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The Ultimate Making and Repairing Camping Equipment Quiz
by Staff
Camping can be a lot of fun, but accidents happen, and it helps to know how to repair and even make some of the equipment you need. From fixing rips in tents to replacing the soles of your boots, having some do-it-yourself skills can save you quite a bit of money. Take our quiz to lean more about how to make and repair camping equipment.

What are the two most common materials for making tents?

  • linen and wool
  • cotton and silk
  • nylon and canvas

The tread you use for repairing a tent should have which of these qualities?

  • It should be waxed.
  • It should be black.
  • It should be synthetic.

How much time does it take to fix a tent?

  • between 10 minutes and one hour
  • between 20 minutes and two hours
  • between 30 minutes and three hours

What is the main cause of tears is the fabric of a tent?

  • Tears most often occur from curious or hungry animals.
  • Tears most often occur due to the tent being pitched to rigidly.
  • Tears most often occur because the tent it poor quality.

Before setting up a tent you should check the area for which of these?

  • tree limbs and sharp rocks
  • animals
  • strong winds

If you find a small tear in a tent what should you do?

  • Fix it with repair tape.
  • Sew it with waxed thread.
  • Throw the entire tent away.

What sort of repair tape should you use for nylon tents?

  • masking tape
  • scotch tape
  • ripstop nylon repair tape

Why should you smooth out nylon tape while applying it?

  • to avoid leaks
  • to hide its location
  • to make sure it sticks

What material is the repair tape for canvas made of?

  • ripstop nylon
  • taffeta
  • cotton

After you've applied repair tape, what should you do?

  • Apply waterproofing sealer.
  • Pitch the tent.
  • Let the tape set for 24 hours.

When using tape to patch a large tear, how long should the strips be?

  • They should be 1/2 inch past the repair line.
  • They should be one inch past the repair line.
  • They should be 1 1/2 inch past the repair line.

What is the main ingredient in homemade insect repellent?

  • alcohol
  • citronella oil
  • lemon juice

What kind of adhesive should you use to replace the sole of a boot?

  • epoxy
  • flexible
  • organic

Why is it important not to touch the new soles with your hands?

  • New soles contain many toxic chemicals.
  • Human body oils repel adhesives.
  • Soles sometimes have sharp nails sticking out of them.

How are soles usually attached to boots?

  • stapled
  • nailed
  • glued or sewn

How long should it take to resole a boot?

  • one or two hours
  • one or two days
  • one or two weeks

What is the middle layer of a sole made of?

  • a rubber layer
  • a metal support
  • a gap of air

What brand name do most expert hikers suggest you use for boot soles?

  • Florsheim
  • Nike
  • Vibram

For how long should you let a new sole set?

  • 12 hours
  • 24 hours
  • 36 hours

Once the new sole has set, what should you do with the excess sole?

  • Trim it off.
  • Burn it off.
  • Leave it.