The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #84703   Message #1565606
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
17-Sep-05 - 01:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: Katrina Kamps
Subject: RE: BS: Katrina Kamps
Camping is a learned skill, it doesn't come naturally. There is equipment involved that requires training and needs maintenance. You'd have to set it up so people could get a crash course in camping, and try situating experienced campers among the novices to share experience and help out. And come the first cold wet long rainy day, you'd have to deal with a whole bunch of uncomfortable, bored, unhappy people. You'd have people using pit toilets and common pumps for water, you'd have the usual campground critters interacting with inexperienced campers. Bears, skunks, snakes, spiders, biting insects.

With the introduction of user fees that were kept in the parks where they were generated, a lot of U.S. Forest Service campgrounds have been able to build nice bathrooms that include showers. Those would be a better arrangement, but people would still be camping with all of the rest of the conditions described above. Still common spigots near campsites, and a few electrical plugs if you're in a site with the ammenities. People who have travel trailers they could park in these places would be set up best.

It might do in a pinch, but it wouldn't be pretty.