Kit for Basic

#1
I've got a list here of Kit I would recommend taking to Basic @ Lichfield.

Not everything is on here but a lot of it is very helpful.

Feel free to add anything else that you think should be taken.

Most of it can be bought on camp but you can save your cash if you buy it before you go!

-Spare boot laces
-a watch - dark colour, with a light.
-Extra pairs of Army Issue socks if you can find them
-Brief style pants - these are for PT.
-Waterproof, clear plastic bags
-black electrical/fabric tape
-small torch with red lens + muchos batteries
-thin permanant marker
-Green fabric tape
-small note books - pocket size - for lessons bring plenty of these!
-Biro pens
-Pencils
-Plastic lighters - green or dark colours
-Yellow dusting cloths - washed
-Steam Iron
-Iron water filler
-Water spray bottle
-Tin of spray on starch
-windowlene
-furniture polish
-brasso
-toilet paper - 4 pack. Trust me, you will need this!
-Scouring pads (the green washing up things? - perfect for cleaning carbon -from your rifle)
-Hair/fluff removal brush
-Ironing board cover.
-8 x trouser hangers - wooden
-8 x shirt hangers - wooden
-dark/green coloured wash bag for ex
-shaving oil
-small pot of soap/shower gel
-travel toothbrush
-travel toothpaste
-savlon
-plasters
-zinc oxide tape
-(FAGS if you smoke)
-Passport
-2 x shaving foam - 1 for inspections, 1 for use
-2 x showergel
-soap + soap dish - for inspections only
-razor with changable heads
-flannels x 2
-2 x toothbrush
-2 x toothpaste
-deodorant
-stiff nail brush
-4 x padlocks
-30cm ruler - good for cleaning carpets.
-fat permanent marker
-sewing kit
-shoe polish
-on brush
-off brush
-kit scrubbing brush - large wooden thing
-small stiff nail brush
 
#3
Well, last summer for our long pre-long weekend inspection we had to blitz the room. The hoovers in the block where shite, and you can remove almost anything, stains et al from the shitty stiff carpets by scraping a ruler across the floor. Also gets up tons of shit that the hoover misses!

Trust me, it works.
 
#4
hi could any one confirm if its a good idea to buy an ironing board to take to basic training. or would i look a tw*t turning up with one? i understand they have some there but have heard they are very limited.

zad
 
#5
You would look a tw*t turning up with an ironing board (despite it being a good idea). Im sure they will have some provided in most ATR's these days and if there isnt enough to go round then look at buying one maybe.
 
#8
Mag_to_grid said:
You would look a tw*t turning up with an ironing board (despite it being a good idea). Im sure they will have some provided in most ATR's these days and if there isnt enough to go round then look at buying one maybe.
thanks i just dont want to have to wait in a line to iron my kit.If there's anyone who is currently at catterick or has been there lately that could confirm if its a good idea to purchase one before going.

zad
 
#9
Hmm, i'm not sure how liquid starch is used, but i know the spray starch is used when putting good solid creases into ironing ... It smells funny aswell.
 
#10
Thanks for the list. I start at lichfield in sept. I hear an iron is on of the most important bit of kit. Wot sort of one would u recommened.
 
#19
on/off brush is for Polishing shoes/boots Twyman. One brush (sometimes if bought in a pair the smaller one) is used to apply polish, the other to brush it off and "buff up" the leather.
 
#20
Ref ironing board u can get them,some of the better Sect Comds get the ones that the previous Pl left behind and dish them out. But if u dont get one the Naafi/Spar/Londis on camp will be happy to take approx £23 of ur hard earned for one. Bets tip check out Skip areas on camp as trainees bin them rather than take them with them all u need is a 2.99 cover.

Would recomend canoe bags for bergan 2 med 1 large as they last longer than bin liners. and are actually waterproof (not like the issue ones).
 

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