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February 21, 2010 10:55 AM Subscribe
How does a 35-year-old very urban dude living in New York becomes more outdoorsy
posted by falameufilho to sports, hobbies, & recreation (26 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
After a years of extreme couch potato-ness I have slowly become more and more active for the past two years. Though I am not still I would call in shape, I am happy with my advances and motivated to you know, push forth.
And one thing that I'd like to invest on is more outdoor-oriented activities. You know: hiking, camping, etc. I was a boy scout when I was a kid (between 10-13 years old) and I caught myself missing that a lot recently.
But of course this is not something I am willing to jump headfirst without some preparation because: 1) I am 35 2) I am not in my best shape (yet) 3) I live in NY and as most Manhattanites don't own a car that can whisk me away to trail upstate 4) These things are not like riding a bike and everything I learned as a kid is buried under layers of bad TV and pop culture trivia.
So how does one go from the warm and cozy heart of the urban jungle to becoming Bear Grylls? :-)