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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 11/22/2012 11:07:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:27:41 PM EST by RockHard13F]
Inspired in part by an event held during the Infantry Officer Course located at MCB Quantico. (Obstacle course, Endurance course (4.8 miles of running through the hills and obstacles with full kit), Obstacle course, Endurance course, Obstacle course)

I have a good friend who has talked me into agreeing to do the "tough mudder" with him outfitted in utilities, boots, LBV, assault pack, helmet, camelback, and (theoretically) rubber duck M16s. Same concept, and possibly the best way IMHO to determine an individuals level of combat fitness.

While out on a run a few minutes ago, it occurred to me, why not invite some ARFCOMMERs? Everyone jokes about how disgusting and out of shape most ARFCOMMERs are, so lets see what you've got. Anyone interested in doing a tough mudder as part of a team ARFCOM- in utes and gear? I'll have the gear list posted shortly.


The gents that have expressed interest thus far:

Dejavu

dubBinSEA

armedbutnotdangerous

Johnsonboy11




Shamelessly plagerized gear list:

Uniform/Equipment List.

a. The uniform will be utilities. Due to the
extreme physical activity involved in the execution of this
course, no warming layers are authorized.

b.
sling.

c. On the Fighting Load Carrier (FLC), the competitor will
have the following:

All personnel will carry their personal weapons (rubber ducky rifle M16/M4), with

3 magazine pouches w/6 magazines

1 grenade pouch

1 Camel Back (full)

d. The helmet must be worn during negotiation of the ropes
and* cargo net.

e. Each competitor executing the event
will carry the following in an assault pack.

1 set utility uniform (blouse and trousers)

4 pairs, issue socks

1 green T-shirt

1 soft cover

1 wet weather parka (Gortex jacket)

1 first aid kit

1 poncho/tarp

1 E-tool w/ case




Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:22:28 PM EST
No one? Weak...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:56:34 PM EST
Arfcommers being disgusting and out of shape isn't a joke.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:05:44 PM EST
sure, why not...I have my issued kit. where in NC are you at?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:09:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 1:47:03 PM EST by Waldo]
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:20:05 PM EST
It took me 50 minutes to do a 3.2 mile Warrior Dash. We did stop for mud fights and check out the women.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:40:30 PM EST
I've done shit like that many times because the military said I had to. It sucked. I have no desire to ever do it again.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:50:00 PM EST
Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
Everyone jokes about how disgusting and out of shape most ARFCOMMERs are, so lets see what you've got.


thats why no one will show, and those that do will be in shape.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:53:09 PM EST
im in .... i run fast .... team finish or no ..............where and when?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:55:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
No one? Weak...

Tough mudder is weak.


Cola Warrior is where its at.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 1:57:33 PM EST
Where?

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:37:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dejavu:
sure, why not...I have my issued kit. where in NC are you at?

Camp Lejeune. I'll put up a poll to determine which event.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:39:14 PM EST
Did Mudder last summer in Poconos. Doing Buffalo one in July.

Bring it on!!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:45:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 2:49:30 PM EST
I can't promise anything right now but if I'm available for the Virginia beach one then I'm in. I do races all the time
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:51:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Waldo:
Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
No one? Weak...


Geez, I'm an old, broken down grandpa type fart. You can come backpacking with me though. That's the best I can do.


ETA, you're in NC. I'm up for doing this again.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=13431


Want to try and do it in 24 hours or less? I don't have a lot of time away from work.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 3:54:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:06:25 PM EST
Oh I dunno, is it harder than the Darby Queen?

Honestly I'd love to go (outside of being called a Marine) but don't have the time between work and ice hockey.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:28:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
No one? Weak...

Tough mudder is weak.


Cola Warrior is where its at.

What is this Cola Warrior you speak of?

And Tough mudder is weak. That is why we are adding boots and gear.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:03:34 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:10:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 10:14:58 PM EST
Night crew?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:53:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
Night crew?


Already training for a "real" race.

Linky...
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 1:10:38 AM EST
I am doing the Texas Tough Mudder with a friend, but I am not going to wear extra stuff. I'll be doing good to finish as it is.


Link Posted: 11/23/2012 1:53:32 AM EST
I'm signed up for the TM in Colorado in june. If you're gonna do this anywhere in my region, I'd be interested in switching.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:45:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By RockHard13F:

Originally Posted By RustedAce:

Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
No one? Weak...

Tough mudder is weak.


Cola Warrior is where its at.

What is this Cola Warrior you speak of?

And Tough mudder is weak. That is why we are adding boots and gear.


Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:52:19 AM EST
You do know its longer than 4.5 miles right? It's 11 miles. Did one early this year, super fun! I'll be doing it next year too. It's fun when your in shape and you see most other people having a hard time.
If your preparing I recommend a lot of mountain trail running with lots off inclines.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:49:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By riseagainstforme:
You do know its longer than 4.5 miles right? It's 11 miles. Did one early this year, super fun! I'll be doing it next year too. It's fun when your in shape and you see most other people having a hard time.
If your preparing I recommend a lot of mountain trail running with lots off inclines.

Yes. The course I mentioned earlier is 4.8 miles twice, sandwiched in between 3 obstacle courses. And the 4.8 mile legs each have obstacles along the way. Given the length of the obstacle courses, and their nature, I am guessing it is close to even.
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