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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #59

Fellow Patriots,

Good morning!

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #59. Thanks for your time and for being here. Ms. Lucy and I certainly appreciate you stopping by to check out news and views for the week. Can you smell all the canned chicken we have pressure canned in the past two weeks? Like depositing a big check in the bank account. Food security is a good thing. Let me ask you something, are you able to keep pace with the world around us? It’s crazy isn’t it? From riots and looting to what appears to be a possible expanded hurricane season coming up, forced vacinations to fake news. What about the availability of food to the citizens through the summer months? Are you in good shape to feed your family?

It was a great Memorial Day here in our home. We enjoyed family and some down time to rest and reflect. As always, we enjoyed good food and the blessings around us. I share a little more on my thoughts about Memorial Day in my thoughts for the week. I hope your holiday was safe, blessed and enjoyable.

During this period of teleworking it has impacted my ability to break away and visit Patriots in different areas as much as I would like to do. But, Ms. Lucy and I took advantage of a few opportunities to spend time with a few Patriots later in the social distancing period. During the past week we got to visit a few Patriots here in East. TN where we are hunkered down. It is great to report that regardless of location and impact of the Covid 19 and social distancing, our Patriot sisters and brothers are pressing forward with life. They are growing gardens and animals, checking or building their plans, and monitoring the nation and world. Great job my friends. It is always my honor to share time with you and when possible break bread together.

I want to thank everyone for your email over the past week. Thanks for your time to write and communicate with me at HFS. I appreciate your efforts much and the opportunity to chat on whatever topic you present for discussion.

HEALTH ALERT: The battle for the truth continues. As of this moment, President Trump just laid the blame squarely on China for this disaster. Numbers, medicine and treatment, open or close the states and on and on. What is the truth? It seems with each passing day further division surfaces in the federal government and red/blue states. Personally, I am still not convinced I understand what is the truth. Many factions within the country are dividing and starting to establish a baseline stand. We all may be required to decide where we stand and what we stand for as a person and for our country. Current numbers are Global: Infected – 5,978,177 Dead – 364,566. National: Infected – 1,782,210 Dead – 103,994.

I posted information on Contact Tracers a week or two ago and suggested everyone start becoming familiar with the term and what CT is about. I would STRONGLY recommend you take time to watch this 20 minute video posted by a CT graduate of John Hopkins CT program. Your life could depend on it in the near future. (Thanks to Ms. Kim Fletter for sharing this video with HFS)


Hope For Survival Podcast - We currently have 18 short training type Podcast on the Hope for Survival YouTube Channel covering numerous topics of interest to help in your preparedness planning. You can find Podcast on Canning Chicken, Risk Management, Gun safety, home and personal defense, preparedness training, driving security, interviews with like-minded individuals and other topics. Bring a friend or family member and check out the HFS YouTube page. If you like, hit like and consider subscribing so you are notified when I post something new. You can visit the Hope for Survival YouTube page at

Thursday Zoom Rallies - Another step we have taken at Hope for Survival is we started a weekly virtual rally through Zoom where we discuss world events and topics of interest with the Patriots attending the rally. We completed week six on Thursday and I’m sure this event will continue in the weeks ahead. I continue getting very positive feedback from the attendees on this event. Bottom line, folks are sharing different methods of doing preparedness tasks, building friendships and sharing skills with one another. The only prerequisite is you must have a sense of humor while attending and give respect to the others attending

If you have interest in attending a Hope for Survival Zoom virtual training event please email me at to get on the distribution list for attendance information. The virtual conference room information will not be posted in open on the website for OPSEC reasons.

As previously mentioned, I will be offering classes in June through Zoom virtual classroom. These classes will be offered based on requested topics and/or dates. Here's the tentative June schedule. If a class is offered and no one signs up, I will announce 72 hours prior to the training date and consider another course in the same slot if desired. Here's the available courses:

Preparedness 101 (Self) - 3 Hours - $30

Preparedness 102 (Team) - 90 Minutes - $20

Family Communication Planning - 90 Minutes - $20

Risk Analysis Management - 90 Minutes - $20

Bugging in Urban - 90 Minutes - $20

Bugging Out - 90 Minutes - $20

Security-in-Depth Planning - 90 Minutes - $20

Sheltering and Bug Out Bag Plan - 90 Minutes - $20

Food Preparedness and Planning - 90 Minutes - $20

Driving Security - 90 Minutes - $20

Bartering -90 Minutes - $20

June 6 - 0900 EST - Risk Analysis and Management (90 Minutes) or Bugging In Urban (Optional)

June 13 - 0900 EST - Family Communication Planning (90 Minutes) or Bugging Out (Optional)

June 20 - 0900 EST - Preparedness 101 ( 3 Hours)

June 27 - 0900 EST - Preparedness 102 (90 Minutes) or Security-in-Depth Planning (Optional)

If you have any desire to possibly take any of these classes please drop me an email to get the Zoom room reserved. To lock in your seat for a class please go to Donate to pay for your class and note in the remarks section which class you are selecting. If you want to attend a class and have limited funding please email me about limited Preparedness Sponsorship funding available.

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…I blame it on Festus. He’s a good guy by the way.

Thoughts for the week – (Some may consider this the tin foil hat area. So, you may want to put on your knee-high boots and anti-foil hat to protect yourself from contamination.) Smile! Just kidding with ya.


I think it would be appropriate to start this session of “thoughts for the week” by first defining the word treason. With everything going on around us at the state and federal level, one should keep in mind who works for who and then ask, should there be consequences for the actions we are witnessing in positions of power and authority. You may be fine and your way of life untouched, however many citizens have lost everything and continue to lose their hope.

Treason: Is a criminal disloyalty, typically to the state. It is a crime that covers some of he more extreme acts against one’s nation or sovereign…treason against the kind was known as high treason and treason against a lesser superior was petty treason.