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Outdoor survival quiz

Postby ErichFromm » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 5:54 pm

Hope this is not breaking forum rules but came across a little outdoor skills quiz. Not sure i agree with all of it but...

https://grizly.com/quizzes/lost-wilderness-stay-alive/
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 6:34 pm

I'm dead
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby neilmny » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:10 pm

What a loada namure......... :roll:
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby north-north-west » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:42 pm

"What direction would you be walking in if you were heading towards the sun at noon?"

First, tell me where I am you drongo!
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby north-north-west » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:52 pm

Coke in a life raft? It's a *&%$#! diuretic! You do not want to be drinking something loaded with caffeine when you don't have a reliable source of drinking water!
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Tortoise » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 7:57 pm

north-north-west wrote:"What direction would you be walking in if you were heading towards the sun at noon?"

First, tell me where I am you drongo!

Didn't you guess from grizly.com that it was probably northern hemisphere? :wink:
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby north-north-west » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:01 pm

Tortoise wrote:
north-north-west wrote:"What direction would you be walking in if you were heading towards the sun at noon?"

First, tell me where I am you drongo!

Didn't you guess from grizly.com that it was probably northern hemisphere? :wink:


The questions about bears, cougar, deer and rattlesnakes were a bit of a giveaway. But the point remains: they only ask which way you would be going, they do not specify where you are, and that matters a lot when you are using celestial objects for navigation. As does the weather.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Tortoise » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:05 pm

Yep, there are a lot of bones that could be picked with it!
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby ErichFromm » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 8:06 pm

I love the strong opinions... :) half my answers started with "depends"....
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby ChrisJHC » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 10:12 pm

My personal favourite is “when travelling in the desert always have a landmark”.
Hmm, I’ll have to start carrying a mountain in my backpack!


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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Lindsay » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 11:02 pm

Who are the "experts" that come up with this rubbish? Like Erich, many of my answers were 'depends'.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Orion » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 11:51 pm

north-north-west wrote:Coke in a life raft? It's a *&%$#! diuretic! You do not want to be drinking something loaded with caffeine when you don't have a reliable source of drinking water!


That notion doesn't jive with my experience. Same with coffee. And beer. They are all hydrating, up to a point.
I'd drink the coke.

There's a story of some explorers in Australian history that, when they ran out of water crossing one of the deserts, survived by drinking their own and their horses' urine.

I'd drink the coke.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Warin » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 9:06 am

Orion wrote:There's a story of some explorers in Australian history that, when they ran out of water crossing one of the deserts, survived by drinking their own and their horses' urine.


Errr I just now am reading "Skeletons on the Zahara" (yes Z) the historical story of an American ship wreck in 1815 on what is now the Moroccan coast. They drank their own urine, washed in it, and drank camels urine. Apparently some mens' urine is sweater than others, camels urine is better than humans. And human urine diluted with water is acceptable. I do not want to find out from practical experience. If you want a description of what it is like to be without water then this is the book for you.

As for coke, alcohol, tea and coffee .. well medically that intake does not count towards water intake. But if you were short of water I'd drink it just for the effect of some liquid.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Orion » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 10:14 am

Warin wrote:As for coke, alcohol, tea and coffee .. well medically that intake does not count towards water intake. But if you were short of water I'd drink it just for the effect of some liquid.

Medically?

I think it's an old wives' tale. It was fairly recently debunked in the case of coffee. And beer has been put to a similar test.

I'm never interested in coffee when I'm thirsty but I know from experience that when I'm dehydrated coke or beer are clearly, unambiguously rehydrating. I can believe it might be true for urine as well but I'm definitely not interested in that.

A line from the infamous Bryson book on Australia: "I just want you to know that if it comes to it you may have all of my urine."
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Warin » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 12:24 pm

Orion wrote:
Warin wrote:As for coke, alcohol, tea and coffee .. well medically that intake does not count towards water intake. But if you were short of water I'd drink it just for the effect of some liquid.
Medically?


