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    Hey guys, I'm pretty much finished packing up to go up to college on Sunday, and I'm looking for a bit of input as to what to take.
    I've already got most of my uniform sorted, the rest is being provided by my sponsors. I've also got some daft trackies and t-shirts and the like to kick about in in my down time. Same goes for toiletries, I have deodorant, shampoo, towels etc. I've got a mini first aid kit, some pain killers, plasters and all that jazz. I'm also taking my laptop up with me, and maybe a psp or something to keep me entertained.
    Is there anything I haven't mentioned that anyone whose already done phase 1 would recommend? I expect I'll be told which books I'll need to purchase once I get there.
    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    What you'll probably need: -

    Kindle
    External Hard Drive
    Camera
    Decent backpack
    Decent rain coat
    Family Pictures
    Condoms
    etc
    Last edited by GuinnessMan; 5 September 2012, 10:35 PM. Reason: Edited to remove the piss take
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    • #3
      ^^ Wot he says^^

      Don't forget the vaseline, unless dry rub is your thing! Have a look on the home page, there is an article I wrote there about things to take to sea. Same applies to college except adding washing powder tablets, iron and ironing board! Also search the forum, plenty been asked on here before.

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      • #4
        Haha, thanks for the input guys I'm taking most of my stuff up in a rather large camping backpack, so I should be cool on that front (Unless you just mean for carrying stuff around during college?)
        Taking my 500gb HDD up with me, packed to the brim with watchables.
        Don't think I'm allowed to take an iron or anything, something about strict rules regarding what appliances I'm allowed in the halls. Got a minifridge too
        I guess if I'm missing anything major, it's a pretty short trip into Newcastle on the metro.

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        • #5
          I have just started at Warsash and my biggest bit of advice would be buy an iron! The college do supply them... but there uses are limited to smearing stains on to your shirts!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
            except adding washing powder tablets...
            You didn't include washing powder in the list of things to take to sea?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve View Post
              You didn't include washing powder in the list of things to take to sea?
              Steve the list of things to take to sea does NOT include washing powder. If you read the article on the home page you will see it is not in there. Also I thought I was clear in saying "except adding washing powder tablets, iron and ironing board".

              Unless you are saying you should take it to sea, in which case my question is why? To my knowledge all ships provide dhobi powder or at least bars of soap that you could put in the pockets of your boiler suits so you could tie them onto the end of a leadline and throw it into the wake overnight?
              "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
              "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

              "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
                Unless you are saying you should take it to sea, in which case my question is why? To my knowledge all ships provide dhobi powder or at least bars of soap that you could put in the pockets of your boiler suits so you could tie them onto the end of a leadline and throw it into the wake overnight?
                I would definitely take dhobi dust, ship supplied stuff could be anything. For a start, the industrial stuff we carry specifically excludes soap for fire-retardant cotton conditioning reasons. Not what I want to wash my own gear with.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Steve View Post
                  I would definitely take dhobi dust, ship supplied stuff could be anything. For a start, the industrial stuff we carry specifically excludes soap for fire-retardant cotton conditioning reasons. Not what I want to wash my own gear with.
                  On every ship I ever went on we had different washing machines and different powder for work gear and clothing. Whilst the powder may have been Spanish one trip and English the next, it was always a commercially available domestic powder for the "clothing" machines. I don't think we had fabric softener though - but that may have been because I was at sea before it was invented! Have companies got that tight that you don't smell nice when your clothes are clean or is it just the organisation you belong to? I was joking about the boiler suit in the wake - I did not realise it was a reality!
                  "Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester.
                  "Waves are not measured in feet or inches, they are measured in increments of fear." - Buzzy Trent

                  "Careers at Sea" Ambassador - Experience of General Cargo, Combo ships, Tanker, Product Carrier, Gas Carrier, Ro-Ro, Reefer Container, Anchor Handlers.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...=hotukdeals-21

                    This hard drive is better and cheaper at ?66.09

                    And yes you it is vital you stock up on vaseline, the chaffing can get painful.

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