Quiz: Test your skills to see if you could survive alone in the wilderness!
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Test your skills to see if you could survive alone in the wilderness!
By: Dyann Joyce
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About This Quiz

Many people turn to the great outdoors for adventure and to explore, but it can get dangerous sometimes. Whether you've lost your direction, been injured or become separated from your group, it's important to know how to survive. If you think you have the knowledge, or just want to see if you could make it in the outdoors alone, this is the quiz for you!

Do you know which way to go when you come across a river? Do you know how to react if you encounter a wild animal, such as a bear? If you find yourself coming up to a cliff, do you know what you should do? A large part of surviving in the wilderness is knowing how to deal with both the terrain and creatures you may be faced with.

Do you know how long you can live without food or water? Do you know how to deal with the challenges that certain climates may bring? Do you know how to start a fire, especially when night falls? Knowing a bit about yourself and your limits is also a great strength to have when faced with being stranded alone.

If you think you've got the skills to make it through in the wilderness, this one is for you. Take this quiz to see if you could emerge as a survivor!

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Before leaving for a day hike or a weekend camping trip, what is the most imiportant thing you can do to ensure your safety?
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If you are lost and hear a low-flying airplane or helicopter, what is the best way to signal them?
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What simple steel item, used since ancient times, will make your survival situation a little easier?
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What should you do if you are lost in the woods and you encounter a bear?
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If lost in the wild, you may become extremely hungry and tempted to try unknown vegetation (like mushrooms and berries). Why is this NOT a good idea?
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If you are lost in the woods, what can you build in about 15-20 minutes to get some sleep without being exposed to the night air?
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Could you really eat bugs and worms if you are lost and starving?
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What is a good item to carry, that takes up virtually no room at all, that is very handy to have if it rains while you are hiking or camping?
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If you are hiking new territory and come to the top of a sheer cliff, what is the best way to get to the bottom?
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If you are lost in the woods in the winter and you come to a body of ice-covered water that you can cross to shave hours off of your travel time, should you cross it or not?
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If you are lost and hungry, what is an easy source of protein, even if you don’t really want to get grubby finding it?
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Along with food and water, what is the most vital thing you need for survival?
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If you're lost in the wilderness and you come to a creek or river, which way should you go to get out?
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If you are lost in the wilderness, what is the first rule of survival?
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If you are lost in the wild and you come across a beehive, should you try to get some honey?
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If you are in a survival situation and have no matches or lighter, how will you make a fire?
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How can you cook your food, once you have caught it?
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What is your greatest danger if you're lost in a frozen winter landscape?
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To avoid carrying a heavy and bulky tent, what lighter item could you bring on your next hiking or camping trip to make a shelter?
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If you are lost in the wild and literally dying of thirst, should you drink standing water from a creek or lake?
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What is a handy source of condensed protein to take hiking or camping?
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If you are bitten by a snake in the wild, why should you splint the bitten area?
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If you need to follow a waterway downstream, what is the best way to do it?
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If you're hungry and see fish in a body of water, how can you get some without a fishing pole?
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What are the three most important things you will need to survive in the wilderness, if no one knows where you are?
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If you are stranded in an area with open space, like a beach or shoreline, what is the best thing you can do to alert searchers of your predicament and location?
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If you need to catch a small animal for food, which of these is the best option?
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Should you really drink your own urine if you are lost and thirsty?
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What is the best thing you can do to minimize your risk of becoming lost when venturing into new territory?
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In today’s electronic age, is your cell phone GPS better than an old-style magnetic compass?
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What is the best material for building a signal fire?
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If you build a fire at night, how do you make sure you have completely put out the fire the following morning?
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How many days can a person survive without water?
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Apart from water, we also need food to live. How long can a human go without food?
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