Army Packing List for Men

The following is a list of items to bring with you when you go to your Lishkat Hagiyus (drafting office) on the day of your Tzav Giyus (draft notification). Pack all items in a 60 to 90 liter bag. Make sure you bring enough toiletries and clothing to last for a two week period.

  • Digital Watch with a timer (preferably water proof)
  • Underwear
  • Army socks, can be purchased at any outdoor/army store (like Rikushet); colors must be grey or black ONLY
  • Undershirts, long sleeve and short sleeve, depending on the weather; colors must be army green or white ONLY
  • Toiletries for a two week period including toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, soap, Q-tips, brush, razors, shaving cream; note that you will be expected to be clean-shaven every day, unless you get a P’tor (exemption) from shaving
  • Hanging toiletry bag for the shower (the army gives you one, but it usually breaks)
  • Towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Baby wipes (useful for a wide range of clean-up jobs!)
  • Bedding (sheets for single and a mini pillow) or a sleeping bag
  • Snacks and a book (optional)
  • Phone charger
  • Mini locks for your bag; unfortunately, theft can be a problem
  • Flip flops for the shower, to avoid athlete’s foot
  • Pair of shorts and a shirt for sport
  • Running shoes
  • Clothing to sleep in
  • Extra layers to sleep in (black fleece, sweatshirt or long underwear), depending on the weather
  • Teudat Zehut
  • Teudat Oleh
  • Apartment contract (if renting an apartment)
  • Bank information (so the army can pay you)
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