Camping is a great activity to pair with hiking, and it’s relatively inexpensive. 

For complete beginners, a sleeping bag, tent, firewood, and fire-starting materials are the essential to purchase. A small tent can be bought for around $20- $35, and basic sleeping bag is around the same price. 

To start a fire, all you really need are twigs and dried branches around the campsite, and a lighter to start the fire.

Of course, you’ll need to bring food unless you know how to fish or hunt. Then simple recipes are all you need.

If there are any noble campers in your family or circle of friends, ask them to come with you on the first trip. This way, you don’t need to invest much, and you can see if you like it before investing more money on quality equipment that will last for decades.

Playing Music

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the Cello? Piano? Violin? Guitar? Just because band class is over doesn’t mean you can’t learn to play an instrument. You don’t need a private tutor, either, unless you prefer to master in short period of time. Many tutorials for beginners are available online. Try YouTube.

Instead, try and buy an instrument or see if you can borrow one from a friend is the best until you can decide how committed you are.


Exercising is a great join and healthy habit—to have. It will get you into better physical and mental health than by sinking into the couch while snacking and gaming.

You don’t need a gym membership, but if you choose to get one, many gym offer low-cost packages that range from $7-$35 per month.

Get your own weights or learn how to do bodyweight exercises online. Or do yoga—you just need a mat and a tower. Again, there are plenty of free workouts on YouTube, and your phone probably has a few free fitness apps on the store as well.