1.
The 24-hour pack is important because:
A.
it allows the SAR provider to be self-reliant.
B.
helps the SAR provider to maximize his or her effectiveness.
C.
helps the SAR provider to maintain comfort.
D.
all of the above.


2.
Body protection equipment helps us to minimize distractions and improve comfort and safety.
A.
True
B.
False


3.
Weight of fresh water is:
A.
1 pound per gallon.
B.
8 pounds per gallon.
C.
8.5 pounds per gallon.
D.
6.3 pounds per gallon.


4.
Which of the following are reasons to have a SAR ready pack?
A.
self-reliance
B.
assist SAR provider or subject
C.
maintain comfort for SAR provider
D.
all of the above


5.
When carrying food on a SAR mission, what type do you NOT want to carry?
A.
protein bars
B.
trail mix
C.
“meal” type
D.
energy gel


6.
The intake of fluid is crucial to the SAR provider. What is one step that a SAR provider could take to maintain his or her necessary fluid level?
A.
Take salt tablets.
B.
Drink only during break sessions.
C.
Add drink mixes to improve taste.
D.
Drink only when you feel thirsty.


7.
In what situation does the ready pack become worthless?
A.
when it is not where it is needed
B.
when it becomes too heavy to carry
C.
when you return from a mission
D.
when you have found the victim


8.
What is the minimum number of sources of water a SAR provider should carry?
A.
3
B.
2
C.
1
D.
4


9.
Which of the following would NOT be considered a “pocket item”?
A.
compass
B.
camp stove
C.
radio
D.
gloves


10.
Which of the following equipment would not be suitable for SAR work?
A.
heavy-duty hiking boots
B.
leather gloves
C.
ripstop BDU clothing
D.
ski jacket


11.
Which type of insect repellent is most often recommended?
A.
Skin-So-Soft®
B.
netting
C.
DEET
D.
deodorant soaps


12.
Ideally, insulating ground pads should be:
A.
lightweight.
B.
compact.
C.
good insulators.
D.
all of the above.


13.
What is the number one drawback for using down in a sleeping bag?
A.
It loses insulation when wet.
B.
It is lightweight.
C.
It has good compressibility.
D.
It is breathable.


14.
Sleeping bags are generally compared by:
A.
quality of construction.
B.
effective temperature range.
C.
loft effect.
D.
total length.


15.
Loft is a term generally used to specify what?
A.
compressibility
B.
insulating temperature
C.
total thickness
D.
bag construction


16.
Which of the four types of sleeping bag shapes is the most efficient in design?
A.
rectangular
B.
mummy
C.
wedge
D.
oval


17.
Which is the most common type of baffling used in backpacking sleeping bags?
A.
cross-stitch baffling
B.
shingle construction
C.
box construction
D.
ribbon baffling


18.
Which of the following would NOT help increase warmth in a sleeping bag?
A.
sleeping in a layer of dry clothes
B.
improving ground insulation
C.
using a vapor barrier
D.
sleeping on clean bare soil


19.
What is the biggest disadvantage of using a tarp for a shelter?
A.
little insect protection
B.
weight
C.
not breathable material
D.
too visible


20.
Approximately what percent of the weight of most tents is found in the pole system?
A.
60%
B.
50%
C.
45%
D.
40%


21.
Which of the following eating utensils is NOT needed by SAR providers in their ready pack?
A.
bowl
B.
cup
C.
spoon
D.
fork


22.
What is the advantage of having a metal bowl or cup?
A.
easy to clean
B.
heat transfer
C.
weight
D.
engrave your name on it


23.
Which of following is a good characteristic to have in a water bottle?
A.
wide mouth
B.
colorful
C.
thin/flexible material
D.
half gallon or larger size


24.
When choosing boots for SAR work, what is NOT an important consideration?
A.
ankle support
B.
non-slip soles
C.
proper fit
D.
color


25.
When choosing a flashlight for SAR work, one should chose:
A.
bright, “white-hot” light.
B.
medium bright light.
C.
“law enforcement” types.
D.
colored lens lights.


26.
Which type of knife is better suited for SAR work?
A.
tactical boot knife
B.
small, compact, single black knife
C.
large, solid hunting knife
D.
Swiss army multi-blade knife


27.
Which type of pack is better suited for SAR work?
A.
large external pack
B.
internal frame pack that extends below waistline
C.
external frame pack with numerous exterior pockets
D.
internal frame packs that fit close to the body


28.
Where should heavy items be placed in your pack?
A.
high and on top
B.
away from your back
C.
close to your back
D.
low and away from your back



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