If you plan to get serious about hiking, you might invest in expensive gear. If you are a beginner, however, spending more than $10 isn’t necessary.
For a hike lasting fewer than four hours, all you’ll need are essentials you probably have already, such as sun protection, a whistle, a water bottle, a snack with protein and carbs, a local map, and some comfortable shoes with good tread for hiking. Check out local parks or join a hiking club or group in your area to find trails for beginners.
A longtime knitter might tell you there’s no way you can pick up this hobby for under $10, but there is. Head to your local thrift store or area garage sale to find heavily discounted supplies. Or ask a relative or friend who knits if you can borrow a pair of knitting needles. To learn basic stitches, visit the Craft Yarn Council website, where you can find instructions and free patterns.
For people whose interests focus on natural outdoor destinations, rock collecting is an easy hobby to start. You can base your collection on color, shape or texture, according to Boys’ Life magazine, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. Or you simply can look for interesting rocks to collect at various places you visit. Remember that rocks in national parks or national monuments are off-limits.