Radio Ruck Origins
One of our original rucks, the Radio Ruck takes inspiration from the size of the primary radio used by Special Forces. It is pictured here with Java in the summer of 2009 in the great Southern town of Oxford, Mississippi, and has been on our shelves far too long. The Radio Ruck seemed too close to GR1 at the time, but we’ve gotten a lot of requests for something a little smaller than GR1, so here it is, the Radio Ruck.
The name Radio Ruck. Usually, one of us just starts calling something by a certain name and it sticks. Nothing scientific about it. We named Radio Ruck because I thought it should be roughly the size of the primary radio I used in Special Forces with a little more room for this or that, like spare batteries. The black radio pictured in the foreground was this sizing inspiration and is called the PSC-5 (actually people call it the Piss-5). I’m pictured in the background with some of my aircraft controller school classmates in Arizona in 2007.