I'm running an Armageddon gear fat bag, I believe they are also offering an ultralight filling for all of their production bags as well.As far as my pack goes, currently the plan is to run an Osprey Aether 70L without the top lid. I still need to work on getting a rifle strapped to it and getting that all dialed in.
A question I have for those who've gone to these before is what do you do for a rear bag if anything? The other night I weighed my pint sized game changer and it was around 3 pounds. I found that bag really helpful at the Guardian event that shot at, but I'm not humping around an extra 3# if I don't need to. I was thinking about opening up a corner and letting the fill out and replacing it with something much lighter from a hobby store or something.
Not necessarily. The entire squad could be below the required standard and about to miss the time hack. That's unlikely, but still possible. I had a basic GPS watch (Suunto) and being able to see my distance and time was helpful, especially later in the event as everything started to hurt. It let me know when we had to hustle and when we had plenty of time cushion.As far as making ruck times goes, am I looking at this wrong. I get the idea of tracking devices now in the preparation phase, but once you get there won't there be a somewhat large group of people all starting the ruck at or about the same time? I know the pace I need to be at, but also know that if we're in the middle of the herd we're probably going to be in good shape as far as making time goes. I get the point of worrying about a way to track and time yourself now, but once we get there won't it be pretty easy to see if we're falling behind the herd?
They tell you a time limit. I just go as hard as I can to shoot for completion in 2/3 of the time, and just keep track on my watch. I also know that i average a 13 minute mile and if im really sucking a 14 or MAYBE a 15 minute mile. So I just do the math.What is everyone using for pacing, time tracking and mileage? I am looking at a bunch of runners watches from Garmin as well as the Garmin Fortrex 601. Currently all my tracking is being done via stop watch and google earth route mapping and I'd like to get more accurate data.
Also this, I remember in 2017 a few of us made it pretty early, but a majority of the people shooting the match came in with very little time to spare because it was up an incredibly steep and iced over hill. And a similar thing happens every year because everyone just paces off of each other. So, you really need to watch yourself, and can't rely on everyone else.Not necessarily. The entire squad could be below the required standard and about to miss the time hack. That's unlikely, but still possible. I had a basic GPS watch (Suunto) and being able to see my distance and time was helpful, especially later in the event as everything started to hurt. It let me know when we had to hustle and when we had plenty of time cushion.
PS - No real need to buy a watch or a Garmin. Any modern smartphone can track GPS and mileage with free apps like Endomondo, MapMyRun, or Strava. On a 45 minute movement, you just need to pull your phone out and glance at it 3-4 times to ensure you're moving at the right pace. That said, any of the Garmin Forerunners or Suunto Ambit watches will be more than adequate for this event and set you back around $300, but sales/deals are always findable. You can spend more and get a fancier watch (Garmin Fenix 5/5X) if you want the additional features, but it's truly not necessary for general rucking.
Please tell us how the battery life lasts. Some reviews are claiming 5 days only instead of the 14 advertised.Yea I just ordered a Garmin instinct. I found it for 250 and being I am a card holder at bestbuy I have 45 to return if I don’t like it. But I does two things in which I wanted . Distance pace and has a big screen for a timer when you get on stage. I believe you can set an alarm if you start falling under pace as well.
The match is full with a waiting list. If you didn't get signed up within the first day or two it was available you may be able to get on the waiting list, but the odds aren't good you'll be in the 2020.Probably a stupid question, but have the dates/location/registration been released for the 2020 challenge? G3 Dynamics' website has the pre-reg option as "sold out", and no info listed that I can find. Much appreciated!
Yeah, that’s all closed. It’ll be at Ft. Gordon, and I’m not sure what the dates are, but Registration for the match is closed. It filled up in pre-registration. There is a waiting list you can get on, but unless everyone who made it during pre registration drops out, you probably won’t get into the match this year. UNLESS you get on and watch their FB page and hop on someone needing a partnerThe match is full with a waiting list. If you didn't get signed up within the first day or two it was available you may be able to get on the waiting list, but the odds aren't good you'll be in the 2020.
so after using the garmin instinct i have found that i really like it. i let it charge over night and have had it on for 4 days now using it and still have a full charge. i did turn off notifications from my phone and did change some setting such as the black light to save on battery. the hike feature is exactly what i was wanting and you can customize the read outs from 2 fields to 5 fields..i have mine set to show a heart rate - timer - pace - avg pace - distance this allows me to see my current pace and then the overall pace.Please tell us how the battery life lasts. Some reviews are claiming 5 days only instead of the 14 advertised.