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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Great Outdoors Is Not A "Personal Plaything"

Above, a recent incident involving a bison is cited as an example of
why it may be a better idea to just stay home. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

RV Travel is a big advocate for camping out in recreational vehicles.

As such, they have an article on June being a big month for promoting camping out in the "Great Outdoors". Except, it is a contrary opinion. This time, they propose that it might be a better idea to stay inside at home and just watch a movie and give some examples why.

They begin with:

Another month, another marketing opportunity for the people trying to sell you stuff, another disappointment to Mother Nature. In this case, the stuff is anything to do with getting out of the house, as June is the officially designated Great Outdoors Month, “a month to celebrate the outdoors and recognize outdoor recreation’s contributions to the mental, physical and economic health of the United States.”

Or that’s how it’s explained in a somewhat tone-deaf promotional release from the RV Industry Association, coming as it is on the heels of multiple mass shootings, the biggest wildfires in New Mexico’s history, skyrocketing fuel and housing costs and other suggestions that the country’s mental, physical and economic health isn’t quite up to snuff. But urging Americans to get out of the house in June has been a thing since 1998, when Bill Clinton was the first to sign off on the idea, and so we can look forward to a litany of events coordinated by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), whose members “represent the thousands of businesses that produce vehicles, equipment, gear, apparel and services for 144 million outdoor enthusiasts.”

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