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Old 10-05-2004, 10:40   #16
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I don't know if I posted this before. I was awoken by almost the whole team pulling me off of one of my "Yards". I had a death grip on his throat. It seems I had dreamt that the NVA had attacked and was over running our RON. Things had deteriorated to hand-to-hand and I was trying to kill one of them with my bare hands. We laughed about it later but it was really a very scary situation.

SOLUTION: No more green hornets!

You Mean you were able to Fall asleep while on Green Hornets?

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Old 10-05-2004, 11:20   #17
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You Mean you were able to Fall asleep while on Green Hornets?

They were an amphetamine coumpound which was supposed to last for only 12 hours and have no side effects. We were issued one capsule per expected day on an operation (if you wanted them). At the time they were perfectly legitimate and dispensed by the medics.

d in a friendly fire incident claimed they were given drugs.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:22   #18
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They were an amphetamine coumpound which was supposed to last for only 12 hours and have no side effects. We were issued one capsule per expected day on an operation (if you wanted them). At the time they were perfectly legitimate and dispensed by the medics.

d in a friendly fire incident claimed they were given drugs.

I'm familiar with them, Just didn't know one could fall asleep while using them.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:42   #19
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I'm familiar with them, Just didn't know one could fall asleep while using them.
You couldn't. They were only good for 12 hours. The idea was to take one in the morning and be able to sleep at night.
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:46   #20
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You couldn't. They were only good for 12 hours. The idea was to take one in the morning and be able to sleep at night.

Gotcha.

Thanks for Clarifying

At Least you Didn't Blow Claymores
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:01   #21
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Talking 0300hrs here...

Where the hell is everyone at?
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Old 10-06-2004, 04:29   #22
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Gotcha.

Thanks for Clarifying

At Least you Didn't Blow Claymores
That's a scary sight. Could you turn the avatar around?

Once in RVN an NCO was going outside and the XO asked him where he was going. He said he was going to test fire the claymores. The Lt said:"Oh, good idea."
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Old 10-06-2004, 07:20   #23
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Once in RVN an NCO was going outside and the XO asked him where he was going. He said he was going to test fire the claymores. The Lt said:"Oh, good idea."
He was also the same LT that was sent to supply for for canopy lights, squelch oil and frequency grease????
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Old 10-06-2004, 13:52   #24
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I know guys (mostly engineering students) who will literally stay up for 3-4 days doing work that is pretty mentally demanding. They use the ADHD prescription drug Adderall. It has an amphetimine-like effect for keeping you awake but also keeps you very focused. Personally, I hate having outside chemicals interfere with my mind (except alcohol when I'm relaxing), but I realize the difficulty in staying alert for long hours. What do yall think of this drug's effectiveness in the field?
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Old 10-06-2004, 15:01   #25
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No one has mentioned flatulence? LOL
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Old 10-06-2004, 15:05   #26
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No one has mentioned flatulence? LOL
One of my poor old dogs sleeps at the foot of my bed. If I pass a little he immediately gets up and leaves the room.
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:25   #27
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Could use your advice

Hello,

I am prepping for the pipeline (i.e. PTing like a crazed animal) and it gives me very restful sleep.

My two problems are 1) At the end of the day, when its almost exactly the same time every night, nothing will keep me awake. I crash like an airplane into a train wreck. The flip side is: I wake up on a dime and haven't used an alarm clock in 4-5 years. 2) I never snore, but sometimes I "sleep talk" and have very weird conversations with people while completely asleep. I never remember anything I say while I have these conversations until people tell me the next morning.

I know staying awake is very important in SFAS. Does anyone have any good tips or tricks to help me out?

Is "sleep talking" really, really bad? As long as all my team knows about it, will it be ok?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks fellas!
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Old 10-25-2004, 08:52   #28
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At the barracks Saturday night my team was trying to get some Zs while the other teams were wide awake, listening to the radio, talking, studying, etc etc. In the end, we all ended up using our elasticated reflective PT belts to secure our extra BDU pants to the sides of our head to muffle the noise, and then draping the thinner back portion of our BDU top over our eyes to block the light... We all fell asleep instantly.

Which was good, because two of the guys are SERIOUS snorers. You don't want to try to fall asleep with them snoring.

Another one of the guys is a bit... individualistic. He slept UNDER his bed on the cold, hard floor, without even the benefit of his woobie!

Different things for different people, I guess.

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Old 10-25-2004, 14:55   #29
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I guess earplugs and a cravat weren't available? BTW, is 'elasticated' a British word, 'cuz I don't think we 'colonials' ever adopted it.
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In the end, we all ended up using our elasticated reflective PT belts to secure our extra BDU pants to the sides of our head to muffle the noise, and then draping the thinner back portion of our BDU top over our eyes to block the light... We all fell asleep instantly.

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Wish I had a picture of that.

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