Discussion in 'General Royal Marines Joining Chit Chat' started by MORP, Jan 3, 2019.
Thank you Alan x
I see that Lidl stores currently have a 2400W cordless steam iron on sale for £14-99. Comes with a three-year guarantee. Lidl seldom quibble. I've had instant refunds for stuff that stopped working.
When our lad started training he went by train and said at all the big stations there would be a nervous looking guy carrying an ironing board, he bought one from the naffi but said it was rubbish and as soon as he could bought a better quality one.
I seem to write a lot of posts about ironing! Here is another, make sure you know how to use said iron, be kind and do the family laundry for a few months and you'll find it easy at ctcrm
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I'd recommend going into training with an iron you know how to use and get the most out of.
You probably don't need to spend hundreds, but I spent about £7 on mine thinking a cheap one will be fine back in RN Phase 1, and it showed. I didn't know how to use it, it didn't get hot enough (the only thing I could do consistently was my white front, oddly enough, because it never got hot enough to burn any unwashed out soap) to get consistent results, and any creases I did want quickly dropped out while those I didn't were not ironed out.
For the sake of just a little bit more money, it might well be worth the slightly less stress and aggro that comes from having not-gopping kit. Spending even 1 minute less on a shirt every time adds up to getting shinier boots etc. Training is hard enough without having to fight against a PoS bit of technology.
Noticed a Lurch on here too! Popular TV show with folk of a certain age
I'd like to say it was before my time but I'd be lying.
I also start RT on 18th Feb, see you there
An extension lead is a major bonus, we had about 9 plugs between a troop of 60 of us, was a real nightmare in the mornings to get our sheets ironed.
STEAM!! There were lads in my troop who didn't have irons that could steam and it really showed. Personally, I got (https://www.argos.co.uk/product/4535928), the major advantage of Argos is that there's one very centrally in Exeter and they would replace them - no questions asked!
Even those with steam irons should consider what I've always known as a small 'squirty' bottle.
These are also known as spritzer bottles or plant misters. They allow a controlled amount of water vapour to be precisely applied to creases. They also cost peanuts to buy. Widely available in Poundland, Boots, Superdrug and lots of other places.
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Just thought that I would bump this thread up a bit, with regard to the extra kit recruits are expected to buy whilst at CTC. There was a flurry of activity a while ago, with the Corps Colonel getting involved and the hope that a standardised list would be agreed for all Troops in training.
Hopefully it hasn't gone the way of other initiatives and ended up in the bin.
My Nod is back in Foundation this week, it will be interesting to see what, if anything, he still needs to buy this Saturday now he’s under a different TT or indeed if there are items he already has that they don’t allow
Let us know how he gets on. I'm on the Corps Colonel's speed dial at the moment (we're bestest buddies, honest) so I can ask him about it at the next opportunity.
To be honest, he rings me, I answer. I doubt it would work t'other way, somehow
@Ninja_Stoker lucky you and I will do
Silly question I’m sure. But what are the ikea resealable bags for?
@Lipsil My nod said they are for everything they need to keep dry in their bergens
Ah thank you @proudmum112
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