‘Dummy Cord’ Ain’t Dumb

On keeping your gear with you.

You do have some form of load-bearing equipment, right?

If not, these three posts are essential:

LBE Part I



Tempus fugit.

14 responses to “‘Dummy Cord’ Ain’t Dumb

  1. Nicely done. Got a couple of those, except mine are the Ted Blocker version, 1911, Glock. While it seems everybody around here has gone to kydex, I’ve stayed with leather.

    Imagine wearing kydex shoes VS nice soft well broken in leather. No thanks. Even keep some leather around just in case I need to roll my own. Doubtful, who knows.


    • Johnny Paratrooper

      Almost certainly. a good set of leather tools and leather treatment chemicals, will come in handy.

  2. Johnny Paratrooper

    Tie down your optics, bipods, lasers, etc.

    Tie down everything. You can even tie your rifle to yourself.

    I don’t care how badass you think you are; Eventually you will leave your rifle up against a tree.

    Could be after you check your map

    Could be after you take a piss.

    Could be after two days of no sleep.

    Could be the 120 degree heat.

    Could be a million reasons.

    You haven’t trained hard enough until you forget your MG or Rifle.

    You’ll get twenty minutes into a movement before you remember, or anyone else even notices.


    • i once lost a spare barrel for the M-60. the fucking bag ripped and i was so loaded down i never even missed it. the whole company looked for that fucker in Death Valley. it was found. no repercussions…

      • SemperFi, 0321

        We had a guy lose his M-79 from a SPIE rig (USMC version of STABO) over Camp Lejeune, they trucked us out to some section of woods and had the whole unit walking thru swamp and woods online looking for it, he couldn’t quite remember where it fell off from a thousand ft up.

        • My little brother and his platoon had a guy drop his M4 into that swamp. At night, they spent several hours trying to find that rifle and had to be picked up by truck rather then make the planned march back. He told me that story when we were talking about this very subject.

        • Johnny Paratrooper

          We have found munitions and rifles from the last war hanging in trees.
          There is shit everywhere in a drop zone.

      • Johnny Paratrooper

        Anything can be lost when you hike through the woods.

      • who remembers this?

    • What do you use to tie off the rifle?

      • Johnny Paratrooper

        Any cordage that is reasonably durable. Something to let you know you walked away from your rifle.

  3. While I’ve not,done that, I’ve heard the stories from Rangers and SF folk. Para cords cheap, invest.


  4. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on FOR GOD AND COUNTRY.