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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. If the separation between the flash of lightning and the clap of thunder is 20 seconds - the lightning is how far away?

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

3. Magnetic north and __________ are not the same.

4. The mechanism of heat loss that is the most common when the body is at rest is ___

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

6. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.

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

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

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

10. Humans have very efficient...

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

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

13. R.I.C.E

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

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

16. Shivering requires the energy of a...

17. All _____________ are non-poisonous

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.

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

26. Name the three types of shelter designs

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

28. __________ can cause deviation of the compass needle.

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

30. Name the four category plants fall into

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

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

33. The name of the north star is ___.

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

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

36. 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.

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

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

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

40. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

41. A person with ____________ has lost the ability to rewarm on her/his own.

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

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

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

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

46. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

47. When the sun is at a bearing of 240 degrees in the sky - the shadows point to __.

48. B.L.I.S.S

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

50. A small cave - Beneath a lone tree