Autumn 2020 Newsletter – Survival Quiz Answers

What’s the most important thing you need to survive in the wild?

Answer: Water – the human body needs a minimum of 2 quarts (1.9 litres) 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.


Why should you try to avoid sleeping directly on the ground?

Answer: To keep from losing body heat – sleeping on the ground can lead to loss of body heat. You’ll retain more warmth by piling grass or pine needles on the ground to sleep on.


Why should you melt snow or ice before drinking it?

Answer: To avoid dehydration – eating frozen snow and ice will reduce your core body temperature and lead to dehydration.


How can you determine the distance of an oncoming storm?

Answer: By the time between flashes of lightning and claps of thunder – count the number of seconds between flashes and claps and divide this number by five to estimate how many miles away an approaching storm is.


Which symptoms determine if you are experiencing severe dehydration?

Answer: Vomiting and diarrhoea