RE: What the heck is RUCKING and how do you start?
Regardless of what you put in your ruck test it out to make sure you do not have anything digging into your back. If you don't test a few klicks in it will definitely suck.
So true. It took me about a week of test runs at about 5 miles each to get my pack load setup right. This was mostly due to a new frame being added into the mix, but through this I found just how important it was to mentally prepare myself for the possibility of a faulty load becoming problematic in the 3rd mile.
This is an awesome write up, not sure how I missed all the activity going on in here!
Lately my ruck is out in the shed - I have to dig it out to at least inventory and get weights over the winter, but I’d also love to get some cold miles in this year too!