Below You will find a quiz to see how well you would fair in a survival situation.
Although I did try and cover all scenario’s some of the quiz will not apply to everyone. Have fun with this!
1) Does each person in your family have a Bug-Out Bag which can sustain basic needs for 72 hours?
2) Do you and your family have a plan detailing where to meet after a disaster (if your home becomes unsafe)?
3) Do you have a basic first aid kit in your home and in your vehicle?
4) Do you have one gallon of water per person per day stored in the event of an emergency?
5) Do you know how to treat contaminated water to make it safe to drink?
6) Do you have an alternative water source? Or, if you get your water from a well, do you have means to operate this well if the power is out?
7) Do you have a plan for dealing with waste if the water is cut off and the toilet can’t be flushed?
8) Do you have a plan and supplies for what to do for personal hygiene?
9) Do you have a battery-operated or wind-up radio to use for information and updates if the electricity goes out?
10) Do you have back up-batteries for powered devices (tools, cell phone, flashlight, radio, etc.) in the case of a power outage?
11) If the electricity is out, do you have an alternate way to cook food and heat water?
12) Do you keep cash, or other valuables for bartering?
13) Do you have basic fire starting skills? Do you have the tools to start a fire?
14) Do you know how to stay warm without a fire, how to stay cool without air conditioning?
15) Do you know how defend yourself and your family?
16) Do you have at least 3 days of food on hand for each person in your family and for all pets/livestock?
17) After a collapse if there wasn’t a way to buy food, do you have the means to produce a garden?
18) Do you have the knowledge, supplies, and skills to plant a garden?
19) Do you have the knowledge and ability to hunt, dress, and prepare wild game or fish?
20) Do you keep your gas tank at least half full at all times?
What Does Your Score Mean
Each question is worth 5 points.
Survivor (18+ answers): If you scored 90% or more, you’re a Survivor. You’re pretty much prepared for any eventuality and will most likely survive and thrive. You are probably a leader and don’t mind helping others to overcome difficult situations.
Laborer (16-17 answers): If you are 80% to 89% prepared, you’re a Laborer. You’ve got a few basic preparations to make, but you’re well on your way. Keep it up.
Beginner (15 or fewer answers): If you score 79% or less, you are a Beginner In the event of a disaster, meeting your basic needs is going to be very difficult. Thankfully, you’re already thinking about these things and can begin to prepare now.
wow,eye opener, Suni! I know I am still learning, but I thought I was better prepared than that, but I realize I still have a long way to go!
Well done, Suni. Excellent brain food for today!
The only one I’m weak on is #19, I can hunt it, but I leave the messy work to the menfolk; they actually LIKE it, I think! You know, male bonding time and all…
grammyprepper, This quiz is designed to make you stop and think about things we normally take for granted. To make you aware of possible weak points in our prep’s. I did not score 100% on this either but I work on my weak points. In my opinion to be a “prepper” is a way of life from now on. It isn’t anything we ever finish, we just get better and better as time goes on. I do hope it helps identify possible things we can work on now while there is still time to improve.
servantheart; While I do not really like doing #19 I can. The first time I field dressed a deer I became quit ill several times during the process. I was shown a better way to clean the deer and it was less messy. I had rather be the one cooking the it but just in case I needed to be the one to clean it, I can.
Well, not 100% but I’m a survivor.
Out West the men would generally field dress, bring it home and the rest was up to the womenfolk. Hunted for years and field dressed all my own; don’t like it, but it’s part of hunting.
Wonderful quiz, thank you Suni!
“Prepping” used to be just a common sense way to live. Prepare for the worst and pray for the best.
A little weak perhaps on what we have in our BOB, but still would rate 100%. Takes work to keep all things up-to-date.
Good Q Suni. I hear you Bev, that was how it was in my family growing up. Now a days I do must of it myself from (A-Z), Prepping is what I do, self reliant is what I am. I made survivor on your list, but I need to improve, since moving to Texas. I am at 90 day supply with my goal of reestablishing my 1 year stock rotation. As we get older i have to upgrade or adapt my limitations though in my head I feel the I am the same guy.
During this time of year I look forward to the baking sale to load up on my staples and process as many pumpkins and apples as I can get my hands on
Badger359, I too live in TX and I understand getting older and having to adapt. My mind keeps saying you can do this, however my body says IDIOT you knew you were to old to try that. Since we (hubby and I) are getting older we try and do what we can and learn different ways to do the other things. It does take us longer now but we are working smarter not harder.
Good quiz Suni. Thanks for putting it together. Like most, not 100%, but it helps and reminds us where we need to improve.
Thank you Suni, since I am new to Texas, what kind winter do I prep for? are they Montana winters or CA. In Ca San Jose area, some rain, wind and cold and local flooding in areas and black outs. But I don’t have to deal with freezing temps, ice and snow.
Well Badger359, it really depends on what part of the state your in. Because Texas is such a large state the weather is quit different. Example; TX Panhandle has very cold and brutal winters lots of snow and wind. Deep South TX have very mild winters with hardly any freezing weather. Far West Texas can get cold but usually dry Far east TX I am not really sure about as I have never spent a winter there. I do know that Dallas area gets quit cold and lots of moisture be it rain or snow and a lot of ice. So it really depends. Where I live gets cold sometimes down to -10 but it doesn’t stay that way but maybe a day or two and the temps will go back up around the low 40’s and 50’s our winter is usually only about 6 weeks long. Welcome to TX and I hope you enjoy the state, we have a lot of good people here but there are some ole’ geezers as well.
Well I did better than expected now I’ve got our BOBs sorted. I’m still just a laborer mostly because of the water problem. There is just no alternative water supply here to get us through the summer. Because of the way we have built on the block we cannot put in a well and there is no running water within bicycling distance. Any standing water is either fouled by ducks or is a mosquito problem – and that is 15 minutes away by bicycle. The only thing I’ve been able to do is to get three weeks supply of water at home which, if nothing else, will allow us to live 3 weeks longer than anyone else – well 2 weeks as I don’t expect we will be as rigorous as we should be in the first couple of days. Mind you we wouldn’t be able to water the garden in that situation and no water = no food in summer.
On the other hand I think our biggest risk is not a collapse of the power grid, nor TEOTWAWKI but a slow, insidious reduction of buying power at a time when we have a low income. That is our greatest focus.
Harriet, I total understand about the water. We (hubby and I) also have a water problem. We live in the high desert region of TX. and our summers are very hot. What we have done and it is still only a temporary solution is to store water in 55 gal drums, that are made for holding water. That and for my BD this last year hubby bought me a 1500 gal water container. Even with that, this is just temporary.
I thought I was doing better than I am according to the questions. Oops! better get busy. I only have about 65% accomplished.
Every time I think I’m “about done” I get an eye opener like this. Thanks for sharing. I am very pleased that last hunting season I learned to field dress deer. But good grief, Yuk!
Thx Suni. We live in Bedford, smack between Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington in the metroplex near highway (121/138). Our power got knocked out Sunday from a surge on our power pole from the yard of my neighbor in their backyard, loud droning sound with a huge bright light like a nuclear flash, lit my bedroom up about 9:30am. Told the wife lets use the opportunity to tests our preps. Power restored around 4pm
Proud of you MsKpreper. @ Harriet, I agree that is one scenarios I prep for . I try to keep tabs on things “intel” (news, weather, politics, economics, trends) etc. to help me be ready for developments and have a plan of action standing by. I am always able to brief my wife on details because they just plane stress her out
Sounds like you had a good trial run. You live about 6 1/2 hrs east of me Midland Area. Yep your gunna get cold this winter but good news is it wont last long :O)