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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Shivering stops. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

2. What is the first core organ to exhibit signs of being affected by hypothermia?

3. Heat loss due to physical contact with a cooler object is called ___

4. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.

5. Name some plants that can provide nourishment in the wild

6. All _____________ are non-poisonous

7. Can't perform complex mental tasks. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

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

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

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

11. The color black on the map represents what kind of features?

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

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

14. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia

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

16. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

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

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

19. A majority of the energy derived from the food we eat goes into...

20. B.L.I.S.S

21. Water conducts heat away from the body approximately __ times faster than air at the same temperature.

22. ___________ does not degrade quickly in water sources such as lakes and streams.

23. Heat stroke is a life-threatening...

24. A contour line is a line that connects points of ___ ____.

25. If the separation between the flash of lightning and the clap of thunder is 20 seconds - the lightning is how far away?

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

27. A hot shower can relieve the itching common to...

28. Shivering requires the energy of a...

29. Uncontrollable shivering. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

30. The average apparent motion of the sun across the sky is ____ degrees per hour.

31. Name the five parts of the bow drill.

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

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

34. How many 7.5-minute maps are required to represent the same area as one 15-minute map?

35. The earth's axis is tilted _____ degrees from vertical.

36. Humans do not inherently acquire a...

37. You are going on a solo backcountry hike for a full day. Describe the information you would convey to your roommate or friend before leaving - about your hike and the protocols to follow if you are not back by nightfall.

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

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

40. Hypothermia is a lowering of the body's ___.

41. Clouds do not block...

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

43. Sound - including thunder - travels about a mile in __ seconds near the ground.

44. Name the four category plants fall into

45. R.I.C.E

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

47. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.

48. High altitude begins at what elevation?

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

50. Heat cramps will occur if a person is...