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Old 04-09-2017, 09:53 AM   #3
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I am not sure I would agree with "most people" in your second paragraph. I do agree that there are some, but I do not think they are a majority, I would doubt they are even a plurality. I do not know if data even exists for this. I do agree with the idea there is a continuum, and is likely not one dimensional. For myself. I do all types of trips. From day hikes to multi-day long distance with minimal gear, from plop camping to pulk camping focusing on food and camp fun, from multi-day base camp to mobile camp. From lowland lakes and ponds to peaks and cliffs. And I haven't even begun to include the variety which uses a canoe.

There are so many variations that each one exists on a continuum, so what we have is an n-dimensional space where each point is a model to describe the n-attributes of any given type of trip.
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