RUCK•ING [VERB] carrying a weighted pack on your back. It implies action, energy, and purpose.
Rucking is the foundation of Special Forces training. Green Berets are well versed in shouldering heavy rucks through cities, mountains, jungles and deserts, in war and in peace — alone when they must, together whenever possible. Rucking requires strength, endurance, and character — and builds it, too.
Note: Hiking is rucking in the mountains, urban hiking is simply called rucking. Rucking can be done at any weight.
A fire support base (FSB, firebase or FB) is a temporary military encampment to provide artillery fire support to infantry operating in areas beyond the normal range of fire support from their own base camps. FSBs follow a number of plans; their shape and construction varying based on the terrain they occupy and the projected garrison.
We are an official GORUCK Firebase: We run monthly group rucks and get people to become more active in general. Everyone can ruck, it’s fun and brings people together. Social Fitness.
If you are interested in joining our next ruck, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU ONLY NEED 3 THINGS TO START RUCKING…
- Thick comfortable shoulder straps
- Secures the weight close to your back
- Cinch it down all the way, so the ruck is higher on your back
- You’ll get thirsty, bring water
- Hydration bladder preferred, so you can drink on the move
- Nalgene bottle in your ruck, mix in electrolytes here
- Ensure it’s stable and close to your back while rucking
- Ruck Plates are compact, which saves space in the ruck
- 20 lbs (Beginner) to 50 lbs (Expert)