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Camping Safety

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nhshep 06/22/22 07:07am Around the Campfire
Camping Safety

Not politics. Is it as safe to travel these days in an RV as in prior decades. I used to say 10% of any population are bad but 90% are good. It feels like that 10% has changed to 30%. Or is the media cherry picking for drama. My father in law said in 20 years of camping he had one issue where his family stopped overnight in a rest area and a bang on the door happened at 2:00 am, woke them up, he shouted that he called the police, whoever was banging went away. That was his only issue that stood out in 20 years. He retired from RV/camping in 2002. Is it as safe today to drive across country stopping in Walmart, off road stops, between campgrounds as it was 15 + years ago. I understand it can depend on location (near Chicago verses near Myrtle Beach). Not just cities, are remote scenic areas as safe today to visit as they were a decade ago. Looking a the population in general, do you have concern to travel the open roads today than you did in years prior. Most campgrounds are safe. I am talking traveling to those campgrounds making stops, taking in the sights.
nhshep 06/22/22 07:07am RV Lifestyle
RE: Impact of fuel prices on travel

Some people often eat Filet mignon. The cost to them is peanuts. It fits in with their budget and does not bankrupt them. Others are not so fortunate. The price of gas going up is not within everyone's budget. There are limits. We have to think about tomorrow's finances. People have to make difficult choices when the cost of gas increase. I do not see this as a short term wave. I hope I am wrong. I hope those with dreams of venturing out in their RV will continue. The gas price increase & war in Ukraine reminds me of when Covid-19 was first discovered January 20, 2020, in Washington State. Few people at the time realized what impact it would have on the United States. Two years later we are still dealing with it. I venture we will see less RV's on the road this season, probably see more long term or seasonal camping.
nhshep 03/21/22 08:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Impact of fuel prices on travel

Some will do less long distance trips. Instead of road trips many will drive their rig to a place they like and seasonal camp. Our friends in Maine who roamed the country for several years in their 5th wheel decided to leave it at a seasonal campground in Florida, they found a campground which is economical and includes storage, yet not far from amenities/sights. They have become snow birds, they drive their mid size car from Maine to Florida each Thanksgiving and return in April. Now they have a winter home in Florida they look forward to each year. Instead of selling their 5'er or parking it up on their driveway they changed their camping style. Won't suit everyone but worth thinking about. Pick your best spot and seasonal a few years to ride things out.
nhshep 03/20/22 07:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gas prices.

More people like to camp than the drive to camp.Talking to a campground owner in Maine. He claims they are seeing far more interest in seasonal sites than ever before. He says people will take a drive to a place they like and either stay seasonal, or stay for a longer duration. I don't see RV prices dropping in the near future due to gas price increase. People love to camp, kids tend to be safe, campground amenities, swimming pools, game halls, proximity to local attractions. Campgrounds are ideal for kids and adults. Ah, the campfire. I do think analysts are underestimating gas prices. A gas station owner told me instead of 6 fuel deliveries a month the gas company is doing 3 which will lead to gas shortage at the pump. He said an 18 wheeler driving from the dock in Boston is not going to make as many trips to remote areas like before. They will cut their losses in transportation of fuel. We see $4.25 from $3.25. An analyst said expect $5 by April 1. I say expect between $6 and $7 by July 4. Like Covid-19 we are in unchartered waters. Think back before Covid-19, who would have guessed how the world and social life would have changed. Think $6+ a gallon. As a result we will see some small owned gas stations closing and some major gas stations close shop in different parts of the country.
nhshep 03/10/22 06:56am RV Lifestyle
RE: Prostate problems

A friend of mine had advanced Prostate cancer. He took Wheat Grass power daily mixed in a drink and within six months his cancer had gone. I was skeptical so I read about "Wheat grass & prostate cancer". Seems to be a lot of positive articles on the topic. Many of the people who do not have health ailments take Wheat grass. They claim it provides energy. I tried it myself for my own health reason and found it benefited me. Every individual is different. What works for one does not work for everyone. I talked about wheat grass to my urologist and he says although it is not in medical journals he did hear good results. It was my chiropractor who suggested wheat grass to me. I buy Microingredients Organic Wheat grass power, $16 from Amazon 10 oz. Not as expensive as some wheat grass but has great reviews. It is not the best tasting when mixed with anything. I feel like I chewed grass. Each to their own choice what works for them. Wish you well. (Edited, I took out what I take per day, people should go by suggested directions).
nhshep 03/08/22 10:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Our planet is getting too crowded......

Canada is a good example of world population. 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border. Yet Canada has vast open land waiting to be populated with settlers and farmers. India, Brazil, most major countries their population is consolidated within large cities leaving vast lands sparsely occupied. The planet has far more food than can be consumed but capitalistic countries like the US & businesses would rather throw the majority of food away than give it to the needed (sure some major stores provide to food banks but that is a tiny fraction of what they throw away). Likewise countries like India & Pakistan would rather invest billions on nuclear arms than feed their population. Greed and Politics along with religion are the cause to starvation. The world is not over populated. The topic can be debated ferociously with bias by those who have strong political or religious views. IMHO.
nhshep 03/05/22 10:35am Around the Campfire
RE: The RV Demand Continues

The RV Market is like the housing market (based on location) if you want to sell your RV like selling your home, it is a sellers market. If you want to buy an RV like buying a home, depending on location in the country there can be an inventory shortage. We have a 2018 Prime Time crusader seasonal site. The campground has around 150 RV's, none are for sale at this time. Talking with the campground owner he said if we wanted to sell our RV on the site it was sitting on, we could get 30% more than what we purchased it for new. He said selling an RV that sits on a seasonal site for new owners to occupy is Gold. I see no end to Covid-19 in 2022. I forecast new strains like Omicron, some worse, some less potent, I think people will get used to significant deaths each year. Having 2 Covid-19 jabs every six months. This is not like the Polio situation of years past. RV sales will continue to rise, they are the ideal choice for families not wishing to stay in hotels/lodgings. Less social interaction but being able to get outdoors. Campgrounds can be an island of isolation with minimal social contact yet freedom to enjoy the local area as much as you wish to socialize or isolate. The public see what RV'ing has to offer.
nhshep 12/31/21 06:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Quartzsite bound

Campgrounds in my view are one of the safest places to sleep. In reading about Quartzsite (never been) it sounds like fun in the sun. But 1 in 34 victim of a crime is high in my book. I know statistics are just numbers unless one of those numbers is (me)right. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Quartzsite is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Quartzsite is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Quartzsite has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
nhshep 11/12/21 02:22pm Fifth-Wheels
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