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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 Corporal / 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.

FALL KIT LIST

 T-Shirts (x3)

 Pants (NO jeans; something that dries quick)

 Shorts (x2)

 Underwear (x3)

 Cotton Socks (x3)

 Running Shoes

 Hiking Boots

 Sweater

Rain gear (coat/pants)

 Toothbrush & Toothpaste

 Deodorant

 Wash Cloth and Soap OR Baby Wipes

 Bath Towel

 Shaving Kit (males)

 Hair products (females)

 Feminine hygiene products (females)

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

HEALTH CARD (must have in possession to participate in the exercise)

 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/Headlamp

Toque and gloves (if desired)

 Watershoes (must have in order to participate in the canoeing activity)

 Cadet 2-Layer Jacket

 Wool Socks (x3)

SPRING KIT LIST

C5 Uniform

C7 Uniform

 Beret

 Toque

 Cadet 2-Layer Jacket

 Wool Socks (x3)

 T-Shirts (x3)

 Pants (NO jeans; something that dries quick in case your FTUs get wet)

 Underwear (x3)

 Cotton Socks (x4)

 Running Shoes (must bring even with wearing FTUs)

 Sweater

 Rain gear (jacket and pants)

 Toothbrush & Toothpaste

 Deodorant

 Wash Cloth and Soap OR Baby Wipes

 Bath Towel

 Shaving Kit (males)

 Hair products (females)

 Feminine hygiene products (females)

 Prescribed medication, if applicable. Only bring the amount required for the FTX. Please place in a ziplock bag with the cadet's name, name of medication and timings for when medications are to be taken. Do not bring Advil, Tylenol, ect.

 Health Card (must have or you cannot participate in the FTX)

 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

 Cadet 2-Layer Jacket

 Wool Socks (x3)

 Scarf

 Winter Gloves (x2)

 Snow pants

 T-Shirts (x2)

 Pants (NO 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

 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

ITEMS THAT WILL BE ISSUED ON THE FTX

The following items will be issued to the cadets for use on the FTX:

-Sleeping bag with liner
- Air mattress
- Poncho (if heavy rain)

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)