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  1. Canuck10

    Ever try Kydex inserts?

    I know this is a really old post, but I figured it'd be better to weigh in on this one/revive it than start a new one and clog up the system. Mods, let me know if I'm out of line. I've tried out the Esstac KYWI Kydex inserts on ex in Canada and the US extensively in the past few months, and I...
  2. Canuck10

    US Air Force SOF Fitness Program

    I definitely agree about the usefulness of weightlifting, especially compound moves, and have found that increased strength has helped me significantly. This program could be used, then, by someone who is already quite strong (maybe someone with a background in football or powerlifting) and...
  3. Canuck10

    US Air Force SOF Fitness Program

    Hi all, not sure if this is the right place for this or if it's not appropriate, but here's a general fitness program I've found and wanted to share. It's from AFSOC (Air Force Special Ops Command) with the goal of getting candidates for CCT/SOWT/PJ selection physically fit to meet SOF fitness...
  4. Canuck10

    Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS

    Makes sense, thanks Kat.
  5. Canuck10

    Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS

    Thanks everyone, I'll most likely go with NEOS in that case.
  6. Canuck10

    Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS

    Hi all, as winter approaches I'm looking into ways of keeping my feet/lower legs dry. A fair amount of people in my unit have NEOS overboots, but I've heard mixed things about them. I'm looking at either a pair of NEOS, or a set of Goretex gaiters to pair with my waterproof Lowa Z-8s. Gaiters...
  7. Canuck10

    32 Combat Engineer Regiment Any Members?

    I wouldn't recommend showing up unannounced as you need an escort to bring you in. I'll have the appropriate email shortly for you via PM.
  8. Canuck10

    32 Combat Engineer Regiment Any Members?

    ACE_Engineer, I'm getting in touch with recruiting staff from 32 CER about your issue. The unit's been recruiting pretty aggressively as of late and I imagine they'll be happy to hear about your interest. I'll PM you contact info when I receive it.
  9. Canuck10

    Mortar Gloves - rashes

    garb811, not to worry, I didn't communicate that in my original post. I've also seen (and smelled) plenty of people who never wash their kit eitherĀ  ???
  10. Canuck10

    Mortar Gloves - rashes

    Will do. Thanks for the advice.
  11. Canuck10

    Mortar Gloves - rashes

    Thanks for the tip, but I've washed them after every ex/course I've been on. Still black, not rancid. I think it's just fading. The PI problem is not helped by the washing either. I was only asking so as not to be a pain in the @$$ for the supply techs, I guess I should've been more clear in my...
  12. Canuck10

    Mortar Gloves - rashes

    Alright, I will. You're right, section attacks through a field of PI can't have helped... thanks for the advice guys.
  13. Canuck10

    Mortar Gloves - rashes

    Hello all, Whenever I wear my issue mortar gloves for any length of time, I get a terrible rash on my wrists/top of hand. It goes away, then returns whenever I put the gloves back on. I have a pair of Mechanix work gloves, but wearing them is not an option as I'm going on DP1 shortly. Does...
  14. Canuck10

    PT preparation for Combat Engineer DP1

    Thanks Kat, you're right. I know it's going to suck one way or the other but I always appreciate any advice :)
  15. Canuck10

    PT preparation for Combat Engineer DP1

    Thanks for the input guys, I'll definitely include more grip work/farmers carries etc. Been hearing all kinds of stuff like "I could do 50 push ups when I went on course but it wasn't enough..." so I've been preparing for the absolute worst, but I won't stress too much :)
  16. Canuck10

    PT preparation for Combat Engineer DP1

    Thanks mariomike, as usual I appreciate the quick and helpful reply! I've looked through those threads before, but was unable to find anything about the CJIRU plan.
  17. Canuck10

    PT preparation for Combat Engineer DP1

    Hello all, I'm most likely going to be heading to Gagetown in May for my DP1 PRes Combat Engineer course. I've been working on building up my fitness base since completion of BMQ and BMQ-L, but would welcome any input on how to prepare for my upcoming course. (If this is in the wrong section or...
  18. Canuck10

    Transferring to another unit (RESERVE)

    No worries! I appreciate all the help. No word on the status of the memo I submitted yet but my CoC has been very helpful and supportive. :remembrance:
  19. Canuck10

    Transferring to another unit (RESERVE)

    Everyone, thanks for the detailed responses. Yes, I have contacted a recruiter with the unit I wish to join. As I am not DP1 qualified, I believe my situation does not fall under "VOT" but "VOR" - Occupational Reassignment, not Transfer. Unfortunately Lumber, I like the Army too much ;)
  20. Canuck10

    Transferring to another unit (RESERVE)

    You're right, no one in my CoC is familiar with the process. Everyone from my section commander to OR staff to recruiting staff at the unit I hope to join has very little idea of what comes next. Haven't gotten a CFAO yet but have submitted my memo to the OR at the direction of my section commander.
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