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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #65

Fellow Patriots,

Good morning!

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #65. Thanks for being here. We respect the time you invest with Hope for Survival and try to provide you with a mix of thoughts and information across the preparedness spectrum. That does not necessarily have to be how to grow corn or pop tarts. Preparedness covers many areas of your life that you could be impacted by decisions or events from another source.

The foundation of Hope for Survival is my book, by the same title. I have had numerous follow up comments to how the book helped individuals and their families be prepared for the recent Covid-19 and ongoing riots and anarchy across America. If you would like to get a copy of Hope for Survival How Food, Water, Shelter, and Security, Could Save Your Life, please follow this link.

Hope for Survival is built around the book ,with the PENL, the HFS website containing over 325 articles and folders set up for specific topics, online and in-resident training, and Zoom rallies conducted on Thursday. It is important to build a foundation with the individual and then branch out to team building.

Hope for Survival Mission – To help individuals and families get prepared.

Hope for Survival Goal – To help as many people as possible become self-reliant.

I want to give a big thanks to everyone for your emails, attendance to the Thursday evening Zoom preparedness rally using a virtual platform. Thanks for your time to write and communicate with HFS. I appreciate your efforts much and the opportunity to chat on whatever topic you present for discussion. It is my goal to always provide beneficial training and information to help each person individually. It is also my goal to develop preparers into a team mindset in preparedness and to function and perform together in a preparedness atmosphere. I enjoy doing the training classes because it means more people are better prepared to establish and set up their plans going forward.

I also want to thank all the folks who purchased the HFS book this week. They are all shipped out and everyone should be receiving their copy in the next days. Read the book, write down questions, and shoot me an email and let me know how I can answer questions for you.

The next few weeks will be very busy for me but I will do my best to continue providing the same products on time as well as answer your emails as timely as possible. I will be hitting the road in the am headed to the Tennessee mountains to visit and break bread with Festus, and a few other HFS Patriots. I look forward to the time together. I will then head on over to Huntsville, AL to spend a few days at home with Ms. Lucy who is having to go in to the office while I telework. (Scratching head). While in Huntsville I will be visiting several HFS Patriots that goes way back to the period of 2010 - 2015. I will then be visiting another Patriot group over in the NC/GA region for a few days. I will have about two weeks to prepare for the trip to Monticello, KY to conduct a full day of training to another group of Patriot. During the two week lag I will be tending to some personal issues with Ms. Lucy and traveling back and forth to Birmingham, AL a few times from Huntsville.


Hope for Survival Podcast – I just posted two new YouTube videos this week so we currently have about 21 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 what you viewed, 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 – HFS continues the Thursday HFS Zoom Virtual rallies weekly. We completed week 13 and will continue the weekly Zoom rallies through the summer period.

In week 13 Mountain Momma briefed the group of scavenging for preparedness items and resources. This was a great brief and offered ways for folks to find good used materials to fix and use or else fix and sale for funds to buy other preparedness materials. Thanks to Mountain Momma for her time to put the brief together and for sharing it with the group.

Mobile Training - HFS will be going mobile to conduct a full day of preparedness training in Monticello, KY on Aug 1, 2020, 9 am – 5 pm. I met the host to of this event at a previous Heritage Life Skills event in Waynesville, N.C. in the past. Since then the host family has participated regularly in the HFS website. I will be teaching Risk Analysis and Management, Family Communication Planning, Preparedness 101 and 102. I will also be available for questions and preparedness discussions. I’m really excited to head to the Blue Grass state and spend the day with these great folks. If you live near Monticello, KY and would like to attend this training event please email me and I will connect you with the host for the training.

Special Guest Thursday, July 23 rd – Sheriff Mack. If you want to know the role of the sheriff in your county, this is the session you don’t want to miss. Festus will be conducting the interview live through the Zoom virtual application. A big thanks to Festus for pulling this together.

Here’s some information on Sheriff Mack to help you get a better history and understand the importance of what this retired Sheriff has to share with us.

Sheriff Mack will discuss his case at the Supreme Court and also discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Sheriff in your county.

More Information:

Richard Ivan Mack is the former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona and a political activist. He is known for his role in a successful lawsuit brought against the federal government of the United States which alleged that portions of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act violated the United States Constitution. He won his case at the Supreme Court level.

Do some research on Sheriff Mach for more information.

Recent interview with Sheriff Mack - Worth your time to watch.

Constitutional Sheriff's and Peace Officer Association - Consider joining and supporting Sheriff Mack and his organization

HFS has also secured a Thursday evening Zoom appearance from Bob Griswold from Ready Made Resources in August. He will be talking about preparedness and specifically about the importance of communication and night vision equipment. Many of you may recognize Mr. Griswold from his appearances on the Dave Hodges Show and Doug Hagmann podcast. Mr. Griswold is a experienced world traveler in some of the darkest place on earth. We look forward to him spending time with Hope for Survival. I will continue to put forth my best efforts to bring in nationally known voices to offer top level information on specific subjects.

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. This is a great group and platform to learn and build friendships. 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 four classes to date and will continue a couple more classes after a brief summer break.

If you have any desire to take any of these classes, please drop me an email to get the Zoom room reserved. 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.

HEALTH ALERT: Be aware of a new flu circulating in China at this time. Swine flu is spreading quickly. The Chinese are killing of hundreds of thousands of swine which will impact the global market. There is also one reported case of the Bubonic Plague coming out of Chinese sources.

Moving along …