Comfort Box for Bosnia

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by VerminWA, Jul 21, 2006.

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  1. Just trying to fill my comfort box for Bos and I'm running out of idea's, so far I've got a quilt, single 15 tog, toiletries by the tonne, speakers for my laptop but what else?

    P.S. I got all the "frankie vaughan" I need on me laptop, which will also play DVD's.
  2. First thing in the comfy box needs to be a fancy dress outfit, second needs to be another one and then a dress for all the parties. Then loads of civvies and PT kit - Banja Luka and Sarajevo both had decent gyms the last time I was there (03) and you can spend a big part of your day in there if you're that way inclined. The PT kit you take, you will probably end up throwing away at the end of your tour.

    Forget the toiletries - there are loads of shops on camp selling them if you don't mind the bog standard Gillette, Lynx and Radox.

    Take your DVDs but there are facilities to sign out fairly up to date DVDs and computer games. All of the Corimecs were plumbed in for Sky/Cable so you may wish to take a 14" TV (no requirement for anything bigger) in your comfy box. If not there are usually loads floating about for sale or the shops will sell them cheap as chips.

    The 15 Tog duvet will be roasting in the summer but lovely in the winter.

    You will probably get your R&R before Chrimbo so you'll be able to bring out all your decorations then.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Vermin,
    FWIW, you can sign out a decent duvet and bedding from the bedding store when you get there, so there' sno need even for that idea if you want to travel light!
    I reckon the best thing I took last year was a fishing rod and a supplyof decent marmalade - got to ahve something that make you think of home and smile each morning <grins>.
    Most of the singlies came back dreading moving back into block accomodation - the corriemecs with all their welfare add-ons meant a better package out there than at home.
    Enjoy it, and stay safe,
  4. Thanks for the info guys, its all sent off now, complete with my ski boots! And to think I volunteered to go to the sandpit, I'm so glad they thought I would be misemployed there!
  5. Jesuuuuuss. 8O
    <Swings lamp>
    The last (and only time) I was in Sarajevo we were still using water out of Jerry cans, having power cuts all the time, patching the holes in the walls with black nasty to keep the rain out etc etc

    It seems to have changed a little bit since then.

    Still thinking about it it was 10/11 years ago that I was last there. :p
  7. When did this comfort box thing start - never heard of it before. If you could not carry it you could not take it in my day.
  8. Quilts, fishing rods and ski boots, for fcuk sake have a word! Hope you feel proud wearing your ISAF medal post tour.
  9. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    If he's taking a lap-top,why not get a adaptor cable to connect the laptop to the Sky box. I've seen them used & you can get them from PC world or Maplins,Easier than carting a tv around.
  10. It will be 5 years before it arrives and when do I get to wear medals!

    Apparently TV's are available as part of the welfare package, 1 TV and DVD player per corrimec!

    Unbelieveable I know, I feel like I need to volunteer for a real tour when I get back but as they say, "any **** can be uncomfortable!"
  11. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Jeez,SSVC must be maiking a mint! :p
    Anyway Vermin.Have a good,uneventful tour & come home safe.
    Heads down.
    take care mate.
  12. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator

    I saw the packing list on a comfy box for one of my blokes about 4 years ago.

    All it said was:

    "Fancy dress rig and climbing gear"
  13. Doubtless a huge wah, but I can't help myself. ISAF, in Bosnia?
  14. Porn. Lots and lots of porn. and some baby wipes.
  15. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Probably already saved to his hard drive! :p

    (Of the lap-top that is! 8O )