Use a small can for a stove by removing both ends and then punching air holes around the rims with a P-38 can opener. Fuel can be either heat tabs or cardboard or wax. If the canteen cup is used for heating meals, soap the outside of the cup before placing on the fire. This will aid in the removal of soot and carbon deposits. Utilizing empty No.10 cans, a small stove and frying pan can be constructed. These items can be used several times before throwing them away Cheese spread can be added to spaghetti, bean or meat entrees Cream substitute and sugar can be added to hot chocolate to improve consistency and flavor. Cream and sugar or hot chocolate can be mixed into a thin paste to make icing for cake or nut roll To make fruit cobbler, add several packets of sugar, a couple packets of cream substitute, and two crushed crackers to hot fruit and stir. To aid in applying camouflage, rub mosquito repellent on your face first Tie a knot in the end of a boot lace to use in cleaning rifle bore. Cleaning patches can be used by threading onto the lace Two sticks can be stuck into the ground and boots slipped over them at night to keep out insects and small animals If using a sleeping bag without a tent, set up bag under low hanging vegetation to prevent dew and condensation from forming on your bag When crossing streams, observe first for activity, then send out man across to check area. Then cross the rest of the patrol, with each man taking water as he crosses. If in a danger area, have all personnel cross before taking water. Treat all trails (old and new), streams, and open area as danger areas. During rest halts don't take off your pack or leave your weapon alone. During long breaks, such as noon chow, don't take your packs off until your perimeter has been checked for at least 40-60 meters out for 360 degrees. During breaks throw nothing on the ground. Either put your trash in your pocket or spray it with CS and bury it. While on patrol, don't take the obvious course of action and don't set a pattern in your activities, such as always turning to the left when "button hooking to ambush your own back trail. A dead enemy's shirt and contents in pockets, plus pack, if he has one, are normally more valuable than his weapon Practice proper RON (remain overnight) procedures when your team is training, even if you are on the rifle range. Take advantage of all training opportunities. Select a tentative site for your RON, from your map, at least 2 hours in advance After passing a suitable RON site "fish hook" and move into your selected position so that you can observe your own back trail Packs should not be taken off until after dark When deploying the team for RON, place the point man in a position opposite the most likely avenue to approach to lead the team out in case of emergency Do not send radio transmissions from your RON site unless they are necessary. Be prepared to move if you send radio transmissions Prior to dark, the team leader should tell each man the primary and alternate rally points One half of the team should have their compass set to the primary rally point and the other half to the alternate. If the enemy comes from the direction of the primary rally point, the man with the azimuth of the alternate rally point set on his compass can lead the team out A buddy system should be established in case casualties are taken at night. Each man will take care of another man and his equipment if one is wounded, injured or killed The pack or daypack can be used as a pillow, however, ensure that the carrying straps are in the "up" position for easy insertion of the arms in case of rapid withdrawal Know what your next days plans are before settling down for the night All team members should be awake, alert and ready to move, prior to first light Another check of the perimeter should be made 40-60 meters for 360 degrees prior to moving out of the RON Never eat chow or smoke cigarettes from your RON position. The odor of food and tobacco gives your position away Be alert when leaving your RON. If seen, you will probably be attacked or ambushed within 300 meters Do not always move into RON or take chow at the same times everyday. If the enemy has seen you, he will take note and plan an ambush for you "Before all else, be armed." Niccolo Machiavelli I don't remember where I found this but just stumbled across the txt file.