FACTOID # 13: New York has America's lowest percentage of residents who are veterans.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Outdoor activity
The neutrality of this article or section is disputed.
Please see the discussion on the talk page.

Outdoor activities usually mean activities done in nature away from civilization, such as hill walking, trekking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, caving, and arguably broader groups such as watersports and snowsport. Other similar activities include photography, biking, kayaking or just spending time with family. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... Action, as a concept in philosophy, is what an agent can do, as for instance humans as agents can do. ... Hillwalking or fellwalking is the recreational practice of hiking in mountainous terrain. ... Many beautiful natural scenes are only accessible if one is willing to hike to get to them. ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ... Rock climbers on Valkyrie at The Roaches in Staffordshire, England. ... Caving frequently involves a lot of mud. ... A water sport is a form of recreation where water (other than drinking water) is an essential aspect of the activity. ... A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter. ... Photography [fәtɑgrәfi:],[foʊtɑgrәfi:] is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or sensor. ... ... Sea Kayaking at Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. ...

Outdoor activities are practiced for the purposes of enjoying scenery and nature, relieving stress, finding peace in nature, enjoying life and relaxing. They are alternatives to expensive forms of tourism. Outdoor sport is also frequently used as an extremely effective medium in education and teambuilding. In Organizational development, whenever a team embarks upon a process of self-assessment in order to gauge its own effectiveness and thereby improve performance, it engages in team building. ...

Increasing interest in outdoor pursuits has given rise to corresponding commercial outlets. Media and retail outlets exist that cater to specific needs of outdoor activities practitioners. Specialized products are also developed.

The increased accessibility of outdoor pursuits resources has been the source of some negative press over the years also, with complaints of destroying the landscape. A widely-seen example is the destruction of hillsides as footpaths are eroded by excessive numbers of visitors. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The panoramic view from Connors Hill, near Swifts Creek, Victoria A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain, in a limited area. ... “Footpath” redirects here. ...

Outdoor Activities Pursuits are a variety of self-initiated activities utilizing an interaction with the natural environment, that contain elements or real or apparent danger, in which the outcome, while uncertain, can be influenced by the participant and circumstance. They are human powered forms of outdoor recreation. They represent the self-propelled activities performed in outdoor settings. Environmental philosophy frequently accompanies outdoor pursuits.

Outdoor activities are a great way to keep fit whilst maintaining valuable fun.

[1] is an outdoor activity resource specializing in promoting of safe outdoor activities.

Arts and crafts | Collecting | Cooking | Games | Gardening | Genealogy | Outdoor activities | Pets | Photography | Reading | Scale modeling | Sports



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m