MIL "Hip Pocket Classes" always annoy me

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  1. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Especially while trying to think of a subject to do one on. :sleep:

    Anyone have a good idea for one?
     
  2. Pusan

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    Just read a MCI cover to cover.
     
  3. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    do one on slacking off.
     
  4. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    :mamoru:
     
  5. RoblesGT

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    i do them all the time on uniform regs ... :hsughno:

    yes they do in fact suck
     
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    cossack Resident thread killer

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    battle drill 16A- go in the woods and sham.
     
  7. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Improvise a rope pulley system with some rope and carabiners. My platoon sgt did that at our last drill and it was some good shit. Two of us used it to pull a hummer across the parking lot while the parking brake was set. :eek3:
     
  8. NEp8ntballer

    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    how many biners and how long was the rope? even with a 4 to 1 reduction it would still be over 1000 lbs and you'd be moving that much weight four times the length. Although he might have set it up differently, or my math is wrong.
     
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    3 biners, and I dunno how long the rope was.

    Per the instructions we were given in the class, this kind of setup is for no more than 3 men pulling on the rope. One person pulling could budge the hummer, but it took 3 of us to get it to move faster than a snail. And we used up the length of available rope fairly quickly, so we had to untie/retie it a few times. Coincidentally, we did that until everyone in the class had a turn at setting it up and taking it down in 2-3 man teams - which ended up with the hummer at the other side of the lot. :)
     
  10. RoblesGT

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    that sounds cool as fuck ... you have any more details ?? i'd like to do that shit with my platoon
     
  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I can try to do a mspaint. It's gonna look ugly as shit, though. :o

    edit: on second thought, my Plt SGT probably has this whole thing in an electronic version. I'll email him and see if he can shoot it to me. (the mspaint I was doing looked fugly as shit)
     
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  12. RoblesGT

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    do dat shit old man!!
     
  13. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    This is similar to what he taught us: https://atiam.train.army.mil/soldierPortal/atia/adlsc/view/public/6714-1/fm/3-97.61/ch7.htm#par22

    Although that only shows two biners. The way we did it was we tied the rope to the bumper of a hummer. Then about 2 feet away, we tied in a biner with a figure eight on a bight (or you could use the prusik knot they show in that link). Then another couple of feet down the rope we tied in a second biner. Then we took the rope to an anchoring tree and tied it off. About two feet back from the tree we tied in the third biner. Then we ran the un-used part of the rope from the tree where it was tied off through the first biner, back through the third biner, and then back through the second biner. Pull on that sucker hard enough and the hummer will move.

    I gotta get some pics of this the next time we do it. I just read what I wrote, and it looks confusing as hell. but that is how we did it.


    edit: here ya go. Side A is where the hummer would be.
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    edit 2: some good links/pics for the knots you'll need:

    Figure Eight on a Bight: http://www.chockstone.org/TechTips/F8Knots.htm
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    Prusik Knot: http://www.ruckus.org/article.php?id=113
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    Bowline: http://www.ruckus.org/article.php?id=112
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    edit 3: improved my mspaint drawing :o
     
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  14. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    i did a class on diversifying your portfolio
     
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    Man, I'm actually stunned that I remembered how to do it. It was pretty simple, but we didn't practice it a lot. :wiggle:
     
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    :rofl: Nice
     
  17. RoblesGT

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    that shit confused the fuck out of me but i'll re-read it a few times till i get it, thanks, :bowdown:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Everyone in my company that has any balls will be going through both the summer and winter versions of Mountain Warfare training. They are pushing ropes/knots/climbing instruction on us like it's going out of style. Some really cool stuff. I'm definitely looking forward to the course.

    Last drill weekend we hiked up Mt. Moosilauke, on the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire. Think of it as a 5-hour stairway up through the clouds, with ice and snow tossed in for good measure. Oh - and with full rucksacks, too. :wtc:

    It could have been worse, though. We didn't have to take our weapons or armor. :hsd:
     
  20. NEp8ntballer

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    I might need to have my head examined but that almost sounds kind of fun.
     
  21. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    We have an electronic Call For Fire simulator in our drill hall. For a while we were training on that every fucking drill weekend. It was good the first few times, but now I'm starting to memorize the coordinates of all the targets. :mamoru:
     

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