My father was in the US Army during the cold war and he taught me never throw worn out BDUs away. Cut the pockets off and use them to carry small items in your pack. Cut the rest into strips use some cord and make a rifle wrap. Keep the buttons to replace any missing from your new uniform. This came in handy for hunting, survival and I still do it today. I know that the professionals know this but maybe it will help someone

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malpractice posted:

Speaking of old school lessons. My dad passed down from his Army training to wear panty hose in the woods to prevent red bugs and ticks

While I never had the issue myself, I have also heard of this to prevent chaffing while ruck marching.

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Years ago a guy named Rick published a bunch of little books called "The Ranger Digest" that had lots of neat tips like that. I think I still have some of them in a box someplace

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Jeff22 posted:

Years ago a guy named Rick published a bunch of little books called "The Ranger Digest" that had lots of neat tips like that. I think I still have some of them in a box someplace

Ranger Rick Tcherne. "The Ranger Digest, Volumes 1 thru 9".

 

 

 

 

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I had the whole "Ranger Digest" collection back during my early years in service, I might have to buy the digital version just for a little nostalgic kick...

The entire collection is available on Amazon for those who may be interested:

https://www.amazon (DOT) com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Rick+F.+Tscherne&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Rick+F.+Tscherne&sort=relevancerank

 

Best field pillow I ever owned was a BDU pant leg cut and stitched at the knee, filled with pillow batting and tied at the ankle drawstring. Very easy to clean and if it was misplaced, very easily replaced.

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Where is the thread with the dude who took USMC digital cammies and laminated them together/made 1911 grips out of those babies? 

 

Also, a friend was making cornhole (bag toss? I dunno... the game with the bean bags and you throw em at an opposing angled board with a hole to score points) boards for a Marine vet for his wedding... I thought it would be cool to do one in desert and one in woodland, stretch the cammie material across the board and seal it in with polyurethane or something to be smooth. Never did try it though. 

 

 

 

 

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1SG DB posted:

Best field pillow I ever owned was a BDU pant leg cut and stitched at the knee, filled with pillow batting and tied at the ankle drawstring. Very easy to clean and if it was misplaced, very easily replaced.

That is what I have seen a few times using spare poncho liner or extra snivel gear in there.

 

 

Peace has always been the realm of mediocrities, and pacifism the bleating of a herd of sheep which allow themselves to be led to the slaughterhouse without defending themselves . -Larteguy The Centurions

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