Lead Or Be Led

Introduction

The other day I was listening to some talk radio on the way home.  I don’t listen to much political talk as it often results in high blood pressure, but I do like to keep up with the current events, even if it’s just the basics.  Phil Valentine, a local talk show host, was discussing the recent NFL situation where the athletes were refusing to come out and stand for the national anthem.

He was discussing how some guy, possibly the leader of the NFL organization (hell if I know), was saying how this all was out of his control and he did not state one way or the other how the individual teams should behave. Continue reading “Lead Or Be Led”

5 Protein Packed Foods for Muscle Growth

 

Killing it in the gym is essential for muscle and strength growth, but the other side of the coin is food.  If you’re not eating enough to sustain muscle growth, your hard work in the gym will not pay off.  Today I’ll review 5 protein packed foods I eat regularly and how I prepare them to keep things interesting.

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EDC: Family Edition

Introduction

For those of you who have done any reading on prepping and survival tactics, an EDC is probably a term you know very well.  For those of you new to the subject, you’d be surprised to know you already have an EDC, in the most technical sense.

An EDC, or Every Day Carry, is just that: Items you carry on your person every day.  For the non-prepper types, this would include items such as your keys, wallet, and cell phone.  This in the event of an emergency, or even a minor situation, will leave you woefully under-prepared.  Compounding this issue is the subject of making sure your family is prepared as well.   Continue reading “EDC: Family Edition”

All You Have To Do…

This is a guest post by Victor L. Vogt.  You may visit his site here.  The AKC crew would like to thank Victor for his submission and hope to see more of his work posted here in the future.

Is change the way you think and you will change your life, no matter

what situation you are in or your circumstance – the way you think

about it will determine how you feel about it and that will result in

your attitude – Continue reading “All You Have To Do…”

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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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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3 Of The Best Workout “Finishers” For Fat Loss

A “finisher” is simply a strength based cardio routine that you do at the end of your regular workout. Generally it’s going be H.I.I.T. oriented and makes a nice alternative to steady state boring cardio as well as burns more calories, does more for your overall body composition, and help build some stength in the process.

These aren’t meant to be done in replacement of a workout or your usual cardio session they are a nice little “extra” to help encourage fat loss and overall body composition changes that are positive. They won’t do any miracles but I’ve found they do help give you that extra edge that is often needed when getting down to lower body fat levels. Continue reading “3 Of The Best Workout “Finishers” For Fat Loss”

Shut Down The World For Dinner

 

Our world gets more atomized and distracted every day.  Everyone is too busy being “entertained” with all of this nonsense to really appreciate and understand human interaction.  In speaking back and forth with some of the commenters here, the topic of getting together as a family for dinner came up. I thought about it deeper and realized that people are so wrapped up in things that don’t matter that they let their real life interactions slip.  Today, I’ll share what I do with my family and the benefits I’ve seen from creating time to just be together.

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Your Levels of Influence

Inspired by part of our conversation in our first livestream, I decided that I would expand upon some of my statements, particularly those about your levels of influence.

To define your levels of influence for this discussion, I am referring to the impact your choices have on your own life, the life of your family, the community, the nation, and finally the world. Continue reading “Your Levels of Influence”

Your Kids Are Tougher Than You Think

The year is 1925, my grandfather is only 15. He has two younger brothers, aged 10 and 3. He is living in a mining camp in Idaho with his mother, who is a school teacher, and his father, a veteran of the Spanish-American war of 1898, a miner and alcoholic. That year, his mother contracts tuberculosis and dies. Within a month, his depressed father drinks himself to death, leaving the three boys on their own. My grandfather, now head of the household, drops out of high school and goes to work hand loading boxcars at a railroad yard to support and raise his brothers. By 1930, he marries my grandmother and they start a life of farming (still taking care of his brothers) in which they become successful, running over 2000 acres, despite being in the middle of the Great Depression.

The reason I tell this story is to contrast this with the typical teenager today. Hooked on video games and porn, no work ethic, no real responsibilities. I do not know of any kid that would take on that sort of responsibility today. Continue reading “Your Kids Are Tougher Than You Think”