Radio Ruck Origins

Radio Ruck Origins

The Radio Ruck is back. The original is pictured here with Java in the summer of 2009 in the great Southern town of Oxford, Mississippi. We thought way back when that it was better to have the Echo be much smaller than GR1, which it is. The Radi…
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Rucking the Grand Canyon

Rucking the Grand Canyon

If we couldn’t make this trip happen, then why in the hell did we fight in the first place? Though almost everything in our lives has changed since we took off the military uniform, our reasons for fighting will always remain the same - our countr…
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Service First Story 003: A Dog Named Leia

Service First Story 003: A Dog Named Leia

Veteran transition issues are a big deal these days. We hear about PTSD and TBI and the effects of war. It’s easy to imagine how some might wonder if all Veterans are damaged goods, or broken, or whether we can recover in the civilian world. T…
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Special Forces Lessons Learned

Special Forces Lessons Learned

At GORUCK, we are firmly committed to two things: Rucking and the Special Forces Way of Life. Every single thing we do must be viewed through those two lenses. You’ve heard a lot from us on Rucking (and you’ll continue to), so I’d like to take a few…
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GR3 Explained: All The Beer and All The Sausage

GR3 Explained: All The Beer and All The Sausage

The goal was pretty simple, as goals are. Build a travel ruck that would thrive in Baghdad, NYC, and the mountains of Afghanistan. Or any mountains for that matter. And four plus years later of working toward that simple goal, rucking the wo…
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The Dog Behind Our Java Rucks

The Dog Behind Our Java Rucks

It was February 23, 2013 and good photographers are expensive when your company is young and you’re broke. I didn’t know how to take a good picture, but I went by my same philosophy on knot tying: if you can’t tie a knot, tie a lot. So I’d t…
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Action is Empowerment

Action is Empowerment

Women and the GR1 Curved Straps Action is empowerment, the more the better and never stop. The women I love and admire most have lived that life: my 18 year old mom who brought me with her to college, my grandmother who flew with Pan Am and…
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Behind the Scenes of GORUCK Selection, From the Cadre

Behind the Scenes of GORUCK Selection, From the Cadre

It’s not the 80+ miles of rucking, or the lunges with 100 lbs on your back, or the Devil’s mile. It’s not the bear crawls or the sandbag babies or the low crawls on a rocky, dirt road while you’re pushing your 60 lb ruck forward, one inch at a tim…
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Service Action in Spokane, WA

Service Action in Spokane, WA

I didn’t expect it to go like this. 5 months ago, we instituted a new initiative where every GORUCK Challenge class organized a “Service Action” - something that made their community a little better. GORUCK Nation has spearheaded gravestone cleani…
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The Man in the Challenge Pants at Selection 019

The Man in the Challenge Pants at Selection 019

25 hours later, you’re the last man standing on a dirt trail in the middle of a swamp in the middle of nowhere. The mosquitos don’t care, the Cadre don’t care. And the sandbag isn’t gonna move itself. The work continues. Rewind 6…
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Service First Story 002: SWAT

Service First Story 002: SWAT

The connection between law enforcement and the military is a strong one, grounded in service before self and a commitment to the values we hold dear in the United States of America.   Those who choose this life, to protect and serv…
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Wrapping Your Ruck Plate in a Noodle

Wrapping Your Ruck Plate in a Noodle

Ruck Plates are compact and easy to slide next to your back in your ruck, which is the preferred technique no matter the weight or your rucking experience. Over time and distance, you’ll also come to really appreciate them more if they’re stable.…
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