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7 Lessons Learned From An Army Ranger Turned Nomad--Leo Jenkins

December 14, 2016 0 Comments

7 Lessons Learned From An Army Ranger Turned Nomad--Leo Jenkins

Combat Flip Flops 7 things learned with Leo Jenkins Army Ranger Author Nomad
  1.  Art is Art.  The written word.  Paint on canvas. iPhone to Youtube.  If you’re a creative--you’re a creative.  Don’t fight it.  Just go with it.  There’s a large number of us former knuckledraggers that try to deny it.  We have to be manly men, engineers, business leaders.  Not true.  You can be creative and successful.  If you put the same energy you put into being a creative as you did being a Ranger, you’ll be successful.  Have faith you were given those talents for a reason.

  2. He doesn’t actually own shoes.  While conducting standard rolling linkup in the airport arrivals lane, Leo gracefully weaved between wanna-be nomads, jumped into shotgun, and tossed his light blue backpack over his left shoulder into the back seat.  When I looked down--Floperators.  Proud moment.
    Combat Flip Flops 7  things learned with Leo Jenkins Army Ranger Author Nomad
  3. You can always travel with less.  I take pride in a minimalist lifestyle, but Leo takes it to another level.  Years of nomadic adventures proved his lightweight loadout.  I didn’t actually ask, but I assume his loadout consisted of a notepad, pen, sunglasses, flip flops, and a handful of t-shirts.  He was in and out of our lives with what appeared to be a half-full Camelbak 30L bag.  
    Combat Flip Flops 7  things learned with Leo Jenkins Army Ranger Author Nomad
  4. Warn people about Northwest Beer.  “I feel like a wet bag of dog sh!t smashed with a hammer.”  Apparently Mexican beer doesn’t have as many hangover enducing ingredients.  Noted.

  5. Leo measures wealth in free time.  In the many conversations, it always came back to “time.”  How much time do we have to be with our loved ones?  How much time do we have to travel to those destinations we always wanted to visit?  How much time do we have to pursue our dreams?  A large number of us get caught in the North American rat race of, “nicer car, bigger house, and a fat paycheck,” but does that really give us the freedom we seek.  If time is the most precious commodity in the world, then why don’t we measure our wealth in time instead of belongings?  

  6. His vocabulary is at least 5 times larger than mine (7 when inebriated).  No further point here.  Just wanted to confirm that he’s an author and sounds like one.

  7. He loves dongles. After years without a phone, Leo “went deep in the paint” with an iPhone 7.  He’s now entered a world of dongles, text messaging, and apps that create memes.  Here’s Leo's first mixtape and below is his first meme.  Enjoy.

Combat Flip Flops 7  things learned with Leo Jenkins Army Ranger Author Nomad

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Sizing

US Size Euro Size UK Size Overall Length (in) Width (in)
7 40 6.5 10 1/4" 4 1/4"
8 41 7.5 10 1/2" 4 1/4"
9 42 8.5 10 3/4" 4 1/2"
10 43 9.5 11 4 1/2"
11 44 10.5 11 1/2" 4 3/4"
12 45 11.5 11 3/4" 4 3/4"
13 46 12.5 12 5"
14 47 13.5 12 1/4" 5"
15 48 14.5 12 1/2" 5"


US Size Euro Size UK Size Overall Length (in) Width (in)
5 35 3 9 1/4" 3 1/2"
6 36 4 9 1/2" 3 3/4"
7 37 5 9 3/4" 3 3/4"
8 38 6 10 1/4" 4"
9 39 7 10 1/2" 4"
10 40 8 10 3/4" 4 1/4"
11 41 9 11 1/4" 4 1/4"