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Pimp my bachelor pad: Central America

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by three_bags_full, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I've never been a bachelor. I moved straight out of my folks' house at 21 and into the house with my wife. Zero time as a bachelor.

    Well, that changes the first week of May when I arrive at Soto Cano Airbase, Honduras, for a one-year tour.

    After years in the Army, I travel pretty well. That is to say, I pack well for week- and month-long trips. But I've never had to plan for a trip where I'm expected to stock a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room. Basically, I'll have a 600-square foot efficiency apartment, and I need help with ideas of what to take.

    I've got the basics -- pots, pans, dishes, TV -- figured out. But I've never done it, and, well, it'd be nice and quite possibly hilarious to hear what you guys think I need. I've been checking out the bachelor websites, but they seem more interested in bagging chicks than making a functional bachelor pad. While I'm not looking to bag the girl down the street while there, I certainly don't want to live like a college kid.

    Whatcha got?
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Small place, so keep everything simple and spare.
    Stuff can pile up fast and overwhelm a small living space.
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Start with a good bed and work from there. A work space. Maybe a coffee table and comfortable chair/couch.A coffee table A microwave. You need very little.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    It comes with a bed, small oven, couch and recliner. I think I'm going to take my new recliner. Didn't think about the microwave.
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Since it's Honduras ... window unit air conditioner and/or box fans?
  6. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    AC and a ceiling fan are provided.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    OK, then utensils, at least two skillets (one small and one 12-inch), at least two pots, a basic kitchen knife set, a few plates and cups (in case you invite some buddies over).
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Sheets, pillowcases, a blanket and some towels.
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    I had planned on taking a non-stick egg and my cast iron skillet. The guy I'm replacing said he's leaving his cups and plates, etc.

    I think a few utensils -- spatula, whisk and mixing bowl -- and a 3-piece (maybe five) knife set and a cutting board are musts.
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    To that, I added bathroom rugs, a new shower curtain and a couple of kitchen towels and dish cloths.
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Some kind of outdoor grill might be worthwhile.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    If you take all these suggestions, you're not going to have room for the disco ball.
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