Wear good trail running shoes or boots and center your load.
Wear good socks and use Bodyglide Anti-Chafe Balm on your feet.
Fully hydrate before and during your march. Dont run.
Load your pack with 30 lbs of weight and hike for 1 hour or more.
If you need to carry less – then do so. If you want to carry more that is fine as long as you have legs that are well conditioned.
Try to find hills to hike up and down.
check out the SGPT ruck march tips
We like the Voodoo Tactical 3 day assault @ TopSpecUS – as it has plenty of storage and fits the body well.
It is a great value at $79 and will last for many years.
post time and mileage and weight of your load in comments below.