Stay Socially Distant With These 3 Outdoor Activities

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Stay Socially Distant With These 3 Outdoor  Activities
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve probably been spending more of your time indoors than you normally would. But if you don’t want to waste these beautiful spring days, you’ll be happy to hear that you can still get outdoors without risking your health or the well-being of those around you. Try one of these fun activities with your household – you can do them all without sacrificing social distancing!

Camping Adventures in the Backyard

Maybe you can’t get to a campground, but you can pitch a tent in the backyard with your whole family, without mastering any specific outdoor skills. Budget a night (or two!) for this activity –
you can make s’mores, tell stories around the campfire, and enjoy quality time together!
  • You’ll need shelter to camp out in the backyard, so pick up a quality tent that you can use for future trips to local campgrounds, too!
  • Next, pick up a portable generator to power your backyard campsite. You’ll be grateful for this purchase if you have a power outage in the future!
  • Wondering what other equipment you should have on hand for backyard camping? Check out these helpful packing lists for gear suited to different climates.
  • How should you spend your time while camping in the backyard? Try a few of these fun activities!

Solo Cycling Excursions

Whether you want to bike around your neighborhood or go mountain biking, people of all ages can get enjoyment and exercise out of cycling right now. An afternoon spent riding your bike will lift your mood!
  • Take a few key measurements before going to buy a bike – this will help you find a comfortably sized model.
  • Once you’ve found the perfect bike, you’ll need a helmet suited to your head, so be particular about choosing the right fit.
  • Make sure to keep up with social distancing while riding your bike, and don’t forget to wipe it down after to be on the safe side!

Explore the Cosmos

Stargazing is a more suitable activity for older children and adults who can pay close attention to the small details of the night sky. You can easily spend a few hours looking up at the stars after sunset on any clear night.
  • If you’re strapped for cash and live far away from light pollution, you can actually begin stargazing without buying a telescope.
  • When you’re ready to purchase a telescope, consider the pros and cons of a few different models so that you can find the best deal.
  • You can take your stargazing a step further and express your creativity with astrophotography.
If you’re getting frustrated with spending long hours indoors day after day, it’s definitely time to switch up your daily schedule and make it a point to get outside. Yes, you’ll have to take some extra steps to stay safe, but it’s worth it to experience the outdoors!
Guest Contributor: Henry Moore
Henry Moore is the co-creator of The site blends two of his favorite subjects (travel and health) to provide readers with information about how to get the most out of both.
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