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Packing for an Unplugged Adventure

Contributing Author March 29, 2023

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Sometimes the world can feel overwhelming, and that’s when a digital detox can work wonders. It’s okay to take a break from all the noise and give yourself a chance to recharge. When you disconnect from technology and spend time in nature, it can be surprisingly therapeutic. There’s something special about being outdoors, surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. You can explore, hike, read, meditate, or simply soak up the peace and quiet. But before you head out, you might be wondering what to pack to ensure a fun and fulfilling unplugged adventure…

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Outdoor adventure essentials

Unplugged Activities for Downtime

The times when you most miss technology in the outdoors can be when you’re enjoying some downtime. It can start to feel pretty boring if you can’t just browse the web or scroll through your social media apps. But having the right activities with you, can help make sure you don’t get bored. You might decide to bring a book, a notebook, a camera, or even some travel games that you can play with your fellow outdoor adventurers. Of course, you don’t have to be occupied at all times, and you might just enjoy sitting back and relaxing for a while.


Top Tech for Outdoor Activities


Sure, you can still bring SOME tech. When you aren’t relaxing, you probably want to be exploring or engaging in various outdoor activities. Even though you might be unplugging from some of your everyday technology, you can still make use of various tech and tools that help you do your chosen activities. Packing your Pulsar scope or binoculars for hunting, your GPS device for navigating or other useful tools will help you to make the most out of any activities you do. When you’re packing, think carefully about which tools you really need so you’re not too weighed down.


Unrecognizable man warming hands over campfire while camping in nature.


You want to feel good not just when you’re chilling but also when you’re out and about doing stuff. If you’re planning a camping trip, you’ll definitely want to plan ahead for a good night’s sleep. Make sure your tent is solid and your sleeping bag is warm and dry. But if you really want to go the extra mile, you might think about getting a hammock or a camping bed for some added cushiness. And speaking of being outdoors, it’s important to be prepared for any type of weather. So, make sure you pack clothes that can handle the heat, the cold, or the rain. Whatever Mother Nature throws at you, you’ll be ready!


The Usual Essentials

Of course, there are plenty of essential items that you need to pack for any outdoor trip. If you want to have a successful digital detox, it’s important to pack what you require so you can enjoy s for Comfort


You might be hoping to take your trip without seeking additional help. In that case, what exactly you pack depends on where you’re going, when, and what you’re planning to do. But you will probably want to ensure you have some vital items such as a first aid kit and a way to contact other people.


What are your outdoor adventure essential packing items? Let us know in the comments or @modhop on socials.

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