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  1. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh, I am leaving for the U.S Army in the next month (basic training for 10 weeks at a fort where I will be cut off from the rest of the world). So I wanted some tips on how to keep practicing Sikhi in an environment that is not so conducive to it. I'm having paperwork done to get the religious accommodation to keep my kes, dari and wear a dastaar. So that exception will be made (which is my biggest relief) but I have so many other questions! I would really appreciate the help from anyone but especially those who have been through the military or army basic training specifically. -How do you care for long hair when you have minimal time/products? -How do you wear a kachera when doing athletic activities all day long and wearing thick pants over? Did you wear one? I really want to but I also want to be practical. Are there special types of kachere sold? Like athletic ones? -Does anyone know of someone who has personally been through basic training and done the gas mask test with their beard? Was the mask seal adequate enough or did it leak air? -On Sundays everyone is allowed to attend a religious service, they have many available but have to make special accommodations if they don't have what someone needs. (They don't have Sikh services so they'll have to make one somehow) How does that work for Sikhs? Do have some granthi or parcharak come? Would they let you go off-base to Gurdwara? If they can't accommodate me then I'm thinking of just attending the Contemporary Christian services so I can sing God's praises there because I heard out of all the options, they sign the most. -How is the vegetarian food? I know MREs come in veg option. How was the overall experience? -Kirpan? Did you wear/bring one? Gatra? If they don't allow it then could I just ask them to issue me one of their approved military tac knives? -Dastaar? What kind of cloth, is it the typical kapra? Do they issue you one or expect you to buy one separtely that matches the camo pattern of the uniform? -Gurbani? You can't bring any books or text with you except for a religious or holy book, so I recently bought a Gutka that I want to bring. Will I even have time to read it? I bought a big one with like 10+ Banis, should I just bring a smaller 5 Bani Nitnem instead? This is my first Gutka ever since I normally just use phone apps, but we will get our phones taken away the first day, so a Gutka was necessary to buy for me. How should I treat it? I keep it wrapped in cloth when I'm not reading it, I know it's not exactly our Guru Granth Sahib but I still want to respect it correctly. What are the rules on how we treat Gutkas? How do you do this while traveling or away from home? Any other tips you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh.
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    Kirpan

    Hi. So I am going to Paris as a school trip on a ferry and I wanted to know if i was allowed to wear my kirpan or even just keep it in my bag?? Please could someone answer this as I am very worried.
  3. Waheguru Ji i am having to travel to Warsaw Poland next week due to work, and have been reading up on their security guidelines. Has anyone that wears a Dastar here been recently? I have read up on the case from 2011 but can’t find anything recent?
  4. WJKK WJKF I am going abroad and wanted to take a Sikhi book which has Gurbani in the book. Would this be ok to have it in the hand luggage. Im just weary if the hand luggage is placed on the floor in the airplane. Whats the right thing to do? Pul Chuk Maff
  5. wjkk wjkf Im on my Gap Year before going to university this september, so this whole year ive been planning to travel ive been working to save up so i can travel to a few places, ive been to a few places so far but that was with family or friends. now im planning to go alone bc everyones busy My plans to go austria, Norway, Iceland and then ontario, canada. Im doing this work exchnage thing called helpx which means i'll go to like organic farms or b&b's and work a few hours a day and get food and accomodation. Ive been to one of these work excahnges already and it was great, I ate fresh organic vegan food every day and enjoyed the nature of the place, I also taught a bit of naam meditation to the people there because the people there were really into spirituality and stuff. Ive got these work exchances planned for all the places im going too but now my parents are kind of against it bc of all the tension in europe etc. and me being a singh they think i will be targeted by authorities etc I went to belgium recently to do this and had a wicked time, my parents wernt to sure about it but they let me go anyway, but now this that has happened in belgium has now scared my parents even more about me travelling. I get that there scared but i cant tell if this is the over protective parent scared or f they actually have a valid point to be scared. i'm not reaally scared, i understand theres a tension in europe but i dont mind changing my plans a bit, i mean, i doubt canada is as hostile right now. I just wanted to get some opinions from others out there. with the current situations in europe, do yiu think it'll be okay for me a 18 year old dummalla-dhari singh to travel a bit before i go to university. I only wanna travel this bad bc i wanna see the world and have these experiences before im old and i know after uni i'll be looking for a job and then settle down without having seen the world and its wonders. sorry if this is a bit of a random topic, but i dont know where else to ask lol Wjkk Wjkf
  6. It will be my very first time to Florida or anywhere in the US for that matter. I have no family as well. Very nervous because of the increased racial tensions with Sikhs who wear Dastars and beards, in the US. Myself I tie a “Ghol” one. I would like to know is it safe for Sikhs? What should I be aware of? Should I be avoiding anything? Where is the closets Gurdwara to Disney? Any Disneyworld advice? I will be traveling to Disneyworld with my family If there is anything else you can add from your experiences. I would greatly appreciate anyone’s help and advice!
  7. WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa, WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh! Dear Sangat, this sounds bit difficult to frame and answer but lemme try I needed bit of information around places to visit in UK with parents. I have my parents visiting us in UK for few months. While they are here, I would like to keep them busy/amused seeing places, attending gurmat smagams and visiting some of the bigger Gurudwaras we have here in UK/Europe. They have just retired and aren't very old, so I was considering places like Gravesend, Isle of wight etc. Would anyone have a list of places where they may visited with parents/in-laws and any upcoming smagams around London? Thanks in advance.
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    Security

    Gurfateh Sangat Ji, Benti to all, has anyone recently been to Italy, (by plane, not boat, or by foot).. I was wondering what the airport and security checks were like, as there was quite a commotion last year about dastaar's and kirpans being taken off/overly searched. It would be great to get some feedback or any exeprience in regards to this, Dhanvaad, Daas. :cool2:
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