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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #75 on: April 30, 2006, 17:11:57 »
bible and crucifix- again, this may be determined by your staff but our platoon was allowed.

No instructing staff will take away a bible (Or any other religious implement for that matter).

That being said, make sure it's a small one (Easier for you). The little ones the gideons hand out are probably best.

As far as the crucifix? Is it big? If you desperately need it for some reason, I'd suggest taking a small one, as you likely won't be allowed to display it.
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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2006, 17:15:42 »
Do they let you use Febreze on your bunk? ( i can smell the barracks now)


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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #77 on: May 05, 2006, 03:34:38 »
When you go, get an alarm clock with a built in CD player.  Trust me, it'll be worth the $50.  Cell phones are touch and go, at the discretion of the staff.  Extra clothes, take 2 pairs as you only wear them on the weekends you aren't CB'd.  Do NOT take any towels, you get some issued to you.  I know on my list that the recruitment center gave me it had towels on it.   

As for electronics such as camera's and DVD players...  Cameras are good.  Its your first course in the military.  Just don't take too many pic's and get caught with them of you in the shacks.  You can get them taken away by your staff.  Trust me.  DVD players aren't really useful until grad week.  Honestly you usually get from 18h00 till 23h00 for your personal time.  But you shouldn't really have any.  You have to polish your parade boots and oxfords.  Work on your ironing, because no matter how good it really is, its not good enough.  Get your folding to be tight and clean looking.  IF YOU ARE GOING TO ST JEAN, when you mark your kit, do not sew the tags on with the intent of never taking them off.  It seems as though after you leave the St Jean garrison, you have to remove them all.  AND you get a counselling if you get caught with one on your kit.   After you get all this finished for the night and you have a couple of extra hours, you really should be trying to help someone who isn't as good with their polishing/folding/ironing.  Your staff is looking to see how well you work together.  This is a good way to show it. 

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When you're on course, You'll see troops with "A" flaps rather than the number of the week you're on.  Have some respect for them.  They aren't as lazy as some staff makes them seem.  They are usually injured recruits, or recruits quitting.  I've seen people disrespect PAT platoon and end up having to deal with them after they injure themselves. 

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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #78 on: May 07, 2006, 01:31:38 »
Thanks for the sleeping tips CJ!  Gunna keep that in mind for later. 

Not sure I would need a Cell phone though.  Ive never bothered with one as a civi, i dont think i will during training.  Although, having a digital camera...or any sort of camera for that matter would be kinda nice.  Sharing my experiences from BMQ would be nice.


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Acceptable and recommended items for basic
« Reply #79 on: August 31, 2006, 01:50:05 »
I have spent half n hour searching the forums, and I can't find a topic like this, so forgive me if it is already posted. What are the items you should bring with you to basic training? What are some recommended ones...or is there a topic with a list of things to bring. Thanks

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Re: Acceptable and recommended items for basic
« Reply #80 on: August 31, 2006, 03:32:47 »
Oh my  ::) You obviously haven't been searching very effectively.  This has been covered about 30 million times on here and I would be willing to bet that this thread is locked very shortly.  You will get a list when you get your joining instructions, bring what's on it.  Very simple.

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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #81 on: August 31, 2006, 13:53:46 »
OK, sorry, I consider myself very good with computers and SMF frum, but i tried many different titles and came up with topics relating to maybe one or two items but never an overall list. So I guess i better go take a computer course in search engines and learn how to use them and come back. I tried to searhc for it, read the facts just like was asked, and came up blank.

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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #82 on: August 31, 2006, 17:45:10 »
As previously stated, you will be given a kit list when you get your joining instructions.  It has been found that, dependent on where your course is, what your component and element are, and I'm sure even what the phase of the moon is, the lists will be different.  Therefore, wait until you are enrolled and loaded on BMQ and you will get your list.  Follow it exactly.
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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #83 on: September 01, 2006, 04:26:49 »
ok thanks for your help

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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #84 on: September 02, 2006, 19:46:57 »
after the fourth weekend they will let you have aphone in ur shacks, as long as you dont keep it on ou during the day or get caught with it before 1800, keep her man, ull save in quarters

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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #85 on: September 02, 2006, 20:25:42 »
Yes you can have a phone after week 4 but only on weekends, you would have to put the phone back in civie lockup before monday. Mp3 players follow the same rule. You can always risk it and keep those items in your personal box but if they check your box during an inspection then you're screwed.
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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #86 on: September 03, 2006, 00:27:34 »
Yes you can have a phone after week 4 but only on weekends, you would have to put the phone back in civie lockup before monday. Mp3 players follow the same rule. You can always risk it and keep those items in your personal box but if they check your box during an inspection then you're screwed.
when the hell did you do basic, it completly depends on ur instructors and whether or not u have a shitpump platoon, mine aways made timings, we busted our asses, after fifth week we had full priviledges including base leave on weeknights, sure we had to be abck in shacks at 9 but it was still worth it

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« Reply #87 on: September 03, 2006, 01:43:23 »
when the hell did you do basic, it completly depends on ur instructors and whether or not u have a shitpump platoon, mine aways made timings, we busted our asses, after fifth week we had full priviledges including base leave on weeknights, sure we had to be abck in shacks at 9 but it was still worth it

And to think, you could have used that time to better understand things like spelling and punctuation in the English language!

