THE INCREDIBLE HESCO |
November 26, 2008
THE INCREDIBLE HESCO
Posting date: 11/27/08
Stationed in: Iraq
Milblog: Rocinante's Burdens
More pictures of HESCO basket abuse. You may recall my previous post on these marvels of technology and all the wonderful things the Iraqi Army does with them.
Clothesline. A good use for the twisty corner rods that usually get thrown away.
Decorative entry gate.
Bridge over nasty waters.
HESCO guard shelter.
Decorative planter boxes.
Water pump shelter.
Decorative minaret for the camp mosque.
Shoe rack for said mosque.
And finally, HESCO bicycle rack.
Is there anything these incredibly expensive pieces of military hardware can't do when cut apart and used in place of raw materials worth a small fraction of their cost?
Last I heard, the IA does not buy any HESCO baskets. They depend entirely upon the US Govt to buy them for them. This is what happens when you give people stuff for free. Waste.
If you find yourself in Iraq, in charge of giving stuff to the IA, and they ask you for HESCO-brand baskets of all sizes "for force protection", just say no.
If they had to pay for these themselves, and really needed them, they might open their own factory and produce them at a fraction of the cost of the ones we get. There is nothing incredibly complex about the basket design, materials or fabrication. But when you get the milk for free, why buy a cow?