Doing Stuff Outdoors

I've found a new podcast that I can't seem to get enough of. I'm just over half way through the first 11 episodes and can't wait to get through the rest. The show is called "Doing Stuff Outdoors" Each episode is 30 minutes of feel-good outdoor activity. With a home base of New Brunswick, Canada the show has taken me to Mount Bachelor, Oregon; Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia and the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia.

In my home state of Utah, an outdoor show is typically less about physical activity and more about hunting and fishing with a dab of camping. Here an "Outdoors Guy" is someone who wears camouflage and drives a big truck with a trailer full of ATVs. I don't see anything wrong with those pursuits and have enjoyed participating in them myself, but I also enjoy the people powered pursuits of hiking, running, biking and even paddling. That's why I enjoy this podcast. It's a show about getting yourself outdoors and doing something active. As Gary, "The Outdoors Guy" puts it

"Outdoor enthusiasts are generally those who enjoy all aspects of the outdoors. They may have a favorite activity like hiking for instance but they also x-c ski in the winter and ride their bike in the summer. ...Outdoor enthusiasts are active people who enjoy life, live it to the fullest and always try to get the most out of every day and everything they do. They aren’t the type to sit on the couch. They’re doers. They aren’t fitness nuts but they know the importance of physical activity and eating properly and try to keep themselves in shape through exercise and diet so they’re able to enjoy the active lifestyle they lead. Outdoor enthusiasts are all these things and much more."

You can tell Gary has been in the radio and TV industry for 30 years as the show is really polished. But you can also tell he loves the outdoors because the stories are personal and interesting. Hop over to his podcast page, click on a show on the sidebar and give it a listen. :)


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