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Posted: 10/27/2013 11:50:00 AM EST
All the SHTF masturbation around here got me thinking. How often have you gotten out and just hoofed it long distances in the last year? Physical conditioning is more important than having an ammo fort, yet too many here focus on the latter and not the former.

So? How far?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:50:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 11:50:53 AM EST by LuckyDucky]
Around 10 miles

My problem with just walking isn't getting tired, but chafing.

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:50:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:51:17 AM EST
I've done a few ultra marathons this year. Also two hikes of over 250miles.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:51:25 AM EST
I try to jog a few times per week, but only 3 miles/5K per time.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:51:40 AM EST
I walk about 15 miles a day working
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:51:44 AM EST
People think they will shoot their way out of everything.. If you can't move and get stuck in the same position during a SHTF scenario, you'll get ran on.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:52:18 AM EST
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Fuck yeah man! That is awesome.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:52:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 11:54:23 AM EST by RileyS]
Walking isn't a problem if you're in decent shape and you have a place to go. If you can't walk more than 20miles in a day, you have a lot of health issues.

ETA: My shape has gone downhill since I've been in the Army, but here in a couple years, I'll get it back up to where it was. I used to love doing half marathon runs and 12 mile rucks when it wasn't for my job lol.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:52:40 AM EST
I ran 10.5 miles Wednesday evening at 7:46 per mile pace.

But you asked about walking...so I fail.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:53:44 AM EST
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Walking isn't a problem if you're in decent shape and you have a place to go. If you can't walk more than 20miles in a day, you have a lot of health issues.
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30 miles a day walking should be the standard.

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:55:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RileyS:
Walking isn't a problem if you're in decent shape and you have a place to go. If you can't walk more than 20miles in a day, you have a lot of health issues.
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On flat land, sure.

But again: too many folks focus on preparation while negating the biggest prep of them all: their health.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:55:23 AM EST
I haven't been hiking in a long time, but I walk two miles each day around the neighborhood.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:56:06 AM EST
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On flat land, sure.

But again: too many folks focus on preparation while negating the biggest prep of them all: their health.
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Originally Posted By andrasik:
Originally Posted By RileyS:
Walking isn't a problem if you're in decent shape and you have a place to go. If you can't walk more than 20miles in a day, you have a lot of health issues.


On flat land, sure.

But again: too many folks focus on preparation while negating the biggest prep of them all: their health.


This biggest problem with walking isn't getting tired, it's taking care of your feet.

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 11:58:26 AM EST
THIS year? It isn't even worth mentioning. Pre heart problems I was capable of 15 miles in a few hours. Hopefully with some successful rehab I can get back to being able to travel distances on foot.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:01:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 12:02:02 PM EST by AZ_Sky]
I walk my dog between three and five miles every day.
I've never done more than a 10K.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:06:48 PM EST
I do an hour every day on the treadmill at speeds of 4-6 mph while watching gun shows on the boob tube, plus normal every day walking equals to 7 to 8 miles a day.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:10:25 PM EST
Probably 10 miles on one of the projects I was on earlier this summer. Basically I get paid to hike on some projects.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:16:10 PM EST
Working as a Manf. Engr I'm constantly on my feet at the plant, don't feel like walking when I get home.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:18:13 PM EST
From the front door to the car door.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:18:21 PM EST
From the basement up to the kitchen .
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:18:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By andrasik:


On flat land, sure.

But again: too many folks focus on preparation while negating the biggest prep of them all: their health.
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Originally Posted By andrasik:
Originally Posted By RileyS:
Walking isn't a problem if you're in decent shape and you have a place to go. If you can't walk more than 20miles in a day, you have a lot of health issues.


On flat land, sure.

But again: too many folks focus on preparation while negating the biggest prep of them all: their health.


Shush.

Let the fatties keep on prepping with no focus on their physical shape, so we have ammo/food forts to pillage after they have heart attacks during SHTF.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:19:10 PM EST
Depending on where I am and what I'm doing, 5+ miles a day walking is just in a day's work.

When I'm off and exploring places, like in the Philippines or Thailand, a 20 mile day isn't out of the question.


A walk around Heathrow airport adds up pretty quick too
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:20:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 12:21:21 PM EST by Smashy]
Front door to the car, I guess around 12 feet.

Edit: Great minds think alike.

Originally Posted By Kashtin:
From the front door to the car door.
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Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:21:41 PM EST
I run a lot but not much walking.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:22:08 PM EST
I did the 28 mile March for the Fallen back in April.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:22:26 PM EST
gps had it around 6 miles and ~1500 vertical feet, with rifle and backpack. so not a lot, but better than nothing.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:23:43 PM EST
Did a couple 16 mile rucks last year. Currently doing rucks of various distances (8-12 miles) every couple weeks. Ran 10 miles last week. Fucking sucked. Gave brief though to doing a few extra miles and finishing my first half marathon, but quickly discarded that idea as one of the worst I have ever had
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:24:48 PM EST
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gps had it around 6 miles and ~1500 vertical feet, with rifle and backpack. so not a lot, but better than nothing.
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Elevation gain, I have found, is a bitch.

