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24 Things All Outdoorsy People Will Understand

*Spends literally hours browsing North Face jackets online*

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1. Your parents probably got you into it pretty young.

You actually complained about being made to go on walks back in those days.
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You actually complained about being made to go on walks back in those days.

2. And you were definitely dressed like this a lot as a child.

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3. So being outdoors is something you still love to do with your family.

There's no better way to bond with your family than having to negotiate walking through a field of angry cows.
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There's no better way to bond with your family than having to negotiate walking through a field of angry cows.

4. You're not afraid of getting a bit muddy.

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5. Because you honestly feel guilty when your boots are too clean.

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6. And you feel no greater shame than being unprepared for a hike.

The SHAMEEE.
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The SHAMEEE.

7. You actively choose to go camping.

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8. Because sleeping outdoors is actually excellent.

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9. And you're genuinely pretty good at cooking over a stove.

Three-course meal on one of these? Easy.
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Three-course meal on one of these? Easy.

10. You've probably inherited some really old outdoor gear from your parents.

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11. But the fancy equipment you bought for yourself is now your most treasured possession.

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12. You really enjoy browsing outdoors shops.

This is your Disneyland.
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This is your Disneyland.

13. And this is basically porn to you.

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14. You could talk at length about all the relative benefits of each type of waterproof coat.

You'd NEVER be fooled by the "waterproof"/"water resistant" difference.
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You'd NEVER be fooled by the "waterproof"/"water resistant" difference.

15. And you're not afraid to wear trousers that zip off into shorts.

Damn.
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Damn.

16. You're always looking for ways to be outside more.

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17. And you're not so keen on the gym, because the outdoors is your gym.

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18. Because a big long walk, whether in the wilderness or your local park, is the greatest stress reliever you know.

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19. Your ideal holiday is one that involves lots of outdoor activities.

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20. And if you see a good tree, you can't resist climbing it.

Who says tree climbing is for kids?
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Who says tree climbing is for kids?

21. Even though the weather can be shite sometimes.

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22. There's nothing more satisfying that looking over rolling fields on a beautiful day.

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23. Or reaching the summit of a mountain.

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24. But obviously the greatest reward is a massive dinner and a pint of beer to celebrate the end of a long walk.

Cheers!
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Cheers!