We men love our gear. We’re drawn towards cool new pieces of gear like moths to a Tesla Rechargeable Arc Lighter. We even love to show off the gear we carry every day. We want to be ready for any emergency. If the power goes out, if we get attacked, or if we need to start a fire, we’re ready with a great piece of gear!
So what’s the most important piece of gear? Upon which single item do all your chances of survival depend? Answer: Your body.
To be effective in any emergency your body must be as well maintained as your gear. You might carry a Benchmade knife and concealed 9mm, but if you go into cardiac arrest because you spend more time on the computer than at the gym, it’s all for nothing.
There’s no gear you can purchase that will make up for a lack of endurance or strength.
As a sheepdog you need to be ready to protect your family. You, not your gear, will be the determining factor. This means keeping your batteries charged, and your engine properly fueled. Start viewing your body as your emergency gear and begin honing it into shape.