4 Fantastic Geek-Friendly Hobbies

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Deep down, we’ve all got a little geek inside of us. Some of us are more attuned to it than others, but nobody should be afraid to unleash that geeky side. After all, being comfortable and free will allow you to gain more fun out of life.

You don’t have to be a complete nerd to enjoy some geeky activities. Here are four brilliant activities that we can all enjoy unleashing our inner geek. Whether you do it alone or with others doesn’t matter. The key is that you have fun.

Enjoy.

Vlogging

Being geeky and being cool aren’t mutually exclusive ideas. Modern tech illustrates this perfectly. Gadgets are at the heart of everything we do as a society. One of the most enjoyable ways to make the most of this is to start vlogging.

Vlogging is essentially online broadcasting where you will make videos about your favourite topics. You may wish to talk about your favourite musicians, sports stars or films. Alternatively, you may want to pick a niche idea. Either way, the key is to create killer content. You can find out how to do this at Vlog Nation.

It’s certainly a little geeky, but it’s also pretty cool. Besides, it could make you money too.

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Hiking

A geek doesn’t have to be locked away in their bedroom on a 24/7 basis. However, they do gain enjoyment from activities that a lot of other people would baulk at.

Hiking is a fantastic example. Where others will enjoy playing team sports, the geeks amongst us would prefer to walk through challenging terrains. Rather than scoring goals, our reward is those breathtaking sceneries. To take things to a new level, you should take you camera with you too.

The great thing about this hobby is that every trek is a new adventure.

Cosplay

Nowadays, most people admit to being lovers of superheroes. For the majority, though, this means watching films and maybe playing video games. For a truly geek-friendly adventure, you should try cosplay.

Dressing up and acting out adventures is a great way to live out your fantasies. Moreover, many cosplayers find that it’s the perfect outlet to meet new people too. The Yaya Han collection has some awesome designs, which can take the fantasy to another level entirely.

Moreover, it doubles up as the ideal fancy dress costume for any future parties too.

Collecting

Collecting stamps, figures and other commodities is nothing new. But it’s still as geek-friendly as ever and is the perfect hobby that can also be enjoyed as a family.

With thanks to the internet, you can now find out vast information about the most valuable coins and other items in existence. You can also source fantastic storage facilities to keep your collectibles in pristine condition.

Many modern geeks enjoy collecting limited edition toys and keeping them in their boxes. You might not see any joy from using those items, but knowing that you have them can provide a great sense of satisfaction. What more could you want from a geek-friendly hobby?

The First Timer’s Guide to Hiking

If you’re feeling pretty out of shape, or just want to embark on a journey to a healthier life, one way you can do this is through hiking. You can make your hikes as easy or as hard as you like; go on a serious trek, or a take a fun stroll. Hiking is the perfect way to prepare your body for strenuous activity, so it’s a great starter exercise. Here’s the first timer’s guide to hiking to help you:

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1. How long do you have to hike?

Ideally, you want trails that you are able to complete in less than a day to start off with. This means you won’t need to take an extra change of clothes, pack a tent, or anything else that could complicate things. You’ll need to select a hike dependant on the time you have – is it a whole Saturday, or just a couple of hours on a Thursday? Start off small and you’ll be able to climb island peak before you know it!

 

2. Are you hiking alone, or with a group?

Hiking on your own, is likened by some to meditation. It can be very therapeutic! However, you need to be careful as hiking by yourself can be more dangerous, depending on where you’re going. Hiking is a great way to bond, so ask a friend or a group of friends to join you!

If you must go hiking alone, make sure you tell somebody where you’re going and what time you think you’ll be home. Did you ever see the film 127 hours? It’s enough to put anybody off hiking alone! Make sure you tell somebody you trust the appropriate details so that they can contact the authorities if you don’t return.

 

3. What do you plan on wearing?

It’s very important that you’re comfortable for your hike. You can either wear proper hiking boots (these can be uncomfortable) or trainers. It’s totally up to you! You’ll need to try to find some socks that won’t make your feet sweaty and uncomfortable, or give you blisters. Pants are a must (we hope you’d wear them anyway), as well as comfortable trousers. Dress depending on the weather too! Hats, wind jackets, and waterproofs are also acceptable.

 

 4. What are you going to pack?

Even if you’re just going on a beginners hike, there are a few things you’ll need to take with you.

  • A small backpack
  • An outdoor blanket just in case you would decide to camp out.
  • A charged mobile phone. Preferably a smartphone so you can use some of the great hiking apps and listen to a playlist!
  • A camera.
  • A book or kindle (try finding a beautiful location and getting lost in a book for a few hours!).
  • Sunscreen to protect yourself from the harsh rays.
  • Bug spray to avoid bites.
  • A first aid kit just incase.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Food to keep your energised.

So, now you should be ready to go on your first hike! Why not track your hike, using an iPhone app or buy investing in a Nike Fuel band to keep you motivated? Make a great playlist, take plenty of water and some nuts to snack on, and you’re ready to go!