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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. A person with ____________ has lost the ability to rewarm on her/his own.

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

3. Name the three types of shelter designs

4. The name of the north star is ___.

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

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

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

8. Lines of latitude run east-west and lines of longitude run...

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

10. High altitude begins at what elevation?

11. Magnetic north and __________ are not the same.

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

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

14. B.L.I.S.S

15. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

16. _________ is not an effective insulator in wet - cold conditions.

17. How many minutes are there are there in one degree of latitude or longitude?

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

19. Dehydration results from inadequate replacement of lost body fluids.A 5-percent loss results in...

20. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

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

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

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

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

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

26. An initial reaction of the body when it attempts to cool itself is to dilate the blood vessels...

27. Clouds do not block...

28. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.

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

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

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

32. Which map provides more detail - a 7.5-minute map or a 15-minute map?

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

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

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

36. Your thirst mechanism is not a very good indicator of your...

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

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

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

40. The umbles. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

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

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

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

44. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.

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

46. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.

47. Humans do not inherently acquire a...

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

49. R.I.C.E

50. The kind of air space that exists between fibers and is responsible for trapping body heat is called ___ air space.