The Ultimate Camping Cookware Quiz

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The Ultimate Camping Cookware Quiz
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About This Quiz

Cooking in the great outdoors is the ultimate camping experience, provided you purchase the right cooking equipment for your individual needs, whether simple or elaborate. Take this quiz to learn more about getting the right camping cookware for you.
How does camping cookware differ from your regular kitchenware?
constructed to withstand moving
Camping cookware is constructed to withstand a lot of moving around.
disposable
bacteria resistant

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What is a critical factor of cookware for backpackers?
aesthetic design
weight
An important critical factor is the weight of the cookware, since backpackers carry everything in their packs.
durability

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Why may you decide to forgo the camping percolator?
takes up a too much space
single use item
both answers
The camping percolator takes up too much space for a single-use item.

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What is an alternative to packing a camping tea kettle?
use any old pot to boil water
You can just use any old pot to boil up water for tea. There's no reason to use up space for a tea kettle.
drink juice
neither answer

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What may a pot to boil water be used for?
cook pasta
sterilize utensils
both answers
A pot to boil water is a campsite staple and may be used to cook pasta, make coffee or sterilize utensils.

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What multi-purpose utensil can be used to slow roast meat in a pit?
frying pan
Dutch oven
A Dutch oven is a multi-purpose cooking utensil that can be used to slow roast meat in a pit or bake bread.
both answers

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A Jetboil system works well in what conditions?
warm weather and low altitudes
warm weather and high altitudes
cold weather and high altitudes
A Jetboil system works well at high altitudes and in cold temperatures.

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What cooking system is designed for some heavy duty campsite cooking?
Coleman's "Fold N Go Grill"
Cadac SA's Safari Chef Grill
both answers
For heavy duty campsite cooking you may choose from Coleman's "Fold N Go Grill" or Cadac SA's Safari Chef Grill.

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What cookware results in fast, even cooking?
heavier cookware
Heavier cookware will result in fast, even cooking.
medium cookware
lighter cookware

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What material results in faster, more even cooking?
cast iron
Cast Iron cooks food faster and more evenly, but it is very heavy.
aluminum
stainless steel

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What cooking material is the lightest?
aluminum
Aluminum is the lightest cooking material.
copper
stainless steel

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What is an advantage of titanium cookware?
expensive
lightweight
Titanium cookware is lightweight and very strong.
delicate

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Which stove fuel is the most volatile?
kerosene
naphtha
Naphtha is the most volatile of the stove fuels.
propane

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What is a disadvantage of using kerosene?
smoky
Kerosene is inexpensive and easy to find, but it is smoky and has a bad smell.
expensive
hard to find

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Why is methanol a poor choice for cold weather campsites?
creates half the heat of naphtha
Methanol creates half the heat of naphtha.
expensive
smoky

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Why can't campers just gather wood to fuel a campfire?
against the law
destructive to the environment
Gathering wood may be destructive to the environment and wood could be wet and unusable.
could be unusable

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What kind of soap should you use to wash camp pots, pan and eating utensils?
biodegradable soap
When on kitchen duty, use biodegradable soap.
antibiotic soap
regular soap

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If you don't have soap, what is an alternative for cleaning cooking utensils?
sand
snow
both answers
Sand and snow are cleaning alternatives to soap and should be followed by a hot water rinse.

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What should you do with leftover food particles?
scatter on the ground away from campsite and water source
Scatter leftovers on the ground away from the camping area and water source.
burn the leftovers
dump in the water source

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How can you protect the non-stick surface of pots and pans when storing them away till the next camping trip?
put a protective layer
For protection, put a layer of cloth between pots and pans with non-stick surfaces. A paper towel may be used as a protective layer also.
store in a stuff sack
nest sets together

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