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I think most have heard of the ranger roll and I know if you was in the military you should have heard of it, this is a modified version to the ranger roll, today I believe they call it a Marine Roll. Whenever I trek I carry a change of skivvies (socks tee shirt etc..) and also include this in the B.O.B. for those unfamiliar here's how to do it and reason I do it this way, follow illustration.

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Fold in half
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lay out similar
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Now lay down two old unused socks as shown below, near the neck part of the shirt
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Starting from the neck roll tightly to the end of the shirt
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turn the old sock out as your covering one end of the shirt, do the same with the other side
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completed, it should look like this
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Not only do you have a change of skivvies, you also have a pillow, I don't like dirty clothes in my bags and don't like clothes dangling from the bag so I ranger roll it and strap them to the mollies on my pack, since I don't carry gun cleaning patches the old socks are cut to the size patch I need, I would also use the socks to cover say like the machete handle that protrudes above the pack as hiding the silhouette of a weapon. Same can be done with pants and shirt, roll up and put in a zip lock bag.
 
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I think most have heard of the ranger roll and I know if you was in the military you should have heard of it, this is a modified version to the ranger roll, today I believe they call it a Marine Roll. Whenever I trek I carry a change of skivvies (socks tee shirt etc..) and also include this in the B.O.B. for those unfamiliar here's how to do it and reason I do it this way, follow illustration.

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Fold in half
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lay out similar
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Now lay down two old unused socks as shown below, near the neck part of the shirt
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Starting from the neck roll tightly to the end of the shirt
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turn the old sock out as your covering one end of the shirt, do the same with the other side
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completed, it should look like this
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Not only do you have a change of skivvies, you also have a pillow, I don't like dirty clothes in my bags and don't like clothes dangling from the bag so I ranger roll it and strap them to the mollies on my pack, since I don't carry gun cleaning patches the old socks are cut to the size patch I need, I would also use the socks to cover say like the machete handle that protrudes above the pack as hiding the silhouette of a weapon. Same can be done with pants and shirt, roll up and put in a zip lock bag.

Not recommended for family vacation packing. When I first was married, I rolled everything up, thought it made sense to save space, since I placed it all in a small day pack and that included my DOP kit. Unfortunately, I learned on the other side, that I would be doing some ironing, since my wife would not go out with a wrinkled husband. Since then, I let her pack everything, I just place it next to the luggage. Of course, then I always seem to forget something. lol.
 

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funny, they thought us to roll whatever you put in your backpack when I did my service aswell, saves alot of space.
hmm, wonder if the nco's of the world have some sort of "let's exchange ideas" network? ;)
 

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Why change a running system? They teach it in the german service as well. We called it a NATO Roll. Lol. The only thing I added was that I packet one of the rolls in a sealed plastic bag to keep it dry in any case. Therez no better feeling in the world to have a dry pair of socks after a couple shitty days...
 

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mmmm,dry socks, dry shirt and dry underpants, makes you feel close to paradise...add a shower or possibility to sauna and life feels so good
 

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