Survival Dictionary

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There are 19 names in this directory beginning with the letter J.
J Hook:
Named after the way it looks, most tents come with a set of J hooks to hold the edges of the tent down by pegging them to the ground. A cord attaches the tent to the hook or the hook itself is inserted into the tent tie-outs.

Jacked Up
Screwed up, ruined, in trouble.

Jamming Knot
A knot that is difficult or impossible to untie.

Janus
God of beginning and choices in Greek mythology.

Japanese Water Stone
A set of stones that absorb water and are used to grind, sharpen and hone knife blades. They come in different grit, from coarse to fine.

Javelin
A heavy spear designed primarily to be thrown, as a ranged weapon. It is almost always thrown by hand, unlike the bow and arrow and slingshot, which shoot projectiles from a mechanism.

Jellyfish
Free swimming marine animals consisting of a gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell (for locomotion) and trailing tentacles (to catch prey). Found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Large, often colourful, jellyfish are common in coastal areas. They have existed for possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal. Jellyfish stings range from a twinge to tingling to agony. Most stings are not deadly, but stings of some species can be deadly causing anaphylaxis. Medical care may include administration of an antivenom.

Jerky
Meat when stripped of fat, sliced into thin pieces and dried to remove moisture. This enables the meat to last longer by preventing spoilage. Jerky can be prepared by air drying, smoking or through dehydrating machines.

Jesus Slippers
Sandals or flip-flops for sanitation in showers.

Jetties
Boulders used to protect coastal inlets from sand erosion.

JHW
Jersey Heavy Wool, old-style thick military sweater.

Jib
A triangular staysail at the front of a ship.

Jika-tabi
A type of outdoor footwear worn in Japan. Also known as tabi boots, they are modelled on tabi, traditional split-toe Japanese socks. Like other tabi, jika-tabi have a divided toe area so that they can in theory be worn with slip-on thonged footwear, but they are heavy-duty, and resemble boots.

John Wayne Toilet Paper
Toilet paper that is rough, tough and takes shit from no one.

Jonah
A sailor or passenger who carries a jinx, one whose presence brings bad luck and endangers the ship.

Jugaad
Jugaad is a typical colloquial Hindi term, literally meaning a hack. It represents innovative fixes. It also refers to a person who can solve issues with creativity. An Indian McGyver.

Jumar
Popular brand of ascenders used to climb on a rope.

Jungle
Land overgrown with tangled vegetation at ground level, especially in the tropics. Typically such vegetation is so dense that movement rquires cutting the way through.

Jupiter
God of the skies in Roman mythology.


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    The term “survival kit” may also refer to the larger, transportable survival kits ready by survivalists , known as “bug-out bags” (BOBs), “Individual Emergency Relocation Kits” (PERKs) or “get out of Dodge” (Good) kits, which are packed into backpacks, or even duffel bags. These kits are developed especially to be more simply carried by the person in case alternate forms of transportation are unavailable or impossible to use.

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