11 Military Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

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Being a soldier often requires some real-life MacGyvering. But you don’t have to be in the military to benefit from tips like putting duct tape on your feet to prevent blisters or using cotton balls and Vaseline to get your campfire started. Here are 11 hacks from the men and women in uniform that’ll make your life a lot easier!

For instance, there’s a very particular hack when it comes to those super shiny soldier shoes. Take a generous amount of shoe shine, rub it on your leather shoes or boots, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then, go over the area with a lighter or flame, and get ready to see your own reflection! For a finishing touch, use a clean damp cloth to polish the surface. If you want to know about other tricks, watch the video!

Duct taping your feet 0:40
Ladder lacing for added ankle support 1:25
Maxi pads for first-aid 2:38
Putting sugar on wounds 3:17
Running tights for added warmth 3:52
Super shiny shoes 4:19
The military tuck 5:00
Cotton and Vaseline as a fire starter 5:42
Lose a tail when driving 6:18
Making a pristine bed 6:39
Peeing in the shower 7:34

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- Nowadays, soldiers use duct tape to prevent blisters and calluses caused by those notoriously uncomfortable military boots.
- If you still have a lot of lace left (although you shouldn’t with this laddering technique), just wrap it around your ankle and then tie it. Tuck the remaining laces inside your shoe.
- In case of an emergency, you can use sanitary pads to prevent a wound from bleeding out.
- Speaking of first-aid in a pinch, you can put sugar on a wound to prevent bacterial infection. Don’t worry because this unconventional medical treatment has scientific backing based on a study by the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine.
- Running or compression tights aren’t just for jogging or making a fashion statement. You can wear them under almost any pants without them being noticeable.
- Covering cotton balls in petroleum jelly and lighting them on fire, you get a strong but steady flame that keeps on burning. A great hack next time you go camping!
- If you ever feel like the driver in your rearview mirror is following you, all you gotta do is make 4 consecutive turns in a row. This is usually the best way to lose a tail!
- According to the medical community, it actually prevents and cures athlete’s foot! Urine has natural properties like uric acid and ammonia that help fight fungal infections.

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Author — Byron Mj


ME: puts sugar on his wound
Doctor: you have type one diabetes

Author — כאב כאב


11.Duct taping your feet to prevent blisters
10.Ladder Lacing for ankle support
9.Maxi pads for first aid
8.Putting sugar in wounds
7.Running tights for added warmth
6.Shiny shoes with shoe shine and lighter
5.The military tuck
4.Cotton balls and Vaseline for fire starter
3.Lose someone that’s following you 4 consecutive turns in your car
2.Making a pristine bed
1.Urinating in the shower prevents athletes foot
Thank me l8r

Author — Ryan Jimenez


I love how most of those were like dayly tips, or some for survival and then randomly "if you are being tailed while driving..."

Author — emo haralampiev


I was in the Marines for 10 years. I did none of these things lol.

The tail one is good I guess

Author — TalibanHatesme13


Here is a 5 step video on how to make a military bed with no picture or video showing you how to make a military bed!?!?

Author — X-DOG-360


Use running tights for maximum ball sweat.

Author — Tumbleweed


I’ve been peeing in the shower before I even knew it had benefits.

Author — TWDxKILL3R


A lot of these arent military hacks at all.

Author — michael lehner


duct tape was developed to seal air conditioning ductwork thus the name DUCT tape

Author — kirk mcloren


When i was 5 years old, I did it the peeing in shower, I still do it.

Author — Michael Tomlinson


Dogs say woof.
Cats say meow.
Idiots say first.

Author — Shantel Hall


I used the duct tape one but after taking off my boots, my feet were rank... smelled like something died in it. Lol

Author — Flora Edwards


I've been putting that tape on my duck's feet or years and they never got any blisters--it works!

Author — Jack Frost


Wow I've been peeing in the shower for years sweet now I can say it's for a reason other than being too lazy to get our of the shower .

Author — ENG


What is wrong with me I see a man peeing himself and I'm like
"Well ok"

Author — Mad Vlogs


Dont forget, drill sgts love it when you talk back and look them in the eye

Author — Superglue Hot Wings


Just want to say when a guy pisses in the shower he doesn't usually pick on himself

Author — Optimum


Hold up, did you see the mistake? "topv" on 2:12 I knew Bright Side Was In A Rush For Ad Revenue.

Author — Isaak Barber