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How To Simulate Life in the Canadian Army From Your Own Home der=0

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  1. Anakha1

    Anakha1 Banned

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    How To Simulate Life in the Canadian Army From Your Own Home

    Want to be a soldier, but really don't want to commit precious years of your life? Here are some easy ways to simulate exactly what it's like to be a Canadian soldier!

    FIELD LIFE
    Surround yourself with people who smoke like chimneys, drink like fish, *****/whine/complain about EVERYTHING, and use foul language that would make a teamster blush.

    Pack three days worth of clothes and toiletries. Live in your backyard for two weeks. Go into the house only once in that two weeks to shower.

    Dig a hole in your back yard and live in it. Allow no direct contact with your family. Your only means of communication should be with letters that your neighbours have held for at least three weeks, discarding two of five.

    Every two days, fill in the hole, move to another part of the yard and dig another hole. Every time you are approximately half-way through digging the hole, have somebody come buy, compliment you on the fine hole you've dug and tell you to fill it in and dig it somewhere else.

    Always dig a hole next to the hole you're living in. This is your toilet. Re-dig the hole every time your move your living hole. Fill in the old hole and it with a "Foul Ground" sign. Have somebody remove the sign while you're not looking.

    Collect a jar-full of ants, dirt, various bugs and mosquitos. Pour them down the back of your shirt.

    Have week old fruit and vegetables delivered to your back yard and wait two weeks before eating them.

    If it doesn't rain, turn on the sprinklers.

    If you're incredibly tired and fed-up one night, stand guard duty in your hole from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. Don't sleep at all that day.

    Sleep for only twenty minutes at a time. No matter how tired you are.

    Cook your meals over sterno. Prepare all meals blindfolded using all the spices you can grope for, or none at all. Leave to sit and turn ice cold. Eat everything in three minutes. After eating, run two kilometers.

    Buy two rolls of toilet paper. Ensure one of these two rolls is wet all the time.

    Run around your yard, periodically throwing yourself to the ground and crawling for at least 20 meters -- or smack your shins, knees and elbows with a hammer.

    For two days in a row, walk 10 kilometers without stopping. Wear a back pack with fifty-five pounds of weight in it. ***** and whine the whole way.

    When making sandwiches, leave the bread out for six days, or until it is hard and stale.

    Have one meal a week served to you floating in it's own grease in a large cooler or similar insulated container. Serve coffee, juice and other beverages the same way.

    GARRISON LIFE
    Surround yourself with people who smoke like chimneys, drink like fish, *****/whine/complain about EVERYTHING, and use foul language that would make a teamster blush.

    Wear only military uniforms. Even though nobody cares, clean and press one dress uniform and wear it for 20 minutes.

    Ask for equipment or articles of clothing you really need, have somebody tell you that you're not entitled to it. Walk away.

    Have your spouse whine about how you're always on deployment.

    Whenever you're bored, get drunk. Be bored often.

    Study the owner's manual for all household appliances. Routinely take an appliance apart, clean it and put it back together.

    Start a project, any project. Have somebody continually stop by and make stupid suggestions to make the job "easier". Say "yes sir" and do it the way they told you to do it. After they leave, go back to doing it the right way.

    Repaint your vehicle every month, whether it needs it or not.

    Move every two years. Whether you want to or not. When you get to a place you really hate, stay there for fifteen years.

    Replace all your appliances and furniture with those which are outdated, in need of constant repair or dangerous to use. Do more with them than you would if they were new.

    If you have nothing to do, clean something that doesn't need cleaning.

    PEACEKEEPING
    Surround yourself with people who smoke like chimneys, drink like fish, *****/whine/complain about EVERYTHING, and use foul language that would make a teamster blush.

    Have two neighbours start a fight. Get in between them and have them hit you instead of each other.

    After the neighbours have hit you several times have them calm down. Have another, much larger person, pretend to be your ally and piss the neighbours off again (by pretending to bomb their houses and basically bully them around) and start them fighting. Repeat the above.

    Ask the "feuding" neighbours to throw rocks at you and call you names every time they see you, because of what the larger person did to their homes.

    Bring the neighbours medical supplies, food and blankets. Have them slam the door in your face without saying thank you, because the much larger person bombed their houses. Get some of them to say thank you, have the much larger person tell you to never bring them that stuff again.

    TRAINING ENVIRONMENT
    Surround yourself with people who smoke like chimneys, drink like fish, *****/whine/complain about EVERYTHING, and use foul language that would make a teamster blush.

    Run. Run a lot. Once in the morning, once at noon and once before supper. Run at least five kilometers each time, singing inane songs and pretending you really want to do this.

    Stand to attention in a parking lot in the hot sun for five hours, or until you pass out and fall face first into the asphalt. Have somebody yell at you the entire time. Have this same person nitpick at you incessantly and then fine you $50.00 and confine you to your room for a week, coming out only to go tot he bathroom, shower, or eat.

    Have somebody yell at you every time you're stupid enough go outside without a hat on, slouch, or put your hands in your pockets.

    Cut your hair weekly, making it shorter each time, until you look bald or look like you lost a fight with a demented sheep shearer.

    Give yourself twenty minutes less than you need for lunch. Eat so fast you don't taste the food.

