Hiking is a very healthy way to enjoy the outdoors, but you need to have the right gear. The difference between the right boots and the wrong ones, for example, can be days of painful blisters and sore feet. Do you know the things every serious hiker considers essential? Take our quiz to learn more about hiking gear.
Which of these is considered a health benefit of hiking?
increased hearth health
increased lean body mass
Which American president was an avid hiker?
It has been claimed that hiking provides which of these psychological benefits?
Hikers are happier.
Hikers are more caring.
Hikers have better relationships.
What makes hiking more difficult than walking?
the outdoor air
What does the Middle English word "hicchen" mean?
to move in a jerky manner
to attach one item to the other
How many essential hiking items are there?
What is the name of the group that first put together the list of 10 essentials?
The Rough Hikers
The map you use for serious hiking should include which of these types of information?
the location of restaurants and hotels
Which of these situations calls for hiking boots?
You're carrying a lot of gear.
You're only traveling a short distance.
You're hiking mostly uphill.
As a general rule you should wear what sort of footwear?
as light as possible
as form fitting as possible
as heavy as possible
How many pairs of socks do most hikers wear?
Which of these materials is known to absorb moisture?
What is the purpose of hiking sticks?
Hiking sticks help control your footing over rough terrain.
Hiking sticks are a navigation device.
Hiking sticks were designed to fight off animals along the trail.
What is the range of height for hiking sticks?
12 to 33 inches
24 to 55 inches
36 to 77 inches
What makes flashlights better hiking tools than night vision goggles?
You can't read a map while wearing night vision goggles.
Night vision goggles are very uncomfortable.
Flashlights last longer than goggles.
Which of these features should a compass have?
a glow-in-the-dark needle
If you don't have any bandages, which of these materials can serve as an impromptu one?
What is the term for animals that are active at night?
What does the term crepuscular mean?
active during the day
active at dusk and dawn
active during the winter months
Before leaving for a night hike, you should make sure to do which of these?