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Sargevining
2013-09-09, 12:50
I read somewhere that you shouldn't put a lot of raisins in your Gorp. After reading this, (http://news.yahoo.com/uruguayan-found-alive-four-months-lost-andes-argentine-214046947.html) I'm gonna put a lot more in.

I think I'll substitute squirrels for rats, though.

sheepdog
2013-09-09, 12:52
I see no reason.....do you work for the California raisin council??

Roche
2013-09-09, 12:58
Raisins neutralize the effects of peanuts just like that acid / base relationship I was suppose to learn in high school chemistry.

sheepdog
2013-09-09, 13:09
raisins do camouflage the flies though.

Sargevining
2013-09-09, 13:09
Well, see, there you go. I have no nuts.

In my Gorp.

No nuts in my gorp.

In. My. Gorp.

Not since the dentures anyway.

sheepdog
2013-09-09, 13:10
I like chocolate covered coffee beans in my gorp. Makes me hike faster.

Superman
2013-09-09, 13:15
There were a bunch of young guys that used "speed" as gorp in 2000. They hiked like crazy until they stopped...then they were sort of dazed and confused. Then in the morning they took more gorp pills and hiked like crazy. Either they finished the trail a whole lot faster than me or they forgot where the trail was.

Sargevining
2013-09-09, 13:46
There was a guy in my Basic Training Company who took some speed just before we did the mile run for the PT Test (February 1972). The whole company knew he was going to do it, and the Drill Sergeants got wind of it too.

He was still on the track after everybody finished, with a Drill Sergeant running backwards in front of him screaming in his face, and another behind him screaming at his neck. He wasn't running real fast by that time, though.

Looked like he was gonna die.

Probly shoulda ate rasins instead.

Roche
2013-09-09, 13:51
Good Ol' Raisins n Pep-pills. Can the purists determine if this complies with the spirit of the AT?

Sargevining
2013-09-09, 14:04
I dunno about the AT, but out here in Texas, we know it ain't The Cowboy Way.

Superman
2013-09-09, 14:24
I dunno about the AT, but out here in Texas, we know it ain't The Cowboy Way.

OK, don't make me look it up. What is a 72E?

Sargevining
2013-09-09, 14:36
Fixed Station Teletypewriter Operator.

Sargevining
2013-09-09, 14:38
Here ya go:

http://www.mosdb.com/army/72E/mos/4073/

Superman
2013-09-09, 14:44
Here ya go:

http://www.mosdb.com/army/72E/mos/4073/

OMG, way too many words and some of them were big. So it's like an electric typewriter?

Sargevining
2013-09-09, 15:08
Yah.

Old school comm, from even before punch cards. Used paper tape with holes punched in it.

sheepdog
2013-09-09, 15:09
Superman remembers using swords and getting paid with salt.

Sargevining
2013-09-09, 15:16
More specifically, this will give you an idea (http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dhs/fema/moa-mou.pdf) of what I did in the Reserves


http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dhs/fema/moa-mou.pdf

If you scroll through about 20 pages, you'll get here:



c. Information Services Support.
(1) Civil Preparedness Support Detachments (CPSD's). DOD currently
provides, through the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR),
CPSD's for mobilization augmentation to FEMA under the Army Capstone
Program. These USAR units provide operational, logistical, and security
capabilities in support of FEMA's emergency management and information
systems programs, particularly for national security emergencies.

When I was in, it was called DCPA (Defense Civil Preparedness Agency). Jimmah Carter changed it to FEMA---and things started going downhill from there. The units were decommisioned during the Clinton Administration.

Basically, our job was to run the comm while the world was destroying itself with nukes.

Superman
2013-09-09, 15:33
Yah.

Old school comm, from even before punch cards. Used paper tape with holes punched in it.

They didn't let us low lifes near any equipment that didn't make a real lot of noise. 8)

Superman
2013-09-09, 15:37
Superman remembers using swords and getting paid with salt.

Ah, the good old days. That was when Lugnut was a general and I was fng.

Skidsteer
2013-09-09, 17:42
Superman remembers using swords and getting paid with salt.

Ahahahaha!

Lugnut
2013-09-09, 18:33
Ah, the good old days. That was when Lugnut was a general and I was fng.

Hey! :argh:

Superman
2013-09-09, 19:25
Superman remembers using swords and getting paid with salt.

