Can you survive the wilderness?
by Staff
Would you know how to survive if you were lost or wounded in the wilderness? What if it was really cold? What if you were in the searing heat of the desert? Each survival scenario is different and requires unique skills. Let's see what you've got.

What's the most important survival tool for a novice in a jungle scenario?

  • machete
  • water filter
  • fire starter

What's the easiest way to catch fish in a survival situation?

  • bare hands
  • spear fishing
  • traps and snares

What unlikely object can you make fire from?

  • ice
  • water
  • rocks

Which of the following can kill you?

  • frostbite
  • sun burn
  • hypothermia

What should you NOT drink if you're dehydrated?

  • soda
  • Gatorade
  • salt water

What's the emergency smoke signal to send if you're in trouble?

  • bursts of three quick puffs
  • long puff, short puff, long puff
  • three long puffs

In a survival scenario, you should avoid eating insects that ____.

  • have a hard shell
  • are brightly colored or pungent
  • have stingers

How long can a healthy human go without food as long as they have water?

  • three days
  • four weeks
  • eight weeks

If you're going to carry two of anything, which of these would be best?

  • an extra flashlight
  • an extra blanket
  • an extra compass

John Rambo popularized what survival tool in the film "First Blood"?

  • survival knife
  • blow gun
  • space blanket

How many days can the human body live without water?

  • eight days
  • three days
  • 14 days

What internal temperature is required to break down bacteria cells in meat?

  • 250 degrees (121 degrees Celsius)
  • 150 degrees (66 degrees Celsius)
  • 325 degrees (163 degrees Celsius)

Making a blade can be essential in survival. Which of the following is an essential tool to make a blade?

  • rocks
  • branches
  • fire

You'll need to attach your emergency blade to some kind of handle. Which of these makes the best emergency rope?

  • a vine
  • the tendon of an animal
  • plant fiber from the inner bark of a tree

To avoid hypothermia, which of the following is a great way to generate heat?

  • Drink sweet liquids.
  • Wear tight clothing.
  • Run a few miles.

When finding shelter, which of the following should you avoid?

  • dead trees
  • dry river beds
  • Both are hazardous and should be avoided.

If your feet stay wet for a prolonged period, you can develop immersion foot or:

  • athlete’s foot
  • trench foot
  • diabetic foot

When searching for edible plants, avoid:

  • shiny leaves
  • plants with umbrella shaped flowers
  • plants with thorns
  • all of the above

What color flare should you signal to indicate an emergency?

  • white
  • red
  • either

What everyday object is used to signal for help in emergency situations?

  • toothbrush
  • belt
  • mirror