Quiz: Can You Pass This Basic Survival Quiz?
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Can You Pass This Basic Survival Quiz?
by Steven Miller
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Maybe you went out on a hike, but you've managed to get so turned around that you're completely lost. Perhaps you're the lone survivor of a plane crash, and you find yourself all alone in the middle of nowhere. No one expects to be involved in a survival situation, but when it comes, those who are prepared stand a much higher chance of getting out alive. If someone else doesn't save you, are you more likely to be "Thriving," "Surviving," "Sick," or "Dead"?

If you know how to create a water filtration system out of natural elements and you can navigate by both the sun and the stars, there's a good chance that you've studied survivalist strategies in detail and you may have even practiced those skills out in the field. When you tell us that you can build a shelter out of pretty much anything and you have done some form of primitive hunting with weapons you've created yourself, we're confident that you're going to be just fine.

On the other hand, if you have never gone fishing, much less done a field dressing of an animal you've killed, we're starting to get worried for you. If your attitude is one of despair and you haven't spent a single night outside of a four-walled building, then it's not looking good at all.

Grab your bug out bag and let's hit the trail.

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