Wilderness Survival Quiz

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#1 On Average, How Many Days Can You Survive Without Water?

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

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#2 What internal temperature is required to break down bacteria cells in meat?

Bacteria begins to break down at 160° Fahrenheit.

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#3 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.

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#4 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.

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#5 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.

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#6 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.

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#7 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.

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#8 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.

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#9 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.

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#10 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.

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#11 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!

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#12 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

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