By: The PATHFINDER Ruck Training Course Advisors
Rucking is a great form of exercise for a number of reasons, including its simplicity - just throw on your ruck and away you go! Even on a short ruck, though, any number of things can happen when you step out the door. By making sure that you adhere to some basic rules of thumb and carry a few key items each time you ruck, you can significantly increase your safety while you’re out putting on the miles.
Before You Go
While You are Rucking
It's easy to rationalize not bringing a windbreaker on a nice day or not telling people when you are just going for a quick ruck but you never know what could happen - a sudden storm, a sprained ankle, etc. It doesn't take long to put together some basic things and take some fundamental precautions both before and during your ruck to save you from being portrayed in the next "true stories of survival" series!
About the Author
I have completed 38 GORUCK events including 3-GORUCK HCL's, and have done a variety of other endurance events including Ironman Maryland 140.6 two times. I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and health coach, scientist, minimalist, nature lover and single mom but on a more basic level, I'm just a woman in her 40's that likes to push her limits and write stuff sometimes. This blog is a way of sharing some of my experiences and insights.