I could walk for days in Kansas. No problem. Here, though? Shit, those first few hikes with elevation gain kicked my teeth in.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:25:40 PM EST
I run 4 miles 3 to 4 times a week and I do 10 miles hikes as time permits, plus taekwondo 4 times a week. Weight training as well.

Still need to do more.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:26:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By andrasik:
All the SHTF masturbation around here got me thinking. How often have you gotten out and just hoofed it long distances in the last year? Physical conditioning is more important than having an ammo fort, yet too many here focus on the latter and not the former.

So? How far?
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I heard a couple of guys in a gun store last month talking about SHTF situations and what they would do. One of them was about 5'6" and 250 pounds and the other was about 5'10" and 300 pounds. I couldn't help myself and I had to laugh out loud.

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:28:03 PM EST
I run two miles as fast as possible three days a week. Used to jog but found sprinting is easier on my joints than jogging long distances. Plus running for 11 minutes beats the hell out of jogging for 40 minutes as far as finding time to do it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:28:17 PM EST
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This biggest problem with walking isn't getting tired, it's taking care of your feet.

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Originally Posted By andrasik:
Originally Posted By RileyS:
Walking isn't a problem if you're in decent shape and you have a place to go. If you can't walk more than 20miles in a day, you have a lot of health issues.


On flat land, sure.

But again: too many folks focus on preparation while negating the biggest prep of them all: their health.


This biggest problem with walking isn't getting tired, it's taking care of your feet.



Yup, and movement w/o load, or a light load is a lot different than moving about with full kit.
And as far as SHTF is concerned, vehicles after more than a few weeks will be giant targets.
Better start rucking.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:28:37 PM EST
All the zombie fanatics on this site remind me of this:




Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:30:45 PM EST
R/T about a little over a mile.

When I was in CA it was not unusual for me to walk four miles home from work.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:30:55 PM EST
Young guys with no money emphasis running.

Old guys with money emphasis equipment.

Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:33:26 PM EST
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This right here. I threw a pedometer on my belt once and clocked-in 20+ miles in an 8-hour shift.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:35:58 PM EST
26.2 miles on August 25

Ironman Louisville
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:42:37 PM EST
Not in the last year but two years ago around this time I humped from my southeastern Cleveland suburb to Akron with a pack. Almost 30 miles in a day with about 30 pounds on my back. The human stride is perfectly suited for our world.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:46:51 PM EST
I put on about 10 miles a day, over terrain, during the 7 days of deer hunting.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:51:08 PM EST
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Young guys with no money emphasis running.

Old guys with money Morbidly obese guys emphasis equipment.

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FIFY
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:51:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2013 12:52:23 PM EST by 161Infantry]
23 miles was the most I did this summer in the Cascade MTN Range, carrying 30lbs of gear on the Pacific Crest Trail...I admit I was taking more time, enjoying the sights and more than likely could have knocked out 5 more miles that day..I average 20 mile days when hiking, I enjoy my breaks at scenic areas and taking pictures..
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:52:53 PM EST
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Elevation gain, I have found, is a bitch.

I could walk for days in Kansas. No problem. Here, though? Shit, those first few hikes with elevation gain kicked my teeth in.
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Originally Posted By sirensong:
gps had it around 6 miles and ~1500 vertical feet, with rifle and backpack. so not a lot, but better than nothing.


Elevation gain, I have found, is a bitch.

I could walk for days in Kansas. No problem. Here, though? Shit, those first few hikes with elevation gain kicked my teeth in.

grew up in the mountains, but then spent a lot of years in TX. first time i went back was for a snowboarding trip to crested butte. i'm not joking--at one point late the first day, i thought i was about to cry. altitude + walking vertical feet had me on my ass. and that was just recreation.

nowadays, i try to get in at least a couple of days of gut-check in the mountains every summer. i'm still in pretty poor condition, but it's getting easier.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:59:00 PM EST
I don't know, honestly. I feel as if it is a long way because I'm on my feet all day, every day during the week. I don't cover long distances, just back and forth a thousand times. Maybe a pedometer would provide a reasonable answer.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 12:59:25 PM EST
I'm gonna be doing this in March:

Bataan

Who else is going?
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:00:40 PM EST
Couch to Fridge
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:00:50 PM EST
NOW YOU'VE DONE IT!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:01:26 PM EST
5 miles
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:02:15 PM EST
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From the basement up to the kitchen .
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My mom brings my food down for me.
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:02:26 PM EST
I walk for a living. In the woods. I can walk all day, every day, through the nice and the nasty.

Keep up!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 1:05:09 PM EST
After the third day of a Disneyland 3 day multi pass I figured out we walked about 7-11 miles per day.
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