Men's Toiletries for Plebe Summer

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  1. popeyesmom

    popeyesmom Member

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    Had a question - can plebes take electric razors for plebe summer use? Also, I didn't see in the list any reference to nail clippers--can those be in your toiletries? Should he bring this on I-Day or should I/can I send in first care package?
     
  2. DMeix

    DMeix Retired Staff Member

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    They'll be issued a toiletries box that has a Mach III razor in it. I've never used one, but from what I recall, the electric razors didn't do a good enough job to avoid detection. In the first few days everyone tried to use shaving cream and do a good job, but after taking way too long, we went to just using water and found it to be much faster and could get closer than an electric.

    I haven't used shaving cream since...if I miss a day, it's painful though. It'll take 2-3 days to figure out what works, and from there it'll be just another routine.
     
  3. Profmom2

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    My Mid (Class of 2010) took electric razor with him as it was on a list of things they could bring. LOL, he was not allowed to have it and it went missing over Plebe Summer and has never been seen since!
     
  4. BlessedX4

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    What about electric toothbrushes?
     
  5. SteveHolt243

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    Sounds like a good reason to start using shaving cream again.
     
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    Critical thinking impaired. Must be an engineering major.
    Plebe summer is a personal hygiene mess. You will stink and get rashes and feel gross. You will get 15 minutes to shave and shower (and do countless other things). And that is in a room of 3 people who share one shower. You'll get it done. Don't take an electric. They give you everything you'll need.
     
  7. xchefmike

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    They Give you soOOOOOOO Mucchhhhhh Stufffffffff

    Send Popeye with the clothes on his back.
    My Kid came home for summer leave with a truckfull of stuff. And the incoming class is getting a laptop and accessories as well.
     
  8. DMeix

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    Try History...

    I have a simple solution...I just shave everyday like a good little midshipman
     
  9. NativeTexan

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    No, they are getting a netbook which is very different from a laptop.

    http://www.intel.com/consumer/learn/netbook.htm
    A netbook is only for connecting to the internet. You can email, chat, IM, blog, get to facebook, surf, stream audio and video. You can not work on or run any software. So working on a paper, doing math that requires matlab or a spreadsheet, are out, unless you are into storing and using simple docs in google docs. As is storing your music, video's, watching a movie etc.

    Personally, it is a waste unless you only use a computer for the internet.
     
  10. popeyesmom

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    Thanks - bought a razor last night! Oh the lessons he will learn!! Life is great!
     
  11. popeyesmom

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    Okay - now that I know about the razor - does anyone know about nail clippers?? Thank you.....
     
  12. Kero

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    I'm pretty sure they were issued, they really do get everything and in some cases more than they need. (When I was a plebe they issued us like 3 different razors)
     
  13. popeyesmom

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    Thank you! :wink::wiggle:
     
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    So... maybe some practice drills in speed-shaving for the gentlemen plebes this weekend?

    I remember many young men with bits of tp on their face, looking pretty rugged, in the early days of plebe summer, first thing in the AM. Marvin's description is absolutely correct.
     

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