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What equipment do I need for basic?

#1
I'm starting basic at Winchester on 4th Sept, is there any extra equipment I should take along?

I chatted to a guy in Phase 2 about it when I visited Chicksands and he talked for an hour about it but I can't remember what he said. Was he being melodramatic or am I in for a bad suprise?

If you were doing basic again what extra equipment would you take with you?

Cheers
 
#2
Your soon to be in the INT corp and you have forgot what somebody told you ?. I dont rate your chances much . Dont take much kit at all .You will
get issued everything you need . I know your troop SGT at Winchester as well , his breath stinks !
 
#3
Don't listen to me I'm a civi :p.

That said, A very good quality iron (£70+) would be a good idea - I hate ironing and I would want a piece of kit that makes it as easy as possible.
 

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#5
Sorridstroker said:
Don't listen to me I'm a civi :p.

That said, A very good quality iron (£70+) would be a good idea - I hate ironing and I would want a piece of kit that makes it as easy as possible.
At least you got part of your post correct.

Fecking seventy quid plus for an iron !
Quit the Class A drugs, knob.
 
#7
Sanity. However you may lose it any time during training.

If your going Slime Im abit concerned that you can't remember what someone said while you were sober. I met Green Slime lads who only operated after comsuming their body weight in Vodka. They generally remembred every thing they done at the bar the following evening. It wasn't always a good thing because they did get up to some sick, deranged and generally gay antics.

Good luck. Remember no intel is good intel. Apparently???
 
#8
soon_to_be_int said:
I'm starting basic at Winchester on 4th Sept, is there any extra equipment I should take along?

I chatted to a guy in Phase 2 about it when I visited Chicksands and he talked for an hour about it but I can't remember what he said. Was he being melodramatic or am I in for a bad suprise?

If you were doing basic again what extra equipment would you take with you?

Cheers
The only "extra" kit you will need is, the will to succeed and self belief. Any other kit is superfluous to your needs and jedi training. In yer own time......carry on!
 
#10
Devils_Kin said:
Sanity. However you may lose it any time during training.

If your going Slime Im abit concerned that you can't remember what someone said while you were sober. I met Green Slime lads who only operated after comsuming their body weight in Vodka. They generally remembred every thing they done at the bar the following evening. It wasn't always a good thing because they did get up to some sick, deranged and generally gay antics.

Good luck. Remember no intel is good intel. Apparently???
Soon to fail phase 2 training - look at the above and work it out.

OK I'll help you - some form of drinking vessel and some KY.
 
#12
It will help if you bring your own PC for the studies, more importantly for the gaming in the block.

You must have a dual processor and as much RAM as you can get. Try not to bring a laptop, they are seen as a bit recerche

For maximum credibility stick with a transportable like this NCO


If you are still on Windows, I would migrate to linux now if you don't want to suffer at the hands of the CLAIT Drill Instructor :!:
 
#13
Do not take any kit not on the issued lit list. You do not have that much space in basic and in most cases your platoon staff will not let you use none issue equipment till the later stages of training, they will then suggest what will help you.
 
#14
don't forget to steal a gas plug from one of your mates so that you can clean your dirty gas plug on your own time ( swan vesta match heads work wonders ) and craftily replace the dirty one with the clean one each time you have to hand your weapon in.

Also make sure you bring your own chest "rig" as this will impress the insructors. If you cannot afford a chest rig, make sure you put your water bottle in the entrenching tool pouch, as this looks really "switched on" .

Get hold of a grenade pin ring pull to put on the zip of your smock, which preferably should be a para one, and put an upside down fighting knife on your webbing straps for extra switched on-ness
 
#15
Yeah, great advice there Irish. They are going to be really impressed with me now.
 
#19
All you need to start basic is:-

Two arms
Two legs

Two ears
Two eyes
One mouth

Use the last 3 in that ratio.

Oh, and a brain helps things along a bit - as long as you use it.

If you have this lot, and they all work together correctly you should do OK.

Good luck
 
#20
Lympstone_Mud_Warbler said:
All you need to start basic is:-

Two arms
Two legs

Two ears
Two eyes
One mouth

Use the last 3 in that ratio.

Oh, and a brain helps things along a bit - as long as you use it.

If you have this lot, and they all work together correctly you should do OK.

Good luck
Well I think our friend will struggle with the last thing judging by the post - all good advice - I was harsh earlier but bottom line soon to be int you need to look at this whole thread - I was harsh on you because of the stupidity of your post - unless you engage your brain you will be lucky to survive phase 1 - let alone phase 2.

Things that will be of use - an iron, the ability to hear something once and remember it and the physical attributes to carry it out will get you through phase 1. Phase 2? Just get there first.

I suggest you also read the various stickies and threads within the Int Corps Forum. If you don't know where it is on this site you have absolutely no chance.

Vitriol and spite aside - haul all of the advice given here in and good luck.
 

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