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irish_zero
7th April 2003, 20:33
I'm going on my FCA recruit camp in Cavan on Saturday. Is there anything i shouldn't forget? Other than kiwi polish of course!

DriverGirl
7th April 2003, 20:45
Don't forget a towel!!! I also do and end up having to buy one on the way...

carlsberg
7th April 2003, 20:53
Don't forget to bring a loo roll with you as the stuff provided will scrape the ass of you, also flip-flops for the shower, and remember to put you Army No: on all items of your uniform, including boots and beret.

DriverGirl
7th April 2003, 20:54
Yes, and bring a phone charger...

T.I.M.
7th April 2003, 21:52
and dont forget your Condoms...... to keep the styer waterproof!:rolleyes:

yooklid
7th April 2003, 22:49
Actually, for my recruit camp, I actually brought too much stuff, and ended up causing myself a nightmare as I had too much kit to store etc.

I'd say you will definitly not need as much civvy clothes as you think. Also, one of the best possible things that you can bring is a cordless iron. It is fantastic, especially as there is usually never enough room for ironing, and the damn place they give you to iron is usually very awkward to use.

FMolloy
8th April 2003, 08:52
Bring nail clippers, no one ever seems to have them.

carlsberg
8th April 2003, 10:22
From my experience the only civvy clothes required are a pair of jeans / pants, (or a dress for ladies if they so wish), change of socks and underwear for the week, a few t-shirts, and if you're having and end of camp party on the last nite, something to dress up in a bit more than the rest of the week

Bravo20
8th April 2003, 10:44
sink plugs!

Infy
8th April 2003, 10:54
just use the cap off your shaving foam it works wonders!

Thorpe
8th April 2003, 11:23
A pair of insoles for your boots and polish.

Loque
8th April 2003, 13:03
Wash gear:
Toothpaste, brush, towel, soap, shampoo, lynx, nail clippers, bog roll.
Shaving gear:
Razor&shaving gel (Because if you bring an electric they might have no sockets!)
Civvie Clothes:
Pants, T-Shirts, Socks&Jocks, Jacket/Coat
Polishing Gear:
Kiwi, Brush, QuickShine(For emergency use!)
Other:
Money!!!, Mobile, Don't forget banking details if you haven't already given them in!
Swiss army knife, ID, a small iron.

As already mentioned don't bring too much as you'll have to lug it around until you get billeted and storage may be a problem.

Sanity is optional!!!!:p

p.s. Best of Luck!

carlsberg
8th April 2003, 17:54
ID is very important, especially if you intend to get langered...most places won't even let you in without it...

even camp bars are under observation now!!!

Hawk
8th April 2003, 20:07
don't forget loadsa money if you intend on getting totally jellied!!! i ran outta money last year disaster!!! lol oh and bring foot powder (just incase) and not to forget bring headache tablets of preferably get "get up and go with the verve"....it works wonders especially when you wake up at half six for PT

Smiler
8th April 2003, 21:59
did'nt copy well but you get the idea......


ARMY. CIVVIES. CLEANING.

TROUSERS DPM. TOWELS

SHIRTS DPM SHIRTS SOAP
BELT SHAMPOO
TSHIRTS TROUSERS TOOTHPASTE + BRUSH

PULLOVER WD SOCKS RAZOR + FOAM

headgear UNDERWEAR ANTIPERSPIRANT
BOOTS SHOES
SOCKS JACKET NAILBRUSH

TOILET ROLL

WET GEAR 1 AFTERSHAVE

EAR PROTECTORS 1 FACECLOTH

RANK MARKINGS FOOTPOWDER

SPORTS
TOILET BAG

RUNNERS BOOT POLISH
SHORTS 2 BRUSHES
SOCKS TIGHTS
TRACKSUIT POLISH CLOTH
TSHIRTS SMALL SCRUB BRUSH

MISCELLANEOUS
SUNGLASSES
MOBILE CHARGER
MOBILE PHONE
NOTEBOOK + PENS
PILLOW
SINK PLUG.
HANGERS
SANDALS
SUNBLOCK
CHAPSTICK
INSECT REPELLANT

irish_zero
9th April 2003, 10:31
ok thanks everybody. ill take most of yer advice! i dont think bringing a knife of any kind is a good idea doh! and i havnt been asked for ID since i was16 so ill give that a miss. By the way, ive been told that Cavan is one of the best places ta get camp> What do ye think?

