Good morning and a blessed and happy Easter to everyone. Our prayers are with each of you on this special holiday.
Happy Anniversary Hope for Survival. From this end, it is pretty amazing that we have made it one year. Fifty-two straight weeks a combination of nine authors has posted a combination of over 320 articles. Additionally, we have had no less than 5,000 site visits. We know that number is higher because the 5,000 visits would be hits to the main page and not visits straight to the webpage articles that I send you links to read weekly. Regardless, I would never have imagined this a possibility.
When this all started, I knew nothing about managing a website much less putting one together. One year later I’m still learning and often confused by a lot of the lingo used. Thanks to everyone for your continued support each week as you stop by to read items posted. Hard to believe this week’s Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #52 is the anniversary edition. Sounds strange huh? When I started this adventure, I didn’t know how it would turn out or how long it would last. This would not have been possible without so much help from eight other writers (East Coast Gal, TazLady, Gypsy Trailblazer, Mountain Momma, Mountain Rose, Jager, Gun Smoke, and Festus. Amazing friends and efforts by everyone. Lots of hours behind the scenes by Festus helping continually read through news and articles feeding me information. The new friends who continually encourage me to stay the course and live the dream that I enjoy so much. But, none of this would be possible without the support and encouragement of Ms. Lucy.
It has been a great year for sure. Ms. Lucy and I thank you for the time, support, friendship and lots of communication that we have shared. I have learned so much about so many of you through time shared at Heritage Life Skills and/or other events, as well as meeting through the website and then communicating via email. Time has permitted me to meet up with several of you and stay in a few Patriot homes. Thank you so much. My life is better having met you. Thanks for the chance to share the skills and things I have learned over the years as well as learn from each of you. Hopefully we all are in a better position today than one year ago. For more information on the anniversary please see: https://www.hopeforsurvival.com/post/happy-1st-anniversary-hfs-bet-you-did-not-know
Hope for Survival 1st Anniversary website fun….. 1st Annual HFS Writing Contest Winners:
Congratulations to our super finalist. Remember, the objective was to tell their preparedness story and share how the book and/or website, Hope or Survival, helped them out in some way. I will tell you upfront this was very tough to separate a single clear cut winner. The finalist submitted excellent stories about their preparedness journey. After reading and breaking down a few points that was needed for clarification, we had to decide how to balance preparedness efforts as a continuation in one's life vs a person who had zero preparedness mindset and was completely converted from a non-preparer to a converted mindst and preparer based on the book and website. This person has completed a total mind-set change which I talk indepth about in the book and numerous articles. So, while a committed preparer was working through plans a new preparer is working through a new mindset and determining a path forward.
After review and all comments considered I decided to break things in to three categories and identified the three winners. Ms. Lucy and I congratulate the following winners. They are:
Preparedness Newcomer of the Year - East Coast Gal - Baby Steps, My Journey to Preparedness
Preparedness - Real World - Joe and Jane - "Living in Target Zero"
Preparedness Planning, Management, and Life Style Implementation - Mountain Momma -
"How Hope for Survival Impacted Me and My Family"
Honorable Mention - JC in SC"What are you preparing for?"
I will post the winning entries articles on Monday and Thursday of this coming week. Please show them some Preparedness kindness for taking the time to write their story and share it with others. The article submitted by each winner is just a small token to the time they invest in their preparedness steps and planning. Great job to all.
HEALTH ALERT: The Coronavirus awareness level should have increased during the recent weeks. Like I have said previously, there is no need to panic but folks should remain ALERT to their news and surroundings as well as guidance from the national leadership. The daily numbers continue climbing and we expect this to continue. The US of A now leads all nations in number of C-virus infected personnel and will surpass the total number of deaths shortly. I’m not a doctor or expert but I do not think this is going to end anytime soon. If you are healthy count your blessings. Here is the link to my weekly C-Virus update posted on Wednesday of each week. https://www.hopeforsurvival.com/post/covid-19-coronavirus-update-april-8-2020
Zoom Rallies – As announced last week, to try and continue providing the opportunity for virtual social gathering, discussing preparedness topics, and training, we held our first zoom preparedness virtual rally last evening and it was a blast. We had 13-15 Patriot sisters and brothers from 6 states who for the most part met for the first time. The event was scheduled for two hours and it lasted over three hours and was still moving forward as we tired. We enjoyed discussions on current events such as the Covid 19, a surveillance state, food availability, gardening/farming, soil and planting, turkey hunting, self-defense and crime. I look forward to our meeting next Thursday, same time, and same place. If you would like to participate please message me and I will get the information and pass code to you. A big thanks to those who joined us for the meeting. It felt good to spend time with like minded friends.
We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.
