English Vocabulary for Survival

Learn Survival Vocabulary in English

This is a lesson to help you learn common words relating to survival and camping in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

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Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "survival" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

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"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "survival" category:
  • rope, shovel, sleeping bag, tent, water bottle, axe, binoculars, compass, cooking pot, first aid kit, flashlight, hiking boots, life jacket, lighter, map, matches, penknife, radio
rope

rope

  • A rope is a long, sturdy cord or string that is used for various outdoor activities, such as tying knots, securing tents, or climbing.
  • When camping, it's important to have a reliable rope for tasks like hanging a bear bag to keep food safe from wildlife.
  • Some people enjoy practicing knot-tying skills with a rope for fun and practical use.
shovel

shovel

  • A shovel is a digging tool with a long handle and a flat, scooped blade used for tasks like digging holes, moving dirt, or clearing snow.
  • Campers and hikers might carry a compact shovel in their gear to dig fire pits or create trenches for drainage.
  • Shovels are also useful for gardening and construction projects.
sleeping bag

sleeping bag

  • A sleeping bag is a portable insulated bag designed to provide warmth and comfort for sleeping outdoors, especially during camping trips.
  • When camping in colder weather, it's essential to choose a sleeping bag that offers adequate insulation to stay warm at night.
  • Sleeping bags often come with zippers for easy access and packing.
tent

tent

  • A tent is a portable shelter made of fabric or material supported by poles or a frame, used for camping and providing protection from the elements.
  • Setting up a tent is a common part of the camping experience, offering a cozy place to sleep under the stars.
  • Tents come in various sizes and designs, from small backpacking tents to larger family-sized options.
water bottle

water bottle

  • A water bottle is a container designed to hold and transport water, ensuring that campers and hikers stay hydrated during outdoor adventures.
  • Reusable water bottles are an eco-friendly choice, reducing the need for single-use plastic bottles.
  • It's essential to refill your water bottle at clean water sources or carry a purification method when camping in remote areas.
axe

axe

  • An axe is a sharp-bladed tool with a wooden or metal handle used for chopping wood, cutting branches, or splitting logs.
  • Campers often use an axe to prepare firewood for cooking and keeping warm.
  • Using an axe requires caution and proper technique to ensure safety while working with sharp tools.
binoculars

binoculars

  • Binoculars are optical devices with two lenses that allow you to see distant objects more clearly and magnify them for a closer view.
  • When birdwatching or observing wildlife while camping, a pair of binoculars can enhance the experience.
  • Choose binoculars with the right magnification and lens size for your specific outdoor activities.
compass

compass

  • A compass is a navigational tool that uses a magnetic needle to indicate the direction of north, helping campers and hikers find their way in the wilderness.
  • When exploring unfamiliar terrain, a compass can be a valuable tool for maintaining your sense of direction.
  • Understanding how to read a compass and use it with a map is an essential skill for outdoor enthusiasts.
cooking pot

cooking pot

  • A cooking pot is a metal or ceramic container with a lid, designed for cooking food over a campfire or portable stove.
  • Campers often use a cooking pot to prepare meals like soups, stews, and pasta while enjoying the outdoors.
  • Make sure to choose a cooking pot that is durable and suitable for the type of cooking you plan to do.
first aid kit

first aid kit

  • A first aid kit is a collection of medical supplies and equipment used to provide basic medical care and treat minor injuries while camping or hiking.
  • It's important to carry a first aid kit in case of accidents, cuts, burns, or other unexpected injuries during outdoor activities.
  • First aid kits typically include items like bandages, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, and pain relievers.
flashlight

flashlight

  • A flashlight is a handheld portable light source that uses batteries or other power sources to produce a beam of light.
  • When camping at night or exploring dark areas, a flashlight is essential for illumination and safety.
  • Some flashlights are designed for outdoor use and are water-resistant or rugged to withstand challenging conditions.
hiking boots

hiking boots

  • Hiking boots are specially designed footwear with sturdy soles and ankle support, ideal for hiking and trekking in various terrains.
  • Wearing proper hiking boots provides comfort, stability, and protection for your feet during outdoor adventures.
  • It's important to choose hiking boots that fit well and are suitable for the type of terrain you plan to explore.
life jacket

life jacket

  • A life jacket, also known as a personal flotation device (PFD), is a buoyant garment designed to keep a person afloat in water and prevent drowning.
  • Boaters, kayakers, and swimmers wear life jackets to ensure safety while on or near the water.
  • It's crucial to have the right size and type of life jacket for your water-based activities.
lighter

lighter

  • A lighter is a small and portable device used for igniting flames, such as those needed for campfires, stoves, or candles.
  • Campers and outdoor enthusiasts often carry a lighter as a reliable fire-starting tool.
  • There are various types of lighters, including disposable lighters and refillable ones.
map

map

  • A map is a visual representation of an area, showing geographic features, landmarks, and routes, often used for navigation during outdoor activities.
  • When hiking, camping, or exploring new places, a map can help you plan your route and stay on track.
  • Maps can be paper-based or digital, and some include topographic details for outdoor adventures.
matches

matches

  • Matches are small sticks with a combustible tip that can be struck against a rough surface to create a flame for starting fires.
  • Campers often carry waterproof or windproof matches as a reliable fire-starting method in various weather conditions.
  • Using matches requires caution and proper fire safety practices while camping.
penknife

penknife

  • A penknife, also known as a pocket knife, is a small folding knife with one or more blades, designed for various tasks such as cutting, slicing, and outdoor use.
  • Many campers and hikers carry a penknife as a versatile tool for cooking, crafting, and general utility.
  • It's important to use a penknife safely and maintain its sharpness for effective use.
radio

radio

  • A radio is an electronic device that receives and plays audio broadcasts, including music, news, and talk shows.
  • People often bring a portable radio when camping to enjoy music, stay informed about the weather, or listen to their favorite programs.
  • In addition to traditional radios, there are digital radios and online streaming services that offer a wide range of content.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.