Here we are; you somehow finding this post and deciding to read it, and my swallowing my fear in order to share a part of myself with the world.
I’m India, and I am very excited to write about the things I believe are worthy of writing about. Things like sustainable living, how we can protect our public lands, environmental conservation efforts the deserve recognition, healthy recipes, and adventures big and small. More information about myself can be found on the “about” page (which I recommend you check out) but for this first post I want to express my expectations for this blog so you, the reader, know what you’re getting into.
I’m going to admit something right now: I don’t know a lot about environmental advocacy. For the majority of my life I’ve essentially kept my head in the sand when it comes to the news – not due to a lack of interest but rather my own obliviousness regarding where to begin. I understand what it’s like to have a burning desire to learn more about an issue but not knowing where to turn for reliable information. Eventually though, claiming ignorance is no longer an acceptable response when faced with the consequences of one’s actions.
Right now there are amazing places on this Earth that are actively being threatened, either by bureaucrats or by corporations with their own self interest at heart. As individuals who care about nature we need to come out from underneath our rocks and dig our heads out of the sand before there aren’t any more rocks or ground to hide under. I want this blog to be a call to action for myself and my readers to fight and fight hard for the very land we live on. As I become more educated about environmental advocacy I hope to share that knowledge with you so we can all get involved.
So when it’s all said and done, Forest Tourist is a way for me to express my love of the outdoors in the hopes that it sparks a similar adoration inside someone else. That means I’ll document my travels, invent camp recipes, review gear, and share my thoughts and feeling on living and loving on this green planet. Sometimes it’ll get deeper and darker as I explain the dangers facing our planet and seek out like minded people to join the fight for the outdoors. Either way, thank you for entering the forest with me.