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Offline Sixshooter

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #200 on: July 30, 2007, 01:18:48 »
lol genius. if anybody from the 13th course is down for that im down lol.  :P

closer and closerr my swearing in is in 8 hours.  ;D

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #201 on: July 30, 2007, 04:12:54 »
I think someone mentioned earlier it would be easier for one of us to pay anyways so we don't all have to do the reimbursement thing... Five days, wow.. Anyone else throw a going away party this weekend? Mine was unreal, family, friends, lots of booze and lots of food. All I know is that after last night it's feeling a whole hell of a lot harder to leave.

I told everyone I don't want a going away party. I haven't had beer or pop in around 1 month since they're both unhealthy. But it's more exactly that, it'll just make it harder to leave.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #202 on: July 30, 2007, 13:32:16 »
Anybody coming out of montreal for august 20th bmq? Pretty easy drive for me lol!  looks like mostly southern Ontario....

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #203 on: July 30, 2007, 15:25:03 »
I myself had all these grand plans of getting in great shape before basic but then I realised this will be the last time for awhile I'll be able to hang out with friends and family so its been a bit of working out with a hangover.......figure I have to get used to suffering anyways so it works out, dont get me wrong though I'm in pretty decent shape anyways........had a couple parties this weekend, the guys party woohoo, then the everyone else party woohoo, needless to say I'm happy but these arse hole friends of mine are determined to get me out friday night but I dont think I'll be doin any drinking as I would like to have a brain my first day there, then well all have to wait for a few weeks till were unleashed on Montreal......anyways looking forward to meeting all of you crazy people who are in the same boat as me, see you there! ;D
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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #204 on: July 30, 2007, 16:44:43 »
Roger that, the friends are demanding the bars and the rippers Friday night... The train ride will be a sleepy one.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #205 on: July 30, 2007, 16:49:09 »
Ya one of my buddys has been trying to get me to have a going away party for some time now. Then yesterday he says Friday (the 3rd, the day before my flight) is a long weekend day so most of us won't be working and lured me out with paintball. So I'm going to have to disappear to avoid drinking excessively, haha. Not as bad as my one friend though who had a going away party the day before that went until 2 am and had to be at the airport at 7. Ya I'm looking forward to meeting all the crazy army.ca people too.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #206 on: July 31, 2007, 10:52:38 »
oh dont be such wipes, just go out :) You guys get to actually "sleep in", the train from windsor leaves at freaking 6am, and it said to be there at five. Now that sucks, lol.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #207 on: July 31, 2007, 10:54:49 »
I'm in the same boat as recruited on this one, I too had a plan of being in great shape for bmq. I didn't drink for months but now that Ive only got 19 days left Ive been drinking allot with Friends and family. And the fact i just turned 19 and get into bars without having to scrounge up someone Else's id doesn't help ether. but I'm in the best shape Ive been in my whole life. I'm doing allot of 2.4k runs to stretch out my lungs as much as possible before I leave on the 18Th. See you guys in st jean.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #208 on: July 31, 2007, 11:00:49 »
oh dont be such wipes, just go out :) You guys get to actually "sleep in", the train from windsor leaves at freaking 6am, and it said to be there at five. Now that sucks, lol.

Paintballing is going out  :) That does suck. The plane from Vancouver leaves at 9:10 am PST and arrives around 4 pm EST. So because of the time difference it's really not that long.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #209 on: July 31, 2007, 11:43:27 »
I'm going Comm. Research, starting on the 20th.
I'll be heading to St-Jean from North Bay but I am taking a pit stop in Ottawa for the weekend. If anybody else is taking the bus from Ottawa on the 19th, or anywhere else for that matter, and transferring from Ottawa to a Montreal bus, we could set something up. It would certainly make the bus/taxi ride less boring and might make the whole experience a little less stressful.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #210 on: August 01, 2007, 00:37:30 »
Paintballing is going out  :) That does suck. The plane from Vancouver leaves at 9:10 am PST and arrives around 4 pm EST. So because of the time difference it's really not that long.
Wait for it I'm going for BMOQ at the end of August plane leaves Victoria 2000 3 hour layover in Vancouver, arrives Dorval 0710

