rhi wrote:Any of you guys try those "Oral IV" rehydration ampoules? I have a pistol training class coming up in two weeks. It'll likely be low-90s and 90+% humidity here in the Southern Garden State. I'm looking for anything with an edge over 50/50 water/Gatorade which is what I usually use to hydrate.
Well I ordered a couple packs of them and frankly I was pounding gatorade and water well enough that I never even thought to try them
I got them since I was paranoid about dehydrating. Just use your dump pouch as a tactical gatorade holder like I did and you should be fine. Pedialyte is probably a great addition. I could have used the nutritional nourishment. Those baby food things sound brilliant, I'll remember that for next time. Better than a dry-ass granola bar.
As for the rifle throwin rabble rabble I started somehow...
I threw the rifle once as an 'in joke' between me and Doc66, but that was it. I'm more than fine with people having an opinion other than mine about chucking rifles. As long as the shit is clear, I could give a crap. I can't throw anything hard enough to hurt anything on my rifle anyway, and as long as I don't hit anyone with it, who cares? Especially on dirt. I doubt I'd do it on concrete because I'd fuck up the finish deep enough to increase rust chances etc, and even though the rifle would be functional, why increase my maintenance issues? But if somebody is totally against it, that's fine. It's a big enough world for the both of us. I won't throw anyone else's rifle.
When I get my new light mount I won't literally throw it down range, but you bet I'm going to bonk it on a tree or two to see if it explodes under moderate use. It should also be ok for use as a bit of support while firing, so I'll experiment with that too while I'm practicing not shooting through barricades.
FWIW, I'm also the retard that seems to forget I have my pistol cleared and the slide locked back in my holster and then roll around on the ground. But hey, now I know from South Carolina that the Sig runs fine and dandy even when I get a shit ton of sand in it, and now from Missouri that grass and dirt and leaves don't really cause any issues in it either.
I guess my point is that it's nice to know my shit will run despite some hard use with some debris thrown in. If it can run through all my screw ups, it's good shit imo.
We all spent a nice weekend together, let's not let a little thing like this ruin it