Wilderness Survival Quiz

Survival Quiz

 

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#1 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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#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.

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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 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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#5 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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#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.
carbohydrates

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#7 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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#8 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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#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 If your feet stay wet for a prolonged period, you can develop:

Trench foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. It was also the number three injury, behind bullets and shrapnel, in both world wars, that disabled soldiers.

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#11 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.

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#12 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.

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