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Hello!  I am getting prepared to attend the LRSC POST program and will be attending classes at the Minot Gun and Rifle Club beginning January 14.  Would you mind taking the time to give me your opinion on a few things?


What is something that I should not leave home without?  Something that helped get you through training.


What is something I should not take with me?  Something that you brought with you that was either a great distraction or something you lost while away.


Where did you find the items on your requirements and supply list?  Specifically the tan khaki's or slacks.


Any advise would be welcomed.  Thanks!


"And maybe just remind the few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak." Michael Marks

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The thing not to leave home without -  a highlighter pen. Perfect for highlighting key things in your notes and text books. Great help when it comes time to study for exams; the most salient things will be readily at your fingertips.


The thing to leave home - your cell phone (already discussed in another topic).


Where to find tan khakis - try Galls catalog (www.galls,com; they are a police/public safety supplier), www.officerstore.com (same deal) or an army-navy store.


 


Good luck!

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Leave the cell phone at home or in your ride. I recall years ago interviewing an appllicant and his cell phone went off. He took the call. I stopped the interview and told him we would reschedule. The following day I sent a thanks but no thanks letter. The kiss of death.

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Great advice!  Thanks!  I keep reading that a recorder is a good idea but feel that this would just call unwanted attention to myself.  Thoughts?


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You will be given a list of do's and don't's. Axe the instructor about a recorder. Relax and take a deep breath and don't over think.

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Good luck, its good to see you reach one more milestone on attaining your goal.


Have ASP will travel.

Justice is the one thing you should always find, you gotta saddle up your boys you gotta draw a hard line.

When the gun smoke settles we'll sing a victory tune and we'll all meet back at the local saloon.

And we'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men beer for my horses.

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Great advice!  Thanks!  I keep reading that a recorder is a good idea but feel that this would just call unwanted attention to myself.  Thoughts?



You can buy voice recorders for under $50 that will record many hours of conversation, they are smaller that a cell phone and can easily be slipped in a shirt pocket w/o interfearing with recording ability.

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Something like an Olympus WS-800 has 514 hrs recording time and can be hooked to a PC., I found it for $58 and free shipping at Amazon.com. would post a link but it is too long to retype, just search for the above listed recorder on Amazon.


 

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I am not sure if an Amazon order will get here in time but I will look into it.  Thanks!


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Usually they will provide a list of what to bring and what to leave home.  If they have a website it might be posted there,  All academy's are not the same, so it's hard for me to know.


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I have reviewed the list they provide.  I just remember being younger and having everything on the list when I went to school.  By the end of the first week there was always something they hadn't said I would need that I discovered I could not live without.  A locker mirror, for a bad example. 


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Congrats and best of luck in your training. As was said relax and be a sponge it will all work out and you will do fine. I'm from the midwest and I'm not sure how your training will be run, but we always had opportunity to jump in on additional training opportunities as long as it did not interfere with our basic class schedule and curricullum. If you get the opportunity for any add on training that may not be part of the curricullum and you're allowed to jump in and receive it, I would say go for it. Academies are run just a little different in so far as the discipline structure.