I mentioned hubby’s military work related gear in my post about how I organized our closet, but I didn’t really give you the breakdown of what it is and how we organized it. So I asked hubby to break his gear down and allow me to take pictures of it so you could see exactly what it was and what we did with it.
Lets Start With The PT Gear
I’m going to talk to you as if you just entered the military life and have no idea what any of this is (so you have my permission to fast forward through the redundant stuff). First of all, PT stands for Physical Training. So everything you see in the pic bellow will usually be worn at the beginning of the day before the work day actually begins (0900 or 9am). More than likely your soldier will be walking out the door wearing these things already. And, obviously, depending on the season will depend on how much gear he/she needs. It happens to be cold right now so hubby needs all his cold weather gear.
Here is the breakdown according to the letters on the pic:
E. Tennis Shoes (duh)
H. Safety Reflector Belt
On Duty Gear
A. Duffel Bag: soldiers always have a ton of gear to lug around so if you are one, you’re gonna want a duffel bag! There may be days in which you occasionally don’t need to carry much, but it’s rare, trust me.
B. Hygiene Kit: Since a soldier’s (airman, seaman, warrior…you know what I mean) day is so long and the day usually starts with PT, having a hygiene kit handy is a must. Unless of course you want to stink all day, but that’s your call ;). Here’s what hubby takes in his kit: deodorant (which he lovingly refers to as pit juice, lol!), toothpaste and brush, Razor and cream, and body wash.
C. Coat and waterproof jacket
One thing not pictured here is a home-packed lunch. Most soldiers will buy their lunches on base, but we say it’s a huge waste of money. For an extra five minutes every night we pack hubby his own lunch and save hundreds (maybe even thousands) of dollars a year.
When all of these things are not spread out on our floor, they are in hubby’s duffel bag and on the top shelf of our closet.
I hope this was helpful to you military folks. Do you currently organize your military work related gear or do you find that it is always spread out everywhere?