Backpacker communities can be great in developing trusting bonds among backpacking enthusiasts, which is incredibly important for treks away from society. Building a community helps members feel more social bonding and less loneliness. Sometimes these communities can encourage anti-social behavior in the establishment of exclusive enclaves that cut off from other backpackers, however.
- Backpacker communities create social bonds that are based on trust, which is very important for backpackers as they take trips away from society
- Sometimes these communities can foster a sense of exclusivity and anti-social behavior as the members are cut off from others
- There’s been reports of abuses suffered among members of these communities, including sexual harassment and assault, and underpayment. These negative experiences threaten the benefits of the community.
“For a community to have strong social bonds, it’s been found that having public spaces to facilitate joint community activities is very important.”