When Hannah Wolt and Jennifer Everheart found themselves stationed really far away from home in the kind of exotic location most folks only dream about, they knew two things: that had to make the best of it, and they needed some new friends. Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean, is a whole other world for mainlander Americans, complete with exotic waterfalls, amazing hiking and tree snakes (yes, tree snakes). 

 

Their solution? An outdoor group for military families, Military Wild. Hear about friendship in the outdoors and some of the peculiarities of Guam (like the need for a “spider stick” — we wish we were kidding) in this fun episode.

[1:44] Hannah and Jennifer’s favorite outdoor spaces

[3:23] Why they want to spend time outside

[5:06] What is Military Wild?

[13:08] What it’s like heading to Guam

[20:26] How other people react to Guam

[24:23] Why the outdoors helps them make new friends

[29:03] Advice for heading to a totally new place

[32:01] Favorite and most essential outdoor gear

[36:17] Favorite outdoor moments

Wild Military

Wild MIlitary Facebook group

Hiking trails in Guam

Hannah and Jennifer’s favorite outdoor gear: Solomon Trail Running Shoes; Solomon Boots

Osprey Backpack; North Face women’s hiking pants 

Hannah and Jennifer’s most essential outdoor gear: First aid kit; Camera

Major hip surgery is a great reason to hang out on the couch for a few days and not go outside … unless, that is, you’re working on a more than three year 20 minutes-per-day outdoor streak. Amy didn’t let hip surgery get her down. Hear how she continued to get outside and what she needs from you on this week’s episode of the Humans Outside Outdoor Diary.

[:36] Amy’s outdoor reaction to her surgery news
[1:10] Update since surgery
[1:34] The real work post-surgery
[2:00] How Amy is getting outside post-surgery
[3:23] This week’s outdoor hero
[4:15] Amy’s ask for help (from you!)

What’s the difference between wilderness therapy and just, well, going outside? Judith Sadora, a licensed therapist based in Oregon, practices wilderness therapy with clients outdoors and is an expert in how spending time outside can help us work through trauma. Hear why the outdoors is a great “container” and how to create your own therapeutic experience outside in this thoughtful and insightful episode.

[2:06] Judith Sadora’s favorite outdoor space

[3:33] Difference between wilderness therapy and therapeutic recreation

[9:50] Why nature makes a good ‘container’

[18:01] Does nature heal trauma?

[20:09] Connecting nature to city life

[22:12] Changing the narrative around what nature is (and isn’t)

[30:14] Judith’s ‘why’

[40:34] How to find your own therapeutic recreation

[45:23] Judith’s favorite and most essential outdoor gear

[48:18] Judith’s favorite outdoor moment

Check in with Amy as she shares her last adventures in the outdoors before hitting the operating room!

[:27] An update

[1:00] An adventure with the Running Wives

[3:05] Amy’s last run for a while

[3:30] Outdoor Hero

[4:14] How to keep up with Amy during recovery

For many outdoor users, heading into the backcountry is about finding that awesome solitude that brings both peace of mind and peace of body. Hunter and videographer Chris Mann pairs that pursuit with hunting as part of High Range Hunting, which takes veterans, first responders and families of fallen military personnel out on hunts nationwide. 

Hear how Chris uses the outdoors for himself and what he’s learned through the act of solitude on this episode of the Humans Outside podcast.

[1:39] Chris Mann’s favorite outdoor space
[2:05] About Chris’s military service and what he’s doing now
[4:33] About High Range Hunting
[8:01] How Chris became a hunter
[12:07] Why hunting is therapy
[14:44] Why veterans like hunting
[19:50] Why Chris hesitated to hunt after his service
[23:10] The solace of hunting
[32:11] How to support veterans through hunting
[36:47] Chris’s favorite outdoor gear
[38:38] Chris’s most essential outdoor gear
[42:09] Chris’s favorite outdoor moment

Who even decided January is the perfect time for fresh starts? Here’s why September makes more sense, and the new habit you should start — or double down on — today.

[:26] The best time to begin
[2:27] Amy’s way to track your habits
[2:55] How to keep yourself accountable
[3:15] Amy’s upcoming surgery
[3:38] This week’s Outdoor Hero

In the beginning she was just trying to save her sanity, says Virginia Yurich, who goes by Ginny. With a passel of little kids she was feeling run ragged brought by all the commitments shuffling children here and there. When her friend invited her to simply spend some time outside, letting her kids explore and live a little, she was skeptical. But after seeing the benefits, her skepticism vanished — and she was hooked.

Now Ginny shares her experience through a vibrant community of parents and families with one goal in mind: getting their kids to spend at least 1,000 hours outside each year. That seems like a huge number, but Ginny says it’s both possible and completely lifechanging for the whole family.

Listen to this episode of the Humans Outside podcast to learn how Ginny makes it happen, and how you can integrate her lessons into your own life.

[1:41] Virginia Yurich’s favorite outdoor space
[3:21] Where her 1,000 hours outside project came from
[14:47] The learning misconception
[24:42] How nature enhances learning
[27:34] How to work towards 1,000 hours outside
[33:11] What they do in the winter
[46:00] How to get started
[43:50] Their favorite and most essential outdoor gear
[46:18] Her favorite outdoor space

Have you ever woken-up to find that things are way harder and more sad than you expected? That’s what happened to Amy this week when she got some bad news about a hip injury she started dealing with over the podcast break. Hear how she’s handling it in this episode of the weekly Outdoor Diary.

[:30] Amy keeps it real
[1:10] Amy’s injury
[2:30] Amy’s plan for outdoor time during recovery
[3:25] Sometimes you need to be sad
[4:10] Last minute camping trip
[4:27] This week’s Outdoor Hero

By studying hundreds of time management logs and interviewing some of the most productive men and women in the country, Laura Vanderkam hasn’t just become one of the most sought-after time management experts in the U.S., she has learned what it takes to get the most of time, whether that means doing more for work or making more time to play.

Vanderkam also happens to be the time management expert who taught Amy everything she knows about productivity and getting the most of her time, one of Amy’s favorite subjects. She also has tried Amy’s 20 minutes a day outdoor time experiment.

What she’s learned about time management and getting the most out of the minutes we have can help you find more minutes in your schedule to spend in nature. Hear her best tips, tricks, and insights on this exciting episode of the Humans Outside podcast.

[1:55] Laura’s favorite outdoor space

[3:04] How she got into time management

[4:03] What she learned from spending time outside

[8:45] The biggest thing she’s personally learned about time

[11:09] The biggest time management mistakes

[21:13] What she tells people who say they don’t have time

[25:05] How to start managing your time

[34:04] Unpacking logistics vs. priorities

[36:44] How to find time to go outside

[40:01] Favorite outdoor gear

[40:24] Most essential outdoor gear

[42:34] Favorite outdoor moment

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