What Type of Outdoor Adventurer Are You?

You love the outdoors, you're up for an adventure from time to time but do you really know what type of outdoor adventurer you are? Take this quick quiz to find out.


1. Packing for a camping trip, you'd never forget to bring:

A. A hotel room key.
B. A big tent, camp chair and hiking boots.
C. A map and compass so you can explore.
D. Flint and Steel (because lighters and matches are for newbies).

2. You hop on your bicycle because:

A. Your car won't start.
B. It's a nice day and the paved bike path is calling.
C. You're ready to rip that intense downhill everyone is talking about.
D. You're 15 miles into the backcountry and you're finally tired of carrying it.

3. The last climb you did was:

A. Getting out of bed this morning.
B. Last winter at the gym.
C. An easy 5.9 with some friends.
D. You're reading this on a phone while hanging by one hand 100 feet up a wall right now.

4. A four night backpacking trip is:

A. Crazy
B. Something you've always wanted to do.
C. Scheduled for next week.
D. A warm up.

5. On your last hike you carried:

A. Whatever happened to be in your pockets.
B. A small backpack with water, food and layers.
C. The 10 essentials of survival.
D. A sharpened stick and a water vessel made of leaves.


Give yourself one (1) point for each time you answered A, two (2) points for each B, three (3) points for each C and four (4) points for each time you answered D.

You scored 5-8: You like the outdoors and enjoy taking it all in.

You scored 9-12: You're a weekend warrior. You're up for some fun outside. You don't mind putting in some miles on the hiking trail but you aren't obsessive about getting too extreme.

You scored 13-17: You're an avid explorer and you've got a few bumps and bruises to prove it. Your ideal weekend involves some sweat and new experiences. Most of the time you are up for anything.

You scored 18+: You're hardcore...and you probably didn't need this quiz to know that.
Andy Hawbaker
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Andy Hawbaker
Andy is a hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and outdoor fanatic. When he isn't exploring the Rocky Mountains, burning marshmallows or scratching his dog behind the ear, he shares his experiences here on the Sierra Trading Post Blog.
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