Survival Skills and Equipment

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Water can be purified by two of the following methods:

Statistically there are few large animal attacks in the Northwest from bears, cougars and male elk and deer in the breeding season so there is little concern about this hazard for backcountry travelers:

According to experts our first and most important survival tool was and still is:

In winter you are driving on a deserted road when you miss a curve, crash your vehicle and are ejected into the snow. You have a leg injury and no cell phone. You estimate that you may be at the accident location for hours or days before help comes. Your immediate need is:

As a rescue volunteer the safety of one SAR operational person is most important:

For wilderness navigation the following is the best methodology:

You are the search team leader and have reached a lost subject. He is bleeding profusely so after making sure the scene is safe your most immediate action is to:

In tests by Backpacker Magazine whistles were heard in Northwest forested areas for a distance of:

In a test by SPART the most visible color in all light conditions for emergency use is:

In tests by Backpacker Magazine, shouts were heard for:

A Navy SEAL Team, a troop of Girl Scouts and a SAR search team all hike at the same speed, and that is:

When faced with a large wild animal such as a black bear or cougar it generally is:

The most common wilderness water contamination, giardia lamblia, is:

In winter eating snow for hydration is acceptable:

A sure sign that you are dehydrated and need to drink water immediately is:

To purify water by boiling you must:

In late autumn you find yourself injured in a remote area, unable to travel, and with no means of communication. According to Survival’s Rule of Threes in the same scenario you may die if:

Your personal survival in the wilderness or on a SAR mission depends on:

In bandaging an injured leg the most common simple knot is the:

SAR subjects may be lost, injured or sick, but in our Northwest environment they often have an additional medical problem:

Last updated on October 18, 2017