Being stranded in the wilderness may make for a good movie, but in reality, it's a harrowing experience. Staying alive may require you to build a shelter, start a fire and even eat bugs for nourishment. Can you survive this quiz?
What's the single most important thing you need to survive in the wild?
The human body needs a minimum of 2 quarts (1.9 liters) of water per day for good health. One day without water is cause for serious concern, and three days without water will lead to almost certain death.
What type of food or beverages should you AVOID in cases of hypothermia?
Warm sweet liquids such as hot chocolate will give the body energy to produce heat. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates such as trail mix can stimulate the metabolism. Caffeine is not good because it acutally draws body heat to the extremities and away from the core.
Which symptom below does NOT indicate hypothermia?
When in extremely cold conditions, watch out for stiff joints, loss of bladder control, puffy face, mental confusion, shivering, slow pulse, loss of coordination, and slurred speech to indicate an onset of hypothermia. But not a cough.
What feature of the snake is used to determine if the snake is venomous?
Venomous snakes tend to have elliptical pupils, while non-venomous snakes have round pupils. This is not foolproof though, as the poisonous coral snake has round pupils. Not to mention you don't want to get that close to a snake to find out!
Which of the following does not provide clues to help orient you toward true north?
While not precise directional guides, moss on trees and anthills can help you to figure out what direction you're facing. In the Northern Hemisphere, moss on the north side of trees will often be thicker because that side is shadier; ants often build their nests on the south or southeastern side of trees, where it's warmer.