First Strike Ration | Resources for Battle


Today, brothers – I bring you Battle Rations’ second First Strike Ration.

According to MRE Info, in traditional combat, “the First Strike Ration, or FSR, is a compact, eat-on-the-move assault ration designed for use during initial periods of highly intense, highly mobile combat operations. The FSR is substantially reduced in weight and size and enhances soldier consumption, nutritional intake, and mobility.”

Our idea here with Battle Rations? Between our traditional podcast episodes, sharing easily-consumed reflections that touch on a number of elements for the Catholic man in his battle. We’re calling these episodes, First Strike Rations.

On today’s First Strike Ration, I share a few resources that I’ve been blessed to be exposed to over the past 6 months or so. We’ve been talking about sacramentals since day one on the podcast and I have 3 resources I’d invite you to check out as soon as possible:

  • Our Lady’s Armory
    • Necklaces, rosaries, and even Catholic cuff links. Nick at Our Lady’s Armory is gifted and his sacramentals are second to none. Check them out.
  • The Wallet Rosary
    • Brad, a fellow Seton Catholic alum, was inspired to create a stainless steel rosary card that men and women could carry in their wallet or purse. This thing’s incredible. It’s small, light, rugged – perfect for daily carry. Tell him Battle Rations sent you.
  • The Catholic Woodworker
    • Jonathan with the Catholic Woodworker is a true artist and the beautiful sacramentals he’s creating? Just…wow. My favorite is his traveling prayer kit. You may have heard me mention it on a previous show – but this thing is amazing. The kit is a hand-stitched leather travel case complete with St. Benedict cross stamp, individual holsters for each part and a side pouch for small books and prayer cards, a St. Benedict metal cross, a block stand for cross and candle, a walnut prayer card stand, candlesticks, a prayer book, and prayer journal. His work is incredible – and just like with Nick @ Our Lady’s Armory and Brad with the Wallet Rosary, I’ll be getting Jonathan on the podcast sooner than later!

Now, brothers – I’d love to hear from you. What have you been exposed to that gives you sustenance? What can you share with your brothers? What men organizations need to be highlighted for their resources? Contact us! We’d love to feature your recommendations!

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