NOTE: Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and authors of this site are not responsible for hurt feelings or thin-skinned readers. We do our best to show restraint and respect to the best extent possible. We 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. 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…remember the famous words of General Joseph Stillwell, ”illegitimis non carborundum!!” (Don’t let the bas-turds grind you down)
Thoughts for the week -
I think we may have bad a “abracadabra” pulled on us. Do you ever get that gut feeling something just doesn’t add up? Kind of like the grandson who shakes his head no when asked if he devoured the last chocolate cookie while the evidence covers his lips and cheeks. We are living in during a period where one must ask if everything being presented to our ears is the truth. Check out this video and go to minute marker 40 and see what I’m talking about. https://www.hagmannreportlive.com/searching-for-truth-while-protecting-the-constitution-dr-richard-proctor-full-show-4-8-2020/
Food shortages. Folks eating out vs eating at home. Now folks must eat at home and stores must adjust to more quantity of food. This impacts food chain supplies. Remember the supply chain “just in time” ordering and stocking? The demand for larger quantities in stores is putting a lot of pressure on the system. Some believe we are one disaster away from a major food catastrophe in America. Now, add all the disasters in 2018 and 2019 impacting our crops and animals. Now, we have less resources to provide food and more demand for food. What happens next?
Festus provided this link to me on a video recorded in 2015. This is Bill Gates giving a brief on the Coronavirus and potential toll it could take. Festus provided some good analysis of his take on the video. “Listen to this carefully. He says some things that a lot of people may miss and the depth of what he is saying. I.E. Phone uses.” Remember, this is in 2015. Festus further stated “If the numbers in the brief are accurate then was the model reverse engineered to get to the historical number? How good are the models today? Are they simply models or propaganda tools?” Consider things he is talking about that are in full view today. Good job, Festus. Well said and analyzed. Interestingly enough several governors recently commented on using tools available to them to track cell phone movements throughout their states. The million-dollar question is…is this tool being is full time or simply during emergency conditions? You can decide. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Af6b_wyiwI
A Patriot brother provided this video link to me and it was worth the watch. This gent is running for a Senate seat against Sen. Elizabeth Warren. He invented and holds the Patent for creating email at the age of 14. He has four degrees with a Doctorate from M.I.T. Listen to what he says about the Covid 19 Coronavirus. Very interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJp37rNup1A&feature=youtu.be
Have you heard of what is being called “Immunity Passport” where you must have a new vaccine (not created yet….really?) for Covid 19 before you can leave your home and rejoin society. This is a Dr. Fauci and Bill Gates driven mission. If you don’t recognize the name, Dr. Fauci is the doctor taking center stage each day President Trump to talk the daily Covid 19 update. He is also a huge Clintonite supporter. Think about this, a vaccine will likely not be available for 18 months…so what will we do in the wait time? Imagine you are out of food or need money from your bank or want to cross a state line to visit a parent…..but you do not have the Immunity Passport. You are denied your request to move forward. Think it sounds crazy? Better tighten your seat belt because it’s about to get interesting. No vaccine, no passport. No passport, no participation with society.
Smile!!! Your digital footprint continues being created. Your credit card chip. Your automobile electronic features. Your social media footprint. Your digital purchases. Your digital medical records. Your face is being photographed and collected while then being cross-checked with millions of pictures collected by public cameras such as Wal-Mart, Target, and other locations. Sounds like China huh? Your current government recently stated we need a national surveillance system for diseases and vaccinations based on the framework used for the Patriot Act post 911.
If you think things are confusing, figure this one out. The Covid 19 is forcing many communities and states to release prisoners from jails and prisons yet your neighbor can call and turn you in for violating the social distancing order or you can be stopped, fined, and/or jailed for ignoring the governors order to stay at home.
The “twilight” zone part of my brain is seeing a distance sign flashing “Deagel” for some reason. Are you familiar with the old deagel global population projections for the year 2025? Hmmm Pandemic…over population…global vaccination….just a thought http://www.deagel.com/country/forecast.aspx
Speaking of twilight zone, check out this article crafted by the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, in it Robert F. Kennedy Jr. shares important truths about Dr. Vaccine, Bill Gates. The only virus Dr. Vaccine prevented was maybe on a computer. This is worth the read. (Thanks Festus) https://cloverchronicle.com/2020/04/08/robert-f-kennedy-jr-bill-gates-obsession-with-vaccines-fueled-by-messianic-conviction-that-he-is-destined-to-save-the-world-with-technology-and-god-like-willingness-to-experiment-on-lives-of/
This was taken from one of my favorite websites I read weekly. It is a great site for words of wisdom as well as a compilation of news and views. The site is: The Woodpile Report and these words from the author and owner of the site dated 7 April 2020, Ol Remus:
Civic life and the economy are in a stark, staring, terror-stricken panic. The details are fascinating but unhelpful. "What's next" is the question that matters. We know this is just the beginning, the lowery sky and chill wind before the storm. The gloomy preppers had it right. Now we'll see if the doomer preppers have it right as well.
All preppers learn from the past and present to prepare for the future. Stockpiling alone is not prepping. Committed preppers have mastered food gardening and dehydration and home canning, they've trained and equipped for medical care beyond first aid, they're well practiced with firearms and preparing game, experienced in woodcraft, can do credible carpentry with only hand tools, and so forth.
