You may want to bone up on your survival skills. Luckily, you’re in the best place to do this!
#1. Which crucial need you should first address if you are lost in the woods during a thunderstorm?
Shelter from the elements is your first priority. Hypothermia can set in within 20 minutes, shelter will keep you from losing more heat and allow you to raise your body temperature. Once your shelter has been established you can focus on water, then food.
#2. 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.
#3. 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.
#4. On Average, How Many Days Can You Survive Without Water?
The human body begins severe dehydration, that leads to death in 3 days.
#5. 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.
#6. 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.
#7. It’s a good idea to build your shelter near what?
Staying near a source of water is a good idea when building a shelter. You should avoid natural hazards like cliffs and dry river beds.
#8. 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.
#9. 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!
#10. What do lush vegetation and swarming insects often indicate?
Plant life, insects, bird flight paths and animal tracks can all point toward water sources.
#11. Insect larvae contains a lot of protein. Where are the best places to find these insect eggs?
Insect eggs can be found in moist areas under rocks and inside rotten tree logs or stumps.
#12. 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.