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?”
Damn. The two I’m choosing between.
See my last post about choosing rucks…
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.
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?
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.
- Find your purpose (school/work/daypack/week/10day+).
- Lay out the gear/clothes/whatever you need.
- Add things until it starts sucking, take things away until it stops getting better.
- Measure what you have left. That’s the size ruck you need.