It's well known that walking is a great form of exercise, but the same route can become more than a little boring, not to mention pounding a tread mill for 30 minutes a day. Rather than a boring walk, why not take a refreshing hike? The crisp, clean air and beautiful vistas make hiking a lot more than just a walk. Take our quiz to learn more about hiking and its health benefits.
How many people per year engage in hiking activities?
- 2 million
- 20 million
- 200 million
Before taking on your first hike, you should make sure you can walk how far?
- one mile
- five miles
- 10 miles
Once you can handle a five-mile walk, what's the next step?
- Take a hike.
- Work your way up to 10 miles.
- Train you legs to handle hilly terrain.
What's the best way to dress for hiking?
- a suit and tie
- several thin layers
- jeans and a tee shirt
How many calories do you burn, on average, when hiking?
Which of these is essential when hiking?
- a first aid kit
- a camera
- a cell phone
What is the maximum amount of weight you should carry while hiking?
- 25 pounds
- 50 pounds
- 75 pounds
Why should you avoid drinking water directly from streams?
- Stream water is full of snake venom.
- Stream water often tastes bad.
- Stream water could be full of parasites and bacteria.
What should you do to treat water for bacteria and parasites?
- Boil the water.
- Mix the water with a strong alcohol.
- Let the water settle overnight and drink only the top layer.
For how long should you boil water to kill off any organisms?
- one minute
- one hour
- one day
Why is it important to cover as much of your body as possible when hiking?
- It can get very cold when hiking.
- You want to avoid catching poison ivy or poison oak.
- Hikers often get bitten by snakes.
Where are the oils from plants such as poison ivy likely to collect?
- your boots
- your pants
- your hands
Which of these diseases can one contract from a tick bite?
- heart disease
- Lyme disease
How long does it take for a tick to transmit Lyme disease?
- 24 seconds
- 24 hours
- 24 days
Which of these is an indicator of a serious tick bite?
- a bull's-eye shaped rash
- a horse-shoe shaped rash
- a star-shaped rash
What should you do with a tick once you've removed it?
- Burn it.
- Save it.
- Throw it away.
What should you use to save a tick?
- orange juice
- a glass jar
How should you protect your food during overnight camping trips?
- Sleep with the food under you pillow.
- String up the food between two trees.
- Seal the food in plastic containers.
When hiking through hunting areas you should make sure to wear which of these?
- something bright
- a bullet-proof vest
- a large sign
When hiking through hunting areas, which color should you wear to distinguish yourself from game?