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Military Survival Secrets from Mat Best

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Hacks for staying awake and staying hydrated. At Rated Red, we like to learn from the pros. We asked former U.S. Army ranger Mat Best to demonstrate a few military field hacks on our fearless reporter Jeff Winkler—and you’ll definitely want to watch what went down. ___ Check this out!!! http://ratedred.tv/youtube ___ For all of today's stories head over to: http://www.RatedRed.com Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/realratedred Twitter - http://twitter.com/realratedred Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/realratedred If you see us in the comments: AC - Abby Casey JW - Jeff Winkler KL - Katy Lindy PE - Paxton Elrod RR - Richard Ryan ___
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Sietze van de Burgt (3 days ago)
Can we farm plants that are used for survival and than prepare them the right way for emergencies??
Sietze van de Burgt (3 days ago)
The military can teach how to stay alive and not to kill in case of problems we need everyone not to fight amongst one another !!
Mc Jcg (4 days ago)
I'm going to have to try that coffee hack . And man that hot sauce scene was fuuuuny stuff
Mike Armstrong (22 days ago)
Left out sniffing hand sanitizer for that instant boost 😂
omnitoad (1 month ago)
Left out the huffing of hand sanitizer
Vince the Pince (2 months ago)
fucking idiot putting hot sauce in your eye
Cody Folsom (2 months ago)
So no sugar cookie or squeeze tube
John L Bales (4 months ago)
Okay, that was awful! Why Jeff? Why? So as he goes into saline shock, he's wound up to march, but can't see for IFF! Works for me. Where do I sign?
John L Bales (4 months ago)
If you have coffee before your trip to the range: that makes your trigger finger crisper. Same could be said about your next breath!!! Yup, breathing could be outlawed under these conditions. Anybody want to comply now? Put a lock on every school house door. How stupid do you have to be to not understand that solution? Why screw with the Bill of Rights & Constitution by leaving the country undefended by law abiding citizens. "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." How stupid do you have to be to not understand what's wrong with that type of legislation?
Matthew Prior (4 months ago)
I just bring a bottle of hydroxycut to the field problem solved.
Branden Smith (5 months ago)
I just dumped the insta coffee into the sugar packet then shotgun'd IT... like a Marine! HaHaHa
John doe (7 months ago)
These are great do more
bill simpsion (7 months ago)
How does the coffee dip work, like how good is it?
Tule Mike (9 months ago)
there is a reason few make it into special forces.now we know.
colin kuykendall (9 months ago)
The hot sauce in the eye was the dumbest shit I caught a boot doing
Laughed my ass off
Landen Weaver (11 months ago)
Mat faked putting the hot sauce in his eye lol
Jimmy Manos (1 year ago)
3:08 Close your eyes and let your imagination run wild
Mummerboy 14 (1 year ago)
Basically pepper spray
William Werner (1 year ago)
trethehunter (1 year ago)
if eat it and have in the feild
trethehunter (1 year ago)
no ranger pudding
YC Grosjean (1 year ago)
In switzerland we cut the little finger off to stay awake. Or you can took out a teeth
Ja Z (1 year ago)
I just did the hot sauce well about 30 minutes ago and i think i put too much in. I'm dieing here.. you guys are bad ass's.
Angela Johnson (1 year ago)
Coffee dip works! Did it in Desert Storm when we couldn't get Copenhagen
Kevin M (1 year ago)
" Dude, America NEEDS you to eat that cracker ". Hell YEAH.
Mustang Gabe (1 year ago)
this had me rolling, if Matt says try this go for it and be a man 😂😂😂😂😂
James Duffy III (1 year ago)
The Coffee Dip is much better if you kind of role it and not wad it up in a ball lol.
Chris c (1 year ago)
your supposed to use tobasco ranger!
Brandon Whitfield (1 year ago)
It's funny because we actually did all this shit on every FTX
Paul Tubbs (1 year ago)
coffee dip... you made it the right way. My sorry ass buys coffee dip (getgrinds.com) from liberals. Probably. My BCT trick for the pink eye plague was rubbing alcohol. One guy had his buddy he trusted to piss in his eye. Fuck. That. Fuck no. Dip your finger in, touch the white/pink spots, and bite a towel. Shits not fun. Feels like gravel for a day or so. Instant cure.
