Survival Quiz

 

 

1.) If lost in the wilderness, what is the first thing you should do?

1.Find water.
2.Make signal fire.
3.Sit down and relax.
4.Yell for help.
5.Find shelter.

 

 

2.)What is the best survival tip you can get? 
 
 
1.Collect bird eggs for food.
2.Build a hut for shelter.
3.Always have a folding knife.
4.Use a mirror to signal for help.
5.Remain calm and not panic.

 

 

3.)Three symptoms of mild hypothermia

1.shivering
2.muddled thinking
3.thirst
4.fumbling hands & poor coordination
5.hunger

 

 

4.)What is the most certain way to make sure suspect water is pure and safely disinfected? 
 
 
1.put in some pine needles
2.cool it down 
3.boiling
4.chemicals
5.filtration

5.)For the most part, lost people are rescued within 72-hours.

What are the three most important priorities in a survival situation? 
 
 
 1.Water
  2.Food
  3.Fire
  4.Positive attitude
  5.Shelter

 

6.)When picking a survival shelter site make sure it is… (mark all that apply: 
 
 
  1.Close to water.
  2.A dry and well drained place.
  3.On a dry riverbed.
  4.Where it easily can been seen.
  5.On low ground such as ravines and narrow valleys.
7.) In general what is the most important survival tool you have? 
 
 
  1.fishing kit
  2.knife
  3.first aid kit
  4.waterproof matches 
  5.flint striker
 

 
7.) Best *3* Survival Foods  
 
 
  1.Fish found in freshwater. 
  2.Bird eggs. 
  3.Most insects are edible raw.

4.All plants that have a milky sap or white berries.

 

 
8.)When searching for survival food, which method is less recommended? Remember..You have no special equipment only a knife. 
 
 
  1.trapping
  2.finding wild edible plants
  3.collecting bird eggs
  4.fishing
  5.hunting

 
9.)Anyone practicing first aid must determine priorities of treatment. What’s the 1rst priority if you found someone lying injured on the ground. 
 
 
  1.Start chest compressions.
  2.Check that the airway is open.
  3.Place the person in the recovery position.
  4.Stop any bleeding.
  5.Keep the person warm

 
10.)If lost, why should you stay in one place and wait it out? – mark all that apply: 
 
 
  1.If you told someone, people are probably looking for you.
  2.From experience, wandering around just makes things go further wrong.
  3.Lost people have a tendency to walk in circles.
  4.Don’t stay more then 6 hours waiting for a rescue team.
  5.If you begin running around trying to find out where you are, especially in the dark, you risk falling or injuring yourself.

11.)How much water should the average adult drink per day? 
 
 
  1.)1 – 2 Gallon ( 4 – 8 Liter )
  2.)1 – 2 Quart (1 – 2 Liter )
  3).More then 2 Gallon ( 8 Liter )
  4.)Less then 1 Quart ( 1 Liter )
  5.)0.5 – 1 Gallon ( 2 – 4 Liter

 
12.)Finding direction by the sun – mark all that apply : 
 
 
  1.The sun rises in the east and sets in the west – roughly speaking.
  2.At noon (correct for Daylight Saving Time) the sun is either true south or north.
   3.Using a pocket watch to find direction is an accurate method.
  4.Shadows are shorter in the winter than in the summer.
  5.The sun reaches its highest point at noon (correct for Daylight Saving Time).

 

13.)If you are forced to spend the night outside in harsh and unpredictable weather – what is the first thing you should do?  
 
 1.find water
  2.check your survival kit
  3.eat some food
  4.find or build a shelter
  5.start a fire
 Will post Answers next week! :o)

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Fun Quiz!

Another Forward from a friend: I’ll tag anyone who wants to share their own answers.:o)

1.First thing you notice about the same sex?
HAIR

2.First thing you notice about  the opposite sex?
EYES

3.First thing you notice when walking into a room?
HOW MANY PEOPLE

4.Best Trait in a friend?
Trust

5.Best Trait in significant other?
Confidence

6.Favorite Place?
Anywhere  there’s a waterfall

7.Favorite recent movie you saw?
Exam

8.Favorite time of day?
Midnight

9.Favorite Saying?
“Are you being sarcastic?”

10.Favorite Cartoon Character?
The Purple People Eater

11.You have $50 EXTRA dollars, what do you do with it?
Give it to a friend

12.You wake up an hour before the alarm goes off, what do you do?
I don’t generally use alarms,but if I woke up an hour earlier then expected, I would remain in bed..pray & then daydream.

