November 14, 2017 at 10:04 am #53006
Since Remembrance weekend I have had 4 sick kids in the house, thus out of office, and heading up to VTC for the final CTT of the year tomorrow. So look for more content when I am back in the office from next week.
Still contemplating Brutal: The Para/SOF Selection Experience.
Interested in people’s motivation for being on the forum. Various attempts to get more involvement from members, such as Joe with Inyel training, have not generated a lot of interest. Yes, the forum is a library for previous articles, which you should get intonif you are looking for content. But are people here to be spoon fed info, or to partake in tactical discussion? Let me know your motivations in comments.
If a forum such as this is made up largely of lurkers awaiting posted articles, it loses potential value. At least ask questions!
The next point is thay only so much can be gained by reading. This forum shoild properly be a support to those attending training and continuing to train. TTP question, different circumstances, etc.
Dont just sit waiting for content. Even though out if office, there are SMEs here eho, like me, will respond to questions we may not have thought to write about.
Ball is in your court.November 14, 2017 at 10:16 am #53007
I hope your kids get well soon. Its rough when the little ones dont feel good. My purpose in being on the forum is to gain knowledge from those that have more experience than I do in their areas of expertise/ experience. Im also here to share the knowledge that I have and I think that everyone can benefit from logical discussion even if we may not agree. The forum is a great sounding board for ideas and equipment as well. I will say that when the discussions lag, it is not nearly as interesting. I think that either people are scared to ask questions (ego?) or think they have the answers (ego?) or don’t want to hear info that does not agree with their opinions.
If you're gonna fight, fight like you're the 3rd monkey on the ramp to Noah's Ark... And Brother, it's starting to rain! James from TexasNovember 14, 2017 at 10:26 am #53008
If people find content lacking, ask the questions. Either on a current post or just ask. There are more than enough here with the knowledge to answer. Sometimes I just don’t havw time to create new articles or conceive of new topics, but I can always answer a question if I see it.November 14, 2017 at 10:31 am #53009
If you're gonna fight, fight like you're the 3rd monkey on the ramp to Noah's Ark... And Brother, it's starting to rain! James from TexasNovember 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm #53020
OMG. Tractor mounted auger embedded totally in the ground. Happened last night, first time ever, putting fence posts in across an area where trees were dunped and soil pushed on top. Not going, not going….then BAM, embedded. Got it out last night with a whoke bunch of digging and stupidity.
Then today, penultimate hole…BAM….thia time much worse. No fucking reverse on a tractor auger! Gonna be digging a big fucking hole into the night tonight……onky way is to dig it out combined with forward reverse fuckery until it frees….the hydraulics don’t have enough oomph to simply lift it free….
Fuck.November 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm #53025
Can you use a come-along to assist the hydraulics lifting the augur? Or a hi-Lift jack?
If you're gonna fight, fight like you're the 3rd monkey on the ramp to Noah's Ark... And Brother, it's starting to rain! James from TexasNovember 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm #53026JohnnyMacParticipant
When it rains it pours…I hope you get that auger out faster than you expect MaxNovember 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm #53027
Last night I tried using the bucket on the other tractor to lift, but no bueno. Ended up with a mix of digging and forward and reverse madness until it finally freed. Thick clay, I think it is mainly held by suction.
Doing some Dad stuff before getting myself ready for another mega digging session.November 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm #53028
Good luck! That clay is a bitch.November 14, 2017 at 5:53 pm #53034
Figured it out. After I broke the tractor and spoke to a neighbor who works in a tractor reapir shop. You can reverse the auger if you so it mechanically. So I did it with a bar shoved into the UJ. Got the auger out.
Tractor is a different story. He says he will come over and fix it in the morning. You can’t have all of the things all of the time.
Saying which, I had to strip off during the writing of this message, after baby projectile vomited all over me.November 14, 2017 at 6:01 pm #53036Joe (G.W.N.S.)Moderator
…baby projectile vomited all over me.
Memories that are priceless!November 14, 2017 at 6:02 pm #53037
You weren’t practicing good muzzle discipline…..had it pointed the wrong direction.November 14, 2017 at 7:56 pm #53041TrailrunnerParticipant
Questions I never asked, answers I need to hear, inspiration as I move forward toward being strong, ready and able.
I joined to do it all as I save money, time and grow in my ability to join a training class.
I want to work through all of them as possible. Lots of legacy to drop and some to build on.
Question- What do you hope folks get from this forum?November 15, 2017 at 1:04 pm #53078WeberParticipant
I’m here for the community of like minded, motivated people. I enjoy the topics but I typically don’t have much to add to the conversation. I like the information 1st Serge brings to the forum. He has a great way of placing fact and experienced based information in my lap.
I like how there is being more emphasis being placed on physical fitness standards for attending classes. I recently joined a local CrossFit gym, so the physical part of training interests me even more. The forum keeps me motivated to increase my physical fitness and I really like the idea of BRUTAL.
This year my goal was to clean up my diet and get in the best shape of my life (this is a constantly moving target). Training for a fight is important but you can’t fight for long if you are out of shape and eating McDonald’s every day. I noticed that there aren’t very many posts on nutrition so hopefully there is a SME on lifestyle diets and nutrition that can add more information for readers. I would certainly be willing to share what I have learned along the way. Although I am no nutrition expert, there are some science based standards to follow that I have tried that will yield positive results.
My mom said I could be anything I wanted to be when I grew up. So I chose to be a man.November 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm #53095Scott GParticipant
I have been around from early on. I attended the first class at VTC. I enjoy the information on the forum and try to contribute when I can. I drifted away for a while when I was out of work. No money for classes, gear, etc.
I had been active with a group of alumni in Northern VA and drifted away from that too.
I am trying to get back into things. The wife and plan on getting handguns for each other for Christmas and getting to the VTC class and others in the new year.
The information on here is great and if people only get their info online, this is the source they should use!
Thanks to all who participate, you make everyone who reads the posts a little bit better, because even if you disagree, more information is always better!
Northern VA Area
CRCD #1 AlumnusNovember 18, 2017 at 4:36 pm #53150grammaParticipant
I hurt my back beginning of the month and have been on extremely limited activity. As long as I don’t over extend myself, I’m just now getting back into the swing of things. What does my very fit D recommend as exercise for me? (wait for it) LUNGES. LOL.
And then, I’ve also been extremely busy lately. Fate dropped an opportunity to purchase a LOT of adjoining land in my lap last week and owning it makes my place that much more secure. (and sustainable)
I have so much to learn – beginning with vocabulary guys – that reading is actually the best place for me at this point in time. I can’t contribute a thing to your discussions on night vision equipment or body armor… but I’m learning a lot and digesting the various viewpoints and coming to my own. I know “practice makes perfect-er”… but I seem to be the type who has to understand things cognitively first… before trying “to do”.
I read/learn fast. But the whole tactical subject matter was alien to me, until a few years ago. I am spread pretty thin right now, with getting my place together… but by spring, I should be in pretty good shape and able to focus on the things I’m learning… or re-learning as the case may be.
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