AO: Rising Sun

When: 02/11/2023


Number of Pax: 8

Pax Names: Fogger, Giuliani, Kipling, McFeely, Päntsdrunk, RA, Valencia, Webelos,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Päntsdrunk

The BackBlast:

We warmed up with some Abe Vigodas f/b and then Daisy pickers.

Tried to make a little game out of todays ruck workout, imagining that 10 people were stranded and needed help throughout Oak Park, but the problem was we didn’t know where. I had picked 10 intersections randomly around the AO to serve as the locations, so we had to cover as much ground as possible to find them. Simply walking by an intersection would be enough for a rescue, but there would be some obstacles in our way.

PAX doing the rescue broke up into groups of 3, and hit an obstacle every 5 blocks at which point 1 pax has to Juggernaut (farmer carry the other 2 PAXs rucks) to the end of that next block while the 2 pax without rucks shuttle sprint to the end of block and back to the juggernaut. Then at the end of that block, all PAX need to complete x10 front loaded squats, x10 ruck sack swings, and x10 Overhead presses in order to be able to continue to ruck and cover more ground until the whole cycle is repeated 5 blocks later, switching out the juggernaut. Exercises were supposed to mimic two guys running to help a victim as the third carried all the gear and then doing work to get the victim out of the rubble (Turkey earthquake on the mind I guess).

Simultaneously the ruck walkers, went on a mission to get intel from the River Forest Police station (1.8 miles away), who happened to have the location of at 3 of the 10 rescue locations and once they get there they were able to relay it to the groups to help with the rescue efforts.

We ended up finding 4/10, (2 of them due to the intel), and came within a block of 2 others.

COT: Last week Kodak was talking about what to do when SHTF, and thought of this as a demonstration in how important communication and leadership are in a crisis. Flying blind we got 2/7 but with some intel got 2/3 even though we had much more limited time with the intel, getting the info 31 minutes into the game. Communication and information are so important in a crisis.


Even though it was pure fiction, hoping this helped everybody work harder and for a common goal and the ruck walkers ensure me the ru led their asses off to get there to get us that info ASAP.

Also shows how important pure manpower is. I was hoping for 3 rescue parties but we only got 2, next time we need more of you out there to save everyone!!!

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