    Buy a gas mask and wear it for two hours every day. Run around the yard, while you're wearing it. Do push-ups in it until you pass out. Fill the mask with pepper spray and recite your Social Insurance Number BACKWARDS, have somebody yell, "Wrong. Do it again!" and repeat this process four times before removing the mask and puking your guts out.

    Clean and shine everything to perfection. Have somebody yell at you and call you a filthy pig. Pretend to clean and shine everything to perfection again (changing nothing), have the same person inspect it and say "good turnout".

    INTERACTION WITH CIVILIANS
    Leave the people behind who smoke like chimneys, drink like fish, *****/whine/complain about EVERYTHING, and use foul language that would make a teamster blush.

    When around civilians ensure to smoke like a chimney, drink like a fish, *****/whine/complain about EVERYTHING, and use foul language that would make a teamster blush.

    Whenever civilians say or do anything stupid (it happens a lot) shake your head and mutter in your most contemptuous/condescending voice; "friggin' civvies".

    Use copious amounts of acronyms, NEVER explain them. When asked to explain shake your head and mutter in your most contemptuous/condescending voice; "friggin' civvies".

    Have other people say stupid things to you like: "you don't pay taxes, do you?", "you get free housing", "man, you must get paid a lot". Shake your head and mutter in your most contemptuous/condescending voice; "friggin' civvies".

    Demand that everyone never thank you for anything you do for them, look at you in a condescending manner and call you names like "G.I. Joe", and "soldier boy". Shake your head and mutter in your most contemptuous/condescending voice; "friggin' civvies".


    God I love my job. :D
     
  2. Cmdr_Adeon

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    I Saw somethig very similar but for the navy
     
  3. Damascus

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    That's why I'm going to Canadia when they try to draft me.....

    And then going back to the US when Canadia tries to draft me

    And yes, I know how it's spelled
     
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    Canada doesn't have the draft. It's illegal here. I dunno about Canadia, though, you'll have to ask him. :D
     
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    Canuckistan has a military? I though you guys outsourced that to the Boy Scouts years ago :lol:
     
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    Sounds like a day in the life of most US Marines to me. Good to hear our sister nation to the north knows how to get dirty too. :yep:
     
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    Ha ha funny post !!!

    I loved that post :lol:

    I think it's not just the Canadian Army, it reminds me a lot of the things I did during my military service in the French Army.

    Fortunately for me, it only lasted 5 months before I went to a Fire Brigade to serve the last 7 months of my service. :uhhuh:
     
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    wait...you poo in holes and live in them?
     
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    Lol...a good read
    Canada's really like this?
     
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    So you're telling me life in the military isn't peachy, rosy and fuzzy like the recruiters at cegep tell us? :( Well, I must say my dreams have been thoroughly shattered. You should be proud of yourself! :teeth:
     
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    You don't poo in the same hole you live in. You dig a seperate hole next to your trench and poo in that.
    Then you accidentally step in it when leaping out of your trench in the middle of the night when some smart-arse instructor throws a training grenade in there (which is still a half-stick of dynamite, I might add).



    The military is. I should say that I didn't write this, but it's a thing that's been circulating around the ranks for quite some time now. We have it posted in our lines at the office. And I gotta say that it's probably the truest document I've ever read about real life in the military. No recruiting video I ever saw before signing up was as realistic as this. :D

    *drops a house on Smeg* :xtongue:
     
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    So.... where do I sign up?

    This social work stuff is just too way pansy for me anymore :uhhuh:
     
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    Canada, Lunar. You gotta become a citizen first. :p
     
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    Well if you meet my requirements you can join the Royal Canadia Army.

    Not many people make it, its long tough and you'll wanna cry like a little girly man but I think you can do it.
     
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    So I realise this is satire, but how much of this is really what being in the military/army/whatever is like?
     
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    I already talked about that. It's very accurate, IMO. I've actually never seen anything about as accurate as this in describing the routine of the soldier. :D

     
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    *makes note to read the posts before posting*
     
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    Even in the Finnish defence forces (it's not an army because it's designed only for defence) Many of the points hold true.

    We dug potholes, but we didn't have time to sleep in them (when they are done we usually change position :D).

    We had pretty hard time during basic training'

    but on the whole not that bad. The last month was really only waiting for to be released.

    almost forgot, this is really an experience you don't want to miss.
    1. eat enormous amounts of food in 15minutes
    2. at the last second down a 0.5l mug of coffee which tastes like metal(metal cup) and is strong as hell
    3. run 2-5 km while singing on the top of your voice, increasing the volume all the time
    after doing this without puking, shitting yourself or slacking off you can say your a tough guy/gal (at least in my opinion)


    btw I'm a fully trained (6months:D) scout and communication specialist in the anti-aircraft brigade.
     
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    The unique thing about the Canadian military is that given the size of the nation and our limited manpower, our average soldier probably has the most diverse training in the world. Every person, down to the line cooks and orderlies has combat training, every soldier is a comms spec, a vehicle mechanic, a weapons technician, a truck driver, and almost every other trade you can think of. We don't have the people to do one job each so we make everyone capable of doing all the jobs. It gets hectic. :bonk: It's also why we have one of the longest basic training periods of any military.
     
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    hmz... me think canada is planning something....suprise attack anyone?

    :lol:
     

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