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Camping Quiz – 50 Questions & Answers

Welcome to my ultimate Camping Quiz Questions! 

If you’re looking for some camping quiz questions and answers to keep you busy this Christmas, then, here you go.

I’ve written this camping quiz to test your knowledge of one of my favourite ways to travel. From camping in Devon as a child, taking my tent to festivals through my teens and twenties, and then camping in various coastal spots around England this year – I love camping!

my tent wild camping

Here are 50 fun camping questions for you and your family / friends / self to see how well you know your camping trivia.

Great if you’re looking for unusual camping quiz questions!

There are five rounds to this camping quiz, with a bonus one at the end.

So, let’s crack on with the camping trivia shall we? 

Camping Quiz Questions

This camping quiz has four rounds of food and drink questions, a picture round, and a points stealer questions at the end.

scotland wild camp

Camping Quiz Round 1: General Camping Trivia 

See how well you can do on these camping trivia questions to warm you up…

1. When wild camping and looking for a spot, what 3 things should you look out for? 

2. In camping, what is a fly?

3. When you’re picking wood for firewood, where should you get it from? 

4. When buying a tent what does HH stand for?

5. When buying a sleeping bag what does the TOG rating mean?

6. What should you do if you need a poo in the wilderness? 

7. Which type of tree bark is best for lighting a campfire?

  • Birch
  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Hazel

8. Guide rope or guy rope? 

9. What is cowboy camping? 

10. Where is the most expensive campground in the world?

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Camping Quiz Round 2: Books & Films 

These camping quiz questions and answers are all about camping in the media…

11. Which film featured friends camping in the woods, with a video camera following them?

12. In which film / book is the female protagonist hiking the Appalachian Trail? 

13. And do you know the name of Bill Bryson’s book walking the same trail?

14. Which camping film concludes with the message ‘Happiness is Only Real When Shared?’

15. If I say Barbara Windsor and camping in the same sentence, you say:

16. Which camping film featured 4 12-year old boys on a coming of age story in Oregon? 

17. Who famously said, “Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller”?

  • John Muir
  • Henry David Thoreau
  • Sylvia Plath
  • John Geddes

18. Which nationality popularised camping as we know it in the 1800s?

19. In the US, camping is traced to William Henry Harrison Murray‘s 1869 publication of Camp-Life in the _____________ .

20. True or fales: In the UK we have an entire magazine dedicated to Camping called, ‘Camping’?

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Camping Quiz Round 3: Name that tent…

How well do you know your types of tent?

21. What are the tents that hang on a mountain called? 

22. What are the usually white tents often used for glamping at festivals called? 

23. What’s the name of the tents that go up in a few seconds, cheap and popular at festivals? 

24. A tent that’s low to the ground, barely there, and just for one person? 

25. A tent where the poles criss cross and intersect to form triangles? 

26. A tent where there’s a larger, higher space in the middle section, and then two sleeping compartments to each side? 

27. A tent that’s popular with families, and is long, and generally the same shape?

28. This tent does for spring, summer, autumn AND winter? 

29. These tents are popular in deserts, especially Wadi Rum in Jordan for example?

30. This tent is traditionally used by Indigenous people all over the world? 

Camping quiz round 4: picture round camping essentials

Picture round for the camping lovers out there!

Camping quiz round 5: camping food 

Let’s test your culinary skills in this quiz on camping…

40. Name everything you’d need to bring if you wanted to cook beans on toast?

41. How do you put out a campfire properly?

42. How long do you need to boil water to kill any parasites in it? 

43. What are S’mores?

44. What’s the best thing to do with not used boiled water, so as not to waste the energy of heating it? 

45. What should you look for in a can / tin when shopping? 

46. When it comes to camping food – what are tic tac boxes good for? 

47. Is there anything more useful than tin foil when it comes to cooking for camping? 

48. How can you make the ice in the cool box last as long as possible?

49. If you’re camping in bear country, name three things you can do to be bear aware…

Eating Smores Canada

Camping quiz round 6: big question

Final round in these outdoor quiz questions…

50. You have 90 seconds to write down your camping packing list – GO!


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Camping Quiz Round 1: General Camping Trivia 

1. When wild camping and looking for a spot, what 3 things should you look out for? 

Not near water, or trees overhead, or a trail 

2. In camping, what is a fly?

Waterproof material that goes above your tent to protect against the elements.

3. When you’re picking wood for firewood, where should you get it from? 

The ground 

4. When buying a tent what does HH stand for?

Hydrostatic Head

5. When buying a sleeping bag what does the TOG rating mean?

A way of measuring how warm the bag will keep you.

6. What should you do if you need a poo in the wilderness

Take a spade, do it, and cover it back up with soil.

7. Which type of tree bark is best for lighting a campfire?

Birch

8. Guide rope or guy rope? 

Guy rope

9. What is cowboy camping? 

Sleeping on the ground without a shelter; no tent, no tarp, no hammock, and no bug net.

10. Where is the most expensive campground in the world?

Glastonbury Festival can charge over £1000 a night for a tent

Terrorism at Glastonbury

Camping Quiz Round 2: Books & Films 

11. Which film featured friends camping in the woods, with a video camera following them?

Blair Witch Project

12. In which film / book is the female protagonist hiking the Appalachian Trail? 

Wild

13. And do you know the name of Bill Bryson’s book walking the same trail?

A Walk in the Woods 

14. Which camping film concludes with the message ‘Happiness is Only Real When Shared?’

Into the Wild

15. If I say Barbara Windsor and camping in the same sentence, you say:

Carry On Camping 

16. Which camping film featured 4 12-year old boys on a coming of age story in Oregon? 

Stand By Me

17. Who famously said, “Light a campfire and everyone’s a storyteller”?

John Geddes

18. Which nationality popularised camping as we know it in the 1800s?

Brits – it was the Victorians camping on the Thames that made it popular.

