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03-23-12, 05:31 AM #1
Boot camp in Summer vs Boot camp in winter?
What are the pros and cons of going to boot in summer versus going in the winter?
03-23-12, 06:37 AM #2
Either way it's going to be a MFer. And they will wear you out so much you wont care what month it is, or what the weather is doing.
Where are you going -- PI or SD?
Each have there own ups and downs.
03-23-12, 08:05 AM #3
Since you are out of NJ....you will be going to PI. The winters are cold and wet and the summers are hot and wet...sometimes. The advantage to winter is there are fewer sand fleas chewing on you.
Either way...as TheWookie said...it will be a mother.
Don't worry as much about the weather as you should preparing yourself for your transition from scuzzy civilian to Marine.
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03-23-12, 09:22 AM #4
Yes sir, I was just curious about the differences. I'm going to PI this summer.
03-23-12, 10:01 AM #5
Our DI's used to park the platoon right under those willow trees and dare us to scratch or flinch. And soon as somebody did -- oh-we-oh-off-to-the-pit-we-go.
Then after the pit-stop, being all sweaty and sandy, it was back under the willow tree and dinner time for the fleas.
The DI's always said the fleas ate better than the recruits.
Man, I don't wish those sand fleas on anybody.
The DI's are mild compared to them.
Those fleas will find openings in your body that you didn't know about. They will crawl in your eyes, ears, nose -- any place they can.
03-23-12, 10:53 AM #6
If you are going this summer, then you will deal with heat and humidity and, of course, longer days.
In the winter that would not be an issue.
One would assume the training is the same, but not exactly. There are heat indexes, and when the red or black flag flies, PT curtails. That will occur more in the summertime and they have to work around that.
03-23-12, 03:27 PM #7
In San Diego, in the summer time, the maids who came in to make our racks for us had shorter skirts on than they did in the winter time.
03-23-12, 05:48 PM #8
I just laughed super hard hahaha good one Big Boz :-]! My friend did say the sand fleas suck, can't wait!
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03-24-12, 06:04 AM #9Phantom BlooperGuest Free Member
All good advice....
Just remember.....regardless of the weather and conditions....
Marines have been serving in every clime and place since 1775.
You and your body will learn to improvise...overcome and adapt.
03-24-12, 10:53 PM #10
03-24-12, 11:03 PM #11
Sorry about breaking the rules, true that Marines thank you.
03-25-12, 06:05 PM #12
Parris Island, June, July and August 1977.
Hot, Humid, Wet, Bug Infested Sand.
120 Degrees in the shade. If you could find any.
I loved it
03-28-12, 02:58 PM #13
ITS SO GOD DAMN HOT THERE IN THE SUMMER. I WAS 1ST BN DELTA FIRST DECK, AND OUR AIRCONDITIONER WAS BROKEN MOST OF BOOTCAMP AND WE JUST HAD 2 BIG FANS, WHICH ALSO BROKE BC THE DI's WOULD RUN IN AND FLIP THEM OVER. SEEMED LIKE YOU COULD NEVER GET OUTA THAT HEAT N HUMIDITY. BUT LIKE EVERYONE SAID, YOUR **** OUTA LUCK EITHER WAY MY FRIEND
03-28-12, 04:30 PM #14
Air Conditioning ?
In Boot Camp ?
Is this the " New Corps " ?
03-28-12, 08:16 PM #15
Ahh, San Diego in the summer of '64. Always wanted to look up at 'da plane, leaving the SD Airport, but never dared. But, remember wishing I was on it.
Spent enough time in Gieger to know I was lucky to have gone through MCRDSD.
I hate bugs, especially hungry sand fleas.
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