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Hey! We are so glad you found us! We are so excited to share our enthusiasm for hiking with you!

3 Favorite Hiking Supplements

Health & performance are important to us. We are also on a budget so we can’t spend hundreds of dollars a month on supplements. These are the 3 top supplements we feel are worth the money.

Liquid Electrolytes are our go-to supplement for hard hikes. We don’t drink Gatorade or sports drinks because of the sugar & food dyes but on really strenuous hikes we need something to help us stay hydrated and liquid electrolytes have been a game changer, especially in the heat or high elevation.

Pro Tip: We also travel with a Berkey Water Filter to ensure that we are getting clean water.

Onnit’s Total Human is another supplement that we swear by. The day and night packs have everything you need to boost performance and enhance recovery including fish oil, zinc, magnesium, and B vitamins. But what makes them a win for hikers and endurance athlete is their unique formulas- stron bone & shroom tech sport. While you are shopping ONNIT, check out their workout equipment. We love traveling with their steel maces, club, and kettlebells!

Last, is NAKED’s Pea Protein. Again, we don’t like anything GMO or made with sweeteners, chemicals, or containing bad oils, which is hard to find in supplements these days. We love that all of NAKED’s products including some of our other favorites like their BCAA’s, creatine, glutamine, gut health, and super green powder are just that without any fillers, sweeteners, or weird chemical additives. Naked also sells protein cookies that make great hiking snacks if you don’t have time to try our cookie recipe.

Our Favorite Hiking Gear

With a family as big as ours, it’s been a priority for us to find gear & clothing that is either inexpensive or lasts a long time.

Download your printable hiking pack list here.

Our Favorite Trail Cookie Recipe

Over the past few years it’s become harder and harder to find bars that don’t have bad ingredients in them. Personally, I prefer not to eat any bar that has soy lecithin, canola oil, sunflower oil, or any combo or rancid oil and soy. I won’t even eat bars with stevia or monk fruit even though they are supposedly fine for your health. I pretty much only eat foods that you can trace back to a mom or a seed so baking every night so that we have healthy snacks for our hiking and adventures has become routine in our house. Even as personal trainers, we recommend our clients eat these cookies instead of grabbing a muffin at the coffee shop for breakfast. Give these cookies a try and let us know if you love them as much as we do.

Ingredients for our famous trail cookies (makes 24 cookies)

  • 2 Medium Ripe Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut or Almond Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup Crushed Walnuts


  • Preheat your oven to 350F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas.
  • Add in the eggs and mix.
  • Add in the nut butter, coconut oil, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, & honey and mix well.
  • Add in the oats & flours and mix again.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, raisins, and walnuts.
  • Scoop 2 tbsp amounts onto your cookie sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes.

My New Favorite Hiking Equipment

Did you know that Rucking is the new running? Instead of beating up your knees, put this Rucking Pack on your back and add some weight to it for your hiking training.

Hiking Fitness Program: Fit To Hike

Hey! Did you know that we have been strength and conditioning coaches for almost 30 years now and specialize in creating customized workouts specifically for your body type and goals? Victor is an injury rehab magician and can heal almost anything so don’t let aches and pains hold you back. We are here to help you enjoy your life to the fullest!

You can learn more about injury rehab and establishing a sound strength program by visiting our personal training website.

Hope all this information helps you get outside more often and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

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