Profile America -- Monday, June 17th. Many of us as children loved sleeping on our front porch or balcony, pretending to be camping out in some remote wilderness. In many families, camping out is a cherished form of recreation and family bonding around the campfire. The urge to nestle in nature is widely shared, and with the weather now at its best, this is National Camping Month. Camping equipment today is far better in quality and lighter in weight than that of years ago, and allows us to sustain ourselves in a wider variety of natural settings. Over 50 million people enjoy camping out overnight or as a vacation. They spend over $1.5 billion a year on camping equipment. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at <www.census.gov>.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1249, 1250