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Det trodde man ju aldrig att konsten att bygga en fältlatrin skulle dö ut.....


Lite lessons learned från http://www.strategypage.com



August 8, 2002; The Army, like the other services, continues to compile "lessons learned" reports from the campaign in Afghanistan. Some highlights in the combat support area:


@ Soldiers strongly prefer the camel-back water-carrying systems to canteens since they can drink without fumbling with the canteen or its cap (hard to do in gloves or cold weather) and drinking forces their eyes upward and (at least some fear that) it makes them a target for snipers.


@ Units did not take with them the materials to build showers and latrines. Troops were uncomfortable as "field sanitation" has become a lost art. Environmental restrictions at home training areas had prevented soldiers from learning such skills. Because troops at home train in the same areas over and over, they do not build temporary latrines but have a civilian contractor deploy port-a-potties as needed. Someone forgot to issue such a contract for the war in Afghanistan.


@ The small all-terrain vehicle known as "Gator" was found very useful to provide mobility for heavier parts of light units.


@ The idea of relying on shipping in bottled water to an austere theater is just not a workable concept.


@ Army engineers have lost their ability to rapidly repair runways damaged by bad weather and enemy mortars.


@ The current ground laser designator is too heavy and cumbersome to use in mountainous terrain.


@ Some equipment worked well and is regarded as indispensable, including small lightweight binoculars, laser rangefinders, and GPS receivers.--Stephen V Cole


@ U.S. military doctors learned early on in Afghanistan that the smallest cut could quickly turn into a serious infection. So the policy has been to warn the troops to get a large dose of antibiotics for the slightest scratch. The reason is simple; sanitation is primitive in that part of the world and the constantly blowing dust tends to contain fecal matter. The concept of outhouses and field latrines (a hole in the ground, covered over after the troops have filled it up) never caught on it a big way. So there's plenty of infectious crud in the air. Afghans are also susceptible to this, but with an average lifespan of about forty years, only the strong (infection resistant) survive. But even sturdy adult Afghans can get bad infections, so Special Forces medics find that carrying a large stock of antibiotics will win Americans friends

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Jaa.. lite lustigt är det..


Under Ba05 när det regnade ner en hel massa jänkare högt och lågt publicerades det också "lessons learned".


2 av ounkterna var att det hade uppstått bränder pga användade av mikrovågsugna och hårtork, i deras tältstad...

Jag tyckte det var rätt roande...

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Mäktigaste krigsmaskinen på vår jord........


"The idea of relying on shipping in bottled water to an austere theater is just not a workable concept."



Snabbt räkneexempel som ligger på den snälla sidan:


En bat bestående av 500 sold gör av med 2 l vatten per dag.

Detta ger 1000 l vatten vilket väger 1 ton.

Då vet vi alla att USA har betydligt mer än en bat där nere och soldaterna behöver betydligt mer vatten än 2 l per dag....

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