About Requesting tips for Kapooka
|November 13th, 2005||#1|
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Requesting tips for Kapooka info
Any bit of help would be much appreciated.
\"Charlie Don\'t Surf\" - Kilgore
|November 14th, 2005||#2|
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swimming is always good. you can never swim enough.
can you talk to your recruiter and see if they can give you pointers in what you can do to make it a bit easier
this is another forum i read every now and again. there is some good stuff on fitness and entry into aussie military:
If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international obligation . . . an obligation of honor which no self-respecting man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Author: Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith
Source: Statement, to House of Commons, Declaration of War with Germany, Aug. 4, 1914
|November 15th, 2005||#3|
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Ironing would be a good start. Plus self organisation. Can you do your morning routine in a hurry and at the same time carefully eg. shaving, cleaning teeth and getting dressed in about 10 mins with 30 other people running around trying to do the same thing.
Tip: shower at night not in the morning.
Tip: listen to your instrutors
Tip: dont take a heap of civilian stuff as you wont see it till you leave
Tip: maintain your fitness before you go
Tip: take a good iron
Tip: Take a good pair of running shoes that are already worn in
Some more words of wisdom from LIPS
|November 15th, 2005||#4|
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Im not Aussie, of course, and may be speaking out of line here but first..
I hope all goes well with your training. And second, swimming is one of those survival skills that cant be learned or developed when the need arises. It's alwase a good idea to work up swimming skills, civilian or military.
|November 16th, 2005||#6|
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Having not been to Kapooka I can't say what it'll be like for sure, but from my experiences at the college I can tell you this.
•Work on your fitness. You can never be too fit. It'll just make life easier.
•If you want to become armoured corp you'll need to be a confident swimmer
•You'll learn to iron, believe me. But if you've never ironed a thing in your life, it won't hurt to start now.
•Yeah, learn how to do 10 things at once in 10 mins flat. If you can get the skill of "concurrent activity" down now, you'll struggle less when you get there.
•As LIPS said, take your own runners if you can. But the ADF issue ones aren't too bad. I use them myself (I'm cheap).
•Showering at night can be risky, I've had my arse kicked for it, because it is part of morning routine, not night routine (but that is just due to pedantic DS)
•Listen to everything you're taught. Soak it up.
And whatever you do, don't be a smart-arse or a heat seaker.
|March 26th, 2006||#9|
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Become the grey man. Wind your head in, always be and appear positive.
Let some other knob speak out, whinge and get all the attention.
Above all it doesn't last long and once its over you'll look back on the experience and hopefully laugh.
Cheers and good luck.