Outdoor sport equipments

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In the series of Outdoor Sport articles, we have discovered most about various types of outdoor activities. So we hope that you already pick one and have a plan to practice, along with regular exercise routine, equipping yourself with equipment and related tools are essential to keep you from unexpected damages. In general, sports equipment is any object or tools which are used for sport or exercise purposes.

People usually think about big equipments to care about and forget about small tools, so the best way is to write down a preparation list

We would like to give you list of equipments used for common and popular sports played outdoors in particular. Before doing that, the list of necessary equipments and tools are introduced to give you an overview of what need to be prepared. People usually think about big equipments to care about and forget about small tools, so the best way is to write down a preparation list. Big things can be tents, stoves, cookware, bags and luggage meanwhile small accessories are first aid box, gadgets, hydration, lighting, maps, books and navigation, clothing including footwear, socks, sunglasses, shirts, waterproof jackets and others that match with climate and weather of places you will come. Other accessories such as hand/foot warmers, lip balm and sunscreen/wind block play an important part too. One of the most importance things is that you must always keep a small knife to minimize risks from unexpected troubles. In addition to the preparation list for generally travelling purpose, it depends on which type of activities one are taking to decide other items.

Firstly, trekking is well-known all over the world with the participants are usually those who love walking. Trekking equipments must meet requirements to ensure safety for participants. Besides regular equipments, there are things you need to carry with and they are heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer, down vest and/or jacket, fleece or wool trousers/pants, trekking boots with spare laces, thick, warm wool hiking socks, gaiters, telescopic trekking/ski poles.

Secondly, for rock climbing, these things below should be with you. They include plastic boots and crampons (preferably step-in bindings) with front points, mountaineering harness, mountaineering ice-axe, climbing sling and two locking karabiners, telescopic ski-sticks, prussic loops and climbing helmet. Thirdly, skiing, since this is a pretty luxurious sport so if it is your first try, do not spend money on buying the expensive gears and accessories, just rent them and decide later. The following items are crucial items you will need for your day on the ski slopes. They are skis of course, ski boots, ski bag, duffel bag, goggles, helmet, ski poles, ski lock, sunglasses and walkie talkies. Fourthly, snorkeling is also a particular sport that needs special equipments such as masks, fins, snorkels, gear bags, snorkel vests and rash guards and boots. In which, fins are a means of locomotion in the water while snorkel is a tube that you can breathe air through when you are swimming under the surface of the water. Along with the mask, the greatest piece of gear created was the snorkel and there are three types of snorkel available namely basic, semi-dry or total dry. Sixthly, fishing is favorable by many people and it is also one of the most well-known outdoor ports. Well, fishing equipments include fishing tackle which is any equipment or gear used for fishing. For examples hooks, lines, sinkers, floats, rods, reels, baits, lures, spears, nets, gaffs, traps, waders and tackle boxes are all belong to fishing tackle. In which, the term tackle means “apparatus for fishing”, appeared to be in use from 1398 AD. Fishing tackle is also called fishing gear. Beside the mentioned above equipments, we believe that there are more equipments and tools with more functions and characteristics available for sports people select.

The best sport brands usually purchase for using

It you are still considering where to buy the equipments, here are some famous and trusted brands that you can rely on. These are the best sport brands that normal people and athletes usually purchase for using. Adidas ranks first, it is a German multinational corporation that designs and manufactures sports clothing and accessories in Germany. Nike ranks second and it is an American multinational corporation that its operation engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. Reebok International Limited, a UK base company which became a subsidiary of the German group Adidas since 2005. Puma, also another German company, ranks fourth and the company that stands at fifth place is ASICS, a Japanese athletic equipment company.

In conclusion, in addition to the above equipments, other tools and items are available so if you want to add other items to complete the preparation of this list, do not hesitate to contact us. Another advice always look for the right way to use equipments and tools and know how to choose the right equipments that suit best for you.

 

Types of Outdoor Sport 3

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It is very helpful in the future when you have to paddle yourself or it is a relaxing way to release stress, and moreover

So far, we have gone through the first three categories of outdoor sport which are mountain activities, forest activities, beach and sea activities. As we have said in the previous article, the categories left are fresh water activities, aero activities, desert activities, family activities and cultural & historical activities. In fresh water activities, we realize there are two activities that you may feel familiar with, they are canoeing and kayaking. Canoeing is kind of sport that player use paddle as equipment to move the canoe in the water. The posture is highly important since it decides whether you paddle fast or slow, uncomfortable or not.


