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The Ultimate Packing a Backpack Quiz
by Staff
Knowing how to pack your backpack is the key to a successful camping trip. Take this quiz to learn more about the optimal way to pack your backpack.

How do you know your backpack fits you perfectly?

  • The backpack fits your torso correctly.
  • The backpack fits your wallet size.
  • The backpack fits your family size.

What body measurement is most important in choosing a backpack?

  • your height
  • the length of your torso
  • your weight

What type of backpack allows you easier access to your things?

  • back-loading backpack
  • front-loading backpack
  • panel-loading backpack

Which type of backpack frame is more popular?

  • internal-framed backpack
  • external-framed backpack
  • titanium-framed backpack

Which type of backpack frame is more affordable?

  • internal-framed backpack
  • external-framed backpack
  • titanium-framed backpack

Which type of backpack frame is cooler on hot days?

  • internal-framed backpack
  • titanium-framed backpack
  • external-framed backpack

What type of straps does an ideal backpack have?

  • padded straps
  • nylon straps
  • canvas straps

Which among these is a useful way to test the strength of a backpack?

  • using weighing scales
  • using weighted bags
  • using weighing bridges

When hiking across moderate terrain, which is the best place in a backpack to put the heavier items?

  • towards the bottom
  • in the middle
  • towards the top

When hiking rough terrain, which is the best place in a backpack to put the heavier items?

  • towards the bottom
  • in the middle
  • towards the top

Where in the backpack should you put emergency items, such as flashlights, first aid kit and so on?

  • in the bottom
  • in the outside pockets
  • on the top

Where in the backpack should you pack the sleeping bag?

  • on the top
  • in the middle
  • in the bottom

Where in the backpack should you pack your changes of clothes?

  • toward the bottom
  • in the middle
  • toward the top

Where in the backpack should you never pack rain protection items like hats or gloves?

  • on the top
  • towards the bottom
  • in the outside packets

What is the ideal way to control the amount of food you carry while camping?

  • Cut down on your eating.
  • Carry everything you normally eat..
  • Plan your meals before your trip.

How do you know how much fuel to pack?

  • Practice using your stove before your backpacking trip.
  • Top up your stove before your backpacking trip.
  • Ask the local gas station attendant.

What do you call those brightly colored sacks used to pack different camping items inside a backpack?

  • face packs
  • stuff packs
  • courtesy packs

What is the minimum safe distance between the eating place and camping place in bear country?

  • 50 yards
  • 100 yards
  • 200 yards

What kind of bag is used to reduce the bulk of your sleeping bag?

  • compression bag
  • decompression bag
  • expansion bag

What type of clothing material is ideal for use while backpacking?

  • polyester clothing
  • microfiber blend clothing
  • woolen clothing