Stay-at-Home Activities for Outdoor Enthusiasts

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It’s been about 4 weeks since we’ve all been sanctioned to stay at home. For those of us who need the outdoors, we probably started going crazy about two weeks ago. We’ve spent that past couple of weeks reading and brushing up on our hobbies, but it’s not enough. For those of us fortunate enough to have a backyard or even a patio, there should be no reason we are not taking full advantage of it. Participating in outdoor activities is a great way to reconnect with the earth and spend time in nature. Here are a few outdoor activities you can do at home that might help you remember what freedom feels like.

Outdoor Activities You Can Do at Home: 

Backyard Camping - Long are the days where you and your friends would camp in your backyard as kids. Why stop now? Grab your camping equipment and spend a night outdoors! Make it even more fun by grilling up some dinner on your barbecue! 

Outdoor Yoga - Why do yoga indoors when you have space outside? Grab your yoga mat and tune into one of those virtual classes online! Hopefully, the sun will break through so that you can get some extra rays in! Free yoga classes can be found through companies such as Do Yoga With Me & Ompractice.  

Eat Your Meals Outside - Start your morning off with a cup of coffee and a good book to complement the outdoors. Spend lunch and dinner outside in the presence of nature! 

More Outdoor Activities You Can Do at Home: 

Stargazing - Break out those old astronomy books and head outdoors to glance up at the stars. What better time than to brush up on your astronomy skills? Be sure to download SkyView Lite, one of our favorite astronomy apps. Through SkyView, users can hold their phone up to the stars, and their screen will project the constellations on your phone. Pretty rad! 

Start a Garden - Places like The Home Depot and Orchard Supply Hardware are still open right now, so why not head down and grab some seeds and supplies. Websites such as Sunset Magazine provide users with various outdoor gardening projects! A list of simple garden vegetables can be found here

Have a Bonfire - Even if you don’t have a firepit, a homemade fire circle can easily be made with stones. Get a fire started and have fun roasting marshmallows and hotdogs around it! This setup will make you feel like you are camping in the outdoors again!

Plan a Photoshoot - Limited space means more creativity. Grab your camera and find a way to capture some photos. You can even go as far as making a mini-studio in your backyard. As long as there's natural light, you should be free to take photos! Don’t have any subjects to capture? Take a try at self-portraits. You never know what kind of photo you might create! Self-portraits often require a tripod or camera strap, so be sure to check out our camera strap collection here.

Being quarantined in our household doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. Take this time to participate in activities you normally wouldn’t have time to participate in. Hopefully, this all ends soon, but in the meantime, have fun doing these outdoor activities you can do at home

Written by @visualsbyry