2. A good book
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Ahh have the times changed!
#1 Inkstick #2 MP3 player.
The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.
NRA Certified Pistol Instructor, World Drifter
2. A good book
"The Army and the Navy are run like traditional military services. The Air Force is run like a corporation. But the Marine Corps is a religion." — Navy Admiral
University of Science Music and Culture
P-38 and keyring bottle opener. Stationed in Germany.
Nill illigitimi carborundum
Captain von Trapp: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
Herr Zeller: You flatter me, Captain.
Captain von Trapp: Oh, how clumsy of me - I meant to accuse you.
Duck tape and 550 cord. What else would you need?
HK P2000 .40SW
Para Ord Tac 4 .45acp
XD 9 Service
XD 9 SC
Taurus 651 .357 mag
I always had a good book and a Walkman (this was early 90's, before the iPod era)
This thread made me think of a funny story about "TA-50 Inspection" If you were Army, you would know this is an inspection of all your field gear where you would lay it all out just so.
We cooks had a surprise one, so we dutifully laid out all our gear in the post gym. The BN Command Sergeant Major comes over and starts shaking out some of my fellow cooks gear; all of a sudden this one guy has "Pogey Bait" (snacks, candy, cans of sausages, etc) raining out all over the floor. Ooops!
The look on the CSM's face was priceless.
"Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" – George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.
I always had my Swiss Army knife with a P38 attached, a leatherman, and granola bars or PopTarts stuffed in the pockets of my field jacket.
a multitool of some sort and at least 3 packs of smokes. felt lost for a week back at NTC when i lost my gerber D.E.T. finally got a new one though after a few lesser multitools.
"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
Every well-bred petty crook knows: the small concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting.
My top 5 after a few trips to Iraq:
#1 Benchmade auto with serrations
#2 Baby wipes
#3 Duct tape
#4 Safety wire or 550 cord
Leatherman (issued and still have) Buck knife before it.
Coffee cup with name and rank on it
Smokes with Zippo lighter
Mini mag light or head lamp (Swing shifter)
Deck of cards for spades
USN 78-82/USAF 82-93 Medically Retired
Desert Shield/Desert Storm
DAV Life Member
NRA Life Member
Good boots and a deck of cards.
"For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands." Deuteronomy 16:15
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
"Sometimes when you're making gumbo, people just show up.", Leah Chase
Tabasco sauce and Garlic (made the C -ration beef and potatoes bearable), Buck knife, extra ciggies, extra socks, and of course a towel.
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” James Dean
Phil (NRA Member and Vietnam Vet)
------------- My CCW ----------------
No Guns Here Boss
I gave them to the naked Pigmy's in New Guinea