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

    Chrison November 11, 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.

    Alex Frankelon November 11, 2011 @ 6:19 AM:

    This looks so much easier than it actually is.

    Paulon November 11, 2011 @ 7:21 AM:

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

    chad savilleon November 11, 2011 @ 8:53 AM:

    This is an art not so easily mastered.

    JSon November 11, 2011 @ 10:06 AM:

    My dad taught me how to do this.

    Larry Felittoon November 11, 2011 @ 10:11 AM:

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

    Kevinon November 11, 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 :-)

    K.A. Adamson November 11, 2011 @ 12:43 PM:

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

    Michael Williamson November 11, 2011 @ 1:01 PM:

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

    Ray Hullon November 11, 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.

    Jonathanon November 11, 2011 @ 11:48 PM:

    Isn’t this the way everyone makes their bed?

    Smith & Ratliffon November 12, 2011 @ 7:55 PM:

    Looks like Fig 8 is only missing the boat shoes.

    W. Jason Griffithon November 17, 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.

    J Carrillo IIIon November 19, 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.

    Jesse Saucedoon November 19, 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.

    lilnelie9on November 21, 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!

    oxford cloth button downon November 24, 2011 @ 12:48 PM:

    I love that illustration!

    Davidon December 7, 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.

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