Baggage on R-Day?

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  1. TS2016

    TS2016 New Member

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    I apologize if it's against protocol to start a thread as your first post, but I figured as the count down enters the final stretch I'd get a read on a couple things regarding baggage on R-Day (not the emotional kind, the literal kind)...

    I know you're not suppose to bring much, and I recall reading somewhere in the admissible mailings that a bags must meet some military standard for size (this may be an invention of my memory). Is this possible, and if so, for what size should we be aiming? And even if we're permitted to bring a decent sized duffel bag, is it better to bring something as small as possible so as to avoid extra weight? And finally, is there anything that should be on the recommended list that isn't?

    I apologize if these questions have already been posed/answered in previous threads.
     
  2. lightfoot

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    I'm pretty sure it's been answered, but one more time won't hurt :)

    Bring as little as possible. I only brought some letters from home, boots, low quarters and a few toiletries (and some paperwork. Bring copies of your paperwork). And my flight bag was still really heavy. Plus, they give you 60 seconds to transfer stuff from your civilian bag to your flight bag.

    As far as the recommended stuff, I only brought the things I listed above and I was fine for Beast.

    Good luck next week! :thumb:
     
  3. TS2016

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    I appreciate the prompt response.

    As for the bag itself - anything that's relatively small, and easy to unpack?
     
  4. Dixieland

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    My cadet used a typical sport-type duffel bag and was fine. In fact, it's what he uses as his carry-on luggage when he flies home from WP even now. I don't remember WP being so picky about the specifications of the luggage you brought except for the sheer fact that you have to lug it around for most of the day. You don't want to be the person with the large rolling suitcase!

    "Less is more" works well for R-Day. You don't want to show up with a ton of extra stuff only to be told to leave it in your civilian bag. You will get to make a trip to the C-store and you can make purchases there. West Point gives you everything you need.
     
  5. adoloris

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    Lol. Large rolling suitcase--I do remember seeing a few of those standing in line with DS a couple years ago:shake:
     

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