In the Field - Page 3




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 23rd, 2004  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: ok


Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
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.
yeah cus in a real life n death situation or war your really gonna stop and think " did i pack 2 of everything?"

The only main thing you need to survive is clean water or water aslong as the have the purifying tabs.................
December 23rd, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
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.
....and then we move back to reality .....see: cold & wet.
December 23rd, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RnderSafe

....and then we move back to reality .....see: cold & wet.

I always thought that was the natural condition of the Grunt in the field
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Boots
December 23rd, 2004  
Kane
 
Being out in the cold and wet without food or proper clothing. Then later vommiting from the sickness. Very degrading indeed.

Although I've never been in the actual field, I sure know how it must felt like. Several of it comes from the pathetic experiences at the Pocanoes, Penns.
December 24th, 2004  
Trevor
 
Definitely being cold and wet, but Lack of sleep has screwed me over in the field too. It's just simply harder to function.
December 24th, 2004  
beardo
 
Once on sentry duty I started hallucinating that there was this girl who lives near me walking towards the position...so i woke the IC up while ''she'' was about 50 metres away and he told me that no-one was there and to get my head donw lol
December 30th, 2004  
SFC
 
Being asigned to the Infantry as Communications for 14 years being in the field was second nature and even more so when stationed in Baumholder, Hoenfels and Wildflecken, Germany.
December 31st, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WMAcadet
being cold & wet.. sleeps not really a problem or food.
I love going to the field because I get so much sleep. It is SOP that the first couple of days of a field problem will not have much rest. But then things calm down and we get to sleep a lot. I have never had a real problem with a lack of food. THe problem lies in a lack of water. That's why I carry 2 extra quarts of water in any given field problem.
December 31st, 2004  
DTop
 
 
I think the worst is when all these these conspire against you. It's nothing to worry about when you only have one factor not going your way. It's when they team up on you that gets you. You can be cold and wet with enough food and sleep and it's ok. They can run you into the ground but as long as you have a nice warm dry place to sleep it off, you'll be ok.
It's when you are tired, wet, cold, hungry that you'll really feel the the world has forgotten about you. Just hang in there, if we made it you can too.
January 7th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Yep, voting for cold and wet as the worst was an easy one. You can get used to lack of sleep after you've done it enough times. I never got used to being soaked and freezing.