Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

I am so broke off!

Old 04-29-05, 10:08 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Where the sky is always Carolina Blue! (Currently VA - again...)
Posts: 5,167
I am so broke off!

Just finished a 20k foot march. Rucksack, rifle, kevlar, LBE. I am so sore. Not as many blisters as my last 10k, but my feet are still aching.

3 hours, 33 minutes. My time to beat (Hopefully not until next year).
Tuan Jim is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 10:13 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,159
Originally Posted by Tuan Jim
Just finished a 20k foot march. Rucksack, rifle, kevlar, LBE. I am so sore. Not as many blisters as my last 10k, but my feet are still aching.

3 hours, 33 minutes. My time to beat (Hopefully not until next year).
That's fucking hard core. Nicely done just finishing the damn thing!
Hiro11 is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 10:17 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Where the sky is always Carolina Blue! (Currently VA - again...)
Posts: 5,167
Originally Posted by Hiro11
That's fucking hard core. Nicely done just finishing the damn thing!
Thanks, it could have been a lot worse. It could have been raining like it was every other day this week. Thankful for the small things.
Tuan Jim is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 10:18 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 8,757
wimp.. back in my day, i used to have to travel 30k to school in snow uphill everyday

jk.. very impressive
j123vt_99 is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 11:31 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Aostin, TX, USA
Posts: 19,876
I like the ad they gave me:
http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com...36&u_java=true


So. What the heck is LBE, and how much did everything weigh?

Drink your water, though!
Y2K Falcon is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 11:38 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Too close to Jules
Posts: 5,148
Tuan Jim, never knew you were in the military. 20k, damn. How much does your gear weigh? Any pics of your full loadout? M4 or something else, and what type of sight do you use?
p1forest is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 12:12 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
AGuyNamedMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: (formerly known as Inglenook Hampendick) Fairbanks, Alaska!
Posts: 15,226
LBE = Load Bearing Equipment

Hoo-ah Tuan Jim! Have you considered Nijmegen?
AGuyNamedMike is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 12:24 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk God
 
kvrdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 86,201
I won't even drive that far.
kvrdave is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 01:56 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Where the sky is always Carolina Blue! (Currently VA - again...)
Posts: 5,167
Well, technically I think the entire loadout including pack, rifle, canteens, etc. is 40 pounds, but I think it varies from person to person. For the actual marches though, the stuff we pack isn't too light or bulky.

Sleeping bag w/carrier
2 Qt canteen (full)
1 uniform
1 pair of boots
2 pairs socks
2 t-shirts

then you have rifle (unloaded M-16A2 -- no sight -- I'm not infantry), LBE with 2 x 1 QT canteens), kevlar, etc -- no body armor requirement for this thank God.

IIRC this one is annual training, but we have to do a semi-annual 10k as well -- as a unit. I think I'd prefer one 10k a month though just to stay sharp. We had one in February, but this one was 2x as long -- even worse when it means walking around the same loop twice.
Tuan Jim is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 01:58 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Where the sky is always Carolina Blue! (Currently VA - again...)
Posts: 5,167
Originally Posted by AGuyNamedMike
Hoo-ah Tuan Jim! Have you considered Nijmegen?
I'd have to train a whole lot for something like that. I hadn't even done 20k since basic training last spring.
Tuan Jim is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 01:59 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Where the sky is always Carolina Blue! (Currently VA - again...)
Posts: 5,167
Originally Posted by p1forest
Tuan Jim, never knew you were in the military. 20k, damn. How much does your gear weigh? Any pics of your full loadout? M4 or something else, and what type of sight do you use?
If you look on my blog (link in sig), I have a few pics from an exercise earlier this year -- cold weather gear. I'll try to put up some pics in the brand new uniform when we start wearing it next month.
Tuan Jim is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 02:21 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Too close to Jules
Posts: 5,148
Checked it earlier, couldn't find the pics, found them now. The new uni you're talking about, is that the ACU? I think that stuff is ugly as hell, but I'd be very interested in hearing your (and fellow soldier's) opinions of how it performs in the field. I know a lot of people that thought they should have gone with Multicam.

Last edited by p1forest; 04-29-05 at 02:25 PM.
p1forest is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 06:22 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Where the sky is always Carolina Blue! (Currently VA - again...)
Posts: 5,167
Yeah, we just got issued the ACU, but don't start wearing it until sometime next month. I like the idea of the collar -- no chafing at the neck with the body armor, but I haven't actually worn it for any work.

Still, this is one uniform they definitely can't make us iron/press since that would melt the velcro.
Tuan Jim is offline  
Old 04-29-05, 06:57 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Too close to Jules
Posts: 5,148
Yeah, most people like the mandarin collar and other physical upgrades. I should have been more clear, what I don't like is the new pattern. Hopefully it's effective in the field, though.
p1forest is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.