PEOPLE - FITNESS
I earned 1117 points on Fitocracy over the course of three workouts this week, a good mix of strength and cardio. Heather logged 135 points over one workout. Both of us did probably dozens of miles of hiking and rucking on vacation too. We both felt good on the field, including some hike with heavy rucks in rugged terrain so I think we are making progress towards our fitness goals. We are looking into some 5Ks to train for.
INFORMATION - NSTR this week.
ACTIVITIES & TRAINING - We obviously tested our outdoors skills during a ~2 week trip to Kodiak, AK. We had a comfortable, safe trip and really enjoyed ourselves.
- Emergency Kits. The last few items our kits were missing arrived while we were gone. So, we've stuffed the orange handkerchiefs and the can openers into the e-kits.
- Solar. The solar battery-USB charger I got for Kodiak actually worked pretty well. Stand by for a complete review!
- Food. Our camping food was delicious. I'll have to see if Heather will post some of her recipes. We also took advantage of a sale on bulk groceries at our local grocery store to stock up--we got 2 person/weeks of canned foods which we will actually eat or can donate. I also picked up four jars of peanut butter. It is great for easy camping lunches (by itself if really watching pounds, or with some sort of bread and jelly for PB&J) and is both cheap and calorie dense.
- Reconstitution. We need to unpack our camping stuff, clean it, and repack. We've started with the most critical items (tents, clothes--stuff you don't want to get moldy) but it is slow going on the rest of the gear.
COMMUNICATIONS - Used the VHF marine band in Kodiak. Also used a SATPHONE. No problems with either.