All posts by TJ Provost

2021 SURVIVAL DAY 24 (Tactical Backup Knife)

This Tactical Backup Knife is the backup to my backup and fits perfectly on my upper chest so I can grab it, draw down, and have a blade in my hand. Sure, its small, but that is why its a backup. If I pull this Tactical Knife its my last resort, and if things are that bad, a little bit of cold steel in my hand is exactly what I’ll need to give me that little bit of edge (yes, that’s a high quality dad joke).

Be prepared, always have multiple layers of backups.

  • Small Tactical Knife with Sheath.
  • 4.8 inches in total length.
  • 1.4 oz. light.
  • Built to last.

Barbarians Tactical Vest Build out:

DayItemCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 24Tactical Backup KnifeBasic Gear$35 X 2 = $70
Total = $1255
Survival Day 23S.O.S. Emergency Food RationBasic Gear$10 X 2 = $20
Total = $1185
Survival Day 22Tactical Compact Water-Resistant EDC PouchesBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $1165
Survival Day 21Emergency BlanketBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $1140
Survival Day 20Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification TabletsBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1090
Survival Day 19Pocket Window PunchBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1060
Survival Day 18New-Skin Liquid Bandage SprayBasic Gear$5 X 2 = $10
Total = $1030
Survival Day 17Jet Windproof Torch LighterBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $1020
Survival Day 16Rothco OTG Ballistic GogglesBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $980
Survival Day 15CELOX Gauze RollBasic Gear$30 X 2 = $60
Total = $900
Survival Day 14Gerber Suspension Multi-PlierBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $840
Survival Day 13Black Nitrile GlovesBasic Gear$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $760
Survival Day 12Shotgun Ammo Cartridge PouchBasic Gear$16 X 6 = $100
Total = $660
Survival Day 1132oz Stainless Streel Water BottleBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $560
Survival Day 10Shooting GlovesBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $535
Survival Day 9Tactical Molle Water Bottle PouchBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $505
Survival Day 8Flex CuffsBasic Gear$12 X 4 = $50
Total = $480
Survival Day 7Olight I3T EOS 180 Lumens Dual-Output Slim EDC FlashlightBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $430
Survival Day 6 LarKoo Pistol Pouch HolsterBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $390
Survival Day 5SZCTKlink 3-Pack Outdoor Portable TourniquetsBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $340
Survival Day 4Gonex MOLLE Medical PouchBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $290
Survival Day 3Kershaw Camp 10Basic Gear$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $250
Survival Day 2Barbarians Tactical VestBasic Gear$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $150
Survival Day 1Disposable Face MasksBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $30

60 MIN CHALLENGE – DAY 124

It was a crazy week at work and I missed several workouts this week, which I’m sure I’m going to pay for tomorrow when I get on the scale for my weekly weigh in, but all I can do is keep going.

Today I completed my 3.1 mph cycle 21/30. Just 9 more cycles and I go up to 3.2 mph and drop back to 60 minutes.

I definitely feel these workouts as they get longer. My lower back aches a bit once I get to the 75 minute mark or so and the day after sometimes leaves me limping a little. Some of that is actual muscle pain in my legs from pushing the distance, and some of that is just my lower back.

Here’s to hoping I’m in good shape tomorrow so I can complete cycle 22. And I just realized that I did cycle 21 twice because I forgot to log my workout on the 20th. Oh well.

