MIL Suggested Item to take to AF Bootcamp

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  1. np2fast

    np2fast New Member

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    This has probably been asked before and I would love to use the search feature but I'm too cheap to afford it.

    Anyway this is the list I got from my recruiter of what to take to basic with me. He also told me that I could buy most of the stuff down there.
    What I need help in finding out what I should take with me and what types of products I should buy.

    Heres the list:

    • Liquid Body wash- I was told to take clear stuff, easier to keep clean.
    • Deodorant- What kind should i use? Gell? Stick? Spray?
    • Tooth Brush- Manly color right?
    • Tooth Brush tray: Unsure which one to get
    • Razor: Should I take a pack of disposables? If so how many?
    • Shaving Cream: Foam not gell, right?
    • Cotton swabs: q-tips?
    • Tweezers: Atleast 2 pairs, what will i need this for?
    • Nail clippers: why do i need 2 pairs of this
    • Tiny scissors: ?
    • Black ball point pen: how many?
    • Shower shoes: What kind? Flip Flops?
    • Address book: Do i need it?
    • Phonecard
    Oh and as for the clippers, scissors and tweezers, will I be able to take that on the plane?

    Anything else I should take?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. smokie700

    smokie700 right near da beach, Boiiiii

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    Better to buy your shit there with the pay card they give because you do not want to go prepared and have them tell you that you have the wrong stuff.

    * Liquid Body wash- I was told to take clear stuff, easier to keep clean. (buy there)
    * Deodorant- What kind should i use? Gell? Stick? Spray?( I used gel)
    * Tooth Brush- Manly color right? (just a good toothbrush that isn't gay)
    * Tooth Brush tray: Unsure which one to get ( the round cynlinder travel kind)
    * Razor: Should I take a pack of disposables? If so how many? (Take a good mach3 with extra blades, less shit to have)
    * Shaving Cream: Foam not gell, right? (buy there, shouldn't matter)
    * Cotton swabs: q-tips? (the cotton balls, for shining boots)
    * Tweezers: Atleast 2 pairs, what will i need this for? (not sure i never used)
    * Nail clippers: why do i need 2 pairs of this (don't know)
    * Tiny scissors: ? (for hanging threads on uniforms)
    * Black ball point pen: how many? (buy there)
    * Shower shoes: What kind? Flip Flops? (yes flip-flops, they will have hte cheap ones for you to buy)
    * Address book: Do i need it? (yes, have all of the mailing addresses of friends /family)
    * Phonecard (buy there, they are much cheaper)


    Most of my memory from AF is very very long ago. I remember Army basic much better but the items are the same. mostly
     
  3. evan2

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    you can just use your nail clippers to clip strings from your uniforms
    they will be loaded with strings and you will need to find them all
    cotton balls for boots own

    cheap dinky flip flops like they said, you cant shower without then so bring them the first day
    id bring what you could becuase with basic changing im not sure when you will get a chance to go

    so bring shaving stuff
    i used mach 3 shit too
     
  4. evan2

    evan2 Guest

    you will need stamps and envelopes if you want to write letters
     
  5. Ranger-AO

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    I think you're overthinking it. But see below for my suggestions.
    I would suggest you bring the absolute minimum possible. A couple of pairs of underwear/socks, the clothes on your back, and whatever else your recruiter tells you.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :rofl: I have successfully had all of the AF pounded out of me and replaced with Army brainwash. I said q-tips because we used a ton of them on cleaning and re-cleaning our M16's. We didn't have any shoes to shine (desert boots don't need it, and we were issued the shiney dress shoes). :mamoru:
     
  8. np2fast

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    So i should take Q-tips ans cotton swabs?

    And as for the tooth brush tray I was told to get a square one. Right?

    Deodorant: Unscented Roll-On. Never thought of that, good call!

    Oh and it says I should take 2 pairs of clothing with me. So all i need is 2 pairs of underwear right? And I'll get the rest there?

    And I got a shaving cream brush, should I take that or will I get helled at for that?
     
  9. np2fast

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    Can someone post a picture of the "toothbrush trays"? Not sure what I should be looking for.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    If you value your life do not bring a shaving cream brush.

    Just buy a travel case for your toothbrush. It's just a plastic thing you put the toothbrush in. You can get them at the drug store, grocery store, or the airport gift store.
    [​IMG]

    And if you don't stop obsessing I'm going to ban you and prune all of your posts. :squint:
     
  11. Jyokker

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    All you need:
    Toothbrush
    2 pair of underwear
    Clothes on your back to match the season.
    Debit card and bank information.


    Everything else you can buy there or some poor soul will have brought it.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    The tweezers are for making your folded clothes look like they were folded by God.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I would not be able to go through that micro-inspection bullshit again. Smoke my ass as much as you want in the Army, send me up that hill one more time in full armor, make me spend every spare minute cleaning my M16, just for the love of god don't put me through AF basic again.
     
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    as far as the toothbrush case...dont buy a round one! or that crap will roll out of place EVERY time you have a security drawer inspection

    get a square one FTW
     
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    do dudes shower naked together in AF basic :hsugh:
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    Yup. And they even share soap and towel off together! :naughty:


    dumbass :gtfo:
     
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    Damn. And I fell for it. :fawk:
     
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  20. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    LOL I remember this guy who had coke bottle glasses.
    The flight was showering and he kept looking at me. From my feet to my head. I was :ughd: and then I realized he was trying to figure out who I was. All he saw was a big (I'm 6'4") beige blob. Then I was :rofl:
     
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    Don't you get the weekends off in AF basic?
    Check out the bowling alley. I had some good times.
     
  23. FATBOY

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    just buy the clippers, scissors and tweezers at the airport when you get there. most likely you will be waiting for a while for the bus to pick you up.

    whatever you do, DO NOT VOLUNTEER for anything! i say again, DO NOT VOLUNTEER for anything. that was the biggest mistake i made in basic. they asked who knows how to use a buffer, i said i do and i was buffing floors 3 times a day. that sucked balls.
     
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    i know. :hsd:
     

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