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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #68

Fellow Patriots,

Good evening/morning from Monticello, Kentucky. The beautiful Bluegrass State indeed. If you have never visited this area you should put it on your list. This is definitely “red, white, and blue” country. You know I am loving it. It reminds me of back home where Ms. Lucy and I grew up in southern, WV. Ms. Lucy and I traveled just under three hours from our Tennessee home to conduct this mobile training event for the awesome host family and local preparers. It is like a family reunion of sorts since we met the host of this event during Heritage Life Skills over in Waynesville, NC. It certainly makes it a smaller world indeed. We are happy to be spending time together, face to face, to have lots of preparedness discussions.

The weekend started with a burger burn this evening so we could chat and catch up a bit. The host showed us around the property and location I will be conducting all day training to about 30 or so like-minded individuals. This is going to be a blast. All day preparedness training. Does it get any better? Think about it. What an awesome opportunity to be surrounded with 25 to 30 like-minded people to share with and learn from.

If you would like to do an event like this in your area just shoot me an email.

Okay, on to this week’s newsletter.

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #68. Thanks for being here. Thank you for your time invested with Hope for Survival. To those of you who come back week after week, month after month. Thank you very much. My desire is to provide you with a mix of thoughts and information across the preparedness spectrum. That does not necessarily have to be how to grow potatoes or bag potato chips. Preparedness covers many areas of your life that you could be impacted by decisions or events from another source. Though the topics can be deep and troubling, I try to add a bit of humor when possible to keep the boat above water.

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.

When deciding how to build a framework for HFS it had to include multiple areas one could obtain information, opportunity, and training. 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 each Thursday evening. It is important to build a foundation with the individual and then branch out to team building. Why? Who covers your back while you sleep? Who protects you while you work in your garden or tend to livestock or work on your ham radio antenna?

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

Hope for Survival Goal – Help people as possible become self-reliant.

Thank you for your continued emails and support. Those who attend the Thursday evening Zoom preparedness rally using a virtual platform are making the most of available time and available information and working groups to better prepare. You too can be a part. I appreciate everyone for their efforts 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 can’t put it any plainer than to say, your odds of surviving what is headed our way drops drastically if you are not prepared to some degree and you are self-reliant and part of a team.

Another big thank you to everyone who purchased my book and to the few who purchased multiple copies to give friends. HFS readers purchased 15 books in 24 hours this weekend. That makes about 40 to 50 books sold during the past two weekends. This is great for the buyer because I hope it is the first step in converting another mindset and it’s great because it means more funding will be going to the local food bank to feed the hungry. Thank you so much. We appreciate your support. Thank you. All books shipped within 24 hours. Read the book, write down questions, and shoot me an email and let me know if I can answer questions or support your preparedness efforts in some way.

We have added approximately 25 new HFS followers in the past three weeks. I would like to welcome all the new readers and followers to the HFS family. We have a great collection of followers who I consider to be part of my preparedness family. Join in and become a part of the HFS journey. The most recent addition is known as the left coast co-host from another podcast, located specifically in Oregon. A funny guy caught up in the craziness in Portland, Or. I will simply call him Par 3 since we already have one bronze bomber. Seriously, we welcome everyone and hope you find a comfortable place to enjoy the HFS journey.

I want to give a huge “thank you” to the Patriot sister and HFS supporter who sent a check to our mailbox to support the efforts we are trying to do at HFS. Your donation helps cover fuel cost in the many miles traveled monthly to help others get prepared. Your gift is much appreciated and you, my sister, are truly a blessing to our life over the past years. We do not expect things like this, but we truly appreciate your kind and generous contribution to HFS. Love and prayers to you always. Thank you so much.

Ms. Lucy is doing well and still recovering daily from surgery. Each day seems to bring clearer vision and less blurriness and nausea, so things appear on the right course. Thank you all for your notes, emails, and prayers. We appreciate it much.


Hope for Survival Podcast – One of the areas HFS provides training opportunities is through the HFS YouTube channel. The most recent video posted is my one-hour interview on preparedness with the Christopher Scott Show Podcast. This is a great interview for anyone who is on the fence or simply unprepared. We currently have about 22 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 16 with a great Zoom meeting which was supported by many. This week’s rally provided a weekly news update, a few preparedness briefs to include a brief by Gun Smoke himself. Once the short briefs are completed, we have our weekly “Chatter that Matters” session with the attendees. It is amazing how much we can cover in this part of the rally. It is great information and time spent molding and building friendships.

Special Guest in August – HFS has secured a Thursday evening Zoom appearance from Bob Griswold from Ready Made Resources. 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, Glenn Tate 2.0 Podcast and Doug Hagmann podcast. Mr. Griswold is an experienced world traveler in some of the darkest places 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 access 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 as time permits.

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.

Mobile Training - Monticello, KY – Aug 1, 2020 – 9-5 AM

Moving along …

We must make this brief public announcement to protect the innocent.

Ding, Ding, Ding...."Attention HFS visitors..... Opinions shared in this newsletter are just that, opinions, and nothing more. Read at your own risk. The owner and author of this site are 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. 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

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