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    Backpacking tents

    I picked up a Marmot Fortress 3P last year. I haven't tested this out in winter yet, but it's rated "3+" season, and got excellent reviews online for that purpose. Plenty of room for 2 humans and a sizeable dog, plus all your gear. Marmot Fortress 3P
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    Quick update: I attended the 2Int online info session. They're accepting applications for operators and have one officer position open, although they said they strongly preferred to commission from within the unit. I'm now waiting for them to get back to me to schedule an interview. They...
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    In seriousness, you do make great points. I'm not sure how interested I am in being on a ship (my swim skills are lacking), but Air Force sounds cozy. Although, I do want a position where I can get my hands dirty, so to speak. 2Int is pretty high-tempo and they expect you to be trained in a few...
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    I attended an information session with 2Int so far, which is the main gig I want.
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    I'm... not opposed to any of the army stuff you mentioned. :LOL: I can handle the yelling; cadets and working in neurosurgery prepped me well for that. I mean, who doesn't want a surgeon throwing instruments and screaming during trauma surgery at 3 am?
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    Brief update: I've made some decisions and have decided to go with reserves rather than reg at the moment. I've applied to intelligence and have an information session coming up, which I understand is the first step in their recruit process. Will provide further updates as they come.
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    Strength, Conditioning, Nutrition, Supplement Resources

    Here's a couple more things I've come across recently. 1. UF Pro - Guide to SF Assessment + Selection HUGE Disclaimer: Yeah, the guy talks about SF stuff, BUT the general principles of physical training apply to anyone looking to get military-specific fitness up to standard. Understanding...
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    Preparing for Basic

    Plenty of great information around on exactly this topic if you do a search through the forum. Start here: https://army.ca/forums/forums/physical-training-standards.75/
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    Life as an Armoured Officer

    Gonna bump this thread. The info is great. Can any experienced Armoured crew comment on what's changed with their trade in terms of training, work life, etc. in the last, oh... ten years? 😄
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    Did the TSD and a bunch of other paperwork today. I basically qualify for most of the officer positions, except engineering, pilot, and things that require some other specialized degrees. This isn’t helping my decision-making process any easier, though. Next steps are interview and medical. The...
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    I haven’t! But I was at the reg force recruiting office today and they told me intelligence...

    I haven’t! But I was at the reg force recruiting office today and they told me intelligence isn’t hiring.
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    No relationships to worry about, but I agree 100% a partner should be involved in the say.
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    Thank you, this is solid advice. The Sgt at the desk immediately suggested Naval Warfare Office, which admittedly does look very cool. I have a TSD next week. Let's see what they suggest for me. I've started the reg force recruiting process. If I opt for the reserves, I presume they'll inform...
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    Oh hey! That would be super. I'm in Toronto; where are you located?

    Oh hey! That would be super. I'm in Toronto; where are you located?
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    Advice on choosing an officer trade

    Thank you.. I just like to get my hands into a bunch of stuff because I'm curious. Ain't nothin' special. I'll investigate the Reserves next time I'm at the recruitment centre.
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