How very anecdotal.
I've seen lots of non-zippered boots fail and I've seen troops overseas wear zippered boots with no problems. And that was through constant patrolling and hikes in the mountains.
I don't like zippered boots personally but I get a kick out of all this uproar in regards to them.
I was being facetious. What I was saying was that I could finally become a worthy NCO by having a charge on my pers file.
Although I believe politics do play a part, I think that it's a little grandiose to equate the CAF's boot contracts to votes. That's a serious stretch.
First of all...
Actually buds, I didn't pay any attention to the date of your post.
I had clicked on the thread seeing it had new responses and the first thing I saw was your post which contained a common misconception (to which I responded).
I'm glad it caused you enough distress to feel the need to respond...
Just to clarify... reservists have the same chance of getting the ICU as anyone else. Clothing stores is clothing stores. When you go in to exchange your pants/shirt, you will be given whatever is available, regardless of component.
The clothing stores I've been dealing with has been issuing...
Not only that... when some DLR clown has you trialing something that has effectively been his baby for months or years, and you tell them it's crap, they tend to ignore you and tell you how you're using it wrong.
Well, when it come to boots anyway... I really don't understand where this is an issue. I've never been anywhere in the last 7 years, other than basic training, where a single person once mentioned anything about non-issued boots.
If it's a problem in Quebec, I guess that's because, well, Quebec.
I have spent a lot of my life battling to keep diesels running in the cold. I do not have a ton of experience with anything new other than the new pick up trucks. If there's a diesel that's as reliable in the cold and easy to start as a gasoline engine, that's (good) news to me.
When I said...