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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.

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    1. Kabar

    2. A good book
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    P-38 and keyring bottle opener. Stationed in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    .....and, laugh if you like, but once we went to the Kevlar helmets, I always carried a small metal mixing bowl with me. My wash bowl..... I still have that sucker and take it to my daughter's class when I talk every year on Veterans Day. The kids love it!
    I carried a small tupperware bowl for the same reason.

    Anyhow the two things I always had was my leatherman and toilet paper in a ziplock bag.

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    Duck tape and 550 cord. What else would you need?
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supertac45 View Post
    Wash a coffee cup?
    Never. Can't convince my wife of that either. I have to hide my coffee
    cup from her.
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    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.
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    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
    #5 Tabasco

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    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
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    Good boots and a deck of cards.
    I haven’t heard any of the journalists who volunteered to be waterboarded asking to have their fingernails wrenched out with pliers, or electrodes attached to their genitals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecbaatz View Post
    Me it was my Kershaw knife and a mini-maglite. It gets dark on a submarine when the lights go out.

    Eric
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    Submariner here too.....
    A mini-mag (always had a couple of those) and a leatherman/gerber multi-tool.
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    Tabasco sauce and Garlic (made the C -ration beef and potatoes bearable), Buck knife, extra ciggies, extra socks, and of course a towel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornerangerboogie View Post
    Tabasco sauce and Garlic (made the C -ration beef and potatoes bearable), Buck knife, extra ciggies, extra socks, and of course a towel.
    How about Ham & Beans and tabasco sauce, YES!

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