How To Become A Weekend Warrior
For a lot of outdoor enthusiast, that next big trip is always on the horizon. Sometimes it’s a week of backpacking in your favorite national park, and other times it’s a crazy 6 month thru hike on one of our country’s multiple national scenic trails. Regardless, it can be easy to get so caught up in a big trip that it’s easy to forget to add this sense of adventure in your every day life.
Adventuring shouldn’t be reserved for one yearly trip or a couple of random weekends. By adding it into your day to day life, you are able to reap a lot of the same benefits as a bigger trip – just much more frequently! So, try these tips, get outside this weekend, and become one step closer to becoming a weekend warrior!
Planning is Key
Have Your Gear Ready To Go
I personally think always having your gear ready is one of the best ways to effortlessly get outside on your weekends and days off. Having everything organized, cleaned, and in working order makes it really easy to be able to throw everything in your backpack and just go. It all but eliminates late night trips all over town to get fuel for your stove and it makes it so you won’t spend 2 hours pulling your house apart looking for your tent.
Make A List
Pay Attention To Your Peers
Did you see one of your Instagram or Facebook friends went somewhere really cool last weekend? Or maybe your co-worker casually mentioned their favorite place to hike. Ask them the specifics and add it to your list of places to research so you don’t forget about it later!
Explore New Activities
Depending on where you live, you may be able to check off most hikes that are within a weekend’s drive from your house quicker than you think. Trying some new outdoor activities will give you a much wider range of things to do and places to visit!
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