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    • #83280
      tango
      Participant

        Been doing some backpacking/rucking for the last 8ish months now and I came up with this idea while I was on the trial to take pics of my pack in the various places I go. After not knowing what to do with all these pictures today it dawned on me this would be a neat idea for a thread.

        Edit: forum picture upload doesn’t work…
        https://www.anony.ws/i/2016/02/07/Snapchat-5296860608199061005.jpg

      • #83281
        DiznNC
        Participant

          Hey cool. Nice view. I need to figure out how to upload pics myself. Always kicks my ass for some reason.

        • #83282
          tango
          Participant

            @DiznNC try using that website anony.ws I actually just discovered this while writing this thread. You can upload your pics, no account, and it gives you all the necessary links. Super easy.

          • #83283
            DiznNC
            Participant

              Right on dude thanks.

            • #83284
              tango
              Participant
              • #83285
                tango
                Participant
                • #83286
                  Lloyd
                  Participant

                    I thought this thread was a cool idea, but just now getting around to making a contribution…

                    Yesterday’s PT session – 3 miles in 104F temps:

                    MVT Texas 2015-2020
                    Team Coyote / Team Rekkr / Team Cowbell

                  • #83287
                    tango
                    Participant

                      Not sure why I’m just getting this notification now, but thanks for posting @shooter!

                    • #83288
                      Corvette
                      Participant

                        I thought this thread was a cool idea, but just now getting around to making a contribution…

                        Yesterday’s PT session – 3 miles in 104F temps:

                        I often wonder about rucking in dry heat…

                        Dry winter is my ideal rucking weather.. makes life so much easier..

                      • #83289
                        Lloyd
                        Participant

                          A couple of decades ago I spent a few years in the Frank Church Wilderness in Idaho guiding elk hunts, and experienced temps down to about 20 below. No rucking when it was that cold though, since that late in the season we hunted out of a semi-permanent base camp. I’ve spent some time living out of a ruck, but never when it was colder than mid 20’s at night (and that sucked bad enough).

                          Being a Texas boy, I’m more accustomed to the desert heat, but it will kill you just as quick as cold – maybe quicker. The biggest limitation is water. It is virtually impossible to carry more than a couple of days worth of water at 8 lbs per gallon when you really need to drink a couple of gallons per day. If I was rucking around here in a mid-summer “bug out” type scenario, it would be mostly in the dark.

                          MVT Texas 2015-2020
                          Team Coyote / Team Rekkr / Team Cowbell

                        • #83290
                          Lloyd
                          Participant

                            Even here in the desert, it rains once in a while.

                            Not a “ruck” exactly, but…

                            MVT Texas 2015-2020
                            Team Coyote / Team Rekkr / Team Cowbell

                          • #83291
                            Corvette
                            Participant

                              what diverse colors for challenging C&C..(the terrain not your ruck)

                              Bergmann

                            • #83292
                              tango
                              Participant

                                Rucking in heat in general sucks the big’un. Whether you call this empirical or anecdotal I’ll confirm the information from the other thread about fitness and working out in the heat. If you’re doing it in high temp/humidity gains in your fitness are extremely difficult and hard earned.

                                What’s Alaska like in the Fall @Ivarr ?

                              • #83293
                                Corvette
                                Participant

                                  Heat with Humidity is one of many reasons I came to Alaska. I had to escape it. It was just oppressive.. Ive hauled a ruck in the heat and humidity all over the east coast. I was sick of it..

                                  Fall here generally doesn’t exist. It goes from Summer to cold and stays cold. I have the heat on already and the plants and trees are changing and losing leaves.. I suspect snow on the peaks any day now..

                                  Bergmann

                                • #83294
                                  Lloyd
                                  Participant

                                    …If you’re doing it in high temp/humidity gains in your fitness are extremely difficult and hard earned.

