|The following quiz is not designed to be a pass-fail, but to encourage each of us to begin to think. We have chosen what we believe to be the best answer, but age, abilities and surroundings may dictate something different in a given situation.|
|1. What should you do if you get lost
in the woods?
A. Try to retrace your steps
B. Stay in one place
C. Travel in circles till you spot something familiar
D. Climb to the highest ground
According to Mountain Rescue Association, you should stay put. "We tell kids, 'If you get scared, hug a tree'-which is designed to keep them in one place," he says. "It's the same message for adults." To prevent getting lost in the first place, you should tell someone where you're headed and when you're expected back whenever you're hiking, so that person will be able to let a rescue team know how long you've been gone.
|2. As you're skiing down a mountain,
an avalanche sweeps you away.
What's the best thing to do?
A. Yell and grab onto a rock or tree if you can
B. Yell and curl into a ball
C. Run uphill
D. None of the above
If you find yourself on a slope that is avalanching, yell (you probably will anyway) so others will notice and see where you're going under. If you can, grab on to a tree or rock. "For each second that you hang on, you've let that much snow go past and not bury you," says Dale Atkins, a forecaster with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. If possible, try to move to one side of the slope. If you're knocked down, "start fighting for your life. Some people say a swimming motion works." Once you stop moving, create an air pocket around your face to avoid suffocation while you're waiting to be dug out.
|3. A Transpiration Still is used to?
A. Help you forget you are lost
B. Provide drinking water
C. Collect sweat
D. Dry your clothes
Transpiration still is used to provide fresh drinking water. It is comprised of a clear plastic bag tied over a tree or bush limb
|4. What is food in a survival situation?
A. Only what Torah says is food.
B. Commandments of Torah are suspended in survival situations.
C. Depends on how desperate the situation has become.
We should not use a momentary hunger as an excuse to break Torah. IT has been taught that life is the highest order of Torah. I have not been able to find that reference though. I do find where obedience to Torah brings forth life. Just remember Daniel and the Hebrews in prison as well as a substance called manna that fed millions of people in the wilderness for forty years.
|5. You can live:
A. 3 Minutes without air
B. 3 Hours without shelter
C. 3 Days without water
D. 3 Weeks without food
E. All the above
Under normal situations the above formula works. Extremes such as severe cold or heat may have effects on time parameters. As a side note, without the presence of God, even our next breath is questionable.
|6. The best natural fiber clothing for
C. Wool/Cotton blend.
D. No natural fibers should be worn.
Wool is the best natural fiber. Many of the synthetics will surpass wool today though.
Cotton is referred to as "Death cloth" by many experienced outdoorsmen and survivalists as it does not insulate when wet, yet hold moisture and is hard to dry.
|7. How many times should you flash, fire,
or blast a signal in an outdoor emergency:
D. Until someone responds
C is correct. 3 times is the international code for distress. Honk, flash lights, whistle or beat on a rock, but do so in sets of three.
|1. If the cabin of your plane fills with
smoke while on the ground, what should you do?
A. Lay on the floor
B. Ring an attendant for help
C. Squat and walk to an exit
If the cabin fills with smoke don't drop to the ground-you could be trampled. Instead, squat and walk to the exit. If you're carrying a child, hold them as low as possible, because it's going to be difficult to see objects that could bump their head. And if you have a handkerchief close at hand, use it to cover your mouth and nose.
It's important that you locate exits as soon as you get on the plane. Even if you fly regularly, always review the passenger safety card in your seat pocket and listen to the safety briefing - it just might save your life.
And while it may seem morbid to dress for disaster, it's better to be safe than sorry in an unlikely event of an emergency. Wear a long-sleeve shirt and slacks made of fire-resistant, natural fabrics and leather shoes. Woman, you should skip high heels since they can puncture evacuation slides.
|2. The hotel you're staying in has caught
fire. What's the best course of action?
A. Begin walking down the stairs to safety
B. Take the elevator to the basement floor
C. Stand in the hall and call for help
Most people know never to use the elevator during a fire. But scrambling down dozens of flights of stairs is not always the best idea either. Most high-rise buildings employ a fire-safety director to provide instructions in an emergency. Listen to his directions, or those of the fire department. Sometimes people need only to walk down a couple of floors to reach safety
|3. Your car stalls on a deserted road
at night. There is no cell phone signal. What should you do?
A. Remembering a gas station a mile back you try to walk to it
B. Stay with the car
C. Light a signal fire with the spare tire.
D. Seeing some lights in the distance, walk toward them.
If you have prepared properly someone will know the route you have taken and what time you should be arriving at your destination. If you do not arrive or hear from you within reasonable time frame authorities should be notified. Your best action is to stay with the vehicle.
|4. Your fuel should be considered empty
when the gauge is at:
D. Who needs a gauge, The light will tell me when I am out.
Running low on gas all the time does not prove great faith, but an unprepared mentally. Your car should be considered empty when down to 1/2 tank.
|5. If stranded in my car, I have supplies
enough to last me:
A. One day
B. Three days
C. What supplies
D. Six days
Many will debate the merits of a 72 hour kit. In a stress situation it is better to prepare for six days and not need it than to prepare for 3 days and have to make it stretch. Remember, if your supplies are in your garage, you really do not have them in the car, now do you?
|1. You can hear a tornado approaching
your town. What's the best thing to do?
