Did you know that economics determine how far a person will venture for their outdoor adventures? In a tight economy, people make more of the resources available, and hence, the “backdoor adventure” is born.
But what is a backdoor adventure? Backdoor adventures are quick, close-to-home adventures that can be done at lunch, before or after work, or on weekends. Backdoor adventures such as trail running, biking, hiking–even yoga or long-boarding–are fun, easy, and require little equipment.
The advantage of integrating the outdoors into your day-to-day lifestyle has a variety of benefits. It’s no wonder these activities are taking the outdoor industry by storm; the advantages are clear:
- They have a short learning curve. Many backdoor adventures can be self-taught and don’t require lessons, reducing the barrier to entry.
- They are inexpensive. Backdoor activities are generally close to home and require little gear or equipment.
- Even the dog can come. Because these activities usually require less skill, they are appropriate for the entire family—dog, children, grandparents, too!
- It can be integrated into part of your lifestyle. Often referred to as “gateway activities”, backdoor adventures easily become part of a regular fitness routine. In fact, those who participate in backdoor activities generally participate in a higher variety of outdoor activities, and more often.
So grab your yoga mat, hiking shoes, and of course…dog leash, and head outside! What are you waiting for?