Our youngest son's friend, Mack, stopped by last night to say goodbye. He is off to Afghanistan with the USMC. Although he is only 19, he is already a committed wet shaver, using either a straight or a DE. Since he recently lost a few things, we loaded him up with a Vie-Long 13061 brush, some GFT rose shaving cream (his choice), and 50 blades (Feathers and others). (He is taking his Merkur DE.) We baked and ate some cookies and even watched some Geofatboy and Mantic59 videos. (He insisted!) We also turned him on to B&B. Hopefully he will join and post when he is able.
Apparently, the Marines are required to shave daily, even in combat, and he is prepared to do so--at 3 or 4 am, in the sand, and even dry if necessary. (He has already practiced that!)