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  • eXcessiveForce
    started a topic Military sleep system

    Military sleep system

    Any of you have any comments on the 4 part MSS? Including any sources to purchase them at a reasonable rate?

  • johnwilson111
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    Sleep - How important is it to those who exercise often (as well as to those who do not)? Scientists have been studying sleep patterns for decades, so there is plenty of research on the importance of sleep in our daily lives. Sleep also affects performance during high intensity training programs like military and law enforcement training. I guess the old saying "Well Rested - Well Tested" also applies to taking Physical Fitness Tests.

    The best training plans will not work if sleep and nutrition are neglected. Without adequate sleep (eight hours a night), there is not enough rest for muscle cell growth and repair. In fact, when you sleep, growth hormone is produced and protein synthesis in the muscles occurs if you eat foods with protein during the day. For adolescents especially, sleep is critical as growth can be impaired when quality and quantity of sleep is lacking.

    Lack of sleep can also affect your mood and increase hormonal stress levels which will have a negative impact on performance. Now, one night of missed sleep is not going to have many negative affects on your performance, but several days in a row or a few weeks of interupted sleep can lead to symptoms similar to over-training syndrome.

    In the military and in law enforcement professions, sleep may not occur at regular intervals and the quality may be lacking. The following list can assist in getting a good night sleep and help you achieve some of the many benefits sleep produce:

    1) Never Oversleep

    You cannot catch up on lost sleep. Over sleeping (10+ hours) can change the bodyƂ’s patterns and make it more difficult to fall asleep the following night.

    2) Exercise or Hard Physical Work

    Those who work hard during the day or exercise will have an easier time falling asleep compared to those who do not.

    3) Sleeping Area Should be Calm

    Calming music, cool climate with a humming fan or de-humidifier (seasonal) to drown out exterior noises will make the place you sleep more conducive to quality sleep. There are many sleep technology CDs on the market that have been proven to help. Check out this one I have been involved with - Military Sleep Fit - coming soon to the Military Fitness eBook Store.

    4) Avoid Active Evenings

    If possible do not exercise 2-3 hours prior to sleep or be highly active prior to sleeping. Relaxing a few hours prior to sleep works well for naturally preparing the body for quality sleep. Avoid watching television in bed.

    Recovery and growth will take a backward step in your training program if you do not prioritize sleep, so get to sleep if you want to grow bigger, faster, and stronger.

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  • ProKarateShop
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    Originally posted by TTEscrima View Post
    Uh....Do sleeping bags work? Are you sure you aren't just spamming the boards?

    No dude, the military issues sleeping bags don't work so our troops freeze to death overnight.



    Yes they work and they're damn good, especially for the price.
    No, I am not spamming.. I meant the different types of technologies. ie.Civy tech, and "military patrol". do they really work as promised?

    these are questions i pose whenever someone wants to purchase the newest technology..

    BTW, there are more efficient ways to spam. If that was my intention, the results would be different..

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  • TTEscrima
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    Originally posted by ProKarateShop View Post
    does this stuff work.. is it worth the price

    Uh....Do sleeping bags work? Are you sure you aren't just spamming the boards?

    No dude, the military issues sleeping bags don't work so our troops freeze to death overnight.



    Yes they work and they're damn good, especially for the price.

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  • ProKarateShop
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    does this stuff work.. is it worth the price

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  • TTEscrima
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    Ok.

    For the money you can't beat ebay and the patrol bag.

    military patrol sleeping bag, great deals on Sporting Goods, Collectibles on eBay!


    On the civy side this is the best way to go IMO.

    Western Mountaineering

    Depends on what you want. Often times the Civy tech is more current, (lighter, lower temp ratings, smaller) but the patrol bag is fairly current.

    I've taken to buying Civy gear instead of using some some of my 2 and 3 packs etc.

    I always carried/wore the best kit I could get my hands on. However in the current political climate, the best gear will get you the evil eye anytime the public or authorities see you.

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  • eXcessiveForce
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    Nothing that serious.

    Looking for an all purpose gear. Stuff that I can use with a tent and without, Which can be used for car camping and for backpacking trips.

    Still trying to figure out what exactly I'm looking for.

    I had looked at them a while back, and figured some of you might have opinions on them.

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  • TTEscrima
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    You planning on scaling Everest?


    They're about 200 bucks average price and hard to beat if you're concerned about the cold.

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