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"Recruit Tape" ...who can get me some??

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mofugly13, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    Hey Devil Dogs, can one of you active duty Marines get "recruit tape" at the PX still? I have run out of the 20 rolls I bought before I got out, looking to resupply. I don't remember the cost, but If one of you would let me know, I want like 20 rolls, maybe more. I'll pay all costs, of course. Lemme know.
     
  2. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    what the hell is that?
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    i went through in 94 and i dont remember what the hell recruit tape is.

    at first i thought you meant cadence tapes


    either wya, semper fi
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    You talkin about "100mph tape"? Atleast thats what we called it in the Army. OD green duct tape is the closest discription I can think of. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    Are you talking about the white tape you mark all your gear with. Not that I remember 18 days ago, let alone 18 years, I think it was just 1" medical tape /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    Ya what you talkin about. We called it airman tape, but its the thick black stuff we used to tape off the jet before we washed them reeal thick heavy duty tape alomst like rubber but it dosent stick very well. And than there was Ordie tape or 100 mph tape like Kid jethro Said, its like super duct tape
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    do a simple google search with the safe filter off and gay porn comes up... WTF is that all about. lol that was a sucky way to start my morning /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif

    (nothing agains the original poster, just an FYI to prevent others from doing it)
     
  8. Seventy4Blazer

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    he he gimme about 4 months, then i can hook ya up.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Big Latin words!!
    Grant
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

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    Are you talking about the white tape you mark all your gear with. Not that I remember 18 days ago, let alone 18 years, I think it was just 1" medical tape /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    We call that, "Engineer tape"

    The green duct tape is just that, green duct tape.

    Recruit tape? Never heard of it.
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    Engineer tape is 2" wide whitestrip that has /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif no sticky to it at all, it comes in rolls that are 18" across, i have been using it for 12 years
     
  11. mofugly13

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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    That's the stuff. That's pretty much all it is is 1" medical tape. But I went to buy some medical tape and the johnson & johnson crap was like $3.00 for 3 yards, way too much. If anyone is stationed at MCRD San Diego or Parris Island, I'm sure they have it in the recruit PX. It's real good stuff, and cheap, almost as many uses as duct tape. I bought a crapload in recruit training and it lasted me for a year or two after my enlistment, but nw I'm out and I want more. They don't seem to have it in most PX's, but they for sure have it at MCRD and the PX's in Pendleton where the recruits go for second phase training. If anyone can hook me up, please let me know. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Or, if you know of another source to buy it cheap, I'm all ears. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

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    Recruit tape? Never heard of it.

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    It's a Marine thing... but not universal, because other companies in 3rd BN at Parris Island used it, but M Co. (which I was in) did not.

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    That's the stuff. That's pretty much all it is is 1" medical tape.

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    In my mind, it seems like "real" recruit tape was heavier and thicker than medical tape, but I could be wrong... it was 11 years ago, and there's been a lot of alcohol, sleep, and blows to the head since then.
    I don't remember seeing it in the PX at New River, which also serves the "Geiger Tigers" going through MCT there. Doesn't mean it's not there, though.


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    Big Latin words!!

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    Engineer tape is 2" wide whitestrip that has /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif no sticky to it at all, it comes in rolls that are 18" across, i have been using it for 12 years

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    Yes, exactly. I dunno what y'all use it for but we use it to mark things off, put our names on our duffel bags, etc. It works great for that. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Oh, ok, by medical tape he means sticky.

    I was thinking "medical" like making someone wear a piece of engineer tape on their belt/vest to show they're a former heat/cold injury etc., as medical tape.

    I've never heard of "recruit" tape. What is it?
     
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    Re: \"Recruit Tape\" ...who can get me some??

    It's basically 1" medical tape. As my other post says, I kinda remember it (recruit tape) being a little heavier than standard medical tape, but my company didn't use it, and my memories of the stuff my friends had 11 years ago are getting hazy...
     
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    I've never heard of "recruit" tape. What is it?


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    1" wide medical tape. Every recruit in Boot Camp BETTER have a roll in his pocket when the Drill Instructor asks for it. Do you Army guys know what a Moonbeam is? How 'bout: Inkstick, Leadstick, Knowledge, Go-Fasters, Scuzz Brush, Hershey Bars, Cadillacs, Rubber Bitch, Four by Four's?

    Some of these were probably Company or Platoon specific, but I think every Marine will recognize some of them from recruit training. Semper Fi. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    he he gimme about 4 months, then i can hook ya up.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Big Latin words!!
    Grant

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    Don't forget, I'll hold ya to it if I don't get a hookup before then. Thanks Devil Dog!
     
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    no worries to being held to it. you just have to remind me. ill be posting up big time when im back. you will know. ;-)

    it will just involve a drive to the other side of base. edison range. no big deal. i MIGHT end up extending over here, but we will see. if i do that then you will have to wait about 10 months.
    Grant
     
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    Isn't it Edson Range?

    Just fawkin with ya. Thanks again, Leatherneck.
     
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    Do you Army guys know what a Moonbeam is? How 'bout: Inkstick, Leadstick, Knowledge, Go-Fasters, Scuzz Brush, Hershey Bars, Cadillacs, Rubber Bitch, Four by Four's?

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    I don't recognize any of those except, "Knowledge". I can guess the first two ar epen and pencils.
     
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    a cadillac is a mop bucket
    but im a squid so i dont know the rest
     

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