Getting into an outdoor sport on your own can be extremely difficult and sometimes dangerous, even for low risk activities like backpacking and fly-fishing. You almost always need someone to introduce you to an outdoor activity and there’s an unwritten etiquette that needs to be followed by the beginner so that they won’t make their first a trip a bad one for everyone.
Here are some of them:
- Always be kind and courteous
- If in doubt, ask
- Don’t just stand around watching; Ask with smile on your face what you can do to help
- Take a stance of humility
- Don’t butt others out
- Be enthusiastic or try very hard to be
- Don’t ask the same thing multiple times. Pay atention the first time, ask for clarification the second time and do it right the third time.
- Don’t expect your hand be held the entire way
Following these rules will increase your chance of getting invited to the next trip.
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