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Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« on: March 15, 2006, 01:46:56 »
Here's a very silly question, does our CADPATs fade alot in the wash?  I'm doing my BMQ now and I think it's time to wash them but dot hey need to be dry cleaned or what's the deal with them?  I want to keep myself looking good on the parade square.

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2006, 02:06:36 »
The newer "airforce" style don't fade as bad as when the uniform first came out.  But they will fade with repeated washings, it happens to everyone so its not like you are going to get jacked up for it.

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006, 02:23:24 »
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I think it's time to wash them

Exactly how long have you been wearing them without washing them? They can be washed but as any clothing they will fade with repeated washes!
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006, 03:17:10 »
If you are washing them personally, add a small amount of vinegar to the mix. It'll help keep the color from fading as fast.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006, 03:22:49 »
Exactly how long have you been wearing them without washing them? They can be washed but as any clothing they will fade with repeated washes!


I was thinking the same. The post seems to imply that you've been wearing the same combats, for the entire duration of your BMQ, and not once washed them?!  :o
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006, 07:41:45 »
Here's a very silly question, does our CADPATs fade alot in the wash?

The first version, the ones with the buttons visible, faded fairly quickly.  The second version, with the buttons covered, do not fade very quickly.

I'm doing my BMQ now and I think it's time to wash them but dot hey need to be dry cleaned or what's the deal with them?

NO!  You do not Dry Clean them.  READ THE LABEL.  Follow the washing instructions on the Label.

I want to keep myself looking good on the parade square.

If you want to keep yourself 'looking good on parade' you will not wear dirty CADPAT.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2006, 11:10:01 »
lol No I started my BMQ recently as you can tell by my stupid questions.  You all went through the same thing, I have so many so you might see me around the forums a bit.  Anyhow, I was issued like 4 pairs of CADPATs so like I haven't even wore them all twice yet.  My BMQ does PT in civies, which I think is normal, but I have to include so you all don't think I'm the dirty kid.

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2006, 12:23:10 »
From back when I did my BMQ and then IAP last summer, I folded 2 pairs of combats for display, kept one set in my ruck, and wore one pair that I washed every day.  Even with daily washings they won't fade all that much throughout your course.  More importantly, you don't want to be the 'stinky' guy in your platoon.  Not a good way to make buddies.  We had "that guy" in my platoon and his nickname actually ended up being "Stinky...bloggins".   

Your combats will fade in the wash, and trust me, once you're in your regiment (or whereever you end up), you won't want to be the guy with the bright shiny combats. 

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2006, 12:30:00 »
Does CADPAT fade in the wash?

Does the Pope crap in the woods?

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2006, 13:37:19 »
Have found that a lot of the damage is done in the clothes dryer.
I usually hang dry my Cadpat and they're doing quite well..... that's after starting em off with the vinegar solution in the wash to "fix" the dye.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2006, 15:36:05 »
Your combats will fade in the wash, and trust me, once you're in your regiment (or whereever you end up), you won't want to be the guy with the bright shiny combats. 

Hey it is kind of fun being the guy with the shiny cadpat, but you got to have the faded slip-ons and name tapes to go with them.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2006, 16:35:11 »

Does the Pope crap in the woods?


No.. actually  ;)  So I guess cadpat doesn't fade!  ;D
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2006, 16:38:50 »
"Does the Pope crap in the woods?"

- He probably does, or at least did, when he went hunting.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2006, 16:40:08 »
Trinity.... as an AA Gunner at the end of WW2, there is a possibility that he might have had to take care of business (in the woods that is)
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2006, 16:46:35 »
Or maybe on his way to the church when he deserted?
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2006, 17:46:19 »

that would be

DID the Pope poop in the woods?

The question was  DOES the Pope....

Sides, he wasn't the Pope then..
If you said Has the current pope ever.... then
you'd be closer to the truth.   ;)

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2006, 17:55:10 »
On another note, how many uniforms are we entitled to? I used to think it was three, but seeing that some of you have more..

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2006, 19:46:18 »
depends on if Reg or Res... Ive got 4
depends if you are issued TW or TW & AR
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2006, 20:14:55 »
On another note, how many uniforms are we entitled to? I used to think it was three, but seeing that some of you have more..

