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Paul sits down with two of the five boots at bootcamp (Magdalene and Grey, Dez wandered off) to discuss how much the bootcamp sucks.

Regarding the “no pot or tobacco” rule, there’s some mixed feelings – Magdalene doesn’t care for either of them so actually kinda likes the rules, whereas Grey had to adjust to the rules and has a difference of opinion that he doesn’t go into, but agrees that it’s a good rule.  Usually, when people see that those rules are in place, they just don’t come to bootcamp, but some people decide to come anyway and try to get away with it for some reason, despite both drugs having a strong smell that tips people off and gets them removed from the premises within half an hour.  The remaining people are neatly summarised by the two boots, either like to be away from the drugs, or can just keep any cravings at bay until the weekend when they can saunter off to town.  A quick extra thing not to bring: smelly “perfumed” detergents.  Detergents in general are discouraged and ones that actively stink are defiantly not appreciated.  Actually, anything with a strong smell is discouraged, including shampoos, perfumes and un-diluted essential oils.  A bunch of the people there are there in part because of chemical sensitivity and don’t want it to be fairing up.

As for things to bring, safety glasses and work gloves are going to be greatly appreciated.  Staple foods are provided, with any extras left up to the discretion of the buyer, but if it’s to be on the lab, it has to be organic or better.  Coffee also isn’t provided, but there are two bags of green coffee beans that need roasting.  Chocolate and nuts are going to be highly appreciated if you want a stash of things to bribe people with.

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