I have some questions for operators which I am struggling with.
When you are on patrol in areas with a large temperature swing (-2 to 20) how to you deal with undershirts?
If I wear my thermals at night when the morning comes I'm fucking baking and I can't remove them- if I don't I've only got my field jacket all night.
How do you manage clammy feet if you cant remove your boots? I've tried commercial powders, wood ash calcifying, acidifying, every type of sock. After two days bacteria grow and blistering starts, by four days i'v got surface infections- last time i did a week my feet swelled up so badly i needed a medic and it was fucking embarrassing.
how do you put on a poncho quietly?
how do you vent heat if you're wearing a carrier and rig?
things learned: use a dirty undershirt to absorb sweat between you back and pack if you dont have an air gap, use an undershirt taliban style to keep bugs off your face when sleeping- just pull the eye slots up/down, in a sandstorm breath through you nose or ideally if covered through your mouth and use your tongue to only inhale through the top of your mouth