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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Service First Story 004: As A Team

Service First Story 004: As A Team

A Fire Department responds to a fire every 23 seconds in the United States. It takes a lot of training, hard work, and courage to do so. Firefighters are pillars of our communities, and our way of life, and over a million firefighters in America…
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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 R…
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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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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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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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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…
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