MIL Packing for Basic, few questions...

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  1. Leaving in 5 days here for Basic in SC (68W) Is there anything I should pack aside from whats on the packing list on the FST site?

    Also my packing list says to wear Briefs... will they care if I wear boxer-briefs? :o
     
  2. MassiveGas

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    Take the clothes on your back and some personal hygene items, that's all you need
     
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    The less you bring, the better.
     
  5. kk, I figured as much :wavey:
     
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    bring the clothes on your back, toothpaste, soap, shaving kit, and thats about it. Youll get a STAR card to buy all the essential shit youll need once you get to reception. Theyll give you a list too
     
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    Agreed. Don't go and buy some nice shoes to exercise in because you'll just end up not being able to use them.
    Just take what you're wearing and some toiletries.
     
  8. Julius

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    nobody will care about what undies you're packing either
     
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    you don't wear underwear in the army
     
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    Pack some condoms just in case
     
  11. :rofl: Figured I wouldn't need those till Ft.Sam
     
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    You may need them then.

    I once heard of a guy who took condoms with him to OST at Ft Benning. Oh the ironing!
     
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    :rofl: we had some guy who had a condom. After someone tried to kill himself, they did a health and welfare and found a condom in the dude's stuff. For the next few weeks the DS's called him Ultrathin

    this was benning
     
  14. Julius

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    on a sidenote: make sure we get your address somehow. we all remember how tough it was for us when we went through! thanks for your service!
     
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    bring about 50 $1 bills. help your ass out when you graduate.

    when you get there try to take control of your platoon members. the more leadership skills you show the easier your life will be in the long run.
     
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    Bring your cell phone, you get to use it at fort jackson on sundays.. you might be in the bn i graduated from.. I was Charlie Company 3/60th... quarters and dollars are nice, some companies let you use the gatorade machines and that's all you can use in them. My first smoking was us having to hold our personal bags over our heads for like 10 minutes, all I had was a plastic bag with hygiene and extra shirt/socks/underwear... it was funny as hell watching everyone start falling out who brought full duffles
     
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    Oh and when you get to Ft. Sam houston for whiskey... just think happy thoughts.. this place sucks the big cock but once you get into classes and shit it goes by semi-fast. I graduate 68W in 4 weeks 6 days hooah!!!!
     
  18. :rofl::rofl:
     
  19. Did you go in with prior EMT certs?
     
  20. Some good advice in there :cool: Also I just scrapped my Duffelbag lol gonna bring an uberlight backpack now
     
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    Good choice. Make sure you get rid of what they consider contraband: Gum, Candy, Magazines, etc. I had a Maxim in my bag that I bought at the airport for the flight. They made me throw it out. The next week during reception, the DS on CQ was reading it.:rofl:
     
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    i live about 45min away from ft jackson...ill sneak contraband to you :cool:
     
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    yep
     
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    skipped 8 weeks of training.. my ass is almost home now because of it. There is a thread that I made about 68W and Ft. Sam
     

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