Wilderness Survival Quiz

Survival Quiz

 

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#1 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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#2 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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#3 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.

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#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.

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#5 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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#6 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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#7 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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#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.

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#9 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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#10 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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#11 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.

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#12 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.

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