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  1. Pitohui

    CF Hair Regulations - superthread [MERGED]

    I've found no definitive answers regarding ponytails: are they allowed? If so do they follow the same rules as a braid regarding the maximum length being to the top of the armpit or are they considered a conservative hairstyle and permitted so long as it does not extend past the lower edge of...
  2. Pitohui

    Packing for Basic [MERGED]

    I was looking for an up to date list of items besides the required kit to bring as in tips for preparing for inspection, I find a few items scattered across the forums including things that instructors are on the look out for like the smell of hair spray for boot polish. Things I've found...
  3. Pitohui

    Packing for Basic [MERGED]

    I'll be flying in, I'll just have my Swiss rucksack for my supps and if they toss it into storage, so be it; better to have them and can't use them than to be allowed to use them and not have them, worse case I'll have them for Land Course or occupation training in case I'll be allowed then and...
  4. Pitohui

    Packing for Basic [MERGED]

    When I was talking to the recruiters about the supplement powders and vitamins, etc. they said that "things are changing regarding fitness and nutrition so it shouldn't be a problem"
  5. Pitohui

    Packing for Basic [MERGED]

    Was just hoping for some input on the current kit list: - We're to bring one bath towel, then buy another at CANEX, is our civi towel just used until we get one from CANEX therefore bring a cheap one to dispose of after? Or does it matter which towel we use day to day meaning it would be a good...
  6. Pitohui

    Materials Technician (Welders) Questions

    If you're getting the college degree or certificate out of your own pocket before joining then it would have an advantage over untrained applicants in the recruiting process and can give you a signing bonus. Having the CWB/DOL tickets have no value in the military, different jurisdictions, on...
  7. Pitohui

    BMQ 2019 - Regular Force

    Right now I just wear something casual that is comfortable and nonrestrictive, as for the civi clothing I was only planning to bring what was listed on the Joining Instructions, two pairs of casual pants, two athletic shirts etc., etc. I just literally don't have anything other than like three...
  8. Pitohui

    BMQ 2019 - Regular Force

    I've never had an issue with the dress code in the professional background I come from so I honestly don't know where the line is between business casual and too casual is, that's why I'm here looking for input, grey camo and the green cargo pants from the picture I posted before was suitable...
  9. Pitohui

    BMQ 2019 - Regular Force

    Compared to jeans or dress pants they would be much more preferable, I'm just interested whether or not there will be any issue wearing something casual instead of something dressy at BMQ until issued my kit. Also would athletic pants be acceptable when it says athletic shorts on joining...
  10. Pitohui

    BMQ 2019 - Regular Force

    I was talking to some of the recruiters after my enrolment ceremony and was told that a lot of combat oriented training, weapons handling was reduced as it more than what is needed for purple trades and will be made up in occupational training for the more combat specializing trades. I was...
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