Earlier this spring I posted an introduction to a new series I was going to start which would focus on my own personal preparation for becoming ‘battle ready’ (being well-equipped in case the West ever does fall into anarchy). Obviously we don’t ‘wish’ for civil war in Europe, but if things do fall apart there, I would certainly want to go there to contribute in whatever way I best could.
I am basing my physical goals on the Army Ranger minimums, which are those activities and subsequent scores that qualify someone to try out for the Rangers. ‘Try out’ is the operative word, as the ‘recommended’ scores are even higher. I figure if I can get to the minimums though I will then work my way up to the ‘recommended’ later on.
Running: The Ranger’s minimum is a 15:00 two minute mile. I began running about a month ago, doing so when I wake up every morning. My day is based around waking up early, so this usually takes place around 500 or 530 am. It is always the first thing I do upon waking and a great way to start the day.
When I started I was quite out of shape, and could barely run for more than thirty yards at a time (that is a slight exaggeration but not much). I steadily improved every single day though, forcing another ten yards out of myself, until I was beginning to cover a decent amount of ground. I run the same stretch of neighborhood every day, and have now built up to running about .65 miles at a time without stopping, which takes me about 6:30. My intentions are to keep adding about ten more yards each day, and continuing that until I get to one mile a day. Then I will try to start running it in faster and faster times, working down to 7:30. This is half of the 15:00 two mile Ranger minimum, and once I can manage it then I will try to move it up to that level. As always, available free time is the biggest obstacle.
Pushups: The Ranger minimum is 50 pushups in 2:00. Because I have been lifting weights daily for the last two years I can already do that pretty easily (my best is 60-some), but am working my way up to the ‘recommended’ level of 85.
Situps: The Ranger minimum for these is 60 in 2:00, which I cannot do. As a result I am doing a 2:00 challenge every morning after my run, working my way up to that level.
Weight Training: I first became an obsessive weightlifter in high school, my entry into the practice coinciding with a normal teenage size explosion that caused me to go from 5’11” 145 lbs my Sophomore year to 6′ 221 lbs my Junior year. I essentially stopped after high school but got back into it in 2014. In 2015 I recomped 50 lbs, losing and gaining equal parts fat and muscle to add up to that number over the course of the year. Today, I lift weights twice per day 4 days per week, and have gotten my arms to 17.5 inches and my neck to 19 inches. I have not been ‘maxing out’ because of constraints in equipment (I lift at home), but am going to begin to do so soon.
Nutrition: I track every calorie that goes into my body on an app called ‘My Fitness Pal’. My macronutrient goal is 30% protein, 30% fat, and 50% carbs, trying to average around 4000 calories per day (trying to do a recomp/slight bulk right now).
Self-Defense: This area has had no focus and does not look to have focus added in the immediate future. Problem is lack of time. This is something I am seeking to overcome however, and I hope to have better updates on it in the future.
Tactical: I continue to read as many resources on 4th Generation Warfare, assymetric warfare, and similar topics as possible. Please send me anything to do with these subjects.
Personal and Political
Personal: I continue to engage in decision-making and long-term planning in such a way as to allow me to travel to Europe in the future to help do everything possible to help Western European patriots in their struggle to prevent the Islamization and death of their lands.
Proselytization: My book, Fistfights With Muslims In Europe: One Man’s Journey Through Modernity, continues to sell at a pace far beyond that which I had hoped for before publishing it. It is on track to sell several thousand copies by the end of the year. This is of course in part because of the low price, but even so I am still grateful for its success, since that means more people are introduced to the war in Europe. I intend on continuing to market it in a variety of ways, and plan on writing more books in the future.
This site: I continue to post 3-4 articles per week on this site, but need to do far more. Despite that, I want to also take this as an opportunity to thank those who comment here, and send emails, and engage in this little community.
Editor’s Note: If others are conducting their own similar preparation, or have ideas on the topic, please share them below!