Think you know how to survive in a variety of tricky situations? If so, than you’ll probably do quite well in the Survival Quiz posted by Outside magazine. It features 16 questions designed to see just how well you’d manage in some truly difficult scenarios that are designed to test the skills of any adventurer, world traveler, or explorer.
The quiz offers all kinds of unique set-ups, including what do if you get a stomach bug in Africa, find yourself caught in a tsunami warning in Chile, or have your campsite invaded by armed guerrillas in Colombia. You’ll be challenged to react to monkeys in Kathmandu, start a fire after falling into a river, and a number of other situations – some very realistic, others a bit more imaginative.
While this quiz is meant to be mostly entertaining, it does hold some value in teaching readers some common sense techniques for surviving situations that could potentially come up in our travels. A few of the scenarios are on the outlandish side, but the over-the-top nature of quiz is part of the fun.
For the record, I managed to score a 12 out of 16. I need to work on my knots and my ability to survive in an illegal casino in Manilla apparently. If you want to have a bit of fun, and see how you’d fare, click here to take the quick for yourself.