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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 . :slap:

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

 
Posted : 22/04/2008 11:19 am
Helga Geerhart
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You forgot FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD :spam: :spam:


 
Posted : 22/04/2008 11:30 am
Old Un
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You forgot FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD :spam: :spam:

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

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

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


 
Posted : 22/04/2008 11:54 am
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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 :roll:

 
Posted : 22/04/2008 11:56 am
Old Un
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and to keep warm, food helps :raspberry: :tongue:

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.
:rofl:

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


 
Posted : 22/04/2008 3:02 pm
Old Un
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Catching you :whistle:

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

*checks booking list *

yep :dance:

Helga booked as "Russian Peasant Woman" for the weekend

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

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

 
Posted : 22/04/2008 3:25 pm
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looks like she doing brew-up detail?

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



 
Posted : 22/04/2008 3:36 pm
Chomley-Warner
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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 *

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

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

 
Posted : 22/04/2008 4:49 pm
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looks like she doing brew-up detail?

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

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

 
Posted : 22/04/2008 4:52 pm
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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...

 
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 :shock: if not you leave my dairy products out of it :rofl:


 
Posted : 22/04/2008 6:27 pm
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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?


 
Posted : 22/04/2008 11:17 pm
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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 :shock: if not you leave my dairy products out of it :rofl:

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..........

 
Posted : 22/04/2008 11:17 pm
Steve.D
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Its going to be warm! bring sun cream & mosquito repelent......

Steve.D

 
Posted : 23/04/2008 9:05 pm
Old Un
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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 :shock: if not you leave my dairy products out of it :rofl:

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)

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

 
Posted : 23/04/2008 10:29 pm
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