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    Question for you vets out there

    The Ruck thread got me feeling a bit nostalgic tonight. I got to thinking –always a bad sign- what was 2 things I never ever left behind and had to have with me. I am talking none issue here btw.

    1. Was my leather man I would have been lost with out this handy tool and to this day always have it with me.

    2. Tabasco sauce. Without this fiery red potion of life I would have surely starved to death. I used it on everything to the point I remember putting it on T-rat bread pudding and not being able to tell it wasn’t eggs and meat lol.


    So what 2 things NONE ISSUE did you always have with you to make life just a bit easier.
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    Submariner

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    Leatherman and a 20 dollar bill.

    (the 20 allowed me to get pretty much whatever else I might need from someone who had brought it)
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    I was in at adifferent time and place but I always had my Buck 110 folder and
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    I was in at adifferent time and place but I always had my Buck 110 folder and
    Opinal #8 folder.
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    A Buck folding knife (razor sharp and smooth to open) and a Zippo.

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    Gerber Gator on my belt and a p38 on my key ring... I still carry both with me..

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    + 1 on the Tabasco sauce.....

    .....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!
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    Originally would be a P38, however, when MRE's became the meal of choice it would be the Tobasco sauce. Without that sauce many meals would have been throw aways. I also still have a mini Leatherman that I've kept for many years.

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