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    For people who are waiting for their first rsp drill, here is some helpful info

    Measure Distance

    Measure distance on a military map using ruler or paper and the bar scales

    Soldiers can use their maps to measure the distance between two places.The maps are drawn to scale. This means that a certain distance on a map equals a certain distance on the earth. The scale is printed at the bottom and top of each map (Scale 1:50,000). This means that 1 inch on the map equals 50,000 inches on the ground. To change mapdistance tomiles,meters, or yards, use the bar scales at the bottom of the map.

    Take a ruler or the edge of a piece of paper and mark on it the straight line distance between your two points.
    Then, put the ruler or the paper just under one of the bar scales and read the ground distance in miles, meters, or yards
    Then, put the ruler or the paper just under one of the bar scales and read the ground distance in miles, meters, or yards
    Last edited by SteveLord; October 29th, 2012, 10:12 PM.

  • #2
    Get ahead for RSP, Terrain

    Terrain features are identified in the same manner on all maps, regardless of the contour interval, but you must realize that a hill in the Rocky Mountains will be much bigger than one in south Florida. You must be able to recognize all the terrain features to locate a point on the ground or to navigate from one point to another.

    The five major terrain features on a map are-
    (1) Hill-a point or small area of high ground. When you are on a hilltop, the ground slopes down in all directions

    (2) Ridge-a line of high ground with height variations along its crest. The ridge is not simply a line of hills; all points of the ridge crest are higher than the ground on both sides of the ridge

    (3)Valley-reasonably level ground bordered on the sides by higher ground. A valley may or may not contain a stream course. A valley generally has maneuver room within its confines. Contour lines indicating a valley are U-shaped and tend to parallel a stream before crossing it. The course of the contour line crossing the stream always points upstream (Figure 5?12).

    (4) Saddle-a dip or low point along the crest of a ridge. A saddle is not necessarily the lower ground between two hilltops; it may be a break along an otherwise level ridge crest (Figure 5-13).
    (5) Depression-a low point or hole in the ground, surrounded on all sides by higher ground

    Although these features are not as important as the major terrain features, navigators can plan routes more successfully if they can identify all the terrain features their routes will cross over.

    a. Draw-similar to a valley, except that it normally is a less developed stream course in which there is generally no level ground and, therefore, little or no maneuver room. The ground slopes upward on each side and toward the head of the draw.
    Draws are caused by flash floods and can be found on flat terrain but are more often found along the sides of ridges. Contour lines indicating a draw are shaped like a "V" with the point of the "V" toward the head of the draw (high ground).

    b. Spur-a usually short, continuously sloping line of higher ground, normally jutting out from the side of a ridge. A spur is often formed by two thoroughly parallel streams cutting draws down the side of a ridge (Figure 5?16).

    c. Cliff-a vertical or near-vertical slope. A cliff may be shown on a map by contour lines being .

    I would love to add picture but I can't seem to paste them on here.


    • #3
      Get ahead for RSP, push up and sit ups

      depending when you're going to your first rsp drill, you want to be in some type of shape. I have four weeks before I go to my first rsp drill and I have found this website to help to get you increase your push ups and sit ups. If you're serious about increasing your strength, there's is a six week training program and you'll soon be on your way to completing 100 consecutive push ups, 200 sit ups, 25 pull ups, and 200 squats. Here's the website


      • #4
        get ahead for RSP, Buddy system

        For people waiting for their first rsp drill, here's some help info that will get you on the right track

        The Armyís Buddy System provides every Soldier an assigned
        2. Requirements to be a buddy:
        a. In IET, the norm is only same-gender Soldiers will be
        b. If there are non-English speaking Soldiers in a platoon, they
        will be paired with English-speaking buddies who can assist
        in interpreting instructions.
        c. You will be paired based on your strengths that can
        complement anotherís weaknesses.
        3. Responsibilities of a buddy:
        a. Never go anywhere without a buddy.
        b. Inform your buddy where you will be at all times.
        c. Pass on information that might affect your buddy.
        d. Discuss each day's training and the next day's activities.
        e. Lean on each other for problem solving. Help each other.
        f. Encourage your buddy to successfully complete all training
        g. Make sure your buddy adheres to appearance and conduct
        h. Inform the drill sergeant of any problems or status changes
        in your buddy.
        i. Assist your buddy in living the Army core values.
        4. The Soldierís responsibilities to the unit team:
        a. Commit to the squad, platoon, company, and unit above self.
        b. Cooperate with peers to accomplish goals.
        c. Adopt standards and values of the unit.


        • #5
          get ahead for RSP, Uniform

          You are responsible for keeping your clothing in good
          serviceable condition. Clean your clothing regularly, keep it in
          good repair, and store it properly. Carrying large or heavy objects
          in your pockets is likely to change the shape f your tailored
          2. Follow the cleaning and care instructions attached to most
          clothing. Clean your clothing as soon as possible after it becomes
          soiled. Dirty clothing wears out more quickly than clean clothing
          because dirt cuts fibers and holds in moisture from perspiration.
          Coated clothing such as ponchos and raincoats should be wiped
          clean or washed by hand with a soft brush and warm soapy
          water. These items should be thoroughly rinsed and hung up to
          3. If you need to press clothing, be sure it is clean and that the iron
          is not too hot. To press cotton clothing, dampen the surface of the
          cloth, then apply the iron directly. Before storing clothing, be
          sure it is clean and dry.
          4. Beret: The beret is worn so that the
          headband (edge binding) is straight across the forehead, 1 inch
          above the eyebrows.
          a. The flash is positioned over the left eye, and the excess
          material is draped over to the right ear, extending to at least
          the top of the ear, and no lower than the middle of the ear.

          5. Boots: New boots should fit properly when you receive them.
          a. They should have a chance to air out between uses, so you
          should wear one pair one day and another pair the next.
          b. Scrape dirt or mud from boots and wash with just a little
          water and soap.
          c. Wipe insides dry with a clean cloth and remove all soapsuds
          from the outside.
          d. Stuff papers in the toes and let boots dry in a warm, dry
          e. Do not put boots in the hot sun or next to a strong source of
          f. Polish after boots are dry.
          g. Heels of boots should be replaced after wear of 7/16 of an
          inch or more.

          6. Insignia placement: Each Soldier is responsible for having the
          correct insignia properly placed on their uniform, as follows:
          a. Shoulder sleeve insignia. Soldiers in both basic combat
          training and advanced individual training who are in one of
          the following categories may wear organizational shoulder
          sleeve insignia (shown in Figure 4-3). This insignia will be
          worn centered on the left sleeve, 1/2 inch below the top of
          the shoulder seam on all Army green uniform coats.
          Subdued shoulder sleeve insignia will be worn on all field
          and work uniforms.
          "U.S. ARMY" insignia.
          (1) Worn immediately above and parallel to the top edge of the
          left breast pocket.
          (2) This insignia consists of black, 3/4-inch high block letters on
          a 1-inch wide by 4 1/2-inch long (or to the edges of the
          pocket flap) strip of olive green cloth.


          • #6
            Re: get ahead for RSP, Uniform

            Do not make multiple threads like this please.