Quiz: Do You Know Enough Survival Tips to Last a Week in the Wild?

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 Jun 19, 2018
1 of 18Pick your answer!
What is the correct attitude to have when alone in the wild?
Aggressive so you don't become a target
Calm so you have sound judgment
Nervous so you notice every detail
2 of 18Pick your answer!
When staying outside for a prolonged period of time in the cold, what is your top priority?
Finding food
Staying warm
Finding water
3 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these is NOT needed if you're going to start your own fire?
A match
Fuel
Oxygen
4 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these is a mistake when it comes to building your own shelter?
Making it on damp ground
Making it between two trees
Making it at the bottom of a hill
5 of 18Pick your answer!
Through what part of the body is most of the body's heat lost?
Hands
Head
Feet
6 of 18Pick your answer!
Is it better to drink from a flowing stream or from a stagnant pool of water?
Flowing stream
Stagnant pool
It makes no difference
7 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these must you do if you are bitten by a wild animal?
Sew up the wound
Collect the venom of the animal that bit you
Wash the wound
8 of 18Pick your answer!
On what side of a standard tree trunk is moss usually found?
South
West
North
9 of 18Pick your answer!
Why should you never prepare an animal for cooking in the same place you're camping?
That can attract other wild animals
The smell will make you feel sick
It will make it more difficult for rescue teams to find you
10 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these is NOT a characteristic of poisonous plants and flowers?
Thorns or spikes
Colorful petals
Bitter taste
11 of 18Pick your answer!
The presence of a hive of bees usually means that there is water nearby. True or false?
False
True
12 of 18Pick your answer!
How many days on average can a human survive without water?
1
5
3
13 of 18Pick your answer!
How many days on average can a human survive without food?
21
50
7
14 of 18Pick your answer!
When camping, it's a good idea to travel through the woods at night. True or false?
True
False
15 of 18Pick your answer!
Why shouldn't a person climb into a tree and sleep there if lost in the wilderness?
They could fall in their sleep
They'll bother the creatures in the tree
The tree will eventually collapse
16 of 18Pick your answer!
Which of these clothing items should you always carry in excess when camping?
Hats
Gloves
Socks
17 of 18Pick your answer!
To prolong heat, what should a campfire be surrounded with?
Leaves
Grass
Rocks
18 of 18Pick your answer!
Washing with water that is dirty is better than using nothing. True or false?
True
False
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We’d all like to say that we’d be able to survive a week in the wilderness, but how many of us actually can? Those who venture into the wild without knowing what to do to keep themselves safe, or in the event of an emergency, can face serious consequences. If you’re wondering how much you know about surviving in the wild, take this quiz!