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How many recruits fit in one porta-john?

Discussion in 'The US Marine Corps Forum' started by jonusmcg, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. jonusmcg

    jonusmcg

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    Silly question:

    Me and some guys were discussing old bootcamp stories today. Someone brought up their rifle range story of when the DI made 5 recruits fit into 1 porta-john at the same time. Seems everyone there had the same story! Do any of you have the same story? If so, how many fit inside of that porta-john????
     
  2. TampaXB

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    We fit 6 in the big ones by the PI parade deck. Someone told me you can do 7 if someone stands in the corner by the seat.
     


  3. luv2brode

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    like everything else in the mil when it comes to recruits always room for 1 more
     
  4. jonusmcg

    jonusmcg

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    Yeah, seems funny cause I remember having to do it myself but then once we were all inside, no one could take a leak because there was just no room! Kinda defeated the purpose of requesting permission to make a head call in the first place!
     
  5. 428marine

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    I don't remember how many exactly but 5-6 sounds about right. The tread title sure brought back memories. It's amazing how funny that stuff is when you look back on it.
     
  6. 93GT

    93GT The Ogre

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    It depends on how big they are, but normally 6-7 when I was there. The real question is did they ever make you go 4 to a urinal or go number one in the same toilet while another recruit was doing number two....sick bastards.
     
  7. jonusmcg

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    HAHA! I don't know, but I wouldn't put it past them! I can honestly say that some of my fondest memories are from those three months on Parris Island.

     
  8. 02LimitedX

    02LimitedX 0311

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    we had 5, but im sure our DIs could have motivated another recruit in there! how about 87 recruits in 12 stalls!?!
     
  9. jonusmcg

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    Lol! Yup, been there.....memories.....:supergrin:
     
  10. AFAIK, no one in my plt ever did anything like that. Of course, I was so focused on shooting, I don't have a single memory of going to the head even once during that time...