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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #268

Greetings and welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #268. Thanks for stopping by for this week's edition of the PENL. Happy Memorial Day. Thank you to the families of the fallen who sacrificed a loved one to preserve our Freedom. The summer season is upon us. Be safe out there. Keep your personal and family safety in mind over the next 101 critical days of summer. We still have hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, water accidents, highway tragedies, and more.

I can't stress the importance enough to stay focused on your personal preparedness. So many world events are occurring around the world and it's easy to lose site of the priority in preparedness. When a disaster strikes, nothing around the world will matter like being prepared locally where your disaster is likely taking place. So many voices and indicators are sounding the alarm louder to prepare like never before. This isn't just preparing with resources. It also means preparing you and our family spiritually as well.

I know I shared this point recently but I'm going to share it again because it continues. The number of people I'm coming in contact with who do not know I'm into preparedness but teach employee safety during hazardous events in my day job, approach me and start telling me about the need to prepare personally. It seems to be happening more often than ever before. I let them finish their points and then I invite them to Hope for Survival. Are you still undecided on what to do and how to go about it? I would suggest now is the time to take the plunge and go forth quickly.

I was listening to a podcast this week at Adapt 2030 with David Byrne, and he was sharing how he had recently taken a trip to five foreign countries in Europe and the Pacific region. The point I captured was how in 3 of the 5 nations visited, inflation was going up 10% monthly on average and was more spoken about and recognized than here in America where people are struggling but not voicing opposition to the growing problem. While the US dollar is still accepted, many see the writing on the wall. That being, when Saudi Arabia announces they are joining the BRICS nations, the US Petro dollar is dead, and the US quickly becomes a third world nation. Think about that. Are you in a position to survive when this occurs? It could happen overnight.

Think about these numbers. 40 million Americans are on welfare today. The top 1% of the world's wealth gained $3.4 trillion dollars of additional wealth since 2020. Between 30 to 40% of Americans polled say they can't put their hands on $400 yet plan to spend over $3,000 this summer on a vacation. Your government is spending $1 trillion dollars per 100 days. Do you believe this is sustainable?

Are you wondering what is happening in the inner cities around America? Here you go. Brace yourself.

PS - Are you prepared for the coming heatwave we are going to face shortly?

Let us move along.

HFS New Affiliation with Aftershock Freeze Dried Foods - 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. 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, meat 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....

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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)

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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 - My friend and mentor in life passed away.

This week has been a bit somber for me, yet my heart had joy in ways when I learned my dear friend passed away. I must say in the past 30 years, there has been no single human I have thought about as often as my old mentor, supervisor, friend, and father figure in life. Aside from the gift of being saved, no human being has ever blessed me as much as all the things he taught me about life.

In past writings and in book one, Hope for Survival I often spoke of my old boss I worked for in Montana. He was a hard old school type boss and supervisor. He was what many used to refer to as a brown shoe. A Viet Nam veteran and retired government servant who walked around never smiling in his knee length trench coat year-round. He was a proud American who cared for those he chose to allow close to him. Gruff on the outside and a man who suffered many human scars of personally tragedies in his own life. I won't share the details because it's not the point here.

He was one of the most frugal humans I've ever met. He shopped at the thrift store and made his own soap powder. He lived in a self-built cabin on the side of a Montana mountain at the edge of a national forest. This was his escape from the world. Hunting and fishing were his love in the hills of Montana. He did always hold a Friday morning breakfast with the troops where we laughed and bonded as a team.

His reputation was solid, and he was hard to work for and if you survived it was rewarding. He was feared by those on the outside but respected and cherished by those working for him. He molded troops into teams who stood together as one and worked endless in the community and military to complete not just task but to uphold a reputation expected because we worked for him.

I had the honor to work for him for five years. It was the toughest five years but rewarding beyond words. We would be at work before he arrived at 6:30 am and never departed before him when he walked to his Toyota truck around 5:30 pm. A typical day was 12 hours and no less. It was not uncommon to have a pillow at our desk and we would sleep laying on our desk many nights. Crazy huh. When one of us got called in to his office and he said "shut the door" we knew what was coming. He would hug us with love while he head butted us to correct an action. He rarely used profanity unless he called one of us a "shit bird" for messing up. The period I worked for him was the first years of computers and dot matrix printers. We would write reports and print for his review, suggestions and corrections. Getting the product returned from him was an experience. Typically, the document looked like I cut two arteries and bled out on each page. Grammar was not my strong suit to say the least. But he never ever give up on me. He constantly challenged and pushed me harder. He would say "never accept your best because you can be better." I never knew how true that statement could be until my time working for him. I won several Major Command and Air Force level awards under him and he drove from Montana to St Louis, MO to be with me when I was named a MAJCOM Outstanding Airman of the Year. His effort meant a lot to me but the fact he believed in me meant more than anything.

