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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #77

Fellow Patriots,

Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #77. We appreciate you stopping by to check out the newsletter. Grab your weekly snack and relax for a bit while taking in the news. Even though we are connected across many states by distance, we are thankful to have the ability to communicate via the internet and via email and our webpage. Thanks for being a part of what we are trying to do. That is, communicate, share, learn, and help one another in our preparedness efforts.

This week I write to you from western North Carolina and the North Georgia mountains where I’m working preparedness planning with some HFS Patriots. We are so blessed to live in such a awesome country with such beautiful land and people. I leave being free and having the ability to move around state to state to see and spend time with the HFS family. I’m so lucky.

The Patriot family I’m working with continues to build and finalize their preparedness plans We have enjoyed great discussions and continue to work on security plans, tactics, pressure canning meat, route planning, and team development. I’m really proud of these folks for their focus and efforts to become self-reliant. It is truly an honor to spend time with such great Americans. Now, I didn't mention the part about teaching canning lessons to these fine Patriots. We had loads of fun during the entire process. Well, I did. I detected a bit of stress happening as the canner started to build pressure.

If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional information offered through HFS. I have removed the weekly newcomer information and guest guide and the link takes you to an article I just posted for all this information to welcome and help you take advantage of all the HFS information and material provided. I have added this feature to allow PENL regular readers less script to wake through weekly and it shortens the overall PENL product several pages of text.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – HFS continues the Thursday HFS Zoom Virtual rallies weekly. We completed week 25 with a great Zoom meeting. This week I taught Preparedness 102 (team) which expands from the Preparedness 101 (self) course. We also covered news from the week, some preparedness topics and finished with the weekly “Chatter that Matters” session with the attendees.

If you have interest in attending a Thursday evening “Hope for Survival” Zoom virtual rally 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.

Moving along …

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

Ding, Ding, Ding...."Attention HFS readers..... 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."

Let’s move along and get to the news...

Thoughts for the week

As I said in the intro to the PENL, I’m on the road this week working to support HFS Patriot preparedness planning. It is truly my honor to spend quality time with such honorable Americans. Thank you for your hospitality and the opportunity to work with you on your plans. Thank you for allowing me to support your efforts. Stay on your current path with the same efforts and focus and you will be fine. Blessing to you and your family always.

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It was great to spend an evening with two fellow Patriots in my neighborhood to discuss our security plan, faith, breaking barriers to build team numbers, communications, and collecting skill sets of personnel in our neighborhood. Most importantly, we shared a great meal. I love food. Thank you for your time and hospitality. I look forward to our next meeting to further solidify and share the plans.

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If only. I have been noticing Wilson and his gang of squirrels racing around at breakneck speed collecting food for winter storage. I see Wilson chattering in some foreign tree language barking instructions as squirrels fly from tree to tree, across wood piles and out of site with their jaws packed full of resources. These guys are preparing for what is ahead and apparently having fun in the process. How on earth can squirrels be smarter than humans? Are they really displaying survival skills? It even appears like it Is a routine process. Can you imagine such a thing? Do they sense a change ahead? Winter? Freezing nights and long dreary days? Heck, these guys even know to take shelter when storms roll through. I wonder what they know that humans aren’t detecting yet. I mean won’t humans also face the same freezing temps and dreary days? If only humans would take notice and follow the lead of the squirrels the preparedness planning would be much easier. If only…

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I was having a conversation with a fellow HFS Patriot during the week and we discussed a personal cache and the conversation expanded to what I call a “dirt” bank. No, I don’t put dirt in jars and take the bank for deposit. A dirt bank is a secure place you have selected to bury an item(s) you want to protect and keep private. This could be such things as some cash, precious metals, personal papers, and information, maybe a rock thrower and some extra rocks… You get the picture. I have a relative who has used the mason jar routine for things he wishes to protect and deposit into his personal dirt bank. One important factor in the dirt bank routine is to ensure you make a note and a detailed map to where you establish this fine process in the event something happens to you, someone with access to your safe or secure space can find it. The method I use, and there’s many, is I purchased what I call a puck and I housed my resources within the puck. The puck comes in different sizes and shapes. The one I purchased is water and fireproof. Your protected resources are stored inside a fireproof bag which is then secured inside the puck. Pretty simple huh? Like I said above, you can use different resources. Just make sure they are waterproof, moisture free, and depending on the location you deposit the puck, fireproof. Here is a picture of the puck and the website address to purchase one if you so desire. NOTE: This product is a hot seller and is often out of stock. You may have to check randomly for this product. It also comes in multiple shapes and sizes.