Depends upon who/what/where you are.
TW Cadpat:
Reg & PRes Force (Army & Air Force): 3 pairs while in Canada. Naval DEU entitled to 3 pair when posted/employed in a posn which directly supports Air or Land Operations, with some exceptions of course for specificly tasked personnel at Naval posns.

Pers deploying/deployed on Ops (depending on which Op):
3 or 4 pair depending on Op. If your Op is entitled to be issued a 4th set, you are supposed to return your 4th set to clothing stores a maximum of 30 days after you return to Canada as you are no longer entitled to hold the 4th set.

Army CIC Officers: 2 sets

Air and Naval DEU CIC Officers: 2 sets on Temp issue only while employed at Cadet Summer Training facilities.

AR Cadpat:
3 or 4 sets dependant upon which Op you are deploying/deployed on. If not returned in-theatre; the onus is also on the member to return these AR cadpats to clothing stores within 30 days of his/her re-deployment to Canada.

You will notice that the only people who are entitled to more than 3 sets are those who are deployed or who are tasked to deploy in the near future.  As per working group I attended on Op Clothing 2 weeks ago, it was suggested  by us that entitlement qtys for TW cadpat be raised, but that has still not been approved as policy.

So I am wondering exactly why a BMQ candidate has been issued 4 sets, at least one set of which he isn't entitled to. Come to think of it, I'm also wondering how a BMQ candidate in week one is able to be on the internet when it took me to week 3 in Cornwallis before I was even entitled to buy a coke out of the vending machine.  >:(
    Times have certainly changed. Based on that, I'm going to wager (because I can't tell by your profile) that you are undergoing a Res Force BMQ on weekends perhaps (and thus at home during the week with access to a computer), and that your BMQ is occuring at a 'remote location' therefore garnering your BMQ an exception to the qty 3 entitlement for cadpat. Am I close?  :)
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2006, 20:26:15 »
Depends upon who/what/where you are.
TW Cadpat:
Reg & PRes Force (Army & Air Force): 3 pairs while in Canada. Naval DEU entitled to 3 pair when posted/employed in a posn which directly supports Air or Land Operations, with some exceptions of course for specificly tasked personnel at Naval posns.

Pers deploying/deployed on Ops (depending on which Op):
3 or 4 pair depending on Op. If your Op is entitled to be issued a 4th set, you are supposed to return your 4th set to clothing stores a maximum of 30 days after you return to Canada as you are no longer entitled to hold the 4th set.

Funny.... they haven't called me for my 4th set? (Shhhhh!)
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2006, 20:46:58 »
. Come to think of it, I'm also wondering how a BMQ candidate in week one is able to be on the internet when it took me to week 3 in Cornwallis before I was even entitled to buy a coke out of the vending machine.  >:(
   

Vern, you just brought back some..ahem, wonderful memories.  Yes, it was quite the privilege to run downstairs to the pop machine where they had mixed pop come out with the little drop down cup.  We thought we were the cat's *** that day.   Ah, memories...
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2006, 21:14:11 »
Funny.... they haven't called me for my 4th set? (Shhhhh!)
I noticed that in your earlier post Geo  ;). This should have been passed on to you as part of your chalk's AAG upon return from Theatre. Imagine Clothing have to phone 1500 individuals on a returning returning roto to tell them all the same thing. That's a workload I'd argue not a clothing stores in the country could wilfully take on.

For some tours it's easier than others. 4 sets of PPT treated in to us within 30 days...they get 3 sets back.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2006, 21:18:35 »
Reserve weekend BMQ maybe?


Ah haa!! That's exactly what came to my mind...that was my conclusion in the next paragraph of the post you quoted. I'm just waiting for him/her to confirm whether that's the case...and I hope it is...with the internet access and all.  :)  I'm thinking perhaps I should have waited a decade or so to do my basic!! That way, perhaps I wouldn't have had to suffer without my cola for 3 weeks. ;D
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2006, 21:21:46 »
.... they asked for (and got) a bunch of other stuff (1 of 3) barrack box and the like.
but I guess they forgot about the 4th set. Am certain that they will correct the next time I have something to exchange.
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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2006, 21:22:56 »
We thought we were the cat's *** that day.   Ah, memories...
Yes what privledges Wednesday night of week 3 brought eh? Too funny. Wasn't that also the week we became "Life Skills"  ::) qualified?
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2006, 21:23:46 »
.... they asked for (and got) a bunch of other stuff (1 of 3) barrack box and the like.
but I guess they forgot about the 4th set. Am certain that they will correct the next time I have something to exchange.
I'm ratting you out tomorrow!!  ;D
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2006, 21:32:16 »
(uhhh... which time zone?)
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2006, 23:25:37 »
False alarm!  For some reason I always thought I had four sets because another one of my buddies does have four (counted for sure) and when I was issued my kit he said I had everything negative a few minor stuff.  I busted out my gear and my kit list and I only have three but I always thought I had four.  lol Just posting here saved my behind a headache from next kit inspection lol.

