Summer Seminar

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  1. sammyD_21

    sammyD_21 New Member

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    What's a general list of things that would be good to bring to the summer seminar?


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  2. nolifepilot

    nolifepilot USAFA Cadet

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    Bring whatever is on the packing list and you should be fine. You shouldn't need any items that weren't on the list. I don't really remember if they were on the list or not, but definitely bring:
    -sunglasses
    -sunscreen
    -chapstick
    -eye drops

    I'm from Florida where the relative humidity is normally 100%, so going to Colorado Springs where it is very dry was a huge shock to my system. Dry eyes, dry lips, and dry skin plagued me all week, so bring stuff to remedy symptoms such as mine.
     
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    If the summer is anything like last year's, good sunscreen is a must. I spent four days prior to Summer Seminar touring Colorado and acclimating , and after having my hair cut short, I actually burned the top of my head, face, and neck. I agree with nolifepilot: sunglasses, chapstick, eye drops, and ALOE.

    7258 feet ASL and a relentless sun will do a number with all of the outdoor activities.

    On the packing list if I remember, it says its optional to bring a travel pillow. I highly suggest you bring a small pillow because if it is like last year, you sleep in a sleeping bag liner on the beds in the dorm because you are not given sheets/blankets or a pillow. My cadre gave me a pillow to borrow for the time there, but that's because he had one to lend out.

    Hope this helps, good luck!

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