Outdoor acronyms and initials - Guessing game!

Lloyd Vogel

Outdoor acronyms

The outdoor community is riddled with initials and acronyms. While there are hundreds of different initials and acronyms that exist, today we are focusing on 10 we find ourselves explaining frequently. Instead of simply telling you what they stand for (that would be too easy right?), you have to guess between 2 options! To participate in the game, take the following steps:

1. Read through and pick which response you think is correct.

2. Once you've done that, check your answers (answers are listed at the bottom of the article) and see how many you got correct. 

3. Post a comment with the number you got correct!

1 random guesser will receive a $50 gift card to GGG. Winners will not be determined based on the number of correct answers... so be honest! We'll pick a winner on July 4th.

1. BPW

"Ballistic Pack Wash" or "Base Pack Weight"

2. DCF

"Dyneema Composite Fabrics" or "Don't Camp Further"

3. DWR

"Dangerous Water Robots" or "Durable Water Repellant"

4. EDC

"Every Day Carry" or "Everyone Doesn't Care"

5. GORP

"Good Old Raisins and Peanuts" or "Granola, Oats, Raisins, Peanuts"

6. LNT

"Leave No Trails" or "Leave No Trace"

7. MYOG

"Make Your Own Gear" or "MY Old Gear"

8. PCT

"Pacific Crest Trail" or... "Pack Carry Time"

9. SOBO

"Some Other Bad Option" or "SOuthBOund"

10. UL

"Ultra Lazy" or "UltraLight"

Outdoor Acronyms

Correct Answers? (I wish we could have put these answers upsidedown like on cereal boxes, but we'll settle for a list)
1. Base Pack Weight
2. Dyneema Composite Fabrics
3. Durable Water Repellant
4. Every Day Carry
5. Good Old Raisins and Peanuts or Granola, Oats, Raisins, Peanuts! (at this point it goes by both)
6. Leave No Trace
7. Make Your Own Gear
8. Pacific Crest Trail
9. SOuthBOund
10. UltraLight

For a chance at the $50 giftcard, comment below with the number you got correct!

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Shoutout to the huge number of outdoor brands that also go by their initials. Maybe we'll do a guessing game on you in the future: SWD, HMG, MLD, ULA, MSR, REI, EMS, MEC, NRS, EE, a billion others, and of course... GGG!

17 comments

Garage Grown Gear

Garage Grown Gear

And the winner of the $50 gift card is… Jinny! Congrats!

Michael Marinelli

Michael Marinelli

10/10!

Christopher

Christopher

Got them all! 10/10

Corey Y

Corey Y

10/10

Tracy

Tracy

I got everyone correct!

Ron M

Ron M

10 for 10.

But then, I’m the kinda guy that has a GHB for if TSHTF and my EDC weighs a couple pounds.

Jinny

Jinny

10 for 10! Oh yeah!

Pearson

Pearson

Whoop! 10/10

Ramona Laulainen

Ramona Laulainen

10/10! The brand one would be fun! Suggest making it multiple choice to force people to answer and GGG be the judge of how many we got right.

Andrew B

Andrew B

10/10. I probably need to spend more time outdoors and less time reading outdoor articles.

Celeste

Celeste

10/10 correct!

Kris

Kris

Ten right. If only my chemistry final was this easy.

Francesca Villegas

Francesca Villegas

Got all the answers right :) The brand one would be fun to do!

Artie Alvarado

Artie Alvarado

Got ‘em all right!

Steve Murray

Steve Murray

All of them, but still deciphering the message! S-

Rebecca

Rebecca

Got all of them right! Love this and would love a brand one! :)

George Sims

George Sims

Got ‘em all!

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