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Old Un
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To all players , please take heed . It may rain ......um ...& it may rain for 24 hours ...so

1 If you have spare kit , uniforms ,boots etc take them and leave them in your car. Better a dry pair of farby boots to change into on sunday , or some black /od trousers than nothing at all . I'd rather you run around in jeans on Sunday than leave Saturday coz your uniform is wet . Same goes for jumpers, gloves etc that will keep you warm if need be .

2 Tents, ponchos, Zelts - fabsil them now, and next week and the week following . If you have stuff like gortex bivi bags or plastic DPM bashas then bring them . They will keep your stuff dry inside a tent , can be strung up in the trees to provide shelter. I'd rather you have comfort than 100% authenticity .

3 Stuff left inside your tents , weapons, clothes sleeping bags . Wrap them in two or three bin liners . They will stay dry all day . Even better consider getting hold of dry bags - they are 100% waterproof . Do not rely on any tent to keep your stuff dry - it won't . Plan to keep the stuff inside dry as well .

4 Helmets keep your head much dryer than soft headwear .

5 Socks - take lots of spare pairs, changing socks every six hours even with wet boots will help you keep comfortable . It's a small boost in a wet world ; but works wonders on your morale .

6 & Make sure you bring enough water if it's warm 8)

I will be in a pup tent, using a basha sheet as a ground sheet, with clean dry gear encased in dry bags, sleeping in a nice warm sleeping bag ontop a thermarest an inside a bivi bag . Last year at CR I slept two nights up there ( went up on Friday for setting up) Pissed down with rain the full weekend and my stuff stayed dry and I was comfortable . & I'm more Bacon Grills than Bear Grylls .

some links :-

Dry Bags

Basha sheets - use them to line pup tent floors

Pup Tents

Gortex Bivi Bag

Be posh , get a thermarest

Best & warmest sleeping bag I've found having used a few....it's not light at 2kg but I've slept out in -10 happily in one without a tent

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Topic starter Posted : 22/04/2008 11:19 am
Helga Geerhart
(@helga-geerhart)
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You forgot FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD


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Posted : 22/04/2008 11:30 am
Old Un
(@old-un)
Illustrious Member

You forgot FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

This is not a kit list just some advice about staying dry and warm .

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Topic starter Posted : 22/04/2008 11:34 am
Helga Geerhart
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and to keep warm, food helps

Taking dry kit to travel home in (leave it in your car) is always a bonus too ;)


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Posted : 22/04/2008 11:54 am
JD7
 JD7
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does always amaze me when you turn up at a weekend event and folks haven't even bothered to line their rucks - either original/post-war or modern then wonder why they have wet kit and soggy loo roll

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Posted : 22/04/2008 11:56 am
Old Un
(@old-un)
Illustrious Member

and to keep warm, food helps

Taking dry kit to travel home in (leave it in your car) is always a bonus too ;)

I personally like to keep warm by thrashing cheeky subordinates with a big stick .....all in the name of authenticity of course.

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Topic starter Posted : 22/04/2008 1:01 pm
Helga Geerhart
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Meh, have to catch me first


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Posted : 22/04/2008 3:02 pm
Old Un
(@old-un)
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Catching you

Er.............

*checks booking list *

yep

Helga booked as "Russian Peasant Woman" for the weekend

Old 'Un now searches out milking stool , bucket and cow for Helga's "Special Mission"

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Topic starter Posted : 22/04/2008 3:21 pm
JD7
 JD7
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looks like she doing brew-up detail?

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Posted : 22/04/2008 3:25 pm
HeadShot
(@headshot)
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looks like she doing brew-up detail?

Have you suddenly turned into a 1970's stereotype African American?



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Posted : 22/04/2008 3:36 pm
Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
Illustrious Member Admin

Del's got so many uniforms he doesn't know what he is...

* Heer's mission for Bryansk - search out and consume Helga's dairy products *

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Posted : 22/04/2008 3:39 pm
JD7
 JD7
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search out and consume Helga's dairy products

And that's more correct than my last post ???????????

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Posted : 22/04/2008 4:49 pm
JD7
 JD7
(@jd7)
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looks like she doing brew-up detail?

Have you suddenly turned into a 1970's stereotype African American?

Um actually after 3 hours of Deutsch - my head is not thinking like a Brit lol

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Posted : 22/04/2008 4:52 pm
Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
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search out and consume Helga's dairy products

And that's more correct than my last post ???????????

It's an order now...

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Posted : 22/04/2008 5:24 pm
Helga Geerhart
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Makes mental note to not carry any eggs, milk, butter or chocolate on my person at bryansk, that is what you meant isn't ... she asks hopefully if not you leave my dairy products out of it


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Posted : 22/04/2008 6:27 pm
Snyper
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To all players , please take heed . It may rain ......um ...& it may rain for 24 hours ...so

I saw this and I immediately had flashbacks to CR *shudder*. Should I bring my drysuit just in case?


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Posted : 22/04/2008 11:17 pm
Kermit
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Makes mental note to not carry any eggs, milk, butter or chocolate on my person at bryansk, that is what you meant isn't ... she asks hopefully if not you leave my dairy products out of it

Eggs, milk, butter, chocolate.

That'll be choccy pancakes then. Yum :D

When we were a Kingdom it was run by a King
When we were an Empire it was run by an Empress
Now we're a country we're run by a..........

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Posted : 22/04/2008 11:17 pm
Steve.D
(@steve-d)
Noble Member

Its going to be warm! bring sun cream & mosquito repelent......

Steve.D

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Posted : 23/04/2008 9:05 pm
Old Un
(@old-un)
Illustrious Member

Makes mental note to not carry any eggs, milk, butter or chocolate on my person at bryansk, that is what you meant isn't ... she asks hopefully if not you leave my dairy products out of it

Eggs, milk, butter, chocolate.

That'll be choccy pancakes then. Yum :D

Hmmm........ I love the smell of omlettes in the morning....smells like .....victory 8)

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Topic starter Posted : 23/04/2008 9:22 pm
Kavster
(@kavster)
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Smells like eggy post-social farts, I think. Look forward to them...

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Posted : 23/04/2008 10:29 pm
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