DriverGirl
17th April 2003, 20:38
Stuff to bring on recruit camp, you know towel, razors, socks etc

clean it again
25th June 2003, 15:58
As an old skin in this line of work. I'm making up a list for recruits
on what to bring on camp, as we all know there is always one that
who forgets something, any ideas can you post them here, and i make up a list and post it back, for all to use

Come-quickly
25th June 2003, 16:31
I for one have made a resolution to bring all my possesions for the entire 28 service days I hope somehow to dig up in a Bergen and a suit carrier for my N0.1s if required (it will be strapped to my Bergen).
How do you ask can a person live for nearly a month on anything less than a four piece match luggage set?
1.Very simple, Only take one set of Civilian trousers/jacket (i.e a non scruffy tracksuit that can take being rolled up in the bottom of your bergen.),
2.take 3 non military T-shirts and WASH one every day, similarly bring 5-7 pairs of underwear (once again use your initiative and find a way to wash them...DO NOT make yourself a health and safety issue.)
3.Take a pair of shorts (the sporting as opposed to the fashion/leisure kind) for your PT gear they take less space and are quick to wash and dry.
4.Make sure you have runners don't bother with shoes unless you really want to go clubbing, which obviously you won't!, If stuck on the ground with wet boots in freezing conditions you can always sleep with them on while your boots dry and not have to worry about being barefoot when the Shit hits the fan.
5.Pack all your vital toiletries in one bag kept in one place, same with your day today t-shirts, socks &jocks always be able to find them so you won't waste time frantically searching in the morning.

NB: Beauty products are not essential or desirable kit, Wash gear is Towel, Face/pack towel, mirror Razor, Scissors/nail clippers Toothbrush/paste and sunscreen/personal medication, Shower gel shampoo (preferably all in one, i.e. Physio Sport).

6. Have a specific set of easily accessible "tactical" spares of underwear including socks, in your outer pockets (ask your unit for info on how to pack a bergen)

7. If your due to spend more than 36 hours on the ground then carry a razor and shaving oil (not foam, oil...ask your pharmacist) in your smock, a travel toothbrush and a mini tube of toothpaste are also desireable...it's better to have seperate sets for your field kit and washbag in order to save time, and because shaving oil is both less comfortable and less effective than foam, and electric razors are noisy and less effective than both.

8. Bring flipflops for wearing in the shower, if you love yourself at all you'll never step barefoot in an army shower.

9. If you have room bring an Iron and washing powder, bootpolish and starch although obviosuly these items can and should be shared...if its a promotion course or recruit camp you'll probably go through more than one tin of polish

Ok any comments?
I'll cover loosely what customitems I reccomend for tactical use but remember for most suff it's better (and possibly more legal to go through official sources.)


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iron arse
25th June 2003, 16:42
Originally posted by Bravo20
sink plugs!

you genious. also somthing to clean the sink before filling it for a shave

NB- clothes hangers.
- flip flops
- small lock
- a tracksuit
- bog roll
- money (du!)
- bank card

dont give your stuff to poeple you half know, coz you'll never see it again.

Hawk
25th June 2003, 19:52
spare boxers for the lads is a must. know a lad who forgot them last year.....lets just say i'm lucky i'm female and didn't have to sleep in his billet.....nasty!!!

Goldie fish
26th June 2003, 08:52
Yeah lads..one per day at least is no load...pardon the pun..accidents happen like.. :)

Vice Admiral
26th June 2003, 22:55
Plastic bags for used underwear, as you approach the end of the week/fortnight you don't need to wash stuff you are bringing home so the plastic bags are useful for containing odours, a little consideration for others!

A small torch is invaluable and flip-flops are a must have.

Word of warning about Knives, if it's not issued you can be charged for having it. No daggers, bowie knives, stanleys or anything remotely offensive should be brought. This should constrain you to a leatherman, swiss army or seamans rigging kit. The latter is issueable though not often issued to NSR.