We called them machetes. I think I medevac'd more guys for dehydration and heat prostration than combat injuries. Salt tablets were issued but we were always running out of one type of pill or another.

Ray
2013-09-09, 19:33
... with a Drill Sergeant running backwards in front of him screaming in his face, and another behind him screaming at his neck. ...Just on the track? It was like that every step I took in Basic Training. I thought it was just me.

Hell, maybe it was me... oh, '72. Nope, I was still dreaming about getting laid back then. Kinda like Basic Training, now that I think about it...

Superman
2013-09-09, 19:45
Just on the track? It was like that every step I took in Basic Training. I thought it was just me.

Hell, maybe it was me... oh, '72. Nope, I was still dreaming about getting laid back then. Kinda like Basic Training, now that I think about it...

Thank you for your service. Without units like yours I might have starved.
"The Fightin' 547th Mess Kit Repair Battalion, Handle Company, Wingnut Platoon"

Ray
2013-09-09, 20:10
Thank you for your service. Without units like yours I might have starved.
"The Fightin' 547th Mess Kit Repair Battalion, Handle Company, Wingnut Platoon"Did I forget to put in my squad? I was among the Loose Screws.

Superman
2013-09-09, 20:25
Did I forget to put in my squad? I was among the Loose Screws.

Um....I thought that it had rivets...not screws.

SGT Rock
2013-09-09, 21:23
He would have eaten better if he had found that old airplane wreck. Just sayin'

MedicineMan4040
2013-09-09, 23:30
SargV dont forget those skills 'Basically, our job was to run the comm while the world was destroying itself with nukes.' I can smell the napalm, errr neutron disintegration into electrons and protons even now.

Superman
2013-09-10, 01:55
SargV dont forget those skills 'Basically, our job was to run the comm while the world was destroying itself with nukes.' I can smell the napalm, errr neutron disintegration into electrons and protons even now.

They taught us to curl up under our ponchos in case of nuclear attack. 8)

MedicineMan4040
2013-09-10, 04:18
...and to think I dug a hole in the backyard and put a greenhouse on top of it...just saying.

Superman
2013-09-10, 07:42
...and to think I dug a hole in the backyard and put a greenhouse on top of it...just saying.

Well, they actually said to curl up, put our head between our legs and kiss our ass good-bye.

john pickett
2013-09-10, 09:58
" out here in Texas, we know it ain't The Cowboy Way"
To a Texan, that screams "New Yawck City!"

john pickett
2013-09-10, 10:10
Speaking of old school, any of you remember an old British sci-fi series called "Max Headroom"? One scene the hero
walked up a ramp carrying a big circular reflective sheet, probably 12 inches in diameter. It was made of a very thin, flexible material
and actually bent from side to side as the hero walked along. That was an Original Floppy Disk! That series ran on one of the
cable channels; Bravo or A&E perhaps, in the mid 80's.

Sargevining
2013-09-10, 11:55
Well, they actually said to curl up, put our head between our legs and kiss our ass good-bye.

One guy actually began a training session with "In the event of a nuclear disaster, the living will envy the dead."

Kinda harshed my mellow.


Thank you for your service. Without units like yours I might have starved.
"The Fightin' 547th Mess Kit Repair Battalion, Handle Company, Wingnut Platoon"

Meh. We were even more REMF than them.

Superman
2013-09-10, 12:04
One guy actually began a training session with "In the event of a nuclear disaster, the living will envy the dead."

Kinda harshed my mellow.



Meh. We were even more REMF than them.

What the fuck is "harshed your mellow?"

Big Mac
2013-09-10, 12:31
Lol - superman doesn't speak doper.

Sargevining
2013-09-10, 12:49
Dude.

A harshed mellow is bogus to the max.

Definetly not bitchin, that's fer shur.


Lol - superman doesn't speak doper.

Dude.

You're bogus, too.

This is Old School 70's Surferspeak.

Big Mac
2013-09-10, 13:16
And why do you suppose they spoke like that? I rest my case.

Superman
2013-09-10, 14:07
And why do you suppose they spoke like that? I rest my case.

I thought California's evil ways were going to cause it to slip into the Pacific by now.

D'Artagnan
2013-09-10, 14:39
I thought California's evil ways were going to cause it to slip into the Pacific by now.

