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Wilderness Survival Quiz

The purpose of this quiz is to test yourself and your wilderness survival skills. In the age of cell phones and GPS, many of us think that such an event could never befall us, but each year hundreds of people are confronted with situations where there are no simple solutions and if they are not careful, they might quickly be finding that nothing less that life itself might be on the line.

1. You are lost in the desert and almost out of water. You should…

A)   Hurry to where you think you might be parked as fast as you can so you can get this suffering over with.

B)   Drink your water whenever you are thirsty. Saving it will only make you dehydrated and weak.

C)   Set small goals, like I will hike to the shade of that juniper and rest, before moving on.

D)   Scream non-stop until someone hears you.

2. Three friends are hiking beyond the range of cell phones and one falls breaking his leg.

A)   Leave one person with the injured man while the other goes for help.

B)   Make a splint and try to walk him out.

C)   Make a stretcher and try to walk him out.

D)   Both people should leave because they can split up and get help back faster.

3. You are stung by a scorpion while hiking in theSonoraDesert.

A)   Slice open the wound and suck out the venom.

B)   Locate a fine powder and use it to draw out the venom.

C)   Jog back to the car, you need to get to medical attention as quickly as possible.

D)   It is no big deal, keep hiking.

4. You are cross country skiing when your friend complains about pain in his toes. You are only a mile from the car when he pulls of his boots and you see he has frostbite in his toes. You should…

A)   Start a fire and warm him.

B)   Since you are so close, just get back to the car.

C)   Leave him there and go get help.

D)   Cover his feet with a foot of snow.

5. Your buddy just fell down a cliff. He is begging you to help him back to the car, but says he can not move on his own. You should…

A)   Stabilize him and then go for help.

B)   Help him as much as possible while he walks to the car.

C)   Tell him you will only help him after you see that he can walk around on his own.

D)   Split his body and then drag him back to the car.

6. After some off roading, you car breaks down. You are twenty miles from the nearest paved road and its growing hotter as the noon hour approaches. Soon it will be well over a hundred degrees.

A)   Gather all water and start off at once.

B)   Drain the radiator for drinking.

C)   Start collecting your urine.

D)   Prepare you gear and walk out in the late afternoon.

7. The ice seemed thick enough, but your friend just fell into a frigid lake. You are two miles from your car, what should you do?

A)   Hurry back to the car as quickly as possible.

B)   Give him some of your dry clothes and start a fire.

C)   Have him jog to stay warm

D)   Have him stay there while you get help.

8. You are hiking in the desert when your friend throws up. He seems disoriented and flushed.

A)   Get him under shade and try to cool him off by any means possible.

B)   Rush back to the car and turn on the air conditioning.

C)   Continue to hike. As long as he is still sweating, he will be okay.

D)   Have him rest while you go get help.

9. Your car is stuck in deep mud. You are trying to free it but the rain has turned to snow and you are starting to feel poorly.

A)   Hurry to free the car.

B)   Get inside of the car and turn on the heater.

C)   Make a fire and set up your tent.

D)   Dig a moat around the car so more water does not flood in.

10. Which of these items are the most important to have if you need to hike 40 miles back to civilization?

A)   As much food as you can gather.

B)   As much water as you can gather.

C)   A pistol.

D)   Sun block

Answer Key:

1. You are lost in the desert and almost out of water. You should…

C) Set small goals, like I will hike to that juniper and rest, before moving on.

      Explanation: The most important thing is to not panic or try to rush things. That is how people     make mistakes and get hurt. Take your time and do not overheat of exhaust yourself and that will           give you the best chance of everything turning out okay.

2. Three friends are hiking beyond the range of cell phones and one falls breaking his leg.

A) Leave one person with the injured man while the other goes for help.

      Explanation: If you have an extra person always leave one with the injured individual. They can help       the victim avoid shock. Other natural occurrences like predators and flash floods can also be avoided with greater ease with a person there to protect the victim.

3. You are stung by a scorpion while hiking in theSonoraDesert.

B) Locate a fine powder and use it to draw out the venom.

      Explanation: There are other things one can do, but getting the most venom out of the person is a            great first step and fine powders like baking soda can draw large percentages of the venom out           quickly.

4. You are cross country skiing when your friend complains about pain in his toes. You are only a mile from the car when he pulls of his boots and you see he has frostbite in his toes. You should…

B)   Since you are so close, just get back to the car.

      Explanation:  If you are close enough, just head back to safety. If you warm a frost bitten area and it      gets cold again the reforming crystals will be larger and cause more damage.

5. Your buddy just fell down a cliff. He is begging you to help him back to the car, but says he can not move on his own. You should…

A)    Stabilize him and then go for help.

      Explanation:  In any situation where there is a back or spine injury, avoid moving the person at all           costs. This is where you need emergency services or at least more people to assist you.

6. After some off-roading, you car breaks down. You are twenty miles from the nearest paved road and its growing hotter as the noon hour approaches. Soon it will be well over a hundred degrees.

C)   Prepare you gear and walk out in the last afternoon.

      Explanation:  Waiting until complete darkness can be dangerous. It is best to set out while you can         still see, but the area has begun to cool.

7. The ice seemed thick enough, but your friend just fell into a frigid lake. You are two miles from your car, what should you do?

B) Give him some dry clothes and start a fire.

      Explanation:  When it comes to hypothermia, you want to get the person as warm as possible as            quickly as possible. With a fire not only can you start drying his clothes, but you would be able to         stay warm enough to survive if you had to let him wear your jacket.

8. You are hiking in the desert when your friend throws up. He seems disoriented and flushed.

A) Get him under shade and try to cool him off by any means possible.

      Explanation: Heat exhaustion can become heat stroke, which is deadly. Cooling the person down is        first priority. Once the situation is under control, you can plan your way back.

9. Your car is stuck in deep mud. You are trying to free it but the rain has turned to snow and you are starting to not feel well.

C) Make a fire and set up your tent.

      Explanation:  Again, the trick here is to keep a level head. Safety must come first. It will not help            you free your car if you get hypothermia

10. Which of these items are the most important to have if you need to hike 40 miles back to civilization?

B)     As much water as you can gather.

      Explanation: The body can last without food much longer than without water. A pistol is a poor weapon for hunting and sun block is still not as important as a water supply.

          Grades:

100%           Hey let’s go camping.

90%            You are a good person to have around in a crisis.

80%            I would trust you leading a boy/girl scout camp out.

70%            Follow someone that knows what they are doing.

60%            Keep the car in sight

50%            Stay on the tour bus.

40%            Maybe Six Flags is enough excitement for you.

30%            Read any good books lately.

20%            My grandmother loves company.

10%            Stick to your X-Box.

         

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One Response to “Wilderness Survival Quiz”

  1. 80% oh yeah haha all that practice in the backwoods of Mississippi has paid off somewhat. I can lead a troop.


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