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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Weekend Plans?

With decent weather in most places outside of the Pacific Northwest, you may want to reconsider the actions in these posts this weekend:

Ruck Marching Tips

Combat Fitness - Getting Started

Building Your Distance Capability


See you Sunday night.


Anonymous Deacon Matson said...

Thinking the same thing as I looked through the weekend weather report for the ATL metro area. Too bad my household got hit with the seasonal stomach bug. Ouch! Nothing like pining for feel better while looking out the window at this beautiful weather. I guess I will enjoy the PT and skill sharpening in a warmer climate this year.

Have a good one!

May 8, 2011 at 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, it doesn't hurt to hit it when the weather sucks, too.

You see how your gear works when it's wet...some stuff just won't cut it. Some stuff soaks up water and gets heavier.

Wet feet, soaked socks, wet clothes, mud, wind, cold, heat...these things must be experienced and endured in training if any hope of overcoming them in less than ideal circumstances is hoped for.

Good reminder, CA.


May 8, 2011 at 2:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As A.P. said,
nothing to check your gear like bad weather. Here in NW Wyoming, even in July I carry cold/foul weather gear due to sudden snow storms. Most of my flatlander friends think I'm crazy to carry the extra weight but 2 yrs ago some friends from OH almost hypothermiated on me in August. Elevation was 9,200' and a summer rainstorm dropped the temp way too quick.
Never leave home without heat tabs and a Dutch or BW poncho(way better than the new nylon GI). It will save your life.
And nothing leaves memories like training in the worst conditions you've ever seen.

Semper Fi, 0321

May 8, 2011 at 4:46 AM  
Anonymous Ed said...

Backpackers (people who for recreation intentionally carry 30-50 lb. pack loads for long distances usually on off-road footpaths in hilly terrain) run into some of the same issues presented here. They recommend carrying 3 liters of water, wearing moisture wicking polypropylene boxer briefs for males (less seams to chafe) and a product called BodyGlide (allantoin 0.5%) for the sensitive chafe areas before and after they chafe. BodyGlide is also useful on foot-blister areas. Two lightweight collapsible walking sticks are also recommended.

May 8, 2011 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger Dennis308 said...

The Fartleg System with a light battle pack will be painful the first time you try it but results are great for building endurance.


Great point AP, rain sleet and snow not to mention killer heat can be your friend (don't forget to hydrate) or foe that's up to you.

May 8, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger idahobob said...

As I normally work on fitness 6 days a week, not so this weekend!

Saturday was dedicated to attending a gun show, up north from my AO. Nice one, about 175 tables, no flea market junk. One major downer.....the Bat Fags were there, as in two, HUGE, FAT, UGLY, Sows. They were handing out flyers to all who had tables. Said flyers told what was a legal and not a legal transaction.

What Shit!

They even had a table there, and I had an extremely difficult time not walking up and hocking a big lugi in their porcine faces. But, common sense prevailed, I found exactly what I was looking for, and left.

Hope that your weekend was good.


May 8, 2011 at 3:50 PM  

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