Starting Speed: 2.5 mph

Ending Speed: 3.1 mph

Duration: 81 Minutes

Cross Crunches: 33

DayDate60 Minute Distance
1251/24/20214.165
1241/23/20214.110
1231/20/20214.110
1221/17/20214.060
1211/16/20214.010
1201/14/20213.960
1191/10/20213.910
1181/9/20213.850
1171/6/20213.801
1161/5/20213.750
1151/3/20213.700
1141/1/20213.655
11312/31/20203.600
11212/29/20203.540
11112/27/20203.490
11012/25/20203.440
10912/24/20203.380
10812/23/20203.335
10712/22/20203.285
10612/21/20203.235
10512/18/20203.250
10412/17/20203.181
10312/16/20203.100
10212/15/20203.021
10112/14/20204.45
10012/12/20204.400
9912/9/20204.350
9812/8/20204.300
9712/6/20204.250
9612/5/20204.200
9512/3/20204.150
9412/2/20204.100
9312/1/20204.005
9211/29/20204.000
9111/28/20203.500
9011/27/20203.950
8911/25/20203.900
8811/24/20203.850
8711/23/20203.800
8611/21/20203.750
8511/19/20203.639
8411/17/20203.650
8311/16/20203.600
8211/15/20203.550
8111/13/20203.500
8011/12/20203.451
7911/11/20203.408
7811/9/20203.350
7711/8/20203.300
7611/7/20203.250
7511/4/20203.200
7411/2/20203.145
7311/1/20203.081
7210/31/20203.052
7110/28/20203.050
7010/27/20202.966
6910/25/20202.885
6810/24/20202.849
6710/22/20202.812
6610/21/20202.754
6510/20/20202.699
6410/18/20202.625
6310/17/20202.557
6210/13/20202.427
6110/10/20202.276
6010/8/20202.159
5910/7/20202.126
5810/4/20202.00
577/16/20202.418
567/13/20202.347
557/11/20202.697
547/10/20202.595
537/8/20202.515
527/7/20202.498
517/6/20202.427
506/30/20202.431
496/24/20202.435
486/4/20203.470
476/2/20203.403
466/1/20203.397
455/31/20203.187
445/28/20203.510
435/26/20203.317
425/25/20203.434
415/24/20203.220
405/18/20202.467
395/17/20202.628
385/16/20203.077
375/14/20202.754
365/13/20203.332
355/12/20202.955
345/11/20203.271
335/10/20203.122
325/7/20203.174
315/5/20203.116
305/4/20203.336
294/30/20202.269
284/27/20202.291
274/26/20203.356
264/24/20203.304
254/22/20203.265
244/21/20203.301
234/20/20203.173
224/19/20203.271
214/18/20203.182
204/16/20203.208
194/15/20203.148
184/12/20203.156
174/11/20203.129
164/9/20203.083
154/8/20203.092
144/6/20202.642
134/5/20202.956
124/1/20203.082
113/30/20203.039
103/29/20203.008
93/28/20202.750
83/24/20203.116
73/22/20203.103
63/21/20203.098
53/20/20203.009
43/16/20203.501
33/13/20203.445
23/11/20203.390
13/9/20203.171

ZOMBIE SERIES – Z NATION, SEASON 3, EPISODE 14, Everybody Dies in the End

Everybody Dies in the End is the Season 3 finale, and I’m hoping its as high octane as last episode, which really kicked some butt.

The Man has the now teen Lucy, and he’s trying to convince her that no one is coming to save her, not even Addy – but Lucy still has faith.

Zombie Guide

What The Man doesn’t know is that Lucy is a smart kid, and she’s left behind a Zombie Guide for Addie to use as a tracker. He also doesn’t know that Kaya is tracking him, and directing Team Warren down on him as well.

When The Man get’s to the meeting point, he finds it flooded with Zombie’s, and they aren’t the kind that Lucy can control. Good thing for The Man a strike team from Zona is there to save his bacon.

Strike Team Mows Down A Horde

The Man quickly discovers that whatever is going on, things at Zona may be falling apart. The strike team he thought was sent to pick him up is actually just a group of soldiers left there without orders, and just like the other Zona survivors, they are losing their immunity.

Outside Addie, Doc, and the Zombie Guide have reached the Zona compound, but its a long way up, and no easy way to get in. Addie decides to climb, leaving Doc behind with the Zombie Guide in case she is wrong. It’s not too long before Doc is ambushed by paratroopers, and they don’t appear to be doing so well either.

Infected Eyes

Doc and Zombie Guide are about to get overrun when Team Warren shows up to save him, but Zombie Guide is given Mercy before Doc can explain that he’s helping them.

