Good post.canucksnation said:If going on Reserves BMQ, ask permission first before bringing/wearing (let alone purchasing) your own Gucci non issued kit like boots, gloves, small pack. I had bought my own boots and gloves, but was not allowed to wear them until we did the field portion for BMQ and Land.
Likewise for Reserves BMQ, I did two separate BMQ (one for a weekend and the other was full time in the summer), no issues bringing and having a cell phone on you. But DON'T ever use it unless you and the platoon are on your 'own time'. Good idea to have snacks and change to buy snacks or a cold pop if there's a vending machine (never know when you get served rock hard pork mess for dinner or you had a long hot day of training and a cold pop is as close as it gets to a beer). For the field, get a headlamp with the red light. These things will do wonders if you are setting up a hootchie when it's pitch dark. Also get a mirror (how else you going to apply cam paint and shave) from the camping section at Canadian Tires or MEC.
And finally, get a bore snake, carbon scraper (https://www.google.ca/search?q=carbon+scraper+ar+15&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAhrG705bWAhXBjJQKHeUfDP8Q_AUICigB&biw=1046&bih=635), and a empty spray bottle to fill it up with CLP. If you do a Reserves BMQ, you won't have much of your 'own time' to clean your weapon, your other kit, and study before inspection next morning. A bore snake will do wonders in cleaning your bore in a matter of 5x pulls of the bore snake vs. endless pulls of swab pads to clear out the carbon. Likewise a carbon scraper will get the hardened carbon off the bolt carrier group much faster than the brushes provided in the cleaning kit issued. And why pour CLP from a bottle when you can evenly spray it over the parts?
BeyondTheNow said:Not quite sure how to interpret your tone there...frustration towards the answer I provided or frustration with the optometrists' office or both...
In any event, you asked, I answered. Staff might not make a big deal, but it saves the optometrist there some work.
FYI ref your lasik. I haven't read your previous posts, so don't know when you're heading to BMQ. But you absolutely have to inform your CoC when the time comes/wherever you are that you're getting the procedure done. There's actually a medical policy on it and it says you "have a duty to consult" your CoC. Being that you'd be in the training phase of your career, that can affect things in certain instances and you could risk getting removed from a course. Anyway, there are proper channels that have to be followed and there's also the possibility of being put on a category afterwards. Just a heads up...
FlyLikeAnEagle said:I do swear alot so i'll work on that...one day at a time.
FlyLikeAnEagle said:I'm grateful for your answer. I know it was my fault for waiting but seriously i didn't think it'd be a cause for concern. Its one photocopy. I even offered her money to photocopy.
Guess i better learn a new vocabulary before enlistment. I do swear alot so i'll work on that...one day at a time. I quit drinking & smoking..i'm sure i can give up the f's and shots.
Que sera sera.
Bonaccorsog said:Gum... i didn't see it on the prohibited list and tends to be an iffy item. If allowed i plan to bring or have shipped enough for bmq.
1. Does anyone see gum being taking away or not allowed.
Personnel in uniform shall
comport themselves in a manner which projects a
positive military appearance. Behaviour such as
chewing gum, slouching, placing hands in pockets,
smoking or eating on the street and walking hand in
hand, is forbidden. This instruction’s objective is to
project an image of a disciplined and self-controlled
Kaiserschlact 1918 said:I'm having a heck of a time finding a white toothbrush/soap case; went to Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Dollarama and couldn't find one. So I ordered one off amazon but when it came in the mail I found it wasn't white but translucent. Does anyone know somewhere that for sure sells toothbrush/soap cases?
FinnO25 said:Hey everyone, just a quick question about the winter jacket, is it okay if it has a logo on it? I got it from a previous job, and it has the companies logo on it. So I am just wondering if I would catch hell for having it?
Matthard said:I am not sure if these questions has been answered, there is alot of posts here;
Matthard said:is body wash acceptable?
Matthard said:Also a multi tool was recommended on a previous post, would that not be considered a restricted item as it would contain a knife?
Matthard said:Will there be a storage area for this after is unloaded to my locker/desk.
paleomedic said:You can wash yourself with whatever you like but you will have a bar of soap and a soap dish in your layout. The staff will check the bar of soap to make sure it has been used, so at least use it to wash your hands once in a while.
Most of your supplies/clothes will stay in your suitcase in the storage room while you are at BMQ. After the first week you will have your uniform issued.
As for te multitool, we were not allowed on my platoon. But different rules for different platoons.
BeyondTheNow said:And there are others who openly encourage ‘ghost kits.’