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Ranger school

Discussion in 'Military' started by SampleFool, May 10, 2012.

  1. May 21, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    4 &1/2 years with the 82nd. Got out in Nov of 1976. Back then you could go Airborne at Bragg. They had a 2 week school on base. Guys in my unit would go Ranger and they would be back in about 2 weeks. Wash out.
     
  2. May 31, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    If there is a female that passes Ranger with today's standards, I'll be surprised. Most likely as I see it though, they will drop the standards so that females can pass it unfortunately..
    Next their gonna let chicks go to SFAS...
     
  3. Jun 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    At least I will know I went before they dropped the standards across the board.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    "The day they let girls earn a long tab is the day I stop wearing mine!"

    I'm with ya brother. But I will be getting out fairly shortly anyways, so whatever. Different Army than I came in to.

    Best of luck when you get a slot for school though. Not gonna pretend it was easy, but it ain't too bad, as long as you can keep a little humor in it. Whenever you start really sucking, thinking it ain't worth it, just look to your left or your right, wait for someone to do something stupid, or look like they are sucking more than you, then it gets just a little easier, lol. Helped me anyways.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Thanks man, I figure that is going to be my way through. I can find the bright side in just about everything I do.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Steve, my bro just graduated this April... said the same things everyone is saying. He had some special foot hardening liquid he used, would def recommend doing asap. Little food little sleep and a lot of hiking.

    Kick ass man
     
  7. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    Brother told me about guys sleep walking into trees during the hikes, haha.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    jgwheeler17

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    like plenty of the other people, i have a friend that's a Ranger. was on that show "making the cut" actually. so really all i have to post is good luck Steve!

    oh.. and post this since for some reason no one else has.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzbr6fPDmkE

    :rofl:
     
  9. Jun 4, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    What is the foot liquid called? I would like to pick some up and start using it.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Foot Liquid...umm, tincure bonzoine(no idea on spelling, sorry, I had to guess)?? Its basically new skin on steroids...but its for once you get the blisters, not as preperation. It basically burns one layer to the last, creating one harder layer, basically insta-callus. Not fun though...it HURTS! Lol. And no idea where to get it...I get it from medics, and thats not even supposed to happen anymore, darn soft ass Army, lol.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    During Florida, I had a complete conversation, with a scientist I imagined, it was pretty funny. Well, looking back on it, not so much at the time.

    Also, we were sitting in our patrol base when the dude next to me hops up, screams "No, its mine! I saw it first!" and goes diving into some bushes about 20yards away. Turns out he swore he saw a giant pizza rolling by, and he wanted it before we could get it. Fun time, lol.
     
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    Do you know anything about putting alcohol on my feet to dry them up and make them harder?
     
  13. Jun 4, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    I think my brother got it from a running shop, maybe marathon runners use it.... searching now
     
  14. Jun 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    My best friend Randy is retired Lt. Col from the 101st Airborne Rangers.

    Good luck OP.
     
  15. Jun 4, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    Tincture of benzoin... its a alcohol resin

    Ill let you know for sure as soon as my bro texts me bacm
     
  16. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    Lol, yeah, so it turns out I can't spell. Never one of my strong suits, lol.

    As for alcohol...let me first say...this WILL hurt, bad! But it's completely worth it, to not have to deal with blisters, etc.
    Go for a decent road march, nothing crazy, maybe 3-5miles, no crazy weights on your back. But take out the insole out of your boots, and dont wear any socks, so that those nice, comfy, broken in boots are just slightly too loose. Yes, this IS supposed to suck, bad! Your feet will be hamburger. When you finally make it back, soak your feet in rubbing alcohol. That will not be the funnest day of your life, lol. But it will callous up your feet like nobodies business. Instant pre-emptive fix to hot spots, blisters, and general "soft feet-itis".

    I had to do this as a private, because I made the mistake of mentioning that I had got a small hot spot on a raod march. Wasn't fun at all, but hardened up my feet like no other.

    Keep in mind, your girlfriend/wife/booty call/whatever will now look at your feet in horror, lol, but hey, you'll never get blisters.

    GL
     
  18. Jun 5, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    Thanks for the info, going to try this before the stuff Burg listed above.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    The stuff i posted is painless ;)
     
  20. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    ^^^Wow that sounds like serious pain...... if it works it would be worth it though. I never had any problems with my feet though. That means no blisters no hot spots, keep your feet clean and change your socks often. The only time I had blisters was when I broke in my first pair of DR Maartens.... they hurt my feet bad. After they were broken in though they were the most comfortable boots ever. Now that I think about it I want another pair.
     
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