Wilderness Survival

This is the Most Important Hygiene Habit to Maintain in a Long Term Survival Situation
What is the most important hygiene habit to maintain if you’re in a long term survival situation? • Washing face • Brushing teeth • Washing groin • Washing feet Answer: Brushing Teeth Brushing your teeth is the most important hygiene habit to maintain if you’re in a long term survival situation. Here’s why... Good dental hygiene...
Here’s the First Thing You Should Do if You Become Lost On a Hiking Trip
While on a hiking trip, you realize you’re lost. The first thing you should do is... • S.T.O.P. • Call 911 • Situation awareness • Build a shelter Answer: S.T.O.P. If you realize you become lost during a hiking trip, the first thing you should do is S.T.O.P. (Stop, Think, Observe, and Plan). Here’s why... The...
Which natural disaster produces the fastest winds on the planet? • Hurricanes • Tornadoes • Cyclones • Tidal waves Answer: Tornadoes The natural disaster that produces the fastest winds on the planet is tornadoes. Here’s why... A tornado is a violent rotating funnel of air that’s normally caused by thunderstorms, dropping baseball-sized hail. It can have...
How to Remove a Bug from Your Ear
What can help remove a bug stuck in your ear? • Hot water • Tweezers • Olive oil • Vinegar Answer: Olive Oil Olive oil can help remove a bug stuck in your ear. Here’s why... Olive oil will immediately immobilize the bug and eventually drown it making it easier to remove. If you try...
3 Pre-Trip 'Must Do’s' Before Going on a Hiking or Camping Trip
What pre-trip action should you take before going on a hiking/camping trip? • Test devices • Share your plans • Set “I am back” date • All of the above Answer: All of the Above Testing your electronic devices, sharing your plans with someone, and setting an “I am back” date are three pre-trip...
The Fabric That Will Keep You Warm and Dry in Severe Weather Conditions
This fabric works best as a rain and windproof shell, worn as the most outer layer: • Raincoat • Omni-Dry • Gore-Tex • Windbreaker Answer: Gore-Tex The best fabric to keep you protected from extreme rain and wind is Gore-Tex. Here’s why... Gore-Tex is a fabric that was designed to be waterproof, breathable, and lightweight...
Why You Should Avoid Buying This Type of Knife
You should avoid buying a survival knife that has a? • Short blade • Hollow handle • Fire starter • Glass breaker Answer: Hollow Handle You should avoid buying a survival knife that has a hollow handle. Here’s why… Knives have been around since Prehistoric Times. The first knives were made of flint and eventually evolved...
What You Should Know about Rationing Water in a Survival Situation
In a survival situation, if you are running very low on water it’s better to? • Ration it • Drink it all • Mix with urine • Save it Answer: Drink It All If you are running very low on water, it’s better to drink it all. Here’s why... To understand real thirst, we have to...
How to Help a Person Who’s Fainted
A person has fainted. To help get blood flow back into their brain, raise their? • Knees • Arms • Head • Feet Answer: Feet When a person has fainted the best thing to do is lie them on their back and raise their feet to get blood flowing back into their brain. When a...
Why You Should Always Carry a First Aid Kit
In a group hiking trip, who should carry the first aid kit? • Everyone • Group Leader • Certified Instructor • Group Medic Answer: Everyone In a group hiking trip, EVERYONE should carry a first aid kit. While it may seem like an obvious thing to do, there are many who go out on hiking...

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DIY Water Purification With Common Household Items

DIY Water Purification With Common Household Items

It has been over a week since the power went out in your town. No one knows if or when it will come back...