Recommended Items & Packing Checklist for Garrison Impression at the "Gap"
By David Spencer
OD WOOL OVERCOAT, RAINCOAT, SERVICE TUNIC/IKE JACKET, REGIMENTAL DIs, BRASS DISKS (US &Infantry Crossed Rifles), KHAKI TIE, OD WOOL SHIRTS with 29th patch on left shoulder, OD WOOL TROUSERS, HBT SHIRTS, HBT TROUSERS, WEB WAIST BELT, FIELD JACKET with 29th patch on left shoulder, OVERSEAS CAP, TOWEL (SHELF), WOODEN HANGERS for all
For the TOP TRAY- SHAVING CREAM, RAZOR, RAZOR BLADES, SOAP, SOAP DISH, COMB, SHAVING STICK, MIRROR, FOOT POWDER, TOOTH PASTE/POWDER, TOOTHBRUSH, TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER, TOWEL, WASH CLOTH, HAND TOWEL, SHOE POLISH, SHOE POLISH APPLICATOR, BRASSO, BLITZ CLOTH, FM 21-100, FM 21-10, 6 PAIR OF SOCKS, SPARE SHOE LACES,
BOTTOM TRAY- 1 SWEATER, WOOL WINTER TOPS, WOOL WINTER BOTTOMS, SUMMER T SHIRTS, SUMMER UNDERWEAR, TOWEL, WEB GEAR
JUNK ON BUNK -
BEDDING SET (2 OD wool blankets, 1 single bed sheets, 1 pillow) 1 SHELTER HALF, 1 tent POLE, ROPE, 5 WOODEN TENT PINS, 1 T SHIRT, 1 UNDERWEAR, 1 HANDKERCHIEF, 10 POCKET CARTRIDGE BELT, 1ST AID KIT WITH COVER, CANTEEN, CUP, COVER, T HANDLE SHOVEL, SHOVEL COVER, BAYONET, SCABBARD, MESS KIT, KNIFE, FORK, SPOON, M1928 HAVERSACK, PERIOD HYGIENE KIT (see footlocker top tray items), M-1 HELMET, LINER, RAINCOAT, GAS MASK
RIFLE, BFA (blank fire adaptor), SLING, CLEANING KIT, CLEANING RAGS, PATCHES, WD-40, BREAKFREE, AMMO, CLIPS/MAGAZINES, BANDOLEERS
WATCH, (No digital) ID DISKS (Dog Tags), LEGGINGS, SPARE LACES, GP AMMO BAG, WHISTLE, RATIONS FOR THE FIELD
COLD WEATHER GEAR
JEEP CAP, SCARF, WRISTLETS, GLOVES, LINERS, LONG JOHNS, WOOL SOCKS, GAS HOOD, SHOE PACKS
SOCKS, T SHIRTS, UNDERWEAR, SHOE POLISH, APPLICATOR, BRASSO, RAG, SICK KIT- ASPIRIN, BAND AIDS, SORE THROAT, TP ROLL, CURRENT HYGIENE KIT, CLIP BOARD, PEN, PENCIL, NOTEBOOK
SERVICE SHOE (CAPPED TOE), ROUGH OUTS, SHOE PACKS, LOW QUARTERS, BROWN POLISH, APPLICATOR, SPARE LACES, LEGGINGS
Here's a few hints and tips. For the footlocker, line the tray with a bath towel. It gives a neater appearance. Have a plain white bath towel, hand towel and a wash clothe to hang off the end of the bunk. Soldiers also hung their laundry bag and gas mask bags on the end of the bunks too. To make a pair of socks go farther in the footlocker display, take one OD green sock, and pair it up with a current day dress or gym sock. They are rolled into a ball. Just make sure that the OD Green one covers the current one.
All weapons (Firearms) and ammo are to be stored in the armory.
Try to have two key padlocks. One for the footlocker and one for the wall locker. Keep them locked at all times.
Bring a small pocket notebook and a fountain type pen.
Whenever an OFFICER enters the barracks, bring the group to attention, with a loud and clear "TEN HUT!" Immediately come to attention until the officer gives us the "As you were". If a female enters the barracks and they will be there, please announce them with "FEMALE IN THE BARRACKS!"
Please note that we do not use terms like: DECK (unless you are playing cards). It is the floor. It is a wall, ceiling, steps and latrine. WE DO NOT USE NAVY TERMS.