Monday, July 30, 2007

Link: How to Predict the Weather without a Forecast

Article from a How To wiki descrbing 12 different ways to predict the weather without a forecast using animals, clouds, wind, and your senses.

Click the link below to read the full article.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Video: What ya going to do PL?

Click to download: Whatcha Gonna Do, PL? (16M file)

How to Troubleshoot your Foot & Boot

If you are getting hot spots on the bottom of your feet --> Your boots are too loose

If you are getting a blister on your heel --> Your boots are too tight

If you are getting a blister on the top of your foot --> Skip the shoe lace hole(s) of the area

Before you eat and sleep, take care of your feet.

Take care of those dogs.

More Foot Maintenance Guidance from CPT Durnell
1. Each night before going to bed, perform the following routine: --Wipe feet down with isopropyl alcohol
-Let feet dry
-Spray feet with antiperspirant deodorant (i.e. Arrid XXX Dry); pay special attention to ensure you get it between your toes.
Let feet dry
2. Prior to each road march, perform the following routine:
-Apply moleskin, if required, to any known problem areas (a problem area is a spot where you know you get blisters or hot spots)
-Apply foot powder to feet and ankles. Don't over due it, simply put on a thorough coat.
Apply foot powder to the inside of your sock
Apply foot powder to your boot insert
3. During the road march:
-If hot spots or blisters occur, pause long enough to change your socks. At a minimum, readjust your socks and apply foot powder. You can apply moleskin, but it will be difficult to get it to stick at this time.
4. Socks:
-I strongly recommend buying good boot socks. A good sock is one that friction by fitting tightly on your foot, and reduces moisture by wicking it away from you foot. The stitching of the sock should be on the outside so that it can not rub against your toenails. I use Fox River Blister Guard™ socks and reduces absolutely recommend them. However, there are plenty of options out there.
5. Boot Inserts:
- This will be money you will be thankful you spent. Army issue boot inserts are average to poor at reducing friction, moisture and impact. You will need to spend about $20 to get a good pair of inserts, but you will be happy you did. SOF Soles or Spenco or popular brands. You can go to any quality hiking/outdoor store and find good insoles. (Dr. Scholl's are NOT what I'm talking about!)

Monday, July 23, 2007

PT Workout: Pushup/Crunch Superset

This is one of my all time favorite PT workouts. The sequence, time, and repitions are set at a perfect ratio. Perform 10 reps of the following 6 exercises in order in under 2 minutes, any left-over time is rest.

1 Cycle in 2 minutes:

Regular Pushups x 10
Regular Crunches x 10
Wide-Arm Pushups x 10
Reverse Crunches x 10
Tricep (Diamond) Pushups x 10
Half Situps x10

Goal: 10 cycles

Friday, July 13, 2007

Running Cadence Rhymes

The Formation sounds off with:

Caller sounds off with in between:

Pick em up
Put em down
Hear the sound

stay together now
shake the ground

Breath in
Let it out
Now shout

Feeling good
Looking good
Sounding good

Dress it right
Keep it tight
We're out of sight

Top 10 Army Forms Every Leader Must Have

(in MS Word Format!)

DA Form 4856 Developmental Counseling Form.doc

DA Form 67-9-1a Junior Officer Dev Support Form.doc

DA Form 67-9 OER.doc

DA Form 2166-8 NCOER.doc

DA Form 638 Recommendation for an Award.doc

Hometown News Release.xls

DA Form 2062 Hand

DA Form 4697 Report of

DA Form 2823 Sworn Statement.doc

DA Form 285 Ground Accident Report.doc