top of page

Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #62

Fellow Patriots,

Good morning!

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #62. 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. Ms. Lucy appears to be just about past her bout with poison ivy. This is a good thing.

I continue monitoring national and global situations taking place before our eyes and things are getting tense in more than a few American cities. While monitoring events in America keep your eyes and years open to events occurring in North/South Korea, Russia, China/India, and the international waters. While we are weak nationally, we must watch the vessels floating in International waters. We, my Patriot sisters and brothers, must be solid and prepared in our self-reliance efforts sooner than later. I do believe it is time to adjust the green light to yellow.

I want to thank everyone for your emails 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.


Current numbers are Global: Infected – 8,608,533 Dead – 456,949. National: Infected – 2,263,756 Dead – 120,688. I’m reading grumblings of a second wave already occurring now and the recent belief there is a Covid-20 appearing.


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 eleven on Thursday and I’m sure this event will continue in the weeks ahead. It is very satisfying to see friendships being built and information and skills being taught and learned. We have also started having different attendees conduct specific briefs within the weekly rally. Next week, June 25, 2020, we will have a special guest speaking to the group. Former Marine and Iraqi War Veteran Christopher Scott from the Christopher Scott Podcast will speak on qualities of leadership and the impact of failed leadership. The date was set up to coincide with the upcoming 4th of July holiday. We are excited to have Christopher join us. This week we had Gun Smoke discussing the three best animals for ease of care, space, and protein. A big thanks to Mr. Dewey Weaver (Gun Smoke) from American Pride Firearm for his time and effort to educate the group further on this topic. These briefs are part of the total zoom rally. You can reach out to Brother Dewey at with firearm questions. If you can dream it, draw it, or describe it, he can build it. Give him a shout. Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill from Carolina Readiness provided the group an update on available preparedness supplies, the increasing cost from suppliers, and additional pertinent information on preparedness. We appreciate those who participate in the group and share information to help others learn updates and new skills to consider.

If you have interest in attending a Thursday evening “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.

Additional training: I have sent out emails letting HFS readers know about doing preparedness classes. We have completed three classes to date, Risk Analysis and Management, Family Communication Planning, and this week training is on Preparedness 101. The class description is:

The course covers most, if not all, key requirements for basic Preparedness. Presentation is a course using different types of equipment as examples. First step is understanding the mindset of the sheep and the sheep dog; and risk management planning. The course then addresses food, water, security and sheltering. This course is not about how to fix food but how to build a food plan for short, medium-and-long term storage. The water portion covers how to sanitize and different methods of storage. The sheltering block covers both urban and rural. Additionally. the course covers bugging in and bugging out. And finally, building a security plan; Defense in Depth. What is the point in saving food and water if you don’t have a plan to protect your family and resources? What are you going to do when your neighbor knocks at your door and says “my children are starving?” The objective of this course is to assist individuals to think “out of the box” and build a total plan that provides, food, water, shelter, and security to help families to survive during manmade and natural disasters.

These are free classes. No cost. That is free with no tax. Like, really free. The classes start at 0900 AM EST each Saturday in June. Here are the available courses:

June 6 - 0900 EST - Risk Analysis and Management (90 Minutes) - Completed

June 13 - 0900 EST - Family Communication Planning (90 Minutes)

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

June 27 - 0900 EST - Preparedness 102 (90 Minutes)

If you have any desire to take any of these classes please drop me an email to get the Zoom access information to enter the virtual training room. If you wish to donate for the training feel free to do so by hitting the donate button. Or, you can purchase my book as well. All proceeds above cost to print goes to charity. Or you can gain entry with a smile. Pretty easy huh? Most importantly, you can attend for free with no donation or book purchase. Really, it can't get any better than FREE. Right?

Moving along …

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 keep your feet grounded. The day will be okay..

Thoughts for the week

Next …

Birthday week was great. I’m pretty low key for the most part and historically choose a simple day to “hang-out” at home, grill a burger or steak, watch a movie….and chill out. I have to tell you it was very nice to have a few Patriots stopping by throughout the week to chat and share some time. There is never enough time to share. I always enjoy time, in person or virtual, with my Patriot sisters and brothers. I wish I could break bread with all of you. Thanks for all your birthday wishes. You are appreciated much. I am blessed.


Ol' Mountain man himself, Festus will be coming to my house Saturday to spend some time catching up and discussing lots of information we have collected and need to analyze on events taking place around the world. We will hopefully find time to record a podcast or two during his visit. Oddly, with the telework situation I'm closer to his location but it seems the work load has allowed less time to get together than before. It's always good to get together, laugh, and solve the worlds problems for one day. Then we start over the next day.

Next... I drove down to Waynesville, N.C. to visit Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill at their Carolina Readiness Supply store. A few other HFS Patriots from the area joined us at the store then we went to break bread together. We always look forward to spending time together and discussing something regarding preparedness and ways to resolve issues. Today we discussed different ways to pull or pump water from different sources to the home. It's amazing what a team can figure out when they work together. BTW, If you are in need of Preparedness supplies I would encourage you to consider contacting the fine folks Carolina Readiness Supply and purchasing your supplies through them. We have to continue doing business with home grown family owned businesses. The thing about Ms. Jan and Mr. Bill is it's not just about buying from them, they are also a wealth of knowledge about information on products and your needs in preparing. They are honest and hard working Patriots who love America and what she stands for. Check them out at Supplies are becoming hard to locate and many are on back order. Don't get caught without the basics.

Next …

Why is it considered to be radical if a person stands up for their beliefs, agree or not agree, and is then considered a crazy minded person with no credibility? We go with the stance the Supreme Court rules on laws as the highest court in the land and does