You Passed! You have a great chance of surviving in the wilderness!
You may want to bone up on your survival skills. Luckily, you’re in the best place to do this!
#1 Why should you melt snow or ice before drinking it?
Eating frozen snow and ice will reduce your core body temperature and can lead to dehydration.
#2 What internal temperature is required to break down bacteria cells in meat?
Bacteria begins to break down at 160° Fahrenheit.
#3 Why should you try to avoid sleeping directly on the ground?
Sleeping on the ground can lead to loss of body heat. You’ll retain more warmth by piling grass or pine needles on the ground to sleep on.
#4 Hypothermia Generally Only Happens in Cold Weather.
Hypothermia happens during all seasons and temperatures, usually due to exposure to water that leads to the lowering of your body temperature.
#5 How long can a healthy human go without food as long as they have water?
A healthy person, properly hydrated, can last up to 8 weeks without food. This is not to say that they will be able to operate as they normally would with food. The starvation process will leave you without energy and unable to perform basic survival tasks.
#6 Which of the following can kill you the quickest?
Sun exposure, frostbite and dehydration can take days to kill you, hypothermia happens in a matter of minutes.
#7 An insect diet can actually save your life by providing you with which of these much-needed bodily sources of energy?
The majority of an insect’s body is pure protein. Insects actually hold more than three times the amount of protein (for their size) as beef.
#8 If your feet stay wet for a prolonged period, you can develop:
Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It was also the number three injury, behind bullets and shrapnel, in both world wars, that disabled soldiers.
#9 In an emergency situation, drinking small amounts of salt water will keep you from dehydrating until fresh water can be found.
Drinking any amount of salt water will further dehydrate you and in larger quantities cause organ failure.
#10 What feature of the snake is NOT used to determine if the snake is venomous?
Tongue. Venomous snakes tend to have elliptical pupils, while non-venomous snakes have round pupils. This is not foolproof though, as the venomous coral snake has round pupils. Not to mention you don’t want to get that close to a snake to find out!
#11 On Average, How Many Days Can You Survive Without Water?
The human body begins severe dehydration, that leads to death in 3 days.
#12 In a survival scenario, you should avoid eating insects that ____.
Brightly colored, or strong smelling insects are a clear warning sign for you to avoid, many are poisonous.