So I picked up a Midland 75-822 handheld with car adapter. So still looking for a antenna though.
You should be OK with that handheld on the trail. But I have a Firefly antenna with a tunable tip by firestick. What vehicle are you putting it on?
I think I have the same Midland. I'm running a 3' Firestick for a vehicle mounted antenna. Got it on Amazon for around $20.
Check out this website. There a ton of different style of mounts you can go with.
@Wildland Outdoors posted something awhile back about not needing reservations. But I'm at work so don't have time to dig through the thread right now. Maybe he can give us a refresher on what he found out when he has a chance.