When some of our special ops soldiers met up with the Northern Allaince in Afghanistan they had to quickly adapt to horseback to cover their operational territory. Saddles sores became so severe it became a disability. They requested hundreds of pounds of vaseline.
But the fine dust of the region mixed with the vaseline and turned it into an abrasive gel making the problem worse. The ever adaptable soldiers found the solution.
Panty hose. So much for ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’
from War and Decision by Doug Feith.