19. In the US, camping is traced to William Henry Harrison Murray‘s 1869 publication of Camp-Life in the _____________ .

Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

20. True or fales: In the UK we have an entire magazine dedicated to Camping called, ‘Camping’?

True

hill wild camp

Camping Quiz Round 3: Name that tent…

21. What are the tents that hang on a mountain called? 

Portaledge 

22. What are the usually white tents often used for glamping at festivals called? 

Bell tents 

23. What’s the name of the tents that go up in a few seconds, cheap and popular at festivals

Pop up tent 

24. A tent that’s low to the ground, barely there, and just for one person? 

Bivy tent 

25. A tent where the poles criss cross and intersect to form triangles? 

Geodesic 

26. A tent where there’s a larger, higher space in the middle section, and then two sleeping compartments to each side? 

Vis-à-vis

27. A tent that’s popular with families, and is long, and generally the same shape?

Tunnel 

28. This tent does for spring, summer, autumn AND winter? 

4 Season tent 

29. These tents are popular in deserts, especially Wadi Rum in Jordan for example?

Bedouin tents 

Traditional Bedouin tents are made out of black goat hair. The Bedouin term for tent is buryuut hajar, which literally means ‘house of hair’.

30. This tent is traditionally used by Indigenous people all over the world 

Tipi or teepee 

Camping quiz round 4: picture round camping essentials

31. Camping stove

32. Camping chair

33. Marshmallows

34. Toilet roll

35. Hiking boots

36. Camping mug

37. Tnet

38. Tent pegs

39. Water bottle

Camping quiz round 5: camping food 

40. Name everything you’d need to bring if you wanted to cook beans on toast:

  • Camping stove
  • Gas 
  • Can of beans 
  • Something to open beans 
  • Plate 
  • Bread 
  • Pepper 
  • Pot to cook in 
  • Fire

41. How do you put out a campfire properly?

Answer: The US Forest Service’s website states:

“1. First, drown the campfire with water! 2. Next, mix the ashes and embers with soil. 3. Scrape all partially-burned sticks and logs to make sure all the hot embers are off them. 4. Stir the embers after they are covered with water and make sure that everything is wet. 5. Feel the coals, embers, and any partially-burned wood with your hands. 6. Everything (including the rock fire ring) should be cool to the touch. 7. Feel under the rocks to make sure no embers are underneath. 8. When you think you are done, take an extra minute and add more water. 9. Finally, check the entire campsite for possible sparks or embers, because it only takes one to start a forest fire. 10. Remember…if it is too hot to touch, it is too hot to leave. Please take the time to completely put out your campfire, it could prevent a wildfire.”

42. How long do you need to boil water to kill any parasites in it? 

At least 1 minute.

43. What are S’mores?

They’re a North American sweet snack consisting of a chocolate bar and toasted marshmallows sandwiched between graham crackers. Something along those lines will do!

44. What’s the best thing to do with not used boiled water, so as not to waste the energy of heating it? 

Keep it in a vacuum flask for later

45. What should you look for in a can / tin when shopping? 

That it has a ring pull 

46. When it comes to camping food – what are tic tac boxes good for? 

Spices

47. Is there anything more useful than tin foil when it comes to cooking for camping? 

Yes, fire. 

48. How can you make the ice in the cool box last as long as possible?

c) Keep the cooler out of the sun and keep the lid closed tight.

49. If you’re camping in bear country, name three things you can do to be bear aware…

  • Make noise! Let bears know you’re there. Call out, clap, sing or talk loudly especially near streams, dense vegetation and berry patches, on windy days, and in areas of low visibility. Bear bells are not enough.
  • Watch for fresh bear sign. Tracks, droppings, diggings, torn-up logs and turned-over rocks are all signs that a bear has been in the area. Leave the area if the signs are fresh.
  • Keep your dog on a leash at all times or leave it at home. Dogs can provoke defensive behaviour in bears.
  • Larger size groups are less likely to have a serious bear encounter. We recommend hiking in a tight group of four or more. Never let children wander.
  • Use officially marked paths and trails and travel during daylight hours.
  • If you come across a large dead animal, leave the area immediately and report it to park staff.
  • Dispose of fish offal in fast moving streams or the deep part of a lake, never along stream sides or lake shores.

Tips from Parks Canada

Camping in Canada

Camping quiz round 6: big question

50. You have 90 seconds to write down your camping packing list – GO!

Whoever has the most appropriate items, wins! Or if you’re playing this camping quiz by yourself, get 20 and you can have a point. For a full list of recommendations, check out my camping at festivals packing lists.


quiz about camping

Camping quiz

Hope you’ve enjoyed the camping trivia – makes me want to get out there and get exploring!

If I’ve whet your appetite for quizzes then check out my festival quiz, or my world food quiz. Or if all you want to do now is read about camping, then how about my advice on camping in Canada, or wild camping in the Outer Hebrides?

I can see a lot of camping trips in my 2021 – how about you?!

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