Friday, May 18, 2012

Good Things To remember (Survival)

A few days ago I did a post about TEOTWAWKI  and would you be able to handle it then I received an email from a fellow combat vet about lessons learned from experiences. I have changed and modified the list as I think it applies to TEOTWAWKI  as well. Some of it is funny and some is serious but it is all truth and is stuff to think about before the time comes because then it is too late.

1, Once you are in a fight it's way too late to wonder if it was a good idea
2, NEVER get into a fight without more ammunition than the other guy. 
3,  Cover your Buddy, so he can be around to cover for you.
4, Decisions made by someone above you in the chain-of-command will seldom
    be in your best interest. (this goes for your job also)
5, Sometimes, being right and lucky still is not enough. 
6, If everything is as clear as a bell, and everything is going exactly as
    planned, you're about to be surprised.
7, Loud, sudden noises in a helicopter WILL get your undivided attention. 
8, If the rear echelon troops are really happy, the front line troops  
    probably do not have what they need. ( this also applies to your job)
9, Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.
10, Having all your body parts intact and functioning at the end of the day
      beats the alternative.

11, If you are allergic to lead, it is best to avoid a war zone.
12, It is a bad thing to run out of fuel, ammo, and ideas all at the same time
13, The further you venture into hostile territory, the louder strange engine noises become.   
14, Medals are OK, but having your body and all your friends in one piece at
      the end of the day is better. 
15, Being shot hurts.   
16, There is only one rule in war: When you win, you get to make up the rules.  
17, C-4 can make a dull day fun.  
18, There is no such thing as a fair fight,  only  ones where you win or lose.  
19, Nobody cares what you did yesterday or what you are going to do
      tomorrow. What is important is what you are doing NOW to solve our problem. 
20, Always make sure someone has a P-38. (can opener)    
21, Praying may not help . . . but it never hurts.      


  1. Duke, buddy - they're all good things to remember and practice. but i especially love #17 and #21!!!

    your friend,

  2. Replies
    1. I checked it out, pretty good as well. Thanks.

  3. I have another - if you are new to combat, wear adult diapers.

  4. I've said before that praying costs little and can have a phenomenal return on investment.

  5. All too true, number 7 and 15 I can attest to.
    Good job.

    1. I hear ya, #7, major pucker factor. Thanks.