So reading more about the right position you should do while paddling is put in to-do travelling list. Sitting facing forward in an open or closed-decked canoe, and propel yourself with a single-bladed paddle, under your own power. Please remember to learn more on this canoeing topic so it is very helpful in the future when you have to paddle yourself or it is a relaxing way to release stress, and moreover, you are passionate about this sport. Practicing and getting more information will help you to reach your dream with canoeing. Then, kayaking, it may be considered similar to canoeing but it does have differences so we can easily distinguish each type of fresh water activities. Kayaking is simply control kayak to move across water. Literally, kayak is a relatively small and narrow boat, it is controlled entirely by human power, primarily designed to be propelled by hand paddle. A traditional kayak has deck and one or more cockpits, each seating one rowers. The cockpit is covered by a deck lid to prevent the entry of water from waves or rays and helps water kayak longtime players feel comfortable and perform skills “kayak roll” (Eskimo roll), a dynamic flip to that effect kayak lid will not spill water on deck. We all know that canoeing and kayaking are different but what are the differences? Kayaking is distinguished from canoeing by the paddler’s sitting position and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is defined by the International Canoe Federation (ICF) as a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. There are several types of kayaking which are sit on tops, cockpit style, spray skirt, inflatables and tandems. Base on kayak ranges and adaptability, it can be useful and applied for other outdoor activities such as diving, fishing, wilderness exploration and particularly search and rescue during floods. See, the activity with a small boat can bring back lots of benefits.

Attracting customers and gaining extra income for local people.

After that, aero activities involve flying, ballooning and gliding. In which ballooning is becoming well-known all over the world. Ballooning in short or hot air ballooning in full term is the activity of flying hot air balloons. The balloons fly along with the direction of the winds so passengers feel no wind during the flight, except for brief periods when the balloon climbs or descends into air. The purpose of taking balloon is mainly to see a bigger scene or the whole views of certain places. For example, in Bagan, Myanmar, there is exceptional structure that its view from balloon is totally perfect so balloon service can be developed well in this city in order to both attracting customers and gaining extra income for local people.

Then, camel safari and desert jeep safari belong to desert activities. As I have said in the previous article, the term “safari” is explained clearly so camel safari is the activities of safari by camel and similarly safari activity involves riding jeep is defined as desert jeep safari. They are super easy to understand right? It you have any concern; do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

Furthermore, the meaningful category is appeared on the list, it is family activities with picnicking, corn maze, or maybe bungee jumping. No need to say more, picnicking is too popular and familiar to everyone. This is easy to do and the opportunity to gather with your beloved ones. Eating sandwich, drinking fruit juice and talking are top thing to do in a picnic. Now, if you are having troubles at school or work, putting them into in corner and going on a picnic to mingle into the nature and share your feeling with family or friends. While picnicking is ranked at easy level, bungee jumping may be ranked at high level since it require players’ courage to jump from high level with ropes and protective equipment into the air. You will be able to fly in the air for a period of time to experience the bird’s feeling or fly species. This sound cool, right? If you have chance, try doing bungee jumping once in order to see the beautiful sky in your eye while being hang in the air. Lastly, cultural and historical activities refer to those metal activities and require lots of thinking. So it is still a new category, we will not get in too much in this type of sport.

 

Congratulations, until now, you all know about eight types of outdoor activities. You have the base so do more research yourself and choose one sport or game to practice. You have the base so do more research yourself and choose one sport or game to practice for health body and other benefits.

