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Title: Wilderness Survival Merit Badge


1
Wilderness Survival Merit Badge
  • April 20, 2010

2
The Details
  • Date April 30 2 May
  • Place Kensington
  • Time Leave Friday afternoon

3
Requirement 1
  • Show that you know first aid for and how to
    prevent injuries or illnesses likely to occur in
    backcountry settings, including hypothermia, heat
    reactions, frostbite, dehydration, blisters,
    insect stings, tick bites, and snakebites.

4
Requirement 2
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for
    survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
    Explain the importance of each one with your
    counselor.

5
Requirement 2
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for
    survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
    Explain the importance of each one with your
    counselor.
  • 1. Positive Mental Attitude

6
Requirement 2
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for
    survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
    Explain the importance of each one with your
    counselor.
  • 1. Positive Mental Attitude 2. First Aid

7
Requirement 2
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for
    survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
    Explain the importance of each one with your
    counselor.
  • 1. Positive Mental Attitude 2. First Aid
  • 3. Shelter

8
Requirement 2
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for
    survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
    Explain the importance of each one with your
    counselor.
  • 1. Positive Mental Attitude 2. First Aid
  • 3. Shelter 4. Fire

9
Requirement 2
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for
    survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
    Explain the importance of each one with your
    counselor.
  • 1. Positive Mental Attitude 2. First Aid
  • 3. Shelter 4. Fire
  • 5. Signaling

10
Requirement 2
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for
    survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
    Explain the importance of each one with your
    counselor.
  • 1. Positive Mental Attitude 2. First Aid
  • 3. Shelter 4. Fire
  • 5. Signaling 6. Water

11
Requirement 2
  • From memory, list the seven priorities for
    survival in a backcountry or wilderness location.
    Explain the importance of each one with your
    counselor.
  • 1. Positive Mental Attitude 2. First Aid
  • 3. Shelter 4. Fire
  • 5. Signaling 6. Water
  • 7. Food

12
Requirement 3
  • Describe ways to avoid panic and maintain a high
    level of morale when lost, and explain why this
    is important.

13
Requirement 4
  • Describe the steps you would take to survive in
    the following conditions
  • A) Cold and Snowy
  • B) Wet (forest)
  • C) Hot and Dry (desert)
  • D) Windy (mountains or plains)
  • E) Water (ocean, lake or river)

14
Requirement 5
  • Put together a personal survival kit and explain
    how each item in it could be useful.
  • Signaling (Whistle, Mirror, Emergency Blanket)
  • Emergency Devices (Knife, Fire starters, Compass,
    Fishing line)
  • Medical (Small first aid kit)
  • Water and Food (Energy bar, Water purification,
    fish hooks)
  • Other (Tape, cord, sewing kit, thread, pencil,
    paper)

15
Requirement 6
  • Using three different methods (other than
    matches), build and light three fires.

16
Requirement 7
  • Do the following
  • A) Show five different ways to attract attention
    when lost.
  • B) Demonstrate how to use a signal mirror.
  • C) Describe from memory five ground-to-air
    signals and tell what they mean.

17
Requirement 8
  • Improvise a natural shelter. For the purpose of
    this demonstration, use techniques that have
    little negative impact on the environment.
  • Spend a night in your shelter.

18
Requirement 9
  • Explain how to protect yourself from insects,
    reptiles, and bears.

19
Requirement 10
  • Demonstrate three ways to treat water found in
    the outdoors to prepare it for drinking.

20
Requirement 11
  • Show that you know the proper clothing to wear in
    your area on an overnight in extremely hot
    weather and in extremely cold weather.

21
Requirement 12
  • Explain why it usually is not wise to eat edible
    wild plants or wildlife in a wilderness survival
    situation.

22
Next Steps
  • Fill out merit badge application form
  • Review requirements
  • Build your wilderness survival kit before the
    campout and have it approved
  • Turn in your homework. We will complete numbers
    6,7,8,10 on the campout

23
Wilderness Survival Stations
Fire Starting
Water Purification
First Aid
  • Lighters
  • Water proof matches
  • Metal match/spark
  • Flint steel
  • Chemical
  • Filtration
  • Boiling
  • Electricity
  • Magnification
  • 1st Class Reqs
  • Dr. Long

Signaling
Shelter
  • Light or reflecting
  • Fire
  • Smoke
  • Ground-to-air
  • Instant, Natural, Constructed
  • Materials
  • Techniques
  • Shadows
  • Flags
  • Noise
  • Contrasting colors/shapes

24
Wilderness Survival Timetable
  • 700 am Wake up
  • 730 am Breakfast
  • 900 am Begin stations
  • Noon Lunch
  • 130 pm Stations complete Begin shelters
  • 330 pm Shelters complete
  • 530 pm Dinner
  • 800 pm Campfire
  • 1000 pm Lights out
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