It's the Bucket List for all men. The "to-do" of every guy, no matter what their age, these are the sports in life that every male should try at least once in their lifetime!
1) Indoor Skydiving
It's the thrill of a lifetime, flying through the air without the fear of falling hundreds of feet to your demise. Granted you will need to have a strong back for this sport, but it will be well worth the sore muscles. At around $100, you can get 5 or 6 flights along with the equipment and instruction. The closest you will likely ever come to flying, skydiving indoors, is a rush that won't worry the heck out of your family.
2) Ropes Course
Primarily set up for groups to strengthen trust and encourage bonding amongst peers, a ropes course is a great team builder no matter who you go with. From tight rope walking to free falling into the arms of those you choose, a ropes course affects you inside and out. So gather up your friends and make this a definite man date.
3) Camping (in the Middle of Nowhere)
Your backyard doesn't count. It's time to research a national park and start camping with the big boys. Relying on nature and not the gas station around the corner gives you an entirely new perspective on life. Camping in the middle of nowhere, hiking for miles and eating what you catch or find, puts you in touch with your inner caveman and gives you a whole new confidence in your God given abilities.
4) Riding Horseback
If you've never done it, do it. Man and beast. Just to feel the power of this mighty animal beneath you and to gallop through a field is one of the most invigorating rides of your life. Make sure the horse is broke so you don't GET broke. Start out slow, by the way, trail rides at a local horse farm is a good first step.
Robyn Sorenson is a professional writer and lover of the outdoors.