The Outdoor Explorer's Guide

People go outdoors for five major reasons -- to explore, to seek challenge, to exercise, to observe, and to be social.  I intend to show the incredible range of activities possible -- stuff people can do locally or around the world. It is phenomenal Here is a sample of the more unusual of the sports profiled below.  Hope you enjoy this website, I designed it to be the most comprehsive listing of (mostly) non-competitive outdoor activities available.  What's New

Sports Human Powered Vehicles | Water Sports | Power Kiting | Ice Sports | Snow Sports | Powered Sports | Gravity Sports | Rebound Sports | Flying | Urban Sports

Explore Popular Activities Hiking | Biking | Skiing | Snowshoeing | Camping | Accessing More Terrain & Areas Canoeing/Kayaking | Scuba Diving | Climbing | Flying | Dogsledding | Snowmobiling | Hunting & Gathering | Combining Acitvities | Where to Go? | When to Go? | Tourist Attractions

Challenge Propelled Activities | Competition | Artistry | How to Go | Overcoming Conditions | Endurance

Exercise Best Activities for Fitness | Diet

Observe Living World | Geology | Atmospheric Optics | Astronomy | Recording | Using Your Senses | From Other Worlds

Socialize Who to Go With | Activism | Global Issues


Appendix Sport Ratings | Scales for Rating Activities | Total List of Activities | To Be Placed | Glossary | Options for publishing | Factors

Resources  Time Line | Sporty Web sites | Speed of Travel: Factors |  Speed of Travel: Four Zones http://www.sarbc.org/speed.html  | Sports Equipment


Low Gravity Other worlds with their low gravities and other things alter the way you can get amazing ways.  This mismash of articles below will give you some clues what low gravity is like.

 Low Gravity(Doc) | Traction(Spreadsheet) | Old Article: Transportation on Low Gravity Worlds | Locomotion in Reduced Gravity(link) | Spreadsheet | Slope Energy(xls) | Low Gravity 2(Doc) |
Low Gravity Spreadsheet


(Under heavy construction, site only about 15% to 20% complete.  Most of the site is currently an index, some things may be confusing, but there are some essays that might be of interest.  There are no images on the site but external links will have images so that you can figure out what I am talking about.)

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Email: brent[nospam]turcotte@yahoo.com