- Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses likely to occur in backcountry outings, including hypothermia, heatstroke, heat exhaustion, frostbite, dehydration, sunburn, stings, tick bites, snakebite, and blisters.
- Describe from memory the priorities for survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
- Describe ways to
- avoid panic and
- maintain a high level of morale when lost.
- Tell what you would do to survive in the following environments:
- Cold and snowy
- Wet (forest)
- Hot and dry (desert)
- Windy (mountains or plains)
- Water (ocean or lake)
- Make up a personal survival kit and be able to explain how each item in it is useful
- Show that you can start fires using three methods other than matches.
- Do the following:
- Tell five different ways of attracting attention when lost.
- Show how to use a signal mirror.
- Describe from memory five international ground-to- air signals and tell what they mean.
- Show that you can find and improvise a natural shelter minimizing the damage to the environment.
- Spend a night in your shelter.
- Explain how to protect yourself against insects, reptiles, and bears.
- Show three ways to treat water found in the outdoors to prepare it for drinking.
- Show that you know the proper clothing to wear in your area on an overnight in extremely hot weather and extremely cold weather.
- Explain why it usually is not wise to eat edible wild plants or wildlife in a wilderness survival situation.
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Requirements last updated in: 2002
Pamphlet Stock Number: 33265A
Pamphlet Revision Date: 2001
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