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Old 16 September 2018, 17:11
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However gay, faux tough or coulda, woulda, shoulda been a badass (insert SOF unit here) at least they're doing something. If it gets them off the couch, out in the woods and PT'ing, even for a short period of time who am I to criticize?
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Old 16 September 2018, 17:47
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Add gunfire for more realism.
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Old 16 September 2018, 17:51
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Add a five-year enlistment for more realism, with the motivation of "Worldwide Needs-Of-The-Force" assignment if you fail.
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Old 17 September 2018, 09:00
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However gay, faux tough or coulda, woulda, shoulda been a badass (insert SOF unit here) at least they're doing something. If it gets them off the couch, out in the woods and PT'ing, even for a short period of time who am I to criticize?
I do agree with this. Doing 'something' is better than doing nothing - as long as you don't compensate with more junk food
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Old 17 September 2018, 10:56
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GR has expanded beyond the menu of the 12-36-hour beatdown. Those are GR's foundations, but they offer firearms training, survival stuff, orienteering-heavy events, etc. They also do historical-related events, like at Normandy where they really involve a lot of history.

I don't have an issue with GR. As a red-blooded American free-market capitalist, if they can make a dollar off people who want the experience and pain, hey, go for it. I DO have an issue with the outrageously over-priced gear they have. Most of my issues, though, are with the people who do the events and suddenly want to think their are bulletproof.
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Old 17 September 2018, 13:38
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I should buy some $100 backpacks, throw a SF inspired patch on them , and then label them Special forces certified, and then require students buy them for $225 when they go through my schools Extreme Selection Event. (Started mine back in 1999 at my first school).

Have four students this Friday night doing the event.

Been hiking around 2 hours myself every day recently. Using my mystery Ranch 3 day pack. Such a well made and comfortable pack. Only bad part is my hiking buddy, Mr Hank, is on light duty so he stays home. But plus side is I hike faster without him, as I don't need a piss break every 100 meters. ; )
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Old 18 September 2018, 00:53
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Old 18 September 2018, 01:11
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I have an event I make all my martial arts students go through before they can progress to the advanced forms. Been doing for years and the students do like it, as it does push them to limits. Makes them earn the right to learn the advanced forms. And for some considering military service , gives them a small glimpse and for others a challenge.

I don't tell them what the events are just that it will
Be all night long. They spend several hours at the school doing drills, conditioning, getting Smoked, full contact sparring, ground fighting, etc.

Then I blind fold them and drive them out to a remote part of the county, rural farm land or woods. Tie up their hands. Drop a couple of rucks in their midsts and tell them find their way back to the school. Then I drive off. It is straight line distance about 14 miles back to the school. Then when they get back to the school early morning, I make them do drills and sparring again for a couple of hours. Then I blind fold them again, say one last event, and then drive them to a greasy spoon cafe where i treat them to a big breakfast. They get a token and special edition book for completing the event.

Students have to complete this event along with several other unique challenges , and a handgunsnd carbine course I teach, along with profiency in the art and all it's forms, skills and drills to be awarded a Black Sash and Certicate of completion. Traditionally no ranks in my art, but I have this at my school to give the students a goal to shoot for and encourage them to progress.

Jesus. You're like having RHOF'm Kevin Connell for a 1SG. He was mine for awhile. He pulled that Jedi shit on us all the time.

Camp Dawson flashbacks I guess.
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