You need to check with Lugnut -- I'm sure he remembers back before all the tectonic plates started shifting.

Superman
2013-09-10, 14:54
You need to check with Lugnut -- I'm sure he remembers back before all the tectonic plates started shifting.

It doesn't matter. Even if it doesn't slip into the ocean the entire south west is going to vote to become part of Mexico. I've been to the south west and I don't know why anyone would care if it did.

Sargevining
2013-09-10, 15:14
It doesn't matter. Even if it doesn't slip into the ocean the entire south west is going to vote to become part of Mexico. I've been to the south west and I don't know why anyone would care if it did.

What if I told you that when we go, we're taking all the heating oil and gas refineries with us?

Superman
2013-09-10, 15:19
What if I told you that when we go, we're taking all the heating oil and gas refineries with us?

That old stuff is due to be replaced anyway. Don't worry...people are already working to cut Florida lose first. They are digging a trench across the entire northern border of Florida so they can just give it a kick and it will float down to Cuba. I will personally miss Florida because it's been a great place to send old New Yorkers to.

Sargevining
2013-09-10, 15:29
Shoot. There's a law in NH that you have to move to FL when you turn 70.

Superman
2013-09-10, 15:39
Shoot. There's a law in NH that you have to move to FL when you turn 70.

Hopefully Florida will be gone by the time I get as old as Lugnut.

Lugnut
2013-09-10, 16:14
Hey, you old fuckers leave me out of this! :argh:

Skidsteer
2013-09-10, 16:20
Hey, you old fuckers leave me out of this! :argh:

That would be like not inviting Klinger to a MASH reunion.

Lugnut
2013-09-10, 16:37
I've never worn a dress.

Roche
2013-09-10, 17:16
...people are already working to cut Florida lose first. They are digging a trench across the entire northern border of Florida so they can just give it a kick and it will float down to Cuba.
Thats been tried. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiTM2HQ0g98

sheepdog
2013-09-10, 17:22
I've never worn a dress.

Ok.....I'm calling bull shit....

Skidsteer
2013-09-10, 17:39
Ok.....I just spilled wine on my dress....

sheepdog
2013-09-10, 17:46
hahaahahahahahhaha

Lugnut
2013-09-10, 17:57
Ok.....I'm calling bull shit....

Okay, so one time. It was a kinky role reversing strip poker game with a (female) nurse I was dating. I had fun and there are no pictures - that I know of. :angel:

Hog On Ice
2013-09-10, 18:05
Nurse Ratched I presume?

Skidsteer
2013-09-10, 18:09
That was a mental image I could've done without.

john pickett
2013-09-10, 19:13
"I thought California's evil ways were going to cause it to slip into the Pacific by now"
It has! Dude! Time to lay off the pharmacopeia! You're still in the 90's, aren't you?

Superman
2013-09-10, 19:33
"I thought California's evil ways were going to cause it to slip into the Pacific by now"
It has! Dude! Time to lay off the pharmacopeia! You're still in the 90's, aren't you?

90"s....I'm not that progressive.

Superman
2013-09-10, 19:37
Thats been tried. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiTM2HQ0g98

Ah, finally....someone who knows that it's true. I've been sending a Nigerian thousands of dollars to cut Florida lose. I wanted them to do Vermont first but he told me that it would cost more because you can't cut a straight line in Vermont. Everything turns to the left in Vermont.

saimyoji
2013-09-10, 20:21
Even the ladies?

Superman
2013-09-10, 20:28
Even the ladies?

Yes
That's the problem with hiking the Long Trail...the trail only turns to the left....it's fact. I know it's true because I just made it up.

Lugnut
2013-09-10, 22:05
That was a mental image I could've done without.

Sleep well tonight. :aetsch:

Sargevining
2013-09-11, 12:26
Yes
That's the problem with hiking the Long Trail...the trail only turns to the left....it's fact. I know it's true because I just made it up.

It wasn't always that way. I hiked the LT with my Dad back in '83 and there were several right turns. I think it was when Howard Dean was Governor that they re-routed it.

Superman
2013-09-11, 13:37
It wasn't always that way. I hiked the LT with my Dad back in '83 and there were several right turns. I think it was when Howard Dean was Governor that they re-routed it.

LOL, maybe so. 8)