No More Berries and Leaves: The Camping Food Quiz
by Staff
Your bags are packed and you are almost ready to go. Not so fast. Do you think you know what foods are good to take and how to prepare for your journey? Test your knowledge with our quiz.

Every camper needs to be drinking how many quarts of water a day?

  • one quart (0.95 liters)
  • two to four quarts (1.9 to 3.8 liters)
  • three to five quarts (2.8 to 4.7 liters)

What do you cover a pot with to prevent it from becoming soot over a flame?

  • foil
  • wax
  • fire-retardant cloth

True or False: Freeze-drying food means you lose the food's taste and shape.

  • True
  • False

What is considered the first organized American camp?

  • Charlie Brown Campground
  • Camp Kanata
  • The Gunnery Camp

What is the name for freeze-drying food?

  • condensation
  • lyophilization
  • hydroplaning

True or False: If you're bringing hummus with you camping, it requires cold storage.

  • True
  • False

Where was the term s'mores first used?

  • The Joy of Cooking
  • The 1927 Girl Scout Handbook
  • Camping for Dummies

Which of these ways are NOT preferred to dehydrate food?

  • air drying
  • drying out in the sun
  • using a blow dryer

How many campgrounds does Yellowstone National Park have?

  • 12
  • 5
  • 32

True or False: Dehydrated foods take up less space than freeze-dried foods.

  • True
  • False

True or False: It's much better to dump leftover foods in the trash can than to burn it.

  • True
  • False

How long can you keep fresh fish caught during camping before you eat them?

  • four days
  • one week
  • within one to two days

What is the gas found in dry ice that's used to chill camping food?

  • carbon dioxide
  • nitrogen
  • oxygen

Which of these food staples are NOT necessary to bring camping?

  • sugar in an airtight container
  • instant coffee
  • wine

How long do dehydrated foods last?

  • five years
  • six months
  • no more than three years

True or False: Dehydrated foods last longer than freeze-dried foods.

  • True
  • False

True or False: If you don't have bring bottled water with you camping, you can get some from a nearby stream.

  • True
  • False

When you dehydrate food, what main ingredient are you removing?

  • enzymes
  • salt
  • water

How deep should you build an open fire pit for cooking?

  • 5 inches (13 centimeters)
  • 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 centimeters)
  • 3 feet (91 centimeters)

True or False: Self-sealing plastic bags are the best food packaging for camping

  • True
  • False