5 Hobbies to Combine Your Passion of Technology and the Outdoors

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

5 Hobbies to Combine Your Passion of Technology and the Outdoors


Enjoying technology is not limited to sitting in front of a computer. As we explore here, our gadgets are increasingly important tools for helping with our outdoor hobbies as well.

When people try to indulge in their passion for technology, most are confined to their homes or offices, tinkering in their cubicles, garages, or desktops. They are unable to enjoy the equal delights of outdoor activity. For people who have a genuine passion for both technology and the great outdoors, here are five hobbies you should definitely try.


There's no one-size-fits-all definition for backpacking. Generally, however, it encompasses travelling while carrying one's belonging in a backpack hence the term. Backpackers are prone to a myriad of safety hazards on the road, from insect bites to heat stroke. Fortunately, modern technology has imbued backpackers with equipment and accessories meant to make the adventure safer and more enjoyable, such as robust wireless speakers and smart tents.

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If you grew up in an area where rivers run freely, you may have picked up kayaking. Whether you do it to relax or for training and competitions, kayaking can be enjoyable but physically fatiguing as well. Technology helps reduce the latter by improving your paddling through Smart Paddles. A monitor hooks up to the front of your kayak and is connected wirelessly to your smartphone. From there, it will analyze your paddling efficiency and advise accordingly.


Avid anglers can now use technology to see what species of fish are swimming beneath the waters. The GPS trackers and smart finders are impressively accurate when it comes to pinpointing the exact location of fish, making it easy even for the first-time angler to bag their first one.


Less known to the world compared to hunting or fishing, birding is fun in equal measure and is perfect for someone who loves birds. In a nutshell, you travel around the country, or the world even, in search of different species of birds. With technology, navigating yourself across foreign terrains and spotting these majestic creatures in flight or rest are made easier. High-powered binoculars and accurate navigation systems will be your faithful companions on the road.

Drone Operating

Drones are at the core of current government Intel operations. But scaled down to consumer level, drones can be fun. Throughout just a short period of time, drones have quickly evolved into more advanced and highly capable machines. This signals an even brighter future for drone capabilities and the need for more drone operators to safely guide them in the air. Sign up with drone training programs, such as CineChopper University, if you are interested with learning how these machines work firsthand.

These five hobbies can make it more fun to go outdoors, whether alone or with a group. It combines the precision and capability of modern technology with the serenity or stimulation of outdoor activity.

By  Lizzie WeakleyEmbed

Author Bio: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. Lizzie enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball.


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