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Why a Travel Backpack is Best (Roll Bags Suck)

Rucksack travel > Roll Bag Travel If you’re not interested in freedom, adventure, health or common courtesy toward the entire universe while traveling, this post will prove of very little interest to you. Out in front of the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, there’s a sculpture (and Ingress portal) called Consigne à vie or Checked Luggage for …

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Den of Spies: Rucking the Streets of Iran

I was deployed to Iran after an Iranian Air Defense unit mistakenly shot down a civilian flight over Tehran killing 176 people, 17 of whom were either Swedish citizens or Swedish residents. My foreign affairs team’s mission was to retrieve some of the bodies to return to Sweden for a worthy funeral and establish contact …

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Packing Cubes vs. Field Pockets

I bet most of you have heard of packing cubes, and maybe some of you have heard of field pockets. Aren’t they just the same thing? In some ways, they are. But there are a few key differences which is why they are named differently and why GORUCK sells both Packing Cubes and Field Pockets. …

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