09/18/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/18/2021 09:25
With temperatures finally cooling off around parts of the country, there's never been a better time to get reacquainted with the wonders of mother nature and spend some quality time with the family outdoors. While the sun might not always be shining and plants and trees won't be in bloom, fall is actually the best time to explore the great outdoors. This is because the effects of the sun can be dangerous during the hottest months of the year.
'In the heat of summer, the extreme temperatures can dramatically affect what you can do and for how long, so fall is often the best time to head out,' explains outdoorsman Bear Grylls, whose newest interactive adventure movie, You vs. Wild: Out Cold, is now streaming on Netflix. 'Just check the forecasts and adapt routes and distances and gear accordingly.'
'Over the past year we've all missed out on so much, so there has never been a better time to go for it and plan an adventure with those you love,' he adds.
Grylls, who never leaves home without a good knife and his smartphone, recommends checking out your closest national park and taking a hike together, building up to camping and longer trips with the family. 'It all starts with having that adventure attitude,' he says.
Check out more of Grylls' tips for whatever trip awaits you this fall and start planning your next adventure today.
1. Know that you don't need to tackle Everest to find fun and empowerment in the great outdoors: 'Plan something local. Maybe it's simply a hike, or a swim in a lake, but do something new that pushes you a little, and do it with those you love,' says Grylls. 'Adventure builds confidence, so just begin.'
2. Be prepared: 'Before you climb any mountain-real or metaphorical-you need to remember that the hard work is done long before you embark on the journey,' he says. 'So get fit, have the right gear and clothing, and learn some basic skills such as navigation.'
3. Remember the priorities of survival: 'I use this simple formula: 'Please remember what's first,' which in turn stands for 'protection, rescue, water, food.' Those are the things to master, and in that order, if you're ever lost.'
4. Adopt a survivor mindset to never give up: 'That spirit is key to staying alive, more than any amount of knowledge or skills, and it is fundamental to all great adventurers,' explains Grylls.
You vs. Wild: Out Cold is streaming on Netflix.