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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia

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

3. Orographic lifting is the lifting of air over a _____ barrier.

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

5. The color black on the map represents what kind of features?

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. The locations of the ______ is not fixed.

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

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

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

16. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

25. Name the five parts of the bow drill.

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

27. Clouds do not block...

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

29. Lines of latitude run __________ from each other.

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

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

32. Name the three parts of the fire triangle.

33. __________ can cause deviation of the compass needle.

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

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

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

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

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

39. B.L.I.S.S

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

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

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

43. 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.

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

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

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

47. A small cave - Beneath a lone tree

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

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

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