Ever wondered how soldiers live? Is it the same as they portray it in the movies? Do they have a luxury room? Must they have roommates and with whom do they share their bathroom?
Nothing to dream about
Let me tell you that a soldier’s room is no dream room. A lot of times you are on the move and in many cases the accommodation isn’t exactly what you would wish for.
If you get a rescue mission in the mountains, you could live in a tent for days, sometimes weeks. Mix that with the wind and the snow or rain and you have yourself a very dangerous environment.
A two star hotel
If you are on the training grounds and not sent somewhere you will usually find your accommodation in the military barracks. If you want to get a better picture a two star hotel would do the trick. The base has a lot of rooms for individuals or most of the times you are grouped with someone else. The bathroom is joined with more rooms and the showers are limited.
The beds don’t have the best mattress those stores advertise and usually you have the bed and the locker room in the same space.
No fancy furniture
In the barracks something is usually broken. It is highly unusual to be replaced with a totally new item and the hygiene is sometimes questionable. The beds have white and simple sheets on them and there are no tables, so if you don’t eat in the dining space, your bed and you holding the plate would be your dining room.
Do it yourself
Don’t you think that anything in your room is going to be done on its own. You have to change your sheets, you have to wash your clothes and dry them in any imaginable way as you can. You have to watch out for your stuff though, somebody might just think that the identical uniform is theirs.