Sharp_Shooter
3rd April 2005, 01:10
This is a question for those of you in the FCA.
With Summer just around the corner, what essentials do I need to bring to camp.

Besides the obvious things like backpack, uniform and civilians clothes, swimwear, tracksuit, runners, pens, compass, notebookand toiletries etc. what would be handy to bring.

What items are not allowed (or are there banned items).

I am not a dumbass, I just want to get it right this time around.

Joshua
3rd April 2005, 01:14
http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/board/showpost.php?p=29046&postcount=2

Sharp_Shooter
3rd April 2005, 01:17
Thanks.
:smile: For some reason or other I can't use the search function properly.

Wouldn't have asked otherwise.

Joshua
3rd April 2005, 01:19
http://www.irishmilitaryonline.com/board/showthread.php?t=1160&highlight=camp+list

Bosco
3rd April 2005, 16:50
socks, jocks & t-shirts with those you can survive
then its really up to you
uniform you should be in it on the way down to camp
civvies for going out
pair of civvie shoes for blokes(some places can be strict on dress code it depends where you are)
athletes foot powder, spray, cream anything just take it incase
shaving kit, shampoo, towel, flip flops
cash(find out where you are going i.e. Bere Island two weeks no ATM nightmare), phone charger, padlock
shorts
the list can keep going and going but the essentials for blokes anyway is sock, jocks and t-shirts as many as yo own believe me

DeV
24th April 2005, 16:19
A consolidated list for what to bring on RDF (not NSR) recruit camp:

Basically all issued uniform
Trousers, Socks, Boots, Jumper, Norwegian, Shirts, Smock, T-Shirts, Beret, field dressing, ear plugs, kit bag

Extra issue kit you need/get
webbing - CEFO/CEMO
sleeping bag
wet gear
Peltors

Wash Gear
Wash bag
travel toothbrush & paste set
soap (in container)
shower gel
deorderant
razor with spare blades
shaving foam
foot powder
face cloth (if desired)
nail brush
nail scissors
sink plug
bog roll
hand towel
1+ bath towel
flip flops
small mirror
baby wipes

other personal admin & cleaning gear
polish (2 tins)
2 polishing brushs/cloths
insoles (2 pairs)
spare laces
small first aid kit
any PERSCRIBED medication you are on
insect repellent (depending on where you are)
mess tins
knife fork spoon set
water bottle + mug
sun block
2/3 bin bags
clothes brush
Iron (1 between 5-10 people)
2 clothes hangers
sewing kit
small torch
small lock for bag (ask your NCOs if you will have lockers - if so 2 small locks)
anything you NEED to SURVIVE for a week/2 weeks away from home

other stuff
combat type boots (think carefully before you spend a fortune, shop around - ask your NCOs)
bush hat
socks (at least 4 pairs, I prefer not to have to wash them on camp & so bring 1 pair per day)
underwear (as with socks)
camo cream
small backpack
civys
jacket / coat
small pen knife (check with your NCOs)
runners
civy socks (3/4 pairs - daily if doing PT - ask your NCOs)
civy t-shirts / shirts (2 or 3)
civy jumper
civy coat / jacket
jeans / slacks (1 pair - if going to the Mess you may not be allowed to wear a tracksuit)
tracksuit & shorts (if doing PT - ask your NCOs)
notebook
pens & pencils
small backpack (may be useful)
money (enough to buy a bottles of water, chocolate/crisps, a FEW pints - if you are allowed)
phone & charger (only if you can't do without texts for girl/boyfriend/wife/husband/kids, a signal isn't guaranted, personally don't think recruits should break them)

Try to balance too much / too little gear

MOST IMPORTANT THING TO PACK!!!!!!
YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR

WHAT NOT TO BRING
WEAPONS OF ANY DESCRIPTION
VALUABLES
EXCESSIVE JEWELLEY (more than a wedding ring in my opinon)
DRUGS / ALCOHOL

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Gasplug
24th April 2005, 16:46
get in contact with me for this, i can sort you out with most of what you need!


just read the ad :tri: :tri:

FMolloy
27th June 2005, 03:57
bump.