13. You’re an animal, which one would you be?
 Lion

14.Last thing you ate?
Bread Pudding

15.Last time you cried?
4 days ago

Email Etiquette

 A friend of mine shared  an email etiquette list with me the other day.   I had to laugh at most of what it said. I think I would get a F, if graded. I would like to break it all down in this blog post for the fun of it.

1.Make sure your e-mail includes a courteous greeting and closing. Helps to make your e-mail not seem demanding or terse.

I think sometimes my emails may seem terse. I do not stick with the rules of having a courteous greeting and closing. I guess I am just not that formal.

2. Address your contact with the appropriate level of formality and make sure you spelled their name correctly.

Again, I fail at this one too.

3.Spell check – emails with typos are simply not taken as seriously.

I do spell check, most of the time.

4.Read your email out loud to ensure the tone is that which you desire. Try to avoid relying on formatting for emphasis; rather choose the words that reflect your meaning instead. A few additions of the words “please” and “thank you” go a long way!

Fail at this one. I am really trying to get into the habit of proof reading. I tend to not proof read because I write from my heart, and when I start over analizing everything that I write, I sometimes just end up deleating it altogether.

5.Be sure you are including all relevant details or information necessary to understand your request or point of view. Generalities can many times causing confusion and unnecessary back and forths.

I have no idea where I fall on this one, but I really do like the back and forths! <:o)~

6.Are you using proper sentence structure? First word capitalized with appropriate punctuation? Multiple instances of !!! or ??? are perceived as rude or condescending.

Fail

7.If your email is emotionally charged, walk away from the computer and wait to reply. Review the Sender’s email again so that you are sure you are not reading anything into the email that simply isn’t there.

Hmmm, what is wrong with emotions. I thrive on them!  I don’t think I have ever wrote anyone a rude email though.

8.If sending attachments, did you ask first when would be the best time to send? Did you check file size to make sure you don’t fill the other side’s inbox causing all subsequent e-mail to bounce?

No, I never ask, I had no idea that it was not cool to send people pics, files etc.

9.Refrain from using the Reply to All feature to give your opinion to those who may not be interested. In most cases replying to the Sender alone is your best course of action.

I have never used reply to all.

10.Make one last check that the address or addresses in the To: field are those you wish to send your reply to.

I have mad OCD, so I check the email addy  at least 6 times before clicking send. Just like I check the front and back doors to make sure they are locked, about 6 times each night. lol

11.Be sure your name is reflected properly in the From: field. Jane A. Doe (not jane, jane doe or JANE DOE).

Check

12.Type in complete sentences. To type random phrases or cryptic thoughts does not lend to clear communication.

Fail

13.Never assume the intent of an email. If you are not sure — ask so as to avoid unnecessary misunderstandings.

I think I am good about this.

14.Just because someone doesn’t ask for a response doesn’t mean you ignore them. Always acknowledge emails from those you know in a timely manner.

agree 100%

15.Be sure the Subject: field accurately reflects the content of your email.

sometimes it does, sometimes I just don’t know what the subject should be.

16.Don’t hesitate to say thank you, how are you, or appreciate your help!

 Check

17.Keep emails brief and to the point. Save long conversations for the old fashioned telephone.

Nah, I like long emails, its relaxing!

18.Always end your emails with “Thank you,” “Sincerely,” “Take it easy,” “Best regards” – something!

It depends on who I am emailing, whether I end it like this.

19.Do not type in all caps. That’s yelling or reflects shouting emphasis.

This was the first thing I ever learned on the net.

20.If you bold your type, know you are bolding your statement and it will be taken that way by the other side – X10!

I know this too.

21.Do not use patterned backgrounds. Makes your email harder to read.

Yuck! I have friends that do this to me too.

22.Stay away from fancy-schmancy fonts — only the standard fonts are on all computers.

Check

23.Use emoticons sparingly to ensure your tone and intent are clear.

Check

24.Typing your emails in all small case gives the perception of lack of education or laziness.

Check

25.Refrain from using multiple font colors in one email. It makes your email harder to view and can add to your intent being misinterpreted.

Check

26.Use formatting sparingly. Instead try to rely on choosing the most accurate words possible to reflect your tone and avoid misunderstandings in the process.

