Do It for The Backpack

Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
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Let me teach you how to cut wood. #questival
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
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bowling knot. #doitforthebackpack #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** As a team, recreate a scene from OUR favorite movie Portland based move, Free Willy obviously.
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Best scene from the best movie everrrrr 🐳 😱 #questival
Choreograph a team dance and perform it with audible music in a crowded area. Get permission first from the owner/operator of the crowded area unless it is a free public space. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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Get down with the get down, we doooo(i)n it for the backpack bebe #questival
Hit a bullseye on a real dartboard from regulation distance, it's 7 feet 9.25 inches FYI.
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Hitting that bullseye #doitforthebackpack #questival
Film a 15 second review of your questival experience. Include pros and cons."
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#questival
Find and take a team photograph with this art instilation during daylight hours. Tell us what "Everything" means to you in the caption. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
'Everything is everything' means to our team that we each are our own, and everything we perceive should be reality. We don't want to focus too much of our attention on the past or future, but merely living in the present to its full potential and appreciation. #questival
Go to a bowling alley and challenge a group of strangers to a 'bowl off' and go head to head with them. Losers buy drinks for the winner.
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Bowling fun. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
garbage at the end. #itsover #doitforthebackpack #questival
Video of a team member slam dunking a basketball on a regulation 10' high hoop (if you're short get creative).
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#questival
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
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garbage!!! #doitforthebackpack #questival
Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
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parkour!!!! #doitforthebackpack #questival
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Got them both done. Feels good. #wedoitforthebackpack #questival
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Colonel Summers Park (SE 17th Ave & Taylor St, Portland, OR 97214), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan accordingly the challenge takes some time to complete.
Checkpoint 2 completed. #wedoitforthebackpack #questival
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
#questival
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
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#questival
Challenge another team to a 20 foot cartwheel race. Two totems required in submission.
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#questival
Hug a pseudotsuga menziesii.
Douglas fir. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Write a note with 10 things you love about Portland and leave it for someone else to find.
Note about 10 things we love about Portland. #doitforthebag #questival
Take a photo of your team enjoying the smallest park in Portland.
Worlds smallest park #doitforthebag #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** As a team, do something we've never seen in front of the "keep Portland weird" sign.
#questival
Take a photo in front of the oldest bar in Portland. Tell us what year it was built in your caption.
Oldest bar. #hubers #doitforthebag #questival
Take a creative team picture with the the state flag of Oregon.
#questival
Get 50 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
Instagram post. 51 likes. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Do a humans of New York style post about someone you meet during the 24 hours of Questival who is not a part of the Questival use the caption to tell the story. (Don't forget your totem)
Misty is from Houston Texas, moved to Seattle to pursue a career as an RN, and has traveled with her boyfriend Dan to Portland for the weekend for the Blues festival. Dan is from Georgia and also works in the medical field. That's actually how the two of them met! #questival
Take a picture of your entire team pretending to shake hands with the Portlandia statue.
#doitforthebackpack #portlandia #questival
Do something nice for a tourist/visitor out enjoying the city, make their day special.
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#questival
Hold a formal hula hoop Contest with stranger not participating in the Questival.
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Our volunteer was a hula hoop champion! #doitforthrbackpack #questival
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
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Eating off knees, yummy!!! #doitforthebackpack #questival
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
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Trying new Lebanese food #doitforthebackpack #questival
Find an awesome stranger not participating in Questival who is down for a trust fall. Then... hold a trust fall.
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Finally found a stranger who trusted us! #doitforthebackpack #questival
Go to a public place where music is playing and challenge a stranger not participating in questival to a dance battle. Make it legit. Create non-monetary stakes. Loser pays up. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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Dance Battle #doitforthebackpack #questival
Hold a door open for a stranger, sincerely compliment them as they come through the door.
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Being friendly and helpful #doitforthebackpack #questival
Give a stranger a compliment in your best foreign accent, make them feel bueno.
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Bonjour #doitforthebackpack #questival
Convince a non-Questival participant to paint their face with the logo of your favorite sports franchise
#thedolphins #miami #doitforthebackpack #questival
Perform another random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
We helped this group of awesome individuals finds their way in Portland while they were visiting on vacation and got lost trying to find their way. #questival
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Got to know a veteran today and treated him to some delicious Lebanese food #questival
Challenge a non-Questival participant to a jump rope competition in a public space. Provide the jump ropes and offer a prize if they win. #goodsportsmanship
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Jumping jumping. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Contact the nonprofit of your choice and schedule a time to go in and volunteer with them after the Questival. (PLEASE if you complete this challenge make sure to honor your commitment). #integrity
#doitforthebackpack #volunteering #questival
As a team do 10 centipede push-ups in 15 seconds on SW Yamhill St. Do a little research and tell us something about the location's history in your caption.
