In the U.S., the average RV camp owner spends $3,500 a year on utilities, including food and shelter, according to a study by Consumer Reports.
In Utah, however, the average cost for a typical RV camp is $2,200 per year.
In addition, there is no state law that prohibits camping in RV parks.
According to the Utah Department of Health and Welfare, “the camp fire is not permitted and campers are responsible for their own campfire.”
A campfire in the U-shaped tent at a tent camping camp near the Utah-Arizona border in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 16, 2019.
AP/Jim Urquhart The cost of living in a tent camp is a big deal for those who live in the desert.
A typical campfire burns a lot of fuel, and people often have to make do with less space.
And the campsites can get pretty dirty.
That’s because the fire is so hot, and the heat from the flames can easily melt a tent’s insulation, making it extremely vulnerable to fire.
“A lot of tents are built around metal that can be cracked, and a lot can burn,” said Dan Tabor, a campfire expert and the author of the upcoming book, “Camping for Dummies: How to Make It Through the Burning Season in the Wild and Unplugged.”
Tabor said that tents are also often constructed with a large number of drawbridges and fire rings to keep the flames from reaching a hot spot.
“These things don’t burn very well in the sun,” he said.
A tent fire burns in a camp fire in a campsite near the California-Nevada border in San Francisco, California, on July 27, 2020.
AP Photo/Robert Galbraith The Utah-based Utah Wilderness Alliance says that camping in a state park or other designated wilderness area is legal, but that “people who camp in state parks are responsible to ensure that they are keeping fires under control and keeping all trails and campsites safe.”
The UWA says that campers can camp anywhere within the state, but they must follow strict safety rules.
“Campers must use the appropriate fire ring and make sure that no campfires are in campgrounds,” the UWA said in a statement.
“You must be prepared to be in the presence of others and have a plan for your safety and property.”
A Utah Wilderness camp in the wilderness near Utah’s Zion National Park, June 29, 2020, on a ridge overlooking the town of Folsom, Utah.
AP The U.N. estimates that as many as 3 million people in the United States are living in tent camps.
Many of those campsites have no electricity or running water.
And while they’re not illegal in most states, the UVA says that tents have become a common form of housing in some states, such as California and New York.
“Tents are often built without adequate fire safety features, such a fire ring, fire escape, and an automatic sprinkler system,” the United Nations says.
It says that in a large tent, it’s not uncommon for fire to spread “to an open or open location,” and that people in these camps “may become trapped by the tent or its contents.”
The United Nations warns that “any tent or other structure that is not equipped with adequate fire protection and fire protection systems could become a fire hazard.”
The UN says that if you are camping in any state or territory, you should be prepared for a potentially deadly fire in that state.
“Do not camp in a designated campground, as it could become an unsafe site for fire and spread rapidly,” the UN says.