Hi, Recently I was talking to an x reg who told me that rather than training in running trainers, I would be better off getting my hands on some issued army boots and a pack. Quite understandable, if thats what I'm going to be doing on basic training then probably best to get a head start now. I have a couple of questions, if anyone has the time to answer them I would very much appreciate it. 1, There seem to be a few different types of issued army boots. Are the boot i will be given on selection on this web page? http://www.surplusandadventure.com/ishop/800/shopscr2264.html 2, What sort of pack should I buy and what size? one of these? http://www.surplusandadventure.com/ishop/800/shopscr2298.html http://www.surplusandadventure.com/ishop/800/shopscr2299.html 3, How much weight should I carry and how far should I run for training? Ive been running 15miles in 2hrs 30mins with running shoes and no pack, so I'm not sure where that will put me with a pack and boots. Thanks for any help.