Sarah’s New Everyday Carry (EDC) Bag

Sarah have been having a hared time picking a purse. When I recently made a video about my EDC bag. When I did I emptied my bag so she put her stuff in it. She liked it but it wasn’t perfect for her. She looked around at similar bags and found the Maxpedition Modern. There is a lot to like about it. in fact I like it better then my bag but it looks to much like a purse for me to use LOL.

2022 Election Predictions

I hope I am wrong about the outcome but I think that the republicans will have a strong showing and the democrats will use that to cause more suffering for people.

How I think this will happen is that we are in a recession but most people aren’t affected by it. As soon as the media starts talking about how bad the economy is people will start to act like its bad and then it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

After the republicans win the democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) will start pointing out the problems in the economy and blame it on the republicans. They have already started saying for a few weeks now that if the republicans win they will destroy the economy because they don’t care about people and are only trying to help out the big businesses that got them elected.

The democrats will then try and pass all kinds of stimulus to “help” but that only makes thing worse and the spinless republicans will go along with it because that’s what they always do. The republicans see the democrats as the popular kids and they just want people to think that they are cool too so they go along with it. Ether that or both parties have become one big party. I don’t really know. But I do know that you really can’t tell them apart any more and both just seem to want power, money and control for themselves.

I could be wrong about all this but I don’t think that I am based on how things have played out in the past. Either way we need to start holding elected officials accountable for what happens and remember it is ultimately in Gods hands.

My Everyday Carry (EDC) Bag

This is the next video in my everyday carry series. This is a bag the most contains the thing that in us every day. It also contains a few things that will help out if there is some sort of problem.

In a future video I will show a small box of stuff that I keep in the car that makes this bag into a kit that makes this into a kit that will will get anyone through the most conmen emergences, like taking your wife to the hospital.

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What We Can Learn From The Life of Simeon and Anna

This month I decided to compare 2 people with similar stories so we can learn a lesson from the differences.

The first is the prophet Simeon. He was an elderly man living at the temple. God told him the he would see the Messiah before he died. when he saw Jesus as an infant he was filled with joy but told no one. he just went away happy.

The other person is Anna the Prophetess. She was living in the temple like Simeon but had been there most of her life. When she encountered the Messiah she went around telling others.

While he did nothing wrong, Simeon could have been more like Anna. And we often act more like Simeon because we don’t want people to think we are strange.

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My Everyday Carry (EDC)

It looks like its time for people to show every day carry items on YouTube right now. I recorded this video as part of a series started with my everyday first aid kit that I was asked about before seeing on YouTube that there are a lot of other people who are posting videos about their EDC.

Everyone has items they carry with them everyday. But it’s a good idea to have a thought out EDC that covers the things that you use on a regular basis. That way you are not having to walk around to get things. Sarah and I are working hard to organize everything so that things are where we need them when we need them. That way we spend less time looking for things that we know we have. For example, I almost never have to look for a pen because there’s one in my left front pocket.

So in this video I start at my feet and work my way up about everything that I carry on my body everyday. From the shoes that I wear and the cool socks that I found to the stuff in the pockets of my pants.

I hope this gives you something to think about when organizing what you carry and use every day so you can get the task done that you need to on a regular basis without having to waste so much time looking for things you need every day.

Everyone Needs A First Aid Kit

I recently saw a post on Facebook asking for recommendations on every day carry first aid kits so I decided to do a video about the small first aid kit I keep in my every day carry bag and about the Bear FAK from Refuge Medical.

They are both made to treat severe injuries not boo boos. I will make another video about the home fist aid kit designed to treat smaller wounds and prevent infections.

If you are going to start caring a FAK or keep on in the car where space may be a premium you want to make the kit as compact as possible. This means these types of kits usually only have what you need to keep you or someone else alive. You can worry about infection later in these kinds of emergencies.

With that being said I have a little bit of room in mine for some band aids and butterfly bandages because with my life style I get minor cut and scrapes all the time.

This Is Getting Out Of Control

Sarah and I are planning on fixing up the house so we can sell it and buy a farm. So in order to do those things around the house I need to be able to find my tools. I also need to be able to easily carry them to make my part time job easier and start a handyman business.

Sarah and I are planning on fixing up the house so we can sell it and buy a farm. So in order to do those things around the house I need to be able to find my tools. I also need to be able to easily carry them to make my part time job easier and start a handyman business.

This is all part of our attempt to get more organized and have a better life. We are slowly sorting and organizing everything we own in order to make our life less chaotic. Bringing order to chaos is what followers of Christ are supposed to do. In a very much smaller way similar to how God brought order out of the chaos. As images of God we should try to show others God through all parts of our lives.

Planing For The Future

Sarah and I want to sell the house within the next year or two to buy a farm so we need to fix up the house and yard. We decided to walk around the yard and discuss all the things that we want to do.

All our plans are designed to make our lives better until we sell, and if for some reason we can’t move, the house will help provide for our family instead of just being a place we spend money on. We also have planned everything so that any potential future buyer will be more attracted to the house.

What We Can Learn From The Life of Smedley Butler

Every month I’m doing a video about a historic figure that we can all learn from. These videos are just to teach us the basic history of these people so that we can all go out and learn more from them. Not just learn to imitate what they did right, but also learn the lessons of what they did wrong. This month I’m discussing US Marine Major General Smedley Butler.

Smedley Butler was an ordinary man that achieved a lot through hard work and dedication. He had many acts of heroism that can inspire all of us. But early on in his career as a Marine alcoholism caused him some issues. He saw how other Marines had problems with alcohol as well. He decided that he was not going to drink anymore and that others should not drink as well. His decision not to drink was a great decision for himself. His desire for others not to be allowed to drink caused a lot of problems and suffering for other people once he learned to play politics and was a police officer in charge of other police later in life.

He also noticed throughout his career as a Marine that most of the wars the United States was involved in made U.S. businessmen very rich. He spent much of his later life speaking out against this. He hated how young men who joined the military to protect their country, friends and family ended up being used and died in order to make certain people even more rich. And as far as I know he never used the word but he spent a lot of time speaking out against the fascism in the U.S. government. And that is why very few people know of him, even though other people of his time that had the same accolades he did are better known. When World War II started he was the highest decorated U.S. Marine and not a single military base or ship was named after him because he spoke out against war and unnecessary death so that a select few could game wealth or power.

I hope you take the time to learn more about Smedley Butler so you can live a better life through emulating his successes and avoiding his mistakes.

We Need To Get Serious About Preparedness

Most people when they start getting more prepared buy a bunch of “cool guy” stuff. And I am no exception.

You are a lot more likely to need to drink water or eat today than you are likely to get into a gun fight. Even professional soldiers don’t get in a fight every day. And the days they do get into fights they still need to eat and drink.

With that being said, we all need to prioritize our time and money on stuff that we are more likely to need.

Soon I will be making videos on how to start preparing. As we go through these videos I will discuss what Sarah and I have done and what we still need to do.

This is a link to the levels of preparedness page on my website that I mentioned. It’s what Sarah and I are using to organize our priorities. And remember, it’s still a work in progress.

Levels of Preparedness