Answers to the cold-weather camping quiz

Take the interactive, online “Out in the Cold” quiz. Check your answers to the “Out in the Cold” quiz, which appeared in the January-February 2013 issue of Scouting. 1. Temperatures may dip to zero at night. Which sleeping system is best? …

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Go farther, faster with these ultralight essentials

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Today, the “fast and light” fringe has morphed with the mainstream. Camping and backpacking products from most major companies now stress light weight. Stoves and sleeping bags can measure scant ounces on a scale. Two-person tents today weigh in at around two pounds—poles included—and pack down to bread-loaf size.

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How to help Scouts get comfortable in the woods

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Longtime Scouters say you can’t take the outing out of Scouting, but some Scouts would be happy to try. While most kids take to camping like dogs take to car rides, others consider sleeping in a tent (at night! in the dark!) to be nothing short of cruel and unusual punishment.

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