How to find a friend in the backcountry with a camera
People have been sharing their own backcountry adventures and stories for a while now, and this year the trend is getting more widespread.
But when it comes to the friends you should try to have, there’s a good chance you’ll be on your own.
“It’s really a collaborative process,” says Jill Simeone, a retired paramedic who runs Backcountry Tours.
“People don’t have to be in a position to go out with someone who’s experienced a similar experience.
It’s not necessarily something that happens in a day.”
When people share their backcountry experiences on BackcountryTours, they get to pick who they want to hang out with, and who they won’t.
And that’s where it gets tricky.
“I would never say that there’s no value to going out with friends that are a bit older than you,” says Simeon.
“But if you’re not comfortable hanging out with a lot of people who are older than your own age, you might not have a good sense of who you want to be around.”
But for people with no backcountry experience, you may be able to do more than simply hang out.
Here are some tips for making friends in the bush.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions When it comes down to it, it’s not easy to find the person you want if you haven’t been out for a few months.
That said, Simeones advice is simple.
“The biggest thing is, when you’re out in the field, the more time you have, the better your chances of finding people,” she says.
“And if you don’t get that opportunity, your chances are going to be much lower.”
Don and Jill Simes plan to open a backcountry boutique at a friend’s place One of the things that sets Jill Sice’s Backcountry Tour apart is that she and her husband, Joe, spend most of their time in the wilds of Montana, not in a lodge or cabin.
“We’re a family-oriented couple,” says Joe.
“As soon as we were in the wilderness, we were into it.
We went out and got a lot out of it.”
So while the Simes’ family doesn’t spend a lot time out in nature, their experience has led them to believe that it’s worthwhile to spend time outdoors.
“If you want a person to like you and trust you, then spend time out there,” says Joanne.
“You need to be honest about who you are.”
When you want someone to ask for help, don’t be surprised if they’re a bit nervous 2.
Meet the people in the right place at the right time The Simes are all about making sure they don’t set their sights too high when it come to where they’re going.
“A lot of times people get a bit anxious to go and see people,” says Joan.
“They’re not as likely to go for a hike or a walk with someone they don’ know.
It takes time to get to know a person.”
“If people don’t like you,” she adds, “then they won, in fact, probably get a little nervous.
And if they don, then it’s usually best to let it go and let them get on with their day.”
And, of course, that’s just the beginning.
“When you meet someone, be honest and tell them that you want them to be there for you and that you’re happy to be with them,” says Janna.
“Be careful not to put too much pressure on them, but don’t try to force it.
But just be honest.”
Go for the long haul A couple of years ago, Simes got her first backcountry tour and started a family.
Now she’s back to backpacking, but she still spends most of her time in Montana, and even has a cabin in the mountains with Joe.
She thinks backpacking is a great way to spend more time with friends and family, and it’s a great thing to do if you want some experience.
“Backpacking is something that you do with friends, or you do on your holidays, or it’s something that is just something that I want to do when I’m back in the States,” she tells me.
“What’s so amazing about it is that you can do it with no expectations or no pressure, and you can have some fun and a lot more freedom to do what you want.”
Be respectful, but be safe As with most backcountry travel, the rules are pretty simple.
If you don´t want to get into a fight, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go.
But if you do get into an argument, don´’t be upset, because the rules still apply.
“There are things that are really important, and there are things, but you need to remember that everyone is different,”