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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Humans do not inherently acquire a...

2. Name the three parts of the fire triangle.

3. What is the value of declination in the Eugene area?

4. At rest - the majority of heat production does not occur in the...

5. What are the four cardinal points and inter cardinal points of the compass?

6. All others factors being equal - when air rises in a cloudy sky it cools at the rate of __degrees/1000ft.

7. __________ can cause deviation of the compass needle.

8. Shivering stops. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

9. Orographic lifting is the lifting of air over a _____ barrier.

10. A 15-percent loss of body fluids results in...

11. Down is a good choice as an insulator for...

12. Name the five parts of the bow drill.

13. A 10-percent loss of body fluids results in...

14. Ataxia. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

15. ________ is a naturally occurring mineral that can deflect the compass needle.

16. Generally speaking - a lightning bolt will hit the...

17. What four parts of your body should you keep clean?

18. The most common map scale for a 7.5-minute map is...

19. S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L

20. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

21. If you set up camp in a pristine area - you should move camp every day to...

22. It's not acceptable within the LNT philosophy to _____________ with biodegradable soap.

23. For maximum benefit - it's best to drink water at a rate of 1/4 liter every ___ minutes.

24. What is the first step you should take when you become lost?

25. Describe the difference between filtering water and purifying water.

26. At northern altitudes in December - the sun rises south of east and sets...

27. It is not always ok to use ________ as a treatment modality for someone experiencing mild or moderate hypothermia.

28. The ______ of the compass needle points towards magnetic north.

29. The sun is approximately due south at what time of day during the month of August?

30. As you gain elevation - the percentage of O2 in the air...

31. Loss of fine motor control in hands. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

32. Loss of body heat to circulating wind is called ___.

33. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia

34. The boiling point of water decreases __ degrees for every 1000 feet of elevation gain.

35. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.

36. Searchers usually begin their search for a lost person from what location?

37. On the spring and fall ____ the sun rises exactly east and sets exactly west.

38. High altitude begins at what elevation?

39. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.

40. Name the four category plants fall into

41. To protect the riparian area - select a campsite location at least ___ feet away from lakes - streams - etc.

42. What is the ratio of shelter insulation on top to ground cover?

43. For significant precipitation to form - air must...

44. The name of the north star is ___.

45. List - in order - the treatment for mild hypothermia.

46. Glucose (blood sugar) is the only fuel normally used by...

47. All others factors being equal - when air rises in a cloudless sky it cools at the rate of __degrees/1000ft.

48. R.I.C.E

49. What county agency organizes - and is responsible for search and rescue operations in Oregon?

50. The three forces of nature that work to decompose solid waste are ___ - ___ - and ___.