Wilderness Survival Quiz

Survival Quiz

 

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#1 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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#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 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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#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 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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#6 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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#7 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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#8 What internal temperature is required to break down bacteria cells in meat?

Bacteria begins to break down at 160° Fahrenheit.

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#9 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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#10 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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#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.

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#12 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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