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How to fold 12X12 ( 30X30 )
« on: December 18, 2008, 18:37:24 »
hello im currently in week 5, and on christmas leave  ;D does anyone know any websites or where to find videos on how to fold everything 12x12 for the room inspections, i'm a complete failure at it or does anyone have any tips any help would be greatful.... thank you and merry xmas

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 18:38:47 »
Your floor tiles are likely 12" x 12"

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 18:49:29 »
We had a 12x12 cardboard cutout and folded our clothes around the cutouts.  Worked extremely well.  Its even better if the cutouts are maybe half an inch smaller because the clothes itself will fill in the extra half inch or inch.

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 18:51:12 »
hello im currently in week 5, and on christmas leave  ;D does anyone know any websites or where to find videos on how to fold everything 12x12 for the room inspections, i'm a complete failure at it or does anyone have any tips any help would be greatful.... thank you and merry xmas

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 18:58:45 »
yeah i tried that and the sgt. wasn't too impressed ??? i dont know maybe ill be revamped when i get back, i have been shown alot how to do it but someway somehow theres always something wrong, i hear they'll throw it even if its right though lol  

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 19:03:52 »
Your floor tiles are likely 12" x 12"

I completely agree, floor tiles were my best friend. And to keep everything neat and pretty, stack it and put in your barracks box, every time you take things out for inspection they will look like you pressed them. Good luck. :)

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2008, 17:21:29 »
To the OP, are you on the BMQ or BMOQ program? You should have a ruler that came with your CC-bag, and with that you can fold your raingear and long johns accordingly.

After a while anyway, you get to know how far you have to fold to get that measurement spot on. I graduated in Nov, and boy am I glad am out of there :-)

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 10:10:46 »
Folding rain gear??  That ought to be fun.   :P
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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 10:49:33 »
If it's for your plain green shirts fold it so that it is close to 12x12 and then use a ruler to get it perfected. When it is in a 12x12 shape, get some starch and spray it, then iron it in place. If you are having a lot of trouble with it, practice this at home once or twice (not on raingear) so you have it perfected when you go back. Don't keep this method to yourself, but rather help out all your buddies with this method as well. Good luck.

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 10:53:53 »
If you are having a lot of trouble with it, practice this at home once or twice (not on raingear) so you have it perfected when you go back.

I'd suggest against practicing during your break!  Have fun, don't think about basic, free up your mind, that way you'll go back fresh.  You'll have more than enough time to practice once you're back there....

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2008, 10:57:39 »
Oh by the way, not everything is 12x12, t-shirts are folded 7x7, socks are rolled with a smiley face showing, pt shorts and swimming trunks are folded with no measurements. Ironing is big and so is polishing your shoes and boots.

I left st jean just wearing the combat boots, my gortex were always my display boots, spit-shined to a point where you can see yourself in them like a mirror. Never had a problem with inpsection from day 1

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2008, 11:14:07 »
......., my gortex were always my display boots, spit-shined to a point where you can see yourself in them like a mirror. Never had a problem with inpsection from day 1

Since when did anyone Spit-shine combat boots?  Not only that, to do so would mean that you were using the WRONG polish on your gortex boots.
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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2008, 12:47:21 »
i spit shined my combat boots once....thats what happens when you have to go through Indoctrination again  ;D
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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2008, 12:49:55 »
i spit shined my combat boots once....thats what happens when you have to go through Indoctrination again  ;D

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2008, 13:49:51 »
dude just enjoy the xmas break, im duty plt. when i get back, i was supposed to read something about it (never did) I'm not stressing...

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2008, 19:55:56 »
As long as the items on top of each other line up most staff members don't care. I never had my things tossed because the stuff piled on top of each other was lined up perfectly around the sides. None of it was 12 x 12. It just looked nice.

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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2008, 20:04:40 »
As long as the items on top of each other line up most staff members don't care. I never had my things tossed because the stuff piled on top of each other was lined up perfectly around the sides. None of it was 12 x 12. It just looked nice.

You are in for a shock later on....... ::)

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2008, 20:44:00 »
You are in for a shock later on....... ::)

I don't see how. Most staff members don't actually care. St-Jean is pretty relaxed. I thought everyone was going to be pickier and tougher than they are. I don't know if I should really blame the staff members tho, the forces are hurting for people and the generation of people they are getting in is a group of delicate sensitive flowers... I've been told by staff members that the groups of kids they've been getting in lately is pretty bad. A lot of entitlement and overall lack of braincells (Girl VRed because she couldn't keep her cat with her, etc). If you can get your stuff at least looking nice, they leave you a lone because compared to the majority of the other people, you're Einstein. For example, the last platoon I was on had people with unmarked kit (after being caught three times earlier that week), stained shirts and dirty underwear on display, no one knew how to fold their socks or t-shirts, couldn't call the platoon commander by the right rank and there was constantly crap stains in the toilette... in week 6, and we were doing better than our sister platoon. The group of officer cadets they graduated a few weeks back couldn't even do drill, they messed everything up on their grad parade. The staff members are too frustrated to care if your stuff is off by half an inch. As long as it looks nice, they're happy.

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2008, 20:47:38 »
I don't see how.

It is not your fault. You have 6 minutes in the military so i dont expect you to understand. Your lack of attention to details NOW, will cost you later. Trust me.

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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2008, 20:52:28 »
...For example, the last platoon I was on ...

"Last platoon"?  You were on more then one?  Recourse?
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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2008, 20:54:34 »
I'm guessing the one from Bordem Borden
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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2008, 20:58:04 »
So it would seem Grinch:

Borden, arriving sept 6, starting on the 8th.

Didn't read through all of her posts, but that one certainly leads me to think she was going to be in Borden.  So the info on St. Jean was obtained......how??
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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2008, 20:59:39 »
Heard it from a friend that had a cousin that knew someone who went there  ;D
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Re: how to fold everything 12x12 for room inspection(help!)
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2008, 21:00:18 »
"Last platoon"?  You were on more then one?  Recourse?

Yes, recourse. I went to Borden initially, then RFT, then went on platoon and then to PAT after an injury.

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« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2008, 21:01:43 »
Yes, recourse. I went to Borden initially, then RFT, then went on platoon and then to PAT after an injury.

Oh now i understand. You are an authority on how to properly do things in the CF.

My mistake.