Phillip Carr (1 year ago)
So, I'm not military at all, but I've used the final trick to great effect. Long trip back on family vacation, wife and kids asleep. We're 45 minutes from home, and I am SO tired. I had done food prep with my pocket knife back at the cabin and cut up some jalepenos. The blade was very porous (Kershaw Black Blur) and held the pepper juice. So, I ran my finger across the flat of the blade and rubbed it in the corner of my eye. Instant wakefulness! Used the same trick again 30 mins later and made it home. Hurt? Yes. Work? Yes. Worth it? Yes.
Mr51Caveman (1 year ago)
And lest I forget I do miss the drunk nights in A-town and the Yakimandu ( probably spelled wrong) and fried shrimp. And let's not forget the occasional death march back to base! Yeah...those were fun...especially in a monsunal rain!
Mr51Caveman (1 year ago)
Back in 93-94 when shit almost real real in the ROK we started just slamming instant coffee straight out of our MRE's. Yeah that sucked but it worked.
ComocosonoEWL (1 year ago)
These are all tricks you play on boots. lmao
Merce Figueroa (1 year ago)
I love it
Merce Figueroa (1 year ago)
you guys are fucking crazy
tsimahei (1 year ago)
That hot pepper tricks works whe roasting them, too. Just mind getting blisters on your lungs, face and sinuses. That's why we do it OUTSIDE. But, the first time I heard of the hot pepper trick was from a Sioux who used powdered tobacco (not snooze) and ground peppers. I pinch in each eye. I'll stick with coffee and magnesium. Maybe folic acid pills.
Dom Brown (1 year ago)
I'm going to have to try this at NTC next year
derpy Mcderp (1 year ago)
Bill Epps (1 year ago)
I always liked mixing the coffee, sugar, creamer and coca mix together as a pudding.  Tasted good, and kept you awake
David Crim (1 year ago)
"OH IT'S IN!!" -That's what she said
Ryan Wolfe (1 year ago)
one wears green while the other turns green...
darth375 (1 year ago)
Hey Mat, How about a Ranger Pudding recipe video?
Jeff Bragg (1 year ago)
I've used Icy Hot under the eyes to stay awake!
Apoc goodman (1 year ago)
nooo you take a wetnap and let it dry out completely then make ur dip with that. it's much better
piztisbored (1 year ago)
That was borderline mean, but you forgot have him clean his teeth with hand sanitizer and use wet wipes with hand sanitizer instead of toilet paper to save time as he wipes AND cleans
America 1911 45 acp (1 year ago)
We're the fuck are the freedom titties at ?
Kenneth Hans (1 year ago)
LMAO - you left out the coffee grinds in your eyelid.
Derek Gentry (1 year ago)
used to in Vietnam soldiers would dab hot sauce on they're tongue to stay awake doesn't work well if your used to eating hot sauce but it sure does work in the eye that's what I did in iraq lol even snorted drink mix powder with caffeine to stay awake lol great video
you don't need the shit paper for the coffee dip
Navy SEALS Rock (1 year ago)
anon ymous (1 year ago)
Anyone else just dip the coffee by itself to stay awake?
Hengebobs (1 year ago)
what's with the sugar and tp? You just pour the instant coffee in where you'd put a dip. If you get past the instant vomit reflex you're good for hours. Maybe that's a Marine thing...
TheHornedOne81 (2 months ago)
diogo saraiva Swallow. Otherwise you're wasting the caffeine.
diogo saraiva (10 months ago)
Hengebobs but like do you spit the saliva like dip or swallow im a portuguese marine and this is fucking awsome to try
REAPER5ACT. (1 year ago)
for the coffee dip you forgot to and the creamer it smooths it out a bit and for the tabasco they stopped useing the little bottles ? those little bastards had a bunch of uses. a little disappointed that they didn't mention every grunts favorite thing to do with their mre and thats making mre bombs....
