Camping for Two Weeks Without Killing Your Family

I love camping. I love playing in the mountains, exploring, seeing new country, and doing activities that toughen myself and my children. With six kids, spending time in the outdoors can be a challenge. Whining, filthy little brats tax your patience, and yet spending the quality time is a great way to see them learn and grow.

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Dealing With Downtime

As most of you may have noticed by now, I like to relate my articles to things I actually do or think about in my real  life.  On Monday, I came down with a nasty stomach virus that forced me to leave work early.  I felt like shit, went home, and got some rest.   When I woke up I got to thinking about how being the type of guy I am, who handles a ton of shit on his plate daily, I can’t afford much downtime, but I’m also not a machine either.  Today I’ll cover my insights on why downtime is necessary, and how you can use it to your advantage.

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13 Daily Virtues: Introduction

This is the introduction to a multi-post series I will revisit in the future.

I recently stumbled upon a set of principles that Ben Franklin used to develop his character at age 20.  He actually developed a system and carried a card around with each of the virtues on it, along with a check box for each of the week.  Each time he disobeyed a virtue, he’d check it off for that day.  Today I’ll go over each virtue, and how it relates to our modern day, as well as red pill theory and life as a whole.

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9/8/2017 Open Thread: AKC Merch

Hello guys,

After the highly successful livestream that happened last night which I unfortunately had to miss, I had time to work on some merch ideas.  I do almost all of the design work here for A Kings Castle so I bring you a design that we here find hilarious, and I’m sure all of you will too. This is just a product mock up to see how the design is received.

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They Need Your Leadership

As we know, even a successful man can and will be manipulated if he lets his frame waiver.  I’ve seen this time after time with men I’ve known my whole life.  One account happened recently to a guy I know.  Today I’ll report on why I think it failed and what everyone needs to remember; to be a father/husband is to accept the role of leader at all times.

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Ignoring The Urge to Quit

 

Whether you’re about about to make that last rep, about to get that last mile in, or 20 minutes out from completing a project, there seems to be this voice telling you that “this is too hard” and “just give up.”  I’ve worked to ignore this voice and push myself harder than I ever could by grinding on and keeping things moving.  To me, that is the key to overcoming your own self doubt and unreal limitations.

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How to Grow Peppers and Make Hot Sauce

 

I love spicy food.  I can put hot sauce on almost anything and love trying sauces made of different peppers.  I’ve always loved growing my own vegetables as well so this year I decided to grow a variety of hot peppers I’d use to make different homemade hot sauces.  Today I’ll go over the basics of these easy to grow vegetables and how to make a basic sauce recipe.

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Building A Mental Firewall

 

If frame is our personal set of boundaries, and sense of self that we do not change, then my topic today kind of plays off of that concept.  As a leader, you get to decide what your family is subjected to on a daily basis.  If nothing else, you can mitigate the amount of toxicity they are exposed to and  you can use this added time to build a stronger relationship with your family.

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Zen and the Art of Archery

 

Bow shooting is one of the oldest, most primal things a man can do.  While I am pro firearms, a bow is something different.  There is a connection to the past as well as a bit of a soothing aspect of doing something so ancient, yet so fun. Today I’ll explain the mental benefits of getting into archery and how you can pick up this hobby without breaking the bank.

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The Need to Fly Solo

Marriage can be tricky at times because you are constantly around your wife, especially if you have kids.  I’ve noticed a fundamental flaw in a majority of married men and its that they spend all of their free time with their wife and children.  Being there for them as a provider and protector is part and parcel of being a father/husband, but you need to spend time by yourself.  We’ll go over what happens when you don’t have time for yourself, things you can do when you’re alone to have a positive impact on your life, and how to assert your wants/needs in your relationship without having to get into an argument. Continue reading “The Need to Fly Solo”