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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:

Acclimate:

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.

 

Compass:

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.

 

4-season tent:

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

 

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Hypothermia:

a dangerous physical condition possibly leading to death, in which body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit, impeding brain and body functions.

 

Itinerary:

a planned trip or intended route of travel used to estimate miles traveled and destination.

 

Kindling:

highly flammable materials used to start fires, such as pine cones, twigs, dry bark.

 

Orienteer:

using a map and compass to determine a route through unfamiliar terrain.

 

Sleeping bag:

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.

 

Summit:

the highest point of a mountain

 

That’s all for today, see you next time!