But opportunities are closing as an effect of the lockdown. One vivid example: garden supplies, including seeds, have been declared non-essential and can no longer be sold by Walmart and Target in Vermont .
Beyond prepping comes self-sufficiency. This means an off-grid homestead. It's a hard and austere life of relentless but rewarding labor, a step too far for most. Some form tiny communities with members selected for critical expertise. After self-sufficiency comes survivalism, a set of skills and practices to endure or outlast extreme events in hostile environments, long term, using minimal kit and as-found resources. This is too demanding for all but the hardiest among us.
Which you choose depends on what you believe is next. But have a care, what comes next may make the choice for you. It's best to be decently prepared on all fronts.
For my part it's as it's always been, continuous tweaking. If it comes to hoofing it, I've upgraded my bugout bag from three day capability to four without adding much weight. Next up is improving my water pre-filter kit. What I have on hand is good enough, this is a convenience thing. I use coffee filters, they're good for removing gunk down to ten or fifteen microns, which relieves the purification filter of the additional loading and delays clogging.
Too much? Not enough? As I said, events will make the call.
Okay, the world awaits us, let's move ahead.
Preparedness News -
1. From Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper - https://www.theorganicprepper.com/covid-19-lockdowns-civil-unrest-violent-crime/ - The Zoom Group discussed this topic at length Thursday evening. There are indicators of a food shortage in the near future. Are you prepared?
2. From Brandon Smith – Alt Market - https://www.alt-market.com/index.php/articles/4184-how-to-protect-yourself-from-long-term-pandemic-lockdown - Good considerations to take during a long-term pandemic lockdown. Are you ready?
3. From K.B. – Survival Blog - https://survivalblog.com/training-prepper-parallels-everyday-life-k-b/ - Good training information for civilians in everyday life.
4. From Bob Rodgers – Preppers Will - https://prepperswill.com/how-to-prepare-for-disaster/ - One can never obtain enough pre-disaster information to help prepare their plans for disasters.
Other News –
1. From Bob Rodriguez – Advisor Perspective - https://www.advisorperspectives.com/articles/2020/03/24/preliminary-thoughts-the-new-world-order - I don’t know about you but when I blinked and blinked again, my 401k completely changed each time. These are indeed trying times.
2. From John Whitehead – Mint Press - https://www.mintpressnews.com/john-whitehead-civil-liberties-covid-19/266318/ - Another homerun by Constitutional attorney JW. If you haven’t noticed lately, more and more articles are being provided showing the different locations where we are seeing the police state deployed. Thanks Festus for sending this my way.
3. From Megan Henney – Fox Business - https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/coronavirus-unemployment-rate-could-surge-to-32-job-losses-may-hit-47m-st-louis-fed-says - Real or fear porn? Time will only tell. But if true, we are set for times worse than the great depression. Planned? You decide.
4. From Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge - https://www.zerohedge.com/political/america-preparing-civil-war - Does this really come as a surprise?
5. From William Ginsert – American Thinker - https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/04/china_is_preparing_to_start_a_war_with_america.html - More and more alternative websites are having this discussion this week. Is China posturing for a surprise attack on the United States at home?
6. From Gary Gindler - Gary Gindler .com - https://garygindler.com/ - Excellent breakdown of what we have learned thanks to coronavirus. Well worth your time to stop and read. Maybe share with others who are not on board to the lies and misdeads being pulled over the eyes of many. Thanks to Fetus and DH for sharing this excellent article.
Drum roll........... That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters.
Thank you for your time to read the PENL. I hope you found something to help you in some way. Keep your feet and minds grounded as the world continues towards an unknown destination. Keep the faith and continue doing great things for yourself and others. Keep the emails flowing. Bring new friends and help spread the word on Preparedness. I appreciate your sharing the great things you are doing with your plans and progress forward. Keep chugging ahead. Remember to find someone who is down and out and do something to give them HOPE.
Hope – “The sun never quits shining. Sometimes, clouds just get in the way.” Unknown
Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. I know several of our readers would appreciate you adding them to your prayer list as health and worldly struggles remain. We give thanks for the positives in our life. We should also pray for the citizens and world leaders infected and making decisions to deal with the Covid 19 - Coronavirus. Please pray for the citizens around the world who are sick and not recovering as easily as others. Please pray for individuals losing their jobs and who didn't prepare in advance. Please pray for the three families whose loved ones got murdered by the deranged truck driver in Strawberry Plains, TN. Please pray for a Patriot sister who lost her mother this week and could not be with her during her passing due to Covid 19. I pray for each and every one of our Patriots. May we all be protected from the growing evils surrounding and attacking our families daily. Amen. Thank you.
Happy Easter to everyone. May your day be peaceful and restful. He has Risen.
Keep charging and have a safe week. Always remember, we are blessed people.
Bravo Echo Out,