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  • #24419
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    Been doing some backpacking/rucking for the last 8ish months now and I came up with this idea while I was on the trial to take pics of my pack in the various places I go. After not knowing what to do with all these pictures today it dawned on me this would be a neat idea for a thread.

    Edit: forum picture upload doesn’t work…
    https://www.anony.ws/i/2016/02/07/Snapchat-5296860608199061005.jpg

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    #24432
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    Hey cool. Nice view. I need to figure out how to upload pics myself. Always kicks my ass for some reason.

    CTT 1505, NODF 1505, CP 1503, LN 1, RC II, Rifleman

    #24433
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    @diznnc try using that website anony.ws I actually just discovered this while writing this thread. You can upload your pics, no account, and it gives you all the necessary links. Super easy.

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    #24447
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    Right on dude thanks.

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    #24751
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    And another
    https://www.anony.ws/i/2016/02/16/CAM02169.jpg

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    #27524
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    Little rain won’t kill ya.
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    #28777
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    I thought this thread was a cool idea, but just now getting around to making a contribution…

    Yesterday’s PT session – 3 miles in 104F temps:

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    #31190
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    Not sure why I’m just getting this notification now, but thanks for posting @shooter!

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    #31243
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    I thought this thread was a cool idea, but just now getting around to making a contribution…

    Yesterday’s PT session – 3 miles in 104F temps:

    I often wonder about rucking in dry heat…

    Dry winter is my ideal rucking weather.. makes life so much easier..

    #31246
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    A couple of decades ago I spent a few years in the Frank Church Wilderness in Idaho guiding elk hunts, and experienced temps down to about 20 below. No rucking when it was that cold though, since that late in the season we hunted out of a semi-permanent base camp. I’ve spent some time living out of a ruck, but never when it was colder than mid 20’s at night (and that sucked bad enough).

    Being a Texas boy, I’m more accustomed to the desert heat, but it will kill you just as quick as cold – maybe quicker. The biggest limitation is water. It is virtually impossible to carry more than a couple of days worth of water at 8+ lbs per gallon when you really need to drink a couple of gallons per day. If I was rucking around here in a mid-summer “bug out” type scenario, it would be mostly in the dark.

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    #31265
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    Even here in the desert, it rains once in a while.

    Not a “ruck” exactly, but…

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    #31269
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    what diverse colors for challenging C&C..(the terrain not your ruck)

    Bergmann

    #31285
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    Rucking in heat in general sucks the big’un. Whether you call this empirical or anecdotal I’ll confirm the information from the other thread about fitness and working out in the heat. If you’re doing it in high temp/humidity gains in your fitness are extremely difficult and hard earned.

    What’s Alaska like in the Fall @Ivarr ?

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    #31286
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    Heat with Humidity is one of many reasons I came to Alaska. I had to escape it. It was just oppressive.. Ive hauled a ruck in the heat and humidity all over the east coast. I was sick of it..

    Fall here generally doesn’t exist. It goes from Summer to cold and stays cold. I have the heat on already and the plants and trees are changing and losing leaves.. I suspect snow on the peaks any day now..

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    #31294
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    …If you’re doing it in high temp/humidity gains in your fitness are extremely difficult and hard earned.

    Yep. Once the temp gets up over about 90F, you really have to slow down. Over 100F, the heart rate is up around 120-140 bpm even at a walk, with your body just trying to circulate blood to the surface so it can cool. If the humidity is low, you can periodically wet down your boonie, wear Under Armour type shirts, etc to keep the evaporative cooling going, but if humidity is high, you’re pretty much screwed. I don’t know how guys were able to hump those loads all over SE Asia back in the olden days… Humidity is usually 15-25% around here, so you can get acclimated and learn to deal with it, but you damned sure have to pay attention to the signals your body is sending you or you’ll get in trouble. Been there!

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    #32447
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    Went out for a hike today. Got up at 5:00 and was on the trail @ 7:30. Rainy, foggy as hell, and about 50 deg all the way up, 5.5mi and 2700ft elevation gain on the way up. Surprised myself and did the trip up in 2h10m including camera stops – really made an effort to keep a fast pace. Peak was just shy of 7000ft elevation.

    @diznnc weather today reminded me of the way you described Wales.

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    #37193

    Los Angeles hills
    Early morning…ran up hill long long time. Wish I had hills like this to train on regularly. ..would be helpful on MVT hills. FL has nothing like this. Motto: train when and where u can …even on vacation.

    CRCD/CP April 2014, CP August 2014, RC1,
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    #37194

    Original pic too big..here it is resized.

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    #37196
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    Nice view Jon, good training.

    #37212
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    Bravo Jon. Keep ’em coming guys!

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    #37313
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    Me and the dog in a 6 miler, full pack. Hard.

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    #37316
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    Pinky is a beast! But the dog scares me more…

    There never seems to be enough time to do it right, but there is always enough time to do it twice.

    CRM Sept. 2014, CTT 1505, CTT July 2015, RC-Rifleman 1502, CP Nov. 2015, FoF March 2016, CCW May 2016, FoF Oct. 2016, FoF Nov. 2016, CLC April 2017, FoF Nov. 2017, Alumni weekend Aug. 2018, CQB Dec. 2018

    #37317
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    Josie is my pal. 3YO chocolate lab, trail beast, carries her own stuff and some of mine

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    #38948
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    Hope yall are enjoying the holidays…AND STILL GETTING AFTER IT

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    #38949
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    Oh yeah be doing the fan dance next Saturday.

    CTT 1505, NODF 1505, CP 1503, LN 1, RC II, Rifleman

    #38955
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    Sunrise from my training area, Freedom Ridge, WV, near New River Gorge.

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    #41457
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    15.8mi in 5h43m, including lunch. And some context:

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    #41462
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    Manitou Incline Wikipedia.
    Climbed 1242ft in .58 miles then took the midpoint bailout. 2.12miles total. 35lb assult pack. Beautiful but exhausting. Snow on the incline and bailout slowed pace at times.

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    #41465
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    #41466
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    15.8mi in 5h43m, including lunch. And some context:

    Where is this?

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