When my time arrived to rotate out and relocate to Scott Air Force Base near St Louis, MO, it was a sad day, but it was like he was holding a young bird and he tossed me up to go fly on my own. Little did I know the lessons he taught to me would carry me for the rest of career.

I wouldn't see him again until 2003 when he drove from Michigan to Fort Walton Beach, FL to Hurlburt Field Air Force Base to attend my retirement from the Air Force. It was so great to see him. He was retired at this point. We shared dinner together the night before my retirement and chatted some about my plans post-retirement. At my retirement, there comes a point where the American flag is folded and handed to the retiree. I took my flag and walked down to hand it to my friend and mentor. It was the first tear I had ever witnessed the man shed.

That was the last time I would see him. I traveled to his town in Florida and tried to connect but he was out of town hunting up north. I spoke to him on the phone a few times, but he wasn't much for talking on a phone. We would talk about the old days and how other teammates would be doing during that period. He would sometimes voice his concern for the direction of our country. What I did not know until after his passing is he started prepping at 80 years of age. His believe in the American dream had vanished and he died alone with a shed full of rice and beans because he lost faith in a system he served to fight a war in Viet Nam.

The greatest news about my friend is that shortly after he attended my retirement in 2003, he found faith and got saved. He was a changed man for sure and to know this happened during the conversation about his passing certainly helped soften the blow. I think back to my career in the military and to date, I remain in contact with more people who worked on my friend's team than any other group of veterans.

Thank you for the gifts you taught me about life and mostly for believing in me and teaching me to believe in myself. Your tour i over and you can rest now. No troops to mentor, no driveways to pave on the side, no more worries about the country you went to war and fought for, and mostly, no more loneliness. Salute.

Preparedness -

Here is a wakeup call for everyone.

Learn about EMPs from one of the best, Dr. Arthur Bradley

Let us move along to some other news.

Preparedness News -

1.From Survivopedia - Chronic Health Issues in a Post-Disaster World - Survivopedia - Excellent article. Make sure to read through the comment section as well. Great information offered.

2. From Daisy Luther - The Organic Prepper - Thrift Store Preppers: Second Hand Survival Supplies ( - Thrift store, yard sale, estate sales, dumpster diving...does it matter where it comes from if it helps you out in your needs?

3. From Old World Garden Farms - The Best Way To Plant Vegetable Plants & Flowers - Fast And Easy ( - Many of us are hampered by back issues and we struggle to spend long periods of time bending or leaning over to garden. This is a problem, right? Check out this article.

4. From Brian Duff - Mind 4 Survival - What is Survival Medicine? - Mind4Survival - Excellent article by our Patriot brother Brian. Good read and information. Make sure to watch the embedded video with Brian, Dr. Alton and Nurse Amy. Excellent information.

5. From Nicholas Oetken - Ask a Prepper - Read This Before Storing Water in Milk Jugs - Ask a Prepper - I hear lots of voices telling me how they store water different ways, to include old milk jugs. We do the same, however our plan is to use the stored water for flushing a toilet as needed. Be careful storing water in the thin, soft plastic containers because the water will eat through the plastic and end up a mess in your storage area.

Other News -

1.From Martin Armstrong - American Partisan - Revelations – Are We In The End Days? 1,000-Year Cycle - American Partisan - Martin writes a guest post for American Partisan and it's a good one. Martin is one of my favorite voices of logic and reasoning to his points. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

2. From Reuters - U.S. ‘prepper’ culture diversifies amid fear of disaster and political unrest ( - Interesting that this is posted under NBC News, then US News but from Reuters. But you can see as the story reports, citizens are waking up and stepping out to get skills and be prepared. We heard about this starting at the beginning of Covid amongst the black populace. This is a very informative read when you consider the times we are living through. (Thanks Festus, for this submission)

3. From Briana Lyman - The Federalist - Filings: FBI Authorized To Use ‘Deadly Force’ In Mar-A-Lago Raid ( - I am truly at a loss for words on this one. Absolutely amazing. If this doesn't alarm a person nothing will. This could be any of us.

4. From Michael Brown - The Stream - What the Church Could Learn from LGBTQ+ Activists About Changing the World - The Stream - Interesting read and perspective.

5. From Frank Bergman - Slay News - Renowned Oncologists Demand Covid Shot Ban over Soaring 'Turbo Cancers' - Slay News - Bet you didn't hear this on the local news or mainstream cable either.

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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