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#1
I'm due on my first det starting November in Kandahar, working in the hospital, Any tips on making my stay more that bit more comfortable, especially considering I'll be there over xmas. I've been told not to bother with a comfy box as i'm only on a 3 month det.

Any tips for little bits of kit that can make all the difference ,plus any ideas on how to stay sane would be appreciated.

Ta
 
#2
Porn, lots and lots of porn!
 
#7
BigRed said:
Would the person that suggested not taking a comfy box be someone who won't be there!?
Exactly! After the 2nd day you will realise any home comfort is important! Any idiot can act the hard man on tour but those "off time" moments, why not have it easy.
 
#9
I'm only gonna be there 3 months so i'm guessing my comfy box may well turn up two days before i go home ! Anyone spent any time at kandahar? is there anything that I can buy at the px instead of lugging it half way round the world? Mess any good? more importantly , can you get a decent madras?
 
#10
Blodwyn said:
I'm only gonna be there 3 months so i'm guessing my comfy box may well turn up two days before i go home ! Anyone spent any time at kandahar? is there anything that I can buy at the px instead of lugging it half way round the world? Mess any good? more importantly , can you get a decent madras?
Have you ever been on tour anywhere????????????????


Im guessing no
 
#13
Take a comfy box. Duvet, laptop, MP3 player, DVD player, books, anything else you might want to entertain yourself with while you're away and won't fit in your bergan/hold all should all go in it.
 
#14
By the time your box gets there, you will have to leave it packed to send back home. Take any of the above, but carry it
 
#15
External hard drive for your computer stuffed full of films and music much easier to carry than loads of discs and it fits in your hand luggage. Home comforts are a must trust me its a long old slog without them!
 
#17
tell me about it, its mysteriously grown to 3 months and 2 weeks already and I aint even got there yet, ah well, I'll be there this time next week, and seeing as i'll probably get no time online whilst i'm there, let me be the first to wish you all a merry xmas,.... bah humbug :evil:
 
#18
If you need an MP3 player, consider getting your mitts on one of these, 4GB version. Cracking little devices, flash memory so no moving bits. Comes with earphones but the Creative ones with the ear blocking flappy bits to cut out ambient noise are better.

http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=213&subcategory=214&product=15283

Only downside is that they recharge via USB socket so if no PC or laptop handy need one of the chargers as well.
 
#19
Just packing my bags, I fly out early next week.. and i've got a nig question, do i need to allow for the weight of my rifle when packing my hold luggage or is it in addition to my hold luggage allowance, anyone know what an A2 + 4 mags and a cleaning kit weigh off the top of their head!
 
#20
Blodwyn said:
Just packing my bags, I fly out early next week.. and i've got a nig question, do i need to allow for the weight of my rifle when packing my hold luggage or is it in addition to my hold luggage allowance, anyone know what an A2 + 4 mags and a cleaning kit weigh off the top of their head!
this may be too late, but a quick search of the net revealed the A2 (loaded & with a SUSAT Sight) weights 4.98 kgs.
Cant find any referance to the weight unloaded or of the mags empty.

if you have a slim chance of going off a main operating base & into the field, chat up your unit armour & try to get a few more mags, to be on the safe side.
 

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