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1What do you do with your boots at night? a) set them outside your tent b) put them in a stuff sack then set the sack inside your sleeping bag c) change socks and wear the boots to bed


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1 You’re camping in deep snow and cooking on a one-burner gasoline stove. Which of the following would be useful? a) a short length of steel chain b) 12-inch-square piece of light plywood c) 12-inch-square of closed-cell foam d) two aluminum poles


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1 What should you do with your sleeping bag when you get up in the morning? a) stuff it so it won’t collect moisture b) wait 20 minutes before stuffing it c) hang it on a limb or cord for 20 minutes outside your tent d) any of the above


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1 Besides a cell phone, what’s the best signal gear to bring on a winter campout? a) a whistle b) a flare gun c) a hand-held, marine-orange smoke signal


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1 What’s the best water bottle for winter? a) aluminum b) polycarbonate c) none of the above ¿


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CLIFF JACOBSON is a Distinguished Eagle Scout and the author of more than a dozen popular books on the outdoors.


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