Your Pathway to Freedom ~ Operation Optimize

We exist in a world of addiction to video games, drugs, deviant desires, rampant materialism and the pursuit of fleeting happiness. This crumbling Empire offers nothing to feed our primal desire to greatness, to strength and ultimate self-improvement. But within this world, there are people just like you, searching for tools, for the path to [...]

Fitness Can Help Strengthen Addiction Recovery

Physical fitness on almost everyone’s wish list, and for good reason. Being fit not only makes you look great, but it also improves your health, fights disease, and helps your mental wellness, too. Exercise has even been found to be an effective tool in addiction recovery. The body and mind are profoundly negatively affected by addiction, so it is [...]

Gear Review: Posse EDC Sling Pack

A quality EDC sling bag should be simple and easy on the wallet. Quality on a budget. As usual 3V Gear easily hits that mark with their Posse Sling bag, designed for versatility in a range of environments. Over the years, the Posse has served in a variety of roles. Urban recon, storing diapers and bottles for the kiddos, toting survival gear on day [...]

How to Invigorate Your Personal Fitness Routine

Finding the right balance between self-care and fitness can be a challenge for many individuals. Getting proper exercise and maintaining a healthy diet often feel like chores when we’ve had a long day at school or work. Fortunately, there are a multitude of ways to make your fitness routine more engaging and, dare I say it, fun! The key to [...]

Embracing Exercise to Help Addiction Recovery

The initial challenge of rousing yourself to hit the gym or lace up sneakers for a brisk walk or slow jog especially when a good Netflix show calls your attention might feel impossible. Yet doctors tout exercise not necessarily as a panacea for all that ails us, but certainly as a healthier outlet than drugs or alcohol to relieve physical and mental [...]

Essential Survival Gear – Thrunite Flashlight

A flashlight is an essential bit of gear for any EDC kit or survival bag. One can use a flashlight for self-defense or illuminate the darkness.  There's a huge difference between el cheapo Walmart special and spending a few extra dollars. I learned the lesson the hard way when it comes to cheap gear. In a nutshell, you get what you pay for, nothing [...]

Going the Distance: Tips for Running Farther and Faster

Running is more popular than ever, and people are pounding the pavement for a variety of reasons, whether they’re trying to drop a few pounds, build their social circle, or even support their mental health. One thing is certain: this sport is fun and it offers a variety of benefits for people of all fitness levels! It’s no wonder, then, that so [...]

Tips for Winterizing Your Workout

Just because the sun sets sooner and the temperatures drop quickly during the winter doesn’t mean your workout needs to freeze up. The winter might be about hibernation for some animals, but if you want to maintain, sustain or even gain on your fitness goals, sleeping through the winter is the last thing you should do. Winter weather can be a major [...]

How to Increase Your Security While Living in the Wild

Security is one of the most important aspects of survival. Once you are in a stable area with some resources, the next step in staying alive is protecting what you have. That means making sure you do not get sick, you can store what you have without risk of losing it, defend yourself, and protect what you have even when you cannot be there yourself to look [...]

How To Guide: Choosing the Best EDC Knife

The Best EDC Knife The hunt for the best EDC knife is basically the equivalent to searching for the Holy Grail. I found fakes and replicas in my quest and lots of hype. Knives that were too big, too small and some that were total garbage. Finally I decided to go out of my comfort zone with a new brand - Spyderco. Needless to say I was not [...]