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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #725 on: March 31, 2019, 19:11:10 »
Straight razors, shavettes or double sided safety razors. Yes or no.

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1 Razor with blades (non disposable)

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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #726 on: April 01, 2019, 07:58:24 »
For reference to the discussion,

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But by that standard and definition a straight razor and or a shavette/ safety razor would be applicable. My guess is theres an underlying rule that says no but I want to make sure.

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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #727 on: April 01, 2019, 08:25:26 »
I was talking about threads,like the ones on your uniform or the ones you will use to sew labels with. I’m pretty sure those are exempt from QR&O 103.48.

The bayonet won’t cut paracord wither without some serious sawing and elbow grease.

I was trying to make a joke, my problem is I'm not very funny. That said the CAF could probably still find a way to charge someone for cutting or burning uniform threads if they wanted to.

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« Reply #728 on: April 02, 2019, 18:36:48 »
What’s the procedure with prescription inserts? I have -1, and I provided my prescription during medical. I don’t really need the inserts cuz I see well in my opinion. Is that mandatory to get them during your BMQ or you can avoid getting them not to waste money. Will they ask people about inserts or they will have them ready without your participation?

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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #729 on: April 02, 2019, 19:04:09 »
What’s the procedure with prescription inserts? I have -1, and I provided my prescription during medical. I don’t really need the inserts cuz I see well in my opinion. Is that mandatory to get them during your BMQ or you can avoid getting them not to waste money. Will they ask people about inserts or they will have them ready without your participation?

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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #730 on: April 02, 2019, 19:13:14 »
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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #731 on: April 02, 2019, 19:34:47 »
What’s the procedure with prescription inserts? I have -1, and I provided my prescription during medical. I don’t really need the inserts cuz I see well in my opinion. Is that mandatory to get them during your BMQ or you can avoid getting them not to waste money. Will they ask people about inserts or they will have them ready without your participation????

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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #732 on: April 02, 2019, 19:40:36 »
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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #733 on: April 02, 2019, 20:00:17 »
Sorry, my bad. Inserts are kinda small glasses that go inside your ballistics and gas mask (that’s what I have been told by CFRC). My question is: is that mandatory to wear your glasses if you are more than fine without them ? Are they gonna check your vision again during the BMQ to determine whether you need glasses or not ?
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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #734 on: April 02, 2019, 20:51:26 »
Sorry, my bad. Inserts are kinda small glasses that go inside your ballistics and gas mask (that’s what I have been told by CFRC). My question is: is that mandatory to wear your glasses if you are more than fine without them ? Are they gonna check your vision again during the BMQ to determine whether you need glasses or not ?

Oh! Wow, learn something new every day. (I didn’t get my glasses until well after leaving CFLRS, so that option never applied to me.) Someone else will have to chime in, but AFAIK you still have to bring your prescription with you and staff will take care of whoever needs what during the applicable day...including those I guess.
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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #735 on: April 18, 2019, 19:34:27 »
Hi,

Where it mentions a bag, (day pack). Is there anything against a framed hiking bag? I got given one for free and I was going to use it.

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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #736 on: April 18, 2019, 20:46:50 »
Hi,

Where it mentions a bag, (day pack). Is there anything against a framed hiking bag? I got given one for free and I was going to use it.

Thank you,

Turner
Probably overkill. If you're flying in you will have to pay extra for baggage weight. Tbh I got a small 24" duffel bag and a 3day backpack. One for checked baggage and another for carry on. You shouldn't need to bring much because most things you can get through canex.

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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #737 on: April 19, 2019, 09:46:31 »
Sorry, my bad. Inserts are kinda small glasses that go inside your ballistics and gas mask (that’s what I have been told by CFRC). My question is: is that mandatory to wear your glasses if you are more than fine without them ? Are they gonna check your vision again during the BMQ to determine whether you need glasses or not ?

It's up to you but it's not mandatory to wear your glasses. There's a non-mandatory vision check if you want new pairs of free glasses and the insert for the ballistic glasses while at basic.
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Re: Packing for Basic [MERGED]
« Reply #738 on: May 01, 2019, 12:49:51 »
Probably overkill. If you're flying in you will have to pay extra for baggage weight. Tbh I got a small 24" duffel bag and a 3day backpack. One for checked baggage and another for carry on. You shouldn't need to bring much because most things you can get through canex.

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According to CANFORGEN 110/14, Air Canada will allow CAF members to take up to three bags (up to 32kg each) free of charge and West Jet will allow four bags.  Personnel traveling to Basic Training are CAF members.  The trouble, however, is they likely don't have ID cards yet.  They will have travel documents though, so it may be worthwhile asking for this benefit when checking in.  However, don't fight the counter staff if they don't allow it (the rules do say you need an ID card).  It's not their fault.

Having said this, if you end up having to pay for baggage, and you're only bringing those items you were told to bring, keep your receipt and you should be reimbursed on your travel claim.
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Does a Fitbit Count as a Waterproof Sports Watch for BMQ?
« Reply #739 on: July 31, 2019, 12:47:02 »
Good morning,

Looking through my list for what I need to pack for BMQ and on the list is "1 water resistant sport watch". Does anyone know offhand if a Fitbit is acceptable?

Thank you in advance
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Re: Does a Fitbit Count as a Waterproof Sports Watch for BMQ?
« Reply #740 on: July 31, 2019, 13:26:11 »
Good morning,

Looking through my list for what I need to pack for BMQ and on the list is "1 water resistant sport watch". Does anyone know offhand if a Fitbit is acceptable?

Thank you in advance

Is it waterproof?

Are you going to be okay if you break it on course?

If you answered "No" to either one of these questions then a Fitbit is not acceptable.  I recommend getting a cheapo digital watch that has an alarm and a timer on it.
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Re: Does a Fitbit Count as a Waterproof Sports Watch for BMQ?
« Reply #741 on: July 31, 2019, 15:04:26 »
Good morning,

Looking through my list for what I need to pack for BMQ and on the list is "1 water resistant sport watch". Does anyone know offhand if a Fitbit is acceptable?

Thank you in advance

Your fitbit will not make it through course. Don't chance it. Buy a low-end Timex (approx. $40 at Walmart). It will sustain any impact, scuffing, water/rain and other general abuse it's guaranteed to encounter. Good luck!
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Re: Does a Fitbit Count as a Waterproof Sports Watch for BMQ?
« Reply #742 on: July 31, 2019, 15:09:46 »
Buy a low-end Timex (approx. $40 at Walmart). It will sustain any impact, scuffing, water/rain and other general abuse it's guaranteed to encounter.

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