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  1. Review of the “RANGER RICK DIGEST;” vols. I-IX.

    I would like to see this material up-dated for relevancy to the current military, organized, and printed in a more “reader-friendly” font. If anyone is interested in purchasing these digests, the good news is that US Calvary has knocked the price down from $5.50 per digest to $.88 each! I visited A.R.R.’s Survival website and was amused to see that, like me, he doesn’t think that much of the Ritter survival kits and goes on to explain why: ...
  2. Review of the “RANGER RICK DIGEST;” vols. I-IX.

    Chapter 3: The Ugly.
    Apparently A.R.R. felt that he wasn’t treated fairly in the military, specifically in the area of promotions and resigned/retired from the Army. While doing so he wrote a strong letter detailing his reasons for leaving the service. He was offered a promotion during this period which he turned down. He also published two negative responses to his letter and then went on to write a 2nd letter putting the authors of the two responses down, calling them “asses," ...

    Updated 12-23-2012 at 03:03 PM by Sarge47

  3. Review of the “RANGER RICK DIGEST;” vols. I-IX.

    There is a “flip side to all of this and here it is:
    1.) The books have been made small enough to fit inside a BDU cargo pocket, and therefore have been printed with a fairly small font. I had to use a magnifying glass to read most of it, and when some things were reprinted in the digests, like newspaper articles, for example, even that didn’t help.
    2.) The material is not organized, but is placed in the books in random order. As more digests ...
  4. Review of the “RANGER RICK DIGEST;” vols. I-IX.

    Chapter 1: The Good.
    For anybody in today’s Army, or quite possibly other braches of the military, some of this material might still be a boon to the modern warrior. Some of it is out-of-date, so there will obviously need to be some judgment applied here.

    As an example of useful information that anybody can apply using surplus military gear, or even deciding on which knife to get or how to make a mini-1st aid kit, pages 72 & 73 of Volume one deal with these subjects. ...

    Updated 12-23-2012 at 03:01 PM by Sarge47

  5. Review of the “RANGER RICK DIGEST;” vols. I-IX.

    Having recently purchased all nine copies of the Ranger Rick Digest series I decided to review my findings here. Before I start just let me state for the record that I was a bit surprised to find that, contrary to what I thought, the series is NOT a collection of manuals on Survival, but rather a collection of bits and pieces of info to help soldiers to better their situation while serving in the military.

    Also, Ranger Rick, now known as ARMY Ranger ...

    Updated 12-23-2012 at 01:13 PM by Sarge47

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