Fall Term

So fall term just started. I am working full time, and trying to take 15 credits. 2 classes are tied together, so it's basically like one big course. It's a pretty cool class so far, we work in teams of two in the brand new networking lab. We have multiple computers and our own network we get to play with. We have a professional server room that we can go into and work on. I am really looking forward to this class. My health class is my first ever online class. I am kind of on the fence so far. I like a class room, and this seems like I could easily get lost and fall behind. But it is the future, and I need to get used to it. I have three or four more in the next two terms.


Political Season

As the political season slowly heats up I am reminded of something I have believed and tried to practice my entire adult life. I vote not for the person who promises to do the most good, but for the candidate that I truly believe will cause the least harm. The damage a politician causes will haunt us much longer then any good deeds they achieve. I also strongly believe in voting for a candidate not a political party. Political parties are like organized religions, they hide behind there lies of helping the greater good                                (THE GREATER GOOD) 
but truly only care about promoting their own agenda and personal interests. But when in doubt, vote for the person with the weirdest name. At the very least you will be entertained by the puppets on the news broadcasts butchering their names when they do something wrong, which we all know is just simple a matter of time before they do. I know somewhere out there is a person with the name of  Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch (a city in Whales). If there is a god, that person will get an elected office, and do something so stupid that they make news around the world, and we all will get to watch the talking heads butcher there name 24 hours a day 7 days a week for weeks as the scandal unfolds. Then my life will truly be complete.


Apocabox, August 2015

Pretty cool box this month. Creek did it again. Not sure how he keeps finding such cool new stuff for us, but he continues to impress me. So lets get into this box.

So first up was the Ishwash Personal Eyewash: $12.99. Screw it onto any ordinary water bottle and you have a personal eyewash station. For anyone that has ever gotten something into there eye, you know exactly how important this is to have in your first aid kit. 
Next was the Ursa major Face wipes: $3. I will be the first to admit that when I opened the box I thought these were rubbers. I was like damn Creek what kinda camping trip you planning on? But come to find out these are "super natural" skin care wipes. Have not tried them yet but I am sure there great. Always found wet wipes super handy. In the Army we all kept a small pack of them in our kits just makes you feel a little more human washing up once in a while. 
I heart Knives patch: $5, umm I am not a patch guy, so I will just move on,,,,
Next is the Day zero bow makers guide: $12. If you read this and can not make a bow drill afterwards, please start stalking up on bic's or something cause if this book can't help you noising will.
Next we have the Para cord pack Leash: $3. Nice chunk of para cord with clips on each end to leash something that you need quick access to, on the outside of your pack, and of course it's a nice chunk of spare cordage. 
Another knife, THANK YOU CREEK!!! always need more knives :) This is the John Russell Sheath Knife: $17.99. Really nice knife, but in need of a sheath. Which just so happens to be a part of this month's challenge. More to follow on that. This knife is made by one of the oldest knife makers in the U.S. It has a classic old school design, and the handle feels so good in your hand. Very cool addition to your knife collection.
End of days survival card: $24.95. This is amazing. Small card, fits easily into your wallet. Has hooks, arrowhead, awl, saw, sewing needles, snare locks trident, tweezers, and small game arrowhead. All in this little card. It's crazy and awesome all at the same time. 
Well I thought I had seen it all when Creek got us fire para cord a few boxes ago. But now he gives us glow in the dark para cord. For anyone that has gotten up before first light to take a leak and tripped over the para cord holding up your shelter, or clothe lined themselves will appreciate and wonder why it took so long to invent this. Glow in the dark pare cord: $9.99. Made by Uber Glow, it's 50 feet of 7 strand core, para cord. Plus it is rot and mildew resistant. Not sure how I want to incorporate this into my kits, but it is a great item to have. It really glows nicely, and it doesn't seem to loose it's glow.
Nest is the Speedy stitcher sewing awl: $14.99. So for those of you not old school, you probably have not seen one of these. I have been trying to find one for a while. This is how people for generations have made and repaired gear. It's a hard core sewing kit basically. The needle stores inside, you unscrew the cap take out the needles and put the thread through the needle tip then go to work.

The monthly challenge-Make a improvised knife sheath. The Awl above is quite handy in doing this challenge. Creek put a video showing how to make 4 different types of sheath all made for the John Russell knife. Haven't had time to make one yet, but maybe this month thence I don't have any school.

Barrett's Honor College

I was notified yesterday that i have been accepted into Barrett's Honor College at Arizona State University. So we will be picking up an...