Fail

27.Don’t forward emails that say to do so–no matter how noble the cause may be. Most are hoaxes or hooey and may not be appreciated by those you send to.

I never send forwards anymore. I think I have twice in the past. I know it is annoying.

28.If someone asks you to refrain from forwarding emails they have that right and you shouldn’t get mad or take it personally.

Check

29.When forwarding email, if you cannot take the time to type a personal comment to the person you are forwarding to–then don’t bother.

Amen

30.Don’t forward anything without editing out all the forwarding >>>>, other email addresses, headers and commentary from all the other forwarders.

Ditto

31.If you must forward to more than one person, put your email address in the TO: field and all the others you are sending to in the BCc: field to protect their email address from being published to those they do not know. This is a serious privacy issue!

Check-but most people don’t do this.

32.Choose your email address wisely. It will determine, in part, how you are perceived.

Check

33.Try not to make assumptions when it comes to email. Always ask for clarification before you react.

I struggle with this, but am getting better.

34.Posting or forwarding of private email is copyright infringement — not to mention downright rude. You need permission from the author first!

check

35.Even though it isn’t right; emails are forwarded to others. Keep this in mind when typing about emotional or controversial topics.

I guess I am trusting, as stated above, I write with my heart!

36.When there is a misunderstanding by email, don’t hesitate to pick up the old fashioned telephone to work things out!

check

37.Know that how you type, and the efforts you make or don’t make will indicate what is important to you and if you are an educated courteous person.

 check

38.If you forward an email that turns out to be a hoax, have the maturity to send an apology follow up email to those you sent the misinformation to.

Check-but I am pretty keen on hoaxs. I know most things are hoaxs on the net.

39.When filling out a contact form on a Web site, do so carefully and with clarity so your request is taken seriously.

check

40.Think of your business email as though it was on your business letterhead and you’ll never go wrong!

check

41.If you cannot respond to an email promptly, at the very least email back confirming your receipt and when the sender can expect your response.

YES! This is actualy a pet peeve of mine.

42.Emailing site owners about your product or service through the site form is still spam. Ask them if they want more info first!

check

43.When replying to emails always respond promptly and edit out unnecessary information from the post you are responding to.

check

44.Formality is in place as a courtesy and reflects respect. Assume the highest level of formality with new email contacts until the relationship dictates otherwise. Refrain from getting too informal too soon in your email communications.

Fail

45.Never send anyone an email they need to unsubscribe from when they didn’t subscribe in the first place!

People do this? Not cool!

46.Be very careful how you use Reply to All and Cc: in a business environment. Doing so for CYA or to subtlety tattle can backfire and have your viewed as petty or insecure.

check

47.When replying to an email with multiple recipients noted in the To: or Cc: fields, remove the addresses of those who your reply does not apply to.

check

48.Never send business attachments outside of business hours and confirm that the format in which you can send can be opened by the other side.

N/A

49.With IM and Chat, try not to be overly cryptic or your meaning can be misread.

Check

50.Use Instant Messaging (IM) for casual topics or informational briefs. IM is not the place for serious topics or confrontational issues.

check

51.Start by always asking if the person you are IMing is available and if it is a good time to chat. Refrain from IMing during meetings or when your attention is required.

check

52.Practice communicating briefly and succinctly.

check

53.Use IM for casual topics or informational briefs. Serious topics are not for IM.

check

54.IMing is not an excuse to forget your grade school education.

  • If you are not a smooth multi-tasker, do not continue multiple IM sessions and leave folks hanging while you communicate with others.
  • Learn how to use the features of your IM program. Specifically your “busy” and “away” message features.
  • Never IM under an alias to take a peek at friends’ or associates’ activities.
  • Take into consideration who you are communicating with to determine the acronyms and emoticons that should be used – if at all.
  • Check to all!

    Email Considerations…

    55.Before getting upset because you perceive someone didn’t respond, check to see if their reply was inadvertently deleted or sent to your Trash or Junk folder.

    check

    56.With emotionally charged emails, wait until the next morning to see if you feel the same before clicking Send.

    check

    57.Feel free to modify the Subject: field to more accurately reflect a conversation’s direction.

    sometimes

    58.When it comes to your email communications, know who you can trust; trust only those you know.

