Field Training

Field Training Exercises, known as FTX’s are weekend activities conducted at an outdoors facility. The aim of these exercises is to support the regular Monday night training to teach outdoor survival skills, land navigation, leadership and radio communications among other things.

Providing this instruction allows practical, experiential learning in an outdoors environment rather than in a classroom. As important, these exercises are fun, challenging, safe and give some cadets opportunities that they may not otherwise be able to partake in.

Except for extreme conditions, the training will not be impacted by weather. Typically great memories come from weekends where the Corps has overcome adversity which the weather has been known to provide.

Exercise Kit list


  • Underwear (3)
  • Pants (NO DENIM) (3)
  • Socks (wool/polyester) (5)
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sweater (2)
  • T-Shirt (3)
  • Baseball / Brimmed hat
  • Nightwear
  • Fleece jacket
  • Gloves
  • Toque
  • Hiking Boots
  • Second pair of footwear: running shoes

Ablution Kit

  • Toothbrush/paste
  • Facecloth/Soap OR Baby wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Deodorant
  • Chap stick
  • Feminine hygiene products (if applicable)


  • Duffle bag/Ruck sack
  • Water bottle
  • Mug
  • Notepad & pen & pencil
  • Flashlight
  • Watch
  • Sunglasses
  • Prescribed medication (only bring what you will need for the FTX)


  • Cell phone, iPod, etc
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Knives (Multi-tools with a blade smaller than 4 inches)
  • Non-prescription medication

Exercise Information