There's a lot to like about paintball. Action, adventure, exercise, strategy, tinkering, etc. One of the overlooked sides, from my perspective, is that paintball encourages me to get out and enjoy nature. While there are indoor paintball facilities, I prefer to go outside where there's the wind, sun, trees and grass. I, like many Americans, spend most of my working hours indoors and when I do go outside, it's often in my backyard or around town, where I'm constantly surrounded by well-developed modern society. When I go to a woodsball field, though, I have a chance to experience a more natural environment. While the game of paintball itself is not very conducive to studying nature, the time between games and before and after is a great time to be in environment. In fact, I quite enjoy increasing my time before playing by a day and camping the night before playing. It's a great opportunity to connect, for a time, with nature.