Survival Skills and Equipment

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

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:

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

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

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

Water can be purified by two of the following methods:

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

In tests by Backpacker Magazine, shouts were heard for:

In winter eating snow for hydration is acceptable:

To purify water by boiling you must:

For wilderness navigation the following is the best methodology:

Last updated on December 14, 2017