Our Thoughts on Getting Outside

One of Seven Project wants to take a moment to talk about getting outside. You probably already know our mission is to encourage and help others know and follow their passion(s). We hope that when you do, you do so responsibly. As our website’s name says, there are 7 billion people on earth. With more and more people getting outside, it’s important we maintain and protect our wilderness areas. The Project encourages everyone to practice Leave No Trace principles and to Recreate Responsibly.

Planning a trip has a lot of elements. Everything from where to when, where to resupply, water sources, drive time and more. The Project believes it’s everyone’s job to also know other things too. Things like the history of where your trip is taking you. Also does it have issues? Is it endangered? Are there sensitive areas?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, is there a group in charge or overseeing the area? Consider finding out if they need help and how you can lean a hand. It doesn’t take much when we all pitch. With seven billion people it’s easy to think you don’t matter or they probably already have what they need. Unfortunately this is dangerous thinking, because when everyone does it, those organizations and areas suffer.

The Project celebrates what makes us unique but together we can help maintain and protect our wilderness areas for generations to come. So be sure that you recreate responsibly, give back and help ensure those areas we love to recreate in, are there tomorrow for generations to come.

Leave No Trace

The One of Seven Projects encourages everyone to follow the Leave No Trace principles below when enjoying the outdoors.

The 7 LNT Principles

  1. Plan Ahead
  2. Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate to Others Visitors

No matter if your bikepacking, hiking or just enjoying the outdoors in your local park, the Leave No Trace principles are something you should be considered. Not only will they make your experience better  but others as well. They will also ensure we all have wild places to enjoy.

Recreate Responibly

#RecreateResponsibly to Protect Yourself, Others, and the Outdoors

As seasons change, so do our practices to stay safe outside and to protect the places we play.

– from the Recreate Responsibly website

  • Know Before You Go
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Plan Ahead
  • Play It Safe
  • Explore Locally
  • Leave No Trace
  • Build An Inclusive Outdoors

We live, work, and recreate in a different world today. To protect ourselves and others we need to change the way we do things. The above list should be part of your new adventuring. For more on the above, visit recreateresponsibly.org.


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