The Things They Carry

Iowa-Nebraska Ruck March


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2017 The Things They Carry Ruck March Gear List


*Backpack/Ruck Sack

20 lbs of personal items that are significant to rucker

Cold Weather & Rain Gear

  • Gloves
  • Beanie
  • Long sleeved/short sleeved shirts
  • Coat/jacket
  • Trousers/sweats
  • Shoes/boots
  • Hand/feet warmers
  • Socks

Sun Protection

  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Sunglasses


  • Glowbelt
  • Flashlight/headlamps w/ batteries
  • Chem-lights (glowsticks)

Hydration & Nutrition

  • Water source (canteen, camelback, water bottle)
  • Granola bars, cliff bars, jerky, energy boosting snacks