Welcome to our unaccompanied tours (UT) blog, Foggy Bottom Rambles! We can share information, programs, and resources quickly with you and since blogs are a two way street, we (and the other readers) can hear from you. What's in a name you say? This blog reflects how we (back here in DC, Foggy Bottom area) provide information (rambles) to you. Find websites and information, upcoming webinars, programs and events. FLO does not endorse organizations or companies linked-to in this blog, the views they express, or the products/services they offer. Let us know what you think: contribute to the blog or email us at FLOAskUT@state.gov.

Monday, June 7, 2010

If only someone had told ME.........

Thanks to the Yahoo Afghanistan group we have some new Tips from the Field to share

Be sure to put your best foot forward

remember to bring both winter and summer foot gear.

Raindrops keep falling on my head...
An umbrella would have been very useful.

You're going poke your eye out...........
Goggles; I prefer to have a pair of goggles and a nice pair of polarized sunglasses.  You'll understand why goggles are nice the first time you are waiting to board a helo and a blast wave of dirt, rocks and dust pummels you while the helo is landing.  Also great for dust storms.    I've been happy with the ESS advancers.  They come with 3 different lenses so you can wear the clear ones at night, they have a nice speed bag, they fit over a helmet, they provide ballistic protection from shrapnel, and they pop open to de-fog. 

Stay tuned.....more tips tomorrow.

Did you find these helpful?  Do you have some tips you can share?
Write us at FLOaskUT@state.gov or post a comment. 

No comments:

Post a Comment