John Sansker (1 year ago)
MRE bombs. Problem with that is, showing idiots how to hurt themselves=liability.
AlphaMail 626 (1 year ago)
Mat Best fuck ya America!!!!
Michael miller (1 year ago)
I dipped instant coffee at basic lol
daniel wright (1 year ago)
I used to eat the instant coffee and chase it with water. Wide awake within 5 minutes.
Slappy (1 year ago)
daniel wright I carried a big jar of Taster's Choice and sold it like cocaine lol.
Florida Aviator (1 year ago)
The cracker challenge! OMG, yes! Rangers lead the way!
146rwj (1 year ago)
Vietnam vet here, I really enjoy the videos. I think you guys had more to work with but I like your style. Whatever works and whatever helps you get home.
Rated Red (1 year ago)
Agreed. Thanks for watching and glad you enjoyed the video!
Dee Taylor (1 year ago)
I used to do this with corners of plastic bags and instant coffee
GameTop (1 year ago)
Dee Taylor that is why you only use it as a dip
Dee Taylor (1 year ago)
It wasn't bad until you chew to big of a hole in it and get a mouth full of coffee...
Rated Red (1 year ago)
How'd that work out?
Drew fromOz (1 year ago)
There is some serious hair care going on there.
Tom Peebles (1 year ago)
I spent 10 years in the military and never once did I ever see such stupidity. Thanks for giving the world this idea that this is how we rolled.
1488 (1 year ago)
This was for Rangers.
Dark Horror45 (1 year ago)
"Is it that you're in such pain that you can't sleep?" *looks at camera* ".........Yes."
Darth Ba`s (1 year ago)
Didn't use hot souce, didn't have it but did use hand sanitizer put that shit under your eye or noise and you will remain awake. Also chugged a bunch of canteens before power points so that I would have to take a piss and would keep me awake.
Original American (1 year ago)
hydration salts. nasty shit but it works.
traviesolee72 (1 year ago)
Oh damn! Reminds me of the salt packets we had we had at Polk.
Mr. Coffee (1 year ago)
lmao. during Ranger Training i carried a bottle of Tabasco sauce just to help me stay awake. after making it into the 3rd batt i carried Tabasco, Garlic, Salt and Black pepper everywhere i went.
Michael (1 year ago)
That was awesome, and you can always snort the coffee to stay awake. But my question is, who would put thumbs down, this was entertaining and informative? I know who, ISIS, and Liberals.
Ken N (1 year ago)
I dried heaved on the sodium drink. Good God man, Have you no shame?
Rufus Jones (1 year ago)
Hot sauce in a pouch? We had super-miniature bottles of Tobasco in MREs during my day. The bottles had a little screw top so you could re-seal the bottle and keep it in pocket. The neck of the little bottle was just the right size to dab on the white of your eye.
fried rice (7 months ago)
Rufus Jones. I've seen kydex neck holsters for those Tabasco bottles for sale.
azo (1 year ago)
mat best is win
Wheelman Josh (1 year ago)
You've got to be careful when messing around with caffeine, if you do too much it will make you hallucinate and could kill you. I had a bad experience with Folgers crystals once when i was a kid (16), trying to stay awake because I had something to do the next day that was important and i was exhausted because i had stayed up the night before and had no sleep. Consequently, it messed me up. Blacked out, talking to myself and others that weren't there. Bad stuff, use with caution. I only had 1 heaping tablespoon of Folgers crystals!
haplo2493 (1 year ago)
another good one was snorting the crystal light packets or digressing into preworkouts
billderer (1 year ago)
William Hardy (1 year ago)
BTW... me best friend is a Ranger from desert storm ... airborne and Sniper..... I am Navy..... if ya haven't already guesed ! ;)
William Hardy (1 year ago)
rangers are like almost as good as marine recon, and green berets....... then ya have the best... Navy Seals ! ;)
Faith Rox (1 year ago)
Hey remember that time a SEAL did something and didn't tell everyone about it? Me either...
