A GORUCK rucksack with event patches.
Lifestyle

Where To Buy Morale Patches for Rucking

What is a Morale Patch? Morale patches are the informal insignia that military units use to help build an esprit de corp – a feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty shared by the members of a group. Let’s talk about the the role morale patches play in rucking, and where you can find a morale patch (or tactical patch) that might help you express some style or humor and join in on the camaraderie. We’ll also cover a variety of tactical patches that serve practical purposes. You can ruck alone, but rucking really comes alive when you are part of a group or club – a team of like minded individuals tackling a humbling and challenging shared experience. A [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 rucksack in multicam color
Lifestyle

GORUCK Sales – Christmas In July 2018

GORUCK Price Increase Coming The founder of GORUCK announced this week that an across the board price increase of 20-30% is coming on September 1, 2018 – for all rucksacks and apparel. If you have your eye on a GR1, or other backpack – time to get it now. This is their first price increase of the GR1 since it came out in 2010. The increase is to help offset the cost of labor – because the bulk of their products are made in the USA. Shop GORUCK Now Does GORUCK have discount codes and coupons? GORUCK frequently issues discount or coupon codes, and has special sales, such as Christmas in July (XIJ) or Black Friday. But, they also have [Read more …]

Salomon Mens X Ultra Mid 3 Aero Hiking Shoes
Exercise

Best Shoes For Rucking

What is Rucking? Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack. It’s a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic endurance due to the added weight on your back. Burn more calories than walking and with less impact than jogging. And you can do this anywhere you can walk – in an urban or rural setting. We love rucking because it is so simple. Easy to pick up and there is not a lot of equipment necessary. But it can be hard on your feet. Especially if you aren’t conditioned to walking long distances at a fast pace. In this article, we’ll give you some important tips and tricks to protect your feet. And we’ll highlight some products that [Read more …]

GORUCK ruck plate and rucksack - essential gear for rucking
Exercise

Fitatmidlife’s Rucking Glossary – Learn About Rucking

FitAtMidlife’s Rucking Glossary Rucking is walking with a loaded backpack – and not just in the woods! “Ruck”, short for “rucksack”, is military slang for a backpack. This is a cheap, simple exercise that burns calories and builds aerobic endurance due to the added weight. As a beginner in rucking you’re going to run into some terms and acronyms you may not be familiar with. But we’re here to help. Here’s a rundown on some of the common terms and lingo that are utilized by the GORUCK organization as well as the wider rucking community. Have a read through and increase your rucking knowledge. Did we miss an item? Reply in the comments – preferably with a source, if possible. [Read more …]

GORUCK 30lb ruck plate going into a rucksack
Equipment

Ruck Plates – Weight Plates for Rucking

Let’s talk about ruck plates. What are they? They are the specially designed weight plates for rucking. We’ll highlight some great products that are both functional and helpful, but we’ll also talk about some other alternatives that are versatile in their own right. First of all, why do you even need ruck plates? Can’t you just use anything that’s heavy – like a dumbbell, a regular olympic plate, or a rock? Yes, you can. But there’s a lot of good reasons to have ruck plates if you are going to get serious about ruck training. First of all – odd sized objects take up too much room. There won’t be room for anything else in the pack, or the object [Read more …]

GORUCK GR1 21L ruck sack - in new Coyote Brown color - looks great and is backed by a lifetime guarantee
Equipment

Backpacks for Rucking

Let’s talk about the best backpacks (rucksacks) for rucking. We’ll highlight the best products that look good, are functional, and tough as nails. We’ll also highlight some great rucking accessories that help you get the most out of your gear. When choosing the best backpack for rucking – you need to consider a few things: Function Form Durability Price By the way, that super-sweet looking rucksack pictured above is the GORUCK GR1 in Coyote Brown – a top notch ruck and a great looking piece of gear. Remember, the first rule of GORUCK is: Always look cool. Read on to find out why we think the GR1 is the best choice for rucking – and for every day use. What [Read more …]