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"Spell check" Wright, spell check!

FWIW, in Week 5 of my Basic, we weren't allowed out of the SHACK let alone off Base.  Wait.  We did get let off base one weekend!  Our last weekend after the FTX in Granville!

And after Week 4 or 5, they put cups in the pop machines, so you could actual drink the pop you paid for!  Woo hoo!

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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #88 on: September 03, 2006, 21:16:52 »
when the hell did you do basic

I just graduated basic a little under 2 weeks ago. As for our platoon we only got weekday base leave when they wanted money from us; ex. platoon clothing, grad pictures.
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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #89 on: September 03, 2006, 21:26:46 »
How much are the grad pictures? What do you mean by platoon clothing? thanks not sure about these two things
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Re: Extra Kit on BMQ ? Cameras, Cell Phones.....
« Reply #90 on: September 05, 2006, 15:02:49 »
Well I can't give you specifics on the grad pictures as I didn't buy any except for a group picture which was $15. The platoon clothing was just customized shirts, hoodies, shorts, and jogging pants for our platoon. The instructors told us to come up with a design on paper for the clothing and after we handed it in they gave us a price list. I paid about $90 for a t-shirt, hoody, and shorts. For example the t-shirt had our names listed on the back and BMQ 2006 on the sleeves.
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What Do I Bring With Me??
« Reply #91 on: July 14, 2008, 14:25:35 »
Assuming I get approved and I go into training, what kind of things can I bring with me? Can I bring my iPod or computer? (I'm assuming no)...What about things like photo's of family, or clothes?...Is all my clothes given to me from the military? Or do I get to bring my own underwear? I know it sound extremly wierd, but I have to buy very specific underwear lol

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Re: What Do I Bring With Me??
« Reply #92 on: July 14, 2008, 14:38:08 »
Assuming I get approved and I go into training, what kind of things can I bring with me? Can I bring my iPod or computer? (I'm assuming no)...What about things like photo's of family, or clothes?...Is all my clothes given to me from the military? Or do I get to bring my own underwear? I know it sound extremly wierd, but I have to buy very specific underwear lol

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Re: St. Jean WiFi
« Reply #93 on: July 23, 2008, 00:03:39 »
I had the same question, and what I've got(both from this site and my recruiter) is no, I can quote what my recruiter told me though...
"there should be access to a computer on the base in more than one location. You most likely will not be able to use it during the day (as you will be too busy with your course) but on weekends and evenings, you can" and "Refer to the joining instructions though. I believe somewhere in there was a plurb about laptops and computer access. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more assistance, but know that you will always have access to those you love and like..."
Hope that helps.


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Re: St. Jean WiFi
« Reply #94 on: July 23, 2008, 00:05:22 »
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,57748.0.html

http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,77165.0.html

All I did was search "internet" here.  Give it a shot and read what you find.

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Re: St. Jean WiFi
« Reply #95 on: July 23, 2008, 00:07:55 »
I found this first one pretty quick.

If you look hard enough with the Search function they are in there.

As for the internet, yes you can access the computer if you want to.  It costs you though.  Yes you can bring your laptop but you will only be able to use it during your time off.  And you will most likely have to pop down the road to an internet cafe.  Or sit on someone's lawn who has WiFi.   ;)

My personal advice, don't bring your laptop.  I'm not.  Too much risk for almost no time on it.

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EDIT:  My solution is an I-Pod, little thing not only has all my music and video, but WiFi as well.   ;D
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Re: St. Jean WiFi
« Reply #96 on: July 23, 2008, 00:47:33 »
I don't even have a laptop lol, I'm wondering because of my iPhone 3G.

Well, I'm bringing my I-Pod touch along, as I'm sure you're bringing your phone.  So hey, we shall have to just wait and see eh?


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Re: St. Jean WiFi
« Reply #97 on: July 23, 2008, 01:01:15 »
Then why the jesus did you even ask?

Man oh man, I hope you are as worried about your fitness as you are this stuff. 

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« Reply #98 on: July 23, 2008, 01:34:02 »
People think they are going to summer camp....internet and all

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Re: St. Jean WiFi
« Reply #99 on: July 23, 2008, 01:56:42 »
People think they are going to summer camp....internet and all

Be nice  ;)

People just want to know they have the option of keeping in touch with there friends and families.  And before you say something like "ever heard of a telephone", well my Dad lives in England so I know first hand that calling is sometimes not an option.

Maybe thats Hanrattsea's case?

Or, if that comment was directed at me as well, meh I know differently, but I did always wanna go to summer camp.  Was just never in the cards.  :-[
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