Types of Outdoor Sport 2

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Enjoy the beauty of nature while experiencing one or two nights at a campsite

In the previous article, we talked about those outdoor sports which belong to mountain activities. So in today article, we give you more information about the rest category in this sport. Let’s move to forest activities, from its name, we could easily understand that the activities played involve the forest factor such as camping, mushroom hunting or wildlife safari. Firstly, camping is a recreational activity played outdoors in which the participants are called campers who want to stay away from civilization and enjoy the beauty of nature while experiencing one or two nights at a campsite . Camping involves the use of tents, a primitive structure thing, or even they stay at certain places with no shelter at all. Camping became popular as a recreational activity in the early 20th century and campers usually go to national parks, other places of public ownership, and private camping area where the spaces is large enough. Furthermore, homeless people also take advantage of camping as an inexpensive form of accommodation or people who want to attend big events or festival without waiting so long to get into the performance area, they stay in tents and camping a day before the official starting day. Nowadays, camping becomes a regular entertainment activity at weekend or on holiday for many families and young people. This is time for them to gather and share feeling with others and also a way to release stress. Backpackers are the ones who pretty prefer this type of activities since it is cost-saving and friendly to the environment.

Have you ever heard about mushroom hunting? Well, I guess some of you know about that and some do not because this type of games or sport is just well-known in Western countries and in developed ones.   Literally, mushroom hunting has other names such as mushrooming, mushroom picking, mushroom foraging, and similar terms in order to describe the activity of gathering mushrooms in the wild, typically for eating. In these mentioned above countries, children or primary students usually take mushroom hunting as an extra curriculum activity with the purpose of knowing and gaining ability to identify various types of mushroom including poisonous and non-poisonous one. Mushrooming are available in most of Europe countries, including the Nordic, Baltic, and Slavic countries and the Mediterranean Basin as well as in Australia, Japan, Korea, Canada, the Indian subcontinent, and the northwestern, northeastern, Midwestern and Appalachian United States. In the future, we believe this meaningful and useful activity will be more widely known and applied in many countries around the world.

Similar to mushroom hunting, wildlife safari sound familiar to some countries and to other countries, this term is very new. So what is safari in general and wildlife safari in particular? According to Wikipedia, the term “safari” is defined as an overland journey, usually a trip by tourists to Africa. Before, it was a big-game hunt, but nowadays, safari often refers to trips that tourists take to observe and photograph wildlife—or hiking and sight-seeing. In the past, US president Teddy Roosevelt was the person who made this term popular in the United States. So let’s dig into different types of safari. In this category, we would like to give you information about wildlife safari. If it said by the most simple and easy way to understand, wildlife safari means you are taking a safari in the wildlife, Africa of course. We are pretty sure that almost all of us know how beautiful, wild and different the nature in Africa is through your own eyes or televisions or books and magazines. Let’s imagine you have the chance to see endangered and wild animals in places where harsh living conditions and climates like African. Days by days, there are more and more people who love adventurous journey take this type of sport to experience thing just available in Africa. This requires lots of courage and high spirit of discovery and adventure. Then, the result you receive may be beyond expectation with awesome and totally different scenes and animals. If you are lucky, you can see the process of hunting from the prey. Okay, we think that is enough for you to do it yourself, google about wildlife safari, find advices from the one did it and maybe take your backpack and go. Tons of new things are waiting for you ahead.

Most of us love the beach and water-related activities

The next category in outdoor sport is beach and sea activities, we bet a lot of people will pay more attention on this since most of us love the beach and water-related activities. These activities involves snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing and of course the most popular activities among this type, swimming. So join us to learn about those sports in order. First, snorkeling or snorkelling in British and Commonwealth English is relevant to swimming but it needs more skills and equipment such as diving mask, snorkel and fins to be practiced while your body stays on or in the water. Another kind of equipment, a wetsuit may be worn in cooler water to allow snorkelers who snorkel see the view under the water for a period without being harmed at maximize level. Nowadays, snorkeling is very popular especially at tropical areas such as beach or resorts. Snorkeling not only offer attractive and beautiful view the ocean’s life to snorkeler but also easy to learn and practice. It must be wonderful if you snorkel in clear water area, the opportunity to see ocean creatures is higher and your feeling is better, too. Why not go to Maldives, Hawaii, or just your local beaches. Second, swimming, it is considered to stay first in the beach and sea activities based on popular level. People prefer swimming for a 5-year-old boy to a 70-year-old man. Swimming is the movement in water, usually without artificial assistance from swimmer. Swimming is a useful and entertaining activity. Swimming is often used when bathing, cooling, travel, fishing, recreation, exercising and sporting. People can swim every month, every week and every day so it is easy to see how favorable swimming is. Let’s learn how to swim to enjoy comfortable feeling when you stay in the water.

