Being an outdoor enthusiast means you’re ready for any kind of adventure that the call of the wild offers. You love to be outside soaking in the fresh air and sun, or even the crispy cold air during the winter. Whatever time of the year, you’re 100% ready to get outside and take in everything that nature has to offer.
Being an outdoor enthusiast is also something you need to be prepared for. No one just goes outside and enjoys the adventures without having some foresight into the possible problems that could arise. You need to be ready for anything, and there’s plenty that can happen, both good and bad.
If you’re serious about being an outdoor enthusiast and want to start enjoying the outdoors more, you have to come correct, or you’re not going to be enjoying yourself very much. Here’s a good list of things that any outdoor enthusiast should have in their home to help them get the most out of their activities outside the home.
Plenty of adventure snacks
You always want to be sure that on any hike, camping trip, canoe trip, long-distance cycle, or skiing outing, you have plenty of nutrition to keep you going throughout the adventure. Without the right food at home to pack, you end up spending needless money on snacks or end up buying really bad food options that are often available at gas stations or mini-marts along the way. If you see what nutritious options are available at picky bars, you can make many better-informed decisions. Not only that, but stocking up on these snacks for home is a good way to get quick and easy snacks for other things like work or school. Having a lot of them at home will give you ease of mind when packing.
Extra outdoors clothing
You always need the right clothing when you do outdoor activities. You wouldn’t want to be sweating your weight in water off, nor would you want to be freezing your buns off in the winter cold, but it’s about more than just having the right clothing. You want to make sure you always have extra around just in case someone else needs it, especially if you’re bringing a friend along who isn’t as experienced or well-equipped as yourself. Always being responsible and providing the right gear for yourself or friends to go on adventures outdoors will make you happier, safer, and more stylish.
Footwear is the name of the game for just about every kind of outdoor activity. You have your classics, running shoes, flip-flops, snow boots, or hiking shoes, and then, you’ll have some more intricate ones as well. These could be snowshoes, dirt biking boots, snowmobile boots, waders, rubber boots, etc. There are plenty of footwear options to choose from, so a good outdoor enthusiast will know having any or all on hand for whatever kind of outdoor activity presents itself. It’s not cheap to have all of these collections in the home, but being prepared is, as mentioned, part of the game.
With the mention of snow gear, you might want to know what kinds there are. It’s also important for those moving to new, colder climates or those getting into winter activities to know what kind of gear they need. The list is long, but it’s worth it to remember. You can have ice skates, figure skates, ice fishing rods, ice fishing augers, snow boots, snow pants, snowshoes, downhill skis, cross country skis, trick skis, snowboard, hockey stick, and hockey pads/helmet. As you can see, there’s plenty of stuff you might want or need. You don’t need it all, but it could make the winter season just a little more enjoyable when you have a lot to do.
Water gear is the polar opposite of winter gear (pun intended) because this is the outdoor gear used primarily in the summer. Like winter gear, there’s a lot you can find for various activities, which can be intimidating. The hardest part about living in many temperate climate zones is that you may need both for enjoying all the seasons, but here are some you’ll want to have – water goggles, swim trunks, pool/water floaties, stand-up paddleboard, surfboard, water skis, life jackets, wakeboard, kayak, canoe, snorkel, and wetsuit. Again, you can see just how much there really is for you to use. This is one of the best ways to decide if you want to be more focused on winter or summer activities because a lot of the water gear listed is relatively cheap (with some exceptions for kayaks, canoes, and gear needed for use with a boat).
You always want to be safe when outdoors, and the enjoyment of outdoor activities is diminished when you’re not prepared to keep you or your loved ones protected and prepared for anything that comes your way. Great outdoor enthusiasts value safety, which means they create a good survival/safety kit. This kit can (and should) include flairs, matches, compass, map, flint, knife/multitool/personal hatchet, batteries, satellite phone, bandage, gauze, wraps, disinfectant, antibacterial medication, scissors, cotton balls, whistle, iodine pills/water straw, and so many more. Depending on where you do your activities, what you’re doing, and what season, the needs in your kit will change, but many of those listed should be staples regardless. Being safe is the number one way of enjoying your time outside.
Outdoor activities are a good way to get exercise, stay in shape, enjoy the fresh air and sun, and distance yourself from the negativity found through electronic entertainment. The wholesome fun that can be found in winter, in summer, on the lake, or in the forests allows you to truly get in touch with your inner self and have pure fun. With all of that in mind, hopefully, this list has helped you see what experienced outdoor enthusiasts have in their homes, so that they can hop out the door at a moment’s notice to partake in that fun.