The above photo is of my Vasque Juxt hiking shoes during a recent hike in northeast Ohio. It was in the mid 40’s and partly cloudy which made for a great day of rucking a short distance with my daughters. Getting them outside and away from the TV and phones was a welcome change. Nothing beats getting outside to explore and enjoy the outdoors. I really enjoy rucking since I can kill two birds with one stone; hiking and fitness.
My pack of choice for rucking is the Direct Action Dragon Egg MkII backpack. I’ve tried many others to include GORUCK, but for me, the Direct Action pack is where it’s at. After sliding in the 30lb rucking plate and loading it up with other gear, the pack remains very comfortable.
Having the ability to move over a variety of terrain with a load on your back is one of the truest indicators of fitness and also one of the most foundational elements of the Modern Minuteman. – Bill Rapier (AMTAC Shooting)