Would You Survive in the Wild Alone?

Talin Vartanian

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About This Quiz

If you've ever watched Bear Grylls on the popular TV show "Man vs. Wild," then you've probably learned a thing or two about surviving in the wilderness. But don't be fooled by how easy Bear makes it look, because trying to survive on your own is no easy feat. Unless you're already a survival expert like Bear himself, that is!

Before you take this wild quiz, let's go over a few tips that may help you in the future. For starters, it's important to recognize when you're having a panic attack. It's normal to feel lost and scared when you're all alone, and when that happens, the human body may start shaking, sweating and causing you to feel nausea. So remember, the more you remain calm in the wilderness, the more likely you are to survive. It's also essential to observe the weather, which may change at any given moment. Sunglasses, proper shoes and warm clothing will all help during extreme hot or cold temperatures. There's also a saying about the wilderness, which is to "stay found." If you understand your current location by using a map, compass or the sun's position in the sky, then you'll increase your likelihood of surviving. It's now time to put your knowledge to the test with this wilderness quiz!




Uh oh! You hear an animal lurking somewhere in the woods! What's your plan?

Do you know how to use a compass?

How well are you able to keep your cool under pressure?

On a scale of 1-10, how strong are your instincts in the wild?

Have you ever gone camping or backpacking by yourself before?

What's the first thing you would need to find in the wild?

How would you be able to stay warm out in the wilderness?

What are you willing to eat in the wilderness to survive?

Are you able to find your way out of a forest by using the stars in the night sky?

Which of these wilderness survival tools are the most important to you?

Would you rather endure extreme hot or cold temperatures?

Are you able to identify edible versus non-edible plants?

If you were lost in the wild, would you be more pessimistic or optimistic about your situation?

Would you be able to effectively control your stress levels out in the wild?

Do you consider yourself to be a physically fit and active person?

What's your skill level when it comes to the language of Morse code?

Is it more important to keep your skin covered or leave it exposed to fresh air?

Do you know how to create a spear using a rock and a stick?

Why is it important to look for birds' nests out in the wild?

True or false: the best place to search for edible bugs is within damp areas.

What's the point of following ants in the wild?

If you can't find any sources of water, what should you then use to effectively collect dew?

What temperature should water be boiled to to effectively kill bacteria?

Do you think that it's safe to drink sea water for survival?

If you see some ___________ clouds in the sky, that means that it's going to rain soon.

Which of these bugs is known to transmit Lyme disease?

How would you be able to stay sane in the wilderness?

The "STOP" acronym is useful for survival situations. What do you think the "P" letter means?

Is it safe to rub an area of your body that's affected by frostbite?

If the temperature of the human body goes above _________°F, then this may cause heat stroke.

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