There are more activities that we love you to know about, so keep in touch to have deeper knowledge on outdoor sport.

 

 

Types of outdoor sport

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Generally, you all have an overview on outdoor sport, its definition and the huge benefits it can bring to you. So, in this article, you get into various types of outdoor sport what played in team or individuals. Outdoor activities that played outside can be divided into eight types which are mountain activities, forest activities, beach and sea activities, fresh water activities, aero activities, desert activities, family activities, finally cultural and historical activities. In which, mountain activities include trekking, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding and more sports. Then, forest activities refer to these sports following: camping, tree climbing, etc.…

Of course, beach and sea activities involve to snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, windsurfing and swimming with others. Fresh water activities include canoeing, kayaking and more meanwhile gliding, ballooning and flying belong to aero activities. Recently, there are several activities that become quite popular; they are camel safari and desert jeep safari. One of these meaningful activities is family activities that are amusement park, picnicking and especially corn maze. Lastly, sightseeing and benchmarking are in cultural and historical activities.

Please do not confuse trekking with mountaineers which only climb up to conquer high mountain

We would like to introduce to you some popular and typical types of outdoor sports. First of all, in mountain activities category, there are several sports that most of you have heard about. We will talk about trekking, rock climbing, mountain climbing and skiing. So what is trekking? Normally, this “term” is used by backpackers who usually travel around with a backpack. Trekking is a form of adventure tourism. The only kind of transportation is attendees’ feet. Backpackers usually walk and carry heavy backpack behind, their destination are probably wild, remote areas, mountain or highland so it is hard to move with large amount of things like that. Mainly, this type of sport requires lots of effort, patience and courage. When backpackers reach their destinations or goals, the scenes in in front of them are definitely amazing and different from normal view we have seen every day. Going through hard and toil period to final result, maybe most backpackers’ felling are the satisfaction and endless joy when achieving goals and reaching new places. Trekking helps exercises physically and there are other benefits include metal power is increased and chances to make friends with your trek partners, challenges accepted and overcome, the feeling of being immersed in the wild is totally awesome. Please do not confuse trekking with mountaineers which only climb up to conquer high mountain.

when you climb up on the larger multiple pitches

Next, let’s talk about rock climbing. Differ from trekking; rock climbing belongs to a kind of outdoor sport in which participants have to climb up, down or across natural rock formations or artificial rock walls. The goal of the game or the purpose is to reach the summit of a formation or the assigned points on the mountain without falling. Usually, the most basic rule of this sport is that one must return to the start point of the route safely, at that time, you are recognized successfully complete a climb. Due to the length and extended endurance required during climbing progress, accidents are more likely to happen almost every time, just 1 sec negligence, the consequences will be bad or worst things can come to you unexpectedly, especially when you climb up on the larger multiple pitches. This type’s requirements are certainly higher than those of trekking which you need more professional training and skills’ preparation before taking a chance of doing it.

So far, you already have more information about the some basic outdoor activities. In the next article, we would like to introduce more outdoor sports for you to know and maybe you might pick one to practice.

 

Benefits from practicing outdoor sport

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We all know that practicing sports, especially outdoor one brings back plenty of benefits to players; it offers not only physical advantages but only mental ones. It is undeniable that doing exercises regularly in improving health and keeping you away from series of sickness. There are tons of thing when talking about practicing and playing sports, the more you know about those useful information, the more you are interested in sports. In this article, I would like to give you an overall picture of optimistic things that playing or practicing outdoor sport can gain from.

Do you want to know what kind of sport burning the most calories?

