348 The Secret Art of Layering: Getting Dressed for Cold Weather (Jen Loofbourrow, founder, Alpine Fit apparel company)
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by Amy Bushatz
3d ago
Learning how to stay warm and, therefore, comfortable in cold weather can be the difference between a great outdoor experience and one you never, ever want to have again. And while so much of the “what” of the clothing that you wear outside will be based on your own personal preferences and needs (helpful, right?), there are some basic building blocks that you can lean on to get started. Enter the mysterious yet necessary “base layer.” What do you need to know about picking a great base layer? What kind of fabric and fit should you look for? What goes on top of it? And why do some outdoor adve ..read more
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347: My Outdoor Time Became Less Miserable When I Started Focusing On This (Outdoor Diary)
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by Amy Bushatz
5d ago
If the annoying perky people in the world are right and your perspective really does determine your reality, then there’s one tried and true way to make heading outside in less than great circumstances -- weather, schedule, whatever -- just a tiny bit better. I’ve tested what it’s like to go out there with a bad attitude. So, what happens when I take a different track? And what happens if I do when things are really, really hard? I’m talking -15 degrees, blowing, very frosty, don’t want to be there, have other stuff to do hard? Let’s find out. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside ..read more
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346: 3 Outdoor Things I'm (Surprised to Be) Grateful For (Outdoor Diary)
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by Amy Bushatz
1w ago
Call it a gift of my daily outdoor habit: I am surprised to be grateful for some outdoor stuff that old me would’ve considered either not a big deal or downright bad. And yet here I am, including it on a gratitude list? Life is weird. Gratitude is a healing practice, and when it comes to challenging seasons (like winter … or any bad weather … or hard personal life stuff …) taking time to name it and claim it can be a powerful practice. And so here we are, listing it out. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Follow Humans Outside on Fac ..read more
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345 She Went Outside to Finish Her Dad’s Epic Bucket List and Found Big Things About Herself (Laura Carney, author and bucket list chaser)
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by Amy Bushatz
2w ago
There’s pushing yourself to chase big goals outside because it’s something you want to do -- and then there’s doing it because someone else can’t. When Laura Carney found her dad’s unfinished bucket list years after his tragic death, she knew completing it wasn’t just a fun sounding idea -- it was something she absolutely had to do. And since many of the list items were outdoor activities, that meant digging deep to find the courage to step outside her comfort zone and tackle a series of crazy. Impossible-sounding tasks. What she learned on her journey to finishing his list for him goes beyond ..read more
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344: How to Make Yourself Go Outside Even In Terrible Weather (Outdoor Diary)
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by Amy Bushatz
2w ago
If the weather outside is frightful or simply not delightful, how do you make yourself go outside anyway? What’s the trick for getting past the discomfort and I-don’t-want-to so you can experience what nature has to offer even in bad weather? I lean on two tools to help me -- and you can lean on them, too. Learn how in this episode. Listen now. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Follow Humans Outside on Facebook Some of the good stuff: [:35] Yes, it really is hard out there [2:00] So how do we make ourselves go out? [2:57] Here are t ..read more
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343: She’s Using Outdoor Joy to Build Inclusivity and Tackle Veteran Trauma (Vedia Barnett, founder of Black Vets Outdoors)
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by Amy Bushatz
3w ago
We know heading outside helps us all sort through the junk of life -- a tough day, actual trauma, relationships, whatever. And veterans know spending time in nature also has special power over the wounds of military service. For Vedia Barnett, a disabled Black Air Force veteran and founder of the nonprofit organization Black Vets Outdoors, spending time outside has extra power. She’s seen it work to heal the double trauma carried by those who carry both the burden of military service and the weight of racism. In this episode she talks about: Creating a sense of belonging outdoors Why reaching ..read more
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341: How Hunting for Small Wonders Daily Refreshes My Outlook (Outdoor Diary)
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by Amy Bushatz
3w ago
When everything is cold, and drab and just not that great outside, are you able to find the small wonders in nature? It’s that time of year when things aren’t exactly lovely or pleasant all the time, and hunting for the good takes some work and some practice. It also takes understanding that the small wonders aren’t going to be predictable -- you’re going to have to work for them. So how do you make that happen? Learn how I’m doing it for myself in this episode. Listen now. Connect with this episode: Join the Humans Outside Challenge Follow Humans Outside on Instagram Follow Humans Outside on ..read more
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341 Stepping into the Unknown: the Allure and Lessons of Wilderness (Jon Waterman, author & adventurer)
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by Amy Bushatz
1M ago
What is it about wilderness that draws us? And how do you find wilderness wherever you are? Those are just two of the questions Jon Waterman, an author and adventurer best known for his work around Denali, the highest mountain in North America, tackles within the pages of his gorgeous new table-top book from National Geographic, Atlas of North America. But this book sparks more than just awe for the wilds across the nation. In this episode Jon takes us on a journey through: The evolving definition of wilderness Why that definition and those places matter How we can experience the true essence ..read more
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340: Why Is It Hard to Remember That I Do Have Time for Adventure? (Outdoor Diary)
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by Amy Bushatz
1M ago
When you love a daily schedule as much as I do, it can feel very risky to just drop what you’re doing and chase a last-minute outdoor adventure. But sometimes that’s just what the weather, conditions or mood calls for. And whether I seize the day or walk by the opportunity is up to me I want to be someone who lives in the moment, knowing that I really do have time for outdoor adventures when they come calling. But was it so hard to remember that I do? And what happens when I step outside my comfort zone and go for it? 340: Why Is It Hard to Remember That I Do Have Time for Adventure? (Outdoor ..read more
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339: Simple Steps for Unleashing True Self-Care by Heading Outside (Scott Tatum, self-care advocate and author)
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by Amy Bushatz
1M ago
How can spending time outside change your perspective on self-care? And what if we’ve been thinking about self-care all wrong? Scott Tatum is a self-care expert and new author who has carved a niche offering followers “friendly reminders” as he works on his own mental health. His new “Friendly Reminders” book offers an easy guide through the value of self-care, and in this episode he lays it all out for us, with a special emphasis on why it’s important and the best way to find it and just why nature offers a spectacular map for making it happen. This episode will help you get inspired to give ..read more
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