Originally Posted by Cliffradical
The elephant in the room is that a lot of people just don't have the base of fitness for it.
I totally agree and 100% disagree. I've seen super overweight (300 plus pounds) and out of shape guys power through 24 hours hardcore and guys who are fit and healthy go down and need hospitalization. So, what you say is true, but I believe people are more easily mentally defeated and are capable of battling through tough times once in awhile, but many are not, or are and don't prepare because they overestimate themselves. Know your limitations, prepare adequately and don't back down from a challenge. You can do it if you prepare.
You're going to be tired, exhausted, fatigued, sore, hurt, bruised, cramped, uncomfortable, dehydrated, overhydrated, hungry, starving, cold, wet, overheated, sun stroked, frustrated, angry, depressed, etc. worst of all, you may even get bored to tears, so buckle up buttercup!