Daniel Arriaga (1 year ago)
*SEALs. Get it right, boot.
5060 Matthew (1 year ago)
Mat didnt put the sauce in his
Taras B. Ukrainian (1 year ago)
American Patriot (1 year ago)
Great video
Jacob Carter (1 year ago)
Everyone knows these
Steven Pine (1 year ago)
this was awesome brings bag fond memories lmao great video
MrJrv435 (1 year ago)
Well done!...lol
Gaviao Aus (1 year ago)
Why would this guy believe you. It's hilarious
TheHornedOne81 (2 months ago)
Um, because those are real things troops do. Matt just wasn't going to subject himself to the pain of hot sauce for no reason.
Gaviao Aus (1 year ago)
Considering this isn't Mat Best's page, I should say why would you believe him?
LBK Studios (1 year ago)
The hot sauce trick or the hand sanitizer trick. Both worked... One was a good way to get rid of pink eye in the field.
Steven Pine (1 year ago)
yeah my go to was the hand sanitizer
Ruby beckwith (1 year ago)
My Dad loves you guys and I think you rock too!!!
TiconderogaX (1 year ago)
You should have finished it by telling him you were joking and you made it all up.
SRPANet (1 year ago)
TiconderogaX but it's not a joke
Uniform223 (1 year ago)
I did the coffee ground sugar thing but I didn't use the TP... I did it straight
3/502 INF WIDOWMAKER (1 year ago)
Johnney07 (1 year ago)
What about sniffing hand sanitizer to stay awake? I used to do that shit a lot.
Brian Sipe (3 months ago)
I love every damned comment in this thread. There's so much bitching going on it reminds me why I told my ex-wife to gtfo of my house. XOXO
Evan Tseng (7 months ago)
Johnney07 you're probably dumb now
Johnney07 (1 year ago)
Valen son says the seaman chugging seamen...
OFP BLUE FALCON (1 year ago)
I've done that. I have never put hot sauce in my eye...da faq
Steven Pine (1 year ago)
+Daniel you guys are really fighting over who is a fobbit and who isn't? both of you have less time in combat than some guy out there. stop comparing dd214s and get your heads from your 4th point of contact.
Mr Morgen (1 year ago)
Hilarious.. never resorted to the hot sauce when I was in School though
Dan the Airborne Man (1 year ago)
LOL the private games... medics never got caught with these things.
I AM WEASEL (1 year ago)
I love Mat😂😂
swaghauler (1 year ago)
The Army is very good at war because war is "Organized Chaos"... and The Army practices "Chaos" on a daily basis.
omnitoad (1 month ago)
swaghauler (1 year ago)
+XOGXshadowlight Vids It happens to the best of us man.
Pvt. Ped (1 year ago)
+swaghauler Woops I read the comment wrong, I read as if it said the Army causes organized crime like most would say ignorantly. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
swaghauler (1 year ago)
+XOGXshadowlight Vids Quite the contrary...life long Republican and former Army 13 Bravo (Cannon Crewman). My comment comes from long experience with the "Army Way of Doing Things." Ask Matt, he'll confirm it... Hell, he's done videos about it.
Pvt. Ped (1 year ago)
Hilary Supporter confirmed 😂😂😂
Nathan Krassow (1 year ago)
How lit was Matt in this vid lol.
nice lady (4 months ago)
Nathan Krassow he was lit to that funny level, or even crazier thought, stone sober... the world may never know...😊
Alexander Sarantopoulos (8 months ago)
MBest11x AHAHAHAHA, always helps! Cheers!
Jason Voorhees (10 months ago)
MBest11x Greetings
MBest11x (1 year ago)
I was hammered. :)
Joe Nobody (1 year ago)
Pookybr2696 (1 year ago)
Mat Best got jokes!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
Shadow Hunter (1 year ago)
Well eat those crackers if you want but you will NOT shit for a week and when you finally do you will kill everyone in the Barracks!!!
Taylor London (1 year ago)
remember the good ole ranger dip like it was yesterday lol
LOL Awesome!

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