I think I am bit late to this discussion, but body weight exercises are a great way to get stronger without a gym. Push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups/crunches/core, burpees, air squats, lunges, etc. Every week or two increase the number you do per set. With body weight stuff, I find it best to do as many reps as possible for several (two, three, even four) sets. Much information is available online to help you develop a program that helps you meet your goals. At some point, however, you want to add some weight. When you don't have access to the gym, load up a rucksack with weight, and do your exercises (except running!) wearing the ruck. For this, bricks and duct tape are your best friends. Start with two bricks, tape them together so they are not flopping around in your pack. Add a brick every week or two until you are carrying as many as you can carry. The same exercises listed above, done while wearing a heavy ruck (or weight vest) will really help in putting on muscle. Heck, these exercises should stay part of your program even when you have access to a gym. While I do not advise running with weighted ruck, hiking with one (especially up hills) is also great exercise.
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