Smelling wild flowers and pine trees… hearing birds sing or crickets on a hot summer day… not seeing a single building on the horizon and breathing the fresh air deep into your lungs… In other words: the outdoors! For those of us who live in the middle of all the beauty Mother nature has to offer, nature is all around and easy to reach. For some of us though, nature is a bit further away and a little more effort has to be put into reaching it.
Over the years, nature lovers all around have found a broad array of activities to do when being outside. Ranging from very quiet and calm activities to adrenaline pumping sensations, the outdoors can offer something to everyone. So, when you are thinking about taking up an outdoor hobby, you should think about which one would suit you. There is fishing, for example, which is a favourite past time for a lot of people. Enjoying the calmness around you and getting excited when catching a fish, are two factors that make it worth while for many fishermen. If sitting around all day, waiting for a catch, isn’t your thing, you can always take up hiking for instance. Exploring the more rough environments of our earth while getting a workout makes an ideal combination for many. Or if that is even too dull for you, snowboarding or even skydiving might be attractive options. In short, many different things to do when you want to surround yourself with nature, but there are things to consider as well.
Even though we originate from our always-outdoor-being-ancestors, in the present we need special clothing and footwear when indulging ourselves in the pleasures of nature. Almost every type of activity requires another type of clothing and there is a lot out there to find. You can find jackets for hiking (with an extra fleece layer for warmth), jackets for skiing/snowboarding that are waterproof and even light summer jackets for just taking the dog around the block. These features are found in trousers as well or even mittens and headgear to keep your hands and head warm and comfortable. If you’re going on a long camping or hiking trip, you could also equip yourself with a strong backpack for the occasion. Besides the different kinds of scandinavian outdoor gear, you can also choose from different outdoor oriented brands.
Know what kind of activity you are planning on engaging in and make sure you prepare yourself the best way possible. There is nothing worse being too hot or too cold when there is something you easily could have done to prevent that. Wear comfortable clothes in the right context and this way, you can soak up the beauty of the environment to the fullest!