MY TOP SIX OUTDOOR WINTER TRAINING TIPS

BY SGT. KEN WEICHERT Find the forecast. Although weather forecasts are never exact, you will at least have a better understanding of what to prepare for by checking the climate conditions before you brave the cold. Consider what temperature it will be, the wind chill factor, and the length of time that you will be outside.…

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Equipped for Emergencies: Bug-in and Bug-out Bag Basics

INTRODUCTION Two tornadoes tore through our city in May of 2020. While our house was unscathed, one of the twisters trashed the power transformer three blocks away from us. Many people in our neighborhood heard it when it exploded in the chaos, putting us all in sudden darkness with screaming winds around us. One of…

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Mastering Effective Employee Engagement™

BY SGT KEN® AND STEPHANIE WEICHERT Leadership expert John C. Maxwell says, “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” Thriving depends on how businesses view change. Change can create an obstacle or an opportunity. If viewed as positive, change can be the impetus for strategic growth. It is during tough times that we see some businesses fall apart and…

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Pulling for Power™

By “SGT Ken®” Weichert The US Marines Physical Fitness Test (PFT) utilizes the Pull-up exercise to effectively measure the grip strength and power of the back and arms muscles. The love-hate relationship with the pull-up I have always been a huge fan of the pull-up exercise, so much that I perform pull-ups nearly at every…

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SGT. KEN WEICHERT

By “SGT Ken®” and Stephanie Weichert I sat painfully nervous inside a Boeing-747, making our final approach toward the San Francisco International airport after a 13-month tour of duty in Iraq. I had been traveling for 48 hours straight. I would soon be embracing my wife that I had to leave behind only hours after…

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SGT. KEN WEICHERT

By “SGT Ken®” Weichert “Your struggle today is your strength tomorrow.” Our Little League Baseball team kneeled in front of me for some encouraging words after a difficult loss last Saturday. Some looked sad and others frustrated, but all were desperately seeking some sort of approval for the their extraordinary efforts during the game and…

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SGT. KEN WEICHERT

Ken “SGT Ken®” Weichert Trouble on the Trail I could not believe this was happening! I had all of the classic symptoms of heat exhaustion—muscle cramps, nausea, weakness, headache, dizziness and confusion. Worst of all, I decided to hike this unrelenting trail alone. It was a beautiful summer Saturday in Northern California, just north of…

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