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Beginners Guide To The Great Outdoors

Want To Spend More Time In The Great Outdoors? Learn A New Sport

Rock Climbing

One of the best ways to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors is to learn a new sport. There are so many to choose from but we have narrowed down our top picks for sports that pretty much anyone would be able to do.

Rock Climbing

If you have never tried rock climbing, I suggest you at least try. I know what you may be thinking, and I thought the same thing – it’s far too dangerous. Well I still think that outdoor rock climbing is too dangerous (even though it is probably quite safe as long as you are prepared), but indoor rock climbing is easy and safe. There are a wide range or walls to suit all skill levels including first timers. You can even do this alone indoors as some indoor centres have automatic rope holders and others will require a partner.


Golf is a great sport to play on your own or a couple of friends. It can very much be played as a social game or professional. There is a catch though, golf can be a little tricky to learn. But the good news is that this is a well-known issue and therefore several products have been made as a training equipment for golf. These pieces of golf equipment can greatly help you improve your golf game much faster than you would have normally.


This is another great fun sport which can definitely satisfy your adrenaline if you so desire. It can also be a very relaxing paddle on a Saturday afternoon or a workout before work. Whatever you paddle for, it is great fun and rewarding. Once you build up our skills, you can start getting more adventurous with your paths. I would recommend going with someone else though, and make sure you find out about the area in which you will be kayaking. There could be some things that you need to know and you don’t want to get stranded somewhere because the tide was moving too fast.

Mountain Biking

This is my favorite sport on the list but be warned, it can be very dangerous but very fun at the same time. When you start this sport, make sure you start on very easy trails to get used to your bike before moving on to more difficult ones. Also, make sure you have the right gear. I would strongly recommend a solid helmet (which hasn’t been dropped before), knee pads, elbow pads, and a decent bike. You want at least front suspension but if you can afford a dual suspension bike that would be better. And I am not talking about the cheap K-Mart dual suspension bike which you can get for less the $200, those bikes will not last you long off road and can be very dangerous as a result. You would probably want to spend at least $800+ on a half decent mountain bike that shouldn’t break on you for a couple of years. Ask your local store for advice on a bike.