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The Road to Mammoth – There’s an App For that

We’ve all seen and heard the warnings about how we are spending too much time face down starring at the ever present small screen of our phones. For example, research shows that the anticipation, anxiety and artificial satisfaction of swiping, posting, liking and getting likes on various forms of social media parallels patterns of substance …

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The Road to Mammoth 2021- The key to success

“The only way you can truly prepare yourself for Mammoth is to have already done Mammoth,” a seasoned competitor told me as I was preparing for my first Mammoth.  “Even then, you’ll never really be prepared. Therein lies the beauty of it!” I initially dismissed this as a way to haze a newbie, deter my …

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The Road to Mammoth 2021- What’s in it for you?

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article for American Grit about why I – a middle aged, former college athlete, and patriot with no military training – decided to sign up for one of the toughest shooting and endurance competitions in the world, the Mammoth Ultimate Sniper Challenge. It’s an event traditionally dominated …

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The Road To Mammoth Plan the Work and Work the Plan but be flexible.

I know it’s been a minute since my last “weekly” ROAD TO MAMMOTH (#trainingformammoth) musings. Long story short; fighting off a virus combined with not enough hydration leads to a serious dent in the training program. But it did lead to some valuable lessons learned and some insight on both carefully planning out the road …

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Road to Mammoth: Episode 4 A Fundamental Change in Training

There’s no arguing that the key to (successful) long range shooting is consistency. Not just consistency in hit targets but consistency in every aspect of the endeavor. From ammo to sight picture to trigger manipulation, the more things you are able to keep the same shot after shot, the fewer variables there will be affecting …

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Road to Mammoth: Episode 3 Back to the Basics

With more than a marathon’s worth of timed rucks plus physical challenges at every stage, there’s no question that the Mammoth Ultimate Sniper Challenge is one of the most extreme athletic events in the country. At its core, however, Mammoth is a shooting competition. It doesn’t matter how awesomely light your pack is, what new …

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The Road to Mammoth : Part 2 A Dip in to the Mammoth Knowledge Pool

A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle. -James Keller   Having been a competitive athlete for a large portion of my life, I’ve been immersed in the alpha culture of modern sports.  By its very nature being engaged in competition, whether as part of a team or as an individual, lends itself to a …

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