5 Signs You Need a Wilderness Vacation

Jul 15 , 2017


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5 Signs You Need a Wilderness Vacation


There comes a time in every person’s life when they just need to bug out of the city and get back to the great outdoors. For some of us this might occur once a year, for others this might happen once a month, and for the select few, this happens once a week (if this is you, please tell us how you’re able to go camping once a week, please!). 

The point is, (wo)man must convene with nature, it’s in our blood going all the way back to when we were living in caves and running from wooly mammoths.

There are plenty of warning signs to tell you that you’ve gotten too far away from natural harmony. Some manifest more plainly than others and some lie dormant and latent for years. In this article, we’re going to help you define some of these symptoms and then prescribe what you need to cure what ails you!

5. Growing a Giant Beard

Get up. Go into the bathroom. Now, look into the mirror. 

What’s that on your face? Is it grease from the last oil change? Is it grime from working out in the yard? No, it’s none of these things. Instead, you’ve gone and grown a big, bushy beard.

Now, you’re probably not hanging out in coffee houses, wearing flannel shirts off-season and listening to soft, indie music, so you’re not experiencing a bout of “Hipster-itis.” Ergo, we can only assume that your new facial hair is a direct result of your innate desire to go climb a mountain. 

Before you go scaling rock faces without a harness, you’re going to need a light to guide your way. For your mountaineering excursion, we suggest the Q-Beam Performance 110 Head Lamp. With this lamp, you can truly go hands-free!

4. Puttering Around the House

Have you noticed your spouse mumbling to his or herself and pacing the hallway at all hours of the night? Are they constantly tinkering with little projects or attempting to fix things that you didn’t exactly consider “broken?”

This, dear reader, is what we refer to as “puttering.” When you’ve finally grown bored of Netflix or have completed the last of your weekend projects, this kind of idle fidgeting will set in (often accompanied by the aforementioned “muttering” to become the deadly duo of “muttering and puttering”).

The best cure we’ve come across is to get out of the house and go fishing. If this puttering sets on late in the evening, all the better, because you can use any light in our incredible Marine Series to shed a light on your expedition!

3. Currently in a Tree

Be honest with us—are you currently reading this list on your phone and from the branches of a tree? It’s okay if you are. We’ve been there. Sometimes you’ve just got to stretch those legs and scale some bark.

But you should really get down now. It’s not safe and the kids are worried.

Once you do, pack up the truck and get out into the forest.

2. Communing with House Pets

Let’s put all our cards on the table: we all talk to our pets. It’s normal, natural and in some ways kind of beautiful. They’re smart, they understand, and there are studies that show that dogs have empathy for humans (not cats though. It’s a fact that cats don’t care about us).

But when you’re out in the yard with Fido and using the hedges as your own personal bathroom, then maybe there’s a problem.

We suggest grabbing Fido and taking him on a long walk through the woods. There’s nothing better than having some quality time with man’s best friend. And we’ve got a powerful flashlight that will help you do just that!

1. Heeding the Call of the Wild 

Author Jack London wrote in his famous novel, The Call of the Wild, “This ecstasy, this forgetfulness of living… came to Buck, leading the pack, sounding the old wolf-cry, straining after the food that was alive and that fled swiftly before him through the moonlight.”

It came to the wolf-dog Buck and it comes to humans too. That inexplicable desire to be enveloped by nature—that call of the wild—sounds loudly to all of us from time to time.

When we hear the call of the wild, it’s time for a long camping trip—maybe a weekend, but more likely a week.

Of course, we never get too wild. We’re still going to need a cellphone or maybe an iPad just incase we want to catch up on Game of Thrones. With the Q-Beam Solar Powered Light Torch, you can recharge your flashlight and your devices using the power of the sun!


If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, get them out of the house and into the woods quick! Just don’t forget your flashlight!

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