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Terryallan

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We camped more this year than ever before.

If a person is so afraid of dying, they stop living. They are already dead.

Truth is. It is more dangerous driving to the Cg than there is a chance of getting sick because of it. And you all drive to the CG. Or to the store, or where ever, and all of that has more risk than covid


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We aren't afraid, but as full-timers, and elderly with several underlying health conditions - making our semi-annual doctor appointments is important.

We will travel, but in August I could not get reliable information on campsite availabilities in Utah and Colorado, so we stayed several extra weeks in Arizona before coming back to Texas.

We never saw crowded campgrounds, except near Flagstaff and Alpine, TX. New Mexico closing their state parks, then only allowing state residents cost me close to $100 when the state cancelled my paid reservations, and does not refund the $12 per reservation booking fee.

Texas State Parks were impossible to get into on our way back.

We adapt.


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In the past I would sometimes take my Travel Trailer to a campground that is near a concert I planed to attend. I avoided all crowded places this year. I still went camping, it is social distancing by it's very nature. But, I stuck more to the campground and stayed out of town for the most part.

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Grit dog wrote:

I have to ask, aside from actual limitations, like " I was planning on going specifically to _____ and _____ was closed."
Why are folks afraid to travel in their RV?
A. It's "your" place and only "your" germs.
B. You can cook every meal in it, just like home if you're afraid to go into a restaurant (or they're closed).
C. In general the population density where people camp is lower than average city or suburban areas.

What's the paranoia?


agree... early on, we did cancel a lot of plans due to travel bans, and or closures ... Now, If We want to go somewhere, if there open and allowing us, were there....

Just stock up before leaving and be careful , just like at home


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Grit dog wrote:

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What's the paranoia?


It is almost pointless to discuss anything with some people because they have obviously closed their minds. Some people have concerns. You call it paranoia.

Here are a few of my concerns:

Even crowded outdoor areas such as hiking trails and overlooks can be risky.

At home I have all my food delivered. When traveling I would need to stop at grocery stores.

Gate attendants protect themselves with gloves which does nothing for the people who need to hand over passes and money. Who knows how many driver's licenses, passes and money those gloves handle an hour.

If I get Covid and become seriously sick or at the point of death I would rather be at home. Remote areas often have very limited medical help and expertise. Let us not even consider what happens if you die thousands of miles from home.

People living in many remote areas have been very slow to adopt any precautions. Now many of those areas are being hit hard with Covid.

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We canceled the FL trip because the stuff was just hitting the fan and the AK trip because the idea of being on a plane at that time was unnerving and we couldn't guarantee getting a COVID test result in time. We also didn't want to get stuck somewhere if the country went into lockdown. At least in a MH you can drive to get where you need to go. We did go to Bar Harbor over July 4th and took just over a week split between the North Woods of NH & the Moosehead Lake region in Maine at the end of August. In early October we spent a long weekend in N. Conway, NH so we didn't stay home. We modified our trips as best we could under the circumstances. Currently we have stopped eating out altogether, with rare exception and do take-out instead. We haven't stopped doing day trips, shopping (non-essential as well) or following our normal routine (guys are still working from home) but will avoid crowded areas or areas where people aren't wearing masks.

It's frustrating to see those that are using an abundance of caution being judged as paranoid. I'll be the first to admit at in the beginning I took a much more casual approach but I do believe the spike in cases is cause for concern. Do what you are comfortable with but don't tell others what they are doing is wrong.


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We've canceled nothing, they canceled us.

I've been on the horn reserving everything I can get get for 2021 to beat the HORDES of Covid campers.

Got 2021 booked every other weekend.....2020 was frustrating to say the least.

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Terryallan wrote:

We camped more this year than ever before.

If a person is so afraid of dying, they stop living. They are already dead.

Truth is. It is more dangerous driving to the Cg than there is a chance of getting sick because of it. And you all drive to the CG. Or to the store, or where ever, and all of that has more risk than covid


you're incorrect but the numbers are not high on either.

based on total infections to date and the current population of the US your chances of being infected with CV19 are 2.35%. chances of dying in an auto accident is 0.94% (1 in 106). the source for the auto accident deaths did not mention specific mileage so i'm guessing it takes into accounts all driving.

as for deaths from Covid...persons 40-49-yoa account for only 3.5% of covid deaths. collectively, persons less than 50 account for only 5.7% of deaths. persons 85 and older account for 30.4% of CV19 deaths. i'm 70...my age group accounts for ~22-23% of deaths. but the aggragate survival rate for covid is 97.55%.

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And then you got to account for the media exaggeration....who knew.

We've had Covid strike 3 elders in our family " above 70 " and they were scared to death from the media proclamations.

All lived with less than cold like symptoms.

No disrespect for those that lost loved ones, honestly.

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JimK-NY wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

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What's the paranoia?


It is almost pointless to discuss anything with some people because they have obviously closed their minds. Some people have concerns. You call it paranoia.

Here are a few of my concerns:

Even crowded outdoor areas such as hiking trails and overlooks can be risky.

At home I have all my food delivered. When traveling I would need to stop at grocery stores.

Gate attendants protect themselves with gloves which does nothing for the people who need to hand over passes and money. Who knows how many driver's licenses, passes and money those gloves handle an hour.

If I get Covid and become seriously sick or at the point of death I would rather be at home. Remote areas often have very limited medical help and expertise. Let us not even consider what happens if you die thousands of miles from home.

People living in many remote areas have been very slow to adopt any precautions. Now many of those areas are being hit hard with Covid.

Thats the problem some people think Covid is no biggie and
250 thousand dead americans is just Fake news.

It will take more deaths I suspect before it gets stoped if ever.

Fwiw
China stoped the virus in three months simply by mandating wearing face masks for everyone and now life goes on as normal

But then most people there have enough money saved so taking few months off work is no problem

https://youtu.be/GfMUSkT1mkc

Some people say No freedom there LOL try drinking beer while walking down the street in any city here,

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