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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #70

Fellow Patriots,

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #70. 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, we appreciate your support. Can you believe the PENL has survived and posted through 70 straight weeks? Personally, I’m amazed. When I started this adventure about 15 months ago, I never really thought of 15 months into the future and simply focused on the current week and then each week forward. The time involved can be a challenge but the promise I made from the start, “to have fun” is still active” so the PENL will continue as long as you show up to read and my ink in the keyboard doesn’t dry up. 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. 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 Mission – To help individuals and families get prepared.

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

The book is a basic framework to get you started in Preparedness, but you should continue to build upon the basic-foundation and processes. Hope for Survival is built around the book, with the PENL, the HFS website containing over 330 articles and folders set up for specific topics, online and in-resident training, and Zoom rallies conducted each Thursday evening. My approach is to help the individual, the family and team, and the community. 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? Do you plan to sleep with one eye open like Festus?

Another big thank you to everyone who purchased my book and sent in emails this week. Your support is what keeps this adventure in motion. It also helps humanize the names going back and forth. I’m honored that I know and have met probably 80 to 90% of the folks who are regular supporters. It feels like one big family from my end. Thank you so much. We appreciate your support.

HFS would like to welcome new readers from Oregon, California, Washington, and Texas. Welcome and make yourself at home. Stay as long as you wish, bring family and friends with you.


Hope for Survival Podcast – One of the areas HFS provides training opportunities is through the HFS YouTube channel. We currently have about 24 short training type Podcast on the Hope for Survival YouTube channel covering numerous topics of interest to help in your preparedness planning. One thing I have learned during the past year is some folks prefer to read and others enjoy listening while doing other task. Consider bringing a friend or family member and check it out. If you like what you viewed, hit “like” and consider subscribing so you are notified when I post something new. The number of subscribers and likes helps me determine trends and where folks spend time.

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 18 with a great Zoom meeting which was supported by many. We cover news during the week, some preparedness topics and answer questions on the topics. Once the short briefs are completed, we have our weekly “Chatter that Matters” session with the attendees.

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. I do plan to add a new class soon covering Intelligence and building it in to your plans. I hope to have this class online and ready by early September.

As I transition from training into the news, I want to point this out. If you are new or a young preparer with questions, I’m trying to inform you about every opportunity to move forward with help and support. This isn’t because I am bored with nothing to do. It is because I believe this heavily in the need to prepare for what I believe could be ahead of us in the near future.

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

I led off this week’s “thoughts for the week” with this picture depiction of the wolf with the powerful quote you see. This is important my fellow Patriots. From day one, I have consistently encouraged folks to stay grounded and focused on the impact of events vs spending their time focused on storylines and the many forecast of possibilities. It is more important you have food, water, shelter, security, medicine, and plans than to worry about how many folks will be arrested and sent to GITMO or federal trials around America. We can “what if” our current circumstances to death and until we lose complete focus on what will save us and keep us alive.

In several of the recent Thursday Zoom rallies we have had long discussions on the potential of existing rogue elements tormenting many American cities. If half of American gunowners step out and resist to protect their communities, then what? How long will they have free reign to terminate these rogue threats before the Federal Government or State Government steps in and now the armed American’s become the target and focus. A question was asked to how many people are known to be Antifa and/or BLM members? The total is unknown but estimated in the thousands. We are seeing elements of these organizations floating around our nation causing disruption and major damage to city buildings. The loss of life has been minimal and the impact to critical infrastructure has been near zero. Get that? They are not attacking critical infrastructure, yet. It’s about a message and peace, right?

It is my opinion these thugs are operating with a higher direction and goal to sustain their current events to keep their story alive and in the news. Most Americans tire of ongoing news stories quickly. As the days are passing, notice how the media has slowly withdrawn as the story continues and the violence spreads from state to state. You are only hearing about Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and one or two others. You aren’t hearing of the violence in other cities across our southern border states such as Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and others continues.

Stories are much more promotable and attention getting when hundreds or thousands gather to protest, burn, destroy, and fight the system. My concern is not so much the large numbers, but the five or ten who are trained and start targeting critical infrastructure. This has not happened yet and I hope towns and cities are already prepared to reinforce existing plans and security measures to protect what is most important aside their residences. Utilities, water, electric, sewage, hospitals, and then warehouses housing regional food storage. These are all resources that are critical to the care, physical and psychological, to the well being of a home, town, city, region, or state. Five rogue individuals can cause far more pain and damage to you than these muffin cakes protesting at will. I don’t agree with them or their actions. What I’m suggesting to you is to stay focused on priorities of resources being targeted.

One thousand protestors march in the street as a group and control the narrative and news. One single protestor hiding on the roof with a high-powered rifle and scope will do more damage than the 1,000 protestors on the street. Why? When the first shot is fired into a crowd of protestors, either side, the spark has been delivered to ignite this multi-month boiling problem. Oh, this sounds totally absurd and crazy. I know. I would agree, except, I know these rogue elements are sending individuals to foreign countries to be trained as snipers. Remember, many of these individuals hate America. For whatever reason they have used their silver spoon down in the basement to warp their brains and now field hatred and anger against you, me, the system.

Anyone who believes the witnessed protestors will remain in city environments should think again. As I recently shared with some fellow Patriots, these organizations already identified names and addresses of prominent conservative politicians, mayors, governors and city officials, as well as outspoken citizens. They plan to uptick their voices and attempted altering of daily life. Tensions are going to grow and will we make it to the election before a spark is lit? Time will tell. (Thanks for our Patriot sister for sending providing this Millie the Millennial video to support my point).