Hi there, I’m Louis, from Wall Street English. Today I am going to talk about Hiking and Camping.
Hiking and camping has become a very popular recreational activity for people who want to experience the great outdoors.
Let’s start by going through some different vocabulary:
period of time required for the body to adjust to altitude and trail conditions.
Backpack / Rucksack:
a bag with shoulder straps which allow it to be carried on someone’s back, typically made of a strong, waterproof material and widely used by hikers.
an instrument containing a magnetized pointer which shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.
Foul weather gear:
garments designed to keep hikers warm and dry during all weather conditions.
a sturdy tent designed to withstand the elements associated with camping above the timberline and in winter conditions.
GPS – Global Positioning System:
to determine their exact location
a dangerous physical condition possibly leading to death, in which body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit, impeding brain and body functions.
a planned trip or intended route of travel used to estimate miles traveled and destination.
highly flammable materials used to start fires, such as pine cones, twigs, dry bark.
using a map and compass to determine a route through unfamiliar terrain.
a warm lined padded bag to sleep in, especially when camping.
Swiss army knife:
a penknife incorporating several blades and other tools such as scissors and screwdrivers.
the highest point of a mountain
That’s all for today, see you next time!