With the intense hype on physical fitness these days, outdoor activities are becoming more and more popular as a means of exercise, rest and recreation. Some outdoor activities require very basic outdoor gear while others require a lot of outdoor gear and gadgets. If you are not hooked yet, its about time you think about it, not only to be in with the trend, but for your over-all physical health as well.
Starting with the most basic and lesser outdoor gear requirement, walking and jogging top the list. In terms of outdoor gear, your basic requirement is a good pair of rubber or walking shoes, and clothes depending on whether its hot or cold outside. Whats more, with jogging or walking, you dont have to go far to do them, nor would need special skills as well. As long as your feet are okay, you can surely do these outdoor activities in your backyard, your community park or along the highway. Of course, precaution especially for rushing vehicles should be observed.
Next to walking and jogging is biking. You would need the basic outdoor gear in terms of shoes and clothing, plus your bike and helmet of course. If you are a hobbyist or just after the health benefit of the activity, there are plenty of low cost bikes that are within budget.
A family outdoor activity that requires little preparation are gardening, backyard clean-ups and maybe apple and berry picking for those who have orchards. What would you need? Just the basic outdoor gear requirement as well. These include sturdy shoes or boots, appropriate clothes, shovels, hoes, axes, mower, hats and gloves to protect your hands.
From the fairly tame activities to the more adventurous ones, why not go camping? If youve got a cabin in the woods, why not sleep outside or why not in your backyard if its big enough to accommodate your tent. When camping outside your backyard, you basically need outdoor gear such as tents, backpacks, compass and lightweight stove and cooking gadgets. There are lots of outdoor gear specialty store that sell these gadgets. Not to mention your clothes of course. Outdoor get-up include boots, sweaters for the cold weather, and bonnet for the cold air.
For those who like it sunny, why not try fishing, swimming and snorkeling? Outdoor gear needed for these activities include your shoes, slippers, sunglasses, goggles, flippers and hook and lines for those who hope to catch fish. If you plan to stay overnight, your camping tent and backpack will be useful as well. With your friends around, you may enjoy a round of beach volleyball, for which you would need your volleyball and nets. These can easily be purchased in sports shop, so theres no need to worry for the out of blue trips.
For the thrill seekers, there are activities that will truly elevate your spirits - bungee jumping, scuba diving and kite surfing. All these require special outdoor gear. Likewise, all these should not be tried alone by first timers because these are quite dangerous and will put the daredevils to test.