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Patriot Express Newsletter Edition #89

Fellow Patriots,

Merry Christmas!!! Welcome to the Patriot Express Newsletter (PENL) Edition #89. May you be healthy, blessed, and joyful today and everyday. Ms. Lucy and I pray you are with family and/or a loved one during this holiday season. Covid-19 has ruined plans and time for many families over the past months. Through all the fun, food, and family don't forget to remember the reason for the season we celebrate Christmas.

This weeks PENL will be a bit shorter due to the holidays and my availability to put it together this week. We spent a few days in rural West Virginia with family and then traveled further in to central Virginia to spend the remainder of Christmas week with our children and grandchildren. All five grandchildren (2, 4, 7, 9, and 10) Seeing these five little personalities and young dreamers is the reminder of the fight today and the days ahead to defend and protect red, white, and blue. Our great grandfathers and grandfathers left us a great country to live and grow up in. We owe this to our children and grandchildren.

If you are a guest or newcomer to the HFS journey, please check out this link for additional information offered through HFS.

Operations Greater Good - HFS has launched "Operation Greater Good" and it can be found at the bottom of the main page of the HFS website below videos. You may remember back to a Thursday Zoom Rally in September when the Page family appeared as special guest to share their missionary story in Southern Africa where they have lived for nearly 15 years. Ms. Lucy and I support the Page family and HFS decided to launch a support campaign for two specific projects. The Water Well Project for Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the Bible School Project. Several HFS Patriots who contacted me about supporting the Page's and their mission can do so at the link included in the HFS website page. Each project has it's own link to support. HFS is not involved in any transactions between the Word of Life project and the Patriot supporter. Remember, click the link, scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Operation Greater Good information. (I'm sorry it took me so long to get this built in to the webpage. I'm a one man circus and some acts take me longer than others.) Survival, Preparedness, Disaster Management for individuals or family ( Look for this page as you scroll to the bottom.

Thursday Zoom Rallies – There will not be a weekly zoom rally the week of Christmas and the week of New Years Eve is still pending. If we schedule a zoom rally the week of New Years Eve I will post it and email you the time and date. World and National events will drive this decision.

I am hoping to post an article on Communications at the team level soon. The Zoom group worked and discussed communications in several Zoom meetings to provide some worthy choices to consider. I just haven't had time to put the information on paper to post.

Communications: You can now follow HFS social media on the following outlets:

Facebook – Hope for Survival

YouTube Channel – Hope for Survival

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Parler – Preparedness101@Preparedness101

Connect and give me a shout. Share with family and friends.

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 is 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. Occasionally I use words only Patriots recognize and understand. It's not personal against any non-Patriot. It's just the truth. 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 some thoughts...

Thoughts for the week

I had the honor of stopping in Crossville, TN last Friday just as the PENL #88 was being posted. It was such a great opportunity and blessing to spend the evening with the Crossville Patriots. Thanks to everyone who could attend. I also want to welcome the new Crossville Patriots who could join the group for dinner. Time and location afforded us the opportunity to have good discussions on food planning short and long term, local communications and external communications with other regional teams/tribes/nodes. When I depart these locations after meeting with our Patriot sisters and brothers, my brain is flying with excitement. This is good stuff. Especially seeing growth and team work to help support one another.

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Several of the HFS regions (Franklin, NC/Rabin County, Monticello, KY, and Crossville, TN), should have received an email this week discussing internal and external communications and the continued expanding and building of teams/tribes/family/nodes or whatever you wish to call your community group. Bottom line is in the next few months I hope to start linking several of the groups together through communications. I can only do so much and the rest is on the groups to invest time and effort to perfect skills. I hope to add Dandridge TN, Waynesville, NC, and Huntsville, AL to the next group. This has been a long process in the works and it is exciting to see it coming together.

As we move in to 2021 and realize the numerous issues happening around us, the importance of this topic increases. We don't know what resolutions will be put in place but we can control our own preparedness and capabilities.

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Lord willing and a low creek flowing under the back road bridges I will be sharing lunch with two of our Patriot sisters from Roxboro, NC here in Roanoke, VA on Saturday. I'm really looking forward to the time to discuss preparedness. These two high energy Patriot sisters continue moving forward to be better prepared. They recently added a greenhouse and chicken coup to their preparedness plans. I'm very proud of these two ladies. Great job.

Okay, lets move along to the news…

Preparedness News

1. N.O.A.H Trekker Water Filtration System. We covered this portable water filtration system in our HFS Weekly Zoom rally last week. I have received several inquiries in to this product as well as Festus doing some additional research for HFS. This may seem like an expensive cost for the product but the quality and reputation appears to back up the cost. Here is the video on the system and below the video is some consolidated facts.

N.O.A.H makes two portable systems.

The small system which is great for missionaries abroad is roughly $1,500.00. It is stored in a portable air tight carrying case. Here is the link to the website - Trekker Water Purifier | Sediment Filtration | Novi, MI ( -

This would also be a great back up filtration system for a bug out location, off-grid location, or as a secondary system for redundancy. Clean water is critical to survival regardless of the disaster being faced.

2. From Kristina Phelan - Homestead Survival Site - 7 Things for Gardeners To Do in The Winter - Homestead Survival Site - Aside from water, growing and knowing how to grow food is near the top in criticality. I would say of all the folks I discuss growing a garden with, 20% have grown a garden and the other 80% tell me how they have lots of No #10 cans filled with seeds. Think about that. How many of them live around you and possibly end up with no food when their garden doesn't produce. Think about it.