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    Posted on Feb 29, 2016

    24 Things All Outdoorsy People Will Understand

    *Spends literally hours browsing North Face jackets online*

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

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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.

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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.

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    The SHAMEEE.

    7. You actively choose to go camping.

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    8. Because sleeping outdoors is actually excellent.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

    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.

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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.

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

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