Leave No Trace: Packgoats In The Back Country

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Leave No Trace:  Packgoats In The Back Country

This quiz covers the basic components of Leave No Trace outdoor ethics as well as some issues of LNT specific to using packgoats in the back country. Resources:Leave No Trace: Using Packgoats in the BackcountryLeave No Trace: Online Awareness Course


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When hiking on a trail, in the rain, with a group of people and goats, you should:
    • A. 

      Travel in a single file line in the middle of the trail, walking right through puddles and mud.

    • B. 

      Spread out as much as possible with only a few people on the trail to prevent any damage to the wet trail.

    • C. 

      Stay in a single file line except to avoid puddles in mud, which you should go around to prevent the holes in the trail from getting worse.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following are part of the seven Leave No Trace priniciples:
    • A. 

      Respect Wildlife

    • B. 

      Pack Lightly

    • C. 

      Minimize Campfire Impacts

    • D. 

      Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

    • E. 

      Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

  • 3. 
    When taking a lot of equipment into the backcountry, you should:
    • A. 

      Take as many goats as you can to "spread the load".

    • B. 

      Take as few goats as necessary, being careful not to load any goat beyond his capabilty.

  • 4. 
    What is the minimum recommended diameter of tree to use in your highline?
    • A. 

      2"

    • B. 

      4"

    • C. 

      8"

    • D. 

      16"

  • 5. 
    True or False:  Packgoats should yield the trail to larger animals by stepping off the trail?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Zero feet, the stream is beautiful, why not enjoy it?

    • B. 

      25'

    • C. 

      50'

    • D. 

      100'

    • E. 

      200'

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are ways to minimize Campfire Impacts:
    • A. 

      Don't make a campfire, use a lightweight stove instead.

    • B. 

      Use established fire rings.

    • C. 

      Make the fire small, using sticks no bigger than you can break by hand.

    • D. 

      Scatter cool ashes once the fire is completely extinguished.

  • 8. 
    To minimize waste, you should:
    • A. 

      Burn all trash completely in a fire.

    • B. 

      Scatter waste so as not to create a "dumping ground".

    • C. 

      Minize what produces the waste and pack out all of your trash.

    • D. 

      Dig a hole and bury the waste deep enough that it will decompose over time.

  • 9. 
    After making your evening meal, you should clean up by:
    • A. 

      Dump any extra food in the fire and burn it completely.

    • B. 

      Strain extra food and place in a pack-out trash bag.

    • C. 

      Scatter dirty dishwater at least 200 feet from camp.

    • D. 

      Scatter left over food to help feed wildlife.

  • 10. 
    When disposing of human waste (going to the bathroom) you should:
    • A. 

      Go in a stream to "disperse" the waste.

    • B. 

      Dig a 6-8" cat-hole at least 200' away from water sources and cover the waste when done.

    • C. 

      Dig a latrine to be shared by all campers.

    • D. 

      Do as the animals do, go when and where the urge strikes, leaving the waste on top of the ground surface.