Time spent outdoors is never a waste…
We sure hope that 2013 was kind to you and yours, and that it
was a memorable year! Now, before you stop reading this post
because you're sick of seeing content about resolutions give me a
chance! This isn't your typical list of resolutions (i.e. lose
weight, eat healthier, stop smoking, be a better person, etc.),
this list is strictly for outdoors enthusiasts and those who aspire
to be. So in 2014, let's give our minds a break, cover new terrain,
try something new, & most importantly, let's appreciate this
beautiful earth we call home and spend as much time soaking up her
beauty as we can! To help you get started, we've compiled our top
10 outdoors resolutions; use our list as a guide, make your own, or
create a combination of ours and yours:
1.) Learn to tie more
knots - there are an infinite amount of knots we
can learn and find use for in the great outdoors! Try practicing an
hour each day while you watch T.V.
2.) Update your first aid
kit - it's always a good idea to make sure all of
the items in your kit are up to date and not past their expiration
dates. We recommend filling your kits with Tecnu products of course!
3.) Capture more of your
adventures on film - a great way to remember your
best trips outdoors!
4.) Keep your pup in
shape - Just like people, our 4-legged companions
are the happiest and healthiest when they get regular exercise!
They too, love being outdoors so share the experience!
5.) Learn how to work that
GPS - Whether you're geocaching or not, it never
hurts to have your GPS on hand and better yet, know how to work
6.) Discover a new
place - sure, you have those certain locations that
you and your family have made memories over the years, but take a
chance and try somewhere new! You never know, you may end up
7.) Know your
plants - more specifically, know the poison plants
in the area you adventure to: poison oak, ivy and sumac may be
lurking! See what these plants look like in our poison
plant identification guide.
8.) Join a local outdoor
Non-Profit group - this is your chance to give back
to Mother Nature and thank her for all that she gives us! Preserve
the outdoors for future generations to enjoy!
9.) Try a new outdoor
activity - geocaching, hunting, trail running,
hiking, fishing, boating, etc. The list of fun to be had outdoors
is endless, so go ahead, be brave and try something new!
10.) Learn how to use a map and
compass - if you don't already know how, these are
very important skills that every outdoors enthusiast should know.
If you mastered these skills long ago, pay it forward and teach
Finally, as a lover of the outdoors always remember to: spend
more time outdoors than indoors, never let a sunny day pass you by,
leave things as you found them if not better, try new things, &
never stop adventuring outdoors! Happy New Year from the Tec Labs
family to yours!