When people think about Hiking, they mostly think of nature, the great outdoors, a backpack, and a tent. For most people, Hiking is an escape back to nature and a great way to get a good workout while forgetting all about the day to day hassles of city life. In its most basic definition, Hiking is simply Walking for recreational purposes. Hiking could be your average Sunday walk through the park or it could be a three-week expedition through any mountain range. There are many words often used for Hiking depending on the Hiking conditions, hike length and terrain. Trekking, Backpacking, Bushwalking, or Trailing. In their most basic forms, these activities all boil down to walking. If you are able to put one foot in front of the other then you are able to walk and hike. Keeping your hands protected from pulling on tree branches, clinching ropes or simply avoiding splinters on your walking stick are important to an injury free hike. Keeping connected to your GPS and cell phone are vital during your hike. UR Powered has developed pated touch screen gloves that help you stay connected to your devices without having to take off your gloves. We use this glove innovation in most of the product we make.
By far one of the best activities you can do after completing a long run or vigorous hike. Lazy tubing is where you simply float down a river. To do this simply find or purchase an inner tube for a car wheel andfind a small to medium sized stream/river and a beer. Tube responsibly!
This activity is all about spotting birds. Around the world there are around 10 thousand different species of birds. In North America there are over 9oo different species have been recorded. Most people do this as a leisure activity, going out on weekends to try and spot some new birds to add to their ongoing list of sightings. Make sure to take lots of picture to help you remember all of the different birds you’ve encountered. If your birding on chilly days, you may want to pick of a pair or UR Powered’s Aiden or Sasha patented touchscreen gloves. They will help you stay connected to your devices without having to take off your gloves.
Coasteering is traveling along the intertidal zone of the coast without the aid of any sort of craft. What is required is a wetsuit, life vest, gloves and a helmet. The fun of it is traveling through a zone where water, waves, rocks, gullies, caves etc all come together to provide a high energy environment. Of course this does require going to the coast, but the sights sounds and adventures will be well worth it.