaded? What happened? They rioted and destroyed stores. Imagine this across the nation. Are you willing to go out to buy your food and be mixed in with those who can't buy food, if available? Remember the riots during Covid when people went shopping for toilet paper when the invisible virus was afloat. They lost their minds when all the resources had been purchased. Then the media blamed it on preppers for purchasing the resources. A good prepper would already have the resources needed to survive prior to any of these events.

Just like punishing a child for doing something wrong, the parent takes away something from the child that is important to teach the child a lesson. The same goes with food. When an element such as the government or a rogue group wants to control people, the easiest way to instill obedience and cooperation is to take control of the most needed resource, food. You will see people jump up and down and turn circles like a puppy if it means getting food for their child or children. It will even grow to the point that Christians will turn on their faith to get a single meal for a child.

Throughout mankind, history proves again and again that those in control can get humans to do as desired to get their next meal. What price are you willing to pay for your next meal? Especially if you have not prepared by putting food back for your future.

BTW, many experts are suggesting we have at least a two-year supply of food available.

I had this article in last week's newsletter but believe it is so important I'm posting it again. This is Greg Hunter from USA Watchdog interview with Martin Armstrong. This is important stuff. Martin suggests everyone build at least a two-year food plan. You Need 2 Years of Food – Martin Armstrong | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog

Next .... Dr. Tracy view:

Below is part 3 of Dr Tracy's articles for HFS. Thanks so much for your contribution to the newsletter and important information to the reader.

Hello again! I kinda feel like my last little ditty was a little darker than I wanted. The world right now is a little dark though. Let's see if we can instill a little light.

This week has been another one for the books!

Too many things to look at and ponder so let's just look at some highlights.

Trump trial week has been a disaster and a distraction. Hoping that people aren't putting too much stock in the outcome either way.

Israel is doing its thing, and our government has decided to withdraw the munitions.

Ukraine is doing their thing, and our government has decided to provide more munitions.

Ever wonder what's the difference? Just sayin...

The campus riots are being shut down by law enforcement and cities are talking about the colleges possibly footing the bill instead of taxpayers.... did we just enter the Twilight Zone or did grownups just enter the room?

As far as preparedness...has your cellphone been fuzzy, staticky or dropping calls? There may be several reasons for that. There have been several CME's from the sun this past week and earth has been hit with some pretty big ones. Tonight, there are several places that you can possibly see the northern lights including my neck of the woods. They are saying to watch around 8:30 tonight to around 2 AM. Check it out for your location. If you don't have the NASA channel yet you should check that out too and see them streaming the sunup close in real time. It's fascinating!

Again preparedness. The threat levels are high for cyber, physical and terrorist activities. The cyber threats are getting ever closer to shutting some things down. Another Healthcare Provider was downed by cyber this week and is working to get back up and running. Another Municipal water supplier was hacked with ransomware as well. Getting prepared and being prepared are absolutely essential in the days ahead.

What thing have you practiced this week that was part of your threat assessment? Were you able to download or look into the resource books we talked about? Have you had any conversations or made any plans, changed a habit or incorporated something new?

You hold the keys to your community's survival and the values you bring with you. You got this!

See you next time!

Thanks, Dr. Tracy

Let us move along to some other news.

Preparedness News -

1.From Prep School Daily - Prep School Daily: The Medicinal Uses of Dandelion - Here you go, another printable use for dandelions.

2. From Old World Garden Farms - The Best Way To Fertilize Tomato Plants To Get More Tomatoes! ( - Do you ever feel like tomatoes can be grown 1,000 different ways? Each year I see more and more suggestions on how to grow and care for them.

3. From Tom Marlowe - Survival Sullivan - Survival Bars With Oats and Honey to Last for 20 Years - Survival Sullivan - This sounds good, right?

4. From Alan Urban - Urban Survival Site - 25+ Container Gardening Mistakes That Will Kill Your Plants | Urban Survival Site - Are you doing any of these steps?

5. From Tom Marlowe - The Homesteading Hippy - 33 Water Bath Canning Recipes for Beginners  * The Homesteading Hippy - Check them out and choose what you like. Print and add to your library.

Other News -

1.From Tyler Durden - Zero Hedge - Apple Reportedly Near Deal To Infuse ChatGPT Into iPhones | ZeroHedge - Oh, happy days are here again. NOT. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

2. From Mary West - Epoch Times - Dietary Choices Have ‘Profound’ Impact on Brain Health: Study | The Epoch Times - Good read. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

3. From Matt Taibbi - Racket News - Blame Canada? Justin Trudeau Creates Blueprint for Dystopia in Horrific Speech Bill ( - How this man remains the leader is beyond me. (Thanks Festus, for this submission.)

4. From Bob Unruh - WND - 'Massive win for property rights' in major warrantless search case | WND | by Bob Unruh - This pertains to Tennessee residents. How does your state rate. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

5. From Greg Hunter - USA Watchdog - Huge Financial Shock Inevitable & Hitting Now – Ed Dowd | Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog - Excellent interview with financial expert Ed Dowd.

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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