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Is Canadian Basic Training as intense as the Americans?
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2018, 15:14:56 »
I have seen videos of the U.S basic training online and it seems very intense. A lot of screaming in your face. Do the Canadians do the same thing?

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Re: Is Canadian Basic Training as intense as the Americans?
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2018, 16:59:16 »
I have seen videos of the U.S basic training online and it seems very intense. A lot of screaming in your face. Do the Canadians do the same thing?

For reference to the discussion,

( US ) Basic Training/Boot Camp
https://www.military.com/topics/basic-training-boot-camp
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Re: Is Canadian Basic Training as intense as the Americans?
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2018, 18:36:29 »
Short answer: no

Long(er) answer: Not nearly as intense as some videos you've watched, though everybody's experience will be different and a lot of it will depend on your instructors.

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Re: Is Canadian Basic Training as intense as the Americans?
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2018, 19:41:41 »
I have seen videos of the U.S basic training online and it seems very intense. A lot of screaming in your face. Do the Canadians do the same thing?

It depends on the level of stupidity the candidate demonstrates?   ;D
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Re: Is Canadian Basic Training as intense as the Americans?
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2018, 19:45:47 »
It depends on the level of stupidity the candidate demonstrates?   ;D

So, how hard was yours?   :whistle:
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Re: Is Canadian Basic Training as intense as the Americans?
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2018, 20:04:55 »
Well, I had a 'buddy' during the FTX that came with me everywhere for the week in Granville.  Buddy was a 40lb sandbag.
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Re: Is Canadian Basic Training as intense as the Americans?
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2018, 00:46:59 »
Well, I had a 'buddy' during the FTX that came with me everywhere for the week in Granville.  Buddy was a 40lb sandbag.

I'm just chiming in to say that is .... is..... awesome :)
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Re: Is Canadian Basic Training as intense as the Americans?
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2018, 00:52:01 »
Oh, it was awesome.  Our Trg Sgt was an Airborne Medic who loved to run.  Everywhere.   ;D

To add something back to the OP, though...yelling in your face isn't necessarily going to make thinks intense.  Minimal timings to complete things, strict imposed discipline, high standard to be met for things like kit, quarters, physical fitness, weapons handling, etc all combined appropriately make Basic intense if done properly.  Don't expect to see the first 20 minutes of Full Metal Jacket unfold at CFLRS or a Reserve BMQ course, though...
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Re: U.S. Basic Training compared to CAF
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2018, 08:51:25 »
Oh, it was awesome.  Our Trg Sgt was an Airborne Medic who loved to run.  Everywhere.   ;D

To add something back to the OP, though...yelling in your face isn't necessarily going to make thinks intense.  Minimal timings to complete things, strict imposed discipline, high standard to be met for things like kit, quarters, physical fitness, weapons handling, etc all combined appropriately make Basic intense if done properly.  Don't expect to see the first 20 minutes of Full Metal Jacket unfold at CFLRS or a Reserve BMQ course, though...
Agreed. Although Cornwallis in the 80's sure felt like Full Metal Jacket in some ways.  But hey, my father went through basic in the 50's.


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