My Everyday Carry (EDC): Vertx Commuter Sling Bag

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Everyday Carry Gear Before we step out the door for work or play, we always have our everyday carry gear in hand. It can be as simple as a wallet and keys or a pack. Depending on profession or daily needs, the gear will vary. Like millions of Americans, I work in the technology sector and my EDC reflects this. Over the course of the last few years, [...]

How To Build A Bug Out Bag: Survival Essentials

My first bug out bag (BOB) build from scratch was a daunting process. I realized that I must consider the environment, hostile elements, the location and more. These variables help to define the gear configuration. The mission at hand dictates the contents of the pack and the season plays a big role as well. He or she may upgrade the shelter, add a [...]

Your Pathway to Freedom ~ Operation Optimize

We exist in a world of addiction to video games, drugs, and deviant desires. Materialism is encouraged and virtually forced upon us through social media and television. All this in the pursuit of fleeting happiness. This crumbling Empire offers nothing to feed our primal desire to greatness, to strength and ultimate [...]

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 fitting [...]

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 [...]