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Important Shit | The Correct Way to Make Your Bunk

Nov 11th, 2011 | Categories: Important Shit | by Michael Williams


Comments: 18

18 Comments to “Important Shit | The Correct Way to Make Your Bunk”

  1. Chris
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 6:03 AM


    My grandfather, who passes away just a couple of years ago, was a medic in the 7th Armored Division through the Battle Of The Bulge, taught his kids to make beds this way, who tried to teach us the same. Apparently the test is to bounce a quarter on the bunk to check for tightness.

  2. Alex Frankel
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 6:19 AM

    This looks so much easier than it actually is.

  3. Paul
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 7:21 AM

    Bounce a quarter off the bed – in the center – and you’re done.

  4. chad saville
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 8:53 AM

    This is an art not so easily mastered.

  5. JS
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 10:06 AM

    My dad taught me how to do this.

  6. Larry Felitto
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 10:11 AM

    Important Shit is my favorite category of this blog, thanks for the Friday morning enjoyment.

  7. Kevin
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 10:22 AM

    My mom was a nurse. Taught me how to do “hospital corners” with the sheets when i was a kid. Just like this :-)

  8. K.A. Adams
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 12:43 PM

    Uncle Sam says, Name your source and the year it was published.

  9. Michael Williams
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 1:01 PM

    This came from the US Army online archive / history. Scans from an old training manual…not sure what year.

  10. Ray Hull
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 7:30 PM

    And then, there was the scheme/diagram for loading your foot locker. My drill sergeant would have a heart attack if he saw my sock drawer today. Thx.

  11. Jonathan
    on Nov 11th, 2011
    @ 11:48 PM

    Isn’t this the way everyone makes their bed?

  12. Smith & Ratliff
    on Nov 12th, 2011
    @ 7:55 PM

    Looks like Fig 8 is only missing the boat shoes.

  13. W. Jason Griffith
    on Nov 17th, 2011
    @ 12:20 PM

    We had to do this while I was in college at The Citadel! We never slept in those sheets. We would would put a cover on top and sleep on top. It would have been a pain in the ass to get into that.

  14. J Carrillo III
    on Nov 19th, 2011
    @ 5:15 AM

    Current doctrine states that the “US” will not be observable on an inspection-ready bunk. Individual units may also vary in policies regarding the placement of the dust cover.

  15. Jesse Saucedo
    on Nov 19th, 2011
    @ 1:24 PM

    I hadn’t seen this since my boot camp days, how funny, I still fold my laundry the way I was taught to do so. If I find the illustration for that I will send it to you.

  16. lilnelie9
    on Nov 21st, 2011
    @ 8:37 AM

    This is way too cool! Both my parents taught us too how to make our beds like this that when I joined the NAVY, it was just too easy :D Geeze both my husband and I still make our beds this way…thanks for the mem/sharing!

  17. oxford cloth button down
    on Nov 24th, 2011
    @ 12:48 PM

    I love that illustration!

  18. David
    on Dec 7th, 2011
    @ 10:41 PM

    My Father, an Air Force Colonel, taught me how to make my bed this way when I was a child, and the method has stuck with me ever since. I am 30 now and friends and boyfriends have always marveled at the sheer insanity of making your bed this way. One boyfriend likened sleeping my bed to the sensation of being a slice of individually wrapped American cheese.