For many people, the great outdoors is a place to unwind, de-stress and escape the daily grind. It provides space for recreational activities, from picnicking in the park, walking in woodlands, swimming in lakes, hiking trails, to climbing up mountains. Many of us find peace, enjoyment and positive experience whilst outdoors and use it as a means to connect with nature, as well as with like-minded people and communities.

Volume Five was inspired by those who have forged close relationships with the great outdoors – people who appreciate both the gentle and wild sides of nature, and who have established a well-balanced approach based upon respect. Our connection to nature can determine our health and well-being, and can ultimately affect how we interact with the environment on a daily basis. This volume hopes to encourage us to reconsider our relationship with the natural world and to live more consciously.

Whether your way of enjoying the great outdoors is scaling cliff faces or lounging on riverbanks, we hope that this volume motivates you to step out into nature; to foster a two-way relationship with our natural environments; and to be inspired by those who have made outdoor culture and pursuits their passion in life.

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The Great Outdoors Volume

For many people, the great outdoors is a place to unwind, de-stress and escape the daily grind. It provides space for recreational activities, from picnicking in the park, walking in woodlands, swimming in lakes, hiking trails, to climbing up mountains. Many of us find peace, enjoyment and positive experience whilst outdoors and use it as a means to connect with nature, as well as with like-minded people and communities.

The Great Outdoors Volume was inspired by those who have forged close relationships with the great outdoors – people who appreciate both the gentle and wild sides of nature, and who have established a well-balanced approach based upon respect. Our connection to nature can determine our health and well-being, and can ultimately affect how we interact with the environment on a daily basis. By celebrating those who have made outdoor culture and pursuits their passion in life, this volume hopes to encourage us to reconsider our relationship with the natural world, to live more consciously, and foster a two-way relationship with our natural environments.

Friluftsliv

At every point of the compass, Norway’s landscape is arresting; a lush, undulating conduit for friluftsliv that craves no less than pure abandonment to its mysteries.

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We Walk Landscapes

Seasoned thru-hiker Jack “Found” Haskel (trail name, “Found”) readily forfeited the completion the Appalachian Trail to take the opportunity to work for the Pacific Crest Trail Association on a trail he feels passionately about. Today working as a trail information specialist and trail first-responder, he hopes to connect others with the Pacific Crest Trail and enhance the community and culture that surrounds the hiking experience.

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Fish in Troubled Water

In the wilderness there are rare and beautiful yet threatened species who sometimes need a helping hand.

Trail Magic

Out on the trail there is an elusive and mysterious phenomenon that reveals itself in the unexpected acts of generosity and hospitality from strangers. Hikers have named it Trail Magic. This article discusses how the kindness of strangers can heighten spirits and keep one motivated through tough times on the trail.

Made to Last

On the edge of the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, USA, proudly stands the workshop of Peter Limmer & Sons. For the past 65 years hikers from all over the world have made their way to the quaint village of Intervale, NH, to reach the threshold of this unassuming building, for there awaits their coveted prize: a pair of Limmer-made hiking boots.

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Village Life

Sited in the Welsh countryside, the pioneering ecovillage Lammas is setting a precedent for a low-impact living in the UK.