Nurses, GPs and specialists Doctors tell me I have to drink, say, 1 l of water in an hour. And tea, coffee, beer, etc do not count. So, yes, medically. Their training tells them what to exclude, and they are supposed to keep up to date. Any research may not get through to the medical journals ..possibly because they await further research for confirmation - the conservative approach. I'd like them to be conservative with my health.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby rcaffin » Sun 24 Jun, 2018 5:55 pm

Nurses, GPs and specialists Doctors tell me I have to drink, say, 1 l of water in an hour. A

What complete and utter rubbish.
12 L of water in a 12 hour day? You would be dead from hypernatremia within 24-48 hours. That is the medical term for drinking excess water.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Tortoise » Sun 24 Jun, 2018 7:35 pm

rcaffin wrote:
Nurses, GPs and specialists Doctors tell me I have to drink, say, 1 l of water in an hour. A

What complete and utter rubbish.
12 L of water in a 12 hour day? You would be dead from hypernatremia within 24-48 hours. That is the medical term for drinking excess water.

Um I believe that would be hyponatraemia. Sodium gets diluted in the blood, not more concentrated. And there are other causes of hyponatraemia not related to drinking too much water. (The 'ae' is the Australian spelling.) Pedant now pulls her head back in.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Warin » Sun 24 Jun, 2018 8:08 pm

rcaffin wrote:
Nurses, GPs and specialists Doctors tell me I have to drink, say, 1 l of water in an hour. A

What complete and utter rubbish.
12 L of water in a 12 hour day?

Err no. For testing purposes they want 1 l drunk before they started their tests on me. How much I drink after that .. they don't care. (Bugger all for some time I can tell you.)

Fortunately they have told me what the goal is for the next test... so I can practice for that ... or rather build up to it, I hope. They are leaving up to me how much I drink and when for the next test. Specialist thinks a ~30 to 50% chance of failure.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Chunder fuzz » Sun 24 Jun, 2018 8:15 pm

Warin wrote:
rcaffin wrote:
Nurses, GPs and specialists Doctors tell me I have to drink, say, 1 l of water in an hour. A

What complete and utter rubbish.
12 L of water in a 12 hour day?

Err no. For testing purposes they want 1 l drunk before they started their tests on me. How much I drink after that .. they don't care. (Bugger all for some time I can tell you.)

Fortunately they have told me what the goal is for the next test... so I can practice for that ... or rather build up to it, I hope. They are leaving up to me how much I drink and when for the next test. Specialist thinks a ~30 to 50% chance of failure.



You're mixing up the context of use.

Water intake for examination is different to general fluid intake to remain hydrated.

All fluids count in the latter case. As an example, see here http://tedrogersheartfunction.ca/treatm ... striction/ how important limiting 'fluid' intake can be, not just 'water', in a different context.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Chunder fuzz » Sun 24 Jun, 2018 8:22 pm

And while we're on hydration, Cola is actually better at hydrating than still water...


A randomized trial to assess the potential of different beverages to
affect hydration status: development of a beverage hydration index


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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby ErichFromm » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 5:59 am

Clearly this U.S. quiz group should be checking with us prior to releasing more questions... ;)
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Wollemi » Mon 02 Jul, 2018 6:59 pm

Outdoor survival.
- reception with your mobile phone is not enough if you and your companion are too hypothermic to use it.
- reception with your mobile phone is not enough if rescue services time to reach you is longer than your survival time.

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Live everyday as if it were your last... one day you will be right.
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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby rcaffin » Fri 13 Jul, 2018 8:19 pm

"What direction would you be walking in if you were heading towards the sun at noon?"

Almost straight upwards I think.

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Re: Outdoor survival quiz

Postby Singe » Mon 16 Jul, 2018 7:33 pm

rcaffin wrote:"What direction would you be walking in if you were heading towards the sun at noon?"

Almost straight upwards I think.

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