Still doing the same old boring walk, hike, or getting a little tired of playing Pokémon GO? Maybe it's time to put a little more fun into your outdoor activities. You'll get to use your head, be part of a global community, and maybe find some hidden treasures right in your own backyard. We're talking about geocaching, and it's a fun way to get out there and use your everyday carry. Here's what you need to know and what you need to pack to get started.
I know you didn't print this post out to read it, so I'm going to safely assume you're reading this on a screen. Probably the same screen you stare at hours on end, day in and day out, whether it's at work or just passing time on your phone. I know, it's fun to scroll through photos of people's gear, do a little online shopping, and escape from the grind of the 9 to 5 sometimes. But if that's your idea of taking a break from it all, you can do better. Maybe it's time to unplug. For real.
Here's a suggestion: join us in celebrating National Day of Adventure on October 14th. It's a day meant to give you a chance to log off, step away from your desk, head outdoors, and enjoy the moment. Now, I'm not saying to play hooky (but I'm not not saying it, if you get my drift) — even the tiniest departure from the norm is a step in the right direction towards a more adventurous life. If you can swing it, take a sick day! It'll be fun.
NDOA is a joint effort by our friends at Victorinox and their many partners, including Men's Journal, REI, the National Park Foundation, and more. That includes us and you too, as a member of the Everyday Carry community!