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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. At northern altitudes in December - the sun rises south of east and sets...

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

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

4. Name the three types of shelter designs

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

6. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Shivering requires the energy of a...

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

17. 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.

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

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

20. Name the three parts of the fire triangle.

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

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

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

24. Name the four category plants fall into

25. The locations of the ______ is not fixed.

26. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34. Magnetic north and __________ are not the same.

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

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

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

38. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.

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

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

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

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

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

44. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

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

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

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

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

49. The name of the north star is ___.

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