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FIELD TRAINING EXERCISES (FTXs)

Preparing for the field

KIT LIST

Packing for an exercise is important. You want to have the right gear to be safe and comfortable.

Review the kit list a few weeks before the FTX. Make sure you have everything you need before you start packing. If you are unsure about something, speak to your Chain of Command (your Master Bombardier / Sergeant / Warrant Officer).

You may need to adjust the kit list for weather. If the forecast is calling for three days of rain, it may be a good idea to bring an extra rain jacket.

Make sure your kit is packed up the Thursday before the exercise. Then, as soon as you come home from school all you need to do is take a shower, get dressed into your uniform, eat supper, and come to the rendezvous point.

SPRING / FALL KIT LIST

C5 Uniform

C7 Uniform

 Beret

 Tilley Hat

 Toque

 Sweater

 Cadet 2-Layer Jacket

 Wool Socks (x3)

 T-Shirts (x2)

 Pants (Avoid jeans if you can; something that dries quick (in case your FTUs get wet)

 Underwear (x3)

 Cotton Socks (x3)

 Running Shoes

 Toothbrush & Toothpaste

 Deodorant

 Wash Cloth and Soap OR Baby Wipes

 Bath Towel

 Flip-flops

 Shaving Kit (males)

 Hair products (females)

 Feminine hygiene products (females)

 Prescribed medication, if applicable. Do not bring Advil, Tylenol, ect.

 Health Card

 Sleeping Bag

 One person Air Mattress / Sleeping Pad

 Ruck Sack OR Duffle Bag (line it with a garbage bag)

 Chapstick / Lip balm

 Sunscreen & Bug Spray

 Sunglasses

 Notebook & Pencil

 Reusable Water bottle (ie. Nalgene bottle)

 Travel mug

 Flashlight

WINTER FTX KIT LIST

C5 Uniform

 Beret

 Toque

 Sweater

 Cadet 2-Layer Jacket

 Wool Socks (x3)

 Scarf

 Winter Gloves (x2)

 Snow pants

 T-Shirts (x2)

 Pants (avoid jeans)

 Underwear (x3) - long underwear is best

 Extra Sweater - fleece is best

 Cotton Socks (x3)

 Winter Boots

 Running Shoes

 Toothbrush & Toothpaste

 Deodorant

 Wash Cloth and Soap OR Baby Wipes

 Bath Towel

 Flip-flops

 Shaving Kit (males)

 Hair products (females)

 Feminine hygiene products (females)

 Prescribed medication, if applicable. Do not bring Advil, Tylenol, ect.

 Health Card

 Sleeping Bag

 One person Air Mattress / Sleeping Pad

 Ruck Sack OR Duffle Bag (line it with a garbage bag)

 Chapstick / Lip balm

 Sunscreen – sun reflects off snow

 Sunglasses

 Notebook & Pencil

 Reusable Water bottle (ie. Nalgene bottle)

 Travel mug

 Flashlight

DO NOT BRING

Canadian Armed Forces issued clothing. Cadets are not permitted to wear CADPAT clothing. (Cadets are permitted to bring/use a CADPAT small pack.)

Anything contrary to the Cadet Code of Conduct (ie. Illegal drugs, pornography, alcohol, tobacco products, etc)

 Electronic Devices (laptops, iPads, cellphones, etc). Senior cadets (Sergeants and up) are permitted cellphones for duty related work.

 Knives (Multi-tools that have a blade smaller than your hand are permitted)