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Ruck marches with your BOB
« on: July 15, 2009, 11:50:43 AM »
Anyone here take their BOB, water loaded, for test marches? I'm starting on the 18th as both a form of energy systems work as a part of my training program and to get an idea of what a 1 hour up and down hill march feels like with gear on. As i get used to it I'm adding weight with a weight vest to simulate a bug out load out.

Just curious if anyone integrates their preping into their strength and conditioning programming.

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 12:43:48 PM »
Sure do. I want to use my ruck. Alot of times I hike with my GHB which might be a little lighter. Its a good way to exercise. Bring plenty of water and something to snack on when you rest. Heck, it might be fun to do this at a national park and camp when you are done hiking with your ruck. I plan to do this again soon.

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 08:20:42 PM »
Anyone here take their BOB, water loaded, for test marches? ...

Just curious if anyone integrates their preping into their strength and conditioning programming.

-chris

I'm thinking this way more and more.  I spend a lot of time on foot, and have some great opportunities for training with a heavy load.  I'm bult like a packhorse, not a gazelle.  Should probably work on being as fast as I can with some weight on my back - I'm already pretty good with trudging on for hours.  On concrete and on dirt.

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 09:08:35 PM »
if I had to bugout on foot then I would need to carry two kids as well

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 11:32:55 PM »
Yeah I think the one hour hill march is a good way to train. Even if you have kids its not really an excuse not to. When i was a kid i was always keen for a hike, which is really all it is. If you and your kids have the time i doubt it could be better spent thn enjoying the outdoors in summer.

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 08:31:04 PM »
i do them periodically. Some TSP folks did 20 miles Easter Weekend. It was a BLAST!



















































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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 01:13:56 PM »
Great pics!

Yeah, hitting 35 convinced me to finally get a good pack.  Went with a Kifaru Zulu and have been EXTREMELLY happy with it here in Iraq so far.  9 months in and almost no sign of wear other than dirt and fits like a glove.

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2009, 07:56:10 PM »
I usually take my BOB out atleast once a week for about 3-7 miles depending on the time I have.  I am fortunate here that I am close to many parks that have marked trails.  I like to use my Iphone to track my progress and mileage.  This works great because it marks my path over google maps.  In the winter time, I like to cross country ski with my pack on.  burns lots of calories and keeps you warm, lol. 

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 07:41:17 PM »
 My dogs get all happy when I put on the 'Nam flak jacket & ruck. It means that each get a walk around the perimeter of our property! ;D Am in the Guard & body armor is always worn on deployments, hence the vest.

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 10:06:56 PM »
Hey James

Two questions:

1.  What is the brand and name of the UV purifier you guys were using?
2.  What is the brand and name of the little pot on the stand?

Thanks

J

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 11:39:16 PM »
Hey James

Two questions:

1.  What is the brand and name of the UV purifier you guys were using?
2.  What is the brand and name of the little pot on the stand?

Thanks

J

1. Steri-Pen
2. I am pretty sure you are referring to the pic of the USGI canteen cup.

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2009, 11:44:08 PM »
1. Steri-Pen
2. I am pretty sure you are referring to the pic of the USGI canteen cup.


Much obliged James and sorry everyone about the thread-hijack.  I'm leaving now to go shopping.   :D

J

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2009, 09:29:12 PM »
I haven't marched with mine yet but I did do a few miles on the bicycle today wearing it :)

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Re: Ruck marches with your BOB
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2009, 04:17:40 PM »
yip go every summer and winter. Between that i do day hikes ( 6-15 miles a day) thru out the year.











aint nice mountains like JY's picks.... but we make up  for it with heat and bugs :D ;D