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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by sammyD_21, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. sammyD_21

    sammyD_21 New Member

    Feb 17, 2014
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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

    Oct 13, 2013
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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:
    -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.
  3. 4mb43

    4mb43 New Member

    Jan 11, 2014
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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!

    USAFA Summer Seminar 2013
    USAFA Candidate 2018

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