The United States Military has some amazing tricks up their sleeves to increase efficiency in the field as well as training.
Naturally, they don't reveal all of their secrets to the public, but here are some well known military hacks to make your life easier.
4. Duct Taping Your Feet
Duct tape was originally invented in WWII to help soldiers keep water out of their ammunition cases to prevent rusty ammo.
Nowadays, soldiers wrap their feet in duct tape to prevent their feet from getting uncomfortable blisters and callouses. If you run long distances or go for long hikes, just put some strips of duct tape over the areas on your feet that rub against your shoes that cause the most friction. This will prevent any rubbing from happening.
3. Putting Sugar on Wounds
Putting sugar on wounds is common practice to prevent bacterial infections if no antibiotics are immediately available seeing as bacteria can't multiply in a super sugary environment.
I know this sounds crazy, but this statement has scientific backing from the University of Arizona's College of Medicine. As a matter of fact, this was a common practice to help wounds heal in ancient times.
2. Running Tights for Added Warmth
When it comes to staying warm in sub-zero temps, the military has it covered. They have been implementing this strategy for decades, seeing as sometimes our armed servicemen and women have to spread democracy in not-so-warm places.
It's completely normal and unnoticeable if you wear long pants over them.
1. Cotton and Vaseline as a Fire Starter
This is interesting and pretty genius. Vaseline by itself isn't very flammable. As a matter of fact, it's pretty difficult to light Vaseline on fire. Cotton however burns bright and fast.
So the trick to this is to soak the cotton balls in Vaseline. As a result, you get sustained, long burning flames.
Did I miss any obvious hacks? Probably. If so, let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading, let's Make America Great Again!
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