The first and the most obvious advantage is that playing or practicing sport bring to you is the improvement in health both mental and physical. Regarding physical side, when doing exercise or playing soccer such as hiking, climbing, kayaking and all of other outdoor activities, those include lots of activities in order to burn calories and fat. From this information, you can easily know that players’ weight can be managed reasonably. So do you want to know what kind of sport burning the most calories? According to livestrong.com, running at 10 mph and bicycling at more than 20 mph burns the most calories per hour. An illustration from Harvard Heart Letter pointed out that while running or bicycling at that speed, around 1466 calories can be burned from a 185-pound person and 990 calories can be burned from a 125-pound person just in an hour. Swimming ranks second since it help burn considerable calories while doing it. Typically, depend on your weight and physical capabilities, in an hour the butterfly stroke may burn from 660 to 976 calories and swimming laps can burn from 600 to 888 calories. Boxing and those sports that play in team respectively occupy the position number three and four. Since boxing is an intense workout which requires movements and lots of energy. Depend on your weight and physical capabilities, practicing this kind of sport may burn between 540 and 800 calories per hour. Then, team sports help burn 500 calories or more in an hour generally. Besides, burning fat and calories, participating on a regular basis or professional outdoor activities gives your muscles, lung and heart system a good workout as well as reduce high blood pressure and osteoporosis, or bone density. An explanation for actors, models or celebrities often practice sports is this help them maintain shape and have a healthy body. Regarding mental side, it can be said that participating in sports particularly for the outdoor activities is the best way to release stress. Sport belongs to a kind of recreational so playing sport brings you fun and excitement. There is nothing amazing than spending time going out for picnic or trekking and sharing with friends, it is definitely better then thinking about troubles at work or school, right?

Troubles happen during your time means challenges appear to change you

The second benefit comes from the wonderful outdoor activities is players’ confidence and other soft skills are improved significantly. Practicing a sport such as swimming or especially climbing involves one into an activities which you can see your results at the end of the journey. The moment you reach your goal is the moment your ability and effort are recognized and this helps build self-esteem. Troubles happen during your time means challenges appear to change you into a better one with higher confidence level. Those kinds of sport which played in team require teamwork skills such as canoeing or swimming. Once you try it, you have to try to mingle with your teammates, then it depends on your ability and attitude, your teamwork skill is increased. Furthermore, trekking or hiking and more activities played outside in the nature involve plenty of skills such as ability to observe, analyze and solve problems. In conclusion, when you participate in one sport, for example, swimming, trekking or climbing, your abilities are increased. Then your passion about playing sport is discovered and this personal development may lead you to an open door, an opportunity to play in school-university team and professional tournaments probably.

In short, playing or practicing a kind of sport or participate it regularly can give you lots of good things. Your health, network, skills and confidence are all improved. I believe it is never too late to start a hobby or habit, so no matter which age you are at, take action now.

Introduction to Outdoor Sport

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People mostly work in offices or building with high-intensity work.

Nowadays, people mostly work in offices or building with high-intensity work, so they have fewer chances to go out and do exercise regularly. The consequences of this inactivity are the declining health and series of sickness. In almost all developed and developing countries, people do not get sufficient exercise and they do less physically demanding work and increase use of mechanized transportation. A new trend is created from the above causes; people’s focuses now may be work, study and other mental activities. Statistics has shown that at least 31% of the world’s population does not get sufficient exercise. We would like to give you some of information on doing exercise in several countries. In Canada, 27.0% of sedentary men are obese as opposed to 19.6% of active men in 2005. In South America, a study of a southern Brazilian population showed that more than 80% of the population was physically inactive in 2005. Obviously, there is an urgent need in doing more physical activities and practicing Outdoor Sport over the world. It you are in doubt about Outdoor Sport, why not accompany with us to have a deeper understanding about these activities.

Practicing a sport especially one played outside is useful with tons of benefits.

Literally, Outdoor Sport mean those sports are played outdoors which contrast with the indoor sports. They are also called “outdoor recreation” or “outdoor activity” and those leisure activities in the outdoors, often in natural or semi-natural settings out of town. Unlike indoor sports, those outdoor ones may include diverse and adventurous types since players’ chances to expose to nature are definitely higher. The players may practice in team or individuals. From Wikipedia, the two main purposes of outdoor activity are beneficial use and pleasurable appreciation. In which, beneficial use refers to the physical and social rewards that targets to accomplish goals both in teams and in individuals. Those types of sports include climbing, hiking, canoeing, caving, walking, hunting, kayaking, and rafting. In order to practice those ones, players must meet some requirements such as qualified physical health, self-sufficiency, risk-taking, teamwork skills, and the needs of achievement. The latter purpose refers to activities which focus more on inner perceptual and/or spiritual life. There are meditation, painting, photography, archeological, historical research and more in this field. Parallel to achieving the goals, players also get physically rewarding in increasing health. In conclusion, no matter what purposes you are heading to, practicing a sport especially one played outside is useful with tons of benefits.