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What is a Ruck? Forced March? Hump?

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What is a Ruck? Forced March?  Hump?

      RUCK: A Challenging Adventure in Backpacking If you've never embarked on a hike with a backpack weighing 50+ lbs for many miles, the term "ruck" may be unfamiliar. The definition of ruck can be as simple as strolling with a backpack on a hike or as demanding as swiftly navigating rugged terrain with all your military gear. However, the key concept behind ruck, hump, or forced march is the act of carrying your gear from point A to point B in a backpack.You may be wondering, what exactly constitutes a ruck? How should you incorporate it into...

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