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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Down is a good choice as an insulator for...

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

3. B.L.I.S.S

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

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

6. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.

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

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

9. Name the four category plants fall into

10. Giardia lamblia is a ____

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19. Magnetic north and __________ are not the same.

20. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

21. Clouds do not block...

22. All _____________ are non-poisonous

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

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

25. Humans have very efficient...

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

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

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

29. Shivering requires the energy of a...

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

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

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

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

34. If you set up camp in a pristine area - you should move camp every day to...

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

36. Name the three parts of the fire triangle.

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

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

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

40. The locations of the ______ is not fixed.

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

42. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.

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

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

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

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

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

48. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia

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

50. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?