Great Backpacks to Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

I’ve always enjoyed being prepared. For anything. I’ve also always had a very healthy respect for citizen soldiers and those that are ready to go to work at the drop of a hat. With that in mind, combined with the fact that I’ve been binge watching The Walking Dead, I’ve come to the tough conclusion that I am woefully unprepared. I would not do well in the zombie apocalypse. But a man can change!

The bright spot in my preparedness is around medical preparation. I have impressive first aid kits put away. Part of this is because I have toddlers, and as any parent knows, they can injure themselves in amazing ways just getting out of bed. However, I must admit, I don’t have a grab and go bag or some form of organization that is ready for action. So I went searching for a solution. I wound up with several.

I decided to have to have a couple different setups. For my car, I went with a something I found after googling “best tactical backpack” and found an option that wasn’t too flashy. I don’t want something that stands out, but I do want the functionality to strap different things to the outside with carabiners, and leave it in the trunk. It is made by a company called 5.11, and it is perfect. It feels nice, and I can take it on day hikes and small overnight camping trips. But also, it’s plenty big to have the necessities I need in the car to feel slightly more prepared for the zombie apocalypse. I may do another post later about the actual contents of the bag. For now, suffice it to say I have a decent medical kit, some water, light food, and things a boy scout would be proud of (think firestarters, road flares, pocket knife, flashlights, etc). After playing with the backpack for about a week, I liked it so much I bought a second one for the house.

Anyway, I feel more prepared, and some of the minor tools have already come in handy! Do yourself a favor and have a designated car bag.

2016 Primaries Thoughts

Lately I’ve really been concerned. I feel too young to be concerned over the type of things I am, but this election year really has me thinking. I’m have no one to vote for. Not one candidate reflects my views. For those that do not know me personally, this article from the New York Times does a great job at summarizing my views.

Moreover, not only do I not feel aligned with any candidate, I am concerned many of the frontrunners represent dangerous concepts and ideas. My friends are uninformed and ignorant about some of the stances of the candidates they intent to vote for, yet they are incredibly passionate. Legitimately, some have always self-identified as single issue voters, but I’m just amazed at what I’m seeing this election cycle. Now to be fair, I don’t claim to be overtly political, I’m an independent and I also am not the most informed. Yet, I can’t help but feel a certain sense of impending doom around what I’m seeing. It just reminds me how broken and outdated our political system is. Okay, I’ll step off my soapbox and end my “get off my lawn” talk.

Have a great night, everyone!

Hello world!


I am Christian Lacker and this is my personal website. I wanted a place on the information super highway to call my own, and this will serve as a therapeutic way to express my views. I hope you find something interesting to you during your time here, and please feel free to send me a message anytime. Thank you, and welcome to my world!