Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr. June 2018

RVs vs. Tents

Which Is Better for Your Camping Trip?

Are you Team RV or Team Tent? Die- hard tent campers swear you’re not “roughing it” unless you sleep on the

When it comes to comfort, RVs have it made. Air mattresses or foam sleeping mats are never going to be as comfortable as a real bed. RVs are also able to provide electricity, which gives you air conditioning, a stove, and a hot shower. And let’s not forget about private flushable toilets.

ground with nothing but canvas and the stars above you. On the other hand, RV lovers will point out that there’s nothing heroic about freezing to death at night (or going to the woods without a TV). Neither camping method is better than the other, but each has its pros and cons. Tent camping is generally the less expensive option; two-person tents start at $40. The price of an RV can range up to $50,000 or more. Site fees for tents are also cheaper (or free) because they’re smaller and don’t require electricity or septic tank services. You just need a flat spot for your gear. A folded tent will fit into nearly any vehicle, and you can stow it in a closet when you get home. An RV will require dedicated parking space between trips.

An RV is also a must when camping in bear country. Some areas require campers to use hard-sided shelters for safety reasons.

For many people, camping promises an escape from the business of modern life. If you really want to get away from it all and immerse yourself in nature, there’s no substitute for tent camping. An RV is like a miniature portable house. You can bring the comfort of your home with you, but you might not feel as close to nature.

It all boils down to preference. You may be someone who enjoys being surrounded by nature in a tent, or you may prefer to have a toilet that flushes. Whichever camping experience you choose, remember to enjoy yourself and relax!

Johnny Hartley has more than four decades of experience with polygraphs. Before transitioning to private practice, he worked for South Carolina law enforcement as their chief polygraph examiner. We have been working with Mr. Hartley since the earliest days of our firm, and we’re honored to have somebody with his expertise helping our clients. “There are so many misconceptions about polygraph examinations,” Mr. Hartley says.“Some people think you can beat the test, but the truth is, you can’t. You might be able to beat the examiner, though, which is why the questions asked are the most important part of any polygraph examination. No two human minds are the same, and if the questioner and examinee aren’t on the same page, it presents the opportunity for flawed results.” To avoid this, Mr. Hartley goes over the questions with our clients before they are hooked up to the machine, ensuring they fully understand what’s being asked. He also runs through the questions multiple times, verifying the results of the exam.

of their own.“Sometimes, we use a polygraph as part of the fact-finding process, often along with private investigation,” he says.“It provides Mr. Snell and his team the chance to understand the details of the case as early as possible, rather than waiting for information presented by the other party.” In other instances, we use a polygraph examination to dispute information presented by prosecutors in court. “One of the things I admire about The Law Office of James R. Snell Jr. is their willingness to use every possible resource that will benefit their clients,” Mr. Hartley states.“It’s not just me. They’ll use PIs, counselors, engineers, and anybody else they think can help.” Given the long-standing nature of our relationship, it’s clear that we value Mr. Hartley’s services tremendously. It’s important to us that we only work with the best because it’s what our clients deserve. And that’s exactly what Mr. Hartley is when it comes to polygraph examinations in the state of South Carolina.

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We employ Mr. Hartley often, whether or not the state has had our client submit to a polygraph

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