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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Badass Moms Bring Order to Our (Pool Day) Lives

Badass Moms Bring Order to Our (Pool Day) Lives

It’s no small miracle to get the whole fam (including me) where we need to go with the stuff we need to have. When I’m in charge I follow Emily’s checklists but the trek to the pool resembles a Mog Mile reenactment, the kids and I worn for the part…
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GR1 aka the Most Badass Diaper Bag Ever Built

GR1 aka the Most Badass Diaper Bag Ever Built

I get the question a lot from dads about what's the best diaper bag. There's an aura of desperation, as if they're hoping I'll unlock the wisdom of some talisman that can protect them from Lilly Pulitzer paisley hell. As I work for you and aim to…
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Off-Leashing at the Beach with Monster

Off-Leashing at the Beach with Monster

We're all going to the same beach, Monster just wants to get there faster. A Labrador on a leash at the beach is about the same thing as taking your kids to Disney, putting them on leashes, and not letting them ride any of the rides o…
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Service First Story 001: Stop The Bleeding

Service First Story 001: Stop The Bleeding

Trauma medicine - how a first responder should treat someone hurt or injured - has evolved rapidly based on lessons learned in the post-9/11 wars. One example is that yes you should use a tourniquet sooner - it stops the bleeding to save a life. But…
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Proving the Challenge Pants

Proving the Challenge Pants

Last fall I met Alex in the throes of GORUCK Selection. None of us told him this at the time, but 23 hours in, he was performing well as most candidates were long since showered up and warm. It was clear he had trained his ass off. The mile…
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The Simple Pant Explained

The Simple Pant Explained

Blue jeans are a good look when they don’t put diamonds and sparklers all over ‘em. Simple and classic is better, and I’ve been a Levi’s 501 wearer for a long time.       But my 501’s get wet and they’re twice as…
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