R-day bag and its contents

The essentials, which is why you really shouldn't pack much. The Academy will send you a list of what to bring...my advice, don't bring anything extra. You can start stocking up on the extras after Swab Summer...you will appreciate moving less, trust me.
Your USCGA Cadet Handbook lists everything to bring. (It ain't much :wink: )

Anything else needed will be issued.
Pack what they tell ya to pack,
everything else can be mailed when you are a 4/c (or brought up on parents day)

i would suggestthat you mail yourself a tubbaware with food. For snacking and sotrage of the food (must be stored in tubbaware). and you burn so many calories you always are hungrey (mre power bars are good).