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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. A small cave - Beneath a lone tree

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

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

10. Humans do not inherently acquire a...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. High altitude begins at what elevation?

26. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

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

28. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. Loss of fine motor control in hands. Mild - Moderate - or Server Hypothermia?

36. __________ can cause deviation of the compass needle.

37. Magnetic north and __________ are not the same.

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

39. Humans have very efficient...

40. Searchers usually begin their search for a lost person from what location?

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

42. Name the five parts of the bow drill.

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

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

45. A 15-percent loss of body fluids results in...

46. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.

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

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

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

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