Bedsheets to summer seminar?

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  1. stillyslalom

    stillyslalom Member

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    Hello all,
    I'm packing for the summer seminar, and I realized that while the Navy packing list asks for a set of bedsheets, the Air Force packing list doesn't-they just ask for a sleeping bag. A set of bedsheets would certainly be more comfortable, so (to any past attendees) would it be okay for me to bring bedsheets and put them on the dorm bed? Or should I just stick to the sleeping bag?
     
  2. goldfarb1

    goldfarb1 Candidate

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    Sheets are a hassle. Just bring a sleeping bag. You'll be so tired that you could probably sleep on a bed of rocks.

    What session are you going? I'm going session A.
     
  3. stillyslalom

    stillyslalom Member

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    Haha, true true. I went backpacking in New Mexico two summers ago-after a full day of high-altitude pack schlepping, I slept happily on the rock bed that Nature provided.
    Same here, session A. I'll see ya there on Wednesday!
     
  4. PDub

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    Yes bringing bedsheets will be fine. No one will really care about bedsheets, though I do highly recommend following the packing list and at least bringing what you were clearly told to bring.
     
  5. Bailey

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    avoid the bedsheets, bring the sleeping bag.....how do i know this ???? because i'm the mom who told my DS to just bring bedsheets last year, as he was flying from one SS to another to another.......easier to pack, yes, what he was told to bring, NO......he paid for it.....he had to make and remake and re re make his bed every day because "the other academies asked you to bring sheets, we stated a sleeping bag".......it didn't bother him to have to do the extra work but i can assure you that he is taking a hard look at the list of "to bring" items for I Day at the USNA - and intends to follow it to the letter......he only wants to be "on the radar" when he's up in a plane.......
     
  6. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Good point Bailey! We've been doing some NASS and STEM packing and for NASS it says 1 set sheets but doesn't mention the sleeping bag at all. I know my son brought one last year but also know son #2 would never use one. But I did ask #1 if he actually needed it for anything - if it was part of "inspection" of any sort or if there were any times it was required in order to be "uniform". He was pretty sure not at NASS. Let me know if your son found differently!
     
  7. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    Take this as an opportunity to learn attention to detail. If they specifically tell you to bring something do it period end of story. It'll help you out alot.
     
  8. C/ 2nd Lt. McKnight

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    Luggage

    To anyone who has gone in years past, what is better as far as luggage goes? A fairly large duffel bag or a suitcase?
     
  9. stillyslalom

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    Even if I did end up bringing the sheets (which I am now not), I would have packed the sleeping bag per instructions. Moral of the story: FOLLOW DIRECTIONS.

    As far as luggage goes, I'm planning on bringing a duffel. You get a bunch of new clothing (work out t-shirts, shorts, etc.,) during Summer Seminar so I figure the expandability of the duffel would help to fit all the new stuff. Make sure that whatever you take has extra room for the stuff you'll get.

    I'm leaving tomorrow morning for the 16 hour drive to the Academy from Minnesota, so I'm all set to go now... Good luck and safe travels to all you Session A seminar-goers, I will see you there on Wednesday!
     
  10. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    I'm session C.

    What about a fitted sheet to go on the mattress, then the sleeping bag on top of that? Have done this at other camps in the past, and it works well, you have no bed making issues and keep your face off of the mattress at night. Any reasons this might be a no-go?
    Thanks
     
  11. MChansard

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    that's strange. i remember using the same sleeping bag and pillow for navy and air force, but at west point they issued us sheets to make the bed.
     
  12. PDub

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    So many strange bedsheet/sleeping bag/whatever the hell you guys have combinations. Sure, bring it if that's what you really desire, but know that if you earn an appointment and decide to come here you comfort will not be a very high priority.
     
  13. vampsoul

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    Brought a single fleece blanket and used my sweatshirt as a pillow. Served me just fine.
     

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