Demographics of the American Camper Part 3-Camping With Teens





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Usually during the preteen years, a kid is like a sponge. They soak up everything you tell them at face value. You are their Ghandi and all wisdom flows thru your words.               Sometime around 12 or 13 “Why is the sky blue?” becomes “Why do I have to…?” anything. They have solved you and life and have no further use for adult mankind.
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Demographics of The North American Camper Part 2-RVs

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Over 430,000 Recreational Vehicles, or RVs, from Class A Motorhomes to Popup Campers were manufactured last year, and 2016 marked the 7th consecutive year of industry growth, and a 16% increase since 2001.  While travel trailers/campers are normally towed and Motor Homes are as the name implies, self propelled, I'll be merging them into one general category for this article.  So who are the 9+ million people who own an RV and what are their motivations for traveling via the "home on wheels"? 

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The #1 Danger In National Parks-You

"Fear the goat from the front, fear the horse from the rear, and man from all sides."

Old Assyrian proverb.



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Their minivan parks along the curb of Laurel Falls, mom slides the door open and out spill the kids armed with juice boxes, apple slices, grandma and the dog. Dad hands mom a couple of bottles of water, some wet wipes to throw in her purse and opens his map of trails within the Smoky Mountains National Park. Flip flops, t shirts and shorts are the popular dress, with an occasional hiker geared in sturdy boots and a backpack.The sign near the entrance says no dogs allowed on the trails but as the day  unfolds that appears to be  just a suggestion. 

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How To Survive Falling Thru Frozen Ice






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Florida’s Everglades National Park






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