Balancing with nature

We live in a world where we are intruding on nature, but it is the way things are. All we can do is do our best to balance with nature and use the most eco-friendly methods with which to cultivate the world around us. Us and nature are more closely related that most people realize, … [Read more…]

The importance of play

It is no secret that playing outside is something that is beneficial for everyone. In our daily lives, we spend a lot of time working in offices or cubicles, and that is not how people are biologically programmed. In essence, we are animals that have been conditioned to thrive in the outdoors. Theoretically, we should … [Read more…]

Recreational touring

Perhaps the best part of my job is that I get to write about recreation, and because of this spend a lot of time doing recreational activities. Although I focus mainly on outdoor recreation, there are times during which I enjoy a more urban setting, touring the city and seeing what I can find. One … [Read more…]

Why do we love sports?

Sports might be the most recognizable form of recreation in the world, and it is much different than many other forms of recreation. Think about it, most outdoor activities that people enjoy doing are not team sports nor are they televised around the world. Most of the time, competition comes from within, not from an … [Read more…]

Recreational Beverages

It is not for everyone, but part of some people’s idea of fun is to have a few recreational beverages while enjoying fun in the sun. There is a whole culture of people that combine drinks with outdoor activities, and they can give a good idea of which beverages go with which events. In many … [Read more…]

Who to trust

When it comes to buying supplies for recreational activities, the sky is pretty much the limit. There are a number of physical and online outlets that thrive on selling outdoor equipment, and many offer the same gear for the same price. So how do you know who to trust in terms of price and quality? … [Read more…]

Avoiding the pests

There is no doubt that being in nature has its troublesome aspects. The main one being bugs, mostly harmless, but some of which can cause humans harm. In most cases, people avoid these critters by staying out of their natural habitat, but in some cases, the two worlds intersect, which can usually mean negative consequences … [Read more…]

Choosing a location

Hiking and recreation is all about where you choose to go. When it comes to choosing your location, there are a few things to take into consideration. The first is picking a location that you know relatively well or a place that one of your group members knows relatively well. Even with the technology we … [Read more…]

The right gear

Enjoying the great outdoors is much more than just getting out there and seeing what you can see. A lot of preparation goes toward having the optimal time, and much of that revolves around having the right gear. In order to stand against the elements, it takes a great deal of planning and preparation, which … [Read more…]

Staying safe

When it comes to recreation, there is no substitute for hiking and outdoor sports. Allowing people to experience the great outdoors, there is nothing quite like experiencing nature in all of its glory. However, mother nature can be a fickle mistress and it can be dangerous exploring the outdoors. This is why it is important … [Read more…]