From indoor slacklines to living-room campgrounds, sheltering in place clearly isn’t sitting well with many outdoor enthusiasts.

What a cruel irony. For the throngs of outdoor adventurers who fearlessly scale sheer rock faces or brave harsh winter campouts, our greatest challenge — it turns out — is simply sitting at home.

Sure, people have always called us a bit crazy for relentlessly pursuing stoke no matter the danger. But, now entering the second month of shelter-in-place guidelines, the already-fragile strands of our sanity have truly started to fray.

What started as (totally normal) at-home prison workouts have quickly descended into at-home crack climbs, driveway whitewater rafting, and even backyard portaledges.

And we’re not even ashamed of these desperate adventure fixes. Both NEMO Equipment and Marmot have encouraged this aberrant (and totally awesome) behavior with the Instagram hashtag #AdventureInPlace. And boy, did we heed the call!

Here are 25 posts from sponsored athletes and everyday adventurers alike that prove we need the outdoors — or we will completely lose our minds.

On Belay!

 

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A post shared by Julie Draper (@draperjulie) on Mar 29, 2020 at 11:44pm PDT

Listen, if you’re going to descend into utter madness and drag your children with you, at least do it safely. We applaud @draperjulie for rigging up a belay system for yet un-graded route Deadman’s Banister.

Not-So-High Line

 

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A post shared by Nelson Brown (@nelson__brown) on Apr 6, 2020 at 5:50pm PDT

What better backdrop is there than the sun setting behind the Green Mountains (behind some dude’s living room window)? We’re not exactly sure what anchors the system @nelson__brown set up, but it seems to be doing the trick!

Brown Pow

 

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A post shared by Ski Fast Go Vast (@superb.nomad) on Apr 7, 2020 at 6:21pm PDT

This one’s just sad. At the very least, we hope @superb.nomad added some sick “swish, swish” sound effects. Otherwise, this’d be weird.

Class 5 Driveway

 

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A post shared by Mickell (@mickeymarie3) on Apr 2, 2020 at 5:56pm PDT

Hey, if you’re gonna go loony, go full send! We love this, @mickeymarie3 — when you can’t go to the whitewater, bring the whitewater to you.

Basement Crack Climbing

 

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A post shared by Adventures & Climbing (@bentenadventures) on Apr 10, 2020 at 1:53am PDT

When life gives you lemons … Go into your basement and build a terrifying-looking crack-climbing apparatus, because you have no use for lemons or anything else that keeps you from the crag.

The World in Your Home

 

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A post shared by Alisha Bube (@alibube) on Apr 13, 2020 at 7:28am PDT

As @alibube proves, there’s really nothing you can’t do with the right gear — and a bunch of houseplants, some exotic wallpaper, and a variety of colorful bedsheets.

Balcony Base Camp

 

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A post shared by Andrew Redlawsk (@capt.adventurepants) on Apr 9, 2020 at 3:02pm PDT

You know it’s gotta be good with a name like @capt.adventurepants, who wrote, “The wind really kicked up this morning so I had to lash down the bivvy with extra cordage and biners to keep it from blowing away. No real climbing to be done in these conditions. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.”

You said it, Cap — tomorrow hopefully will be better.

‘Winter’ Camping

 

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A post shared by Xavier Bonacorsi (@xavierbonacorsi) on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:12pm PDT

Wait for it …

5.12 Fixtures

 

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A post shared by Katharina Saurwein (@katha_saurwein) on Apr 8, 2020 at 7:01am PDT

Do not try this at home. Even though, you know, Marmot pro climbers Katharina Saurwein and Jorg Verhoeven tried it at home.

Invent Your Own Weather

 

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A post shared by Adam Mowery 📸 Photographer (@adammoweryphoto) on Apr 10, 2020 at 6:18am PDT

Why not enlist a little help from your neighbors to make the most out of your complete vacation from reality?

Camping Room

 

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A post shared by Shaun Webby (@webbys_adventure) on Mar 24, 2020 at 12:22pm PDT

Pitching a tent in the house? Sure, we get it. Putting a crackling fire on the TV screen — OK, we get that too. But dragging every piece of gear you own into your living room goes a little beyond “setting the mood.”

Gone Fishin’

 

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A post shared by Tara McHug (@taraemchug) on Apr 6, 2020 at 9:19pm PDT

This is what we love to see. Sheltering in place is at least as hard for your furry best friend as it is for you! Bonus points for enlisting your retriever to help at the fishin’ hole, @taraemchug!

Flash the Shelves

 

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A post shared by Katharina Saurwein (@katha_saurwein) on Mar 18, 2020 at 8:02am PDT

Once again, Marmot athlete Katharina Saurwein shows us how it’s done.

Joe-Blow Ski-Mo

 

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A post shared by Tin Sheets to the Wind (@tinsheetstothewind) on Apr 3, 2020 at 8:21am PDT

Jimmy Chin would be proud.

Dawn Retaining Wall

 

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A post shared by Brendan Steele (@stagsmith_forge) on Apr 3, 2020 at 7:18pm PDT

We’ve all definitely thought about it. Maybe we’ve even tried a few pretend holds on the side of a building or retaining wall. But now it’s a matter of necessity — and honestly, those crimps are impressive, @stagsmith_forge.

Fence Post Portaledge

 

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A post shared by Aaron D. Conley (@aaron.d.conley) on Apr 6, 2020 at 2:43pm PDT

The only thing more impressive than this multipitch setup is the remarkably sturdy construction of that fence.

Stovetop S’mores

 

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A post shared by Matt Fluegel (@mattfluegel) on Apr 7, 2020 at 5:35am PDT

It doesn’t matter whether it’s a campfire or a gas range, some people can roast a marshmallow, and some people just light the thing on fire. Smdh.

Best. Tent Pad. Ever.

 

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A post shared by Marcelo Bengoechea (@marcelo_bengoechea) on Apr 10, 2020 at 3:23pm PDT

Interesting, er, sleeping pad, @marcelo_bengoechea. Not exactly “roughing it” here.

Lawn Paddling

 

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A post shared by Livvy Jean (@livvyjeanpoems) on Apr 6, 2020 at 11:39am PDT

Kayakers have no trouble social distancing — just keep a paddle’s length away.

Remember to Reserve Your Campsite

 

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A post shared by Brad&Ketevan (@tug_vi) on Apr 4, 2020 at 12:34pm PDT

Once the stuffed animals make an appearance, you know you’re really starting to lose touch. Cool map, though, @tug_vi. Also, can we get some more of those adventuremobiles?

Mobile Office

 

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A post shared by Cadily (@cadily_fun) on Apr 3, 2020 at 6:47am PDT

You get Wi-Fi out here?

Sendy Homestead

 

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A post shared by Ski Fast Go Vast (@superb.nomad) on Apr 7, 2020 at 6:29pm PDT

Way to make the most of the landscape — stairs and siding!

Spring Winter Camping

 

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A post shared by robert howe (@daddiorh_broke_cycling_dad) on Apr 13, 2020 at 7:18am PDT

This is NEMO’s three- to four-season tent. Or, if you live in Colorado, 3 to 4 days.

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