Where's the bear? Family Camping Trip Preparedness Quiz
"Be Prepared" is the Boy Scout motto, and is critical when going on a camping trip whether in the middle of the wilderness or at a family campground. Take this quiz to see how geared up you are for the great outdoors!
What is key gear to have on a family camping trip?
first aid kit
When camping with children, what's a good communication guideline?
Give each person a whistle.
Make sure everyone has a cell phone.
Don't let them out of your sight.
True or False: If you need additional drinking water while camping, use the nearest stream.
When camping in winter climates, what reduces your body's heat and warmth the quickest?
loss of body heat due to wind
absorption of the cold when sitting or sleeping on cold surfaces
Both are equally bad.
What should you NOT do if you are lost in the woods while camping?
Follow a river or creek.
Blow a whistle or yell.
Climb a tree.
What is a good use for plastic bags in an emergency situation?
Blow them up as a flotation device.
Use them as a signaling device.
Wave them to distract and scare a bear.
True or False: If a bear is acting like it is going to attack you, it's a good idea to toss your backpack at the animal.
True or False: You want to pitch your tent close to your campfire site for warmth.
What's the recommended distance between your tent and your fire and food preparation area?
10 feet (3 meters)
50 feet (15 meters)
100 feet (30 meters)
True or False: Long pants and shirts are better for hiking than shorts and T-shirts.
A first aid kit should contain which of the following?
What are the correct safety guidelines for building a campfire?
Build close to a tree for a convenient supply of bark or kindling.
Enclose fire in a metal ring or circle of rocks.
Have a bucket of sand close by for putting out the fire.
True or False: Children lose water more frequently than adults.
During a dry season or fire-hazard period, how should you handle cooking while camping?
You shouldn't camp during a fire-hazard period.
Use a portable stove.
Use only dehydrated meals where you just add water.
What is NOT something you do if you are spotted by a bear?
Assume a non-threatening position.
Talk in a calm voice.
What is giardia lamblia?
the scientific classification for ticks
a parasite found in rivers
the technical name for poison ivy
When camping in winter climates, what does NOT help with cold conduction?
a warm campfire
a sleeping pad
When camping with your family, your communication plan should include:
the buddy system
a cell phone
True or False: Your tent is the best place for food storage because you can zip it closed.