Tim Kennedy is a well-known Green Beret, Army Ranger, Special Forces Sniper and former professional MMA fighter. He opted to re-enlist in the Army in April 2017, shortly after he retired from MMA and the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC).
He often posts to social media about his passion for America and fighting the “bad guy” terrorists.
Kennedy is also very physically fit, for obvious reasons.
He recently listed several critical items that he carries in his backpack 24/7 in order to be prepared for absolutely anything.
“It’s better to have and not need than to need and not have. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” Kennedy wrote on Facebook. “In the past 12 months I have been in five countries in north Africa, seven countries in Europe, and four countries in South America. While traveling even domestically there had been hurricanes, riots, idiotic protests, and even small scale terrorist events. I’m not telling you what to do. I’ll just tell you what I have with me.”
Kennedy listed the following:
- Glock 43 or 19 depending on the location
- 2 extra magazines
- External battery charger
- Life straw
- Ghost strike fixed blade knife
- Extra cash
- Good ballpoint pen
- 5-50 cord
- Kevlar string
- Handcuff key
- Hidden handcuffs key
- Handcuff shim
- Lock picking kit
- Ceramic ball
- Cell phone
Also, depending on what he’s doing, Kennedy said he occasionally carries:
- Laser rangefinder
- Knee pads
- Change of clothes
- Gloves, eye, ear protection
- Gerber Center Drive multi tool
Kennedy has been vocal in his support for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster. He said that President Donald Trump’s assignments are what influenced him to continue his career in the Army.
Kennedy joined the U.S. Army in 2004 and began to serve with Special Forces in 2007. He has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom multiple times during his career.