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #211 on: August 01, 2007, 02:40:47 »
A night flight? That's gonna suck too. At least you'll be able to sleep on the plane though.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #212 on: August 01, 2007, 03:00:28 »
exactly, no worse than my 22hr flight from Dubai a couple years ago (during OP Appollo) when my middle son was born

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #213 on: August 01, 2007, 03:06:16 »
For the guys leaving on the 4th, what else did you pack aside from the listed articles to bring? Did you bring extra clothes to wear for once we are able to leave base, mp3 player, heat rubs,  etc etc...

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #214 on: August 01, 2007, 03:11:54 »
If you packed enough civi clothing for 4 days it should cover you for your 2 day weekends when you are no longer confined to base, as for MP3 Player sure helps pass time while your polishing boots or sewing nametags into your underkeks but don't go overboard with the techno crap, even heat rubs and such, iffy, doesn't hurt but your personal box to store that stuff in is a shoe box.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #215 on: August 03, 2007, 15:01:22 »
I bought everything on the list already..... the only things I didn't buy were the coat hangers and the shoe shine kit.  They had CANEX listed beside them in the inventory list, so I figured they wanted us to buy it there...........?

But man, my bag is full with all that stuff I had to buy, not to mention clothes.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #216 on: August 03, 2007, 15:58:12 »
You managed to fit everything, including 4 pairs of shoes into one bag?

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #217 on: August 03, 2007, 17:02:21 »
For the guys leaving on the 4th, what else did you pack aside from the listed articles to bring? Did you bring extra clothes to wear for once we are able to leave base, mp3 player, heat rubs,  etc etc...

My sunglasses, haha.

Why do we need 4 pairs of shoes? Did I miss something?

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #218 on: August 03, 2007, 17:12:29 »
Well, I have two pairs of running shoes and one pair of casuals for the trip.  As well as all detergent, iron, alarm clock.....blah,blah....you have the same list.

I have all that in a big duffel bag and a regular sized backpack which I'll keep on the train.  As for extra clothes, I has a couple shorts, a couple pants (including the ones I'm wearing), 5 t's, a few sweaters, a couple of dress shirts and my leather jacket.  All my other clothing is in storage untill I'm done with all the training, so I hope I have enough.....

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #219 on: August 03, 2007, 17:15:22 »
Wow I packed light. I only brought what they said to bring so I have 2 carry on bags, but if I wanted to I could cram it in to one.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #220 on: August 03, 2007, 17:30:22 »
I brought all that because I don't have access to the rest of my clothes for almost a year...... maybe I'm bringing too much....I have no idea. 

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #221 on: August 03, 2007, 17:40:24 »
Well you'll have your uniform, haha.  :P If you packing for a year then I doubt you would have over packed, but they might ask in a not-so-polite way why you have so much.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #222 on: August 03, 2007, 17:49:23 »
I don't really think it's too much, but I guess that's open to interpretation....... and potentialy, as you said, a lot of yelling.  Do you happen to know if you're allowed to take vitamins and allergy pills there...... I get pretty sneezy without the Reactin.

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #223 on: August 03, 2007, 17:56:43 »
Hmm, i bought some extra stuff to help with the cleaning but i have 2 semi big duffle bags, and my backpack but thats pretty much empty. The backpack is more for stuff that i would like at hand during the trip there and for weekends off to carry stuff. For some reason it seems like i have too much to carry. I hope there is enough room to store it all.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2007, 18:06:38 by jdmoney »

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Re: Aug BMQ, Anyone else?
« Reply #224 on: August 03, 2007, 18:14:34 »
I know you need to have your prescription for medical stuff. I'm sure you can get some at Canex though, I heard they have "EVERYTHING" there. I'm sure that includes reactin and more cleaning supplies (ie. swiffer).

I'm pretty sure you'll have enough room to store it all. You have your room and then a seperate storage locker for your civi stuff which apparently they're not allowed to look in. So if you're bringing MP3 players and such I'd suggest "storing" it there.