Wilderness Survival Quiz

Survival Quiz


Question #1: 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.

Question #2: Which of the following does NOT provide clues to help orient you toward true north?

Wind speed. While not precise directional guides, moss on trees and ant hills can help you to figure out what direction you're facing. In the Northern Hemisphere, moss on the south side of trees will be thicker and greener because that side often gets more sun; ants often build their nests on the south or southeastern side of trees, where it's warmer.

Question #3: 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.

Question #4: 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.

Question #5: Which symptom determines if you are experiencing SEVERE dehydration?

Dry mouth and a rapid heartbeat is a sign for moderate dehydration. Vomiting and diarrhea is a strong indication for severe dehydration.

Question #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.

Question #7: What is a bug out bag used for?

Bug out bags are used to store survival gear and equipment that will help you evacuate your home and "bug out" to a predetermined, or open ended location.

Question #8: 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. carbohydrates

Question #9: What’s the LEAST important survival tool for a novice in a jungle scenario?

The ability to shelter yourself from the elements, start a fire, clear brush, defend yourself, and provide clean drinking water are the most important tools. A compass is a very important tool, however if you are lost, the most recommended strategy is to shelter in place for those who will be looking for you.

Question #10: What internal temperature is required to break down bacteria cells in meat?

Bacteria begins to break down at 160° Fahrenheit.

Question #11: On Average, How Many Days Can You Survive Without Water?

The human body begins severe dehydration, that leads to death in 3 days.

Question #12: What do lush vegetation and swarming insects often indicate?

Plant life, insects, bird flight paths and animal tracks can all point toward water sources.

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