If you are new to camping, there may be some terms you hear from other, more seasoned campers.
Anorak- a waterproof pullover jacket with a used that is used a lot by campers. There is no full length zipper but yet a chest length zipper.
Bannock- trail bread that is made in a skillet.
Billy- a small pot for cooking that has a handle on it.
Cirque- steep glacier bowl at the head of a side canyon.
Croakies- brand name of popular elastic strap for eyeglasses.
Deadman- log or rock in the ground sometimes used to anchor a tent.
External frame pack- backpack which has a frame on the outer part of the backpack.
Fanny pack- zippered pack that goes around your waist.
Flash flood- sudden rush of water.
Ground stakes- anchors the tent to the ground.
Haft- the handle of an axe.
Hypothermia- lowers the body temperature due to being exposed to cold, wet weather.
Marquee- large tent.
Mocoa- a popular drink with campers made by combining hot chocolate and coffee.
Noggin- small mug.
Poncho- hooded rain jacket.
Puncheon- log bridge usually built over a stream.
Rucksack- style of backpack made of canvas with two shoulder straps.
Sigg- aluminum bottle used to keep gasoline or kerosene.
Smores- campfire snack made with graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.
Tinder- small twigs, wood shavings, etc. Used to start a fire because they burn easily.
Toque- wool stocking cap.
Trekking- hard or long hike.
Wachita stone- med-hard mineral oil stone that is used to sharpen knives.
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