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On average, how much time do you spend outdoors every day?

Isn’t RVing all about spending time in the great outdoors? Some of you may disagree. If you’re a full-time RVer, spending time outdoors may be the same as someone who’s not an RVer at all.

If you had to guess, how much time would you say you spend outdoors every day? No time at all? Maybe just an hour a day? Three hours? More than 7 hours each day?

After you vote, please leave a comment and tell us exactly how much time you spend outdoors and how you spend that time. Is it on a walk with the dog? Is it in a kayak? Is it just sitting around the campfire? We want to know!

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Neal Davis
3 days ago

Our sticks-and-bricks is in the center of 120 acres in the western foothills of the Appalachians. We never lack for work and typically are outside 6-8 hours daily when not traveling. When traveling, then the number falls to 4-6 hours.

Mike Albert
4 days ago

As much time as possible. We are at the end of our 38 day tour of the Rockies and then to Temecula, CA and then back home to FL. We also live in PA so we are outside as much as possible during daylight hours and even at night. You can’t see the Milky Way unless you are outside nor can you see the beauty of what this country has to offer. Take advantage of it while you can!

Kevin C
4 days ago

I live in San Diego, Ca why wouldn’t I spend at least 4-5 hrs each day outside. Pretty much perfect weather all of the time.

Carla Smith
4 days ago

When I am home, probably an hour a day , but in AZ for the winter, probably 4-5 hours.

Sheri Ken
4 days ago

We spend as much time outside while RVing. We have a Side-by-side, a beautiful Pup and us. Our number 1 way is Boondocking. We enjoy exploring with our Side-by-side on designated roads, having a meal and/or snacks enjoying the outdoors. Walking the area, not truly “hiking” with our pup. Watching the sunsets, looking for falling stars, naming planets and stars, figuring out Cloud formations to how we see them and making up fun stories. We even name the mountains. We have appropriate clothing and extra clothes including blankets while outdoors in sunshine or under the stars.

Roy Davis
4 days ago

A lot of this is weather dependent. If the weather is good, I will take the dogs out and run them. If it is rainy or snowing, I will work the dogs indoors. Farm work often includes working in barns and such as well as in the fields.

Last edited 4 days ago by Roy Davis
Larry
4 days ago

Survey needs clarification. We probably all spend 7+ hours inside each day unless we sleep outside…..

DW/ND
4 days ago

Hard to determine an average! We have a treed 1.25 ace lot so on mowing days 4 hours minimum. In the fall – raking etc… 6 hours minimum. And of course winter storm days – 3-4 hours snow blowing following the storm. Those would be “retired” work related. Daily – spring thru fall I walk about 1,000′ for exercise and reflection on the day and plan for tomorrow. 0f to -40f – like a bear – hibernate! Not a winter fan! This doesn’t include time spent repairing or servicing vehicles and yard equipment etc…… Bottom line: Since winter is so long and summer so short an average per day – 2 hours outside. OH – Rving? 8 hours a day outside!

Frank
4 days ago

We live in Canada. When the weather is nice I spend at least 7 hrs/day outside, either at home or in Arizona with our RV. Winter up north? Yeah, not so much. But I crave sunshine all year long and will sit outside with a coat, hat, gloves and a propane heater, or close to a picture window the days that weather makes it impossible to be outside. I am either walking, or holding down a lawn chair while reading.

Bob Weinfurt
4 days ago

At my home, an hour or so except when it’s real hot or cold. When I’m camping, as much time as possible.

Sharon
4 days ago

Sometime during the past few years, my thermostat broke. I can’t go all day outdoors in the summer anymore. The heat and humidity at our Florida home drives me indoors after 9:30-10:00 am and keeps me there until evening shadows cool us down. Of course, if we are traveling to cooler climes, that is a game changer.

Scott
4 days ago

voted as 2-3 hrs daily…working full time in cancer center but do get out every morning for at least 45 minutes walking the dog and after work, my wife and I get out for a relaxing / debriefing walk about the day. When camping, boondocking is almost outside all day

Richard
4 days ago

WOW! WAY too many criticisms of a simple light-hearted question.

KellyR
4 days ago
Reply to  Richard

Ahhh, human beings, at least some. If there is nothing to complain about, we can figure out a way. If every survey had a list of 150 possible answers, someone would come up with number 151. See how creative we are?

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Or they would say there are “too many choices!” 🙄 Have a good afternoon/evening, Kelly. 😀 –Diane

KellyR
4 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Ahhh, the old attention span deficit.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

Just think if you had 150 options to choose from on a poll and we generously allowed you to pick two. Oh, my poor brain gets tired just thinking about which two to pick. Yep, I think we get complaints about 90 percent of our polls. (I’m glad I don’t put them together. 😆 ) –Diane

KellyR
4 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Got it. I can’t please anyone, at anytime, unless I say, “Yes Dear”.

Admin
RV Staff(@rvstaff)
4 days ago
Reply to  KellyR

I think I’ve mentioned to you before that you’re a smart man, Kelly. 😉 –Diane

Tommy Molnar
4 days ago

Down here in Houston (summer)? Not much time outside at all because it’s just too darned hot and humid. Once we get back home and camp in the higher elevations with almost NO humidity, we are outside most of the time. Can’t wait!

Bill Coady
4 days ago

The question is “on average” so I interpreted it as average thru the whole year. That accounts for weather, seasons, recreation, work, yard work, house maintenance, etc. My answer was a SWAG based on this interpretation.

Bob Palin
4 days ago

The context of this question isn’t clear – is it how much time outdoors when RVing or all the time? The first paragraph implies when RVing but you would get better answers if you were explicit about it.
(The comments make it clear that people didn’t just answer for RVing)

Last edited 4 days ago by Bob Palin
Ed K
4 days ago

I checked no time at all, but it depends on the time of year and where we are at. Could be several hours every day.

John B.
4 days ago

It depends on if I am at home during the week or camping on the weekends. If at home it can be 1 – 2 hours a day. If camping, it will be 10 – 12 hours a day if not raining. Camping is all about be outside and enjoying nature.

Bob p
4 days ago

Here in FL in the summer time, long enough to make it from the A/C in the house to the A/C of the car, I’m looking forward to fall and winter temps.

Larry
4 days ago

I am outside everyday unless it raining, 90 degrees. I believe fresh air and sunshine is one of the best things for good health.

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