On this episode of Cigars and Sea Stories, Bennett Tanton and Michael J. Penney are talking about gum in the field. Gum, it’s a rather old invention. Humans have been chewing some form of gum for eons. Listen thru to the end of the episode to get Bennett’s factoids on gum.
Chewing gum in the field can help clean your teeth and freshen your breath, and according to lore, soften your stool. There has been a long time rumor that the gum in MREs is actually a laxative. Not sure where that one comes from but Bennett did the research on busting the myth. He unveils what he’s learned and more about MRE gum. Listen in.
Mike discusses the finer points of how to accurately shoot caffeine gum out of a slingshot. The Afghan kids have excellent rock throwing skills. So well that they've been known to break noses, (see image @ cigarsandseastories.com). In order to combat the roughians during play time, the Marines on post would fire gum and candy on return volleys. All in good fun right?
Enjoy the episode - Thank you for listening to Cigars and Sea Stories! Keep sharing with the world...
Brought to you in part by
Combat Flip Flops - Enter CIGARS20 to get 20% of your whole order
Veteranslist.us - get 50% off a featured membership by using discount code CIGARSANDSEA
Spartan Media - Veteran owned and operated
We are a proud member of Heroes Media Group Heroes Media Group; a broadcasting platform dedicated to providing a voice for our community heroes and those who support them. The Group is dedicated to providing education, entertainment and empowerment to: Active Duty, Reserve, Veteran, Retired, Military, Firefighters, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Educators, Medical Professionals, and Clergy. Their mission; To be the voice for all Community Heroes by bridging the gap between hero, citizen and the communities they protect, educate, and empower.