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Around the summer time in 06 I decided I wanted to join the Army Reserve here in Canada and so I applied. In December I was finally accepted and officially sworn in. At the start of January I started my BMQ (Basic Military Qualification) Which I did during the weekends. However the day I was booked in to get my equipment there was a huge blizzard and I was unable to get it. So I have had to wait until today to get my gear. Well finally after allot of waiting I got everything! And I mean everything!



This is everything I was issued. Now I just have to go through everything and get it all labeled and organized. And of course as you can see my cat took the opportunity to lie down on my stuff the second I brought it home.
 

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jfrolang said:
You did basic on the weekends? :shock: That's relaxed right there. I guess it goes without saying that the US training is much more intense.
He's in the reserves, big difference. Full time is 2-3 months of basic training, plus whatever training you require/want afterwards. Canadian military is equal to the US in my opinion. Except we don't flex our military muscle unless we have too...and even then we shouldn't really have too.
 

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In the US all training is the same, regardless of being a reservist or full-time active duty. We all trained together. It makes me feel more confident in the 'weekend warriors' knowing that they've been subjected to the same military education as the rest of us.

I don't want this to turn into a US vs. Canada thread though, so Good Luck with your endeavor man.
 

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In the US all training is the same, regardless of being a reservist or full-time active duty. We all trained together. It makes me feel more confident in the 'weekend warriors' knowing that they've been subjected to the same military education as the rest of us.

I don't want this to turn into a US vs. Canada thread though, so Good Luck with your endeavor man.
Neither do i. But I will say that our guys are just as qualified as yours. We might train different but we learn the same thing. Hell, you can do the army as a part time job and school during the week. It's very good for alot of poor people with a good mind.

Think you can get more gear? Wouldn't mind some of that stuff for paintballing :p .
 

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Well I just got back from weekend two of my nine weekend course. Normally our training is done all at once during a summer course. But they realized that it would be just as good to do some beginner courses during weekends.
Also I don't think that a weekend course is easier than a course that you stayed on for the whole time.
In fact I think this one is harder. Being that we have to pack up all out of stuff each weekend and take it all home and then bring it back and set it all up again the next week. And it drags out a short course like BMQ into a very long course which takes four months to complete. Also since you leave for the week you can easily forget little things that you learned on the weekend. Lastly everytime you start a weekend you have to get out of the civie mindset and back into the millitary way of thinking. Oh and also you have to juggle it with your school/work...

So I would have to say that this course in lots of ways is just as hard if not harder than a course that would normally just go for a straight month.

But anyways yea who else on here is or was in some sort of military institution?
 

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FooFighter said:
Well I just got back from weekend two of my nine weekend course. Normally our training is done all at once during a summer course. But they realized that it would be just as good to do some beginner courses during weekends.
Also I don't think that a weekend course is easier than a course that you stayed on for the whole time.
In fact I think this one is harder. Being that we have to pack up all out of stuff each weekend and take it all home and then bring it back and set it all up again the next week. And it drags out a short course like BMQ into a very long course which takes four months to complete. Also since you leave for the week you can easily forget little things that you learned on the weekend. Lastly everytime you start a weekend you have to get out of the civie mindset and back into the millitary way of thinking. Oh and also you have to juggle it with your school/work...

So I would have to say that this course in lots of ways is just as hard if not harder than a course that would normally just go for a straight month.

But anyways yea who else on here is or was in some sort of military institution?
Ohh yea. Comming in for 2 days and knowing you get to leave on Sunday is waaay worse than being stuck in training for 10 weeks solid. It's much more realistic too.. cause if they ship you out to war you get to come home every week..right? I dunno... I think a lot of the training is psychological... and you just can't recreate the experience in a weekend. I mean I'm down with the technical training being on weekends (like if you're going to fix tanks... you can do that training on the weekends). But with combat training I personally feel it's better to do it all at once. But then that's just my opinion. It often differs from others :)

I guess it always seems harder to the people doing it thier way.
 

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Robb said:
Canada has an army ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thats what i thought.
 

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Do or die for the Core. Ah, I almost have joined too many times just from sitting around watching FMJ and a few other choice movies. But I may be a bit crazy.

Good luck with the Canuk Nat'l Reserves, never heard much about them. I do know Canada had some tough [something better than booya] guys in WWII but my knowledge of Canadian militaria stops about there :)
 
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