Due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is only so much every outdoorsman can do. The government-issued home quarantine doesn’t leave a lot of room for outdoor activities. This is a guide to home quarantine for outdoorsmen and the stuff you can do whenever you miss outdoor activities.
Sharpen Your Knives
With this quarantine, you are bound to have some time on your hands. If you happen to miss the outdoors while you’re at home, bring out your knives, and sharpen them. Start polishing those hunting knives that you never use anymore because they’re old and rusty.
By the time this quarantine ends, you will have old knives that function like new. Here are a few quick tips to get you started:
Work on Your Backyard Garden
Having a backyard garden is essential to every prepper and outdoorsman. It provides a sustainable option for food and natural medicine. However, like it is for many preppers, life gets in the way.
Now is a great time to work on your backyard garden and start planting. Depending on where you live and the size of your backyard, there are plenty of different options for crops. Watch the video below for ideas.
Clean Your Hunting Gear
Hey, it’s spring. You might as well use this quarantine time to do some spring cleaning. Take out your old hunting gear and start polishing. Everything from guns, knives, to clothing. Remember the 6P’s: Prior planning prevents piss poor performance. Your hunting gear will be in top shape by the time you go hunting outdoors.
Update Your Stockpile
For those who have been stockpiling for a while, there may be a lot of stuff in your pantry that is old and expired. Now is the best time to update your stockpile.
Get rid of the expired goods and start adding more to the inventory. It is a good idea to keep track of everything you have stored so far. Keeping track of the stock will give you an idea of what you can do to prepare better for the next SHTF-scenario.
Plan Your Next Outdoors Trip
If you miss going outdoors so much, now is the best time to plan your next trip. Whether you’re going hunting, camping, or hiking, you have all the time in the world right now to make the next trip the best one yet.
No one knows for sure when this pandemic will blow over, but it is always better to be optimistic about the future. Use this time to plan every detail of your next trip so you can make the most out of it.
Learn New Fishing Knots
It doesn’t matter if you are new to fishing or if you’ve been doing it your whole life, you can still learn new tricks. Use this home quarantine time to learn some new stuff, such as fishing knots.
There are plenty of informative videos available on the internet, and you can practice at the comfort of your own home. The next time you go fishing, try out your newly-acquired skills.
Seize the Day
Don’t spend your whole day waiting for all this to blow over. Use this time to learn new skills, practice, and be better. Make the most out of this government-issued home quarantine and get something out of it.