A. Go to the basement or a windowless room
B. Sit on your roof
C. Try to get out of town before the twister reaches you
D. Get in you car and drive south as fast as possible
Always have a plan ahead of time. Know where you should go. Make sure children know where they should go. Go to a basement or windowless room. Time permitting, remove items from walls that can fly around and cause harm.
|2. A flash flood warning has been issued.
What should you do?
A. Go to the highest floor of your home
B. Drive through it
C. Sit in the bathtub
D. Get in you car and drive north as fast as possible.
Once a flash-flood warning is issued, move to the highest level of your home, avoiding rivers and storm drains. If you have time before the water starts rising, secure large appliances and your hot-water heater with braces so they won't float away and bang against your home, causing damage to it or to your neighbors' houses. It's also a good idea to get any valuables out of your basement.
|3. I have a backup generator for my house
and know how to use it.
Not everyone needs a generator. We should work with those in our spiritual community to see what supplies we have and what is needed. One generator can give temporary power to many homes for such things as cooling the fridge or freezer.
|4. I know where the shut offs are for
the electric, gas, water.
If not, learn before nightfall. Children should also know these important shut offs and be drilled occasionally. In emergencies you only do what you have practiced and there may not be time to think.
|5. In case of emergency, my family knows
where to meet if returning home is not an option.
We should have established meeting places in the event returning homw is not an option.
|6. I have at least 10 gallons of drinking
water stored for each person in my home.
I am amazed how many people answer no to this question until I ask them if they have a water heater. There is at least 40 gallons. Next question, do you know how to get the water out without burning yourself?
|1. A large explosion is heard down the
street. I should:
A. Secure my work area. Leave and get home as soon as possible
B. Turn on a radio and wait for news information.
C. Assess the situation and act on my assessment.
D. Listen to my boss who is telling me to ignore it and get back to work
It is not always the best option to leave and go home. Calmly assessing the situation can avoid costly mistakes. By all means, take charge of your own safety!
|2. I have a small preparedness pack,
(flashlight, matches or lighter, basic first aid) in a safe and convenient
location at my work place.
And why not? How I know. "Nothing will ever happen to ME!"
|3. I know where fire exits and emergency
equipment is located.
Look to previous answer
|4. My family is prepared to live at home
for a minimum of six days in an emergency situation without me there.
Our personal training is of no good to those who are alone without us.
|SOME FRESH AIR|
|1. A lightning storm is approaching while
you're at a golf course or a soccer field. What should you do?
A. Drop to the ground and lie flat
B. Get inside a shelter
C. Hide under a tree until the storm lets up
D. Do nothing - you probably won't be hit anyway
Your safest place is inside. Make the decision to go before you have to find plan B
|2. You are approached by an unknown individual
who is attempting to cause you harm. To attract attention to the situation
A. Yell, "HELP"
B. Push the panic button on your car remote
C. Draw a gun and shoot a warning shot in the air
D. Yell, 'FIRE"
Yelling fire will get more attention than yelling help.
|3. You have been taken hostage. You should:
A. Humanize yourself, talk about your family
B. Do nothing to draw attention to yourself
C. Try to fight back at the first chance.
Try to be the invisible man in a situation like this. Continue to assess the situation depending on your training
|4. Bullets are flying as the police are
moving in to end the hostage situation. You should?
A. Yell to the police your location
B. Try to disarm the gunmen
C. Present your own gun and join in on the fight
D. Drop to the ground and keep your head covered
Get as low and protected as possible. The police do not know you are a good guy.
|5. While exiting a shopping center you
notice a suspicious person coming toward you. What should you do?
A. Stop, turn and challenge the person
B. Try to get to your car and get in
C. Keep walking toward your car while dialing 911
D. Immediately go back inside the store and call for help
Your car may seem like a safe place, but can be used as a place of attack. Remember, you must unlock the car, get in the car and lock the doors in a stress situation before the person can get to you. Practice this with a partner and you will see how hard this is if the person is close enough for you to be suspicious of them. A bad guy can cover over 20 feet in about one and one half seconds!
|1. My being prepared is:
A. The government's responsibility
B. God's responsibility
C. My responsibility
I hope we need no commentary here. If you answered anything but C, please order my CD, 'Sheep, Wolves and Shepherds" Even if you got the right answer you should order the CD!
2.I know how to light a fire without
|3. If stranded on a deserted island during
a three-hour cruise I would like to be stranded with:
A. Mary Ann
C. The Professor
Mary Ann may have been a good cook and Ginger, well, we won't go there. Gilligan was just Gilligan, but the professor had the resources to help a person survive. Always surround yourself with people who know more that you do.
If you do not know who these people are, ask someone over 40, they may be smarter than you think!