How to Turn a Cigarette into a Knife

John Nagl’s classic book on counterinsurgency is called Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife. Less insightful, perhaps, but easier to implement is Neil Strauss’ survivalist video, “How to Turn a Cigarette into a Knife.”

Via Noah Shachtman, who has an interview with Strauss and several other videos. (Also, one of the most annoying pop-over ads I’ve yet to encounter.)

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Comments

  1. Michael says:

    The goat really makes it worth watching.

  2. John Burgess says:

    I was hoping to see how to butcher a goat with the newly-made blade… That would have been more impressive than just ripping paper.

  3. Michael says:

    I was hoping to see how to butcher a goat with the newly-made blade… That would have been more impressive than just ripping paper.

    It probably would have been easier to just use the large shards of broken glass from the cup the goat knocked on the ground.

  4. Michael says:

    I’m still trying to figure out what James was thinking when he posted this.

  5. Christopher says:

    I have to agree w Michael. That was the stupidest thing I ever saw. And get that f’ing goat out of there! WTF it’s not funny.