SELECTION: Honoring our Roots & Upholding the Standard

SELECTION: Honoring our Roots & Upholding the Standard

“Sacrificing personal comforts and dedicating myself to the completion of the mission shall be my life.” Minutes from endex and the successful recitation of this quote from the Recon Creed is the only thing standing in the way of Doug aka 01…
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How to Find the Lost City

How to Find the Lost City

Rucking 29 miles in the Colombian jungle in 29 hours. Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of trips and spent nearly a decade living in South America, Africa, and Europe. Jason has visited more continents and countries than me, though for shorter stin…
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HULK

HULK

I train like a HULK. I eat like a HULK. I ruck like a HULK. I live like a HULK, every day. I’m 6”3 250 before I feed the house and wash it down with a few beers and I don’t want my pants crowding my junk, ever. I hate that. My neighbor’s a ski…
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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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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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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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GR1: Baghdad Meets NYC, The Story

GR1: Baghdad Meets NYC, The Story

I placed an ad on Craigslist NYC for a “backpack designer”, and a couple called the Wookey’s in Montana replied with a link to their website and a “we can do that.” They had recently set up a design studio after working in manufacturing forever, a…
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Behind the Scenes of Selection 018 (Part 2)

Behind the Scenes of Selection 018 (Part 2)

And then there was one. I learned early on in my Army days that you can’t stop Father Time. Just keep your head focused on the task at hand while the sand flows south, and embrace whatever comes at you. It’s their game, their rules, a…
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Behind the Scenes of Selection 018 (Part 1)

Behind the Scenes of Selection 018 (Part 1)

BELLBROOK, OHIO, USA HOME BASE OF GORUCK SELECTION 018 Annually, we run an event called GORUCK Selection. It’s the only event that we recommend you NOT sign up for. It’s 48+ hours and it’s patterned after Special Forces Assessm…
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GR1, the Most Badass Laptop Bag Ever Built

GR1, the Most Badass Laptop Bag Ever Built

Monster speaks and we listen and he’s like hey GR1 is the most badass laptop bag ever built. Mic drop, off he goes. Nobody doubts Monster but...?? Time warp back to 2008 when we had napkin sketches for what GR1 wo…
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