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A rumor on the street that is gaining lots of traction and attention and the word circulating amongst many alternative news voices is this article by Mike Adams. If this is true, this could be a pre-election game changer and real boost to the voting day turnout. I have heard this same story unofficially (cough, cough) through a close friend with military ties. This is worth the read.

Okay, lets move along to the news…

Preparedness News

1. Dennis Howard – Survival Cache - - - I know folks who stockpiled thousands of rounds of ammunition, over the past few years. Ammunition is now hard to come by and if you do find it, it is priced extremely high. Some folks perform reloads to add to their stockpile. Folks need to be cautious when buying brass for reloading. While listening to a podcast this morning from the Liberty Man, John Moore, and he shared how a recent student attending a tactics class shared numerous reloaded rounds having repeated weapon jams due to faulty brass. This article offers some good advice on the security and safety with storing your ammunition.

2. Preppers Survive - - Fire up the printer and let her take advantage of nine free PDF Prepper Cookbooks being offered at this link. This is good stuff to add to your printed library of information on “how to” do things, build things, cook things, and so forth.

3. Food Storage Moms – Linda Loosli - - This is a very good article. I was recommending to some Patriot friends last evening to do a run to COSTCO or SAMS to check out their multi-cans (tubes) of chicken, salmon, tuna, and turkey. If you need to add or catch up on your food resources this is a one stop shopping opportunity. Don’t miss out on it.

4. From St. Funogas - Survival Blog - - Excellent information and very interesting. I can’t speak for the validity of it because I wasn’t familiar with it until now. Imagine using solar with no batteries. Impressive, right?

5. Backdoor Survival - - This is a good alternative. I know some folks are allergic to chicken eggs and can’t use chickens in their preparedness food plan. Quail and Ducks offer a good high protein alternative to consider.

Other News

1. Martin Armstrong – Armstrong Economics - - Martin provides a good financial snapshot of the global market by region.

2. Jim Rickards Blog Line -

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That's all my Patriot brothers and sisters. Stay alert and strong.

Thanks much for your time to read the PENL and hanging with us at Hope for Survival. We all have different desires in news and what we read at different points in our day. Hopefully HFS has provided information to stimulate your thinking and the realities around us. It is important for you to keep your feet and minds grounded as the world continues towards an unknown destination.

Keep the faith and continue doing great things for yourself and others. Keep the emails flowing. Bring new friends and help spread the word on Preparedness. Visit the HFS YouTube page and check out the numerous preparedness videos. Subscribe and hit like. It’s a minimal price to pay for free information. I appreciate you sharing the great things you are doing with your plans and progress moving you forward. Keep charging ahead.

Prayers - Please keep our great nation, our elected leaders, military and first responders in your thoughts and prayers. As we approach the Nov 2020 elections, we must pray for a calm nation and focus on the purpose of the election and what the results of the election could mean, both candidates. Please pray for our leadership to find answers and guidance to the problems facing our great nation. I pray for each, and every one of our Patriots. Please keep our Patriot sister touring Alaska in your prayers. I pray for safety and wisdom over the next few days as I travel and offer preparedness support to my Patriot family. May we all be protected from the growing evils surrounding and attacking our families daily. May we pray for all the blessings and things in life to be thankful about and continued hope for revival around the world. Amen.

Keep charging and have a safe week. Always remember, we are blessed people. Don’t allow the events around us to create fear in your life. Build your own self-reliance and focus on hope.


Bravo Echo Out,

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