After reading the thread about the bloke who is trying to market his latest Gucci bomb launcher thing to the MOD, it got me thinking, what sort of useless tat could I invent and then sell to the Army for an extortionate sum of money? I thought it through long and hard last night for at least 10 minutes while drinking a lovely Chateu neuf du pape and came to the following conclusion, squaddies on ops don't have anywhere comfy to sit and chill out after a patrol. After some extensive research, looking at some pictures of squaddies on the internet, I noticed that from Waterloo to Paschendale, Arnhem to Goose Green, Basra to Bastion, soldiers are always sitting on the floor or on old ammo tins etc. Even in the relative safety of FOBs they don't have anything that decent to park their arses on. I realised that my calling in life may be to produce a solution to this age old problem. I realise that many camping chairs exist but having tested a few of these in the past, I find them to be fairly cumbersome and relatively fragile. Instead I looked towards inflatables. Currently inflatable arm chairs and sofas are utterly wank. They are badly made and easy to puncture, not to mention the risk of them rapidly deflating when you drop your tab on them. I decided the best solution to my problem is a sturdy heavy duty inflatable sofa with a thick canvas cover, the same sort of material bergens and webbing are made from. The sofa will be easily portable when deflated and take only minutes to inflate with a standard pump, available from your local REME LAD. The cover will come in a variety of patterns, DPM, desert, digicam for the spams etc. Eventually it will come in a variety of funky colours too for the festival goers and camping crowd. It will also be easy to repair with Black and Nasty if required. I intend for my invention to be the ultimate squaddie gadget for the next Herrick and from the back of this, all the civvy camping crowd will want them too. I intend to call my product the 'Combat Couch.' The only final things to do are find some one in China to make them and set a price, I reckon it won't be too difficult to produce it cheaply enough to be able to sell it for under Â£100 and still make a tidy profit. So over to you, would you buy one? Would you use one if someone in your unit had one on tour? Do you think I'm a fcuking idiot? You'll notice I have posted this in the NAAFI so there is obviously an element of tongue in cheekness about this post but in all seriousness what do reckon? Oh and if anyone of you fcukers nicks my idea, I will hunt you down and stab you.