Winter Time Ideas For Lovers Of The Great Outdoors
Sometimes for us, outdoor lovers’ winter in the house can be a little mind-numbing! Here are some ideas to maybe help you pass the time until you can get back outside again
- Take pictures of last year’s outdoor adventures, frame them or make a scrapbook.
- Make a list of state and national parks that you have been to.
- Write a bucket list of all the national and state parks you have visited.
- Make a list of all the other parks you want to visit, don’t forget to cross them off as you go to them.
- Bundle up and go for a walk outside. Get in the woods if you can. If not just walk around the neighborhood. Probably not as exciting as a “real” hike, but at least you get some fresh air.
- Read a book about hiking on the Appalachian Trail. There are a lot of good ones out there.
- If you are a fisherman frame pictures of your best catches last year.
- Pledge that you will fish a certain amount of days per month.
- Start a fishing log so you can track the sizes and species that you catch, where you catch them and what bait was used.
- Learn about lure making. There are a lot of youtube videos and books available about how to get started.
- Get those last few hunting days in before the season ends.
- Save, your best game camera photos. Especially pictures of bucks so you compare to how they grow and look next season.
- Look for new venison recipes to try!
- Look for new fish recipes to try!
- Pick a date in the summer to hold a fish fry with friends and family.
- Research a day trip for the spring, somewhere that you can go with friends and have a new adventure. Pick a date, plan out all the details and tell your friends! Give yourself something to look forward to in the upcoming months.
- Start sticking a few dollars a week in an envelope. This can be your boat fund. bait fund, hunting stuff fund, traveling for hiking trips fund…I guess we could just call it your adventure envelope!