Each question = 4 pts.
75 pts. to pass/100 points possible.
1. Sharpen your knife on an oiled sharpening stone.
2. Hold the blade at a 30 degree angle to
3. How many hands are used to properly close a knife? Two.
4. Don’t carry a knife with the blade open.
5. Close the blade before handing the knife
to a friend.
6. Cut away from you to prevent injury.
7. Keep your knife dry, sharp, and clean
at all times.
8. List eight of the 12 areas of an ax.
Handle, butt, shoulder, eye,
head, face, toe, blade, bit, heel, belly, knob.
9. How do you fix a loose ax head? Soak the ax head in water for
a couple of hours.
When you get home drive a wedge into
the head of the ax.
10. When honing an ax rub a dry whetstone against
the ax blade in a circular motion.
11. What does bucking a log mean? Cutting through it. (Usually into
one foot pieces.)
12. What is the procedure for filing an ax? Check your
13. Safe cutting with an ax requires clearance of an area at least
how far all around?
Grab the ax by the head. Slowly
swing the ax at arm’s length all around and above you.
14. List two reasons for not driving an ax into the ground. Chip.
Rust. Dull it.
15. How many people are allowed in an ax yard at any time? One.
16. When an ax is not in use, what should be done with the blade?
Sheath it or put it in a chopping
17. Describe the contact method for chopping a stick. Check
18. Describe the contact method for splitting a stick. Check
your handbook. :-)
19. Ax safety: Rest when you are tired. Sheath
it when not in use. When passing an ax to someone,
hold the handle near the knob
with the head down.
20. A saw will cut wood twice as fast as an ax.
21. Hold the wood firmly in place and use long, smooth
22. When you have permission to clear a campsite of saplings,
saw them off just above ground level.
23. Name two kinds of camp saws. Folding saw, bow saws.
24. What kind of file is used to sharpen a saw? Ignition
25. Write the Outdoor Code and explain what it means.
As an American, I will do my best
to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with
fire, be considerate in the outdoors, and
be conservation minded.
Check your handbook for the meaning.
(Hey, you gotta read once in a while.)
Well, did you pass with flying colors?
Or did you discover that you don't know it all?
Ready for the Firem'n Chit Test?
Yea! I'm ready!