my basic training so far

#1
alright guys, just completed my week 7 drill test and am back home for long wkend, i have to say it has been really good so far and i am enjoying it a lot, there are hard days but stick with it and you will be fine, just one question i have exercise half way next week and i am worrying about getting all my kit clean in super fast time, for morning inspection, any usefull tips, tricks, ideas?


cheers
 
#3
i would definately find it usefull and interesting, any insight into training would be usefull....start a blog!
 
#4
Practice makes perfect!

My only tip, would be make sure your weapon is clean - you are much less likely to get a ragging for dirty boots
as you are for having a grotty bang stick.

And don't jack - if you get finished before the inspection, help your muckers.
 
#5
what do u mean getting ur kit clean? i rememeber when i did basic we were told by our platoon staff to wear the same set of combats for the week. And in the morning you have a limited amount of time for admin, just make sure your always doing 2 things at once. Remember, the order you do things in is my rifle, my kit, my self. So most importantly make sure your rifle is clean. while you are cleaning that you can get scoff on etc.

ex 2 is the hardest exercise you will do, but its as hard as you make it. Work hard and dont screw up at its easy. Just make sure you have your rifle on you at all times, and crouch when your not on the move.
 
#6
matt_1234 said:
alright guys, just completed my week 7 drill test and am back home for long wkend,


my,my now things have changed!
 
#7
I was about to say.. The only day I got off was the day before I passed out.

NTM
 
#8
Morty said:
You should start a blog about your training, mate. Obviously without compromising PERSEC and that, but I reckon there's a fair few people out there who'd find it really interesting and useful.
I think that he might need access to the internet to write a blog.... thats why he needed to wait till his long weekend to post this.

And on the subject of the thread, weapon, kit, self. Eat your rations cold before the morning inspection, that saves a few minutes cleaning. Good luck, I've had the best years of my life since I joined up!
 
#10
Morty said:
You should start a blog about your training, mate. Obviously without compromising PERSEC and that, but I reckon there's a fair few people out there who'd find it really interesting and useful.
Don't start a blog. Its all very well saying without compromising PERSEC, but that does mean cutting down on a lot of detail... and if you get caught, people with the power to make your life not worth living will have a nice little chat, and you might not like it too much.

My advice, for what its worth:
Do keep a diary of sorts if you can, write up what you do, and after you pass out, give it to your OC so they can get somebody vet it all before you release it on the world. Bit of a pain in the arrse, but keeps you safe from a beasting or few.
In the field, get your weapon done first, and when you're getting your scran on, get your oppo's scran in the same mess tin to save on cleaning... you can eat rats cold as biscuits suggested, but I find I feel better and more motivated after some hot food down my neck.
Make sure your weapon is the last thing you touch before you're inspected, just to brush off any crap that the wind blew onto it whilst you were laying your kit out.
 
#11
Chintonboy said:
Wet wipes are the key! get wet wipes! They clean everything bro.
I caught onto this a couple of days ago. I spent £4 on baby wipes at a market the other day. I got 320 wet wipes for 7 days........how many more will I need?
 
#12
Chintonboy said:
Wet wipes are the key! get wet wipes! They clean everything bro.
Surely we need to teach him/her the correct way before we start giving Him shortcuts???
 
#13
biscuits said:
Morty said:
You should start a blog about your training, mate. Obviously without compromising PERSEC and that, but I reckon there's a fair few people out there who'd find it really interesting and useful.
I think that he might need access to the internet to write a blog.... thats why he needed to wait till his long weekend to post this.

And on the subject of the thread, weapon, kit, self. Eat your rations cold before the morning inspection, that saves a few minutes cleaning. Good luck, I've had the best years of my life since I joined up!

hmmm, and what do you think his Section Commander would do if he found him eatting cold food to save cleaning his mess tins!

Infact, what would you think of someone in a field unit who ate cold food to save on cleaning up!
 
#15
polar69 said:
Don't use cheap baby wipes if you have the old haemerriods

did that once, hit the roof of the portaloo !! :x
ohhh, heamerroids. I had mine banded the other day. Had to be the most painful experience ever, even more than the time I walked on a fractured tibia for four hours!

edited to say - my fractured tibia.
 
#16
Im in training with him, and we've been told we're not alowed wet wipes or any other gucci kit, has to be issued only.

You have to use your mess tin anyway, as cleaning with cold water makes getting cam creme off almost impossible.

We have 40 mins for morning routine, this includes; Changing socks/talcing feet, Cleaning Rifle, Ceaning kit, Eating, Washing off all cam creme and dirt, and replenig water. All I can think off from the top of my head, but doing all that in 40 mins in a shell scrape is a bitch.

Oh, and internet access is very limited as time and oppurtunity is near extinct.
 
#17
spit and scotchbrite should get the shit off the bottom of your mess tin
 
#18
or even just use spit and grass. But don't let it cool down. Stick your boil in the bag in your pocket and use the water and while the tin's still hot, spit on it and whipe away. Got shown that by an RLC Capt as a recruit and couldn't believe how well it worked.

And why do you have to use cold water to wash? Why not use some of the hot stuff from ur breakfast?

T C
 
#19
also the 10 sheets of bog roll you get in a 24 hour pack was always plenty more than I ever needed, if you have any left over from the previous day you can use that (wouldn't recommend using the stuff for that day in case you get caught short 8O)
 

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