We now have two teams closing in on The Man. Addie is climbing the mountain as Team Warren is coming through from the lower entrance that the now dead Zona Paratroopers opened up before turning.

Inside, The Man is trying to comfort Lucy, telling her he’s going to protect her, even from death. I was really expecting her to bite him as he held her, but I guess it was just a moment of honest fear on her part.

While all this is going on 10K is dying. How to do you save a dying man? Well, during the Zombie Apocalypse you strangle him, have Murphy bite him, and inject him with a dose of Zombie Vaccine all at the same time.

Which leads us to the final confrontation. Team Warren has reached the top of the Zona compound. Warren is shocked to see Lucy is now a teen, but Doc has a pretty good explanation.

It’s The Apocalypse Stupid

As Warren is trying to negotiate with The Man Murphy takes the moment of distraction to wing The Man and grab Lucy. Warren faces off with The Man for a moment before Murphy steps in, wanting to put an end to The Man once and for all. Unfortunately for Murphy, his brief moment of strength ends up getting both him and Warren shot.

Double Shot

With Warren and Murphy down The Man picks up Lucy, throws her over his shoulder, and takes her up to the helipad.

This is when thing get really weird. Addie shows up, grabs Lucy, and they jump off the edge of the platform. Red’s little brother then follows them over the edge, and Season 3 ends on a cliff hanger as a futuristic flying vessel shows up and shoots a pulse rifle several times. We see Murphy and Warren’s eyes glowing bluish before the season comes to an end.

Really? This is how we are ending Season 3. After the massive build up from Duel, Everybody Dies in the End is a bit of a letdown. Everybody Dies in the End earned itself a 70/100, and is Worth Your Time, but I really hate cliffhanger endings like this.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
11Puppies and Kittens95
12Fracking Zombies80
13Philly Feast80
14Full Metal Zombie81
15Home Sweet Zombie75
16Resurrection Z81
17Welcome to the Fu-Bar83
18Zunami64
19Die Zombie Die… Again29
110Going Nuclear79
111Sisters Of Mercy82
112Murphy's Law80
113Doctor of the Dead91
21The Murphy90
22White Light81
23Zombie Road90
24Batch 4760
25Zombaby85
26Zombie Baby Daddy86
27Down The Mississippi87
28The Collector63
29Rozwell69
210We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon72
211Corporate Retreat85
212Party with the Zeros64
213Adiós, Muchachos69
214Day 190
215All Good Things Must Come to an End 94
31No Mercy90
32A New Mission77
33Murphy's Miracle80
34Escorpion and the Red Hand70
35Little Red and the Wolfz79
36Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest73
37Welcome to Murphytown 67
38Election Day80
39Heart of Darkness70
310They Grow Up So Quickly85
311Doc’s Angels70
312The Siege of Murphytown70
313Duel90
314Everybody Dies in the End70

2021 SURVIVAL DAY 23 (S.O.S. Emergency Food Ration)

I’m just outside several major cities, but when the sh*t hits the fan I’m planning on heading as deep into the woods as I can, and my guess is I’ll be walking a big chunk of the way as the roads are going to be death traps, full of stranded motorists who’ve been bitten and turned. Marching on an empty stomach is now fun so I keep one of these S.O.S. Emergency Food Rations in one of my EDC Pouches.

  • Plastic cookie wrap
  • Emergency food
  • 3600 + calories per package
  • 5 year shelf life
  • Us coast guard approved
  • Made in U. S. A.

Barbarians Tactical Vest Build out:

DayItemCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 23S.O.S. Emergency Food RationBasic Gear$10 X 2 = $20
Total = $1185
Survival Day 22Tactical Compact Water-Resistant EDC PouchesBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $1165
Survival Day 21Emergency BlanketBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $1140
Survival Day 20Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification TabletsBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1090
Survival Day 19Pocket Window PunchBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1060
Survival Day 18New-Skin Liquid Bandage SprayBasic Gear$5 X 2 = $10
Total = $1030
Survival Day 17Jet Windproof Torch LighterBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $1020
Survival Day 16Rothco OTG Ballistic GogglesBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $980
Survival Day 15CELOX Gauze RollBasic Gear$30 X 2 = $60
Total = $900
Survival Day 14Gerber Suspension Multi-PlierBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $840
Survival Day 13Black Nitrile GlovesBasic Gear$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $760
Survival Day 12Shotgun Ammo Cartridge PouchBasic Gear$16 X 6 = $100
Total = $660
Survival Day 1132oz Stainless Streel Water BottleBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $560
Survival Day 10Shooting GlovesBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $535
Survival Day 9Tactical Molle Water Bottle PouchBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $505
Survival Day 8Flex CuffsBasic Gear$12 X 4 = $50
Total = $480
Survival Day 7Olight I3T EOS 180 Lumens Dual-Output Slim EDC FlashlightBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $430
Survival Day 6 LarKoo Pistol Pouch HolsterBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $390
Survival Day 5SZCTKlink 3-Pack Outdoor Portable TourniquetsBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $340
Survival Day 4Gonex MOLLE Medical PouchBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $290
Survival Day 3Kershaw Camp 10Basic Gear$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $250
Survival Day 2Barbarians Tactical VestBasic Gear$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $150
Survival Day 1Disposable Face MasksBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $30

2021 SURVIVAL DAY 22 (Tactical Compact Water-Resistant EDC Pouch)

These Tactical Compact Water-Resistant EDC Pouches are just what you need to carry all those critical supplies with you in a nice compact package that gives you flexibility to carry what you need for whatever situation arises. If you are out in the boonies, that might be more food, or if you are in a more urban setting that might be ammunition. Sure, its heavy, but if you are in a city when the Zombie Apocalypse, you are going to need all the ammo you can carry.

  • 2 tactical pouches included.
  • These molle pouches are designed to last for years.
  • Lined with waterproof material.
  • Size: 8.7″L x 4.9″W x 2.2″T
  • Two-way zippers for quick access.
  • Lifetime warranty.

Barbarians Tactical Vest Build out:

DayItemCategoryEstimated Cost
Survival Day 22Tactical Compact Water-Resistant EDC PouchesBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $1165
Survival Day 21Emergency BlanketBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $1140
Survival Day 20Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification TabletsBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1090
Survival Day 19Pocket Window PunchBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $1060
Survival Day 18New-Skin Liquid Bandage SprayBasic Gear$5 X 2 = $10
Total = $1030
Survival Day 17Jet Windproof Torch LighterBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $1020
Survival Day 16Rothco OTG Ballistic GogglesBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $980
Survival Day 15CELOX Gauze RollBasic Gear$30 X 2 = $60
Total = $900
Survival Day 14Gerber Suspension Multi-PlierBasic Gear$40 X 2 = $80
Total = $840
Survival Day 13Black Nitrile GlovesBasic Gear$33 X 3 = $100
Total = $760
Survival Day 12Shotgun Ammo Cartridge PouchBasic Gear$16 X 6 = $100
Total = $660
Survival Day 1132oz Stainless Streel Water BottleBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $560
Survival Day 10Shooting GlovesBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $535
Survival Day 9Tactical Molle Water Bottle PouchBasic Gear$12 X 2 = $25
Total = $505
Survival Day 8Flex CuffsBasic Gear$12 X 4 = $50
Total = $480
Survival Day 7Olight I3T EOS 180 Lumens Dual-Output Slim EDC FlashlightBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $430
Survival Day 6 LarKoo Pistol Pouch HolsterBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $390
Survival Day 5SZCTKlink 3-Pack Outdoor Portable TourniquetsBasic Gear$25 X 2 = $50
Total = $340
Survival Day 4Gonex MOLLE Medical PouchBasic Gear$20 X 2 = $40
Total = $290
Survival Day 3Kershaw Camp 10Basic Gear$50 X 2 = $100
Total = $250
Survival Day 2Barbarians Tactical VestBasic Gear$60 X 2 = $120
Total = $150
Survival Day 1Disposable Face MasksBasic Gear$15 X 2 = $30
Total = $30