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Are you hurt or are you injured?

Are you hurt or injured?  Are you unable or unwilling?  What’s the difference?

Being hurt is a physical pain and a mental issue.  You can play through the pain and accomplish your goal if your mind is right.

Being injured is a physical issue and a mental pain.  Your mind may say that you can keep going, but your body is done.  You need to rest, heal and recover.

It’s easy to confuse the two and when you feel pain, you need to address it and figure out, “Are you hurt or are you injured?”

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Pictures, Video, Cadre input, and a full timeline of the event.  If you’re even thinking about it in 2015, check this out.  Now.  More Cadre AARs here. (Including a really long one from Jason, worth the watch and also a 9min AAR from Garrett and 2min from Bert)

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Giveaway Entry 015: Jon Leonard
Pack Config has arrived at 3000 followers! To celebrate we are giving away 3 massive prizes. For a chance to win send us a picture of your pack (for entry requirements and more details visit here) from now until 30 November 2014 when we will select our three winners.
Here is Jon’s submitted info:Java GR0 w/ Tac Rabbit patch, Plan. Execute. Vanish. hoodie, Topeak Peakini II Mini Pump, Lenovo T430s w/ charger running Ubuntu 14.04, Nexus 7 (2012) running Kali Nethunter, w/ charger, Raven Vintage 42mm, Benchmade Ambush, Bogota Titan Picks, 2 x 32GB USB3 Data Traveler USB drives (one with bootable images, one for data), RayBan 3190 Sunglasses, Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset w/ Microphone, 2 Sharpies, 2 OptiFlow pens, Generic Notepad, Simple rugged wallet, iPhone 6 64GB Space Gray (not shown since it was used to take the picture).
If you like this set up please Like, Reblog, Share, Favourite and Re-Tweet this post as much as you like. And if you think you’ve got a chance maybe enter yourself here.
Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Thanks to Triple Aught Design, Grey Ghost Gear and ru-titley-knives for supplying these amazing prizes!!!

Looks like PackConfig picked up my post yesterday for a contest, so if you like it, go click the like/reblog buttons!

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Giveaway Entry 015: Jon Leonard

Pack Config has arrived at 3000 followers! To celebrate we are giving away 3 massive prizes. For a chance to win send us a picture of your pack (for entry requirements and more details visit here) from now until 30 November 2014 when we will select our three winners.

Here is Jon’s submitted info:
Java GR0 w/ Tac Rabbit patch, Plan. Execute. Vanish. hoodie, Topeak Peakini II Mini Pump, Lenovo T430s w/ charger running Ubuntu 14.04, Nexus 7 (2012) running Kali Nethunter, w/ charger, Raven Vintage 42mm, Benchmade Ambush, Bogota Titan Picks, 2 x 32GB USB3 Data Traveler USB drives (one with bootable images, one for data), RayBan 3190 Sunglasses, Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset w/ Microphone, 2 Sharpies, 2 OptiFlow pens, Generic Notepad, Simple rugged wallet, iPhone 6 64GB Space Gray (not shown since it was used to take the picture).

If you like this set up please Like, Reblog, Share, Favourite and Re-Tweet this post as much as you like. And if you think you’ve got a chance maybe enter yourself here.

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Thanks to Triple Aught DesignGrey Ghost Gear and ru-titley-knives for supplying these amazing prizes!!!

Looks like PackConfig picked up my post yesterday for a contest, so if you like it, go click the like/reblog buttons!

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Great AAR from Selectee James Vreeland…

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Damn. The two I’m choosing between.

See my last post about choosing rucks…

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jodo157 said: In the recent selection was Jon using a GR1?

From the looks of it, I think it was a GR0, but I don’t know for sure.

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rockyroadsandscotch said: You got a really great blog first of all! And because I like your blog a lot I would love to hear your 2 cents on my problem: I am 6'3'' 235 lbs. so a pretty big guy. I am big on going light and fast and if you have more room you always pack more than you need. GR0 vs. GR1 for someone of my size what do you think?

Thanks!

So here’s my question for you… What do you need to carry?  Are you looking for the ruck for day trips/10day/school/work?

The job dictates the tool.  If you need 3 books, a laptop, and clothes for a week, then it’ll obviously be different from somebody who needs a hoodie and a sandwich.

I recently took a 10day trip overseas using a GR0 and I’ve also carried the same bag for work.  If you can make it work, then the smaller ruck is the way to go.

  1. Find your purpose (school/work/daypack/week/10day+).
  2. Lay out the gear/clothes/whatever you need.
  3. Add things until it starts sucking, take things away until it stops getting better.
  4. Measure what you have left.  That’s the size ruck you need.
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Today’s loadout:
Java GR0 w/ Tac Rabbit patch
Plan. Execute. Vanish. hoodie
Topeak Peakini II Mini Pump
Lenovo T430s w/ charger running Ubuntu 14.04
Nexus 7 (2012) running Kali Nethunter, w/ charger
Raven Vintage 42mm
Benchmade Ambush
Bogota Titan Picks
2 x 32GB USB3 Data Traveler USB drives (one with bootable images, one for data)
RayBan 3190 Sunglasses
Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset w/ Microphone
2 Sharpies
2 OptiFlow pens
Generic Notepad
Simple rugged wallet
iPhone 6 64GB Space Gray (not shown since it was used to take the picture)

Today’s loadout:

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2 new items on the GR site:

Right now I use a GR1 Field Pocket for cable management and prefer to keep things inside the ruck, to outside, but maybe some of you guys will find these useful.  I’d go for the Wire Dopp myself.

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