    I have failed at this  in the past

    59.Take the time to review each email before clicking Send to ensure your message is clear and you are relaying the tone that you desire.

    trying to get into the habit

    60.Never use an old email to hit reply and start typing about an entirely new topic.

    check

     

    61.Regardless of how noble a forwarded email may be, don’t just forward without investigating its authenticity @ Snopes.com.

    check

    62.Always add the email addresses of Web sites and new contacts immediately to your approved senders or address book so they get through Spam filters.

    check

    63.Take a quick look at the e-mails in your Trash before you delete them just in case a good e-mail landed there by mistake.

    check

    64.If any email states to forward to all your friends, or just 5 people — do everyone a favor and just hit delete!

    check! I think forwards should be banned entirely!

    65.Double check that your adware, spyware and virus programs are set to automatically update at least once each week so the software knows what to protect you from.

    check

    Another Fun Quiz!

    1. It’s 2AM and you are not home. Where might you be?~At a produce store in the city that is only open from 2am-6am.

     2. What’s the last thing you spent more than $100 on?~A vacuum


     3. What do your bank checks look like? ~Nascar~No hating!

     4. Where did the shirt you are currently wearing come from?~Ebay

     
    5. Name some things that will be on your Christmas wish list:  A night at the Hilton w/dh sounds good, but I’ll settle for a Waffle maker,Vera,bag or Ipod.You know, the basics! lol

     
    6. What color is your toothbrush?~Red

    7. Name something you collect and tell us about it.
    Scarves.  Knitted,furry,silk,cotten,rayon. I love scarves!


    8. Last restaurant you ate at. Who were you with?
    Oylimpia-it is local, and hubby takes me every weekend for breakfast.*heartbeat*

    9. Who was the last person you bought a birthday card for?
    Mommy Dearest


    10. What is your worst bad habit?
    my obsessive compulsive ways

    11. Name a magazine you subscribe to?
    Homeschooling & Above Rubies

    12. Your favorite pizza toppings?
    Plain Cheese-I know, boring!

    13. Whose number were you looking up the last time you used a phone book?
    We do not use phone books. In fact, I just gave away 75 of them to a friend.

    14. Other than family, who is the person that you love most?
    I am very parcial to certain friends. Don’t want to play favs though!


    15. What is the last thing you cooked?
    Roasted Chicken

    16. Name something you wouldn’t want to buy used?
    Under garments

    17. Which shoe do you put on first?
    The Left!

    18. What is the last thing you remember losing?
    My daughters b-day gift! I did end up finding it though.:o)

    19. What is the ugliest piece of furniture in your house?
    my mismatched dining room chairs

    20. Last thing you bought and ended up returning?
    IDK!

    21. What perfume/cologne do you wear? If none, why?
    Perry Ellis “360 degrees” & Victoria Secrets “Heavenly”

     
    22. Your favorite board game?
    Scrabble & Cat Monopoly

    23. What was the last board game you played?
    Scrabble


    24. Where did your vehicle come from?
    Northampton,Mass

    25. If a movie was made about your life what would the theme song be?
    “Who am I?” by:Casting Crowns

    26. You’re sad, who/what can cheer you up easily?
    A good cup of.. coffee house coffee with a Monin flavor shot in it.:o)~

    27. What was the color of the bridesmaid dresses of the last wedding you went to?
    Pink!


    28. What house cleaning chore do you hate to do the most?
    I like to clean!

    29. What is your favorite way to eat chicken?
    Sweet & Sour

    30. It is your birthday. You hope the cake is?
    CHEESECAKE! YUM!


    Ok, whoever wants to copy & paste this on their blog–share the love… and comment back to me so I can take a peak! Otherwise feel free to take the quiz here in my comments.:o)

     

    ~Pet Peeves~Just for Fun~

     

    I saw this on a blog a while back, so decided to give it a try. I do not know if everyone actually has 30 pet peeves, but apparently, I do. *G*

    A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to him or her.

     


     EVERYONE has pet peeves. Yes, even YOU!   Everyones pet peeves will vary.  I  have been told that as you age, your pet peeves seem to diminish. Hopefully by the time I reach 50, I won’t have any. *G*

    No particular order.

    Cans in the cubbords that are not all facing me. (This is a common OCD one.)
    Bath towels that are hung up crocked over the shower or tub.(ditto)
    Dishes left in rooms, other then the kitchen.
    People not taking hints. (This is a Northern/Southern thing I find.)
    Emailing people, and  never hearing back from them.(No, I am not talking  about forwards.)
    Rugs with lint, or animal fur on them. (I vaccume every day, sometimes twice a day.)
    Wifebeaters(the white tanks that are so common down here! Just SAY NO Pleaseeee!)

