Sometimes I see a nature show on the Discovery Channel, or even a really awe-inspiring National Geographic desktop background on a co-workers computer, and then I’m all like “I need to get all up in Mother Natures business this weekend”
Luckily, I live in New England, so there is no shortage of forests or mountains that I am aware of. Unfortunately, I am terrible at things like forests and/or mountains. Here’s a question, what has two thumbs and thinks playing Oregon Trail counts as “camping”? This guy!
And no amount of rugged wind-proof fleece jackets or indestructible water bottles can hide that truth.
Aside from masking my lack of outdoors know-how with overpriced apparel, I possess the inability to properly pack anything for a hike.
If at any point I feel lost on my outdoor adventure, I will assume I actually am lost and will resort to survival tactics that I’ve picked up from watching countless hours of television and movies.
In spite of being woefully inept at anything outdoorsy, I still enjoy fresh air and the scenic views from a summit. What about you guys? Skilled outdoorsmen/women or novice adventurer? Are you reading this from atop a mountain now? Because that would be super neat.