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Wilderness Survival

Subjects : literacy, soft-skills
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1. How many minutes are there are there in one degree of latitude or longitude?

2. __________ kill cryptosporidium as well as Giardia

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

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

5. Name the five parts of the bow drill.

6. The locations of the ______ is not fixed.

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

8. 7.5-minute maps made by the USGS generally span how many miles north to south? East to west?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. B.L.I.S.S

19. All _____________ are non-poisonous

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

21. _________ pack more energy per gram than carbohydrates.

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

23. The name of the north star is ___.

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

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

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

27. 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.

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

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

30. The boiling point of water decreases __ degrees for every 1000 feet of elevation gain.

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

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

33. What is the first step you should take when you become lost?

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

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

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

37. Three blasts of a whistle means ____.

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

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

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

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

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

43. Sweating is a form of ___ heat loss.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50. Name the three types of shelter designs