Ah, the great outdoors! Nothing compares to the fresh air and quality time with friends and family, The change of scenery is fantastic when out paddle boarding, rock climbing, scuba diving, or spin fishing…or so many other options for outdoor enjoyment!
Americans love the outdoors and outdoor activities. For example, about $1.8 billion every year is spent by consumers on camping equipment alone. And mostly, in 2012, public campgrounds were preferred by 67% of campers. And who’s going along on these outdoor trips? Most of them, 70%, were trips that were shared among friends.
Along with this love of outdoor activities as a hobby comes a love for sporting goods and adventure clothing, as well as other accessories. These items can be found in a sporting goods store or gun shops. Specialized hunting gear, for instance, is found in gun shops as well as a sporting store.
One fantastic aspect of outdoor activities and pastimes as a hobby is that they are great exercise. For instance, it is interesting to note here that when it comes to hunting, all muscle groups are developed when an individual is involved in firing a bow; the stress of this activity exercises the back, shoulder and chest muscles. Bows are usually available in gun shops, and archery gear is usually available in gun shops too, as well as sporting goods stores.
Other sports that are fabulous for keeping both mind and body fit include rock climbing, fly fishing, paddle boarding and bouldering. To do these sports, specialized gear is needed, such as climbing gear and scuba gear. Gear for these all activities usually can be found in gun stores as well as a sporting goods store.
Besides equipment, sporting stores and gun stores will often offer classes on various sports. Interested in lessons for a particular sport? Looking for a group to join to start on a sport that is of interest to you? It will probably turn out that a whole network of classes an opportunities are available through local gun stores and sporting goods stores. All that you need to do is ask around, and there’s no doubt you will be able to find some instruction for an area you’re looking to pursue, or even a group to join on a topic that is of interest to you.
To sum up, gun shops and sporting stores are really a center for individuals who enjoy the great outdoors. They are places where equipment, expertise and collegiality can be found. All this will combine to make your outdoor experience great…so much that you will be saying how much you enjoy the “great” outdoors!