This 12 Question Wilderness Survival Quiz Could Save Your Life – Part 1/2

Take the Wilderness Survival Quiz

When it comes to wilderness survival, there are a few very basic rules to keep in mind that will keep you alive long enough to get found or get to safety.

Here’s a fun, quick quiz you can take to find out how prepared you are to survive should you find yourself lost or injured in the wilderness.

I got 11/12 correct, which makes me a “True Survivor”. If you’d like to see my answers and explanations, along with some more survival tips and resources, check out part 2 of this series.

And if you’re new to wilderness survival, here are a few quick tips to get you started:

Tip #1: Stay calm – keeping a cool head in a wilderness survival situation is imperative.  You will need keep a clear head so that you can do what is necessary to to get out or get found.

Tip #2: Assess your situation – to survive, you need to understand exactly what the immediate risks are to your health and safety, as well as determine exactly how dire the situation may be.

Tip #3: Address your most basic needs first – if you’re not bleeding profusely and there’s no risk of bleeding to death, your first concern should be protecting yourself from the environment. Exposure can kill you far quicker than dehydration, and dehydration will get you long before starvation.

Tip #4: Make a plan for getting out or getting found – once you have the basics taken care of you can start working on a plan to either find your way to safety or to help rescuers find you.

Do you have any tips for basic wilderness survival? Let us hear them in the comments below.

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Robb Keele

Robb Keele

Robb is a native San Diegan and avid hiker, backpacker, picture taker and 52 Hike Challenger. He created Getgo Outdoors with the goal of giving back to the outdoor community and inspiring others to get outdoors.
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