Any basic kayaking and general outdooring advice (hiking, tent camping, etc)? I love outdoor activities and once I'm out of high school I'd love to do more outdoor activities since I'll have more free time. Also you're pretty much my #1 internet role model (tied with TheBiblioSphere lol).
Oh my god I tied with Joy?????
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Okay I’m good.
Invest in good shoes. Seriously. Comfy shoes. Trust me. For kayaking, I use a pair of velcro sandals because they’re gonna get wet and wet socks suck. For hiking, just find the most comfortable hiking boots you can. And while tennis shoes will suffice for a leisurely stroll down a nice trail, if you’re scrambling up rocks at 12,000 feet you want boots with a good tread so that you do not slip and die. That would suck.
For tent camping, make sure you sleeping bag is rated properly. If you take a summer bag on a fall trip, you’re gonna freeze your ass off. And invest in a pad to go under your sleeping bag. They’re inexpensive and make a WORLD of difference in warmth and comfort.
ALWAYS carry the means to make a fire. ALWAYS. I keep waterproof matches and flint and steel with me whenever I go rambling. Always carry a first aid kit too.
However much water you think you need, take an extra bottle.