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What's the fastest way to get dry after swimming and stop feeling cold and miserable when you're operating?
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>>28652526
Depends, are you in a survival situation or need to keep moving? If you can make shelter and get warm in it that's your best bet. There's videos on winter survival online.
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>>28652535

What about when you need to keep moving as fast as possible?
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>>28652539
Change into a set of dry clothing you have waterproofed in your bag.

Either that or wear what you've got till it dries out.
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Change clothes. But if your footwear is wet you'll still be slightly miserably
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>>28652526
Ummm....usually you don't have a choice. Suck it up and keep going, although I always carry a spare pair of inserts and socks. Night time usually means changing into dry clothes then changing back when you get up.
You could always do water crossings and whatever else barefoot...but I wouldn't recommend it. Waterproof socks have the possibility of fucking your feet's shit up.
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>believing propaganda photos
>believing you can move silently while dripping wet
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By nutting up, buttercup
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>>28652731
Wel it's clear you've never been in the woods.
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>>28652817

Woods covered in leaves that make tons of noise when things drip on them?
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>>28652971
>walking through heavy shrubs
>worrying about water dripping on leaves
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>you didn't wear all black chuck taylors when finning in.
>you didn't have a second set of cammies in a dri-sac for your infiltration phase.
You didn't train to the point that it doesn't phase you anymore if you can't change due to mission requirements.

You'll never operate.
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Why not just wear frogman stuff with armor on top. You could have quiet footsteps while you are at it!
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>>28653069
Merry Christmas.
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>>28652526
don't go into the water. this is how you stay dry while operating. there is no reason, especially in winter conditions, to Operate Operationally through water. This isn't the 1940's anymore, why would you need to ford a stream when you have a topographical map that shows every bridge and water depth in the region on your glowing magic operating screen.
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>>28652684
Wear wool socks. They still insulate even when wet.
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change clothes or start a fire
use clothes that wick moisture away and dry fast (wool or some modern synthetic alternatives)
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>>28653080
scubafag here
scuba diving gear is squeaky as fuck once its wet, and trust me you do not want a full sealed suit
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>>28652526
>have to take part in shitty recruiting photo op
>flip optics backwards as a silent "fuck you"
>start new trend of tryhard couch commandos doing the same to their rifle because "muh seals"

It's only a matter of time
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>>28652684
Wet shoes and socks are the worst
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>>28652526
Killing socialists.
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>>28652526
Baby powder.
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>>28652971
>again making clear he's never been in the woods.
If you get caught because a drop dripped on a leaf... you fucked up anyway.
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>>28653225
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>>28653932
>backwards spectre
>mfw
>>28653157
Wool and fleece anything for that matter. You can get it soaked, wring it dry, and still have some insulation.
But really, if you're doing cold weather amphibious ops, get a wet suit.
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>>28653971
Those still get wet. That's why they're called "wet" suits.
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>>28655375
Your point? They still insulate.
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>>28652526
There's a reason these selection processes are designed to weed out anyone who's not a hard mother fucker. Of course you have to be smart, but when there's no choice but to embrace the suck, embrace the suck is what you have to do.
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>>28652526
Jump into the sun
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>>28652526
don't get all your shit wet
if you need to cross a river and aren't in a huge hurry get naked, take all clothes and stuff and bundle them up then do everything possible to keep them out of the water while you cross
once on the other side dry off as best you can and get dressed again
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>>28652539
change into dry underwear. walk. You generate plenty heat walking, and clothes will dry from your bodyheat.
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>>28653145
>implying bridges aren't heavily trafficked
>implying they arent natural choke points
Opinion discarded.
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>>28653145
you can still fall through ice or somehow accidentally end up being wet
if it's really cold you definitely need to stop and get dry, and it's part of winter training for a reason
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>>28652526

>What's the fastest way to get dry after swimming and stop feeling cold and miserable when you're operating?

Pause your game and wipe up the sweat that's accumulated in your chair obviously.
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>>28655915
Dry suits exist.

One of these well dressed Mythbusters just swam several kilometers in dry suit while underwater. Can you tell which one?

>>28652526
training from my army days says to always be packing dry clothes and spare boots in water tight plastic bags. So that you can change as soon as possible. soft body armor should also be removed and placed in a water tight bag before you voluntarily get into water. As it will get soaked, triple in weight, and stay wet for days.
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>>28652526

Is that just a standard m4?

A friend of mine linked me a demonstration of the Hk416 where they show an AR being dunked in water, removed, and fired causing it to explode

Which seemed silly to me because I feel like if this were an actual issue it would have come up by now
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>>28653898
Watch out Bernie !
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>>28658460
Let it drain for a couple seconds and it's fine. IIRC in that water test the 416 had slightly more time to drain. That half second could be all the gun needs to get water out of the gas system
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>>28652702
>Waterproof socks have the possibility of fucking your feet's shit up.
What do you meen by this?
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>>28658417
obviously the walrus pretending to be a human in a suit. very few people can swim several klicks just for the fuck of it.
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>>28659737
not that anon, but waterproof pretty much means sealed, you do not want to go running around when your feet cant get rid of built up sweat
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>>28653069
Operators really wear chucks?
Fuckin a. I always thought the go to were nice hiking boots
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vaseline
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>>28659927
This, (I'm that anon). Had a few mates try it and threw them in the bottom of they packs never to be worn again. you just deal with being cold and miserable. If you can't do that then you are not able to operate at even the basic levels of operating operationally. In jungle environments it's even worse. Your skin becomes to weak from being damp so much even little nicks can open you up.
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>>28659935
And yes, chucks are the best, I went retard and got Merrils, other guys went chucks and were a lot happier with their cheap as fuck purchase. Original jjngle runner.
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>>28659994
>>28653069
wait, like these chucks? Or are there some boots I don't know about
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>>28660358
Yes indeed those chucks friend.
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>>28660358

they are 14
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I want more pics of operators operating in denim
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You have seriously fucked up if you have to cross a water while wearing anything at all. Always pack your shit waterproof and if you can expect long crossings then get a camo tarp that you can wrap your ruck and clothes in and hope it holds while floating in water. AND dont forget to fasten your gun into it.
>tfw march night and have to go back to the cold as fuck water because private jackass forgot that and we have to dive around trying to find his PKM from the river
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>>28658417

No because they don't sweat through the photo.
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>>28664091
I don't know about you, but most armies won't get naked in advance to contacts......
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>>28664091
That's why you use a rope ridge and clip the weapons- as well as privates- onto the bridge. Keeps both from drifting or sinking off down the river. It also mean you don't have to swim so much as pull yourself across the river.

Still hope you waterproofed your shit senpai.
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>>28659994
Fucking converse? I mean at least go palladium which are basically beefy chucks with actual tread. I get uncomfortable just wearing my converse to the gym and walking barely at all. Palladium's are comfy as fuck with the right insoles/socks, though they don't hold up well desu.
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>>28664214
Cheap and you can find shitty ones in any country no matter how much of a shithole it may be. You don't need them to last if you're just wearing them when you want a rest from boots.
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>>28664209
I always had couple huge as fuck garbage bags with me, just slapped everything inside it and put another over it just to make sure. It's nice to hear someone behind you yell FUCK ME when his raft starts to break up and APILAS starts to drift downstream
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>>28664241
Used garbage bags once, ripped and my shit got wet. Went out and bought a few 20 litre compression sacks. Never ever used garbage bags for anything but rubbish and dirty clothes again.
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