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Todem is behind them on the ground you can zoom in. A little about Yamhill's research is its in the historic district of Portland. #doitforthebackpack #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of Oregon's professional sports teams.
#questival
Give flowers to a stranger you see on the street.
#doitforthebackpack #dogood #questival
Make a 15 second music video with lyrics about Mt. Hood
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
Challenge a stranger that is not a questival participant to a 50-100 meter foot race in a public park that is not a checkpoint. Be a good sport win or lose.
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#questival
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
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Hugs for everyone! #doitforthebackpack #questival
Find and take a team photograph with this statue. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
#questival #cotopaxi
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
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#questival
Walk like a flock of seagulls across a very public place. (Complete this challenge somewhere that is not a checkpoint/check-in)
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Quack quack #wedoitforthebackpack #questival
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Origami game strong #wedoitforthebackpack #questival
Make a field goal from the 15 yard line... wait for it... with your left foot, then celebrate with a dance.
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#doingitforthebackpack #questival
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
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#questival
As a team sing the state song of Oregon. Sing it loud sing it proud.
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Singing our awesome state song. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Get 100 likes on a different single post made during the questival and document (prove with screenshot).
#questival
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at the Cathedral City Park (6635 N Baltimore Ave, Portland, OR 97203), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 1 stamp. Plan extra time, checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
#questival
Buy some produce from a local outdoor farmer’s market.
Supporting St. John's farmers market! #doitforthebackpack #health #supportinglocalbusinesses #questival
Donate a box of gently used clothing to a nonprofit serving those in need.
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Do good. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Dress up like Paul Bunyon, make a homemade button that says "push me" and stick it on your person. Stand like a statue at a public place and wait for a stranger to press the button. Once the button is pushed recite a few facts about the person who you are dressed as.
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paul bunyon facts. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
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#doitforthebackpack #community #readingisfun #questival
Film yourself doing a skateboard trick that you invented.
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Pinkys up flip. #doitforthebag #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
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That 70's show‼️ #doitforthebackpack #questival #toomanycooks
Recreate your favorite Oregon sports moment and tag the hero of your story on social media.
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B Roy against the Rockets. Enough said. #blazers #ripcity #Wedoitforthebackpack #questival
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
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How to care for a snake bite. #doitfortheback #questival
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
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#doitforthebackpack #healthfirst #questival
Film a video illustrating how to sharpen a pocket knife correctly
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
Picture collage riding 2 separate forms of personal transit (i.e. bikes, scooters, etc.)
#doitforthebackpack #questival
Give a teammate a handlebar ride on a bike, sing Bicycle Race by Queen together whilst doing so.
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I can ride my bike with no handlebars. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Do your best gymnastics trick on a trampoline that you have permission to use. The rest of your team needs to hold up judging point cards.
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On the road to Olympics #doitforthebackpack #flipping #questival
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
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Car karaoke #dontstopbelieving #doitforthebackpack @jkcorden @latelateshow #questival #cotopaxi #questival
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
#doitforthebackpack #questival
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
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Shoelace swap. Questival fun :) #doitforthebackpack #questival
Go to a cafe and order a local Portland roasted coffee. Be sure to include the cup logo and name of the roaster in your submission. Tell us where if you take sugar and cream in the caption.
Prince coffee, with cream. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
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#doitforthebackpack #funnybone #dalilama #heshoulddostandup #questival
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
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#doitforthebackpack s #logo #questival
Partake of the unofficial State Pie of Oregon with no hands. *hint* it begins with Marion...
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#doitforthebackpack #pie #marionberry #diner #questival
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
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#doitforthebackpack #money #foodreview #goodfood #questival
Post a photo from Questival to your blog and put the url in the caption. (Screenshot).
https://www.photoblog.com/ellenelson/2017/07/01/cotopaxi/ #questival
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
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Seattle has the 12th man. Questival has the 12th thing on the menu. Almost as cool. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Watch the planes take off and land from the top of Rocky Butte Park during daylight hours
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#doitforthebackpack #therestheplane #questival
Skype, Hangout, or FaceTime with a family member or significant other. Tell them you love them, and tell them about your day.
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the totum is in her hand. You can see it on the top right corner. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Personally thank a current/former professor/teacher/coach for the impact they have had on your life. Phone, facetime or skype.
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
Do a 'track' stand for 8 full seconds on a bike or razor scooter. No balance assistance allowed.
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Sit down. Be humble. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Find a Razor scooter, and shoot a 15 second demo video trying to get sponsored.
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About to get signed to a big label. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Jump into a natural (not a pool) body of water with your clothes on. Bring a towel!
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#doitforthebackpack #socold #questival
Go tandem longboarding while singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".
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#wetried #thefailwasbetterthansuccess #doitforthebackpack #questival
Have a teammate hold their breath while completely submerged in a natural body of water for as long as they can. Submit timelapse footage and record the total time in the description. (don't forget your totem)
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
Do a flip into a pond, river or lake.
