I thought of this when reading the new 5.56mm round thread and the endless twaddle about "being designed to wound". I wondered what other "isms" is often being spouted as fact, or weird attitudes that have no logic. Here are a few that I have heard or experienced: "Slings encourage laziness": Was popular once in 16 Bde "Dont put anything on the front of your Osprey". Shouldnt that be 'anything loose' like pens, cylumes and bayonets? If it rips off Molle pouches I guess your plate will probably be hitting your face as well (not to mention your femur) and I dont think anyone wants us to take our plates out. "Never remove the rubber from the Osprey Plate". Why? "Lace your boots straight or the medic wont be able to cut them off". Get a sharper knife then... Also, notice how that one died with the new boots. Also, whats the point of having Religion on your F-IDENT 189? Is that not one of the most unhelpful pieces of information to give to the enemy on todays ops? I'm not claiming to be an expert and point out if Im wrong, but there are some weird bollocks being spouted out there... Anyone got any more?