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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. ________ is a naturally occurring mineral that can deflect the compass needle.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Every 5th contour line is darker in color. This line is called an __ contour line.

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

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

11. Fine shivering. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

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

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

14. Name the five parts of the bow drill.

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

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

17. Clouds do not block...

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

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

20. Person feels cold/lags behind. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

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

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

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

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

25. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.

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

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

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

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

30. R.I.C.E

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

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

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

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

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

36. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.

37. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

38. Name the four category plants fall into

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

40. The locations of the ______ is not fixed.

41. Humans do not inherently acquire a...

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

43. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

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

45. Exposure of an area to cool - wet conditions for approximately __ hours is necessary to produce trench foot.

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

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

48. The name of the north star is ___.

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

50. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.