The average American spends $8,000 a year on outdoor furniture.
This is an increase of nearly 4 percent over the past decade, but that is not the full story.
The majority of that is spent on furniture.
But the average person also spends about $1,200 a year in fuel for outdoor equipment.
This includes about $300 a year for fuel, plus a little over $400 for a generator and a few hundred for a water heater.
While many people have the luxury of having all of their needs met, for those with limited or no resources, there is little to no room for a significant portion of their living expenses to be spent in the outdoors.
This article examines the reasons why we are spending so much money on outdoor equipment, and how we can be more efficient and sustainable with our money.
It is a long-term, multidimensional approach to sustainable living, so it covers all aspects of how we spend our time outdoors.
The article begins with an overview of the state of the outdoor industry and ends with recommendations for how we could make our lives more sustainable.