Personal Rules

*sorry for being gone, for some reason wordpress blogs have been blocked for the last few days.


I was tiptoeing through the tulips of the internet and came across a very interesting blog. Among his contributions to humanity was his personal Rules of Life list. I thought this a most excellent idea, so, I present to you, my esteemed and enlightened readers, my Caveman’s Rules for Life!

1. Love the Lord your God with all your Heart, all your Soul and all your Might.
2. Cultivate a Servant’s Heart
3. Be Prepared
a. Never be without a knife and the means to make fire
4. Never violate the 1st Rule of Survival; Wake up the next morning
5. All things in moderation, except moderation
6. Believe in something more important than your own survival
7. Priorities: Faith, Family, Community, Self
8. Under Promise and Over Deliver
9. Give a day’s work for a day’s pay; be worth your salt
10. Never pass up beauty un-appreciated
11. Treat every woman as a lady and every man as a gentleman until they prove otherwise
12. Never accept less than #11 from any man or woman
13. Buy once, Cry once
14. Be Deliberate in avoiding Normalcy Bias
15. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever ~ Louis L’Amour
16. Ask Questions
17. Teach, always pay forward what you have gained
18. Be willing to learn, from anyone or anything
19. Be Professional, Polite and Prepared to kill everyone you meet
20. All that is gold…
21. Know what you believe, why you believe it and live it like it were true
22. Choose your vices wisely
23. One should never put anything into coffee or single malt
24. When in charge, be in charge
25. Learn to follow as faithfully as you lead
26. Love her like she is yours to lose
27. If it sounds too good to be true, it is
28. Beware the poisoned apple
29. Have a plan, know where the exits are and watch your back
30. Equipment can never make up for a lack of skills


About cptcaveman

An Army Major, my family and I are in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. We enjoy photography, cooking, reading and outdoor sports like hunting, fishing and trapping.
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2 Responses to Personal Rules

  1. Dan Durbin says:

    Nice. I am laid up for a couple of weeks after ankle surgery. This list seems worthy of attempting.

    When you find yourself in Alabama, a beer is necessary. Thanks for blogging. The reads are insightful and challenging.

    Dan Durbin 256-762-9990

    • cptcaveman says:

      Ill do that Dan. Ill be on mid-tour leave and driving through the 1st week of Jan on my way to the CENTCOM training conf. in Tampa and may have time then. Otherwise, Ill be back through in April and we plan to spend a week or so up in Double Springs, looking for land to buy in the Sipsey area. My Dad still lives in Bham as does my Aunt down on 119, so we get by there as often as possible.

      Russian Imperial Stout or Guinness…your choice!

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