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by PocketKings
September 18th, 2010, 6:42 pm
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: IOBC Journal
Replies: 25
Views: 8369

Re: IOBC Journal

What's funny about that, Zone, is that 11 years ago I too got into it with an Egyptian officer who was too good to hump a ruck. I pride myself on my lack of temper, but I lost it on that POS. The cadre just sat and watched, quite bemused.

Egypt. All downhill after the Sphynx.
by PocketKings
September 9th, 2010, 5:32 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Surviving the Cut
Replies: 90
Views: 16216

Re: Surviving the Cut

I think they max the shows to show the drop outs. RS dropouts who quit or fail generally do so in the first two weeks. I remember watching people drop and thinking that my odds got better every time. Very schadenfreude. The Recon 1SG said it best - they weren't there to break them. That was clear in...
by PocketKings
August 19th, 2010, 5:36 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Surviving the Cut
Replies: 90
Views: 16216

Re: Surviving the Cut

I thought it looked easier than when I did it. I imagine everyone else will agree. :)
by PocketKings
August 18th, 2010, 6:12 am
Forum: Letters from School
Topic: SITREP Ribot0
Replies: 42
Views: 13594

Re: SITREP Ribot0

Very nice. Right into the suck from IOBC. Best of luck and don't quit. We'll see you on the other side.
by PocketKings
August 16th, 2010, 6:32 pm
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Asking for Help Appealing to GRITS
Replies: 16
Views: 2951

Re: Asking for Help Appealing to GRITS

Done.
by PocketKings
August 10th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Gear
Topic: Your Opinion Concerning Compasses
Replies: 15
Views: 7884

Re: Your Opinion Concerning Compasses

The only problem with Army compasses is that a lot of them are crap, having been banged up and abused by those who went before you (especially 2LTs). So, go buy a used, serviceable one from an Army Navy store and, when you get issued a better one, swap it out. When you get done with your school turn...
by PocketKings
May 21st, 2010, 3:58 pm
Forum: Medical Issues
Topic: MEDIC!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4743

It's clearly ocular syphyllis. Rub some 'Tussin on it and take a Motrin.

Seriously, hope the ER unfucks it most ricky tick. We need you in the fight.
by PocketKings
May 19th, 2010, 5:48 am
Forum: About Ranger School - In Honor of Ranger BattleBoar - RIP
Topic: RS....Summer or Winter??
Replies: 42
Views: 23337

Re: RS....Summer or Winter??

I would choose RS twice in the winter over once in the summer. Just the way I'm wired, I guess.
by PocketKings
May 18th, 2010, 1:51 pm
Forum: About Army Physical Training
Topic: What type of shoes?
Replies: 12
Views: 3677

Re: What type of shoes?

I'm not a doctor...but that's what I do.
by PocketKings
May 18th, 2010, 1:00 pm
Forum: About Army Physical Training
Topic: What type of shoes?
Replies: 12
Views: 3677

Re: What type of shoes?

That's exactly what I mean. If you get a blister, say on the pad of your foot, and you don't let it heal properly - drain it, let it harden, and dry out - then you can keep the fluid under the skin and develop a callous right on top. Then, one day, that blister WILL tear and you'll not only have the...
by PocketKings
May 18th, 2010, 10:58 am
Forum: About Army Physical Training
Topic: What type of shoes?
Replies: 12
Views: 3677

Re: What type of shoes?

No techniques other than use. Just run. When you get blisters, take some time to let them heal, then get back to it. Be careful you don't build up callouses over your blisters; the resulting tear hurts and takes away all of that hard work. Just go out and run for a long time. You don't even have to ...
by PocketKings
May 18th, 2010, 7:03 am
Forum: About Army Physical Training
Topic: What type of shoes?
Replies: 12
Views: 3677

Re: What type of shoes?

Go to a compitent running store (looks like Finger Laker Running and Triathlon is in your AO). Have them do a gait analysis and select the right shoe for you. You need a good, quality pair of running shoes - color and brand is immaterial. If I were you, and you can afford to, I'd get 2 or 3 pairs of...
by PocketKings
May 10th, 2010, 11:48 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Book Review - Matterhorn
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Re: Book Review - Matterhorn

Long story short, this book was the best Vietnam novel I've ever read (and I think I've read them all). Have you read "Charlie Rangers"? Yep. Although some have disputed Rotundo's facts, I believe it is still considered non-fiction. Matterhorn is 100% novel. The closest approximation to it is Once ...
by PocketKings
May 10th, 2010, 10:29 am
Forum: The Mosh Pit
Topic: Book Review - Matterhorn
Replies: 6
Views: 1474

Book Review - Matterhorn

I finished this book a few weeks back and thought you all might enjoy it. http://www.amazon.com/Matterhorn-Novel-Vietnam-Karl-Marlantes/dp/080211928X The book is called Matterhorn. It is a novel about Vietnam written by an ex-Marine who was there (he earned the Navy Cross, BSM and PH among other thi...
by PocketKings
April 29th, 2010, 9:01 am
Forum: Good Humor Popsicle Zone
Topic: Pimp handle
Replies: 45
Views: 9697

Re: Pimp handle

Ruckmaster G-Sack.

Oh, wait, that was my actual pimp nickname in college...

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