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Do it for the backpack! #cowabunga #cannonball #doitforthebackpack #doinggood #questival
Brush your teammate's teeth for them, turn the water off whilst brushing. (save water, what what!).
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adding a little extra challenge by adding the blind fold. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
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Thank you Cotopaxi for the good work you do! #doitforthebackpack #doinggood #questival
Tell us in a video what the ultimate treasure find would be while visiting the Orginal Geocache Tribute Plaque. (there is more to life than money)
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Geocache Tribute Plaque! Thank you Elle for sharing!! #doitforthebackpack #hiddentreasures #questival
Blindfold a teammate and give them 2 different back massages. One with all of your hands, the other with all of your feet. Have them guess which was which.
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#doitforthebackpack #whichwaswhich #questival
Take a 15 second video and tell us what the Oregon state motto means to you.
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She flies with her own wings #oregonmotto #womenempowerment #doitforthebackpack #questival
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
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#doitforthebackpack #thatsagooddoughnut #questival
Cross the border with another state. Take a video at the border doing your best Michael Jackson dance moves. #beatit
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Welcome to Washington! #beatit #michaeljackson #dancegoals #doitforthebackpack #questival
Watch a sunrise. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
#doitforthebackpack we tried to chase the sunrise, but it didn't really want to come out and play. #5amWUDUPPPPP #questival #cotopaxi
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
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#doitforthebackpack #wrong #questival
Make then eat a dish entirely out of condiments
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#doitforthebackpack #gross #questival
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
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Best parents ever. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
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#doitforthebackpack #hailkhaleesi #questival
Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
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Jump rope food toss trick shot. No big deal. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Create and complete your own creative Food Challenge (For example, existing food challenges are the Gallon Challenge, Saltine Cracker Challenge, etc.)
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Some onion and BBQ sauce anyone? #doitforthebackpack #questival
Use kitchenware to perform a boyband song of your choosing, modern or classic. (for an example tap this challenge then tap GO >)
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Bye bye bye kitchenware #doitforthebackpack #questival
Create a budget meal you could make for under 3 dollars. Must include at least 3 ingredients
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2 eggs, 2 cups pancake mix, 1 cup milk=PANCAKES #doitforthebackpack #questival
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
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Time lapse wall sit. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Cucumber, strawberries, blueberries, banana, spinach, and coconut milk👌🏼 #doitforthebackpack #questival
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Smiling chia seed llama!👍🏼 #doitforthebackpack #questival
Film a video showing how to check the oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and windshield wiper fluid levels in your car. Make sure everything is ship shape.
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Just your routine car inspection. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
Timelapse footage of your entire team holding a team plank as long as possible. One teammate may film. #respect. Don't forget your totem.
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
Find and photograph these 6 state quarters together with your totem, Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.
6 state quarters: $1:50. My Questival entry cost: $40:00. Doing good: #priceless #doitforthebackpack #dogood #pnw #questival
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
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#doitforthebackpack #nightnight #fireout #questival
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
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#doitforthebackpack #garlic #questival
Eat an entire mouthful of French's yellow mustard. Fill your mouth to the brim.
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
#doitforthebackpack #questival
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
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#doitforthebackpack #scarystories #questival
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
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#doitforthebackpack #thuglife #questival
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
#doitforthebackpack #questival
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
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#campeats #doitforthebackpack #questival
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
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First, you grab a graham. Then you stick the chocolate on the graham. Now for the secret ingredient... You take the worm... #extraingredient #secretrecipe #cheframsay #questival
While camping at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
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#doitforthebackpack #questival
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
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#questival
Eat a real worm, not a gummy. #doubledareyou
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#doubledareyou #doitforthebackpack #questival2017 #portland #givethatboysometrident #questival
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
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Hot Dog!!! Yummy meal. Protein. #doitforthebackpack #questival
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. (Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count)
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#questival
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nightime hours.
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You are my fire #dogood #questival2017 #backstreetboys #questival
Find a lactating farm animal (i.e. cow, goat, etc.), and with permission from the owner, squirt the milk directly into your mouth.
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#questival
Watch a sunset. Take a break and enjoy the moment.
#questival
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
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#questival
Make a 15 second video while hiking the Oaks Bottom Loop that zooms in on a bird at some point duting the video.
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#questival
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
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#questival
Play a round of Kubb over at The Dyrt's tent with another team.
#questival
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
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Just dancing like a boss. No big deal #questival #questival
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. (We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives)
Yes, Miguel the llama is in the background. #questival
Visit the High Brew Tent and get a can of High Brew for you and your teammates to keep you up the next 24 hours. Take a creative photo with your take.
Enjoying some high brew #questival #questival #
Visit the Noosa Tent and get a free sample of their delicious fare, take a picture of your team enjoying it.
Enjoying some yummy yogurt before we get our totem #questival
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Just arrived. Ready to go :) #questival