Going camping is a great way to get in touch with nature, but before you charge out into the mountains you should know how to properly set up camp. Think you know everything about preparing a campsite? Take our quiz to see if you're ready to go pitch a tent.
Where should you store your food to prevent black bears from getting it?
in your tent
in a bear-proof canister or locker at least 200 yards from your tent
in a bag hanging from a tree at least 12 feet from the ground
Where is the best place to build a fire?
in an existing fire pit or fire ring
next to your tent
on a sandy beach
What is the best way to deal with trash when camping?
Pack it out with you.
Your campsite should be at least how many feet away from the nearest trail or water source?
What is the best place to set up camp in a thunderstorm?
in the middle of an open field
beneath the tallest tree in the forest
in the forest, but not near the tallest tree
If you can't use an existing campsite, where's the ideal surface to set up your tent?
soft, mossy ground
sand, gravel or some other durable surface
How large of a radius should you clear of flammable debris before lighting a campfire?
To avoid flooding, pitch your tent on a surface that has what?
a thick canopy of trees overhead
a deep trench dug around it
What is the name for a small, one-person tent?
a bivouac sack, or "bivy sack"
a dome tent
What should you do before you set up your tent?
Clear the area of rocks, logs and sticks.
Build a fire.
Hunt for bear.
What non-food items might smell like food to a bear?
sweaty T-shirts and socks
toothpaste and deodorant
anything humans have touched
True or false: A rain fly is a waterproof tarp that fits to the outside of your tent.
How do you prevent perishable food from spoiling?
Keep it in a cooler on ice.
Hang it from a tree.
Keep it in your car with the air conditioner running.
True or false: All campsites and public lands allow open fires.
Which poses the highest fire risk?
existing fire ring
Which bear is the better climber?
adult black bear
both are equally adept at climbing
What is the definition of “leave no trace?”
hiding from any bears
removing everything from the wilderness that you take on a hiking trip
making sure no other hikers see you on the trail
What is the beginning of a hiking trail called?
True or false: Non-perishable foods are ideal to take on a camping trip because they won't attract bears or other animals.
What is the name of the character bear that teaches wildfire prevention?