Do I need extra Kit?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by para_24, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. Hi Everyone

    Hope I have placed this thread in the right area!

    Just a couple of quick questions - I am starting my Para Cadre in two weeks and as you know I will be supplied my kit.

    1. Is there anything extra I should buy?
    2. Is there any kit I should replace or is it all fairly good?

  2. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

  3. Best bet is to take your own parachute as the issue ones are crap.
  4. cheers but if mine doesn't work i will take it back and get a new one!
  5. 1. Is there anything extra I should buy?
    boot polish buy a spare set of brushes as well as a cloth
    A padilock always keeps sticky fingers away.

    2. Is there any kit I should replace or is it all fairly good?
    Its all good stuff just break your boots in, mind and get the right size before you ask sheepishly for a bigger size.
  6. cheers will do mate. will i need to buy trouser ties and bungees?
  7. no. all pairs of trousers now include a free pair of strings for this purpose.
  8. Am alarm clock, Iorn, shoe polish and some of that nice cake your mum makes for the nice instructors would be a good start :)
  9. A pair of flip flops. Absolutely essential. And a pair of baggy Ron Hills for old times' sake.
  10. You'll also need a rabbits back leg and some truffles.
  11. Would a pig be useful to help find the truffles, or should he take the ready picked ones?
  12. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    FJ missed out the extra virgin olive oil, the fresh chilies, the pancetta, the pasta, and the vintage red wine...
  13. zinc oxide tape, compeed, vaseline, 1000 mile or thorlo socks

    and some porn
  14. lol, indeed