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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. _______ are shorter in the summer than they are in the winter.

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

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

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

5. __________ can cause deviation of the compass needle.

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

7. Magnetic north and __________ are not the same.

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

9. Name the three types of shelter designs

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

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

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

13. A small cave - Beneath a lone tree

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

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

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

17. Name the four category plants fall into

18. Humans have very efficient...

19. All _____________ are non-poisonous

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

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

22. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.

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

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

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

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

27. The locations of the ______ is not fixed.

28. Clouds do not block...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41. What is the ratio of shelter insulation on top to ground cover?

42. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

48. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.

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

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