Valdosta Daily Times


November 11, 2012

Weird things I learned from the Army


VALDOSTA — Boot Polish is Multi-functional

I’m not proud of how I found some of this out, but here are some multi-functional uses for combat boot polish.

Shoe polish is a great DIY wood stain. If you’re making a quick craft sign or even need to add some color to a book shelf, boot polish works great. Just spread it on and let it dry.

Boot polish can also be used to revive old leather. If you need to add a like-new punch to a purse or a jacket, dab on some polish and rub it in. Of course, only use Army boot polish on black leather, but you can buy polish in other colors for things such as brown leather.

Of course, my favorite use is putting it under my eyes. Sure, it’s technically supposed to be used to block out the sun, but I just do it to put on my “game face” and scare small children.

Those are just some of the things I learned growing up on Army bases. I hope some of them help and if anything, I hope they amused you.

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I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the Veterans out there and especially to my dad. I appreciate all you did for your country and for me. I am now a little weirder because of it.

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