                                    Yep. Once the temp gets up over about 90F, you really have to slow down. Over 100F, the heart rate is up around 120-140 bpm even at a walk, with your body just trying to circulate blood to the surface so it can cool. If the humidity is low, you can periodically wet down your boonie, wear Under Armour type shirts, etc to keep the evaporative cooling going, but if humidity is high, you’re pretty much screwed. I don’t know how guys were able to hump those loads all over SE Asia back in the olden days… Humidity is usually 15-25% around here, so you can get acclimated and learn to deal with it, but you damned sure have to pay attention to the signals your body is sending you or you’ll get in trouble. Been there!

                                    MVT Texas 2015-2020
                                    Team Coyote / Team Rekkr / Team Cowbell

                                  • #83295
                                    tango
                                    Participant

                                      Went out for a hike today. Got up at 5:00 and was on the trail @ 7:30. Rainy, foggy as hell, and about 50 deg all the way up, 5.5mi and 2700ft elevation gain on the way up. Surprised myself and did the trip up in 2h10m including camera stops – really made an effort to keep a fast pace. Peak was just shy of 7000ft elevation.

                                      @DiznNC weather today reminded me of the way you described Wales.

                                    • #83296

                                      Los Angeles hills
                                      Early morning…ran up hill long long time. Wish I had hills like this to train on regularly. ..would be helpful on MVT hills. FL has nothing like this. Motto: train when and where u can …even on vacation.

                                    • #83297

                                      Original pic too big..here it is resized.

                                    • #83298
                                      zeerf
                                      Participant

                                        Nice view Jon, good training.

                                      • #83299
                                        tango
                                        Participant

                                          Bravo Jon. Keep ’em coming guys!

                                        • #83300
                                          Pinky
                                          Participant

                                            Me and the dog in a 6 miler, full pack. Hard.

                                          • #83301
                                            Mike Q
                                            Participant

                                              Pinky is a beast! But the dog scares me more…

                                            • #83302
                                              Pinky
                                              Participant

                                                Josie is my pal. 3YO chocolate lab, trail beast, carries her own stuff and some of mine

                                              • #83303
                                                tango
                                                Participant

                                                  Hope yall are enjoying the holidays…AND STILL GETTING AFTER IT

                                                • #83304
                                                  DiznNC
                                                  Participant

                                                    Oh yeah be doing the fan dance next Saturday.

                                                  • #83305
                                                    wesmc
                                                    Participant

                                                      Sunrise from my training area, Freedom Ridge, WV, near New River Gorge.

                                                    • #83306
                                                      tango
                                                      Participant

                                                        15.8mi in 5h43m, including lunch. And some context:

                                                      • #83307
                                                        osozorro
                                                        Participant

                                                          Manitou Incline Wikipedia.
                                                          Climbed 1242ft in .58 miles then took the midpoint bailout. 2.12miles total. 35lb assult pack. Beautiful but exhausting. Snow on the incline and bailout slowed pace at times.

                                                        • #83308
                                                          osozorro
                                                          Participant

                                                            Pictures are too big to attach.

                                                          • #83309
                                                            Pinky
                                                            Participant

                                                              15.8mi in 5h43m, including lunch. And some context:

                                                              Where is this?

                                                            • #83310
                                                              tango
                                                              Participant

                                                                15.8mi in 5h43m, including lunch. And some context:

                                                                Where is this?

                                                                But I’ve already told you :yes:

                                                                Edit: @jdelongvt-edu this was eastern portion of Smoky Mountain National Park, Mount Cammerer and Big Creek area.

                                                              • #83311
                                                                Pinky
                                                                Participant

                                                                  I picked up a Snugpak Bergen for $80. I did a bit of research (reviews, specs, etc) and assumed (wrongly) that the UK based company did not make them in China. The first thing I saw when I opened the bag was a tag that said “Snugpak, designed in England” or something like that, then the “Made in China” sticker somewhere below that in small letters. Disappointing to say the least. Well, I bought it, so figured I would put it through the paces and see how it would hold up. For fitness purposes, I filled it to the max and hit the trails (55lbs or so). I’ve done a few 6-8 milers with it plus PC.

