Category: Camping

More Than 200 Airlifted to Safety After Wildfire Trapped Them in Popular Camping Area

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. — More than 200 people were airlifted to safety early Sunday after a fast-moving wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra National Forest, one several fires that broke out amid record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures that baked the state.

The California Office of Emergency Services said Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters were used for the rescues that began late Saturday and continued overnight. At least two people were severely injured and 10 more suffered moderate injuries. Two campers refused rescue and stayed behind, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said.

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Why Camping World Holdings Sank 10% Today

What happened

Shares in recreational vehicle (RV) maker Camping World Holdings (NYSE: CWH) closed Wednesday down roughly 10%. The drop seems to be on no company-specific news, though competitor Winnebago Industries (NYSE: WGO) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter results today.

So what

Winnebago posted strong quarterly results. It said revenue jumped 39%, earnings per share rose 45%, and cash flow from operations more than doubled compared to the year-ago period. But shares of Winnebago were also down more than 10% today.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to renewed interest in camping and vacationing with RVs, as people seek more isolation and

August 10, 2020: Outdoor Industry News

Industry headlines: Intriguing reads from around the web

How to build diversity in camping: Start by taking a hard look at access (or lack thereof) to gear. [Los Angeles Times]

Climbing in China: American climber Mike Dobie has been trying to promote his sport in China for years. Recent anti-Chinese sentiment, fueled by the Trump administration, is complicating things. [Outside Online]

Shortage of outdoor gear: Another story of demand outpacing supply has cropped up, this time in Sonoma County, California. [Sonoma Index-Tribune]

Colorado gear shop closes new location: The short-lived second location of Vital Outdoors,

Caravanning News – OCTOBER 2020 edition


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Police in South Australia are investigating the theft of a Jayco Swan camper trailer, rego S784TBF, from Tailem Bend.

OCT 21:
Victorian Government informs caravan dealers they can continue the “click and collect” method of contactless RV sales, but inspections and demonstrations not permitted.

 

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City-dwellers are finding out camping is gross

When Christina Ramos announced she was going camping for the first time this summer, her friends got worried.

“They thought I wasn’t going to make it,” said the 29-year-old New Jersey native, who was planning an outdoors-oriented trip to Michigan for her friend Paola’s 29th birthday.

Determined to prove them wrong, Ramos spent weeks preparing for the trip, shelling out hundreds of dollars on what she thought was must-have gear from Amazon and Target.

Despite all her meticulous planning — and a roommate who even filmed an instructional video about how to properly set up a tent — Ramos had