10 Life lessons the army has taught me

#6
Always use soap on a rope?
 
#7
modernmajorgeneral said:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/09/AR2007080900677_pf.html

In summary:

1. Always have a notepad, pen, watch, knife, and flashlight on hand.
Flashlight? You a septic, then? I think you mean torch!
 
#8
ColdWarWorrier said:
modernmajorgeneral said:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/09/AR2007080900677_pf.html

In summary:

1. Always have a notepad, pen, watch, knife, and flashlight on hand.
Flashlight? You a septic, then? I think you mean torch!
Not septic, the article is from the Washington Post though.
 
#9
ColdWarWorrier said:
modernmajorgeneral said:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/09/AR2007080900677_pf.html

In summary:

1. Always have a notepad, pen, watch, knife, and flashlight on hand.
Flashlight? You a septic, then? I think you mean torch!
believe it or not i've heard of a geek calling it a "handheld illumination device" while instructing on a course.
 
#10
Here are another five much more important lessons.

1. Always look in your respirator before putting it on.
2. Froth in your coffee doesn't always mean that it's cappuccino.
3. Honesty is seldom the best policy.
4. Floor buffer Rodeo should be an Olympic event.
5. Nowhere is safe when you are wnaking.
 
#11
Incoming fire has right of way
No matter how bad things get, they can always get worse
Your weapon was made by the lowest bidder
Automatic weapons aren't
Suppressing fire won't
Never share a gunpit with someone braver than you
Try to look unimportant-they may be low on ammo
If your attack is going really well, it's actually an ambush
If you make it hard enough for the enemy to get in, you won't be able to get out
If the enemy is within range, so are you
 
#13
puzzledgrunt said:
Incoming fire has right of way
No matter how bad things get, they can always get worse
Your weapon was made by the lowest bidder
Automatic weapons aren't
Suppressing fire won't
Never share a gunpit with someone braver than you
Try to look unimportant-they may be low on ammo
If your attack is going really well, it's actually an ambush
If you make it hard enough for the enemy to get in, you won't be able to get out
If the enemy is within range, so are you
I'm very impressed with this, did you make it up yourself?
 
#14
Err, no, T_T. There was a T-shirt going the rounds here a few years back-"Murphy's Laws of Battle" or some such, with that kind of thing on the front.
No, I didn't have one of my own :wink:
 
#16
Only your mates give a sh-t.
When you go you're missed like a hollow in a lake.
It's still better to have been one ( a squaddie ) than not.
Crabs are better cooks.
 
#17
"Stand still, the Rear Rank"

Got me through a few tough times, that one...
 
#18
Strike said:
ColdWarWorrier said:
modernmajorgeneral said:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/09/AR2007080900677_pf.html

In summary:

1. Always have a notepad, pen, watch, knife, and flashlight on hand.
Flashlight? You a septic, then? I think you mean torch!
believe it or not i've heard of a geek calling it a "handheld illumination device" while instructing on a course.

Thats a schermuly!
 
#20
Awol said:
Eat when you can't sleep, sleep when you can't eat.
Take a slash and/or a dump whenever you get the chance
 

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