Your second reading assignment for the weekend. You do have a notebook and pencil or three (pens will crap out on you when you least want them to…) in your very accessible breast or shoulder pocket, right? It doesn’t have to to be large; 4 X 6 is actually ideal if you can find one, a zip lock bag to keep out moisture that will destroy your scribblings, and you’re in business.
Here’s the source for all things ‘rain writer’: http://www.rainwriter.com/default.asp
I wonder what these three items have in common? They’re a triangle-each provides something additional for the other two.
Reading a blog is nice; having Wikipedia and such is awesome(sometimes). The internet has given those who embrace it a magnificent tool for collective information- but that’s a huge double edged sword. There’s going to come a time in the future where all you have is what you know and all you have ready access to is what’s written in black and white. But fear not- people seemed smarter, or at least more informed before the internet. The larger the reference library, the better one will find himself.
Enter the Data Book
Any NCO, former or current, never finds himself far from a notebook and a pen. We write every last thing down. Taking this a step further, in the Scouting and Patrolling realm, every Infantry Scout carries on him, among…
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