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Old 14 October 2019, 08:36
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Icon5 Army Basic Ruck Weights?

No luck on google. Anyone know what the current maximum weight is of a rucksack a recruit will carry in basic training? Thanks.
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Old 14 October 2019, 09:35
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No luck on google. Anyone know what the current maximum weight is of a rucksack a recruit will carry in basic training? Thanks.
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Old 14 October 2019, 10:16
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Looks like +/- 35 pounds for the ruck(https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...2203907AArhsSH). Or is it 55 lbs and up (https://www.goarmy.com/videos/play/w...ining-q-a.html)?
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Old 14 October 2019, 10:18
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A 2014 Blog about FTX and Road March said they unloaded from "75lbs to about 30" for the march. Highly doubt they were carrying 75 for a Basic FTX? (what rucks do they have? - we had ALICE Mediums).

Current standards for the EIB state 35lbs.

All I could find.
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Old 14 October 2019, 10:31
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It should start at 35 lbs for the first few rucks.
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Old 14 October 2019, 10:37
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My son went thru 5 years ago and 35 lbs was the most they did.
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Old 14 October 2019, 10:48
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Currently a maximum of 50 pounds and it varies between 40 & 50 depending on the event. That doesn't include weapons. On the Bayonet March (final march into Honor Hill and their induction into the infantry) it's 50 pounds, weapons to include crew serves, and along the way they pick up water cans, ammo cans, SKEDs with sandbags, etc. to be shared among the platoon.
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Old 14 October 2019, 11:25
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Currently a maximum of 50 pounds and it varies between 40 & 50 depending on the event. That doesn't include weapons. On the Bayonet March (final march into Honor Hill and their induction into the infantry) it's 50 pounds, weapons to include crew serves, and along the way they pick up water cans, ammo cans, SKEDs with sandbags, etc. to be shared among the platoon.
Does this include boots from Kimís? Or is that separate?
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Old 14 October 2019, 11:50
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Does this include boots from Kimís? Or is that separate?
I think those are included with the base weight.
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Old 14 October 2019, 12:03
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Currently a maximum of 50 pounds and it varies between 40 & 50 depending on the event. That doesn't include weapons. On the Bayonet March (final march into Honor Hill and their induction into the infantry) it's 50 pounds, weapons to include crew serves, and along the way they pick up water cans, ammo cans, SKEDs with sandbags, etc. to be shared among the platoon.
Correct. And it depends, specifically regarding if they are an 11B or 11C cycle.

During 'Red Phase' (first three weeks) the trainees do not exceed 35lbs, to include water. More platoon organic equipment is added over time to include crew served weapons, radios, aid bags etc. and during 'Blue' phase (squad tactics) it pretty much tops out.

I'll add that without a doubt the 11C cycles carried more per man than 50lbs of dry weight during the culminating 'Bayonet' foot march.
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Old 14 October 2019, 13:01
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I was referring to standard Basic training that non 11Bs go through - soft skill MOS. I know Infantry Basic/AIT is probably a little different.
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When I went through in 2012 it never exceeded 35 lbs.
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Old 14 October 2019, 13:55
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Question what does the current rucksack look like now days.
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Old 14 October 2019, 14:02
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Question what does the current rucksack look like now days.
Green, sometimes with a cammie pattern, usually with pockets, flaps, snaps, zippers and buttons. Why do you ask my good man?
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Old 14 October 2019, 14:26
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Green, sometimes with a cammie pattern, usually with pockets, flaps, snaps, zippers and buttons. Why do you ask my good man?
Because when he went through you had to run your ruck down and skin it before you could put it on your back.
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Old 14 October 2019, 14:27
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Because when he went through you had to run your ruck down and skin it before you could put it on your back.
Silly me...duh.
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Old 14 October 2019, 14:29
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A bit of a left turn. I've seen this kid in my neighborhood a few times walking home from school with his friends. My guess is he's a middle schooler, as the bus drops them off right around the corner. Anyway, I noticed a while back, the back pack he uses for his school books is an old OD green Alice Pack, medium. I've been meaning to ask him where he got it.
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When I went through Fort Knox in the fall of 2010 I think it averaged about 35-45 pounds.

Now at the end of the FTX and final march up and down Pain Misery and Heartbreak I think it may have been heavier but that could have been due everything being muddy and water logged.

I looked contemplated doing the the 17th Annual Norwegian Foot March on November 3, 2018 at The University of Southern Indiana (USI). Reading the rules and requirements, it stated that you had to use a 25lb pack.

I know earlier this year the Army started issuing new rucks to the 82nd ABN and the Rangers to field test. It is made Mystery Ranch.
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Old 14 October 2019, 16:20
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Old 14 October 2019, 18:39
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All of the pounds.

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Lol. Like the PL asking a PSG.. How many Rangers can we get on a 2 1/2 ton?

All of em, Sir.

35 lbs would seem a good starting point.
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