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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A 15-percent loss of body fluids results in...

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

3. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Humans have very efficient...

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

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

12. Name the five parts of the bow drill.

13. Name the three types of shelter designs

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

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

16. Shivering requires the energy of a...

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

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

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

20. Name the three parts of the fire triangle.

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

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

23. High altitude begins at what elevation?

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

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

26. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.

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

28. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. 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.

36. Name the four category plants fall into

37. B.L.I.S.S

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

39. R.I.C.E

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

41. Humans do not inherently acquire a...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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