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Doing amateur radio outdoors?

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I have an IC706mkiig and I think the most fun I've had with it is finding miscellaneous places and working HF out of my car with a mobile whip.
I've always wanted to take the next step and do this hiking, but I haven't really worked out any of the details. I'm guessing the obvious ones are replacing the lead acid battery with a higher capacity Li-ion battery, and maybe switching radios to something like that Lab599 one(though this would be very expensive). Other things:
- Antenna? Tree or MFJ-197X large whip as I'll have no antenna tuner.
- How to pack all of this not to destroy my shoulders?
- How do I make this fun in florida, I know a friend or two with some nicer trails but most of florida is very flat.