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for all my military gents..

i have a question about basic training how much time do you get to do your shave shower and what not. it take me 20 mins if im lucky to shave n i bet i wont have that luxury while im in there
 
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"You've got exactly five minutes to #$%@!, shower and shave, sweetheart, so pick your favorite two, and one of them better be shaving or I will have the rest of these undisciplined ladies dry-shave you while you doubletime on my quarterdeck!"
 
You're really not going to shave with a DE in basic, I hate to say. Even if you bring enough blades to last you a lifetime, they're going to get taken away in shakedown faster than you can say "safety hazard." They're certainly not available for purchase at the PX when you get the chance to go. I don't know what the situation would be for Trac II cartridges, which would probably be the best alternative. I guess you could have your family send you some, but there would be a decent delay. Whether or not you want to bring a brush and decent cream is up to you, but I don't think I would; being That Shaving Guy is not to your benefit. The best advice I can offer is to pack a Mach 3, embrace the suck, and save the great shaves for AIT or beyond.

As far as time, you'll have to wake up before reveille to do things anyway. I and most other people shaved then. If you're a night shaver, we always had around an hour of "personal" time at night for showers and a billion other things that needed to be taken care of, so you could do it then. But don't realistically expect to have any more than ten minutes to budget for a shave. I rarely took more than about three.
 
In basic training the best thing to do is conform and fly under the radar. Unfortunately this means you need a Mach 3 or other recent P&G or Schick product with multiple blades. You will not have the time to enjoy a decent wet shave while in basic, I'm sorry. It should go quickly though, they can't control time. That's one thing I vividly remember a sergeant telling us at reception before we went to training.
 
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"you've got exactly five minutes to #$%@!, shower and shave, sweetheart, so pick your favorite two, and one of them better be shaving or i will have the rest of these undisciplined ladies dry-shave you while you doubletime on my quarterdeck!"

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I'm afraid that 20 min. shave is a bygone luxury until you're at least through with basic. Don't worry though, you'll get through it, and the time will pass. :glare:
 
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