Subject: Camping in U.S.A.
Here in the U.S. campers must provide all their own gear, i.e. tent, stove, sleeping bags, etc. Campgrounds vary in the level of their development. First of all, they are either public (such as federal campgrounds in National Parks and Forests, or state or county operated campgrounds) or privately operated. They can be as rustic as just a spot in the woods with a pit toilet to well-developed individual sites with tables, fire ring or grill, electric and sewage hook-ups, community showers, toilets, laundries, swimming pools, recreation rooms, etc. I've never seen one that rents gear although I don't ever camp at private campgrounds. Don't let that keep you from coming over for a camping trip. Camping gear can be rented from many sporting goods stores such as REI (Recreation Equipment Inc.) in the U.S. or Mountain Equipment Co-op in Canada.

Also, cabins (bungalows) are readily available for rental throughout North America.

So come on over and go camping. Personally, I think it's the best way to see this country.

John Rule San Diego, CA