America’s Top 3 Outdoor Activities
Living in America, we have so much grandeur and beauty around us that we can just get lost in the great outdoors. Outdoor activities are not just a seasonal affair, for those who are properly equipped nature can be enjoyed all year-round. Here are the three most popular year-round outdoor activities.
For those who think that Americans are tired of camping, you may be surprised to know that 3 million more Americans went camping in 2012 than those in 2010. Camping activities are on the rise with camping supplies bringing in around 1.8 billion dollars in sales each year. The average camper goes on nearly 5 trips a year, with statistics showing that 84% of campers participate in multiple outdoor activities like biking, fishing, or hiking.
Hiking, Kayaking, and Mountain Climbing
Hiking, kayaking, and mountain climbing require the participant to be fit and attentive in packing their adventure gear. Over 38 million people went hiking in 2014 alone, making adventure sports one of the most popular ways to spend time outdoors. Typical hiking gear includes a first aid kit, canteen, food supplies, radio, and camping gear if you are spending the night. Safety must always be a priority with any outdoor activity.
Hunting and Fishing
Recreational hunters and fishers spend an average of $1,638 dollars annually on hunting gear and supplies alone. Most hunters start off young and quickly get hooked on the sport. More than 38 million Americans hunt and fish regularly, with all new gadgets and hunting gear coming out yearly to ensure that hunters of every age can bag a big one!