Spending time outdoors and in the mountains is one of the best ways to stay healthy and sane during these crazy times. Here's some tools I've found helpful going off-grid that may inspire you to spend more time in God's country.
Clean Pre-Workout https://myoxcience.com/products/clean-pre-workout
Carnivore crisps: https://carnivorecrisps.com
Keto Brick: https://www.ketobrick.com
Kalahari Biltong https://eatbiltong.com/
Tikka Head Lamp https://www.petzl.com/US/en/Sport/CLASSIC-headlamps/TIKKA
Benchmade Knife: https://www.benchmade.com
Snow Peak Stove https://www.snowpeak.com/collections/stoves
Heather’s choice backpacking food
Seek Outside tent: https://seekoutside.com/tipi-tents/
Initial Ascent packs https://initialascent.com/
01:07 Hiking sticks can take 30% of the load during your descent. They keep your upper body engaged and help with stability.
01:30 Gaia GPS has a desktop version that syncs with your cell phone. You can record your routes and estimate distances.
02:30 Use a heavier boot in the fall and winter to keep your feet warm. Especially if you are new to hiking or older, quality footwear provides ankle support.
03:30 Gaiters enable you to go through a creek or snow without getting your feet wet. They also help prevent ticks from latching onto you.
04:10 Mike carries a pistol when back country hiking. This is for protection from animals and predatory people. If you don’t train with bear spray, you won’t be good at it.
06:45 Mike eats low carb, high protein, and good animal fat while out in the back country. A carnivore dietary approach provides sustained energy levels. Mike will bring dried fruit to cycle in carbs with heavy exertion. Mike also forages for wild berries.
10:35 Filtering Water: Steripen is a UV water purifier. The higher on the mountain you collect your water the better. Keep one at your home for emergencies.
12:35 Headlamps: Mike uses a Tikka head lamp.
13:00 Bring an extra set of shoelaces.
13:09 Paracord can be used to hang your food.
13:40 Bring a knife. Mike brings a Benchmade knife.
14:00 Wilderness wipes can be used in lieu of toilet paper.
14:15 Caffeine can be helpful on the side of a mountain. Mike brings Myoxcience Clean Pre-Workout. Caffeine helps to preserve muscle mass while exercising, preferentially causes the oxidation of fat for fuel, and blunts the pain response.
15:03 Wilderness communication can be done via the Garmin Inreach satellite communicators.
15:20 A Snow Peak Stove is lightweight and has a self-ignitor. Mike uses their titanium cookware set.
17:35 A floorless tent is much lighter and more compact.
19:23 Initial Ascent makes great packs.