summer or winter training?

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what would you prefer?

i would personally prefer to do most of my training in winter.. running in the heat is bloody horrible. i can deal with getting cold on the nights, i can do something about that and it keeps me awake more.. but its worse when im boiling hot and cant take anything off..

oh and lads please dont start giving me abuse saying "well if you have that attitude i doubt you really want to join that badly" or "i think you should reconsider if your going to think like that because your obviously not ready"
 

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personally i'd rather do the cdo course in winter, as you said you have more control over body temp. the overall training however i'm not overly fussed about but again winter would be preferred.
to be fair i don't think there's anything wrong with that. RM are mountain and arctic warfare specialists, although obviously they deploy elsewhere but i dont think anyone who is going through selection would ever say "i dont want to serve here or there because of the temp"
 

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Same,
winter is better,
I sweat a lot during summer,
even if I'm just sitting in my house,
I'm *text deleted* be dying if I get to go Afghanistan :frown:.

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nah man, by all accts that part of the world can get bloody cold (and hot), esp at night. it's part of what makes it such a challenge
 

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hmmmm tricky one this I cant decide I don't really like the idea of running in the heat but I don't like the idea of having to break the ice on the top of a river to walk through it either
 

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hmmmm tricky one this I cant decide I don't really like the idea of running in the heat but I don't like the idea of having to break the ice on the top of a river to walk through it either

I see what you mean,
but you can always keep yourself moving to warm yourself up,
and put more clothes on,
with the heat,
you can't take more clothes off,
and the more you move the hotter it gets.
 

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Good point, think id prefer training in the winter, but were going to end up training in the heat and in the cold so I’m not really bothered what time of year I join.
 

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id rather have winter for the same reasons that its easier to warm up than cool down. But and its a big but, what if it rains constantly for months on end like this poxy country always does. I can imagine that would affect morale in rt. Id hate to be soaked day in day out, well before ive had the chance to soak myself if you know what i mean.

constantly wet, constantly cold, constantly tired.

excellent bring on rt (thats if i ever book my *text deleted**text deleted*ing prmc)
 

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the YO's start the four week commando course as soon as they come back from easter leave!
which means the survival ex is done in the winter, which means its cold and u have to collect sh1tloads of fire wood!! oh the joy!!
 

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firewood? doesn't sound very tactical. are you allowed open fires at that stage? (question, not statement)
 

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I would prefer the cooler temperatures of the winter to be doing the 30 miler on.......(he says, without realizing the implcations of that - looong periods on excercise freezing your nads off!)

But i don't think this should affect the date when you apply or do your PRMC etc;

There are so many times in your application when you have to wait for a few weeks/ months, and waiting for a RT date, potential time spent in Hunter company due to injury, summer/ christmas leave etc, that i don't think you can really look that much into it, or "plan" when you will be doing your commando tests etc.

atb
 

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the survival ex is after a 5 day exercise, so *text deleted* nacked and i dont think its done tactically, due to the neccesity to stay alive!!
i know i would have gone down with pnemonia 2 weeks ago if i hadnt had an open fire! Scotish hills are very cold in the summer!!
but anyway u can always shield *text deleted* fire, and that helps keep the heat in as well!!:saythat:
 

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what you will do (from what i was told) is set the fire and do what you need to do with it. then move off somewhere else to sleep. or thats what should be done in a tatical situation. although to me it doesn't seem tatical to even light a fire if its for real. but yeh its done to the enemy have less of a chance of capturing you.
 

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a pleasant autumn day would suit me...

yes not to hot not to cold, leaves flowing through the sky. a mild south easterly wind, gusting against my warm face. the sound of birds in the air and the smell of freshly cut grass and harvest fields....... to picky? *text deleted*.
 

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yes not to hot not to cold, leaves flowing through the sky. a mild south easterly wind, gusting against my warm face. the sound of birds in the air and the smell of freshly cut grass and harvest fields.......

the suddenly you get.. "GAS! GAS! GAS!" "GET YOUR *text deleted* MASK ON NOW YOU *text deleted* *text deleted*"..

*bang bang bang* (gunfire)

"TAKE COVER!..."

ect.
 

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yes not to hot not to cold, leaves flowing through the sky. a mild south easterly wind, gusting against my warm face. the sound of birds in the air and the smell of freshly cut grass and harvest fields....... to picky? *text deleted*.

And people say I write like a poet.

Joe
 

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in training i think you guaranteed to get a taste of both winter and summer
 
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