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what do men need to pack for BCT?? I will be leaving for BCT in a month
 
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The Army will issue everything upon arrival at reception. Anything you do bring except your wallet(or religious necklace and wedding ring if you have one) will be locked away for your duration at Basic. Make sure to bring your debit card and/or checkbook. So with that being said pack light or close to nothing.
 
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Your Recruiter, if you already joined, should have a packing list for you that he should give you on your initial orientation after enlisting. If he has set you up with an AKO account, you can also get the packing list from www.futuresoldiers.com.
 
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Skoal and Copenhagen....I kid,I kid. Things I would tell my future soldiers were to make sure you buy THICK flip flops. You may take great care of your feet, but someone else there will not, and the last thing you want is to accidentally step in a puddle that has a jellyfish floating in it. Some top notch razors as well. Cheap ones stand a good chance of messing up your face as some days you just may have to shave in the cold.
 
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Some top notch razors as well. Cheap ones stand a good chance of messing up your face as some days you just may have to shave in the cold.


Or dry shave if you do not have enough time like I did a couple times.




"The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a map and a compass."
-Murphy's Law of Combat
 
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Don't spend a lot at the reception PX/mini mall whatever it is. Bring a good, new pair of running shoes with you (wear them), some locks for your wall locker (one where the lock won't close unless the key is in it so you don't lock the keys in your locker) and some personal hygiene stuff and you'll be fine. I would probably only bring one extra set of clothes to change into as well.
 
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When I went to BCT in 2000, we all bought new running shoes at reception.

Not sure if that is still the policy, but if you insist on buying new trainers, don't get anything flashy.
 
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When I went to BCT in 2000, we all bought new running shoes at reception.


I had to do the same thing when I joined in 2006. We also had to buy those crappy $1 AAFES flip flops.




"The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a map and a compass."
-Murphy's Law of Combat
 
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Had to have all black flip flops, and running shoes could not be flashy or have flashy laces (which was the same in Huachuca for me) but you could have brought them with you beforehand.

I only say buy them before you get there because there's no need to spend 90 dollars on running shoes that will almost be worn out by the time you're done with basic.
 
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You don't need to bring anything. You buy it all there, don't waste your time/money.


Do you want to know what Army Basic Training and Army Life is "really" like?

http://whatisbootcamplike.com
 
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Bring a change of socks, underwear, debit card/credit card, cell phone and cell phone charger. More than that and you're just begging for hurt.
 
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Bring a change of socks, underwear, debit card/credit card, cell phone and cell phone charger. More than that and you're just begging for hurt.


well for one the guys is long gone, and two, he needs to bring a lot more stuff than that, FYI there is a packing list in the backpack you get when you enlist at MEPS!


Lead by Example!!!
 
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You don't need to bring anything. You buy it all there, don't waste your time/money.


uhh yet another bad advice by this "armyvet" who is claiming to be a vet, cannot provide accurate information at all and then claims to know "what book cam is like" on the book he is SELLING then states he has nothing to gain or lose by doing this LOL....


Lead by Example!!!
 
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I have a pair of Tac gloves from airsofting. They are the nice quality Oakley ones and I was wondering if they would let me use those for basic training.
 
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I have a pair of Tac gloves from airsofting. They are the nice quality Oakley ones and I was wondering if they would let me use those for basic training.


99% chance that they won't let you use them. All items you bring that are civilian related will be locked up when you get to your actual basic training company.




"The most dangerous thing in the world is a second lieutenant with a map and a compass."
-Murphy's Law of Combat
 
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