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Camping Trivia Questions

  1. The word "glamping" first appeared in the UK in which year: 1965, 1985, or 2005?
  2. What measure of thermal insulance is normally used to rate the thickness of sleeping bags?
  3. What name is given to the process of assembling a tent?
  4. In the film Carry on Camping, who plays Peter Potter, who loathes camping but must endure if for his jolly yet domineering wife?
  5. What is kindling used for?
  6. To make your camping trip more comfortable, what is a SIM?

  7. What would you most associate the name 'Thule' with?
  8. Who published his seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells between 1955 and 1966?
  9. Which agency is the national mapping agency for Great Britain?
  10. What name is given to a protected area along the sides or front of a tent that provide additional space just outside the interior of your tent, but protected from rain?
  11. What is the name commonly given to the rope or line fixed to the ground to secure a tent?
  12. Which American outdoor recreation products company's logo draws inspiration from a granite dome in Yosemite National Park?
  13. Which outdoor sport involves getting between points in the fastest time using a map and compass?
  14. What name beginning with 'c' or sometimes a 'k' is a specialized type of metal loop shackle with a spring-loaded gate used to quickly connect components?
  15. HH is a way of measuring how waterproof a fabric is, what does HH stand for?
  16. Invented in 1969, which lightweight, waterproof fabric for all-weather is composed of stretched polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)?
  17. Which long-distance footpath roughly follows the border between England and Wales?
  18. Which Norwegian manufacturer and retailer of clothing and sports equipment is known by the logo HH?
  19. What name, Australian in origin, is given to a lightweight cooking pot in the form of a metal bucket?
  20. Who wrote the book Scouting for Boys?
  21. What sort of tents have a steeply sloping roof, with most military tents throughout history being of this design?
  22. Which four letter word is the name given to the traditional round tent covered with skins used by nomadic groups in the steppes of Central Asia?
  23. Most of us know that the Sun "rises in the east and sets in the west" but how many times a year does the Sun actually rise due east and set due west?
  24. What name is given to the waterproof garments worn over shoes and lower legs to protect against the wet?
  25. Acording to survivalist Tom Brown, the basic plan for survival requires which four things?
  26. Which medical emergency is when your body loses heat faster than it can produce it?
  27. In the northern hemisphere, moss tends to grow on what side of trees - north, east, south, or west?


  1. 2005
  2. TOG rating
  3. Pitching
  4. Terry Scott
  5. To start a camp fire
  6. Self-inflating mattress
  7. Bike carriers or car roof boxes
  8. Alfred Wainwright
  9. Ordnance Survey
  10. Vestibule
  11. Guy rope
  12. The North Face
  13. Orienteering
  14. Carabiner or karabiner
  15. Hydrostatic Head
  16. Gore-Tex
  17. Offahs dyke path
  18. Helly Hansen
  19. Billycan
  20. Robert Baden-Powell
  21. Ridge tents
  22. Yurt

  23. Twice a year (vernal and autumnal equinoxes)
  24. Gaiters
  25. Shelter (including clothing), water, fire, and food
  26. Hypothermia
  27. North side of trees