Shaibah Log Base 2005 - top tips ?

Shaibah

  • A garden of earthly delights -jammy burger

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  • Best tour in theatre

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  • Too far from anywhere

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  • SLB? what a Sh1t hole !

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  • I'd rather spend 6 months in Freetown.

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Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#1
Friend of mine due to spend the next 6 months there. I've reviewed previous posts for stuff but I'd be grateful for any top tips from people who have deployed there recently, 'cos a lot has changed in the last year.

( is the junkyard still a problem ? Still in Corrimecs?)

If not happy to post here for OPSEC reasons then plse PM me.

VMT's all.


Goatman
 

Ventress

LE
Moderator
#3
It was $hit tip when I was there, can't see it changing much apart from the daily tempreture as the year progresses! Too damn hot! It was hot in 1916 and 1930 and it still is in 2005!
 
#4
SLB, CORIMECS FOR NON-DEPLOYIONG UNITS ONLY, SO IF YOUR A PROVO OR COMMAND STAFF YOU GET A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD, ALL OTHERS GET TO LIVE IN LOVELY 12 X 24 OR 18 X 24 TENTS. LAUNDRY SERVICE ON A 24-48 HOUR TURNAROUND ON ALL SITES INSIDE SLB, EFI AND ECHOS ARE BOTH 'DRY', BUT USUAL RULES APPLY, IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO , YOU CAN GET ALMOST ANYTHING AT A PRICE.
BRING SPORTS KIT,DVD PLAYER,TV, COS IT AINT CHEAP TO GET 'EM HERE, ONLY THING THAT IS IS DVD FILMS
 

Goatman

ADC
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#5
gizmodnd said:
Shaibah or 'SHAI-BEEFA' = Slipper city.
Far too cryptic for a simp like me - say again your last ?

WTF is slipper city ?

Lee Shaver
 
#6
alsodepends on which unit you are going with, each of the different camps within SLB all have different rules.
Also, TA, dont keep going on about 'when I was here before', the regs will also have been there before and more places as well.
I had the (mis)fortune of deploying with a TA unit last year and it rapidly became known as the 'when I was here before bore tour', every sentence started with 'when i was here before', 'last time i was here' or 'last year'.
forget what happened the last time you were there, cos things will inevitably have changed as things do. New broom and all that.
but enjoy your tour.
 
#8
Goatman said:
gizmodnd said:
Shaibah or 'SHAI-BEEFA' = Slipper city.
Far too cryptic for a simp like me - say again your last ?

WTF is slipper city ?

Lee Shaver
Slipper City is a term to describe a 'Cushty' area, ie as nothing happens your always in your slippers,

And SLB is Slipper City compared to other AOR's in IRAQ.
 
#9
Filbert Fox said:
alsodepends on which unit you are going with, each of the different camps within SLB all have different rules.
Also, TA, dont keep going on about 'when I was here before', the regs will also have been there before and more places as well.
I had the (mis)fortune of deploying with a TA unit last year and it rapidly became known as the 'when I was here before bore tour', every sentence started with 'when i was here before', 'last time i was here' or 'last year'.
forget what happened the last time you were there, cos things will inevitably have changed as things do. New broom and all that.
but enjoy your tour.
Ooo - do tell us more, regular boy, and do let us all know what and what not to say, won't you? While you're at it, extend it to your colleagues as well - I think you'll find 'first time on tour' isn't confined to the TA, as you well know. We had the good fortune to work with mostly TA (and some 'good' regs) last year but ,sadly, the misfortune to work for regulars not of our Arm who shared your prejudice. You haven't found me talking about it until your crass post though.
 
#10
Filbert Fox said:
I had the (mis)fortune of deploying with a TA unit last year and it rapidly became known as the 'when I was here before bore tour', every sentence started with 'when i was here before', 'last time i was here' or 'last year'.
FF,

I think that you had the good fortune of deploying with the TA, otherwise you would have been stuck with some boring 'when we...' regulars.

msr
 
#12
yep, quite an exposed one by the looks of it!! :lol: :lol:
 
#13
stabtastic said:
Ooo - do tell us more, regular boy, and do let us all know what and what not to say, won't you?
so when asking for top tips for a deployment, what not to say isnt a tip in your books. thats some TA chip youve got on your shoulders. :roll:
 
#15
sorry, just read through my post again and i didnt say 'when I' once.
 
#16
Be happy to deploy with the TA. We can hold conversations about things like - Real life, living in a world where we choose to do or go what we want, and have other interests other than the green machine. :lol: :lol:

Mind you, you can always spot us - were the ones wearing all the gucci kit and holding a calendar with "days to go" written at the top.

Isnt it a shame that sometimes the Iraqis are not the only ARABS we have to fight. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
 
#17
i particularly like the age old myth that regs dont own their own houses and will have no end of trouble when they get out after 22 years and have nowhere to live. classic, just like the one about the girl eating curry with 5 different lots of sperm in it, classic.
 
#19
oh yeah=ref the pizza hut trailer,down at the efi,he"s got a habit of scratching his "crevice".so your margharita may be a bit more chewier than usual.know what i mean?
"every pay day,a fortune,every meal a banquet,i love the corp!
 

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