    Ciggerette smoke
    Baseball caps.
    Crumbs in the corners of the kitchen.
    Chairs that are not pushed in.
    Curtains that are not perfectly open, or closed  all the way.
    Shoes that are not lined up in a straight row.
    Fans, or lights left on when no one is in the room.
    Chipped nail polish on people.
    Uneven garden rows.
    Unshaven faces.(Yes, I notice. SO what!)
    Sink hardware that is not polished.
    Anything left on the shower or tub floor. Hair,toys, etc.
    Dirty cars.(Inside) (I don’t care if the outside is dirty.)
    Coffee filters left in the coffee makers.(This one really nerves me out!)
    Paper towels that land next to the trash can.(In public places, I always pick them up off the floor, even though I don’t work there.)
    People that pressure me to change, who tell me I am too sensitive, too emotional. I just want to be me!
    Nieve people
    People that are NOT street smart.
    Little kids hair that doesn’t look like their parents ever ran a brush through it.
    People chewing loudly or grunting while eating. 

    28. Predudice ( I have had to deal with this one allot.):o(

    29. Religion 

    30.People with a dry sense of humor.(I tend to joke allot.)

    I can probably keep going, but I will stop!  I can’t believe how easy that was.

    Maybe I will do a 30 things that make me happy now…This will be random, because I just thought of it..*G*

    Hmmm,

    1.Fall! (This season makes me soooo happy!)

    2.Freshly shampooed hair. (I love sniffing peoples hair!)

    3.Lots of Books

    4.Dark hair, dark eyes-Yes, married one.:o)

    5.Fruit, lots of it!(Mangos & Kiwi especialy!)

    6.Hawaiian kono Coffee

    7.Symphony Chocolate/Almond Bars

    8.Decorating Christmas trees

    9.A clean house

    10.Primitive/distressed stuff

    11.Bees Wax and Soy Candles

    12.Jasmine & Honeysuckle Anything

    13. The smell of Leather

    14.Long wispy  floor length skirts

    15.The color Brown

    16.Hugs

    17.Hanging out at hubbys work.

    18.Listening to my father tell me about everyone he arrested, and why they were arrested. Yes, I know, I am weird! lol

    19.Having coffee with friends.

    20.Shopping with my girls.

    21.Chili over rice

    22.Sleeping till 10am & late nights! (doesn’t happen all the time! But love it when it does.)

    23.Distilled water-I try not to drink any other, if I can help it.

    24.Concerts(I love really loud music, most poeple do not know this.) *G*

    25.Scrapbooking

    26.Day dreaming(I can stay up all night daydreaming.)

    27.My Pink Kitchen-Aid

    28.My Blend-Tec  (That can grind up a cell phone and golf ball!!!!)

    29.The Mountains(One thing I really love about my state!) *G*

    30.Jesus Christ & his never ending Love, Mercy & Grace!

    The Belief O'Matic

    I took this a very long time ago, but that was then and this is now. I decided to take it again to see. Here is what I got. You can take it here. I really have not heard of most of these and had to look them up. I am actually rather surprised at my results. :o/

    If you decide to take it, comment below so I can see what ya got. :o)

    1.  Orthodox Quaker (100%) 
    2.  Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (83%) 
    3.  Seventh Day Adventist (79%) 
    4.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (77%) 
    5.  Eastern Orthodox (72%) 
    6.  Roman Catholic (72%) 
    7.  Liberal Quakers (65%) 
    8.  Orthodox Judaism (59%) 
    9.  Hinduism (59%) 
    10.  Unitarian Universalism (58%) 
    11.  Islam (57%) 
    12.  Baha’i Faith (55%) 
    13.  Sikhism (48%) 
    14.  Mahayana Buddhism (44%) 
    15.  Reform Judaism (43%) 
    16.  Theravada Buddhism (42%) 
    17.  Jainism (42%) 
    18.  Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (36%) 
    19.  New Age (36%) 
    20.  New Thought (36%) 
    21.  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (34%) 
    22.  Secular Humanism (34%) 
    23.  Scientology (32%) 
    24.  Jehovah’s Witness (32%) 
    25.  Neo-Pagan (29%) 
    26.  Nontheist (26%) 
    27.  Taoism (25%)