WE WANT TO GET YOU HERE MORE
THE CURRENT CRISIS
With the world the way it is currently, responding to Pandemics and the polarizing of people on multiple issues, I think we could all benefit from some help maintaining our mental health and core relationships. Technology provides so many conveniences however it can also keep us constantly mentally stimulated at a level far greater than humanity has ever experienced.
THE NEED TO UNPLUG
We ALL need to take dedicated breaks from technology and time, turn off our phones, take off our watches and immerse ourselves in nature. Exchange your overwhelmed and overstimulated state with a sense of peace, wonder, calm, in a place where you can take a moment to just BE PRESENT.
When we UNPLUG we give ourselves a chance to reset, to assess things for what they really are. We need to UNPLUG in order to reconnect, to ourselves, to our loved ones and with nature.
NATURE IS CHEAPER THAN THERAPY
We believe that EVERYONE NEEDS TO UNPLUG regularly by taking a short hike or swim or even an unscheduled walk around their locality. It will do wonders for mental health and relationships, and for this reason we believe that frequent and longer UNPLUGs (camping) for 48-72 hours are crucial. Nature is cheaper than therapy and it is generous and abundant to all who can allocate time to make regular appointments with it.
BETTER THAN ANY NETFLIX BINGE
I love the way a campfire brings out great conversation. You’d never gather around the microwave to talk, share a drink and laugh. There’s something primal about it. It has been the meeting point for humanity since man conquered fire. A night around a campfire will do more for your mental state and relationships then any Netflix binge will ever do.
MANY PEOPLE ARE DETERRED FROM REGULAR CAMPING BECAUSE OF THE WORK INVOLVED. BUT WHAT IF IT ONLY TOOK 1 HOUR TO PACK YOUR GEAR AND HALF AN HOUR TO SET UP CAMP?
WHAT WE DO AT UNPLUG
So what’s the answer? How do we make things more achievable? This is what UNPLUG is all about. UNPLUG has a vision to encourage people to UNPLUG, inspire confidence through solid and practical advice and provide quality products that make outdoor adventures both easy and enjoyable.
CONNECTION AND MEMORIES
Have you noticed how kids or yourself behave after spending hours on screens? They typically are less happy, lack energy, are less patient and generally a lot less engaging. Compare that with shared times together hiking, swimming, fishing then sitting around a campfire. Suddenly stories are being shared, YOU’RE CONNECTING and they go back home asking when you can do it all again.