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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. For significant precipitation to form - air must...

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

3. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia

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

5. High altitude begins at what elevation?

6. Shivering requires the energy of a...

7. What are the four cardinal points and inter cardinal points of the compass?

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

9. B.L.I.S.S

10. R.I.C.E

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

12. 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.

13. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23. Name the three types of shelter designs

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

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

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

27. Name the four category plants fall into

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39. Humans do not inherently acquire a...

40. _______ are shorter in the summer than they are in the winter.

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

42. Name the five parts of the bow drill.

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

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

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

46. Clouds do not block...

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

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

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

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