While the benefits of enjoying nature are difficult to deny, getting the motivation to head outdoors from the safety of your air conditioning can be a challenge. If you’re looking for a way to motivate yourself to head outside, here are some simple ways to help make your outdoor adventures a successful long-term hobby, without having to break out a two-man tent.
Got a Jeep or ATV rusting in your garage? Find some off-roading trails to get away from it all. Even better, take a buddy with you. Make sure you pack your motorola t7200 radio to keep track of your companions in areas with little to no cell service.
From kayaks and canoes to powered sailboats, boating and other watersports can help you appreciate the outdoors on the water. Kick back and relax with bluetooth speakers, and don’t forget to bring your waterproof GoPro to capture your adventures. Sharing your high definition video of your experiences can help get you pumped up for the next time you head out, and can give you great proof to show others your newfound adventuring spirit.
If you’d like nothing more than to enjoy the expanse of a forest or desert to immerse yourself in nature, hiking is an easy and inexpensive way to go. Find a national park near you to get started, and soon enough you’ll be hooked on this refreshing method of exercise. Make sure you take a reliable GPS and enough trail mix to last the whole way. Backpacking through a forest or mountain can help you find the peaceful side of nature, but preparing ahead of time can help you prevent any crises.
Odds are, if you’re feeling the urge to experience the great outdoors, you are not alone. Make friends and memories that will last a lifetime, even if you don’t have the time or equipment for overnight adventures.