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Tips for Introducing A Friend to the Magic of the Great

Outdoors

Article Contributed By Sally Writes Around 77 million homes in the US have someone who camps at least occasionally, according to the 2018 North American Camping Report. The idea of Nature being literally ‘on your doorstep’, the appeal of disconnecting from technology to soothe the nerves, and the chance to bond with friends and family makes camping trips a great choice for those who are adventurous at heart. If you have a family member or friend who is a homebody and you’d like to introduce them to the wonder of the Great Outdoors, follow this tip to ensure they come to love camping in an RV or tent as much as you do! Picking the Right Location There are so many beautiful mountain ranges and seaside escapes to choose from in the U.S., so make sure to select one that won’t pose too many challenges to someone who isn’t used to being outdoors. Choose a campsite near a short trekking route lasting one to two hours if possible, and keep activities to those suiting the fitness level of your friend. If you love canyoning down steep gorges or climbing up steep mountain and cliff walls, remember that your friend may feel left out or bored if you leave them for many hours while partaking in these activities. The key to a successful nature adventure for beginners is to keep things fun, light, and easy, so replace extreme sports with easily accessible activities like kayaking, walking along beginner’s treks, or cross country mountain biking along gentle slopes. Creature Comforts Matter Someone who loves luxury and comfort will probably feel more comfortable in an RV than in a tent so if you are a proud owner or you’re interested in buying a new or secondhand RV, invite your friend camping once you have made your purchase. Having an RV means you can sleep beneath the stars without worrying about bugs, insects and animals getting too close for comfort, or waking up with a backache after sleeping on a hard floor. Many RVs have luxury features, allowing inhabitants to have a shower, use the bathroom in privacy, and dine comfortably atop an ergonomically designed table. Keeping the Fun Factor High The key to camping is feeling like part of the majesty of Nature. Make sure your friend’s first camping holidays is full of action if they are active types. Thus, plan at least one energetic activity per day. You might go white water rafting one day, take a trek the second, and enjoy outdoor yoga or meditation on the third day. Make mealtimes something to look forward to as well, inviting your friend to take part in food preparation and cooking, and bringing snacks like beef jerky and dried fruits to keep you fueled up throughout the day. Remember to bring games and music as well; board games like Monopoly and Cluedo, and classic games like charades, are well loved by young and old alike and will undoubtedly bring about plenty of excitement and laughs. For music, bring solar powered BlueTooth speakers so your playlist can be enjoyed by all. Likewise, bring a guitar and practice some tunes for a fun outdoor concert while the rest of the group is toasting marshmallows. Lending Your Friend Necessary Equipment To go on a camping holiday, your friend will need a good pair of hiking boots if you are heading for a mountainside location, and of course, swimwear and light clothing if you will be opting for a beach holiday. You can help out by providing bigger or more expensive equipment, including sleeping bags, tents, fold-out chairs, a scuba diving suit, harnesses,etc. (depending on what activities you will be carrying out). If you will be biking, try to borrow a mountain or cross country bike, or hire one if facilities are available. This will ensure your friend ‘tries before they buy’. Once your friend is as excited about camping as you are, they will probably be quick to purchase quality equipment and clothing. When they do, it will show that you have achieve what you set out to do: enlighten them on the uniquely uplifting effects of spending time in Nature. Camping is a unique holiday that allows you to chill out and feed your penchant for adventure, while you strengthen important friendships and ties with the people you love.
Tips for Introducing A Friend to the Magic of the Great Outdoors
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Tips for Introducing A Friend to the Magic

of the Great Outdoors

Article Contributed By Sally Writes Around 77 million homes in the US have someone who camps at least occasionally, according to the 2018 North American Camping Report. The idea of Nature being literally ‘on your doorstep’, the appeal of disconnecting from technology to soothe the nerves, and the chance to bond with friends and family makes camping trips a great choice for those who are adventurous at heart. If you have a family member or friend who is a homebody and you’d like to introduce them to the wonder of the Great Outdoors, follow this tip to ensure they come to love camping in an RV or tent as much as you do! Picking the Right Location There are so many beautiful mountain ranges and seaside escapes to choose from in the U.S., so make sure to select one that won’t pose too many challenges to someone who isn’t used to being outdoors. Choose a campsite near a short trekking route lasting one to two hours if possible, and keep activities to those suiting the fitness level of your friend. If you love canyoning down steep gorges or climbing up steep mountain and cliff walls, remember that your friend may feel left out or bored if you leave them for many hours while partaking in these activities. The key to a successful nature adventure for beginners is to keep things fun, light, and easy, so replace extreme sports with easily accessible activities like kayaking, walking along beginner’s treks, or cross country mountain biking along gentle slopes. Creature Comforts Matter Someone who loves luxury and comfort will probably feel more comfortable in an RV than in a tent so if you are a proud owner or you’re interested in buying a new or secondhand RV, invite your friend camping once you have made your purchase. Having an RV means you can sleep beneath the stars without worrying about bugs, insects and animals getting too close for comfort, or waking up with a backache after sleeping on a hard floor. Many RVs have luxury features, allowing inhabitants to have a shower, use the bathroom in privacy, and dine comfortably atop an ergonomically designed table. Keeping the Fun Factor High The key to camping is feeling like part of the majesty of Nature. Make sure your friend’s first camping holidays is full of action if they are active types. Thus, plan at least one energetic activity per day. You might go white water rafting one day, take a trek the second, and enjoy outdoor yoga or meditation on the third day. Make mealtimes something to look forward to as well, inviting your friend to take part in food preparation and cooking, and bringing snacks like beef jerky and dried fruits to keep you fueled up throughout the day. Remember to bring games and music as well; board games like Monopoly and Cluedo, and classic games like charades, are well loved by young and old alike and will undoubtedly bring about plenty of excitement and laughs. For music, bring solar powered BlueTooth speakers so your playlist can be enjoyed by all. Likewise, bring a guitar and practice some tunes for a fun outdoor concert while the rest of the group is toasting marshmallows. Lending Your Friend Necessary Equipment To go on a camping holiday, your friend will need a good pair of hiking boots if you are heading for a mountainside location, and of course, swimwear and light clothing if you will be opting for a beach holiday. You can help out by providing bigger or more expensive equipment, including sleeping bags, tents, fold-out chairs, a scuba diving suit, harnesses,etc. (depending on what activities you will be carrying out). If you will be biking, try to borrow a mountain or cross country bike, or hire one if facilities are available. This will ensure your friend ‘tries before they buy’. Once your friend is as excited about camping as you are, they will probably be quick to purchase quality equipment and clothing. When they do, it will show that you have achieve what you set out to do: enlighten them on the uniquely uplifting effects of spending time in Nature. Camping is a unique holiday that allows you to chill out and feed your penchant for adventure, while you strengthen important friendships and ties with the people you love.
Tips for Introducing A Friend to the Magic of the Great Outdoors
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