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America stays active outdoors

90% of current participants in outdoor activities started between age 5 and 18.

Source: Harris Interactive Survey for the Outdoor Industry Foundation, 2004

79% of outdoor participants feel that outdoor activities strengthen family relationships.

Source: Harris Interactive Survey for the Outdoor Industry Foundation, 2004

$3,311 The average amount spent by households adding or replacing a deck or porch in 2003.

Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, The Changing Structure of the Home Remodeling Industry, Improving America's Housing, 2005

56% The percentage of grill owners who grill outside year-round.

Source: Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Assn. 2003 Consumer survey.

70 million

The number of homeowners who regularly use a grill according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association.

110 million

The number of homes with a porch, deck, balcony or patio.

Source: Dept. of Commerce, American Housing Survey 2003

$1.8 billion

The amount spent in U.S. supermarkets for hot dogs in 2003.

Source: The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council

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