That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Or if I use an Amazon link that gets me 12 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.
To cover my butt and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:
That being said, I don’t promote anything that I don’t use personally or feel is of great potential benefit to my readers. I recommend that you do what a big kid would do and invest some time doing your own independent research before purchasing anything from this or any other website.
If you want to help keep the lights on here at Camping Fantastic and get something in return, well then you’re awesome, and you should check out our suggested resources here for some win-win recommendations. Thanks.
And thank you to Tim Ferriss, who has kindly allowed people to adapt the images and text from his disclosures page: “Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.”