In the Field - Page 2




View Poll Results :Worst thing about being in the field
Being Constantly Wet 8 47.06%
Being Hungry 5 29.41%
Lack Of Sleep 4 23.53%
Lots of running/yomping 0 0%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
December 19th, 2004  
devilwasp
 
I personaly love the field but the worst bit is falling into a "puddle" aka deep pit of unexspected mud and sheep "dropppings. I hate puddles now.
December 19th, 2004  
AFSteliga
 
 
Being cold and wet would probably be the worst thing in the field because if it's not taken care of properly, hypothermia can easily set in if the outside temperature is in the lower ranges. However, even without the thought of hypothermia to worry about, there's a reason why 'cold, wet and miserable' go together.
December 19th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
I bloody love it!
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Boots
December 20th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
Quote:
Eating because you are losing any calories you can burn and all energy and nutrients needed for you to act and think clearly.
Doesn't your army feed you. I don't think I've gone hungry on exercise. I've always got more than I can eat, everyone does.

As for cold, it's not such a problem here in Australia, unless your in rural new south wales or victoria. it can get bloody cold there. Coldest I reckon it's ever been here in South Australia in my lifetime is 2 degrees centigrade, but thats on the coldest of cold nights in the middle of winter. It's usually pretty good weather, but then again, you hit summer and heat is your biggest enemy.
December 20th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnderSafe

Being so wet and cold your teeth chatter like an M-60 on full auto.

Oh I just flashed on beautiful San Clemente Island. No matter when I went there. Wet and Cold.
December 21st, 2004  
WMAcadet
 
being cold & wet.. sleeps not really a problem or food.
December 22nd, 2004  
Sooners1
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnderSafe

Being so wet and cold your teeth chatter like an M-60 on full auto.

Oh I just flashed on beautiful San Clemente Island. No matter when I went there. Wet and Cold.

Man, I just got shivers...
December 22nd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
One must always bring at least two sets of clothing, dry clothes and wet clothes. The clothes are to be worn when sleeping and must be kept in a water tight plastic bag. These must be kept dry like your life depends on it, because it really might end up being that way.
Wet clothes are for everything else. Sweat, rain, rivers, nasty stuff...
Important thing is you have to find the time to dry your body, or else things will start to rot.
December 22nd, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Yeah I was taught that. But here is the rub. Alot of times we dropped packs and were left with what we could carry in a butt pack. Ration and poncho maybe a poncho liner. Sometimes it took a day for packs to catch up to us.
December 23rd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Well... war ain't hell just for no reason