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2006, 23:41:36 »
Mystery solved then just as we suspected!!  :)

New mystery... why does your buddy have 4??
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2006, 13:25:24 »
Yes what privledges Wednesday night of week 3 brought eh? Too funny. Wasn't that also the week we became "Life Skills"  ::) qualified?

Vern, I don't remember.  Was that the course where the civvies came in and wanted us to talk about ourselves?  I remember staring at each other and nobody saying a thing so she had to blat at us the whole time. :)
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2006, 14:34:32 »
New mystery... why does your buddy have 4??

Probably because someone from the summer is missing a set!   ;)
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« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2006, 17:10:56 »
Yeah really eh.  But yeah we spread the gear across parade square...4 pants, 4 tops...

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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2006, 22:24:58 »
Yeah really eh.  But yeah we spread the gear across parade square...4 pants, 4 tops...
What is your location?? What are his last 3??  >:D
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« Reply #33 on: March 17, 2006, 22:26:01 »
Vern, I don't remember.  Was that the course where the civvies came in and wanted us to talk about ourselves?  I remember staring at each other and nobody saying a thing so she had to blat at us the whole time. :)
That was it Brin. The beginning of the downfall.....
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #34 on: March 17, 2006, 22:28:39 »
Vern, I don't remember.  Was that the course where the civvies came in and wanted us to talk about ourselves?  I remember staring at each other and nobody saying a thing so she had to blat at us the whole time. :)
That was it Brin. The beginning of the downfall. I'd bet we were amongst the last of those who sat there with stunned looks on our faces going what is this crap. I believe they began learning how to hug at these sessions shortly after our courses departure!!  ;D
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2006, 09:22:23 »
That was it Brin. The beginning of the downfall. I'd bet we were amongst the last of those who sat there with stunned looks on our faces going what is this crap. I believe they began learning how to hug at these sessions shortly after our courses departure!!  ;D

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on the 1, holding on the two threes, and then releasing.

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2006, 09:28:34 »
Now that this thread has been successfully hijacked and thoroughly washed out,
I just wish to nominate Trinity as the Hug Fest SME before it's shut down... ;D
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2006, 16:52:24 »
If you use tablesalt in cold water and do not dry in the dryer, that may work as well.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2006, 03:50:09 »
It is to laugh....

You lot talking about fading CADPATs in the drier?  Mine got faded by the SUN, while I was wearing them...

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2006, 04:13:51 »
Mine got faded by the SUN, while I was wearing them...
Which is usually what happens. If you ever see a badly faded set of CADPAT, look under the pocket flaps and at the inside pocket, etc.. Chances are they won't be as light as the rest of the fabric.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #40 on: April 21, 2006, 08:54:01 »
hi how much vinegar do you put when you wash CADPAT to set the colors ???

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #41 on: April 21, 2006, 20:54:02 »
I used 1/2 a cup and it was a medium load. So just adjust to your needs.
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #42 on: April 22, 2006, 14:55:52 »
1/2 cup same as salt...
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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2006, 04:40:02 »
They will fade with use.
Im Currently New and Shiny, and Questing for the Fade, because with the fade, you dont look like the new crap on the stick

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Re: Does the CADPAT fade in wash?
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2006, 06:58:21 »
Squad one - you will thrust your arms smartly to the outside of your body at a 90 degree angle,
fingers pointed outwards, palms facing forward.

Squad two - you will take the appropriate amount of steps towards one another, taking a 6 inch
check pace on your last step.  Do NOT come to a regular halt with your leg at a 90 degree angle
as you WILL accidental knee your fellow soldier in the groin.

Squad three - using the timings 1 2 3 1, you will smartly embrace your fellow soldier, hugging
on the 1, holding on the two threes, and then releasing.

Squad four - return your arms to the position of attention.


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