Kav, that need not be the case. It is very easy to develop black & white film with very limited darkroom avaiklability.
It's something I will look into when I get home, but out here I am very short on space I have about 7' by 7' of personal space to work with. And half of that is taken up by the bed I sleep on. Maybe I'll set up a darkroom in my house back home and once I understand what I am doing I'll take a small darkroom with me the next time I get deployed.