Survival Tip: Turn jeans into personal flotation device

Survival Tip: Turn jeans into personal flotation device

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    Survival Tip: Turn jeans into personal flotation device

    I was reading a news article about a fellow who fell off a boat and managed to use his jeans as a personal flotation device, and stayed afloat until he was rescued.

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/man-su...otation-device

    Here is a short video demonstrating how it works...

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    The Navy taught me this in Boot Camp in 1963. The expensive worn & torn jeans do not work well.
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    Kids learn this often in scouts and I believe every branch of the military teaches this as well -- most in initial entry training.
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    Done this before. Works quite well.
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    Nice video

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    The Navy taught me this in Boot Camp in 1963. The expensive worn & torn jeans do not work well.
    Parris Island 1964!
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    Learned it in High School PE class during swimming rotation circa 1960’s. Pants as well as how to inflate shirts/jackets while wearing them. Great class. Frankly, until this news story, I had forgotten about it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    The Navy taught me this in Boot Camp in 1963. The expensive worn & torn jeans do not work well.
    Taught me the same thing in 1986.
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    I tried it. Didn't work worth a damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    The Navy taught me this in Boot Camp in 1963. The expensive worn & torn jeans do not work well.
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    Parris Island 1964!

    Paris Island 1960, and again in amphibious warfare training.
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    Learned it in Boy Scouts, 1964. Excellent thing to learn!
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