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ElectricPenguin
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« on: June 22, 2011, 12:38:25 AM »

I am finding it hard to pack all the stuff in two bags, and I have yet to put in a blanket and pillow. How many bags on average do you bring to encampments? I just don't want to look like the one with a million bags.
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Flyinsarge
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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 12:44:26 AM »

Well, what I did was take my grandpa's Marine duffel bag from Vietnam, and put all my bags into there. plenty of room. Also,most encampments I know of provide pillows and blanckets, so look closer into that. Anyhow, run to your local surplus store and see if you can get yourself one of those great bags.

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ElectricPenguin
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 01:04:08 AM »

And on another note, do they dump all your things out infront of you on the ground?   :-[ ---- While being at attention yelling at you.
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nesagsar
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011, 02:01:54 AM »

If they did, they would be incorrect in so many ways.
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Майор Хаткевич
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011, 09:02:15 AM »

If they did, they would be incorrect in so many ways.

^^^^

We're not BCT. If that's how they are "teaching" you, then they should be 2B'd.
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davidsinn
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 11:17:38 AM »

If they did, they would be incorrect in so many ways.

^^^^

We're not BCT. If that's how they are "teaching" you, then they should be 2B'd.

How else do you propose TACs do a contraband check? Every thing's got to come out of the bag. If you don't have a table to work from like I didn't the first time I was a TAC you have to put it somewhere.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011, 11:24:44 AM »

Every time I've had a contraband check the SM's would bust into the barracks at a random time and neatly sort through everyone's suitcases, putting everything back in order when they were done.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011, 11:28:32 AM »

Every time I've had a contraband check the SM's would bust into the barracks at a random time and neatly sort through everyone's suitcases, putting everything back in order when they were done.

If done right it takes place before the cadets get into the barracks. Checking several hundred cadets at a time causes a mess. Since the cadets will have to put the stuff in their lockers five minutes later it's not a huge deal. BTW, I would refuse to go through a cadet's stuff unless they were present so I couldn't get accused of stealing something.
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 12:05:42 PM »

We do the contraband checks as part of in-processing. We have four 8 foot folding tables with a pair of Tac Officers at each table to check your stuff.
We try to do it before the parents leave so they can take home the stuff that shouldn't be there and/or make a trip to WalMart to pick up that underwear you forgot to pack.
Usually takes about 3 minutes per cadet.
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 12:09:51 PM »

We do the contraband checks as part of in-processing. We have four 8 foot folding tables with a pair of Tac Officers at each table to check your stuff.
We try to do it before the parents leave so they can take home the stuff that shouldn't be there and/or make a trip to WalMart to pick up that underwear you forgot to pack.
Usually takes about 3 minutes per cadet.

+1  Anyone doing anything different is doing it wrong.

Busting into barracks at random times?  Seriously?

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Flyinsarge
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 03:07:21 PM »

And on another note, do they dump all your things out infront of you on the ground?   :-[ ---- While being at attention yelling at you.

Do you mean like the "Jelly doughnut" scene from Full Metal Jacket?
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davidsinn
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 03:15:31 PM »

And on another note, do they dump all your things out infront of you on the ground?   :-[ ---- While being at attention yelling at you.

I don't know if you just added the red part or if I missed it the first time. No, they should not be yelling at you and dumping your things on the ground while you stand at attention. When I did a check I dumped it out, went through it and made conversation with the cadet. Then I helped stuff it back in the bag. It was a fairly painless thing.
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 04:12:26 PM »

Red wasn't there, but that's what I expected to be the overall question. Right on top with flipping bunks...

If I ever had a staff cadet flip my bunk, I'd probably end up duct-taping their blanket in such a way that they wouldn't be able to get underneath it.
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2011, 07:34:19 PM »

Well, what I did was take my grandpa's Marine duffel bag from Vietnam, and put all my bags into there. plenty of room. Also,most encampments I know of provide pillows and blanckets, so look closer into that. Anyhow, run to your local surplus store and see if you can get yourself one of those great bags.



Wally World has a large zip duffel bag for about $20 that is almost as large as a GU duffel bag and it's a lot simpler for people to check your stuff with one of those instead of having to dump the whole thing out. Plus the fact that the way some cadets pack the GI duffels makes it nearly impossible to get everything back in. I would rather see a cadet carrying two smaller bags that aren't overloaded than one big one that is bulging at the seams. Also, with a few basics, the GI bag fully loaded is bigger than they are.
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