Yes no deployment use for injects in Iraq or Afghanistan. If you remember from your TCCC briefing or training, Iraq sand tested at 67% infected with fecal matter and Afghanistan at around 80%. Even if you never leave the FOB your surrounded by foreign pathogens that want to kill you. Don’t do anything that lowers your immune systems ability to fight or anything that lessons your bodies ability to clot blood.
Ruffian, good catch, I should have covered deployment use when I posted earlier. [/quote]
Thanks fellas, this has all been very useful. And I never intended on cycling while in trashghanistan for that very reason lol. [/quote]
Guys in my old unit tell me that Africa (Mali, Sudan) is next, at least for the SF community.
Apparently, there are diseases there that they haven’t fucking named.[/quote]
I have been/operated in Africa several times and that whole place is a fucking shit hole. I worked in Libya during the civil war in 2011 and that wasn’t bad compared to the times I was in the Congo, Sudan and Sierra Leone. In the Congo I got Trachoma which is a severe eye infection, basically you eye gets the clap and then drips into your other eye giving it the clap. It sucked balls. In Sudan i had maggots in my skin growing because the Tumba fly likes to lay eggs on the warm sweaty regions of your body. I had to them cut/squeezed out by other team mates under our backs and waistlines. Last but not least some peace of shit in Sierra Leone got fucking blood all over me and now I carry a dormant form of the Tuberculosis virus, forever. Not to mention malaria is part of day to day life and just about everybody has Aids.
Lesson don’t go to Africa. If you do go, put three smoking holes in anything or anyone you don’t approve of, before their close enough to contaminate you!
Im sure there is nice parts of Africa but no one has ever paid me to go to the good parts. [/quote]