Traditionally what is the weight of the rucksack and its contents when you do road marches in BCT? I was going to start hiking w/ one and throw a few weights in it to toughen up my shoulders and traps.
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You should start out light. No more than 10lbs to begin. As you get acustomed to it, add weight.
In BCT you won't be required to carry excessively heavy loads.
I don't recall how heavy our rucks were in BCT. I don't think we had a target weight, but we did have a packing list for our rucks, especially for our final FTX.
In the regular units I've been in, the heaviest I've had to carry was 40 lbs. Here in OCS, it's 25%-30% of your body weight in your ruck. I rucked 46 lbs. during our roadmarches.
Hope this helps.
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