Here are 7 brilliant hacks you can learn from the armed forces
Our army is the pride of our nation and the reason that we sleep without much worries of enemies attacking our country. These soldiers, both men and women, live in some of the hottest and coldest places on Earth and put their lives on line in order to keep us safe. They also have developed some hacks in order to make their lives a bit easier in those places and here are 7 of such hacks that might come in handy for you some day.
1 How to keep drinking water cool?
Staying in deserts and dusty areas where the temperatures remain in high 40s and almost touching 50 (degree Celsius) is a torture. But our army stays in conditions which are inhospitable by all means and in such places water is a valuable commodity and cold water is extremely rare. So to keep water cool, our soldiers soak socks in ice cold water and store their water bottles in these socks and hang these socks in shades to keep the water cool.
2 How to pack efficiently?
One thing that our army jawans know expertly is to pack. They have to carry multiple uniforms and civilian clothes along with other supplies like clothes for cold environment and personal use. They pack their clothes in their backpack or suitcases by rolling them up and then stacking them in the given space. Rolling the clothes not only saves space but also keeps the clothes form wrinkling during the journey and the storage.
3 Best way to tie laces
Army issues heavy duty shoes to its soldiers so that they endure every terrain and every atmosphere and these shoes also have high quality laces. Now it is important that soldiers tie their laces in a way that it doesn’t come undone at the wrong time. So they tie their laces on the top of the laces to prevent it from coming undone and the knot is made in center of the laces to prevent it from slipping either way.
4 How to see better in night while driving?
One of the most difficult things to do is drive in night, because of the approaching cars and their headlights on high beams shining in your eyes. It makes it difficult for our eyes to become focused on the road because of the glare. The trick is to close one eye when you see a vehicle in the opposite direction. When the vehicle passes you, switch the eyes, until the eye that was exposed to the light takes time to recover naturally.
5 How to keep feet safe from blisters?
Wearing shoes for a long time can make your feet blistered and also cuts can develop if you don’t take care of them. The best thing to do is take care of the feet in advance. Use duct tape or surgical tape and cover the possible problem areas in gauge and cover it with duct tape. Using duct tape is recommended as it is tougher than surgical tape or band aid.
6 How to make shoes comfortable?
If you are going on a hike or a trail and wear DMS boots, be sure to soak them in water in order to make them softer on your feet. Try to put water on them from time to time if you feel they became dry due to walking and heat.
7 The two best ways to tuck in a shirt
This first way to tuck in the shirt is known as the military way to tuck in your shirt. First you tuck in the shirt in the normal way you do. Now take the excess cloth and fold in the sides to hide it and then tuck it in. This tuck will also make you look slimmer and less poofy.
This second way to tuck in your shirt is the more easy way to take. Just use shirt garters in order to keep the shirts tucked in perfectly. Most of the top military people use these garters to keep the shirts tucked in.
8 If someone follows you
If you ever feel someone is following your car and you find yourself in danger, use this simple trick to ensure that they are really following you and once that is done, take safety measures. If you suspect a vehicle following you from a distance, just take four consecutive right turns and after doing so, check if the vehicle is still following you. If they are still there, immediately drive yourself to a police station or a fire station and ask for help.