                                                                  No busted stitches or anything (yet), but there are some suspect looking areas already. I don’t use the waist belt often or at all, which puts more stress on the shoulder straps, so my guess is they will bust or more likely the bottom seam as it is getting all the weight put on it.

                                                                  Let my $80 mistake support the buy-once-cry-once theory. I’ll continue to use it for a weight bag and see if it holds up.

                                                                  I like the space, layout, etc. Shame it is commie-made gear.

                                                                  Obligatory pic attached with my dogs attached. Is everyone staying fit???

                                                                • #83312
                                                                  tango
                                                                  Participant

                                                                    After Memorial Day ceremonies

                                                                  • #83313
                                                                    Lloyd
                                                                    Participant

                                                                      Damn, you live in a beautiful place, Tango!

                                                                      MVT Texas 2015-2020
                                                                      Team Coyote / Team Rekkr / Team Cowbell

                                                                    • #83314
                                                                      tango
                                                                      Participant

                                                                        Damn, you live in a beautiful place, Tango!

                                                                        Appalachia is full of treasures.

                                                                      • #83315
                                                                        tango
                                                                        Participant

                                                                          Not a ruck but got a couple hikes in over the holiday.

                                                                        • #83316
                                                                          tango
                                                                          Participant

                                                                            One more

                                                                          • #83317
                                                                            norinco
                                                                            Participant

                                                                              In the middle of an all night ruck. I’m also carrying a sandbag as “team weight” in this picture.

                                                                            • #83318
                                                                              Daniel
                                                                              Participant

                                                                                61 pounds last night, first two miles in 30:54 (30 minutes, not hours). Hills at the end really slowed me down. Still alive at the last top so kept going at a slower 17-18 minute mile pace. I’m in my 50’s and have taken a long time working up to this point, so I’ll take it.

                                                                                Thanks to Max for the video once upon a time demonstrating the shuffle run. Makes all the difference.

                                                                                No pictures, as they’d break the internet.

                                                                              • #83319
                                                                                tango
                                                                                Participant

                                                                                  11 miles Sunday. Made the trip up in 3.5 hrs – which is reallyyy slow for me. View was worth the effort though.

                                                                                • #83320
                                                                                  Mike Q
                                                                                  Participant

                                                                                    Tango,
                                                                                    Did you drag Kitty with you this time?

                                                                                  • #83321
                                                                                    tango
                                                                                    Participant

                                                                                      Tango,
                                                                                      Did you drag Kitty with you this time?

                                                                                      Not this time. This is shorter than the one I took him on though :)

                                                                                    • #83322
                                                                                      hellokitty
                                                                                      Participant

                                                                                        :wacko:

                                                                                        HEAT 1(CTT) X 3
                                                                                        HEAT 2 (CP) X1
                                                                                        FOF X3
                                                                                        OPFOR X2
                                                                                        CLC X2
                                                                                        RIFLEMAN

                                                                                      • #83323
                                                                                        Pewtin
                                                                                        Participant

                                                                                          Doing some PT.

                                                                                          Team Rekkr

                                                                                        • #83324
                                                                                          tango
                                                                                          Participant

                                                                                            @ctpelok is that southern hemisphere?

                                                                                            Contribution below.

                                                                                          • #83325
                                                                                            Pewtin
                                                                                            Participant

                                                                                              @tango: No, still northern, near the tropic of cancer. On vacation had a chance to get an 8 mile hike in with a 1700 ft elevation rise. Took one of my daughters on my shoulders instead of the ruck pack.

                                                                                              Your contribution picture location looks like a great place to go.

                                                                                              Team Rekkr

                                                                                            • #83326
                                                                                              tango
                                                                                              Participant

                                                                                                Morning @ 5600ft

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