Tent Camping, Your Family, and All That Matters
America is a country where many of the citizens have varying and different hobbies that include sports, entertainment, and artistic crafts. While this is true, there is also another hobby that is incredibly popular but is not within the confines of these three categories. The most popular activity and hobby is none other than camping, and specifically tent camping.
In the year 2014, an American Camper Report was released. This American Camper Report revealed in 2014 that 40.1 million Americans, or 14% of the United States population over the age of six, camped in the year of 2013. Regardless of whether a camper stayed in a tent, RV, or cabin, on average, they would spend about 14.9 days camping. Also, you should know that 87% of campers participated in multiple outdoor activities and one of the strongest is tent camping.
For their camping trips, campers across the nation are very willing to travel far and wide in order to get the proper experience. Understand that on average, campers traveled a distance of 186.7 miles for their camping trips. This includes families, couples, and even groups of friends.
13% of all campers said that they go out on camping trips so that they are able to spend quality time with their families. 12% of all campers also said that their first camping experience involved their immediate family as opposed to friends, which shows how much tent camping is considered to be a family fun event. As a matter of fact, family camping vacations are very popular for American families and in 2011, families spent about 534.9 million days tent camping.
About 40 million people went tent camping for a total number of 515 million outings in just a year of 2010 alone. About 70% of all camping is done in public campgrounds. You should also know that about 99% of all campers stated they are either likely or very likely to camp within the span of the next year per the 2014 American Camping Report mentioned earlier.
Information and data were collected in both the years of 2008 and 2014 regarding people who went hiking and backpacking. This revealed that in 2008, the number of people who went hiking and backpacking within the last 12 months amounted to 29.23 million in the United States and in 20144 that number rose to 38.05 million.
85% of all current campers said that they took their first trip between their birth and the age of 15. After they turned 15, however, respondents revealed that the chances of them being introduced to tent camping were pretty slim. Tent camping was one of the biggest motivations for taking a camping trip according to many campers in the United States. 47% of adult campers said that they go out and camp in tents simply because they enjoyed it and have fun doing so.
If you have never traveled, camped, or been involved in tent camping, it is never too late and you can always get in on the action. Understand that the majority of surveyed campers said that on average they plan 4.9 camping trips a year. This is another statistic that just goes to show how popular tent camping is and how much fun people have going out and camping with family and friends in tents. If you camp in a tent you get to not only travel across the nation but you get to enjoy the great outdoors. You get to spend quiet time with your friends away from the average and normal stress that comes with your life back home.